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Nikon D810

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SLR 36.8MP CCD Red Jun 2014
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Nikon D810 Review

Our Verdict:
A Multi Award Winning 36.8 Megapixel Digital Camera
, we have ranked the Nikon D810 number 1190 across all digital cameras.
100
383 Reviews + 18 Awards
37
94
43 Great Features
54
3 Years Old
Overall Score
77
Good

Why Has it Scored This?

It has superb expert reviews and marvellous user reviews with 98% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received 18 awards including an "Editor's Choice" award from websites PC Mag, Ephotozine, Digitaltrends.com, Tomsguide.com, Photoreview.com.au and Reviewed.com, a "Highly Recommended" award from review sites PhotographyBlog.com, Ljudochbild.se and Lydogbillede.dk and a "Recommended" award from review websites Trusted Reviews, Lydogbilde.no and Hi-Tech.mail.ru/.
76
Good
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72
Good

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Nikon D810 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

18 Industry Awards

Amongst latest high megapixel cameras, this Nikon digital camera is one of the most highly awarded by camera experts.

The editors of websites PC Mag, Ephotozine, Digitaltrends.com, Tomsguide.com, Photoreview.com.au and Reviewed.com all decided that this camera was outstanding and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

This high megapixel camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from review sites PhotographyBlog.com, Ljudochbild.se and Lydogbillede.dk all of whom thought that this digital camera was very good.

This digital camera received a "Recommended" award from review websites Trusted Reviews, Lydogbilde.no and Hi-Tech.mail.ru/ all of whom concluded that this Nikon camera was very good.

The editor of one other expert review site decided that this Nikon camera was superb and gave it one of their highest awards. This camera received a "Gold" award from What Digital Camera.

The editors of three other expert review sites all concluded that this high megapixel camera was very good. Digital Versus and Les Numeriques.com both gave this camera a "5 Star" award and it received a "4 Star" award from 01net.com.

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

37 experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review, What Digital Camera and Trusted Reviews have rated this digital camera on average 92%. This puts this Nikon camera in the top 3% of all the latest high megapixel cameras when ranked by average expert review score.

Excellent Owner Reviews

Based on 346 owner reviews this digital camera has an exceptional average owner rating. 305 reviewers (90% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 98% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. Users think this Nikon digital camera is one of the very best new high megapixel cameras.

Nice Design

Five owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was good looking, four owners who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was ergonomic and four owners who bought the product agreed that it was smooth.

Good Quality Pictures

58 customers who bought the Nikon D810 agreed that it was able to produce good images, 14 people who purchased the product considered that it had a good picture resolution and 13 people thought it was good in low light. three customers said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good image sensor, two people concluded that it was good in terms of colour rendition and two owners who reviewed this digital camera said that it was good at handing highlights and shadows in pictures.

  • If you're a serious photographer willing to stump up the cash for at least a good lens or two…
    Stuff.tv September 2014
  • The high resolution won't suit all pro…
  • Those that favor high resolution and those that favor speed…
    Reviewed.com November 2014
  • It still seems like a good, solid upgrade that promises to deliver what's most important to photographers – better image quality…
  • 5/4 sized images, gives me a great deal of flexibility in portrait, landscape…
  • No more blown highlights, everything has been very well controlled now and my images are that much better right out of camera thanks to this handy dandy metering mode…
  • Great low light improvement and multiple options focus…
  • The 36.3 MP sensor on this camera allows you to take very high resolution photographs that can be enlarged to great proportions, without losing any detail…
  • It is the best camera for wedding photography…
  • All that has been said proved to be accurate for a much more refined photographer experience…
    Ray (Bhphotovideo.com) - September 2014

Good Product Quality

28 customers who reviewed the product agreed that it was good quality.

Good Quality Lens

18 customers who purchased it concluded that it had a good autofocus and two owners said in their reviews that it had a good lens.

Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We checked 27,218 owner and expert reviews (including 2,812 verified purchases) for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Nikon has good ratings specifically for its high megapixel cameras. 97% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Four people who reviewed the Nikon D810 concluded that it had a good screen.

Good Size

Four customers mentioned that the product was a good body shape.

Easy to Use

10 customers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use, eight people said in their reviews that the product was comfortable and easy to hold and three owners wrote in their reviews that it was easy to handle. three people said in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus.

Excellent Battery Life

Two owners concluded that the Nikon D810 had a good battery life.

Good Video Capture

10 customers agreed that it was good for video recording.

Fairly Priced

Seven people who reviewed the Nikon D810 thought it was good value for money.

Good Technical Features

Five customers who purchased the product concluded that it had good features.

Robust

Eight owners agreed that the Nikon D810 was well made and two owners who reviewed it concluded that it was strong and durable.

Acceptable Noise Level

22 people who purchased it wrote that it was quiet.


Features

Supports Video Recording

The Nikon D810 supports video recording, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera.

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3D

The Nikon D810 is 3D. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera also are 3D.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The Nikon D810 has one of the larger display diagonals (3.2 inches) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. The average display diagonal of latest high megapixel cameras is 3", and the display diagonals range from 2.7" to 4.8".

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Supports Video Capability

The Nikon D810 supports video capability, as do most of the other recently released similar spec cameras.

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Supports Full HD Video

The Nikon D810 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Nikon D810 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a Built-In Flash

The Nikon D810 has a built-in flash. Most of the other recently released high megapixel cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon D810 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other recently released high megapixel cameras.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 430 grams, the Nikon D810 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon D810 has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other new high megapixel cameras.

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Has an Audio Recorder

The Nikon D810 has an audio recorder. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera also have an audio recorder.

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Very Wide Field of View

New cameras have field of views of between 97% and 170%. The Nikon D810 has one of the widest field of views (170 percent) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Has a USB 3.0 Port

The Nikon D810 has a USB 3.0 port, unlike most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera which do not have a USB 3.0 port.

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Has a Wind Filter

The Nikon D810 has a wind filter, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Nikon D810 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other latest digital cameras also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Supports Direct Printing

The Nikon D810 supports direct printing, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Nikon D810 features contrast adjustment. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also feature contrast adjustment.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Nikon D810 has a headphone outputs. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera also have a headphone outputs.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The Nikon D810 has a USB connectivity. Most of the other recently released cameras also have a USB connectivity.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon D810 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The Nikon D810 features multi-shot function, as do most of the other recently released digital cameras.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Nikon D810 has a shoe mounting point. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also have a shoe mounting point.

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Has a Microphone in

The Nikon D810 has a microphone in, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Nikon D810 has a carrying case, as do most of the other recently released high megapixel cameras.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Nikon D810 has an anti-dust function. Most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also have an anti-dust function.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Nikon D810 features saturation adjustment, as do most of the other new similar spec cameras.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Nikon D810 features noise reduction, as do most of the other latest cameras.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Nikon D810 supports dioptic correction. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera also support dioptic correction.

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Supports PictBridge

The Nikon D810 supports PictBridge. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera also support PictBridge.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Nikon D810 has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera is 100,000 pixels and the highest is 6,300,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of 1,229,000 pixel, the Nikon D810 has one of the higher display resolutions (numeric) amongst high megapixel cameras of this age.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Nikon D810 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Nikon D810 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other latest high megapixel cameras also feature brightness adjustment.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon D810 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as this camera also have a tripod mountable.

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Supports Live View

The Nikon D810 supports live view, as do most of the other new high megapixel cameras.

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Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of only 3.1, the Nikon D810 has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers amongst high megapixel cameras of this age. The average maximum aperture number of new similar spec cameras is 18, and the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 130.

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Has an HDMI

The Nikon D810 has an HDMI. Most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera also have an HDMI.

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Features Histogram

The Nikon D810 features histogram. Most of the other latest high megapixel cameras also feature histogram.

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Features Voice Recording

The Nikon D810 features voice recording, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The Nikon D810 has a battery charger included. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera also have a battery charger included.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon D810 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Nikon D810 has a batteries included. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera also have a batteries included.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 585 millimeters, the Nikon D810 has a quite long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other latest digital cameras. The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras of this age and spec range from 73mm to 1,600mm.

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Very Small Eye Relief

Across all the latest similar spec cameras the eye reliefs range from 17mm to 27mm. The Nikon D810 has a fairly small eye relief (only 17 millimeters) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Nikon D810 is 640 x 480 pixels. That's 96% less video resolution than a 3840 x 2160 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution. Across all new cameras the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Nikon D810 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this Nikon camera supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail. Across all recently released digital cameras the video resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels to 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Supports 64, 80 and 7 More ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Nikon D810 is more than most similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 100, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities 80, 1600, Auto, 64, 12800, 64 - 12800, 200 and 51200 are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Only 4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

The Nikon D810 has a higher image resolution than most latest comparable spec digital cameras. This digital camera has a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it have a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution.

A 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution is actually the worst image resolution across all latest comparable spec digital cameras.

The best image resolution across similar types of digital camera is 7360 x 4912 pixels.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 22.5 millimeters, the Nikon D810 has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera. The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera is 18mm, the longest is 75mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

When compared to other recently released high megapixel cameras that we have assessed, the Nikon D810's minimum aperture number of 5.9 is one of the largest. The average minimum aperture number of similar age comparable spec cameras is 3.4.

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36.8 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 36.8 megapixels digital camera.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was June 2014 when Nikon released the D810.


Reviews
100
383 Reviews + 18 Awards
Value for Money
37
Features for Portrait...
76
Good
Age
54
3 Years Old
Overall Score for Port...
67
Average
55
4608 X 3456 Pixels
Yes
Features for Portrait...
76
Good

Maximum Image Resolution

only 4608 x 3456 pixels image resolution


Image Stabilizer

has an image stabilizer


Optical Sensor Size

optical sensor size


Pre-Flash

pre-flash


Smile Detection

smile detection


Handheld Remote Control

handheld remote control


Self-Timer

self-timer


Reviews
100
383 Reviews + 18 Awards
Value for Money
37
Features for Landscape...
70
Good
Age
54
3 Years Old
Overall Score for Land...
65
Average
55
4608 X 3456 Pixels
75
430g
57
300 Shots
Yes
Features for Landscape...
70
Good

Optical Zoom

optical zoom


Maximum Image Resolution

only 4608 x 3456 pixels image resolution


Weight

average weight


Anti-Dust Function

has an anti-dust function


Optical Sensor Size

optical sensor size


Waterproof

waterproof


Electronic Compass

electronic compass


Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

battery life (CIPA standard)


GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)


Dustproof

dustproof


Reviews
100
383 Reviews + 18 Awards
Value for Money
37
Features for Everyday...
78
Good
Age
54
3 Years Old
Overall Score for Ever...
68
Average
75
430g
57
300 Shots
Yes
Features for Everyday...
78
Good

Weight

average weight


Image Stabilizer

has an image stabilizer


Optical Sensor Size

optical sensor size


Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

battery life (CIPA standard)


Vari-Angle LCD Display

vari-angle LCD display


Face Detection

face detection


Reviews
100
383 Reviews + 18 Awards
Value for Money
37
Features for Sport Pho...
72
Good
Age
54
3 Years Old
Overall Score for Spor...
65
Average
100
1s
Yes
23
64, 80, 200, 160, 1,600, 80, 800, 12,...
57
300 Shots
Features for Sport Pho...
72
Good

Image Stabilizer

has an image stabilizer


ISO Sensitivities

supports 64, 80 and 7 more ISO sensitivities


Camera Shutter Speed

camera shutter speed


Multi Burst Mode

multi burst mode


Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

battery life (CIPA standard)


Waterproof

waterproof


Flash Recharging Time

flash recharging time


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon d810fxformatdslr, cameraw3lensflashhuge, nikon d810dslrcamera, nikon d810lk24120, nikon 21mm2600mm, nikon k9205700cr, nikon vba411ae, nikon n130921w, nikon w2470mm, nikon w2485mm, nikon f3545g, nikon 363mp, nikon d810a, nikon w64gb, nikon w16gb, nikon f18d, nikon f28e, nikon f18g, nikon f28g
Barcodes 00018208015429, 00018208015535, 00018208015566, 00018208134564, 00018208937547, 00018208937554, 00018208937585, 00018208944712, 00650726491608, 00689466836943, 00791082321007, 00813789329374, 03306977544736, 04960759145833

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