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Nikon D810A

alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 reviews of Nikon D810A. 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 really like the shutter and durability. The usability and performance also get good feedback. Comments about the viewfinder and sensor are mixed. There are some less positive opinions about the low light performance and portability.

image quality, performance, usability, durability, shutter

price, size, storage, portability, low-light

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon D810A is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Lori Grunin (

Nikon D810A dSLR reaches for the stars


Nikon has created a version of its top-of-the-line D810 that's optimized for astrophotography.

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (

Nikon D810A


The Nikon D810A DSLR is a D810 -- a 36.3MP image sensor mated to the EXPEED 4 image processor and housed in a magnesium alloy body -- optimized for astro-photography and scientific applications. To quote Nikon, "by modifying the infrared (IR) cut...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Mark Peters (

Nikon D810A


Nikon D810A first D-SLR for astrophotography : Nikon is proud to introduce the D810A, the first FX-format D-SLR engineered for astrophotography. With a host of specialised functions, this camera captures magnificent 36.3-megapixel images of the cosmos....

As soon as we receive a test sample, we will put this camera to the test and publish a full Nikon D810A review, including a sample photo gallery with high resolution pictures and videos. Visit the Nikon website for additional product information and...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : William Brawley (

Nikon D810A Review


While Canon seems to have taken a page from Nikon's playbook with its twin versions of the 5DS and 5DS R (one with and without an anti-aliasing filter) like the D800 and D800E, Nikon's now using one from Canon's. Enter the Nikon D810A, a new...

This specialized DSLR, aimed at hobbyist and professional astrophotographers as well as for other scientific applications, is set to be available in late May 2015 with a list price of US$3799.95, about a $500 premium over the standard version's price...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (

Nikon D810A dSLR reaches for the stars


Given the huge interest in astrophotography these days -- then again, maybe it's just us -- I'm surprised at how few cameras have been retrofitted for it in the past few years. The only current model from a major manufacturer thus far has been the...

Nikon has not yet released pricing or availability information for the US, but it'll go on sale at the end of May in the UK for £3,000, which roughly converts to around $4,500 or AU$5,900.

Feb, 2015

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Expert review by : ePHOTOzine (

Nikon D810A DSLR Review


We review the Nikon D810A DSLR designed for astro photography, with examples from Astro Photographer Göran Strand.

5fps continuous shooting ; Image colour options (inc clarity setting) ; Auto shutter speed control for auto ISO (based on lens) ; Very good noise performance ; Excellent image quality ; Infrared and astrophotography (H-alpha) sensitivity ; Can also be...

Needs the better / best lenses to get the best quality from the camera ; Buttons don't illuminate in low light, which would be handy for night photography ; Higher sensitivity to red could cause issues for general photography ; Nikon D810 offers lower...

The Nikon D810A is designed specifically for astrophotography, and it delivers excellent results. As with the other Nikon D8x0 series cameras, the Nikon D810A has very good build quality, and the camera gives excellent handling with a solid metal body...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by (

Nikon D810A


The D810A is the universe's first high resolution, full-frame DSLR built specifically for shooting astro images. We find out more...

The D810A is a far more advanced model than any previous astro-DSLR, and is really the only choice for serious astrophotographers. The obvious downside over Canon’s 60Da is that it offers less reach on account of the larger sensor, though the 36.3MP...

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Nikon D810A review by happywheels


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Dec, 2016

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Nikon D810A review by MarkCPhillips

Dec, 2016

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Nikon D810A review by katy_morry


It is a quite good camera. I like it.

good camera

didn`t notice

Dec, 2016

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:LPCM
Voice recording: Yes


Battery life (CIPA standard):1200
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:EN-EL15
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:Battery


Anti-dust function: Yes
Camera file system:DCF 2.0, DPOF, Exif 2.3
Diopter adjustment (D-D):-3 - 1
Dioptre correction: Yes
Direct printing: Yes
Eye Relief:0.669
GPS (satellite):N
Histogram: Yes
Languages support:Multi
Live view: Yes
Photo effects:Black&White, Neutral, Vivid
Scene modes:Landscape, Portrait
Self-timer delay:2,5,10,20
Tripod mountable: Yes
Tripod mounting supported:Y
White Balance:Auto, Custom modes, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Manual, Shade, Sunny


Color of product:Black
Energy Star certified:N
Product color:Black


Display Diagonal:3.2
Display Resolution:640 x 480
Display resolution (numeric):1229000
Field of view:100
Touch screen: No
Vari-angle LCD display: No


Flash exposure correction:-3EV - +1EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Flash modes:auto, Flash off, Red-eye reduction, second curtain synchro, Slow synchronization
Flash sync-speed:0.004
Shoe mounting point:Y
Shoe mounting point type:Hot


Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) points:51
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Continuous Auto Focus, Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus
Focus adjustment:Manual

Lens System

Lens mount interface:Nikon F

Light Exposure

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


Compatible memory cards:CF, SD, SDHC, SDXC

Operational Conditions

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

Picture Quality

Camera Type:SLR Camera Body
Image formats supported:JPG, RAW, TIF
Image sensor size (W x H):1.41 x 0.945
Image Stabilizer: No
Maximum image resolution:7360 x 4912
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):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)
Total megapixels:37.09

Ports & interfaces

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


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

Technical Details

Self-timer: Yes


HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@50fps, 1280×720@60fps, 1920x1080@24fps, 1920x1080@25fps, 1920x1080@30fps, 1920x1080@50fps, 1920x1080@60fps
Video compression format:H.264, MOV, MPEG4
Video formats supported:H.264,MOV,MPEG4
Video recording: Yes


Camera viewfinder:Optical
Viewfinder type:Optical

Weight & Dimensions

Weight (including battery):34.6