The main strength of the Nikon D800e is its high resolution and incredible detail. This is all a result of it's revolutionary 36.3 Megapixel Sensor and EXPEED3 image-processing engine.
The camera delivers in other areas too. With an incredibly broad dynamic range, the D800e produces colorful high contrast imagery.
It also packs a wide ISO sensitivity range which results in beautiful results in low light conditions. This is a big plus to any photographer or videographer who wants to shoot with limited setup.
The D800 without a doubt delivers with stills photography, and it is also capable of recording in Full HD. So videographers and film-makers can also take advantage of the incredible resolution and image detail
This camera is capable of revealing incredible detail at a high precision performance. It also is a very sleek and fully integrated design resulting in easy handling. Overall, a very smart choice for any photographer or videographer.
So, what's the difference between the D800e and the D800?
Like it's cousin, the popular Nikon D800, you can expect quality results in photography or video with the Nikon D800e. While these two cameras are almost identical in all aspects internally and externally, the crucial difference between the D800 and the D800e is the negated Optical Low Pass Filter (OLPF) in the latter.
Instead of intentionally blurring the image as with the D800 and every other Nikon DSLR sensor, the D800e does not, allowing it to produce images with greater sharpness. However, an important consideration in choosing this camera over other camera's that utilize their OLPF is that a by-product of negating this blurring effect is the likelihood of introducing moire, color-shifting, and artifacts. Therefore, care should be taken when using the D800e as certain types of subjects are likely to induce these unwanted effects, such as highly repetitive and delicate patterns found in textiles or certain architectural features.
With this in mind, the photographer who uses the D800e should be prepared to shoot in very controlled environments such as a studio, with adequate lighting, choosing to use middle f-stops (roughly 5.6-11), using RAW (NEF) formats and a post-production process that allow for the removal of moire and false colors if needed.
If your shooting style can't easily faciliate these requirements, we'd highly recommend going ahead and shooting on the Nikon D800 (available here), but otherwise, if the D800e sounds like the ideal camera for you, get down to The Front and hire one today!
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