Nikon D810 Digital SLR Camera Review and Specifications

D810

Bottom Line:

If you want incredible photos AND incredible videos then the Nikon D810 is the camera for you.

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The Specs:

  •  1. The Sensor
    • Effective pixels: Approx. 36.3 megapixels
    • Approx. 35.9 mm x 24.0 mm CMOS sensor
  • 2. Compatible Lenses
    • Lens Mount: Nikon F bayonet mount
    • AF-S or AF lenses fully compatible
    • Compatible lenses as per the Nikon website
      AF NIKKOR lenses, including type G, E, and D lenses (some restrictions apply to PC lenses) and DX lenses (using DX 24 x 16 1.5x image area), AI-P NIKKOR lenses, and non-CPU AI lenses (exposure modes G and H only).
      Electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster (the electronic rangefinder supports the 11 focus points with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/8 or faster).
      IX NIKKOR lenses, lenses for the F3AF, and non-AI lenses cannot be used.
  • 3. Autofocus
    • 9, 21, 51 and 51 (3D-tracking) AF Points
    • Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); Continuous-servo AF (AF-C); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status; Manual focus (MF)
    • Focus modes:
      • Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A)
      • Continuous-servo (AF-C)
      • Face-Priority AF available in Live View only and D-Movie only
      • Full-time Servo (AF-A) available in Live View only and D-Movie only
      • Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder
      • Normal area
      • Single-servo AF (AF-S)
      • Wide area
  • 4. Video Features
    • MOV (MPEG-4 AVC / H.264)
    • Recording Size and (frame rate fps in parenthesis):
      • 1920 x 1080 (60/50/30/25/24 fps)
      • 1280 x 720 (60/50 fps)
    • Maximum Length of Continuous Video Recording: 20 minutes at highest quality, 29 minutes, 59 seconds at normal quality
  • 5. Image Features
    • File Formats: JPEG, NEF (RAW), JPEG + NEF(RAW)
    • Size in pixels:
      • FX-format
        (L) 7,360 x 4,912
        (M) 5,520 x 3,680
        (S) 3,680 x 2,456
      • 1:2 format (30 x 20)
        (L) 6,144 x 4,080
        (M) 4,608 x 3,056
        (S) 3,072 x 2,040
      • 5:4 format (30 x 24)
        (L) 6,144 x 4,912
        (M) 4,608 x 3,680
        (S) 3,072 x 2,456
      • DX-format
        (L) 4,800 x 3,200
        (M) 3,600 x 2,400
        (S) 2,400 x 1,600
  • 6. Performance
    • High Speed Continuous Shooting: Maximum 5 shots/sec.
    • EXPEED 4 processor
  • 7. Exposure Control
    • Exposure Modes: programmed auto with flexible program; shutter-priority auto; aperture-priority; manual
    • ISO 64 – 12,800
      Lo-1 (ISO 32)
      Hi-1 (ISO 25,600)
      Hi-2 (ISO 51,200)
    • Shutter Speed: 1/8000 to 30 sec, bulb
    • Flash X-sync at 1/250 sec.
    • Exposure Controls: Flat, Landscape, Monochrome, Neutral, Portrait, Standard, Vivid, User-customizable Settings
    • White Balance Settings: Auto (2 types), Choose color temperature (2500K–10000K), Cloudy, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent (7 types), Incandescent, Preset Manual, Shade
  • 8. Interface
    • 3.2 inch TFT monitor
    • 1,229,000 dots monitor resolution
    • 3.0 USB Hi-Speed
    • Headphone Connector
    • HDMI output: Type C mini pin
    • Stereo microphone input
    • Optional Wifi and GPS
  • 9. Power
    • One EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
    • Battery Life: 1200 shots (CIPA)
    • AC power optional with the EH-5b AC Adapter
  • 10. Body
    • Dual card slot: 1 slot SD, SDHC, or SDXC, 1 slot CompactFlash© (CF) (Type I, compliant with UDMA)
    • Viewfinder coverage:
      • FX (36×24): 100% Horizontal and 100% Vertical (Approx.)
      • 1:2 (30×20): 97% Horizontal and 97% Vertical (Approx.)
      • DX (24×16): 97% Horizontal and 97% Vertical (Approx.)
      • 5:4 (30×20): 97% Horizontal and 100% Vertical (Approx.)
    • Dimensions:
      5.8 in. (146 mmx 4.9 in. (123 mmx 3.3 in.(81.5 mm)
    • Weight: 31.1 oz (880 g (body only)
  • 11. Price
    • MSRP: $3300

Nikon D810 Video Review:

Faymus media puts the D810 through it’s paces in the video below:

Video review highlights:

  • D810 doesn’t have low pass filter, seems sharper
  • Quicker to focus
  • White balance is accurate
  • Buttons have been rearranged
  • Usb 3 output
  • Dpad is stiffer
  • Sharp shots
  • Grip is comfortable
  • Tracking capability is good
  • Shutter is quiet
  • Can switch to crop mode for faster frames per second shots
  • Windcut noise reduction
  • 60 fps at at 1080
  • 51 autofocus points
  • Water sealed
  • 19 shots before buffer fills
  • Built in hdr mode
  • Timelapse option
  • Can do aperture control in live view
  • Dynamic range looks good
  • Has flat profile so that has better dynamic range
  • Best Nikon camera for video
  • Comparable to black magic camera
  • Does very well in low light, only starts to have noise at 6400
  • Clean hdmi out
  • Does both photos and video brilliantly

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