Last Updated on July 21, 2021 by PixelPluck
Nikon D810 Announced, available for Pre-order.
Two years after Nikon announced its high megapixel Nikon D800 and D800E, its time for Nikon D810. Nikon D810 has been officially announced. It is available here D810 FX-format Digital SLR Camera Body.
The D800 and D800E added to Nikon’s lineup of Nikon FX-format cameras in March 2012, drew great attention from professional and advanced amateur photographers as digital SLR cameras offering superior image quality nearly equal to that of medium-format cameras. Interestingly Nikon claims D810 to be the sharpest & best image quality in Nikon history.
This is the first digital SLR camera in Nikon’s history to offer a minimum standard sensitivity of ISO 64.
Note: Nikon D810 has been upgraded to Nikon D850.
Check out what the specifications say.
Nikon D810 Specifications
Key Specifications of includes:
- 36.3MP Full-frame CMOS sensor (no AA filter)
- ISO 64-12,800 (expands to ISO 32-51,200)
- Electronic first-curtain shutter and redesigned mirror mechanism
- New ‘RAW Size S’ 9MP Raw mode
- Expeed 4 engine
- Max 5fps shooting in FX mode, 7fps in DX (with battery grip + EN-EL18 / AA batteries)
- 3.2in 1,229k-dot RGBW LCD screen with customizable color
- OLED viewfinder information display
- Improved Scene Recognition System allows face detection in OVF mode
- ‘Split screen zoom’ display in live view allows horizons/lines to be leveled precisely
- 51-point AF system with new ‘Group Area AF’ mode (inherited from D4S)
- New ‘flat’ Picture Control mode (intended to appeal to videographers)
- Auto ISO available in manual exposure mode
- Zebra stripes for focus checking in video mode
- Uncompressed HDMI output with simultaneous recording to memory card
- Built-in stereo microphone
Nikon D810 vs Nikon D800
The major specification difference between Nikon D810 and D800/D800E are:
- 36.3MP full-frame CMOS sensor with no AA filter (D800E has effects of AA filter ‘canceled’)
- 5fps maximum shooting in FX mode (compared to 4fps in D800/E)
- New ‘Group Area AF’ mode (5 AF points can act together)
- Electronic first-curtain shutter and redesigned sequencer/mirror balancer to reduce vibrations
- New ‘highlight-weighted metering option (to preserve highlight detail in contrasty scenes)
- 1080/60p movie recording with built-in stereo mic (compared to 1080/30p with monaural audio)
- 3.2″ 1,229k-dot RGBW LCD screen (compared to 3.2″ 921k-dot RGB)
- Power aperture available while shooting video to SD/CF card (compared to only when using HDMI)
- The ability to record to memory card while simultaneously outputting video over HDMI
- New ‘flat’ Picture Control mode (intended for videographers who need broader dynamic range)
- Unlimited continuous shooting (previously 100-frame limit)
On the whole, the new Nikon D810 does not look like a completely new package but rather a redefined one. Nikon claims it to be the sharpest and best in terms of image quality which is a welcome fact but is a matter of field test.
You can read the detailed Nikon D810 and Nikon D850 tutorials here.