On test: serving huge Nikon D800 photos on the web

Nikon's new D800 SLR camera is the new leader in the autofocus class of SLRs.

It shoots enormous 36.3 megapixel images of 4912 width by 7360 pixels height (total 36,152,320 pixels).

So how does such a monster JPEG look when served on a web page? This test uses Sirv, which sliced the image into 914 tiles (256px square images) for fast serving.

Click up to 3 times to zoom:

The original image was 32,087kb, after conversion from RAW to JPEG format with maximum quality.

This photo was taken with the Nikon D800E, which gives slightly higher sharpness and resolution than the D800. The lens used was a Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 2/50 ZF.2 with focal length of 50mm, CCD width of 35.9, exposure 1/320, ISO 400.

Here's the D800 itself, also as a zoomable image. Click it:

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