Nikon D800 review: rose image

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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.