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Taken at ISO 200 using an aperture of f/8, this shot has bags of detail, but the exposure had to be reduced by 1EV to get the colour looking right.

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The D800's AF system had no trouble keeping up with this cyclist peddling at full-speed.

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Nikon's Matrix metering was fooled by the light subject and under-exposed this shot.

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A Levels adjustment in Photoshop has brightened the image and retained the atmosphere.

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Including so much sky in this image fooled the Matrix metering into under-exposing, but as the image below shows, there plenty of information in the foreground so it can be lightened effectively.

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Five minutes work with Photoshop has brightened the foreground while retaining the darkness of the approaching storm in the sky.

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Taken at ISO 2500 and in low artificial light, this image has more noticeable noise than some taken at higher sensitivity settings in more natural light.

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Taken at ISO 200, f/8 and 1/125, but exposure was compensated by -1EV to retain the tonal gradation in the sky.

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There's plenty of detail in the brickwork of these buildings.

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The delicate details of the blossom have been captured well in this ISO 200 image.

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The dark foreground mean that -1EV exposure compensation was required to get this image just right when Matrxi metering was used. There's plenty of detail in those shadows.

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The JPEGs straight from the Nikon D800 display an impressive colour range - this image was shot on Auto White Balance.

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We needed to boost the exposure compensation by +0.7 to capture this scene.

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Lots of detail has been resolved in this image, while colours are also naturally represented.

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This image displays the very restricted depth of field effects that are possible when using a full-frame camera such as the D800.

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This image was shot using the Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 G lens.

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In this image shot at f/8 you can really see the amount of detail that is able to be captured by the D800.

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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.

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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.