Nikon D810

High, wide and hand­some, the D810 has a butch build and rules the dig­i­tal cam­era roost for im­age res­o­lu­tion

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WNikon D810

£2700, $3300 (body only)

eigh­ing almost a full kilo­gram, the D810 feels more of a heavy­weight con­tender than ei­ther the D610 or Df. Its big­ger chas­sis fea­tures a mag­ne­sium al­loy body, with a con­trol lay­out that’s more typ­i­cal of Nikon’s pro­fes­sional class cam­eras. For ex­am­ple, there’s no shoot­ing mode dial, just a Mode but­ton that’s used in con­junc­tion with the main com­mand dial for switch­ing be­tween PASM op­tions, while but­tons re­place the cir­cu­lar mode dial that’s common in con­sumer-class cam­eras, giv­ing ac­cess to var­i­ous shoot­ing con­trols.

Over­all, the way the cam­era han­dles and en­ables you to ad­just im­por­tant set­tings feels faster and more in­tu­itive than on the Df. This is cer­tainly true

if you’re more used to mod­ern D-SLRs than old film cam­eras.


Un­like the mi­nor up­grades from the D600 to D610, the D810 shows a sig­nif­i­cant per­for­mance boost over the D800. The 36.3-megapixel sen­sor and EXPEED 4 im­age pro­ces­sor are both new, the aut­o­fo­cus mod­ule has been fine-tuned for greater

The high res­o­lu­tion en­ables ex­tra-large for­mat print­ing and cre­ative crop­ping

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