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The Nikon D800E is one of the best digital single lens reflex in the World. With, in my opinion, the best sensor on the market, this camera is a no-brainer for any landscape photographer or anyone who prints big. It has a high pixel count, and very wide latitude, so lots of details in its photos. The D800E is the same camera as the D800, but without the optical low-pass filter (OLPF) in front of the sensor. So the D800E gives sharper results at the risk of getting moiré.
Made by the Nikon corporation, the D800E was manufactured in Japan from 2012 until the new D810 replaced it in 2014.
This camera is compatible with many lenses and accessories from Nikon.
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This camera is my workhorse, it's so good I use it for almost all my contracts. I used to pack one D800 and one D800E on assigments, but then I saw that I never had moiré, and I was pleased by the sharper images of the D800E, so I replaced my D800 with a second D800E.
The D800E produces huges files, so a fast computer helps.
On top of its high pixel count, the thing that impress me the most with this camera is its very good lalitude. It has the ability to capture details in highlights and shadows at the same time. Almost no need for HDR.
I used a Phase One DF645, a Pentax 645D and a Hasselblad H6D, and I compaired files. For image quality, the Phase One DF645 is obviously on top, but not far away is the D800E, then the . I'm pretty sure that the Hasselblad H6D is on par with the Phase One DF645. For example, a fashion photographer that needs the edge, that have the budget and the customers willing to pay, its good to stay in the medium format range. But for a diversified photographer working in both a studio and on the field, cameras like the D800E are the way to go.
I'm lucky enough to have 2 of these, and I regret nothing about them.
Money for money, if you need to print big, and if you need the versatility of a proven system with lots of accessories, go for the newer D810. If you need lower resolution, do not print big, and need more frames per second, avoid! Buy a Nikon D5 instead. Or a equivalent Canon camera, there's nothing wrong with that.