The article was aimed at lightweight cameras, not FF DSLR's
For a heavier camera, the lightest is a Gitzo GT-531 tabletop tripod and a RRS-25 Ballhead or a Gitzo G1077m ballhead, which will be slightly heavier than a pound. A little heavier, but still lightweight, would be a GT-0531 or GT-0541 tripod. Those are full size, vs the tabletop size. Both should easily handle the camera as long as you're not using a huge lens, and if you have the scratch to spend on a D800, you should be willing to spend some more on a quality tripod.
The GT-531 is the same height as zipshot mini. The GT-0531/0541 are "full size".
I currently have a GT-0531 and a G1077M ballhead and i love it. It has a hook on the bottom so you can hang additional weight, making it so you can dampen the tripod "on demand" when needed (very windy conditions, etc.) without having to carry a heavier tripod.