The Nikon D810 is a 36.3- professional-grade produced by . The camera was officially announced in June 2014, and became available in July 2014.
Compared to the former / it offers an with a base sensitivity of ISO 64 and extended range of ISO 32 to 51,200, an processor with with claimed 1 noise improvement, doubled buffer size, increased and extended , improved – now similar to the , improved video with 60 and many software improvements.
- New 37.09 (36.3 effective) (35.9×24 mm) sensor with of ISO 64–12,800 (ISO 32–51,200 boost) and no (OLPF, )
- Improved with increased light gathering
- image processor with improved , () reduction and increased battery life to 1200 shots / 40 minutes video notwithstanding 30% higher speed
- Roughly doubled of D800/D800E
- (photo) increased to 5 fps FX (full-frame, up to 7 fps). Videos up to 60p / 50p fps
- Simultaneous video recoding on external recorder (, clean HDMI; up to 1080p60) and compressed on
- equivalent to , also Group Area mode: uses five AF sensors together. Face-detection switchable with custom settings
- preventing blown highlights or underexposed shadows. Also with Zebra Stripes and full aperture metering during live view and video
- / 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
- 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 to be created, edited, saved, exported and imported
- 3.2" 1229k-dot (, four dots per pixel: extra white dot) display with "Split-screen display zoom" function
- , (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 . Third-party solutions available.
- Nikon or third-party solutions.
- Nikon GP-1 or GP-1A GPS Unit for direct . Third-party solutions partly with three-axis , , and support for indoor use are available from Solmeta, Dawn, Easytag, Foolography, Gisteq and Phottix. See comparisons/reviews.
- Nikon or third-party solutions
- Various Nikon or third-party flash units. Also working as commander for Nikon Creative Lighting System wireless (slave) flash.
- 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 recorder using "Pro" codecs, but not capable for storing , ME-1 Stereo Microphone, filters, batteries and cables
At the time of its release, the Nikon D810 became the image sensor leader ahead of the and received many reviews.
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 variant with a special capable of 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 (Hα) red tones, resulting in four times greater sensitivity to the 656 nm wavelength than the D810. In comparison, Canon's astrophotography DSLR's and Hα sensitivity was 2.5 times and 3 times (respectively) more than the standard / . The D810A additionally has 1.39 advantage due to the larger – resulting in better than 2 stops sensitivity advantage giving over four times faster exposure times compared to the Canon 20Da/60Da.
Although the D810A can be used for normal photography, due to the deep red / near infrared sensitivity the in-camera may fail in case of 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 noise is superior compared to the D800E and other Nikon fullframes, and shows effects of the increased H-alpha sensitivity. of "normal" photos seems mostly correct, except comparatively hotter objects with strong infrared radiation and a bit more purple in .
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- Nikon Cinema
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- Dyer, Alan (September 2012). "The 60Da: Canon's Astrophoto DSLR". . 124 (3): 38–41. .