Redefine the possibilities of high-megapixel video and still photography with the full-frame performance of the new and improved Nikon D810. The exceptional FX-format image sensor ensures Full HD 1080/60p video with remarkably reduced moiré and noise. With an incomparable image resolution of 36.3-megapixels, D810 will meet your exacting standards like never before. An ISO sensitivity range of 64 to 12800 ensures that your shots retain high resolution and rich tonality in any lighting condition. Achieve stunning results that are true to every detail with the unparalleled power of the D810.
Realise your cinematic visions and create smooth, richly superior 1080/60p, Full HD video footage with the Nikon D810. The readout method of the image sensor has been optimised to deliver high-definition video with effectively minimised moiré and false colour. Easily switch between FX and DX movie formats, which eliminates the need to change lenses or the camera’s position to alter your angle of view. The FX-based format allows you to achieve exquisitely shallow depth of field with beautiful bokeh effects. With the DX-based format, your image can be cropped to an area equivalent to a DX-sized sensor, enabling the capture of distant subjects without a loss in quality.
Explore the Island of Yakushima and its primeval forest in this world of 360° panoramas, made possible with the high quality images of the D810. This ultra-resolution panorama view is created by combining numerous tight angle still images using Giga Panowalk* image synthesis technology.
*Panowalk is a registered trademark of Amana Inc.
The Nikon D810 will capture the action shots you desire with the clarity you demand. Revel in a continuous shooting rate of approximately 5 frames per second (fps)*1 in FX-format, and up to approximately 7 fps*1 in DX-format. Choose between a variety of focus configurations with the highly-accurate 51-point autofocus (AF) system to suit the shooting situation and capture precise images with the sharpest detail. With the Group-area AF mode, you can take advantage of an improved level of subject detection.
Shoot images with an unprecedented level of detail with the D810’s full-frame, 36.3-megapixel sensor designed without an optical low-pass filter (OLPF). Capture incredibly stunning images at ISO 64, a first for Nikon DSLRs, up to ISO 12800. The superior power of the sensor is further enhanced by the EXPEED 4 image-processing engine, which delivers high resolution across all sensitivities for both stills and video.
Cleverly designed with an electronic front-curtain shutter and a newly-developed mechanical sequence, the Nikon D810 captures exceptionally sharp images by reducing the internal vibration of the camera. This redesigned shutter also allows you to shoot images with absolute discretion, thanks to the diminished shutter noise. For effortless shooting, the Nikon D810 features an optical viewfinder with 100% frame coverage and prism coating to provide a brighter view.
The Nikon D810 has been enhanced with design features that draw out the full potential of this 36.3-megapixel marvel. The LCD monitor takes advantage of RGBW alignment, an increased number of white dots, and an integrated glass-and-panel structure for increased screen brightness. The colour balance of the monitor can be customised according to your preference or shooting situation. The body of the D810 has also been effectively sealed to protect against dust and water droplets to provide durability.
When shooting with RAW, the Nikon D810 offers an option other than JPEG: the RAW size S*2 (12 bit, uncompressed). This image option has a quarter of the resolution with a file size which is half that of the uncompressed RAW size L, speeding up the time needed for transfer and post-production. RAW size S files still maintain the rich tonality of RAW format images combined with the sharpness of JPEG size S shots so quality is never compromised.
Focus your attention on what’s important – finding and creating the right shot – with a series of thoughtfully designed features. The D810’s i button provides quick and direct access to various functions that complement your shooting situation. With the Split-Screen Display zoom feature, you can simultaneously view two points in a split screen for accurately levelled images, which is essential when capturing shots of architectural structures such as buildings and bridges.
Single-lens reflex digital camera
Nikon F mount, (with AF coupling and AF contacts)
Image sensor format
Image sensor type
Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (Capture NX-D software required)
Image size (pixels)
FX (36 x 24) image area, (L)7360, x4912, (M)5520, x3680, (S)3680, x2456, 1.2X (30 x 20) image area, (L)6144, x4080, (M)4608, x3056, (S)3072, x2040, DX (24 x 16) image area, (L)4800, x3200, (M)3600, x2400, (S)2400, x1600, 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 Note: Photographs taken in movie live view have an aspect ratio of 16 : 9. A DX-based format is used for photographs taken using the DX (24 x 16) 1.5X image area; an FX-based format is used for all other photographs.
NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed; small size available (12-bit uncompressed only), TIFF (RGB), JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression (Size priority); Optimal quality compression available, NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control system
Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat, ; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
CompactFlash (CF) (Type I, UDMA compliant), SD, SDHC (UHS-I compliant), SDXC (UHS-I compliant)
Dual card slots: Either card can be used for primary or backup storage or for separate storage of NEF (RAW) and JPEG images; pictures can be copied between cards.
DCF 2.0, DPOF, Exif 2.3, PictBridge
Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
FX (36 x 24): Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical, 1.2X (30 x 20): Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical, DX (24 x 16): Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical, 5:4 (30 x 24): Approx. 97% horizontal and 100% vertical
Approx.0.7x, (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, –1.0 m–1)
17 mm (–1.0 m–1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
-3 – +1m-1
Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VIII screen with AF area brackets (framing grid can be displayed)
Yes, Pressing Pv button stops lens aperture down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or by camera (P and S modes)
Instant return, electronically controlled
Compatible with AF NIKKOR lenses, including type G, E, and D lenses (some restrictions apply to PC lenses) and DX lenses (using DX 24 x 16 1.5X image area), AI-P NIKKOR lenses, and non-CPU AI lenses (exposure modes A and M only). IX NIKKOR lenses, lenses for the F3AF, and non-AI lenses can not be used. The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster (the electronic rangefinder supports the 11 focus points with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/8 or faster).
Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; electronic front-curtain shutter available in mirror up release mode
1/8000–, 30s, in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV, bulb, time, X250
Flash sync speed
X=, 1/250s, ; synchronizes with shutter at 1/320 s or slower (flash range drops at speeds between 1/250 and 1/320 s)
S (single frame), CL (continuous low speed), CH (continuous high speed), Q (quiet shutter-release), Self-timer, MUP (mirror up), Qc (quiet continuous shutter-release)
Frame advance rate
Approx.5fps, With EN-EL15 batteries Image area: FX/5 : 4 CL: 1–5 fps CH: 5 fps QC: 3 fps Image area: DX/1.2X CL: 1–6 fps CH: 6 fps QC: 3 fps Other power sources Image area: FX/5 : 4 CL: 1–5 fps CH: 5 fps QC: 3 fps Image area: DX CL: 1–6 fps CH: 7 fps QC: 3 fps Image area: 1.2X CL: 1–6 fps CH: 6 fps QC: 3 fps
2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1–9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s
TTL exposure metering using RGB sensor with approximately 91K (91,000) pixels
Matrix: 3D color matrix metering III (type G, E, and D lenses); color matrix metering III (other CPU lenses); color matrix metering available with non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data Center-weighted: Weight of approximately 75% given to 12 mm circle in center of frame. Diameter of circle can be changed to 8, 15, or 20 mm, or weighting can be based on average of entire frame (non-CPU lenses use 12-mm circle) Spot: Meters 4 mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non-CPU lens is used) Highlight-weighted: Available with type G, E, and D lenses; equivalent to center-weighted when other lenses are used.
(ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20 °C/68 °F) Matrix, center-weighted, or highlight-weighted metering: 0–20 EV Spot metering: 2–20 EV
Exposure meter coupling
Programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M)
–5 – +5EV, in steps of1/3, 1/2, or 1EV
2 – 9 frames, in steps of1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1EV, ; 2–5 frames in steps of 2 or 3 EV
Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index) ISO 64
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
ISO64–, 12800, in steps of1/3, 1/2, or 1EV, Can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, or 1 EV (ISO 32 equivalent) below ISO 64 or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 51200 equivalent) above ISO 12800; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Can be selected from Auto, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, or Off
2 frames using selected value for one frame or 3–5 frames using preset values for all frames
Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, fine-tuning, 51 focus points (including 15 cross-type sensors; f/8 supported by 11 sensors), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5–3 m/1 ft 8 in.–9 ft 10 in.)
–2 – +19 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
Single-servo AF (AF-S), Continuous-servo AF (AF-C), ; predictive focus tracking automatically activated according to subject status, Manual focus (M):, Electronic rangefinder can be used
Can be selected from 51 or 11 focus points
Single-point AF, 9-, 21-, or 51- point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, group-area AF, auto-area AF
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Manual pop-up with button release and a Guide Number of 12/39, 12/39 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
TTL: i-TTL flash control using RGB sensor with approximately 91K (91,000) pixels is available with built-in flash; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix, center-weighted, and highlight-weighted metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Front curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, off; Auto FP High-Speed Sync supported
-3 – +1 EV in steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
2 – 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV, ; 2–5 frames in steps of 2 or 3 EV
Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; blinks after flash is fired at full output
ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)
Nikon CLS supported; commander mode option available
ISO 519 sync terminal with locking thread
Auto (2 types), incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored, spot white balance measurement available during live view), choose color temperature (2500 K–10000 K), all with fine-tuning
White balance bracketing
2 – 9 exposures in steps of 1, 2 or 3
Live view shooting
Live view photography (still images), Movie live view (movies)
Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time servo AF (AF-F) Manual focus (M)
Face-priority AF, Wide-area AF, Normal-area AF, Subject-tracking AF
Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Matrix, center-weighted, or highlight-weighted
Frame size (pixels) and frame rate
1920 x 1080; 60 p (progressive), 50 p, 30 p, 25 p, 24 p 1280 x 720; 60 p, 50 p Actual frame rates for 60 p, 50 p, 30 p, 25 p, and 24 p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively; options support both high and normal image quality
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording format
Audio recording device
Built-in or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Exposure modes P, S, and A: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 64 to Hi 2) with selectable upper limit, Exposure mode M: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 64 to Hi 2) available with selectable upper limit; manual selection (ISO 64 to 12800 in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV) with additional options available equivalent to approximately 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 51200 equivalent) above ISO 12800
Index marking, time-lapse photography
8cm (3.2–in.) diagonal
TFT monitor with 170 ° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and brightness adjustment
Approx.1229k-dot, (VGA; 640 x RGBW x 480 = 1,228,800 dots)
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, location data display, and auto image rotation
SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0 Micro-B connector), ;connection to built-in USB port is recommended
Type C HDMI connector
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter)
Ten-pin remote terminal
Can be used to connect optional remote control, optional WR-R10 (requires WR-A10 adapter) or WR-1 wireless remote controller, GP-1/GP-1A GPS unit, or GPS device compliant with NMEA0183 version 2.01 or 3.01 (requires optional MC-35 GPS adapter cord and cable with D-sub 9-pin connector)
Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL15 battery
Optional MB-D12 multi-power battery pack with one rechargeable Nikon EN-EL18a or EN-EL18 Li-ion battery (available separately), one rechargeable Nikon EN-EL15 Li-ion battery, or eight AA alkaline, Ni-MH, or lithium batteries. A BL-5 battery-chamber cover is required when using EN-EL18a or EN-EL18 batteries.
EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5B power connector (available separately)
1/4–in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx.146, x123, x81.5mm (5.8, x4.9, x3.3in.)
Approx.980g (2 lb 2.6 oz), with battery and SD memory card but without body cap; approx. 880 g/1 lb 15.1 oz (camera body only) Operating environment Operating environment Temperature: 0 °C–40 °C (+32 °F–104 °F) Humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)
Temperature: 0 °C–40 °C (+32 °F–104 °F) Humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)
Monitor Cover BM-12, Body Cap BF-1B, Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL15 with terminal cover, Battery Charger MH-25a (comes with either an AC wall adapter or power cable of a type and shape that varies with the country or region of sale), USB Cable Clip, HDMI Cable Clip, USB Cable UC-E22, Strap AN-DC12, ViewNX 2 Installer CD
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