Nikon D800E vs Nikon D800: What You Need To Know Now

The Nikon D800E and Nikon D800 are both high resolution D-SLRs, with the same 36.3 MP sensor. The difference between the cameras is that the anti-aliasing filter (part of the low-pass filter structure in the camera) on the D800E has been optically disabled. 
 
Removing the anti-aliasing properties from the low pass filter results in improved image resolution, as the light is transmitted without being filtered through the lens onto the photodiodes in the image sensor. All other D800E functions and performance are the same as the D800; colour reproduction characteristics, infra-red coatings, anti-reflective coatings and image sensor cleaning functions are the same on both cameras. 
 

Nikon D800 vs D800E

 
The Nikon D800E is not suited to all users, but is intended for users who can control the conditions under which aliasing and moiré issues occur. Examples of use would be landscape and studio photography.

Anti-aliasing filters are incorporated in the low-pass filter to reduce the effect of aliasing and moiré patterns that can occur in digital images. Aliasing and moiré patterns are more noticeable with subjects that include high-frequency (finely-detailed) patterns. A side effect of incorporating an anti-aliasing filter is that it reduces resolution within the image

Nikon D800 D-Movies - Through The Lens

The Nikon D800 is more suited to general photography, for example wedding photography where the photographer is constantly adjusting to the shooting conditions and the subject matter is not controllable i.e. clothing is often a source of moiré patterns caused by finely detailed patterns.

 
Nikon D800
Strikes an ideal balance between sharpness and preventing the occurrence of false color and moiré for consistent performance
 
Nikon D800 Is Ideal For
• All shooting situations 
• Photographers shooting RAW (NEF), JPG or TIFF images 
• Photographers who do not want to adjust their workflow (via software) to reduce the occurrence of moiré and false color
 
 
The Nikon D800E
Slight increase in sharpness and resolution with increased occurrence of false color and moiré
 

Nikon D800/ D800E Product Video

 
 
Nikon D800E Is Ideal For
• Studio, commercial and still life photographers who can control their shooting conditions, lens selection and aperture choice, as well as use of software (Capture NX2) to reduce the occurrence of false color and moiré 
• Medium format photographers whose current digital system do not utilize an optical low pass filter 
• Shooting RAW (NEF)
 
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