The Nikon D810 is a 36.3-megapixel professional-grade full-frame digital single-lens reflex camera produced by Nikon. The camera was officially announced in June 2014, and became available in July 2014.
|Type||Digital single-lens reflex|
|Lens||Interchangeable, Nikon F-mount|
|Sensor||35.9×24 mm Full Frame FX format CMOS, 4.88 µm pixel size|
|Maximum resolution||7360 × 4912 pixels|
|ASA/ISO range||64–12800, extended mode 32 to 51,200|
|Storage||CompactFlash (Type I, UDMA compliant) and Secure Digital (UHS-I compliant; SDHC, SDXC compatible and with Eye-Fi WLAN support)|
|Focus modes||Instant single-servo (AF-S); continuous-servo (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); manual (M)|
|Focus areas||Multi-CAM 3500FX 51-point AF|
|Exposure bracketing||2 to 9 frames in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1 EV steps, up to 8 EV range. Or 2 to 5 frames in steps of 2 or 3 EV, up to 12 EV range|
|Exposure modes||Programmed Auto [P], Shutter-Priority Auto [S], Aperture-Priority Auto [A], Manual [M]|
|Exposure metering||TTL 3D Color Matrix Metering III with a 91,000-pixel RGB sensor|
|Metering modes||Matrix, center-weighted, spot, highlight-weighted metering|
|Flash||Manual pop-up with button release Guide number 12/39 (ISO 100, m/ft)|
|Flash bracketing||−3 to +3 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1 EV; 2 to 5 frames in steps of 2 or 3 EV|
|Shutter||Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter|
|Shutter speed range||1/8000 to 30 s, bulb, X-sync at 1/250 s.|
|Continuous shooting||5 frames per second; 6 per second in DX and 1.2× crop modes; 7 per second with battery grip in DX and 1.2× crop modes|
|Viewfinder||Optical pentaprism, 100% coverage, approx. 0.70× magnification|
|Custom WB||Flat, Landscape, Monochrome, Neutral, Portrait, Standard, Vivid, Custom: Picture Control 2.0|
|WB bracketing||2 to 9 frames in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1 EV steps|
|Dynamic range bracketing||2 frames using selected value for one frame or 3 to 5 frames using preset values for all frames|
|Dynamic range compressor||Active D-Lighting: auto, extra high, high, normal, low or off|
|Rear LCD monitor||3.2 inch, 1229k-dot RGBW VGA resolution|
|Battery||Nikon EN-EL15a/EN-EL15 rechargeable lithium-ion battery|
|AV Port(s)||HDMI C (mini)|
|Data Port(s)||USB 3.0, Nikon 10-Pin|
|Dimensions||146×123×81.5 mm (5.75×4.84×3.21 in)|
|Weight||880 g (31 oz), 980 g (35 oz) with battery|
Compared to the former D800/D800E it offers an image sensor with a base sensitivity of ISO 64 and extended range of ISO 32 to 51,200, an Expeed processor with noise reduction with claimed 1 stop noise improvement, doubled buffer size, increased frame rate and extended battery life, improved autofocus – now similar to the D4S, improved video with 1080p 60 fps and many software improvements.
The D810 has now been succeeded by the Nikon D850.
- New 37.09 megapixel (36.3 effective) full-frame (35.9×24 mm) sensor with sensitivity of ISO 64–12,800 (ISO 32–51,200 boost) and no optical low-pass filter (OLPF, anti-aliasing filter)
- Improved microlenses with increased light gathering
- Nikon Expeed 4 image processor with improved noise reduction, moiré (aliasing) reduction and increased battery life to 1200 shots / 40 minutes video notwithstanding 30% higher speed
- Autofocus equivalent to D4S, also Group Area mode: uses five AF sensors together. Face-detection switchable with custom settings
- Highlight-weighted metering preventing blown highlights or underexposed shadows. Also Highlight Display with Zebra Stripes and full aperture metering during live view and video
- Kevlar/carbon fiber composite shutter with reduced lag, vibrations and shutter noise. Redesigned Sequencer / Balancer Mechanism for Quiet and Quiet Continuous modes
- Electronic front curtain shutter for further reduced vibrations enabling higher resolutions
- OLED viewfinder display
- Timelapse up to 9,999 frames, additionally timelapse videos. Timelapse / Interval Timer Exposure Smoothing
- Customizable 'Picture Control 2.0' options: Flat affecting dynamic range (preserve highlights and shadows), Clarity affecting details. Other settings affecting exposure, white balance, sharpness, brightness, saturation, hue; allowing custom curves to be created, edited, saved, exported and imported
- 3.2" 1229k-dot (RGBW, four dots per pixel: extra white dot) VGA LCD display with "Split-screen display zoom" function
- USB 3.0, HDMI C (mini), Nikon 10-Pin interfaces and 3.5 mm / 1/8″ stereo headphone + 3.5 mm / 1/8″ stereo microphone connectors
- "Superior" resistance to dust and water (Nikon claim)
- Nikon WT-4/WT-4A or WT-5/WT-5A (also UT-1 network) Wireless Transmitter for WLAN. Third-party solutions available.
- Nikon Wireless remote control or third-party solutions.
- Nikon GP-1 or GP-1A GPS Unit for direct GPS geotagging. Third-party solutions partly with three-axis compass, data-logger, bluetooth and support for indoor use are available from Solmeta, Dawn, Easytag, Foolography, Gisteq and Phottix. See comparisons/reviews.
- Nikon Battery grip or third-party solutions
- Various Nikon Speedlight or third-party flash units. Also working as commander for Nikon Creative Lighting System wireless (slave) flash.
- Third-party radio (wireless) flash control triggers
- Tethered shooting with Nikon Camera Control Pro 2, third-party solutions or open-source software and apps
- Other accessories from Nikon and third parties, including protective cases and bags, eyepiece adapters and correction lenses, and underwater housings.
- Nikon D810 animator's kit including the AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G, Dragonframe 3.5 software, power supply and cables
- Nikon D810 DSLR Filmmaker's Kit including three fast prime lenses, a portable HDMI recorder using "Pro" codecs, but not capable for storing uncompressed video, ME-1 Stereo Microphone, filters, batteries and cables
|Nikon D810 sample, review and user images, >20MPix. Google Image search|
|Nikon D810 large images at Flickr|
|Nikon D810 1080p sample, review and user videos: Google search|
On August 19, 2014, Nikon acknowledged a problem reported by some users, of bright spots appearing in long-exposure photographs as well as "in some images captured at an Image area setting of 1.2× (30×20)." Existing owners of D810 cameras were asked to visit a website to determine whether their camera could be affected, on the basis of serial numbers. Repairs would be made by Nikon free of charge. If bright spots still appear in images after servicing, Nikon recommends enabling Long exposure NR. Products already serviced have a black dot inside the tripod socket.
An astrophotography variant with a special infrared filter capable of deep red / near infrared and with special software tweaks like long-exposure modes up to 15 minutes, virtual horizon indicator and a special Astro Noise Reduction software was announced February 10, 2015. The D810A's IR filter is optimized for H-alpha (Hα) red tones, resulting in four times greater sensitivity to the 656 nm wavelength than the D810. In comparison, Canon's astrophotography DSLR's 20Da and 60Da Hα sensitivity was 2.5 times and 3 times (respectively) more than the standard 20D / 60D. The D810A additionally has 1.39 stops advantage due to the larger image sensor format – resulting in better than 2 stops sensitivity advantage giving over four times faster exposure times compared to the Canon 20Da/60Da.
|Nikon D810A sample, review and user images, >20MPix. Google Image search|
|Nikon D810A large images at Flickr|
|Nikon D810A 1080p sample, review and user videos: Google search|
Although the D810A can be used for normal photography, due to the deep red / near infrared sensitivity the in-camera white balance may fail in case of fluorescent light or difficult cases with very strong infrared light – requiring an external infrared filter. Nikon published an D810A astrophotography guide that recommends live view focusing with 23× enlarged selected areas and a gallery showing the mostly small effects to the color reproduction in "normal" photos.
A review concludes that especially the D810A long exposure noise is superior compared to the D800E and other Nikon fullframes, and shows effects of the increased H-alpha sensitivity. Color balance of "normal" photos seems mostly correct, except comparatively hotter objects with strong infrared radiation and a bit more purple in sunsets.
- Nikon D810 - D800/D800E Comparison Sheet Nikon
- Nikon D810 launched new 36.3-megapixel sensor
- Nikon D810 Buffer Size Photographylife
- Digital SLR camera D810: An effective pixel count of 36.3-million pixels for the sharpest, best image quality in Nikon history Nikon
- Eye-Fi Wi-Fi network: how it works Eye-fi
- PHOTTIX CLEON II Wired and Wireless shutter Phottix
- Solmeta Geotaggers Solmeta
- Dawn di-GPS Products Dawn
- EasyTag GPS and Wireless Bluetooth Modules Easytag
- Foolography Unleashed Bluetooth Geotagging Foolography
- Gisteq PhotoTrackr Plus for Nikon DSLR (Bluetooth) Gisteq
- Phottix Geo One GPS Phottix
- Nikon DSLR GPS Smack Down Results Terrywhite
- Review: Geotagging with Easytag GPS module (Nikon GP-1 compatible) Trick77
- Review: blueSLR Wireless Camera Control & GPS Geotagging Terrywhite
- Flash Units Compatible with Nikon's CLS including Wireless Master Dpanswers
- Nikon D810 animator's kit Nikon Cinema
- Nikon D810 FILMMAKER'S KIT Nikon Cinema
- Portable HD Field Recorder, Monitor, Playback And Playout Devices Atomos
- The world's smallest uncompressed video recorder Blackmagic
- Nikon D810 sensor review: New DxOMark leader DXOmark
- Nikon D810 tests, reviews, articles, ratings, and ranks NikonIndex
- Nikon D810 Review Imaging Resource
- Nikon D810A Review -- First Impressions
- "Digital SLR Camera D810A". Retrieved February 11, 2015.
- "DSLR for Astrophotography". Retrieved February 11, 2015.
- Dyer, Alan (September 2012). "The 60Da: Canon's Astrophoto DSLR". Sky & Telescope. 124 (3): 38–41. ISSN 0037-6604.
- Nikon D810A Shooting Guide: Astrophotography tips Nikon
- Nikon D810A Shooting Guide: Color reproduction of the D810A with non-astronomical subjects Nikon
- Fotograf Göran Strand: Nikon D810A Review Astrofotografen
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