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Brian Tobey

Last Updated: February 09, 2012 | By Patrick Young Email Google+

CP PLUS 2012 | Nikon Coverage

Nikon CP Plus

Nikon CP Plus
Nikon D4 Angle

NIKON D800 | D800E

The CP+ is the world premiere of the recently announced Nikon D800. It was originally going to be announced in 2011, but due to delays from Thailand floods, it was announced on February 7th 2012, featuring a full 36MP image sensor.

The CP+ show is great fun and Nikon was one of many photography manufacturers at the show. Canon had a large presence with an impressive setup showing off their long 800mm lens.

Everyone was extremely friendly and welcoming. Nikon had several D4’s and D800’s to get your hands on. Additionally on display were some of the core internals, like the new Expeed 3 processing circuit and the bare metal frame of the D800. Although we were not permitted to take sample shots, the look and feel of the D800 was awesome and definitely a step up from the D700.

Also I did not see the D800E available at the show. Not that it is any different on the exterior other than the label, it would have been nice to hold it.

Nikon D800 Internal Frame

Nikon Expeed3

Nikon D800 Angle


The Nikon D4 is an entirely different concept than the D800, although it features many similarities in its internal sub components. The D4 is a high speed, low-light, professional digital SLR, capable of anything thrown at it.

The D4 is probably the most comfortable camera ergonomically I have ever experienced. The controls are placed with nearly every photographer’s needs in mind. Read the full review at the Nikon D4 Review.

It was released with the Nikon 85mm f/1.8G. Click the image below to enlarge.

Nikon D4 Review

Nikon D4 Internal Frame


At the show there was a Nikon 1 booth to show off the features of the Nikon V1 and Nikon J1. There was not a tremendous amount of activity as most attendees focused on the newer announced D4 and D800. For more information on the Nikon J1 see the Nikon J1 review.

Nikon 1 J1

Nikon D4 compare Nikon D800