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Nikon D810A Digital Camera

SLR 36.3MP CMOS SDXC Feb 2015
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24 Reasons For

Excellent Expert Reviews

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

Nikon Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 19,122 expert and user reviews for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Nikon has good reviews specifically within its SLR digital cameras 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.

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon D810A has a built-in flash, as do most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the D810A.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Nikon D810A supports Full HD video, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the D810A.

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

The lowest megapixel count of digital cameras of a similar type and age to the D810A is 18MP and the highest is 46MP. With a megapixel count of 36.3 megapixels, the Nikon D810A has a quite high megapixel count compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the D810A.

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Fairly Large Screen Size

The screen sizes of cameras that are a similar age to the D810A range from 3" to 3.2", and the average screen size is 3". With a screen size of 3.2 inches, the Nikon D810A has one of the larger screen sizes amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Supports Three Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Nikon D810A is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by cameras that were released around the same time as the D810A. The image formats "RAW" and "TIF" are also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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Very High Maximum ISO Speed

At 51,200, the Nikon D810A has a very high maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age. The average maximum ISO speed of cameras that are a comparable age to the D810A is 26,000, and the maximum ISO speeds range from 6,400 to 52,000.

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Very High Display Resolution

Across all the similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the D810A the display resolutions range from 460,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. At 1,229,000 pixel, the Nikon D810A has a very high display resolution compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that are a comparable age to the D810A.

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Quite Many Total Megapixel Count

With a total megapixel count of 37.09 megapixels, the Nikon D810A has a quite many total megapixel count compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. Across all the comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the D810A the total megapixel counts range from 18MP to 48MP.

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1200 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Nikon D810A is a camera that takes 1,200 shot shot per battery charge. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the D810A only take between 440 and 1,199 shots per battery charge.

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7360 X 4912 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Nikon D810A has a 7360 x 4912 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. Most digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it have a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the D810A the image resolution ranges from 1280 x 1024 pixels to 8688 x 5792 pixels.

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The Nikon D810A has a greater number of white balance modes than most SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera has a Shade white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on cameras that have been available for more than a year. The white balance modes "Auto", "Custom modes", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent", "Manual" and "Sunny" are also found on this Nikon digital camera.

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Has Three Photo Effects

The Nikon D810A has a greater number of photo effects than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on cameras of a comparable spec and age to the D810A. The photo effects "Neutral" and "Vivid" are also found on this Nikon camera.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Nikon D810A is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by digital cameras of this age and spec. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0" and "DPOF" are also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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

This camera has a -3EV - +1EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction, which is the most commonly found flash exposure correction on cameras that came out more than a year ago.

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the Nikon D810A is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. The most commonly supported audio format is PCM, but this audio format is not supported by this camera. The audio formats LPCM are also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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51 Auto Focus Points

51 auto focus points

The Nikon D810A is a 51 auto focus point digital camera. Most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago only have between 9 and 50 auto focus points.

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Supports Three ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Nikon D810A is more than most SLR digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 100, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 200, 12800 and 51200 are also supported by this digital camera.

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Optical Viewfinder

This digital camera has an Optical viewfinder, which is typical of many SLR digital cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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TFT Display

This camera has a TFT display, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as 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 average flash sync-speed of SLR digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the D810A is 0.64s, and the flash sync-speeds range from 0.004s to 1s. The Nikon D810A has one of the shorter flash sync-speeds (only 0.004 seconds) amongst cameras of this age.

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15 Reasons Against

Price Has Recently Increased by £399.00

In the last few days the D810A has increased in price by £399.00.

Does Not Have a GPS

The Nikon D810A does not have a GPS. Most of the other SLR digital cameras that were released around the same time as the D810A also do not have a GPS.

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Not Waterproof

The Nikon D810A is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than a year are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Nikon D810A does not have an image stabiliser. Most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the D810A also do not have an image stabiliser.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the D810A, the Nikon D810A is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the D810A, the Nikon D810A does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the D810A, the Nikon D810A does not support video recording.

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Not Cheap

The cheapeast digital cameras that came out more than a year ago that we found costs £193 and the most expensive costs £2,899. We think that this SLR digital camera looks expensive for a digital camera of a comparable age and type.

Only Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Nikon D810A is more than most SLR digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Nikon camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the D810A. The flash modes "Flash off", "Red-eye reduction", "Second curtain synchro" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Very Small Eye Relief

Cameras of a similar spec and age to the D810A have eye relief of between 17mm and 23mm, and the average eye relief is 19mm. The Nikon D810A has one of the smaller eye relief (only 17 millimeters) amongst SLR digital cameras of this age.

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Only 1280x720@50fps Resolution and Capture Speed

This digital camera has a resolution and capture speed of 1280x720@50fps|1280×720@60fps|1920x1080@24fps|1920x1080@25fps|1920x1080@30fps|1920x1080@50fps|1920x1080@60fps, which is the most frequently found resolution and capture speed on comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Thick

SLR digital cameras that have been available for more than a year have depths of between 69mm and 120mm, and the average depth is 80mm. The Nikon D810A is one of the thicker digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the D810A (81.5 millimeters) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Very Heavy

Across all the SLR digital cameras that came out around the same time as the D810A the weights range from 420g to 880g, and the average weight is 600g. When compared to other SLR digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the D810A that we have checked, the Nikon D810A's weight of 880 grams is one of the heaviest.

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Very Tall

When compared to other digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the D810A, the height of the Nikon D810A of 123 millimeters is one of the tallest. The average height of SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the D810A is 100mm.

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Very Big Minimum ISO Speed

At 200, the Nikon D810A has a very big minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. The average minimum ISO speed of digital cameras of a similar type and age to the D810A is 100.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Nikon D810A

SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports a CF|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on digital cameras that have been available 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 digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Design
Colour
Lens System
Lens Mount Interface
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Auto Focus Point
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Auto Exposure Lock
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Exposure Correction
Shoe Mounting Point
Shoe Mounting Point
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Resolution and Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Voice Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Lens Magnification Ratio
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI Port
Microphone in Socket
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Headphone Out Port
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Histogram
Dioptre Correction
Anti-Dust Function
Camera File System
Live View
Tripod Mount
Direct Printing
Diopter Adjustment
Eye Relief
Scene Mode
Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Technical Details
Self-Timer
Networking
Certificates
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Special Features

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 d810, nikon d810a, nikon d810af, nikon d810afx
Barcodes 00018208015535, 00018208944415

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