D800 / D800E Feature Requests

Wouldn't it be cool if we could make our camera do ________ ?
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D800 1080p @ 60fps

Postby bigcee » Sun Feb 15, 2015 6:58 am

Is there a realistic future to have the D800 capable of 60fps at 1080p, for nice slow mo shots. Thanks.
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D800 Feature Requests

Postby max » Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:36 pm

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Live View Disable on D800E

Postby lebrill » Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:30 am

I am using the d800e in an underwater housing and the live view button is too easily triggered by pressure changes. Is there any way to completely disable that button / function in the menus or hacks?
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D800 Bracket settings

Postby Dariusz » Fri May 29, 2015 1:13 am


Amazing stuff I've read here. I was wondering. Is something that setting up custom bracket macro for liken 12 stops with different shutter speed and F stop an achievable by some one like me with medium Python experience or would I need to find and pay some one to get it done for me?


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Re: D800 Feature Requests

Postby Param » Tue Oct 20, 2015 1:15 pm


firstly thanks fo the discussion. It seems to me that focusing on high end dslr may be better. The features needed are 3fps, 6fps, 12fps, and yes 120fps would be great. I mean that is the mean game changer, variable frame rate for D800 as well as bit rate.. I think Adamoscar is bringing good points here.

More than happy to donate for such improvement.

WIshing all the very best.
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D800E crops

Postby masphoto » Sat Dec 26, 2015 1:27 pm

I would like to add a crop to my D800E. I want the sensor to use only the inside 12mm all the way across, cutting off 6mm from top and 6mm from bottom. I've been told the best way is somehow to tell the sensor to add black pixels to fill in the top and bottom spaces.

Can someone figure this out. I've been wanting this for a long time.

Additionally, I'd also like a square format, possibly instead of the 5/4.

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D800 bracketing with more than 1EV

Postby Lusche » Wed Dec 30, 2015 1:16 am


the D800 is a great camera, but the bracketing with a spacing of only 1EV is a disaster. For more than 1EV I always have to take a promote control and with this gimnik the frame rate within a series is only 2.5 fps and not 4fps. It would be nice if someone could tweak the firmware at this point.
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Re: D800 Feature Request

Postby Noosphere » Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:24 am

Hello. Im new here, so to be honest, im not really sure if its already done, but i cant find anything about it online.
My request is this: to be able to change master filename on the d800 from an ipad during tether, so they get stored directly on the camera with the new filename, and thus avoid downloading it to the ipad.
The background is that we have an D800 that we take pictures of powerlines with. Every picture has to be associated with a mast, and to make this process as easy as possible, i would like my ipad software to be able to change the master filename for every mast ex. 5 pictures on first mast would be aaa1 aaa2 aaa3 aaa4 aaa5. Next 4 pictures on mast nr 2 would be aab1 aab2 aab3 aab4.
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D800 720 50p

Postby mrjones » Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:59 pm

I have used the 64 hack for a while and it is great. Notable improvements. However I do use the higher frame rates often. How hard would it be to offer the higher bit rate on the 720 50/60p settings?

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Re: D800 / D800E Feature Requests

Postby odedia » Wed May 11, 2016 1:20 am

Great service to the community, great hacks.

My feature requests for the D800E are:

- Instead of having the 64/54/36mb setting replace the HQ 1080p video, have it replace the normal/low quality video setting. Most of us don't really use that option anyway, and it is often more useful to switch between regular factory bitrate to hacked bitrate. This would allow us to switch between the two without restoring the factory firmware.
- Ability to record 1080p in sensor mode - similar to the feature that is available in the Nikon D4. This essentially avoids line skipping which reduces video quality (at the expense of bigger crop factor).
- Ability to use Power Aperture WHILE recording. This is an amazing feature of the D800, but sadly it is useless because you can only use it BEFORE hitting the record button. The whole point of it is to have silent aperture during recording.
- Support for 1080p60fps? I guess that is unrealistic due to hardware constraints.
- Support for SLog? Again, probably unrealistic.

Thanks again for the hard work!
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