Nikon D810 summary
Nikon D810 is Nikon's Advanced DSLR camera originally introduced on June of 2014. The camera uses a 36MP, CMOS Full frame sized sensor and has a max resolution of 7360 x 4912.
The D810 comes in at #14 out of 91 in Advanced DSLR cameras and overall #65 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our list. You should use our Smart camera filter to find camera rankings based on your customized requirements.
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Nikon D810 family
The Nikon D810 comes with a history of related digital cameras. Underneath, you can view all earlier and most recent models as well as key features.
Nikon D810 Gallery
You can see the D810 from different angles in the gallery here.
Nikon D810 Pros and Cons
Below is a collection of good and bad points of the Nikon D810 based on factors which are typically considered crucial in a camera.
Nikon D810 Sensor info
The Nikon D810 features the EXPEED 4 chip. The size of the sensor in the Nikon D810 is 35.9mm x 24mm (Full frame). The 862 mm² sensor can capture 7360 x 4912 pixels at aspect ratios of 5:4 and 3:2.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The CMOS sensor boasts 36 megapixels and supports a native ISO range of 64 - 12800. This ISO can also be widened digitally to 32 - 51200. RAW files are saved which means that you have wider margin for error.
Nikon opted to skip the anti-alias filter inside the Nikon D810. This could result in more clearer photos but may create moire in certain conditions.
The image underneath displays the D810's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The D810 sensor comes with a crop factor of 1 and is shown in green.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Nikon D810 dimensions
Nikon D810 weighs about 2.16 lbs (980 grams or 34.57 oz) and features exterior proportions of 146mm x 123mm x 82mm (5.7" x 4.8" x 3.2"). The weight of typical Advanced DSLR camera is 775 grams so the Nikon D810 is weightier compared with its rivals.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
Down below is a image of the Nikon D810 next to a softdrink to help you to have a feel for its scale.
The top view just below will highlight the button layout on the D810.
Nikon D810 Lens info
The D810 fits the Nikon F mount and has 308 lenses that you can purchase. Below is a few of the lenses we have in our database which will fit the D810.
Nikon D810 Connectivity
The D810 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
- GPS Yes
Digital cameras which include NFC or Bluetooth support are able to be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You will be able to transfer pictures and sometimes adjust settings with no need to connect directly to the camera.
Some applications even enable a Liveview and hit the shutter whenever you are not close to the camera. If the camera features a HDMI out, it can easily be connected to an external display. Nearly all cameras enable you to charge the battery pack with the USB socket.
Nikon D810 Video info
The max video quality in the Nikon D810 is 1920 x 1080 and it can capture in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 1080p quality provides a good balance in quality and file sizes but 1080p will not give you much room to crop. The camera does feature both headphone and mic support making it extremely useful while capturing audio.
Nikon D810 Weather Sealing
Nikon D810 features weather proofing making it a good option to use in rough environments. This is especially handy any time you are uncertain about the conditions you might face in outdoor photography.
Nikon D810 Display and Viewfinder
The Nikon D810 houses a 3.2" fixed display boasting a resolution of 1,229k dots.
Please note that the display screen offers no touch support. The D810 also has a builtin Top display so its possible to instantly see camera settings.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The ViewFinder details regarding Nikon D810 are the following:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentaprism)
- ViewFinder Coverage 100 percent
- ViewFinder Magnification 0.7x
In those sunny outdoor conditions which make the camera displays washed out and tricky to view, viewfinders can be pretty useful.
Nikon D810 Shutter info
Nikon D810 can shoot continuously at 5.0 frames/s. The max shutter speed is 1/8000 seconds.
Nikon D810 Flash and Hot shoe info
Nikon D810 includes both built-in flash and external flash support. The max flash sync is 1/250 seconds.
Nikon D810 Autofocus info
Nikon D810 includes both Phase Detect AF along with Contrast Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more snappier and precise compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera boasts Face detect which makes it helpful for people photography.
It boasts 51 focus points to pick from. It also boasts Tracking AF for objects on the move. Nikon D810 supports manual focus in case it is required in low light situations or you need more precise focus control.
Nikon D810 Battery life
The battery pack (EN-EL15) on the Nikon D810 is designed to last for 1200 images with respect to the CIPA standards which is higher than the usual for its class. The usual Advanced DSLR camera battery life is 911. Nikon D780 comes with the maximum (2260) battery life in this kind of cameras.
Here is a number of Advanced DSLR cameras which have the best battery life:
Nikon D810 for specific types of photography
The following diagram displays a rundown of the Nikon D810 for specific types of photography. To read more, have a look at the specific section underneath.
Nikon D810 Portrait photography factors
The Nikon D810 receives a rating of 86 which is wonderful, meaning that it is a tremendous pick for portrait photography. Taking portrait images favors heavily to sensor resolution, support for RAW files & potential to work with off-camera flash.
Nikon D810 Street photography highlights
Having a moderate score of 57, the Nikon D810 is relatively acceptable to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera has a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.
Nikon D810 Sports photography factors
A impressive sports photography rating of 77 indicates the Nikon D810 is a fantastic fit for shooting sports. A camera needs good focusing and shutter speeds for sports photography.
Nikon D810 Travel photography advice
Size is very crucial when buying a travel camera. On the whole, the Nikon D810 gets a very good 63 as a travel camera which is a good option to buy for your holidays.
Nikon D810 as a Landscape photography camera
When you are looking to purchase a digital camera for landscape photography, the most critical factor will be image quality. The Nikon D810 and it's great score of 81 for a landscape camera is a brilliant pick in the current marketplace.
Nikon D810 Vlogging information
A vlogging camera really should offer a moving display screen, mic input and if possible IBIS. Taking all things in to account, the Nikon D810 is not really suitable for vlogging as it gets a low rating of 28.
Nikon D810 Alternatives
If you are trying to find alternatives to the D810, below is a list of the highest scored cameras which fall in to the family of Advanced DSLR.
The graph below will give you an overview of the D810 compared to it's highest ranking rivals mentioned previously.
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