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No... and you are confusing image resolution/quality with the marketing term 1080p IMO.

1080p is a marketing terms... it's actually terrible for image quality ~ hard to believe but it's true.

The best quality is one that will give you a 1:1 pixel resolution... meaning 1 pixel on the sensor = 1 pixel on your time. 

Your D800 has a sensor is 7360 x 4912 pixels... what happens when you take a 1080p image?  The camera performs some interpolation and shrinks your full resolution sensor 7360 x 4912 and make it fit into a (far from high resolution) 1080p image.  Voila... 1080p is not high definition because the data was shrunk and you lost resolution in the process.

The best quality is 1:1 pixel resolution so you need to forget all about those nice 1080p images your camera can produce... they are of lower quality compared to a 1:1 pixel resolution image.  Gotta love marketing departments.

So, here's the bad news... Most Canon can produce 1:1 pixel resolution with what they call live view 5x zoom.  This is not the case with Nikon; the live view zoom for most Nikons is not 1:1 pixel resolution.

Hope this makes sense.

 

 

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