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Nikon D810

alaTest has collected and analyzed 989 reviews of Nikon D810. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and size. The usability and image quality also get good feedback, but many are critical about the image stabilizer and energy efficiency. The portability and price get mixed opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon D810 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nikon D810

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Nikon D810 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the lens and size. The portability and performance also get good reviews.

usability, performance, portability, size, lens

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon D810 FX-format Digital SLR Camera BodyNikon D810 FX-format Digital SLR Camera Body

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nikon D810

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 251 user reviews of Nikon D810 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design and price. The image quality and usability also get good opinions, but views about the zoom and portability are mixed.

performance, usability, image quality, price, design

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon D810 FX-format Digital SLR Camera BodyNikon D810 FX-format Digital SLR Camera Body

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Nikon D810

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Nikon D810 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. Reviewers really like the price.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon D810 FX-format Digital SLR Camera BodyNikon D810 FX-format Digital SLR Camera Body

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: (dpreview.com)

Nikon D810 Review

 

Two years after Nikon shook up the high-end DSLR market with the 36MP D800 and D800E, it consolidated the 800-series with the release of a new camera, the D810. The D810 replaced both previous 800-series models, and took the D800E's 'AA filter...

May, 2016

Expert review by: Kyle Schurman (steves-digicams.com)

Nikon D810 DSLR

 

The Nikon D810 DSLR camera has a host of eminently likable features, giving it the flexibility and power that all photographers want in a camera. The D810 works equally well as a camera for shooting sports, for shooting nature photos, and for shooting...

Brilliant image quality across JPEG, RAW, and TIFF formats ; Full frame FX image sensor ; Sharper detail than many other DSLRs because Nikon removed anti-aliasing filter ; Works fast in viewfinder mode ; Very quiet operation ; 36-plus-megapixels of...

Heavy camera, especially if you make use of a telephoto lens ; Photo files are extremely large in terms of storage space, even JPEG ; High price tag ; No Wi-Fi, no GPS, no articulated LCD, no touch screen LCD ; Maximum burst rate of 5 fps at full...

The Nikon D810 DSLR camera has a host of eminently likable features, giving it the flexibility and power that all photographers want in a camera. The D810 works equally well as a camera for shooting sports, for shooting nature photos, and for shooting...

Apr, 2015

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Nikon D810

 

The Nikon D810 is a high-resolution monster with incredible image quality and performance. It's expensive, but earns Editors' Choice honors.

High-resolution full-frame image sensor. 5fps burst capture. Fast 51-point autofocus system. Wide ISO range (32-51200). 1080p60 video capture. Intervalometer and time lapse functions. Sensor omits low pass filter. Dual card slots. Sharp rear LCD. Loads...

Expensive. Small Raw mode limited to 9MP. Time lapse limited to 8 hours. No integrated Wi-Fi or GPS.

The D810 doesn't include Wi-Fi or an integrated GPS. The Sony Alpha 99 is one of the few cameras in this class that has a GPS, and none of the pro models include built-in Wi-Fi. Nikon does sell the WT-5A Wireless Transmitter ($877) and UT-1...

Aug, 2014

Highly Recommended

Expert review by: Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Nikon D810 Review

 

Boasting a brand new 36.3-megapixel FX format sensor with no optical low pass filter, the Nikon D810 promises the highest image quality in Nikon's history, at least according to Nikon. The Nikon D810 offers a rugged, weather sealed magnesium-alloy...

The Nikon D810 is an incremental upgrade of a great camera, adding slightly better image quality and a smattering of new features to the best-selling D800/E, most notably the improved shutter mechanism and electronic shutter option which help to combat...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: Mike Tomkins (imaging-resource.com)

Nikon D810 Review

 

The 36-megapixel Nikon D810 has some pretty big shoes to fill, replacing the much-loved D800 and D800E with a single model. Taking the best of both, this detail-devouring beauty has even greater per-pixel resolution, a wider sensitivity range, greater...

Handles even better than its predecessors; Absolutely spectacular images from the 36-megapixel image sensor; Unusually wide sensitivity range for its resolution; Improved performance and buffer depths; Improved video feature set; Impressive low-light...

Prone to moire and false color with some subjects; No longer available with a low-pass filter; Demands excellent lenses for the best detail; White balance tends warm under tungsten lighting

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Jan, 2017

Expert review by: Eric Reagan (photographybay.com)

Deal: Nikon D810 for $1899

 

ebay (via RedTagCamera) has the Nikon D810 for $1899 (compare at $2796) in limited quantity. Check it out here on ebay. Note: This is labeled as a gray market camera. ebay seller RedTagCamera has a…

Note: This is labeled as a gray market camera. ebay seller RedTagCamera has a positive feedback rating of 99.9% at the time of this post.

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Eric Reagan (photographybay.com)

Deal: Nikon D810 for $1999

 

ebay (via ElectronicsValley) has the Nikon D810 for $1999 (compare at $2796.95) in limited quantity. Check it out here on ebay. Note: This is labeled as a gray market camera. ebay seller Electronic…

Note: This is labeled as a gray market camera. ebay seller ElectronicsValley has a positive feedback rating of 99.5% at the time of this post.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Eric Reagan (photographybay.com)

Deal: Nikon D810 for $2244

 

ebay (via RedTagCamera) has the Nikon D810 for $2244.95 (compare at $2796.95 on sale). Check it out while it lasts here on ebay. Note: This is likely a gray market camera and may not be eligible fo...

Note: This is likely a gray market camera and may not be eligible for Nikon USA warranty service. ebay seller RedTagCamera has a positive feedback rating of 99.9% at the time of this post.

Dec, 2015

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: David Schloss (tomsguide.com)

Nikon D810 Pro DSLR Review: The Best Gets Better

 

The Nikon D810 is an exceptional camera and a great successor to the D800/D800E. There are few shooting situations it can't handle, aside from fast-paced sports, where the frame rate is not quite fast enough. In fact, the D810 is such a well-rounded...

Extreme sharpness due to lack of anti-aliasing filter ; Excellent image quality ; Excellent autofocus, and fast image processing ; Advanced shutter with superlow vibration ; Long battery life

Noisy images at high ISO ; Difficulty locking critical focus in portrait shots

Nikon's highest-resolution camera is also one of the best pro DSLRs on the market.

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: anicholson (digitalcameraworld.com)

Nikon D810 review

 

Nikon D810 review: this Nikon D800 replacement offers a new sensor and Nikon claims it boasts the best image quality in the company's history. We put it to the test.

Jul, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:LPCM / PCM
Audio system:Stereo
Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes
Noise reduction: Yes
Voice recording: Yes
Wind filter: Yes

Battery

Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:EN-EL15 / АА
Number of batteries supported:1 / 8
Power source type:Battery

Camera

Anti-dust function:Y / Yes
Brightness adjustment: Yes
Camera file system:DCF 2.0, DPOF, Exif 2.3 / DCF 2.0,DPOF,Exif 2.3
Camera playback:Highlights, Movie, Single image, Slide show, Thumbnails
Contrast adjustment: Yes
Diopter adjustment (D-D):-3 - 1
Dioptre correction:Y / Yes
Direct printing:Y / Yes
Eye Relief:0.669
GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N
Histogram:Y / Yes
Live view:Y / Yes
Photo effects:Black&White, Neutral, Vivid / Neutral, Vivid
Saturation adjustment: Yes
Scene modes:Landscape, Portrait
Self-timer:2,5,10,20
Self-timer delay:2,5,10,20
Shooting modes:Aperture priority, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority
Tripod mountable:Y / Yes
Tripod mounting supported:Y
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Fine, Flash, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Fluorescent L, Incandescent, Manual, Shade / Auto, Cloudy, Flash, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Fluorescent L, Incandescent, Manual, Shade, Sunny / Auto, Cloudy, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Manual, Shade, Sunny

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Display:TFT
Display Diagonal:3.2
Display Resolution:640 x 480
Display resolution (numeric):1228800 / 1229000
Field of view:170
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N
Vari-angle LCD display: No

Flash

Flash exposure compensation:Y / Yes
Flash exposure correction:-3EV - +1EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) / -3EV - +1EV (1/3 EV step)
Flash exposure lock: Yes
Flash guide number:472.4
Flash modes:Auto, Flash off / Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Hi-speed sync, High-speed synchronization, Manual, Red-eye reduction, Second curtain synchro, Slow synchronization / auto, Flash off, Red-eye reduction, second curtain synchro, Slow synchronization / Manual
Flash sync-speed:0.004 / 1/250
Shoe mounting point:Y
Shoe mounting point type:Hot

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam:Y / Yes
Auto Focus (AF) lock:Y / Yes
Auto Focus (AF) points:51
Auto Focus (AF) points selection:Auto, Manual
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Continuous Auto Focus, Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus / Face Detection
Focus:TTL
Focus adjustment:Auto / Manual

Lens System

Focal length range (f-f):0.945 - 4.72
Lens mount interface:Nikon F
Mounting type:Bayonet

Light Exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock: Yes
ISO sensitivity:200, 12800, 51200 / 64, 12800
ISO sensitivity (max):12800 / 51200
ISO sensitivity (min):64
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 1EV (1/3EV step) / ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE / Auto
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Highlight-weighted, Matrix, Spot / Centre-weighted, Matrix, Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:CF, SD, SDHC, SDXC

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:0 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

Built-in flash: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included: Yes
Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Bundled software:ViewNX2
Cables included:USB

Picture Quality

Camera Type:SLR Camera Body / SLR Camera Kit
Image formats supported:JPEG XR, NEF, RAW, TIF
Image sensor size (W x H):1.41 x 0.945
Image Stabilizer:No / Yes
Maximum image resolution:7360 x 4912
Megapixel:36.3
Sensor Format:Full-frame / FX
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):FX (36 x 24) image area: (L) 7360 x 4912, (M) 5520 x 3680, (S) 3680 x 2456. 1.2X (30 x 20) image area: (L) 6144 x 4080, (M) 4608 x 3056, (S) 3072 x 2040. DX (24 x 16) image area: (L) 4800 x 3200, (M) 3600 x 2400, (S) 2400 x 1600. 5 : 4 (30 x 24) image area: (L) 6144 x 4912, (M) 4608 x 3680, (S) 3072 x 2456. FX-format photographs taken in movie live view: (L) 6720 x 3776, (M) 5040 x 2832, (S) 3360 x 1888. DX-format photographs taken in movie live view: (L) 4800 x 2704, (M) 3600 x 2024, (S) 2400 x 1352. / FX (36x24): 7360 x 4912 (L), 5520 x 3680 (M), 3680 x 2456 (S)\n1.2x (30x20): 6144 x 4080 (L), 4608 x 3056 (M), 3072 x 2040 (S)\nDX (24x16): 4800 x 3200 (L), 3600 x 2400 (M), 2400 x 1600 (S)\n5:4 (30x24): 6144 x 4912 (L), 4608 x 3680 (M), 3072 x 2456 (S)
Supported aspect ratios:5:4, 16:9
Total megapixels:37.09

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI:Y / Yes
HDMI connector type:Mini
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y / Yes
PictBridge:Y / Yes
USB connector:Micro-USB B
USB connector type:Micro-USB B
USB version:2.0 / 3.0 / 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)

Shutter

Camera shutter type:Electronic / Electronic, Mechanical
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/8000
Slowest camera shutter speed:30

Technical Details

Lens cap included:Y
Neck strap: Yes

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC
HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG frame rate:60
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@50fps, 1280×720@60fps, 1920x1080@24fps, 1920x1080@25fps, 1920x1080@30fps, 1920x1080@50fps, 1920x1080@60fps / 1280x720@50fps, 1280×720@60fps, 1920x1080@60fps / 1280x720@50fps,1280×720@60fps,1920x1080@60fps
Video compression format:H.264, MOV, MPEG4 / H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:H.264,MOV,MPEG4 / H.264,MPEG4
Video Frame Rate:60
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1920 x 1080 / 640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Camera viewfinder:Optical
Magnification:0.7
Viewfinder type:Optical

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.21 / 4.84
Height:3.21 / 4.84
Weight:31 / 34.6
Weight (including battery):34.6
Width:5.75