Nikon D800 is available for Pre-order!

Adorama and B&H have just posted links to pre-order the Nikon D800! Pre-order yours before they run out, which they will very soon, given the super-attractive price of $2,999 and the high demand for such a camera.

Please note that neither B&H, nor Adorama will charge your credit card until the camera ships.

Nikon D800
  1. B&H Photo Video – Nikon D800 for $2,999
  2. B&H Photo Video – Nikon D800E for $3,299
  3. Adorama – Nikon D800 for $2,999
  4. Adorama – Nikon D800E for $3,299


  1. 1) Chris
    February 6, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Placed order for D800E at bhphoto. $30 for ground shipping – what what?
    I hope they do not leave the package at the door.

    • February 6, 2012 at 10:25 pm

      Chris, I also placed mine right away :) Mine showed $25 for ground shipping!

  2. 2) Dave
    February 6, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Unfortunately the non-E model doesn’t have a “pre-order” button, yet.

  3. 3) Robert
    February 6, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Both are also available through Amazon.
    Placed order for D800E.

    Free shipping.

    • February 6, 2012 at 11:29 pm

      Robert, yes, looks like Amazon also has some links for pre-ordering.

    • February 6, 2012 at 11:54 pm

      Robert, B&H is now taking orders as well.

      • 3.2.1) Robert
        February 7, 2012 at 12:06 am

        Thanks Nasim.
        I’m in with Amazon on the body but it looks like B&H will still get something from me in the way of a Zeiss 35mm…

        • Profile photo of Nasim Mansurov Nasim Mansurov
          February 7, 2012 at 12:20 am

          No problem! Amazon might soon stop pre-orders, like they did with the Nikon D4.

  4. 4) Chris
    February 6, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    Now available on amazon

  5. February 7, 2012 at 4:32 am

    HI Nasim,
    Just ordered my D800 today, still considering the D800E idea as I take a lot of monuments, castles, churches etc for stock.

    Question if anyone can help?

    On the older non video bodies, you could hold down a button and record a short message that attached itself to the pic. I found this most useful for ttitling pics at a later date.
    Is this facility available on the D800? or can it be done via the video mode even when shooting stills only?


    • February 7, 2012 at 11:41 am

      Michael, you are talking about the audio record feature that is only available on Nikon pro bodies like Nikon D4. Unfortunately, Nikon D800 does not have it… I’m surprised that you actually used that feature – I have had the Nikon D3s pretty much since the day it was announced and I never used it!

      And if you take a lot of monuments, castles, churches – more than people, then the Nikon D800E would probably be more suitable for you.

  6. 6) sunnyj
    February 9, 2012 at 11:39 am


    First, Thanks for all the effort you put in to publish all these articles. You give us the extra push and guidance we need to take better pictures.

    I have couple of query,

    1. which is a good camera bag for the D800+Nikon 28-300mm VR. I may buy a 50mm/1.8 lens later. Is the shoulder bag a good choice (e.g. B&H # TA3345BG or B&H # NIGBDGD3100) or a backpack (e.g. B&H # LOFS200B) ?

    2. I may only own the 28-300mm VR; so is recommended that I leave the lens connected to the camera all the time so that I avoid dust while removing it multiple times?

    3. Also what is the best way to leave the lens connected to the camera e.g. if i go with the B&H # TA3345BG, the camera and lens will be vertical and if I go with the NIGBDGD3100 or LOFS200B it will be horizontal while at rest/stored.

    Can you help me out?

    Thanks a lot in advance.

  7. 7) Jacqueline
    February 11, 2012 at 4:27 am

    I’m about to pre-order my D800, but as I’m upgrading from DX to FX format I need to order lenses as well. I already have a 50mm 1.4, and have traditionally used my 18-200DX for day to day shooting. I was considering getting the FX 28-300 but have some concerns around speed and clarity.

    I mainly do portrait, with some landscape for good measure. Do you have a recommendation on the most cost-effective between the 85mm f1.4, the 105mm f2.8 or the 135 f2 if I was to just go prime? Or what do you think about the 28-300?

    I also want a wide angle for landscapes, and had thought of getting the 16mm fisheye for a combination of fun angles, as well as straightening it out in PP for more ‘normal’ wide-angle shots. If money wasn’t an option I’d love the 14-24mm but with new body and a lens or two I do have to be semi-reasonable.

    All advice much appreciated! Your post on Moire was great – very informative and helpful, thanks!

  8. 8) Mike
    February 13, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    I pre-ordered mine from Amazon about 30 min after the anouncement on Feb 6. I just got an order delivery date from Amazon.

    Not Yet Shipped:
    1 item – delivery estimate: January 4, 2013 – January 8, 2013

    Let’s hope this is a serious error in the estimated delivery date!

    • 8.1) Robert
      February 13, 2012 at 10:56 pm

      I ordered right about the same time as you, Mike.
      Just got the same email with same dates.

      Can’t be right.
      Can’t be.

      • 8.1.1) Mike
        February 13, 2012 at 11:07 pm

        No kidding. Otherwise I’d be buying it next year at next year’s price. I just hope I get mine before a vacation in April.

        • Robert
          February 13, 2012 at 11:10 pm

          Wow…you’d be close even with initial release dates, hope it works out.

 is blowing up with this now…seems an awful lot of people got this message.

  9. 9) mj
    March 1, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    i want to order the D800 in june. do you think they will be still available then? once they are released will demand increase of decrease? i’m worried about waiting to order, but don’t really have the funds now. thank you!

  10. 10) Daniel
    March 18, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    I want the D800E! It is a GREAT camera! The best FF Camera today, March 2012!

  11. 11) Bren
    April 20, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Here it is April 20, no camera to be found! This is crazy!

  12. 12) Bill H
    May 4, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    I found a Nikon D800E in stock at a camera store (Camera Corner) in Green Bay Wis. Another store, Murray Photo in Appleton, Wis, had 1 person on their D800E waiting list. Check for camera shops near you. Search by state and county. Do yourself and small businesses a favor and shop locally. You’ll pay the same price for Nikon products. A number of shops listed were already out of business.

    • 12.1) Bill H
      May 5, 2012 at 2:14 pm

      Oh, I bought the camera in Green Bay.

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