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The evolution of high resolution.
One look at the jaw-dropping image quality possible with the D810 and you'll never look at image quality the same way. The level of detail and sharpness, the wide dynamic range and rich tonality in nearly any light is simply staggering—almost unimaginable until now. For still and multimedia photographers including landscape, studio, wedding and portrait pros, the D810 will ignite your creativity and help you capture images that astound. For cinematographers and camera operators, the D810 will become one of the most versatile and important tools in your arsenal. With meticulous autofocus, fast frame rates and image processing, smaller file formats, excellent energy efficiency and exciting new capabilities for all manners of shooting, the D810 expands your vision and lets you rethink what’s possible.
- 36.3MP HDSLR camera with no Optical Low Pass Filter
- 1080p videos recorded at 60/50/30/25/24p uncompressed to an external device, compressed to an internal CF/SD card or both simultaneously
- Broadcast-caliber audio control right in the camera
- Nikon's innovative EXPEED 4 image processing for flawless detail retention and beautiful noise-free images from ISO 64 to ISO 12,800
One look changes everything
The bar has been raised
The D810 truly raises the bar for image quality and dynamic range. An all-new FX-format full-frame image sensor design—36.3-megapixels with no optical low-pass filter—is paired with Nikon's innovative EXPEED 4 image processing for flawless detail retention from snow white to pitch black, beautiful noise-free images from ISO 64 to ISO 12,800, an extremely wide dynamic range, flattering well-saturated skin tones and much more. The combination reveals the true optical precision of NIKKOR lenses, which provide flawless rendering even at these pixel counts. For those seeking the ultimate in D-SLR image quality, the D810 delivers.
Take productions to the next level
Outstanding on TV, video and film sets
The D810 is the full-frame D-SLR that cinematographers, camera operators and multimedia photographers have been waiting for. Bring the camera's remarkable image quality and dynamic range to 1080p videos recorded at 60/50/30/25/24p uncompressed to an external device, compressed to an internal CF/SD card or both simultaneously. Move between dark and light scenes without any iris or frame-rate adjustments thanks to ISO Auto Adjust. Smoothly change a shot's depth of field with power iris control. Shoot in a flat picture style that enhances dynamic range and streamlines post-production work. Even enjoy broadcast-caliber audio control right in the camera. Let the D810 and the vast collection of NIKKOR lenses take your production to the next level.
Where speed and accuracy converge
The D810 performs with astounding speed and precision. Capture 5 fps at full resolution and in 5:4 crop mode, 6 fps in 1:2 crop mode and 7 fps in DX-crop mode*. Enjoy tack-sharp focus—crucial in high-resolution images—thanks to an Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX AF sensor that uses 51 focus points, including 15 cross-type sensors, 11 of which work all the way to f/8, plus a new Group Area AF. Internal vibration has been nearly eliminated with a newly designed sequencer mechanism and Electronic Front Curtain Shutter system. You can even quickly spot-check your focus by zooming in 46x on the large 3.2-inch 1,229k-dot display with RGBW alignment and monitor highlights during video capture with zebra striping right in the display. The D810 is as nimble as it is precise.
*When using optional MB-D12 battery pack and EN-EL18a battery (for up to 100 jpeg shots)
Thrilling new capabilities and inspiration
The D810 is a versatile camera for versatile shooters. Produce stunning star-trail images with unlimited continuous shooting—capture images for as long as your battery or memory card will allow. Create smooth, even time-lapse sequences thanks to new Exposure Smoothing. Preserve details in both the shadowy and bright areas of stage performances and other spot-lit situations with Highlight-weighted Metering. Use the D810's pop-up flash as a Commander for Nikon's Creative Light System—a major convenience for location photographers. Save your files in a new 12-bit uncompressed RAW size S* format that's half the size of RAW size L. Wherever your passion and inspiration takes you, the D810 will follow.
*In-camera RAW processing or some retouch options, such as image overlay, cannot be applied.
The most advanced EXPEED yet
Nikon's EXPEED image processing concept enables superior performance in Nikon cameras. The new EXPEED 4 design takes that performance even further— 30% faster than its predecessor, 25% faster frame rates (5 fps), a wider ISO range of 64-12,800 with low noise throughout, smooth gradations, a wide dynamic range, optimizations for 1080 60p video, greater energy efficiency and more.
A deeper grip ensures stable handling, even for small hands. A brighter viewfinder offers ~100% frame coverage, 0.7x magnification and high contrast organic EL information display for easier visibility. The scratch- and shock-resistant TFT LCD display has wide viewing angles and enhanced visibility in sunlight. Its colour can be calibrated to match an external monitor, and a new split-screen feature lets you monitor two different points of a scene side-by-side to ensure proper leveling or focus.
Built for tough projects
The D810 with magnesium alloy, stringently tested weather and dust sealing, a shutter that's been tested to 200,000 cycles, longer battery life, and advanced in-camera editing like NEF (RAW) processing, distortion control, image overlay and more, makes the D810 as reliable on the road as it is in the studio.
Every superb NIKKOR lens tells a new story, from fast primes to versatile telephoto zooms. With optional Nikon Speedlights, lighting is as powerful and comprehensive as you want it to be, while pro-grade Wi-Fi® transmitters and remote controls streamline workflow in the studio or at a remote location. Draw the most from RAW files with the new Capture NX-D software, or tailor your images and customize your picture control setti
|Type||Single-lens reflex digital camera|
|Lens Mount||Nikon F bayonet mount|
|Effective Pixels||36.3 million|
|Sensor Size||35.9mm x 24mm|
|Image Sensor Format||FX|
|Image Sensor Type||CMOS|
|Total Pixels||37.09 million|
|Dust-reduction system||Image sensor cleaning
Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX-D software required)
|Dust-Off Reference Photo||Yes|
|Image Area (pixels)||
|File Format Still Images||JPEG: JPEG-baseline-compliant; can be selected from Size Priority and Optimal Quality
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx 1:4), normal (approx 1:8), or basic (approx 1:16) compression
NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed; small size available (12-bit uncompressed only)
NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
|Storage Media||CompactFlash© (CF) (Type I, compliant with UDMA)
|Card Slot||1 CompactFlash© (CF) card and 1 Secure Digital (SD) card|
|File System||Compliant with DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)
EXIF 2.3 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras
|Viewfinder||Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder|
|Viewfinder Frame Coverage||FX (36x24): 100% Horizontal and 100% Vertical Approx.
1.2x (30x20): 97% Horizontal and 97% Vertical Approx.
DX (24x16): 97% Horizontal and 97% Vertical Approx.
5:4 (30x24): 97% horizontal and 100% vertical Approx.
|Viewfinder Magnification||0.70x Approx.|
|Viewfinder Eyepoint||17mm (-1.0 m¯¹)|
|Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment||Built-in diopter adjustment (-3 to +1 m¯¹)|
|Focusing Screen||Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VIII with AF area brackets (grid lines can be displayed)|
|Reflex Mirror||Quick-return type|
|Mirror Lock Up||Yes|
|Lens Aperture||Instant-return type|
|Lens Compatibility at a Glance***||AF-S or AF lenses fully compatible
Metering with AI lenses
|Compatible Lenses||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 G and H only).
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).
IX NIKKOR lenses, lenses for the F3AF, and non-AI lenses cannot be used.
|Shutter Type||Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane|
|Shutter Speed||1/8000 to 30 sec.
|Fastest Shutter Speed||1/8000 sec.|
|Slowest Shutter Speed||30 sec.|
|Flash Sync Speed||Up to 1/250 sec.
Synchronizes with shutter at 1/320s or slower (flash range drops at speeds between 1/250 and 1/320s)
|Bulb Shutter Setting||Yes|
|Shutter Release Modes||Continuous low-speed [CL] mode
Continuous high-speed [CH] mode
Mirror-up [Mup] mode
Quiet Shutter Release
Quiet Continuous Release
Single-frame [S] mode
|Continuous Shooting Options||FX-format
CH: Up to 5 frames per second
CL: Up to 1-5 frames per second
CH: Up to 5 frames per second
CL: Up to 1-5 frames per second
CH: Up to 6 frames per second
7 fps in DX-crop mode when using optional MB-D12 battery pack and EN-EL18a battery
CL: Up to 1-6 frames per second
CH: Up to 6 frames per second
CL: Up to 1-6 frames per second
|Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution||5 frames per second|
|Self-timer|| 2, 5, 10, 20 sec.; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 sec.
Timer duration electronically controlled
|Exposure Metering System||TTL exposure metering using 91,000-pixel RGB sensor|
|Metering Method|| Centre-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 12mm circle in centre of frame
Matrix: 3D Colour Matrix Metering III (type G, E, and D lenses); Colour Matrix Metering III (other CPU lenses); Colour Matrix Metering available with non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data
Spot: Meters 4mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point
Highlight-weighted: Available with type G, E, and D lenses; equivalent to center-weighted when non-CPU lens is used
|Metering Range||0 to 20 EV (3D colour matrix, centre-weighted metering or highlight weighted metering)
0 to 20 EV (spot metering)
|Exposure Meter Coupling||CPU
|Exposure Modes||Aperture-Priority (A)
Programmed auto with flexible program (P)
|Exposure Compensation||±5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV|
|Exposure Bracketing||2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV|
|ISO Sensitivity||ISO 64 -12,800
Lo-1 (ISO 32)
Hi-1 (ISO 25,600)
Hi-2 (ISO 51,200)
|Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity||64|
|Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity||12,800|
|Lowest Expanded ISO Sensitivity||Lo-1 (ISO 32 equivalent)|
|Highest Expanded ISO Sensitivity||Hi-2 (ISO 51,200 equivalent)|
|Expanded ISO Sensitivity Options||Lo-1 (ISO 32 equivalent)
Hi-1 (ISO 25,600 equivalent)
Hi-2, (ISO 51,200 equivalent)
|Long Exposure Noise Reduction||Yes|
|High ISO Noise Reduction||Yes
|D-Lighting Bracketing||2 frames using selected value for one frame
3–5 frames using preset values for all frames
|Single-point AF Mode||Yes|
|Dynamic AF Mode||Number of AF points: 9, 21, 51 and 51 (3D-tracking)|
|Auto-area AF Mode||Yes|
|Autofocus System||Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection|
|Detection Range||-2 to 19 EV (ISO 100, 68°F/20°C)|
|Lens Servo||Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status
Manual focus (MF): Electronic rangefinder can be used
|AF-area Mode||9, 21 or 51 point Dynamic-area AF
3D-tracking (51 points)
|Focus Lock||Focus can be locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF)
|Focus Modes||Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A)
Face-Priority AF available in Live View only and D-Movie only
Full-time Servo (AF-A) available in Live View only
Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder
Single-servo AF (AF-S)
|Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points||51|
|Autofocus Sensitivity||-2 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)|
|Autofocus Fine Tune||Yes|
|Flash Bracketing||2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1 EV|
|Built-in Flash Distance||12m (ISO 100)|
|Top FP High Speed Sync||Up to 1/8000|
|Flash Control||TTL: i-TTL flash control using 91,000-pixel RGB sensor are available with built-in flash and SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, SB-400, or SB-300; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center-weighting metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering|
|Flash Sync Modes||Auto FP High-Speed Sync supported
Front-curtain sync (normal)
Red-Eye reduction with slow sync
Slow rear-curtain sync
|Flash Compensation||-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV|
|Flash-ready Indicator||Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output|
|Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)||CLS Supported|
|Flash Sync Terminal||Yes|
|White Balance||Auto (2 types)
Choose colour temperature (2500K–10000K)
Fluorescent (7 types)
Preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored, spot white balance measurement available during live view)
|White Balance Bracketing||2 to 9 exposures in increments of 1, 2 or 3 EV|
|Live View Shooting||Photography Live View Mode
Movie Live View Mode
|Live View Lens servo||Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F)
Manual focus (MF)
|Live View AF-area mode||Face-priority AF
|Live View Autofocus||Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)|
|Movie Metering||TTL exposure metering using main image sensor|
|Movie Maximum recording time||20 minutes at highest quality
29 minutes 59 seconds at normal quality
|Movie File Format||MOV|
|Movie Video Compression||H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding|
|Movie Audio recording format||Linear PCM|
|Movie||HD 1,920x1,080 / 60 fps
HD 1,920x1,080 / 50 fps
HD 1,920x1,080 / 30 fps
HD 1,920x1,080 / 25 fps
HD 1,920x1,080 / 24 fps
HD 1,280x720 / 60 fps
HD 1,280x720 / 50 fps
|Movie Audio||Built-in microphone, stereo
External stereo microphone (optional - sold separately)
|Monitor Size||3.2 in. diagonal|
|Monitor Resolution||1,229,000 Dots|
|Monitor Type||Wide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD|
|Monitor Angle of View||170-degree wide-viewing angle|
|Monitor Adjustments||Brightness, 5 levels
Brightness control using ambient brightness sensor
|Virtual Horizon Camera Indicator||Yes
Also visible in LiveView Modes
Also visible in Viewfinder
|Playback Functions||Auto Image Rotation
Full-Frame and Thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar)
Playback with Zoom
|In-Camera Image Editing||Colour Balance
NEF (RAW) Processing
|Interface||HDMI Output: Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Stereo Microphone Input
Super Speed USB 3.0
|Wi-Fi Functionality||Eye-Fi Compatible
|GPS||GP-1 GPS unit (sold separately)
GP-1A GPS unit (sold separately)
|Save/Load Camera settings||Yes|
|Total Custom Settings||54|
|My Menu||Yes with customization|
Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
|Date, Time and Daylight Savings Time Settings||Yes
The camera clock is powered by a separate, non-rechargeable CR1616 lithium battery with a life of about two years.
|World Time Setting||Yes|
|Battery / Batteries||EN-EL15 Lithium-ion Battery|
|Battery Life (shots per charge)||1,200 shots (CIPA)|
|AC Adapter||EH-5b AC Adapter; requires EP-5B Power Connector (sold separately)|
|Battery Charger||MH-25a Quick Charger|
|Tripod Socket||0.64 cm|
|Approx. Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth)||146mm x 123mm x 81.5mm|
camera body only
|Operating Environment||0–40 °C|
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