NIKON D810 DSLR CAMERA


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Nikon D810 FX-format Digital SLR Camera

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Command performance

Where speed and accuracy converge

The D810 performs with astounding speed and precision. Capture 5 fps at full resolution and in 5:4 crop mode, 6 fps in 1:2 crop mode and 7 fps in DX-crop mode*. Enjoy tack-sharp focus—crucial in high-resolution images—thanks to an Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX AF sensor that uses 51 focus points, including 15 cross-type sensors, 11 of which work all the way to f/8, plus a new Group Area AF. Internal vibration has been nearly eliminated with a newly designed sequencer mechanism and Electronic Front Curtain Shutter system. You can even quickly spot-check your focus by zooming in 46x on the large 3.2-inch 1,229k-dot display with RGBW alignment and monitor highlights during video capture with zebra striping right in the display. The D810 is as nimble as it is precise.

*When using optional MB-D12 battery pack (for up to 100 jpeg shots)
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Liberating versatility

Thrilling new capabilities and inspiration

The D810 is a versatile camera for versatile shooters. Produce stunning star-trail images with unlimited continuous shooting—capture images for as long as your battery or memory card will allow. Create smooth, even time-lapse sequences thanks to new Exposure Smoothing. Preserve details in both the shadowy and bright areas of stage performances and other spot-lit situations with Highlight-weighted Metering. Use the D810’s pop-up flash as a Commander for Nikon’s Creative Light System—a major convenience for location photographers. Save your files in a new 12-bit uncompressed RAW size S* format that’s half the size of RAW size L. Wherever your passion and inspiration takes you, the D810 will follow.

*In-camera RAW processing or some retouch options, such as image overlay, cannot be applied.

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The most advanced EXPEED yet

Nikon’s EXPEED image processing concept enables superior performance in Nikon cameras. The new EXPEED 4 design takes that performance even further—30% faster than its predecessor, 25% faster frame rates (5 fps), a wider ISO range of 64-12,800 with low noise throughout, smooth gradations, a wide dynamic range, optimizations for 1080 60p video, greater energy efficiency and more.
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Outstanding handling

A deeper grip ensures stable handling, even for small hands. A brighter viewfinder offers ~100% frame coverage, 0.7x magnification and high contrast organic EL information display for easier visibility. The scratch- and shock-resistant TFT LCD display has wide viewing angles and enhanced visibility in sunlight. Its color can be calibrated to match an external monitor, and a new split-screen feature lets you monitor two different points of a scene side-by-side to ensure proper leveling or focus.
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Built for tough projects

The D810 with magnesium alloy, stringently tested weather and dust sealing, a shutter that’s been tested to 200,000 cycles, longer battery life, and advanced in-camera editing like NEF (RAW) processing, distortion control, image overlay and more, makes the D810 as reliable on the road as it is in the studio.
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Creative freedom

Every superb NIKKOR lens tells a new story, from fast primes to versatile telephoto zooms. With optional Nikon Speedlights, lighting is as powerful and comprehensive as you want it to be, while pro-grade Wi-Fi® transmitters and remote controls streamline workflow in the studio or at a remote location. Draw the most from RAW files with the new Capture NX-D software, or tailor your images and customize your picture control settings with the optional Picture Control Utility 2. Unleash the full potential of the D810.

Create your new masterpiece with the exquisite Nikon D810. From delicate textures to high-speed movement, this all-versatile 36.3-megapixel camera is ready for anything.

With a redesigned FX-format sensor, ultra-wide ISO range, and EXPEED 4 image processor, you get unprecedented sharpness, sumptuous tonality, and reduced noise across all sensitivities.

Flagship AF performance, a burst rate of up to 7 fps, and Full HD movie recording at 1080/60p ensure you’re free to capture any kind of scene with rigorous precision. Nikon’s Picture Control 2.0 provides exceptional in-camera image processing/optimisation flexibility.

36.3-MP FX-FORMAT SENSOR

The all-new sensor without an OLPF offers the ultimate in image detail. Boasts fast channel readout, wide dynamic range, and clean performance at high sensitivities.

EXPEED 4

Boosts the camera’s overall performance to a whole new level. Vastly improves image rendering and ISO performance, and allows higher frame rates when shooting movies.

UP TO 7 FPS BURST RATE

Capture fast-moving subjects with incredible flexibility. Shoot uncompromised full-resolution images at up to 5 fps. Shoot 15.3-MP images at up to 7 fps in DX crop mode.

EXTENSIVE ISO RANGE

In a first for a D-SLR, the D810’s ISO range starts at ISO 64 for cleaner, better-defined images. Shoot at up to ISO 12800, or extend the range from 32 to 51200 ISO (equivalent).

CINEMA READY

Record Full HD (1080p) movies at 50p/60p. Access the full light sensitivity range, from ISO 64, while filming, and control shutter speed, aperture, and audio levels, too.

FLAGSHIP AF PERFORMANCE

Boasting the same AF system as Nikon’s D4S, the D810 delivers the ultimate in high-resolution precision. Offers fast acquisition and improved background isolation even in challenging lighting conditions with the new Group Area AF mode.

RAW SIZE S

Accelerate your workflow with Nikon’s RAW Size S file format. Delivers richly graded 12-bit uncompressed Nikon NEF files that enable faster image transfer and smoother post-production.

PICTURE CONTROL 2.0

Ease post-production with Flat setting for maximum dynamic range; fine-adjust detail with Clarity: Picture Control 2.0 makes it easy to define parameters so you can perfectly reflect your creative vision whether shooting stills or video.

SIX HOURS WITH THE NIKON D810 – NIKON UK AMBASSADOR JOHN WRIGHT

Sharp and steady: the D810’s shutter/mirror box architecture and electronic front-curtain feature ensure the sharpest possible results. 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 micro-blur in even subtle details by minimising internal vibrations during exposure.

Picture Control evolves: take complete control over sharpening, contrast, brightness, hue, and saturation when shooting stills and video. Shoot with the Flat setting for the ultimate freedom in post-production: retain all the details and preserve rich tonal information in both highlights and shadows. Use the Clarity setting to precisely adjust contrast and differentiate fine structures.

Colour-tune monitor: the anti-reflective 8.0-cm (3.2-in.), 1229k-dot RGBW LCD monitor allows you to push the colour balance and brightness in any direction to suit your personal workflow preference.

Split-screen display zoom: check levelling and sharpness with complete precision using the Live View split-screen zoom. This feature lets you compare two points in the image: each point is enlarged and displayed on the split screen. Accessed via the camera’s i button, this function is ideal for architectural or product shot photography.

Multi-CAM 3500FX 51-point AF system: fine-tuned for ultra-high resolution images. Configurable in 9-point, 21-point, and 51-point coverage settings and sensitive down to -2 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F). Advancements include improved lock-on, expanded ‘store by orientation,’ and options for AF mode restrictions. Fifteen cross-type sensors in the centre are compatible with AF NIKKOR lenses with open aperture of f/5.6 or faster, and 11 central focus points work with an open aperture of f/8.

Group Area AF: experience enhanced subject detection and tracking. Group Area AF mode constantly monitors five different AF fields, offering improved acquisition and background isolation when shooting subjects that are comparatively small and close to a high-contrast or distracting background. The 5-point AF area can be shifted across the 51-point array as composition demands.

Multi-area D-Movie: for moviemaking in diverse conditions, D-Movie offers broadcast-quality video in multiple frame formats. The D810 records Full HD (1080p) movies in FX and DX formats at 50p/60p frame rates with markedly reduced noise, moiré, and false colour. It offers clean HDMI out, plus simultaneous capture of full-resolution footage in-camera and on an external recorder.

Moviemaking freedom: take complete control over footage while filming. You can set sensitivity from ISO 64 all the way up to ISO 51200 (equivalent) in M mode, and the Auto ISO function lets you configure the maximum ISO settings you want to work with. Nikon’s 3D noise reduction reduces random noise, distortion, and flicker when filming at high sensitivities. Zebra mode shows you exactly where highlights are blown on the camera monitor.

High-fidelity audio control: superior audio control improves sound recording and offers greater overall flexibility. A stereo microphone input and an audio out let you fine-tune audio levels in isolation both before and during recording. You can select the sound range (wide/voice), and wind noise can be reduced when recording with the built-in microphone.

Fast, durable, responsive: the D810 starts up in approximately 0.12 seconds and boasts a shutter release lag of just 52 ms. The Kevlar/carbon fiber–composite shutter unit is tested to 200,000 releases and a shutter speed of 1/8000 to 30 s, with flash synchronisation at up to 1/250 s.

Unlimited continuous shooting: capture countless JPEGs and produce spectacular light-trail photography. Shoot in continuous release mode with a shutter speed of 4 seconds or slower, and you can record as many high-quality JPEGs or NEFs as your media cards and battery life allow. With an extremely short time gap between each exposure, you can seamlessly join shots of star trails or taillights to beautiful effect, using third-party software.

Total Digital Imaging System: draw out the full potential of the D810’s 36.3-MP sensor with the wide range of NIKKOR lenses. With their exceptionally high resolving power, NIKKOR lenses meet the demands of photographers in every field. Also fully compatible with Nikon’s industry-leading Creative Lighting System, the D810 works with a range of versatile Speedlights for creative flash photography on or off-camera.

High-capacity EN-EL15 battery: ultra-compact and lightweight lithium-ion rechargeable battery with a capacity of 1900 mAh (7.0 V). Capture up to 1,200 still images¹ on a single charge.

Storage media: two card slots for a smooth shooting experience. 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.

Durable magnesium alloy body: extensive weather and dust sealing ensure the D810 is moisture and dust resistant.

Wired and wireless connection: the D810 supports Ethernet and wireless LAN. To connect, use the optional UT-1 Data Transmitter together with the WT-5 Wireless Transmitter.

 

Nikon D810 Specs

Imaging
Lens Mount Nikon F
Camera Format Full-Frame (1.0x Crop Factor)
Pixels Actual: 37.09 Megapixel
Effective: 36.3 Megapixel
Max Resolution 7360 x 4912
Aspect Ratio 3:2
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 14-Bit
Dust Reduction System Yes
Memory Card Type CompactFlash
SD
SDHC
SDXC
Focus Control
Focus Type Auto & Manual
Focus Mode Continuous-Servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)
Autofocus Points 51 (15 Cross-Type)
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder Type Pentaprism
Viewfinder Eye Point 17.00 mm
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.70x
Diopter Adjustment -3 to +1 m
Display Screen 3.2″ Rear Screen LCD (1,229,000)
Screen Coverage 100%
Diagonal Angle of View 170.0°
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 64-12800 (High Sensitivity Mode: 32-51200)
Shutter Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 30 – 1/8000 Seconds , Bulb Mode
Mirror Lock-Up Yes
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
Flash Modes Auto
First-Curtain Sync
Off
Rear Curtain/Slow Sync
Rear Sync
Red-Eye Reduction
Slow Sync
Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
Built-in Flash Yes
Maximum Effective Flash Range Up To 39′ (11.89 m)
Guide No. 39′ (11.89 m) ISO100
Max Sync Speed 1 / 250 Second
Flash Compensation -3 EV to +1 EV (in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps)
Dedicated Flash System iTTL
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe, PC Terminal, Wireless
AV Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC
File Size 1920 x 1080p (Full HD)
1280 x 720p (HD)
Frame Rate @ 1920 x 1080: 60 fps, 30 fps, 24 fps, 50 fps, 25 fps
@ 1280 x 720: 60 fps, 50 fps
Exposure Control Auto: Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO
Manual: Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO
ISO Sensitivity 64 – 12800, Expandable to 51200
Focus Auto
Manual
Continuous Auto
Max Video Clip Length 1920 x 1080 at 60 fps: 20 Minutes
1920 x 1080 at 50 fps: 20 Minutes
1920 x 1080 at 30 fps: 29 Minutes, 59 Seconds
1920 x 1080 at 25 fps: 29 Minutes, 59 Seconds
1920 x 1080 at 24 fps: 29 Minutes, 59 Seconds
1280 x 720 at 60 fps: 29 Minutes, 59 Seconds
1280 x 720 at 50 fps: 29 Minutes, 59 Seconds
Audio Recording Built-In Mic: With Video (Stereo)
Optional External Mic: With Video (Stereo)
Performance
Start-up Time 0.12 seconds
Shutter Lag 0.052 seconds
Self Timer 2 Seconds, 5 Seconds, 10 Seconds, 20 Seconds
Custom: 1 – 20 Seconds at 0.5-, 1.0-, 2.0-, 3.0Second Intervals
Number of Shots: 1 – 9
Interval Recording Yes
Connectivity 1/8″ Headphone, 1/8″ Microphone, HDMI C (Mini), USB 3.0
Wi-Fi Capable Yes (with Optional Transmitter)
Power
Battery 1 x EN-EL15 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.0 VDC, 1900 mAh
AC Power Adapter EH-5b (Optional)
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity: 0 – 85%
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.7 x 4.8 x 3.2″ / 146.0 x 123.0 x 81.5 mm
Weight 31.041 oz / 880 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 4.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.7 x 6.6 x 6.1″

 

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