Nikon D810 Digital SLR Body Only Camera, 3.2" LCD Monitor, 36.3MP FX-Format CMOS Sensor

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The Nikon D810 Digital SLR Body Only Camera takes its place as the high resolution option in the Nikon DSLR lineup. It features a 36.3MP FX-format CMOS sensor without an Optical Low Pass Filter for particularly sharp and detailed still imaging. With the addition of the EXPEED 4 Image Processor, performance speed is increased compared to the EXPEED 3 and noise is effectively reduced throughout the ISO range. Continuous shooting speed in FX format is 5 fps and in DX format hits a maximum of 7 fps. In addition, the full HD video capabilities of the D810 have been upgraded to include 1080p capture at 24, 30 and 60 fps. Also, the improved efficiency of the processor enables up to 1200 shots on one battery charge and 40 minutes of video recording. Low light performance has been upgraded thanks to a wide native ISO sensitivity range that runs from 64 to 12,800 and can be expanded from 32 to 51,200.

The advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX autofocus sensor offers 51 AF points with 15 cross-type sensors and Group Area AF enables five AF sensors to be used as one group. This is useful when shooting subjects that cannot be tracked easily by one AF point due to lighting conditions.

As a camera optimized for video capture, the D810 features recording in both FX and DX formats including simultaneous recording to memory cards and an external recorder as well as recording 60p output to an external recorder. The ISO range for video has also been expanded to run from ISO 64 to 12,800 and expand to 51,200. Automatic ISO adjustment in manual mode enables smooth exposure transitions. A built-in stereo microphone is supported as are jacks for an external mic and headphones. A selectable audio frequency range provides exacting control over sound recording.

A 3.2" LCD with 1,229K-dot resolution provides playback viewing and live view and improved coatings on the optical viewfinder components provide brighter images and more accurate colors. Live View function now includes split screen display zoom for stills and zebra highlighting display in video mode. Full aperture metering during live view for still shooting is supported.

Interval and time-lapse shooting feature exposure smoothing and the maximum number of images per sequence is now 9,999. Improved Picture Control settings now offer Flat Picture Control to enable maximum dynamic range and color adjustments in post-production.

The D810 utilizes dual media slots for both Compact Flash and SD cards and it provides a built-in flash with i-TTL metering as well as a hot shoe mount. A larger grip enables comfortable control for extended shooting and a secondary "i" button has been added to back panel for faster access to important settings.

36.3MP FX-Format CMOS Sensor without an Optical Low Pass Filter
Nikon's highest resolution sensor is housed in the D810 and by omitting the Optical Low Pass Filter, the sensor provides superior sharpness and detail. The sensor boasts fast channel readout, wide dynamic range, rich tones and improved imaging at high sensitivities.

EXPEED 4 Image Processor
The EXPEED 4 processor provides 30% faster performance over the EXPEED 3 as well improved low noise imaging throughout the ISO range. Support for 1080p video capture at 60 fps is featured and the processor's increased efficiency enables up to 1200 still shots and 40 minutes of video recording per charge.

Native ISO Range of 64 to 12,800
The improved ISO range compared to the D800 enables more effective low light imaging and the ISO can be expanded from 32 to 51,200.

Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX Auto Focus Sensor
Versatile AF Modes of 9, 21 and 51 points and 3D tracking enable fast, precise auto focus control. AF sensitivity down to -2 EV is effective in low light and 15 cross-type sensors are compatible with AF NIKKOR lenses with open aperture of f/5.6 or faster. Eleven central focus points work with an open aperture of f/8. Improvements include upgraded 'lock-on', expanded 'store by orientation,' and more options for AF mode restrictions.

Group Area AF
Group Area AF enhances subject detection and tracking in challenging lighting conditions or when shooting comparatively small subjects against a high-contrast background by grouping and monitoring 5 individual AF points. The 5-point AF area can be shifted across the 51-point array as your composition changes.

RAW Size S
Accelerate your workflow with Nikon's RAW Size S file format which delivers 12-bit uncompressed Nikon NEF files that enable faster image transfer and smoother post-production.

Continuous Shooting
In FX mode, the D810 can shoot up to 5 fps and in DX mode it can capture up to 7 fps when utilizing the MB-D12 battery grip with AA batteries.

Reduced Vibration for Sharper Imaging
The D810's shutter/mirror box architecture and electronic front-curtain feature improve overall image clarity. The shutter/mirror mechanism reduces image shake for a steady viewfinder image with minimal blackout during high-speed shooting. When activated, the electronic front-curtain shutter reduces the risk of blur in even subtle details by minimizing internal vibrations during exposure.

Quiet Continuous Mode
A redesigned Sequencer/Balancer Mechanism enables Quiet Continuous Mode for near silent sequential shooting.

Picture Control
In addition to standard, neutral, vivid, monochrome, portrait and landscape, image control options have been expanded to include Flat Picture Control which is geared for shooting in RAW modes and for video capture when adjustments will be made in post-production. Also, a clarity option has been added to all Picture Control settings and better control over Picture Control is enabled by fine 0.25 steps.

Full HD 1080p Video Capture in 60/30/24 fps
Video recording is supported in both FX and DX formats with an ISO range from 64 to 12,800 and expandable to 51, 200. Simultaneous recording to memory cards and to an external recorder is now supported. Auto ISO adjustment is possible in manual mode for smooth exposure transitions. Nikon's 3D noise reduction reduces random noise, distortion and flicker when filming at high sensitivities. Zebra mode on the camera monitor shows you exactly where highlights are. A built-in stereo microphone as well as jacks for external microphone and headphones are provided. You can fine-tune audio levels in isolation both before and during recording and select the sound range (wide/voice).

3.2" LCD Monitor with 1,229k-dot Resolution
A high resolution LCD provides detailed playback viewing and live view capture with color balance and brightness control. A split screen display zoom for still shooting lets you compare two enlarged points in the image for sharpness and exposure.

Optical Viewfinder
Improved coatings on the optical components render brighter and more accurate color and the Organic EL information display makes it easier to make adjustments under bright/dim conditions.

Interval Timer/Time-Lapse Shooting
Exposure smoothing is supported in time-lapse and interval shooting modes and the number of recordable images has been increased to 9,999.

Both a built-in flash and hot shoe mount are supported with i-TTL metering, as is a flash sync terminal. The built-in flash offers commander mode for wireless control of up to two groups of off-camera flash units.

CF and SD Card Slots
Two card slots are supported for versatile image storage and smoother workflow. One CF card slot for high-speed UDMA 7 cards and one SD card slot for high-speed, high-capacity SDXC and UHS-I cards allow you to use one card as back-up or place still images on one card and video on the other or RAW on one and JPEG on the other.

Form Factor
A deeper hand grip improves handling and a secondary "i" button has been added for easier access to important settings. A durable magnesium alloy body with extensive weather and dust sealing ensure the D810 is moisture- and dust-resistant.

The Nikon D810 is commonly used for Landscapes, Portraits and more.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Best Uses:
Landscapes (6),Portraits (4),Landscape (3)

Nikon D810 Specifications

Lens Mount
Nikon F
Camera Format
Full-Frame (1.0x Crop Factor)
Actual: 36.8MP
Effective: 37.09MP
Max Resolution
7360 x 4912
Aspect Ratio
Sensor Type / Size
CMOS, 35.9 x 24.0 mm
File Formats
Still Images: JPEG, RAW, TIFF
Movies: MOV, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: Linear PCM
Bit Depth
Dust Reduction System
Memory Card Type
Focus Type
Auto & Manual
Focus Mode
Continuous-servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)
Autofocus Points
51, 15 cross-type
Viewfinder Type
Viewfinder Eye Point
17.00 mm
Viewfinder Coverage
Viewfinder Magnification
Approx. 0.70x
Diopter Adjustment
- 3 to +1 m
Display Screen
3.2" Rear Screen LCD (1,229,000)
Screen Coverage
Diagonal Angle of View
Exposure Control: ISO Sensitivity
Auto, 64-12800 (High Sensitivity Mode: 32-51200)
Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 30 - 1/8000 seconds
Mirror Lock-Up
Metering Method
3D Color Matrix Metering, Center-weighted average metering, Spot metering, Highlight Weighted
Exposure Modes
Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority
Metering Range: EV 0.0 - EV 20.0
Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps)
White Balance Modes
Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Natural White), Fluorescent (Warm White), Fluorescent (White), Incandescent, Preset Manual, Shade
Flash Modes
1st Curtain Sync
Rear Curtain/Slow Sync
Rear Sync
Red-eye Reduction
Slow Sync
Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction
Built-in Flash
Maximum Effective Flash Range
Up To 39' (11.89 m)
Guide No.
39' (11.89 m) ISO100
Max Sync Speed
1 / 250 sec
Flash Compensation
-3 EV to +1 EV (in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps)
Dedicated Flash System
External Flash Connection
Hot Shoe, PC Terminal, Wireless
Video Recording
File Size
1920 x 1080p (Full HD)
1280 x 720p (HD)
Frame Rate
at 1920 x 1080: 60 fps, 30 fps, 24 fps, 50 fps, 25 fps
at 1280 x 720: 60 fps, 50 fps
Exposure Control
Auto: Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO
Manual: Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO
AV Recording: ISO Sensitivity
64 - 12800, Expandable to 51200
Continuous Auto
Video Clip Length
1920 x 1080
at 60 fps: 20 min.
1920 x 1080
at 50 fps: 20 min.
1920 x 1080
at 30 fps: 29 min. 59 sec.
1920 x 1080
at 25 fps: 29 min. 59 sec.
1920 x 1080
at 24 fps: 29 min. 59 sec.
1280 x 720
at 60 fps: 29 min. 59 sec.
1280 x 720
at 50 fps: 29 min. 59 sec.
Audio Recording
Built-in Mic: With Video, Stereo
Continuous Shooting
Up to 5 fps
Start-up Time
0.12 Seconds
Shutter Lag
0.052 Seconds
Self Timer
2 sec, 5 sec, 10 sec, 20 sec
Custom: 1-20 sec at 0.5, 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 sec intervals
Number of Shots: 1-9
Interval Recording
1/8" Headphone, 1/8" Microphone, HDMI C (Mini), USB 3.0
1x EN-EL15 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.0VDC, 1900mAh
Operating/Storage Temperature
Operating: 32 to 104deg.F (0 to 40deg.C)
Humidity: 0 - 85%
Dimensions (W x H x D)
5.70 x 4.80 x 3.20" (14.47 x 12.19 x 8.12cm)
31.04oz (879.96g)

Nikon D810 Reviews

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Most Liked Positive Review


Best dSLR I've ever owned!

I recently replaced my DX-format D300 with the FX format D810. What an incredible upgrade! Here are some highlights to the D810: 1. The form-factor was immediately more comfortable; the improved handgrip in particular feels more secure and therefore steadier in shooting. It's no surprise that button/control operation feels more sure and durable too. 2. At 36 megapixels, the D810 effectively functions as a medium-format digital, but at a fraction of the price. I can crop down to ~30% of full-f...

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I recently replaced my DX-format D300 with the FX format D810. What an incredible upgrade! Here are some highlights to the D810: 1. The form-factor was immediately more comfortable; the improved handgrip in particular feels more secure and therefore steadier in shooting. It's no surprise that button/control operation feels more sure and durable too. 2. At 36 megapixels, the D810 effectively functions as a medium-format digital, but at a fraction of the price. I can crop down to ~30% of full-frame and get a photo quality 8" x 10" print. 3. I love shooting in ISO 64 whenever possible! High ISO noise levels are vastly superior over the D300, which would degrade images markedly by ISO 800. 4. AF in single-point mode is considerably quicker and more precise; my D300 seeks more and does not adjust focus with slight camera movement on macro shots. 5. The monitor is noticeably brighter even in daylight, which should be especially useful in Live View. 6. The D810 has fantastic color rendition, especially at lower ISO. I find that "flat picture control" is excellent for shooting subjects such as polished metal in bright sunlight, without blowing-out the highlights. 7. The quieter/softer shutter produces noticeably less shake than either my D300 or the D800E. I already see the benefits in hand-held shooting, feeling less jar when I focus/shoot on close subjects. Moreover, the electronic front curtain shutter should reduce shake to nothing in macro photography. 8. The D810 not only produces 3X the image information, but much better image quality when down-sampled to the 12mp resolution of the D300. Obviously, the D810 is making far better use of max. resolution of top lenses such as the 105mm VR micro, the 24-70, and the 70-200. 9. Uploading my full-format NEF files off the card takes about 50% more time than my D300. That's no surprise, but I haven't seen much if any delay in opening/processing NEF files in Photoshop. Granted, my computer is a bit of a beast--an HP Z420 workstation w/ quad processors and 32gb ram, running a 1 TB scratch disk just for Photoshop files. 10. And I appreciate the fact that Adobe was quick to release the D810 DNG converter, Camera Raw upgrade 8.6, as well as the codec that makes D810 NEF files viewable within Windows Explorer.


Most Liked Negative Review


Just Announced in Japan D810 Defective

Nikon just announced that the D810 develops hot pixels with long exposures. A repair option is being launched in Japan. Us to follow soon. Had the same issues of a defective product with the D600. Maybe time to switch to Canon.

Reviewed by 37 customers


A Camera loaded with useful features


from Hampton, VA

I use the Nikon D810 for Landscapes, Portraits and Nature photography. Image quality is good and noise is low at higher ISO values. Battery life between charges is exceptional. The Nikon D810 has plenty of selections on the menu and navigating the menu is not too difficult. The camera comes with a thick user's manual that is very well written and explains each function.


Very happy with my Nikon D810


from Bakersfield

I upgraded from the Nikon D700 to the D810. At first, I wondered whether or not I should have made the purchase because, after all, the D700 is such a nice camera. The D700 has fewer megapixels and no video but it is faster than the D810. The D810. Has some features that I like such as richer color, subjective analysis, quieter shutter, two memory card slots, video and other features that I have yet to use but I will. One of the features I will use is the larger file size. This is important to me because I nearly always crop which means I will enjoy the ability to enlarge photos a bit more with less image degradation. I will keep my D700 as my backup camera but the D810 will be my primary camera, enjoyably so. For me, this purchase from Adorama has made me happy. Adorama's service is reliable, reasonable and reputable. I can rely on Adorama which is extremely important when making purchases that are as expensive as the D810. I am a very happy customer with this wonderful new camera.




from Indiana

Extraordinary piece of equipment. I've migrated over the past few years from the 7000 to the D800E to the D810. True, it's not a major makeover from the D800E, but the step up features as a whole have made a major difference in my photographic approach. Having shot fashion and beauty work most of my career, I've recently segued into real subjects. Although the enormous pixel count of the 800 line was a powerful draw for me initially, the D810 the metering and focusing capabilities have taken center stage, and the Group Focus option in particular is changing the way I see my shots. My hat's off to Nikon on this one.


Worthwhile Improvements Over the D800


from St Petersburg, FL

I love the focusing improvements over the D800 especially using telephoto lenses. Resolution is also better. Camera feels great in my hands. Quieter shutter is wonderful when shooting wildlife. Looking forward to making great prints from my raw files with my new favorite camera.


Exceeded Expectations


from Elk RIver, MN

Have used a D800 for several years. The new D810 is much better than I expected it to be. Many people said it was a little step up. It is more than that.


Awesome Camera


from Michigan

Used for nature photography mostly, especially bird photography. This makes photographing birds a snap. The speed and sharpness of the camera is unbelievable! Perfect in every way.


Much, Much More Than the Highly Touted 36MP


from Evans, Georgia

The Nikon D810's 36 MP sensor steals over 95% of the camera's attention, but this camera has many features that tend to be overlooked. It sports an impressive native ISO rating of 64-12,800. The exposure delay mode can be very handy when working with a tripod but without a cable release. The options in the menu tend to have a long learning curve but offer almost endless possibilities for customization. A caveat . . . the camera's menu is too sophisticated to be someone's first DSLR. If you insist on purchasing the D810 with little previous DSLR experience, you should hire a professional to spend a couple of hours with you to assist you with the settings. Better yet, ask the professional to copy his/her settings on a card and install them in your new camera. As to the 36 MP, you'll never need to shoot a pano in order to have a 40x60 print made. And shooting in DX mode with a 200mm lens will give you a virtual 2.35X multiplier and still with 18 MP! The 200mm lens becomes 470mm lens.


As good as it gets.


from Phoenix, AZ

After reading the reviews I had to try it! This is a perfect camera-for me. I shoot events and often need the low light capability as well as the extra reach of the DX crop sensor. But when I do a commercial shoot the high resolution is phenomenal. I just finished a commercial shoot that I needed not to use flash, so high ISOs. The D810 performed flawlessly at 1600 ISO, then 3200, then 6400, and even a few shots at 12,800. WOW! When editing these images I was simply excited to see the quality of every image. For a Nikon shooter the learning curve is small. As I do not do video I cannot speak to that function. The different formats are useful to me as I shoot headshots, 5x4, events at longer distance, 1.5x crop, and full frame full resolution for commercial. I like a lot!!!!


Great camera


from Oregon

This is the last camera I will buy. It does everything and does it better than anything else. RW




from Virginia Beach, Va

I used this primarily for wildlife and landscape with a 300mm F/2.8 lens with & without a 1.4 TC, The pictures were very sharp but only good light and being close. My big disappointment was the noise above 800 ISO. Low light capability was very poor on this camera and was returned. My D7100 is almost as good as this camera for clarity and was better in low light.


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Shopper  how well does it work for close shots?
DR. M  This camera take beatiful color pictures ,the red at the greens the blues are awsome if you want a excellent camera ,this is the one.
John L  Is the new Nikon D810 too slow at 5fps to be considered a pro camera for sports events? And is a 36 mp sensor overkill for such work? Thanks John
ROBERT B  John .., it depends on how much sports you want to shoot and how often you plan to do it .. The 36 MP full frame D810 is the clearest,, sharpest camera in the world ...when used with the best lenses...Yes there are faster cameras that won't take as clear or sharp a picture .., they are fast and more rugged than the D810 ... I have yet to see a true pro sports photographer with a D800 / E .., or a D810...that being said .., I can go to any sports event and not miss a shot with my D810 and it's focus system set for sports / ..action shots ... When you put a D810 into a DX mode will shoot at 6-7 fps and be perfectly clear ... Really PRO Cameras are Nikon D4S and double the cost ...Same with Cannon 6-7 thousand rage for the body ...6-8 fps. fully weather sealed,,more rugged than the D810... The Nikon D810 is for the Pro who is interested in Achieving the sharpest picture quality for a few shots over many shots where speed sacrifices the picture Sharpness and Quality ..Photo master pieces take time / technique ..some luck and of course a quality camera and lenses... No one needs 36 mega pixels for sports shots ...when 20 -24 MP will do ..
Shopper  Is this the US version?
LEI Q  Yes
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