Nikon D810 Overview
Nikon D810 combines the D800 and the D800E into a single model. The exciting new Nikon D810 will spark your creativity and capture images that astound you. The sheer number of changes is significant in all areas of performance; you will never look at image quality the same. There's no OLPF to get in the way of resolution, a lower base and higher ISO maximum and the EXPEED 4 image processor of D810 makes it 25-30% faster than its predecessor, the Nikon D800. The D810 offers an improved AF system and 1080/60p video with built-in stereo recording and also features an electronic shutter option and a redesigned mirror mechanism that reduces vibration.
For videographers, the D810 will become one of the most versatile additions to your arsenal. Nikon has taken the D810 to the next level including the ability to use the Power Aperture function while recording to flash cards, and to output uncompressed HDMI to an external recorder while recording compressed video internally. The Nikon D810 also features a power-saving, brighter rear-panel LCD with RGBW pixel structure, along with an improved optical viewfinder. With amazing energy efficiency and excellent new capabilities for all types of shooting, the D810 will expand your vision and make you rethink what is possible.
- 36.3 MP FX-format CMOS sensor
- No Optical Low Pass Filter
- 51-point AF system
- 5 fps in FX Mode
- 3.2" LCD Monitor
- Electronic Front Curtain Shutter
- ISO expandable to 51200
- EXPEED 4 Image Processor
- RAW Small Size option
- Full HD Video at 60/30/24 fps
- Multi-CAM 3500FX AF Sensor w/ 51 Points
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The Nikon D810 takes the HDSLR to the next level including the ability to use the Power Aperture function while recording to flash cards, and to output uncompressed HDMI to an external recorder while recording compressed video internally. The Nikon D810 also features a power-saving, brighter rear-panel LCD with RGBW pixel structure, along with an improved optical viewfinder. For professional videographers, the D810 offers high image quality and dynamic range on 1080p videos recorded uncompressed at 60, 60 30, 25 and 24p uncompressed to an external device or compressed to an internal CF or SD card or to both simultaneously. A new ISO auto adjust feature lets you move from dark to light scenes without changing iris or frame rate; you can change a depth of field using power hi-res control, and shoot in a flat picture style that enhances dynamic range and streamlines post-production.
Back to stills: The D810 will capture full resolution and 5:4 cropped images at up to 5fps, 6fps in 1:2 crop mode, and 7fps in DX crop mode. As with the D800, the D810 employs an advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX AF sensor with 51 focus points, including 15 cross-type sensors, 11 of which work up to f/8, plus a new Group Area AF. Nikon says it has virtually eliminated internal camera vibration caused by movements of mirror and other gear by using a new sequencer mechanism and electronic front curtain shutter. If you still aren't sure focus is accurate, you can zoom in 46x on the LCD monitor to spot-check focus.
Astrophotographers will be interested in the D810's unlimited continuous shooting capabilities which can produce star trail images. For time-lapse photography, the camera will keep shooting infinitely or at least until the battery dies or the memory card is filled. Highlight-weighted metering is designed for spotlit situations such as concert photography, and the pop-up flash can be called into action as a commander for Nikon's Creative Light wireless flash system. Files can be saved in a new uncompressed 12-bit RAW Size S, which is half the size of RAW size L and therefore saves time and storage resource. Since full-sized images are 36MP, this is a welcome added option since the 18MP images may be more than sufficient for most uses.