IMAGE QUALITY & PERFORMANCE - NIKON D810
Despite having the least number of focusing points in the group, we thought the D810 did a great job of keeping up with the competition, getting focus quickly and accurately. Handling-wise, we think the D810 might be the best of the group. However, we must say it appears the D810’s image processing system is starting to show its age when compared against the other two, as it felt the camera took the longest time processing between shots. When you compare the images from the 5DS R and those from the D810 at 100 percent, the difference in detail is certainly noticeable, but that’s more to the credit of the newer sensors as it wasn’t too long ago that we were saying the same about the D810’s sensor. As with before, the D810 turns in images with good color balance and sharpness and so there’s little correction needed after the shot.
The highest we’d push the D810’s sensor up to is 12,800, and that’s with sharpening in post.
Despite having the lowest megapixel-count, there’s still plenty of detail in the D810’s images.