The 36.3 megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor provides an incredible level of detail and rich tones in any light with an exceptional wide dynamic range and high signal-to-noise ratio. The anti-aliasing no Optical Low Pass Filter will give your shots increased sharpness. Offering quieter shooting even in continuous mode, the Nikon D810 is powerful, producing exceptional imagery.
The redesigned mirror box and electronic front curtain in this D810 model reduces vibration for sharper imaging with minimal blackout during high-speed shooting. The shutter reduces image shake to minimise blur with a steady viewfinder image. Even the smallest details are sharp and in focus while internal vibrations are minimised during exposure.
The Nikon D810 51-point AF system offers faster, more accurate focus acquisition. You’ll be able to accurately track moving subjects, whether it’s a fleeting animal, a white-water rafter, a swimmer diving into the water or a fast-moving car, and capture it with precision.
Ensure you have a backup of your important images in the event of a memory card failure with Nikon’s dual SD card slots. Double your storage capabilities by running your cards in overflow. When you run out memory space on one card, just swap it out so you can keep continuing what you’re doing without running out of memory. Separate your files by assigning RAW images to one card and JPEG to the other.
With full HD 1080p video recording with frame rates up to 60 frames per second, the Nikon D810 produces exceptional high-resolution video. Full manual control is available over shutter speed, aperture, and ISO settings, along with auto settings and power aperture modes so you can take the control you need. Stereo inputs and outputs allow external audio recording and monitoring.
The Nikon D810, with its 3.2-inch LCD monitor, delivers 1,229k-dot resolution for clear images on the screen. The high resolution LCD produces brilliant playback of both stills and video with exceptional colour balance and brightness control. With a split-screen feature, you can zoom in and compare two separate points of your image to check for accuracy in sharpness and exposure.
|Camera Series||Nikon D|
|Image Sensor Type / Format||35mm Full Frame, CMOS|
|Pixels||Actual: 36.8 Megapixel
Effective: 37.09 Megapixel
|Max Resolution||7360 x 4912|
|Other Resolutions||7360 x 4912
5520 x 3680
3680 x 2456
6144 x 4080
4608 x 3056
3072 x 2040
4800 x 3200
3600 x 2400
2400 x 1600
6144 x 4912
4608 x 3680
3072 x 2456
6720 x 3776
5040 x 2832
3360 x 1888
|File Formats||Still Images: JPEG, RAW, TIFF
Movies: MOV, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: Linear PCM
|Focus Type||Auto & Manual|
|Focus Mode||Continuous-servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)|
|Autofocus Points||51, 15 cross-type|
|Metering Method||3D Color Matrix Metering, Center-weighted average metering, Spot metering|
|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|
|ISO Sensitivity||Auto, 64-12800 (High Sensitivity Mode: 32-51200)|
|Memory Card Type||CompactFlash
|Continuous Shooting||Up to 5 fps|
|Video Clip Length||Up to 29 min. 59 sec.|
|Audio Recording||Built-in Mic: With Video, Stereo
Optional External Mic: With Video, Stereo
|Display Screen||3.2" Rear Screen LCD (1,229,000)|
|Shutter||Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 30 - 1/8000 seconds
|Max Sync Speed||1 / 250 sec|
|External Flash Connection||Hot Shoe, PC Terminal, Wireless|
|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
|Remote Control||optional WR-R10 (requires WR-A10 adapter) or WR-1 wireless remote controller|
|Connectivity||1/8" Headphone, 1/8" Microphone, HDMI C (Mini), USB 3.0|
|Battery||1x EN-EL15 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.0VDC, 1900mAh|
|AC Power Adapter||EH-5b (Optional)|
|Operating Storage Temperature||Operating 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C) Humidity: 0 - 85%|
Try experimenting with the different autofocus modes to find the one that works best with your subject matter. Try Single Point for stationary subjects, add the 3D Tracking for erratic subjects, or try the Dynamic Point for slightly moving subjects.
Nikon’s new Highlight-Weighted metering mode is amazing for event photographers, helping to get the right exposure when your subject is lit by a strong spotlight or coloured lighting.
Are you back button focusing? By separating your focus and shooting buttons you’re able to maintain focus tracking between shots easier.
It’s definitely a good idea to have at least one extra EN-EL15 battery for backup. You never know just when your battery will fail you. You could be halfway through a wedding shoot or five miles into the wilderness. Whatever your situation, it is always worth having a couple of extra batteries on hand for peace of mind.
Due to the D810’s large file size, we recommend high-speed cards such as the Sandisk ExtremePro SD range to aid with the file transfer and not run into your buffer. Please note that the D810 can take the newer UHS-II SD cards but will write at slower speeds than if using the UHS-I high speed cards
Many different lenses will pair with the D810 perfectly, depending on what effect you wish to create in your images. The Nikkor 35mm f/1.4 and the Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 offer exceptional image quality and will pair well with the D810 to perform amazingly in low light situations.