The skinny: Full-frame DSLR with very high-resolution sensor and great video features
Price: $3000 (body only)
Release date: March 2012
Nikon's second full-frame DSLR announcement of the year, the D800 is built with wedding photography and fashion spreads in mind. The D800 can shoot 36-megapixel photos and 1080p videos, allows videographers to feed uncompressed video to a monitor or recording device via HDMI, and comes with a high-speed USB 3.0 connector for quick transfers of the camera's inevitably huge image files.
A second version of the D800, called the Nikon D800E ($3300), will arrive in April. The D800E will eliminate the D800's integrated low-pass filter, which Nikon says will boost image detail--albeit at the expense of a visible moiré effect in some images.