The D800E promises even sharper images than the Nikon D800, but with a couple of compromises. Do the benefits outweigh the negatives?
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.