As part of our image quality testing for the Nikon D800 we've shot our resolution chart.

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 100 the D800 is capable of resolving up to around 36 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files. It produces some of the best results we have ever seen from a full-frame SLR.

See a full explanation of what our resolution charts mean, and how to read them please click here.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

JPEG images

Nikon D800 review resolution ISO 50

Nikon D800 review: resolution ISO 50

ISO 50, score: 36 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon D800 review resolution ISO 100

Nikon D800 review: resolution ISO 100

ISO 100, score: 34 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon D800 review resolution ISO 200

Nikon D800 review: resolution ISO 200

ISO 200, score: 34 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon D800 review resolution ISO 400

Nikon D800 review: resolution ISO 400

ISO 400, score: 34 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon D800 review resolution ISO 800

Nikon D800 review: resolution ISO 800

ISO 800, score: 32 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon D800 review resolution ISO 1600

Nikon D800 review: resolution ISO 1600

ISO 1600, score: 30 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon D800 review resolution ISO 3200

Nikon D800 review: resolution ISO 3200

ISO 3200, score: 28 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon D800 review resolution ISO 6400

Nikon D800 review: resolution ISO 6400

ISO 6400, score: 28 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon D800 review resolution ISO 12800

Nikon D800 review: resolution ISO 12800

ISO 12800, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon D800 review resolution ISO 25600

Nikon D800 review: resolution ISO 25600

ISO 25600, score: 22 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Raw images

Nikon D800 review Resolution ISO 50

Nikon D800 review: Resolution ISO 50

ISO 50, score: 36 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon D800 review Resolution ISO 100

Nikon D800 review: Resolution ISO 100

ISO 100, sore: 34 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon D800 review Resolution ISO 200

Nikon D800 review: Resolution ISO 200

ISO 200: score: 34 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon D800 review Resolution ISO 400

Nikon D800 review: Resolution ISO 400

ISO 400, score: 34 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon D800 review Resolution ISO 800

Nikon D800 review: Resolution ISO 800

ISO 800, score: 32 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon D800 review Resolution ISO 1600

Nikon D800 review: Resolution ISO 1600

ISO 1600, score: 30 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon D800 review Resolution ISO 3200

Nikon D800 review: Resolution ISO 3200

ISO 3200, score: 30 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon D800 review Resolution ISO 6400

Nikon D800 review: Resolution ISO 6400

ISO 6400, score: 30 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon D800 review Resolution ISO 12800

Nikon D800 review: Resolution ISO 12800

ISO 12800, score: 28 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon D800 review Resolution ISO 25600

Nikon D800 review: Resolution ISO 25600

ISO 25600, score: 26 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Head of Testing, Cameras

Angela (Twitter, Google+, website) is head of testing for Future's photography portfolio, writing and overseeing reviews of photographic equipment for Digital Camera, Photography Week, PhotoPlus, NPhoto and Practical Photoshop as well as TechRadar's cameras channel. Angela has a degree in photography and multimedia and prior to joining Future in October 2010 was Amateur Photographer magazine's technical editor.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

News Reporter

Amy (Twitter, Google+, blog) is a freelance journalist and photographer. She worked full-time as the News Reporter / Technical Writer (cameras) across Future Publishing's photography brands and TechRadar between 2009 and 2014 having become obsessed with photography at an early age. Since graduating from Cardiff Journalism School, she's also won awards for her blogging skills and photographic prowess, and once snatched exhibition space from a Magnum photographer.