Nikon D810 Review Summary
Nikon D810 Assessment
Nikon's latest DSLR is an impressive revision of their highest-resolution cameras. It looks just like a D800 or D800E except the sensor and processor have both been replaced with state-of-the-art components. The new 36 megapixels full-frame CMOS sensor offers a wider sensitivity-range, starting an ultra-low ISO 32.
The new EXPEED 4 processor takes part in the most sophisticated image-pipeline yet, with more latitude and precision to fine-tune image-output, now in TIFF format as well as JPEG.
The new Highlight Weighed metering is unique and takes advantage of the D810's exceptional dynamic-range to produce usable images more often.
In short, the D810 shows excellent image-quality on all fronts except for Automatic WB. It is also very fast and extremely responsive.
There is only one word of caution with this camera: lenses. To obtain the best image quality, the D810 requires the best lenses and each of those easily cost at least half the price of the camera.
|Class-leading retention of details||Poor Automatic White-Balance|
|Very low image-noise||Inconsistent Live-view|
|Superb dynamic-range||Instant review delay|
|Very fast autofocus||Bizarre Auto ISO|
|Extremely responsive||Asymmetric card slots|
|Unmatched image-parameter flexibility||EC button placement not ideal|
|Manual focus assist direction indicator||Exposure Delay mode hidden in menu|
|Excellent weatherproof build quality||Sensitive to lens performance|
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Nikon D810 Facts
|36 Megapixels DSLR||ISO 32-51200|
|Nikon F Mount|
Sensor-Size: 36 x 24mm
Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI
Extra Large Viewfinder
|Full manual controls, including Manual Focus|
|2 Axis Digital Level||Custom white-balance with 2 axis fine-tuning|
|Built-in Dust Reduction||Hot-Shoe & Sync-Port|
|5 FPS Drive, 100 Images||Stereo audio input|
|1920x1080 @ 60 FPS Video Recording||Lithium-Ion Battery|
|3.2" LCD 1.2 Megapixels||Secure Digital Extended Capacity|
|Compact Flash Type 1|
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