Nikon D810 vs Nikon D810A

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Nikon D810
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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Image stabilizer Edit
The Nikon D810 has an image stabilizer, but the Nikon D810A does not have an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

Three times smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Nikon D810 is a 64 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 136 smaller than the Nikon D810A (200).
2x lighter Edit
The Nikon D810 has a weight of 430g, whereas the Nikon D810A is an 880g digital camera (450g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Four number of batteries supporteds Edit
The Nikon D810 has four number of batteries supporteds, however the Nikon D810A only has one number of batteries supported.
Moderately better expert reviews
Based on 83 expert reviews, the average review score of the Nikon D810 is 92%, but the average rating of the Nikon D810A is 91% (based on 5 reviews).
9 Reasons For
Higher megapixel Edit
The Nikon D810A is a 36.3MP digital camera. That's 20.2MP higher than the Nikon D810 (36.3MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

More total megapixels Edit
The Nikon D810A is a 37.09MP digital camera. That's 20.65MP more than the Nikon D810 (37.09MP).
Higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Nikon D810A has an ISO sensitivity (max) of 51,200. That's 38,400 higher than the Nikon D810 (51,200).
Auto Exposure (AE) lock Edit
The Nikon D810A has an auto Exposure (AE) lock, but the Nikon D810 does not have an auto Exposure (AE) lock.
87% longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
Nikon D810A is 30s maximum shutter speed. That's 26s longer than the Nikon D810 (30s). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

7% larger display diagonal Edit
The Nikon D810A is a 3.2" screen digital camera. That's 0.2" larger than the Nikon D810 (3.2"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Nikon D810A is 1,229,000 pixels display resolution. That's 308,000 pixels higher than the Nikon D810 (1,229,000 pixels).
1200.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard)s on the Nikon D810A is 1200.00, but the Nikon D810 only takes 300.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

A bit better user reviews
The average user review score of the Nikon D810A is 100% based on 1 review, however the average rating of the Nikon D810 is 98% (based on 336 reviews).

Reasons Against

11 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel Edit
The Nikon D810 is a 16.1MP digital camera. That's 20.2MP lower than the Nikon D810A (36.3MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

2x less total megapixels Edit
The Nikon D810 is a 16.44MP digital camera. That's 20.65MP less than the Nikon D810A (37.09MP).
Lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Nikon D810 is only 12,800 maximum ISO speed. That's 38,400 lower than the Nikon D810A (51,200).
Does not have an auto Exposure (AE) lock Edit
The Nikon D810 does not have an auto Exposure (AE) lock, however the Nikon D810A has an auto Exposure (AE) lock.
26s shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon D810 is a 4s maximum shutter speed digital camera. That's 26s shorter than the Nikon D810A (30s). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Smaller display diagonal Edit
The Nikon D810 has a display diagonal of 3". That's 0.2" smaller than the Nikon D810A (3.2"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

34% lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Nikon D810 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 308,000 pixels lower than the Nikon D810A (1,229,000 pixels).
Only 300.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Nikon D810 is a digital camera that takes 300.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Nikon D810A only takes 1200.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

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Older by eight months
The Nikon D810 is eight months older than the Nikon D810A.
User review Rating is moderately Worse
The Nikon D810 has an average user score of 98%, but the Nikon D810A has an average user rating of 100% (based on 1 review).
5 Reasons Against
Does not have an image stabilizer Edit
The Nikon D810A does not have an image stabilizer, but the Nikon D810 has an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

Bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
Nikon D810A is 200 minimum ISO speed. That's 136 bigger than the Nikon D810 (200).
450g heavier Edit
The Nikon D810A has a weight of 880g, but the Nikon D810 is a 430g digital camera (450g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Only one number of batteries supported Edit
The Nikon D810A is a one number of batteries supported digital camera, whereas the Nikon D810 only has four number of batteries supporteds.
Expert review Rating is a bit Worse
The Nikon D810A's average expert score is 91%, however the Nikon D810's is 92% (based on 83 reviews).

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
BEST
Megapixel
16.1MP 36.3MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CCD
BEST
 CCD
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 3600 x 2400
BEST
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 3600 x 2400
Maximum Image Resolution
 7360 x 4912
 7360 x 4912
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 JPEG XR
 MPO
 RAW
 JPG
 TIF
 JPEG XR
 MPO
 RAW
 JPG
 TIF
BEST
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
35.9 x 24 35.9 x 24
Total Megapixels
16.44MP 37.09MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 Full-frame
 Full-frame
Image Sensor Size
 1
BEST
 1

Design

Colour of Product
 Red
 Red

Lens System

Optical Zoom
26x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
4x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
3.1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number
5.9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
585mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
22.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4 - 104 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Type
 High power zoom
 High power zoom
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
12/9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Nikon F

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 single
 continuous
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 single
 continuous
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
0.5 - 1.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
51 51
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 80
 160
 1600
 200
 800
 12800
 51200
 Auto
 80
 160
 1600
 200
 800
 12800
 51200
ISO Sensitivity (max)
12,800 51,200
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
64
BEST
200
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
BEST
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Highlight-weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Highlight-weighted
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
4s 30s
BEST
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (tele)
1.5 - 2.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
 Shoe mounting point
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1280x720@50fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1280x720@50fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Formats Supported
 AAC++
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
 CF+
Internal Memory
50MB Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3.2"
BEST
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% 100%
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
921,000 pixels 1,229,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Magnification
0.7x 0.7x
Viewfinder Type
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 3.0
 3.0
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone outputs
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B

Camera

3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Sunny
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Sunny
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
10 2,5,10,20
Multi-Shot
 Multi-shot
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Dioptre Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dioptre correction
Anti-Dust Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Anti-dust function
Image Quality Adjustment
 Brightness
 Colour depth
 Brightness
 Colour depth
Image Editing
 Resizing
 Crop
 Resizing
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 MPF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 MPF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
Live View
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Live view
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
 Tripod mountable
Direct Printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Direct printing
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
-3 - 1 -3 - 1
Eye Relief
Unknown - Click to provide data 17mm
Scene Modes
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Cuisine
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Cuisine
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
Languages Support
 DAN
 ARA
 GRE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 Multi
 DAN
 ARA
 GRE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
430g
BEST
880g
Height
76.3mm 123mm
Depth
83.1mm 81.5mm
Width
111.1mm 146mm
Weight (including Battery)
430g
BEST
980g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Alkaline
 Alkaline
Number of Batteries Supported
4
BEST
1
Battery Type
AA (Alkaline, NiMH, Oxyride or Lithium) EN-EL15
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
300 shots 1,200 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
HDMI Ports Quantity
 HDMI ports quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Frame Rate
1.2fps Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
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