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Nikon D810A Digital Camera

SLR 36.3MP CMOS SDXC Feb 2015
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27 Reasons For

Excellent Expert Reviews

This camera has an average expert rating of 91 out of 100 based on three expert reviews from sites including Photo Answers.co.uk, digitalfotoforalla.se and digitalfoto.dk. This means that experts think this digital camera is one of the very best digital cameras of this age and type.

Good Brand

Based on 15,245 expert and owner reviews, Nikon has good ratings for its cameras. Nikon also has good ratings specifically for its SLR digital cameras compared to other manufacturers.

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.

Very Large Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than a year is 3", and the display diagonals range from 2.7" to 3.2". With a display diagonal of 3.2 inches, the Nikon D810A's display diagonal is one of the largest amongst cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the D810A.

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Very High Megapixel

The Nikon D810A has one of the highest megapixels (36.3 megapixels) amongst similar spec cameras of this age. Digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the D810A have megapixels of between 16MP and 46MP.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon D810A has a built-in flash. Most of the other SLR digital cameras that are a similar age to the D810A also have a built-in flash.

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

Across all the digital cameras of this spec and age the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 6,400 to 52,000. The Nikon D810A has one of the higher ISO sensitivity (max)s (51,200) amongst SLR digital cameras of this age.

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±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most frequently found light exposure correction on digital cameras of this type and age.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter type, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds

The Nikon D810A has a greater number of supported image formats than most SLR digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the D810A. The image formats supporteds "RAW" and "TIF" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Very Many Total Megapixels

With a total megapixels of 37.09 megapixels, the Nikon D810A has a very many total megapixels compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the D810A. Across all the digital cameras that were released around the same time as the D810A the total megapixelss range from 16MP to 48MP.

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1200 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

Most SLR digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the D810A take between 440 and 1,239 battery life (CIPA standard)s, including the Nikon D810A which takes 1200 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of cameras of a comparable age and type to the D810A is 1,000,000 pixels, and the display resolution (numeric)s range from 460,000 pixels to 2,400,000 pixels. When compared to other cameras of a similar age and spec to the D810A, the display resolution (numeric) of the Nikon D810A of 1,229,000 pixel is one of the highest.

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7360 X 4912 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Nikon D810A has a higher image resolution than most cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera has a 7360 x 4912 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most cameras of this type and age have a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution. Digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the D810A maximum image resolutions range from 1280 x 1024 pixels (worst) to 8688 x 5792 pixels (best).

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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 type and age. This Nikon digital camera has a Shade white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time 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 SLR digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera has a Neutral photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on digital cameras of this spec and age. The photo effectss "Black&White" and "Vivid" are also found on this Nikon 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 most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. Most similar spec digital cameras that were released one year ago have a ±2EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction. Cameras that were launched around the same time as the D810A flash exposure corrections range from ±3EV (1/3 EV step) to ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step).

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51 Auto Focus (AF) Pointss

51 auto Focus (AF) pointss

The Nikon D810A is a 51 auto Focus (AF) points digital camera.

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Has a Mini HDMI Connector Type

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Nikon D810A is more than most comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than a year. This Nikon camera has a Mini HDMI connector type, which is the most frequently found HDMI connector type found on cameras that came out more than a year ago.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the Nikon D810A is more than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This camera has a Manual light exposure modes, which is the most commonly found light exposure modes found on comparable spec cameras that were released more than a year ago. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Nikon camera.

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H.264 Video Formats Supported

This camera supports a H.264|MOV|MPEG4 video formats supported, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Features Four Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Nikon D810A is more than most SLR digital cameras that have been available for more than a year. This camera features a Single Auto Focus auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the D810A. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Continuous Auto Focus", "Servo Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this digital camera.

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TFT Display

The Nikon D810A has a TFT display which is better than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. Most similar spec cameras that were released one year ago have an LCD display. 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.

This digital camera's display (TFT) is actually the best display amongst all cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the D810A.

Amongst similar types of digital camera the worst display is LCD.

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Optical Viewfinder Type

This camera has an Optical viewfinder type, which is typical of many digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Quite Short Flash Sync-Speed

The Nikon D810A has one of the shorter flash sync-speeds (only 0.004 seconds) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. Across all the similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the D810A the flash sync-speeds range from 0.004s to 1s, and the average flash sync-speed is 0.61s.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

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

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15 Reasons Against

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The price of the D810A has increased by £698.99 in the last 48 days.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Nikon D810A does not support Full HD video. Most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the D810A also do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most SLR digital cameras that have been around for more than a year do not have a GPS (satellite). The Nikon D810A is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most cameras of a comparable spec and age to the D810A do not support wi-Fi. The Nikon D810A is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Nikon D810A does not support video capability. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the D810A also do not support video capability.

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Not Waterproof

Most SLR digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the D810A are not waterproof. The Nikon D810A is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other SLR digital cameras that are a comparable age to the D810A, the Nikon D810A does not have an image stabilizer.

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Not 3D

The Nikon D810A is not 3D. Most of the other similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the D810A are also not 3D.

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Pricey

We think this camera looks expensive compared to other SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. We checked 21 SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year and they range in price from £192 to £5,199.

Only Features Five Flash Modess

The Nikon D810A has a greater number of flash modes than most SLR digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This Nikon digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on digital cameras that are a similar age to the D810A. The flash modess "Flash off", "Red-eye reduction", "Second curtain synchro" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Supports Three Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Nikon D810A is more than most digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by SLR digital cameras that were released more than a year ago. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0" and "DPOF" are also supported by this camera.

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Very Small Eye Relief

Across all the SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year the eye reliefs range from 16mm to 27mm, and the average eye relief is 19mm. The Nikon D810A has one of the smaller eye reliefs (only 17 millimeters) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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Only 1280x720@50fps Resolution At Capture Speed

The Nikon D810A has a 1280x720@50fps resolution at capture speed which is higher than the 1920x1080@30fps resolution at capture speed found on most SLR digital cameras that have been around for more than a year. This camera also have resolution at capture speeds of 1280×720@60fps, 1920x1080@24fps, 1920x1080@25fps and 1920x1080@50fps and 1920x1080@60fps.

A 1280x720@50fps resolution at capture speed is in fact the worst resolution at capture speeds across all digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the D810A.

The best resolution at capture speeds across similar types of digital camera is 1920x1080@60fps.

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Heavy

When compared to other cameras that are a similar age to the D810A that we have checked the weight of, the Nikon D810A's weight of 880 grams is one of the heaviest. The lightest similar spec camera that has been available for more than a year is 400g , the heaviest is 1.3kg, and the average weight is 610g.

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Very Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

When compared to other cameras of this spec and age that we have assessed the ISO sensitivity (min) of, the Nikon D810A's ISO sensitivity (min) of 200 is one of the biggest. SLR digital cameras that are a similar age to the D810A have ISO sensitivity (min)s of between 50 and 200.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Nikon D810A

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera was released over two years ago.

SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports a CF|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. 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 digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on cameras of a comparable age and spec to 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 ik d810, ik d810a, nikon 363, nikon 363m, canon d810, nikon d810, nikon 363mp, canon d810a, nikon d810a, nikon vba411, nikon vba411a, nikon n130921, nikon vba411ae, nikon n130921w
Barcodes 00018208015535, 00018208944415, 00635131600128

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