Thanks to the guys at PC Magazine ,I got my hands on a Nikon D800. PC Magazine has tied up with Nikon to promote a new campaign titled “Hands on with the Nikon D800″. As a part of this campaign, they contacted me to try out the camera and give them my take on it. I didn't pause for even a second to say "hell yeah!" when they called!
I couldn't wait to see what the 36MP sensor on this camera could do. Unsurprisingly the resolution completely blew me away. I had never seen anything like it. The detail was absolutely stunning.
|100% crop of the first image in the post.|
The other thing that I was eager to experiment with was high ISO. Much has been said about the D800's low light and high ISO performance; I wanted to see for myself - and you should too. Below are a bunch of 100% crops straight out of the camera. (I just realised that I only tested the camera upto ISO 1600 and for some strange reason, not beyond)
|ISO 640 Full frame|
|ISO 640 - 100% crop|
|ISO 800 - 100% crop|
|ISO 1600 - 100% crop|
My verdict... the high ISO performance is superb! Plenty of detail and decent colour even at 1600.
I was overall, very impressed with the camera. Its ergonomics and control layout is familiar and intuitive. I love that they have made the live view button very accessible and easy to use.
PC Magazine made a few videos of me blabbering on about this camera. Have a look!
Thanks to Gulf Photo Plus for letting me use their studio. Hit up GPP if you are interested in photography workshops at all levels.. they also have a nifty equipment store and a really cool space in Al Quoz, Dubai.
Now Mr. Nikon.. please sell me one of these beauts!! PLEASE!