Nikon reinforced the 800-series with the announcement of a new camera, the D810, two years after the company shook up the high-end DSLR market with the 36MP D800 and D800E. Both of the preceding models in the 800-series were superseded by the D810, which also improved upon the ‘AA filter cancellation’ gimmick introduced by the D800E by doing away with the need for one completely. The D810 may be purchased for the price of $2,796.95 as of the month of May in 2016.
Nikon D810 Price in USA
Aside from the anti-aliasing filter, the D810 is not in any way a reinvention of the widely used D800/E idea; yet, the new camera is more competent than its predecessors as a result of the handful of important upgrades that have been implemented. The D800 and D800E were well-known for having a wide Raw dynamic range; the ISO 64 setting of the D810 is an improvement on this. In Mup mode, pictures are guaranteed to be crisp thanks to an electronic front curtain shutter, and the improved mirror mechanism eliminates the image-softening effect of mirror slap. There have been improvements made to the Continuous AF algorithms.
Potential customers who have been debating whether or not to make the switch to full-frame photography will find the camera more appealing as a result of these and the many other enhancements. Although the D810 is not necessary a camera that you should sell your D800 or D800E for, it is superior to both of those earlier models in virtually every area and should be considered as such.
As a result of this, if it is necessary to combine two models into one, it makes perfect sense for the combined model to have the maximum feasible resolution, even if doing so increases the likelihood of moiré. One area in particular where the D800 lagged behind was in JPEG detail. JPEGs taken with the D800E seemed to be much crisper, and this was not merely due to variations in the OLPF. Although the results of our laboratory tests indicate that the D810 is more comparable to the D800E than it is to the D800 in this regard, the JPEG engine of the D810 is not the sharpest one available. Below you’ll find a list that we’ve developed that details the significant changes between the D810 and its predecessor.
Nikon D810 Specifications
|Body type||Mid-size SLR|
|Body material||Magnesium alloy|
|Max resolution||7360 x 4912|
|Other resolutions||FX: 5520 x 3680, 3680 x 2456; 1.2: 6144 x 4080, 4608 x 3056, 3072 x 2040; 5:4: 6144 x 4912, 4608 x 3680, 3072 x 2456; DX: 4800 x 3200, 3600 x 2400, 2400 x 1600|
|Image ratio w:h||5:4, 3:2|
|Effective pixels||36 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||37 megapixels|
|Sensor size||Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)|
|Sensor size notes||RAW (NEF) available at 12 or 14-bits, lossless compressed, compressed, uncompressed, large or small size.|
|Color space||sRGB, AdobeRGB|
|Color filter array||Primary color filter|
|Boosted ISO (minimum)||32|
|Boosted ISO (maximum)||51200|
|White balance presets||12|
|Custom white balance||Yes (6 slots)|
|Uncompressed format||RAW + TIFF|
|JPEG quality levels||Fine, normal, basic|
|File format||JPEG (Exif 2.3, DCF 2.0)RAW (NEF)TIFF (RGB)|
|Optics & Focus|
|Autofocus||Contrast Detect (sensor)Phase DetectMulti-areaCenterSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousFace DetectionLive View|
|Autofocus assist lamp||Yes|
|Number of focus points||51|
|Lens mount||Nikon F|
|Focal length multiplier||1×|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Screen type||TFT-LCD (WRGB)|
|Viewfinder type||Optical (tunnel)|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/8000 sec|
|Exposure modes||ProgramShutter priorityAperture priorityManual|
|Flash range||12.00 m (at ISO 100)|
|External flash||Yes (via hot shoe, flash sync terminal, wireless)|
|Flash modes||Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, redeye reduction, redeye reduction w/slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync|
|Flash X sync speed||1/250 sec|
|Drive modes||Single-frameContinuous low-speed [CL]Continuous high-speed [CH]Quiet Shutter ReleaseQuiet Continuous ReleaseSelf-timerMirror-up|
|Continuous drive||5.0 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (2, 5, 10, 20 secs for up to 9 shots)|
|Exposure compensation||±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||±5 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)|
|WB Bracketing||Yes (2-9 exposures in 1-3 increments)|
|Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p)|
|Videography notes||Uncompressed output over HDMI with simultaneous writing to memory card|
|Storage types||SD/SDHC/SDXC, CompactFlash (UDMA compliant)|
|USB||USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)|
|Wireless notes||via WT-5A or Eye-Fi|
|Battery description||EN-EL15 lithium-ion battery & charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||1200|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||980 g (2.16 lb / 34.57 oz)|
|Dimensions||146 x 123 x 82 mm (5.75 x 4.84 x 3.23″)|
|GPS notes||via GP-1 or GP-1A|
Because the Nikon D810 is one of the most well-rounded single-lens reflex cameras that we have ever evaluated, and because we have lived and worked with this camera for over two years, we are certain that it will continue to be relevant – and helpful – for many years to come. At ISO 64, the dynamic range of the D810 is comparable to that of a medium format camera, and it has more resolution than is necessary for practically any application. Its ergonomics, construction, and speed have been thoughtfully designed to make it as flexible in the field as it is in the studio. Although we do have some reservations, such as the fact that mirror and shutter shock can still be an issue in certain scenarios, particularly when combined with VR lenses, and that we wish focus was more reliable in low light, these do not unduly detract from the overall quality of the product as a whole.
- 5fps burst capture.
- Wide ISO range (32-51200).
- HDMI video output that is completely uncompressed.
- Sharp LCD in the back.
- Many different types of physical controllers.
- This sensor does not have a low pass filter.
- Dual card slots.
- Functions for the intervalometer and the time lapse.
- 1080p60 video capture.
- Fast 51-point autofocus system.
- Image sensor with a high resolution and a complete frame.
- 9 megapixels is the maximum for the small Raw mode.
- There is no Wi-Fi or GPS built in.
- The time lapse is restricted to eight hours.