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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:23 pm 
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This question was in my mind from the day 1 i came to know about these cameras.

I am not an expert,, its only from the logical side

As far as i know, the only difference between D800 and D800E is the absence of Anti-aliasing in the hardware section, not so sure if there are any firmware difference, hopefully both will process the data in the same way

so, my question is, in a logic, avoiding 1 element( here the filter ) suppose to reduce the prize,,!!!
ironically, here the D800E drooped the same, but the cost of the product is higher??
how this happened?
Is that supposed to have a less prize tag for D800E?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:06 pm 
I guess the slightly higher price tag of the D800E is because Nikon manufactures less unit of thes model compared to the D800, therefore manufacturing costs are liable to be a bit higher in spite of the D800E lacking the anti-aliasing filter.

This i just a guess of mine though, perhaps it's just some marketing strategy, and the "logic" of those things slips through my fingers every time I try to grasp it... :mrgreen:


PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:00 pm 
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As far as I know there isn't NO filter but a much thinner "modified" filter in front of the sensor. So there isn't even less stuff built in :D

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:27 pm 
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The D800E has the same parts in it as the D800: The AA-filter is just built in a way with the D800 that eliminates the slight blurring effect. So the bom (bill of material) is principally the same but as the piece-counts of the "reversed AA-filter" in the D800E is much lower than the "normal AA-filter" of the D800 the price is higher.

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