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Nikon D810A

Nikon D810A Digital Camera

SLR 36.3MP CMOS Feb 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Count Sensor Type Full HD Video Release Date
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23 Reasons For

Excellent Expert Reviews

Based on three expert reviews from sites including Photo Answers.co.uk, digitalfotoforalla.se and digitalfoto.dk this camera has an average expert rating of 91 out of 100. That puts this Nikon camera in the top 1% of all the cameras of a comparable age and spec.

Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We calculated the average reviews for all Nikon cameras and also specifically for Nikon SLR cameras and found that in both cases Nikon had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

Good Quality Pictures

Several customers who reviewed it thought it was able to produce good images. Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned on What Digital Camera “Comes with a host of specialised functions to capture the finest images of the cosmos at a 36.3MP resolution”.

Good Support

One Nikon D810A reviewer who purchased this digital camera said that it had good technical guidance. In October last year expert website Photoanswers.co.uk wrote “An astro-DSLR to help photographers achieve better night-sky images, especially of distant nebulae” in their review of this digital camera and scored it 5 stars.

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Like most of the other SLR cameras that were released more than a year ago, the Nikon D810A supports Full HD video.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon D810A has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also have a built-in flash.

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Fairly Large Screen Size

The average screen size of digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the D810A is 3.1". At 3.2 inches, the Nikon D810A has a fairly large screen size compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the D810A.

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Quite High Megapixel Count

The lowest megapixel count of SLR cameras that have been around for around the same time as the D810A is 18MP, the highest is 46MP, and the average megapixel count is 25MP. With a megapixel count of 36.3 megapixels, the Nikon D810A has a fairly high megapixel count compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the D810A.

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Supports Three Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Nikon D810A is more than most cameras of this age and spec. This Nikon camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by cameras of this spec and age. The image formats "RAW" and "TIF" are also supported by this camera.

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Very High Maximum ISO Speed

The average maximum ISO speed of comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the D810A is 30,000, and the maximum ISO speeds range from 6,400 to 52,000. The maximum ISO speed of the Nikon D810A of 51,200 is one of the highest amongst SLR cameras that were released one year ago.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixel Count

Across all the digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the D810A the total megapixel counts range from 18MP to 48MP, and the average total megapixel count is 26MP. The Nikon D810A has one of the more total megapixel counts (37.09 megapixels) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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1200 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Nikon D810A takes more shots per battery charge than most of the SLR cameras that are a similar age to the D810A. This camera is a camera that takes 1,200 shot shot per battery charge compared to most of the cameras that have been around for around the same time as the D810A which only take between 440 and 1,199 shots per battery charge.

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Very High Display Resolution

The lowest display resolution of SLR cameras that came out more than a year ago is 460,000 pixels, the highest is 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 1,000,000 pixels. With a display resolution of 1,229,000 pixel, the Nikon D810A has one of the highest display resolutions amongst cameras of this age.

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7360 X 4912 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Nikon D810A has a 7360 x 4912 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. Most digital cameras that are a similar age to it have a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all cameras that were launched more than a year ago the worst image resolution is 1280 x 1024 pixels and the best is 8688 x 5792 pixels.

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The Nikon D810A has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras that were launched more than a year ago. This camera has a Shade white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on SLR cameras that were launched more than a year ago. The white balance modes "Auto", "Custom modes", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent", "Manual" and "Sunny" are also found on this digital camera.

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Has Three Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Nikon D810A is more than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This camera has a Neutral photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the D810A. The photo effects "Black&White" and "Vivid" are also found on this Nikon camera.

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±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

This camera has a -3EV - +1EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction, which is typical of many cameras of this age and spec.

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Supports One Audio Format

The Nikon D810A has a greater number of audio formats than most cameras that are a similar age to it. The most commonly supported audio format is PCM, but this audio format is not supported by this digital camera. The audio formats LPCM are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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51 Auto Focus Points

51 auto focus points

The Nikon D810A has more auto focus points than most of the digital cameras of this spec and age. Most of the SLR cameras that were released one year ago only have between 9 and 50 auto focus points, however this Nikon camera has 51 auto focus points.

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1920x1080@60fps Resolution and Capture Speed

The Nikon D810A has a 1920x1080@60fps resolution and capture speed which is higher than the 1920x1080@25fps resolution and capture speed found on most SLR cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera also have resolution and capture speeds of 1280x720@50fps, 1280×720@60fps, 1920x1080@24fps and 1920x1080@30fps and 1920x1080@50fps.

This camera's resolution at capture speeds (1920x1080@60fps) is in fact the best resolution at capture speeds across all cameras that came out around the same time as the D810A.

Across similar types of camera the worst resolution at capture speeds is 1280x720@50fps.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the Nikon D810A is more than most similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago. This Nikon digital camera has a Manual light exposure mode, which is the most commonly found light exposure mode found on digital cameras of this type and age. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this digital camera.

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TFT Display

The Nikon D810A has a better display than most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has a TFT display, whereas most SLR cameras that came out around the same time as it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

This digital camera's display (TFT) is in fact the best display across all cameras of a comparable spec and age to the D810A.

The worst display amongst comparable types of digital camera is LCD.

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Very Short Flash Sync-Speed

The average flash sync-speed of digital cameras of this type and age is 0.5s, and the flash sync-speeds range from 0.004s to 1s. At only 0.004 seconds, the Nikon D810A has a fairly short flash sync-speed compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the D810A.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a GPS

The Nikon D810A does not have a GPS. Most of the other SLR cameras that are a comparable age to the D810A also do not have a GPS.

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Not Waterproof

The Nikon D810A is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other SLR cameras that are a comparable age to the D810A, the Nikon D810A does not have an image stabiliser.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other SLR cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the D810A, the Nikon D810A is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Nikon D810A does not support WiFi connectivity, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the D810A also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Nikon D810A does not support video recording, although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the D810A also do not support video recording.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Nikon D810A is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. The flash modes "Flash off", "Red-eye reduction", "Second curtain synchro" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Nikon digital camera.

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Very Small Eye Relief

The average eye relief of SLR cameras that have been around for a similar time to the D810A is 20mm, and the eye relief range from 17mm to 23mm. At only 17 millimeters, the Nikon D810A has a quite small eye relief compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the D810A.

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Thick

The depths of SLR cameras that have been around for more than a year range from 69mm to 120mm. The Nikon D810A is fairly thick (81.5 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the D810A.

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Very Heavy

The average weight of SLR cameras that have been available for more than a year is 620g, and the weights range from 420g to 880g. When compared to other digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the D810A that we have assessed the weight of, the Nikon D810A's weight of 880 grams is one of the heaviest.

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Very Tall

Across all the cameras of a comparable age and type to the D810A the heights range from 71mm to 130mm, and the average height is 100mm. The Nikon D810A is very tall (123 millimeters) compared to most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as the D810A.

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Very Big Minimum ISO Speed

With a minimum ISO speed of 200, the Nikon D810A's minimum ISO speed is one of the biggest amongst comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the D810A. The smallest minimum ISO speed of SLR cameras that were launched around the same time as the D810A is 50 and the biggest is 200.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Nikon D810A

Released Over a Year Ago

This Nikon digital camera has been on the market for over a year.

SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports a CF|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many cameras of this spec and age. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Design
Colour
Lens System
Lens Mount Interface
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Point
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Exposure Correction
Shoe Mounting Point
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Lens Magnification Ratio
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
HDMI Connector
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Camera File System
Diopter Adjustment
Eye Relief
Scene Mode
Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Other Features
Technical Details

Expert Reviews

(5)
2 November 2015

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...

11 February 2015

The release of the D810A is a modification of the popular D810 model and comes with a host of specialised functions to capture the finest images of the cosmos at a 36.3MP resolution. Much like... Read more…

9 February 2015

In addition to the longer shutter speeds, Nikon has also introduced a new Virtual Exposure Preview Mode that's available when using shutter speeds longer than 30 seconds in Live View mode. This... Read more…

14 September 2015

En speciel sagNikon D810A er det første digitale spejlreflekskamera med full-frame-sensor, der er optimeret til astrofotografering. Kameraet er stort set identisk med det normale D810, men har et... Read more…

14 September 2015

Nikon D810A är den första digitala spegelreflexkameran med en fullformatssensor som är optimerad för astrofotografering. Kameran är i stort sett identisk med den normala D810 men har ett... Read more…

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 4 January 2016 by Keith W
Keith W would recommend the Nikon DSLR-D810A (Verified Purchase)

Due to the lack of clear skies I have only had limited opportunities to use this camera for astronomical use. In between clouds I was able to snap off a few wide angle views of Orion (just a few... Read more…

Astrophotography
Easy To Use
Good Image Quality
High ISO Performance

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon d810, nikon d810a, nikon d810af, nikon d810afx
Barcodes 00018208015535

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