Nikon D800 Sports Photography Score
Nikon D800 has a score of 82
for Sports Photography which makes it an EXCELLENT
candidate for this type of photography. It will satisfy all your need in Sports Photography, no need to look further for other cameras. Read our detailed Nikon D800 Review
Nikon D800 Sports Photography Detailed Analysis
Most outdoor sports games are held in all-weather, so your camera has to be ready for difficult conditions such as rain and snow. Exposure to dust and water splashes are also very common in sports. Fast Max shutter speed: 1/8000s
Nikon D800's 1/8000s shutter speed is fast enough to freeze any almost all sports action and is also helpful when you use a fast lens at largest aperture under bright sunlight. 15 Cross Type Focus sensors
Cross sensors are more sensitive to light and they lock faster and more precisely. 51 Focus Points
In sports photography , you keep continuous autofocus (AFC) mode on for tracking the subject and more focus means better tracking. Good Battery Life: 900 shots
In most sports events, you shoot at high speed for a long time and this drains the battery pretty quick. With a battery life of 900 shots per charge, you won't run out of juice or have to change battery very frequently in the middle of an event. Good Low Light ISO
A good high ISO performance is very important in sports photography in order to have a fast shutter speed. Good Ergonomics&Handling
With lots of external control and a good ergonomics, Nikon D800's body is very good for sports photography. Optical Built-in Viewfinder
During a sports shoot, using a viewfinder allows the photographer to stabilize the camera and reduce the camera shake since it is closer to the body. Besides, it comes handy where LCD screens are very hard to read under bright sunlight.
Average Continuous Shooting: 4.0fps
In the world of sports photography, faster is always better.
No Image Stabilization
Due to the lack of sensor based Image stabilization, Nikon D800 users have to rely on lenses with optical IS in order to maximize the sharpness of their sports photography photos. Currently there are native Nikon F mount lenses with Image Stabilization for Nikon D800.
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