It’s now out-shone by the D850, but the D810 remains a hard-to-beat combination of high-resolution image quality, useful speed and affordability.
Construction: Magnesium alloy bodyshell and chassis, sealed against dust and moisture. Lens Mount: Nikon F bayonet (D-type). Sensor Type/Size: CMOS, 24.0x35.9 mm. No optical low-pass filter. Total Pixels: 37.09 million (maximum image size = 7360x4912 pixels). Focal Length Conversion Factor: None. Storage Medium: Two slots for CompactFlash memory cards with UDMA-7 support and SD/ SDHC/SDXC memory cards with UHS-I support. Data Compression: Three levels of JPEG compression on three resolution settings, uncompressed TIFF-RGB and 12-bit or 14-bit lossless on RAW data. RAW+JPEG capture. ISO Range: 64-12,800 (extendable to ISO 32, 25,600 and 51,200). Bu er Memory: Up to 110 frames JPEG/large/fine or 28 RAW. Maximum Frame Rate: 5.0 per second. Video Recording: MOV format (MPEG 4 AVC/H .264 compression) – Full HD at 1920x1080 pixels, 50, 25 or 24 fps and 16:9 aspect ratio. HD at 1280x720 pixels, 50 or 25 fps and 16:9 aspect ratio. ‘FX’ or ‘DX’ frame formats. Stereo microphones with auto/manual adjustable levels. Stereo audio input and output. Index marking, power aperture control (preset only), time lapse recording, auto flicker detection, uncompressed 8-bit 4:2:2 colour output via HDMI connection with simultaneous recording to memory card. Autofocusing: 51 points with auto/manual selection and auto tracking. Up to 15 cross-type sensor arrays (depending on lens speed). Metering: 91,000 pixels ‘3D Color Matrix III’ multi-pattern, highlight-weighted, centreweighted average (with variable centre zone diameter), spot and i-TTL flash. Exposure Modes: Program (with shift), aperture/ shutter-priority auto and manual. Shutter: Focal plane, vertical travel, 30-1/8000 second plus ‘B’, flash sync up to 1/250 second. White Balance: Auto, 12 presets, six custom presets, auto bracketing, correction (blue-to-amber and/or magenta-to-green) and manual colour temperature setting. Warm AWB setting maintains a warmer hue under incandescent lighting. Power Source: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack. Optional MB-D12 battery pack accepts one EN-EL15/18 li-ion pack or eight AA-size batteries. Features: Sensor cleaning, dual-axis ‘virtual horizon’ display, live view functions (with contrast-detection AF), 8.1 cm RGBW LCD monitor (1.299 megadots resolution) with histogram displays (brightness and/or RGB channels) and highlight alert; ‘Split Screen Zoom’ display (in live view), ‘Active D-Lighting’ contrast control (Auto, Low, Normal, High, Extra High), ADL bracketing, seven ‘Picture Control’ presets (Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat), adjustable ‘Picture Control’ parameters (Sharpening, Contrast, Clarity, Brightness, Saturation, Hue; manual or auto), B&W filters and toning effects, nine user-defined ‘Picture Control’ modes, multiple exposure facility (up to ten frames with Auto Gain), intervalometer, HDR multi-shot capture (Smoothing: High/ Normal/Low, Exposure Differential: 1/2/3 EV), sRGB and Adobe RGB colour spaces, long exposure noise reduction (Off, On), high ISO noise reduction (Off, Low, Normal, High), auto ISO with auto minimum shutter speed control, auto distortion control (Off, On), vignetting correction (Off, Low, Normal, High), image comments input (up to 36 characters), auto image orientation, adjustable image display time, slide show, 4/9/72 thumbnail displays, playback zoom (up to 46x in ‘FX’ format), in-camera editing functions (D-Lighting, Red-Eye Correction, Trim, Monochrome, Filter Effects, Colour Balance, Image Overlay, RAW Processing, Resize, Quick Retouch, Straighten, Distortion Control, Fish-Eye, Colour Outline, Colour Sketch, Perspective Control, Miniature Effect, Select Colour, Edit Movie), side-by-side image comparison. May be fitted with optional WT-5 wireless data transmitter and GP-1/1A GPS receiver.
$3899 body only. Estimated average street prices.