Nikon D800 Greenish LCD Tint Due to White Balance Issue?

To me it appears to be an issue with the white balance and not the LCD.


I have been shooting with the Canon 5D Mark III and the Nikon D800 side by side a lot, and when I look at the scene I am shooting and then down at the LCD displays of the two cameras I can see the Canon looks accurate but every time the D800 looks like it has a greenish tint to it. Wondering if it is just the display and not a White Balance issue I decided to test it out.

To me it appears to be an issue with the white balance and not the LCD, please have a look at my test to see if I did this correctly.

Any Nikon shooters out there that can help me understand this better before I start really putting this cameras head to head?

I will try to contact Steve Heiner from Nikon but I don’t have his email address. When I talked to Steve at NAB he told me that the engineers in Japan know about it but have not commented on it yet. In the past couple of days I did read reports from bloggers that Nikon has commented on it that it is not an issue – I’m not sure if this is true or not since I am not a journalist by any means.

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