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Nikon D810A Digital Camera

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SLR 36.3MP CMOS SDXC Feb 2015
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23 Reasons For

Excellent Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this camera is 91 out of 100 based on three expert reviews from sites including Photo Answers.co.uk, digitalfotoforalla.se and digitalfoto.dk. Camera experts think this SLR digital camera is one of the very best digital cameras of this spec and age.

Nikon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

SLR cameras produced by Nikon have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all digital cameras (not just SLR cameras) and found that Nikon also has good ratings across its entire range.

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.

Quite Large Display Diagonal

Across all the SLR cameras that have been around for more than a year the display diagonals range from 2.7" to 3.2", and the average display diagonal is 3". At 3.2 inches, the Nikon D810A has a quite large display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as the D810A.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the D810A, the Nikon D810A has a built-in flash.

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Fairly High Megapixel

Across all the digital cameras of this age and spec the megapixels range from 18MP to 46MP. With a megapixel of 36.3 megapixels, the Nikon D810A has a fairly high megapixel compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the D810A.

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The lowest ISO sensitivity (max) of cameras of this type and age is 6,400 and the highest is 52,000. The Nikon D810A has a quite high ISO sensitivity (max) (51,200) compared to most of the other SLR cameras that are a similar age to the D810A.

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Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds

The Nikon D810A has a greater number of supported image formats than most SLR cameras that have been available for more than a year. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by cameras of this age and spec. The image formats supporteds "RAW" and "TIF" are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixels

Digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the D810A have total megapixelss of between 18MP and 48MP. The Nikon D810A has a quite many total megapixels (37.09 megapixels) compared to most of the other SLR cameras that have been around for around the same time as the D810A.

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1200 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Nikon D810A is a camera that takes 1,200 shot battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the D810A only take between 440 and 1,199 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Very High Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of SLR cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the D810A is 460,000 pixels and the highest is 1,300,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of 1,229,000 pixel, the Nikon D810A's display resolution (numeric) is one of the highest amongst SLR cameras that were launched around the same time as the D810A.

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7360 X 4912 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Nikon D810A has a higher image resolution than most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has a 7360 x 4912 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it have a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all digital cameras of this age and spec the best image resolution is 8688 x 5792 pixels and the worst is 1280 x 1024 pixels.

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Has Seven White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Nikon D810A is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. This Nikon digital camera has a Shade white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on SLR cameras that are a similar age to the D810A. The white balances "Auto", "Custom modes", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent", "Manual" and "Sunny" are also found on this camera.

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Has Three Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the Nikon D810A is more than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This digital camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. The photo effectss "Neutral" and "Vivid" are also found on this camera.

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

The Nikon D810A has a ±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction which is wider than the ±2EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction found on most cameras that were released more than a year ago. The flash exposure correction of all cameras of this age and spec ranges from ±3EV (1/3 EV step) (worst) to ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) (best).

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Supports Three ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Nikon D810A is more than most similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 100, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivitys 200, 12800 and 51200 are also supported by this digital camera.

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51 Auto Focus (AF) Pointss

51 auto Focus (AF) pointss

The Nikon D810A has more auto Focus (AF) pointss than most of the comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the D810A. Most of the comparable spec digital cameras that were released one year ago only have between 9 and 50 auto Focus (AF) pointss, however this digital camera has 51 auto Focus (AF) pointss.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the Nikon D810A is more than most SLR cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera has a Manual light exposure modes, which is the most frequently found light exposure modes found on cameras of a comparable age and type to the D810A. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this digital camera.

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H.264 Video Formats Supported

This digital camera supports a H.264|MOV|MPEG4 video formats supported, which is the most frequently supported video formats supported on SLR cameras that are a similar age to it.

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TFT Display

This camera has a TFT display, which is typical of many SLR cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. 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.

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Very Short Flash Sync-Speed

The flash sync-speeds of SLR cameras that came out more than a year ago range from 0.004s to 1s. With a flash sync-speed of only 0.004 seconds, the Nikon D810A has one of the shorter flash sync-speeds amongst SLR cameras of this age.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The number of audio formats supported by the Nikon D810A is more than most cameras that have been around for more than a year. The most frequently supported audio formats supported is AAC++, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this Nikon camera. The audio formats supporteds LPCM are also supported by this camera.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Nikon D810A does not support Full HD video, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the D810A also do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other cameras of this spec and age, the Nikon D810A does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other SLR cameras that were launched more than a year ago, the Nikon D810A does not support wi-Fi.

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Not Waterproof

The Nikon D810A is not waterproof. Most of the other SLR cameras that are a similar age to the D810A are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most digital cameras that are a comparable age to the D810A do not have an image stabilizer. The Nikon D810A is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabilizer.

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Not 3D

The Nikon D810A is not 3D. Most of the other cameras of this age and type are also not 3D.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the D810A, the Nikon D810A does not support video capability.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The Nikon D810A has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on SLR cameras that are a comparable age to the D810A. The flash modess "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 eye reliefs of digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the D810A range from 17mm to 27mm. The Nikon D810A has one of the smaller eye reliefs (only 17 millimeters) amongst SLR cameras of this age.

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Only 1280x720@50fps Resolution At Capture Speed

This camera has a resolution at capture speed of 1280x720@50fps|1280×720@60fps|1920x1080@24fps|1920x1080@25fps|1920x1080@30fps|1920x1080@50fps|1920x1080@60fps, which is typical of many SLR cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Very Heavy

The average weight of digital cameras of a similar type and age to the D810A is 590g, and the weights range from 420g to 880g. When compared to other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the D810A, the Nikon D810A's weight of 880 grams is one of the heaviest.

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Very Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

SLR cameras that were released more than a year ago have ISO sensitivity (min)s of between 50 and 200. With an ISO sensitivity (min) of 200, the Nikon D810A has one of the biggest ISO sensitivity (min)s amongst SLR cameras of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Nikon D810A

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera has been on the market for over two years.

SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports a CF|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many SLR cameras that have been around for more than a year. 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 camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on SLR cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Lens Mount Interface
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Exposure Correction
Shoe Mounting Point
Shoe Mounting Point Type
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Magnification
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Headphone Outputs
USB Connector
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Dioptre Correction
Anti-Dust Function
Camera File System
Live View
Tripod Mountable
Direct Printing
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Eye Relief
Scene Modes
Languages Support
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Technical Details
Self-Timer

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 363, nikon d810, nikon 363m, canon d810, nikon 363mp, canon d810a, nikon d810a, nikon vba411, nikon n130921, nikon vba411a, nikon vba411ae, nikon n130921w
Barcodes 00018208015535, 00018208944415, 00635131600128

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