Nikon D800E review

What is Moiré?

Nikon D800E review - What is Moiré?

While moiré patterns weren't a problem with film thanks to the randomly distributed film grain, this phenomenon is brought about in digital photography due to the uniform layout of your camera's sensor, and occurs when shooting a fine pattern, such as textiles, architecture and other man-made, repeat pattern objects. Because these two uniform patterns overlap, they generate a third - moiré.


Martin Evening

Martin Evening

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Design 19/20
Image Quality 19/20
Performance 17/20
Value 17/20
Features 19/20
Overall Score 91%

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