It goes without saying that Nikon D810 is one of the best DSLR cameras at its price range. Nikon D810 Camera is an upgrade of its predecessors, the Nikon D800E and Nikon D800 cameras, which boast of a high resolution of 36.3 MP full-frame sensors. The new Nikon D810 may have the same resolution of 36.3 MP as the previous two DSLRs but it comes with improved performance and camera features, including a new sensor that has an expanded native ISO range. The D810 Camera uses a newly designed chip in addition to Nikon’s new Expeed 4 processing engine, which improves image quality and performance and also has an ISO range of 64 to 12800. The D810 has a new shutter and mirror box capacity which allows it to have better autofocusing and capture sharper images.
To reduce the chance of shutter shake, Nikon decided to redesign the shutter mechanism and introduce a first curtain electronic shutter. Other upgrades from the Nikon D800 camera include the D4S’s AF system that comes with Group-area AF mode, ability to record excellent small raw images, and higher resolution rear display. The D810 is an outstanding multi-mode camera, which allows it to handle everything from portraits to fine art and sports. Let’s now look at Nikon D810 exclusive features to see how it stands out from its predecessors.
The D810 camera has no anti-alias filter, which allows it to capture sharp images. This makes Nikon D810 camera ideal for high-resolution photography like fine art, nature, espionage, and landscape. On the video side, the D810 offers a full high definition recording at 1080/60p/24p with zebra pattern, manual exposure control, audio level adjustment, and focus peaking.
Unlike the old D800 which shoots at 4 FPS, the new D810 shoots at 5 FPS. However, when used with the right batteries and proper grip, the D810 can operate at 7 FPS in DX mode. This makes it faster than even the higher priced D1 and D1H cameras that are used in professional news and sports. In addition, the D810 autofocus performance is fast and accurate under any light. The D810’s Auto AF Area Select Mode not only allows it to find the right AF point immediately but also tracks the subject over the frame as it moves around.
The D810 controls noise very well as it is very quiet and smooth. In fact, this is one of the very few Nikon cameras that is so quiet, making it ideal for indoor use. Unlike when you use the larger DSLRs, this camera will not disturb people when you decide to take photos in a meeting. In addition, the D810 is the only Nikon DSLR camera that runs very fast on its Quiet Continuous mode.
The D810 is a multi-mode camera that can be used for gallery work, sports, portraits, forensics, and more. If you don’t need the high resolution for forensics or gallery, you can adjust the resolution to 20 MP or less for galleries or portraits.
> ISO range: 64 to 12800 that can be to 32 – 51200.
> Autofocus: it has 51 face detection points, including contrast detection in video and Live View mode.
> Shutter speed: 1/8000 to 30 seconds plus Time and Bulb
> Video resolution: Full HD 1080p at 24p, 25p, 30p, 50p and 60p.
> Sensor: 36.3 MP> Memory: SDXC/ SDHC/ CF and SD> Viewfinder: Optical pentaprism
> Weight: 880 grams
The Nikon D810 is good for studio and landscape photographers who are looking for resolution and dynamic range in DSLR camera. Enthusiast photographers can also use this camera as it can be used for everything. However, this camera is not good for low light photography as it has a poor AF responsiveness and the mirror-induced vibrations can lower resolution in images taken with the VR activated. All in all, D810 is a great camera that brings together the D800 and D800E in one powerful high-resolution camera.