Nikon D810 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|
Recent Similar Cameras
Nikon D810 Highlights
Sensor-Size: 36 x 24mm
Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI
|36 Megapixels DSLR||ISO 32-51200|
|Nikon F Mount|
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|
Mirrorless Digital Camera Buying Guide 2020
The Mirrorless Digital Camera Buying Guide was fully rewritten for 2020, including all new systems from Nikon, Canon and Leica joined by Panasonic and Sigma. This new extensive 2020 Edition shows in 5 simple steps how to choose a mirrorless camera.
Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 Review
This highly capable and compact mirrorless ranked as Best Beginner Mirrorless Digital Camera of 2019. Its 20 MP Four-Thirds CMOS sensor with Anti-Alias Filter is pared with 5-axis stabilization to maximize sharpness. Features a tilting 2.8 MP 0.39" EVF with large 0.7X view and Eye-Start sensor in a body with dual control-dials.
Best Digital Cameras of 2019
The Best Cameras of 2019 awarded by Neocamera: Best Travel-Zoom, Best Premium Compact, Best Ultra-Zoom, Best Mirrorless and Best DSLR.
10 Gifts Photographers Will Love
The 2019 gift guide for photographers showcases photography gear that amateur and enthusiasts will enjoy. It is divided into 3 price categories to suit different budgets from $50 to $200 USD.
Sony Alpha A7R IV In-Depth Review
The newest Sony high-resolution mirrorless packs a 61 MP Full-Frame BSI-CMOS sensor on 5-axis Sensor-Shift system. It shoots at 10 FPS, records 4K Ultra-HD video and focuses with a new 567-Point and 425-Area Hybrid AF system with Realtime tracking. This professional-grade camera features a 5.8 MP 0.5" EVF with 0.78X magnification, 100% coverage and an Eye-Start Sensor plus triple control-dials in a weatherproof body. This review shows exactly how the A7R IV performs and compares to top Full-Frame and Medium-Format digital cameras.
Olympus OM-D E-M1X Review
Professional Micro Four-Thirds mirrorless sporting an ultra-high speed 20 MP sensor with 121-Point Phase-Detect AF on a 5-axis image-stabilization system effective to 7-stops. 60 FPS drive with blackout free view on a huge 0.83X magnification 2.4 MP 0.5" EVF. Even a builtin GPS in a dual-grip double dual-control-dial IPX1-rated weatherproof and freezeproof body.
Nikon D3500 Review
The lightest DSLR packs a 24 MP APS-C sensor with ISO 100-25600 sensitivity-range, 5 FPS drive and Full HD video capture. Basic features with simple ergonomics.
Time-Lapse Photography for Beginners
Learn how to get started with time-lapse photography in 4 easy steps.
Fujifilm X-T30 Review
The newest 26 MP 4th-Generation X-Trans CMOS sensor and X-Process 4 from the flagship X-T3 in more compact body. ISO 80-51200, 1/32000-30s, 20 FPS Continuous drive, Cinema 4K video. Dual control-dials and 2.4 MP EVF with Eye-Start Sensor.
Nikon Z6 Review
Nikon Full-Frame Mirrorless with 24 MP and 5-Axis Built-In Image-Stabilization effective to 5-Stops. ISO 100-202400. 12 FPS Continuous Drive. 3.7 MP 0.5" EVF with 0.8X Magnification and 100% Coverage. 4K Ultra-HD video.