The Nikon D810 is a feature-packed workhorse DSLR camera designed to meet the high expectations of serious enthusiasts and professionals alike. A 36.3 Megapixel full-frame FX-format CMOS sensor is a technological marvel that effortlessly delivers colours, tones and textures with true precision.
The intuitive EXPEED 4 image processor, as featured in the flagship D4S, allows the D810 to achieve complex internal tasks and background processes at a lightning pace. This is a welcome pairing for photographers looking to produce continuous ultra-high definition images at approximately 5fps in FX format (up to 7fps in DX format) and videographers wishing to process fluid Full HD 1080/60p movies with a 24p playback rate.
Striking improvements in its video features will surely please videographers and film makers. A new flat video profile provides user convenience for editing footage colour during post-production. Dual microphones are featured on the front to enable stereo audio recording while external mic users are now able to divide the recording into separate wide and voice ranges.
Additionally, the D810 is capable of filming in an auto ISO mode to deliver flexibility by allowing the user to maintain full manual control over aperture and shutter speed while the camera takes care of auto-adjusting the ISO to match changes in lighting.
Its wide ISO 64 - 12800 range is extendable to ISO 32 - 51200 when necessary and courtesy of the improved light reception capabilities of the EXPEED 4, delivers supreme low-light performance. Furthermore, improved algorithms within the EXPEED 4 processor also reduce noise across all ISO options to provide unparalleled image clarity and depth. The absence of an optical low pass filter (OLPF) unlocks an added world of image sharpness and image clarity.
Capturing subjects in motion with the D810 is a breeze as 51 focus points including 15 cross-type sensors and an innovative Group Area AF mode subtract difficulty from the equation to allow users freedom to focus intently on the framed subject.
A generously large and sharp 3.2-inch, 1229k-dot LCD display monitor produces astoundingly bright and crisp image playback with uncompromised accuracy on colour reproduction. Similar to a tablet or smartphone, the D810’s LCD monitor auto-adjusts its brightness to cater for current surroundings and with the inclusion of an anti-reflective surface, is a joy to view in all lighting scenarios.
Its intuitive design features a RAW S Smallsetting which is extremely handy for outputting 12-bit uncompressed NEF files at 2464 x 1640 (approximately half-resolution) at a reduced file size of approx. 12MB. This allows the user to faster edit images and saves valuable memory card space while delivering the editing flexibility of RAW files.
High-speed CF and SD dual card slots provide flexibility by allowing the user to capture RAW and JPEG files simultaneously on separate cards, or to mirror the same data on both for backup purposes. For added compatibility, the CF slot is compatible with the latest UDMA 7 standard while the SD slot is compatible with SDXC and UHS-1.
Housed within a rugged, weather-sealed magnesium alloy body, Nikon engineers have designed the Nikon D810 Digital SLR Camera to have its sophisticated internals well shielded from the elements and accidental shock to deliver a truly wonderful photographic experience for all demanding users.
Product Code:1NikonD810 Body
Single-lens reflex digital camera
Nikon F mount, (with AF coupling and AF contacts)
Image sensor format
Image sensor type
Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (Capture NX-D software required)
Image size (pixels)
FX (36 x 24) image area, (L)7360, x4912, (M)5520, x3680, (S)3680, x2456, 1.2X (30 x 20) image area, (L)6144, x4080, (M)4608, x3056, (S)3072, x2040, DX (24 x 16) image area, (L)4800, x3200, (M)3600, x2400, (S)2400, x1600, 5 : 4 (30 x 24) image area (L) 6144 x 4912 (M) 4608 x 3680 (S) 3072 x 2456 FX-format photographs taken in movie live view (L) 6720 x 3776 (M) 5040 x 2832 (S) 3360 x 1888 DX-format photographs taken in movie live view (L) 4800 x 2704 (M) 3600 x 2024 (S) 2400 x 1352 Note: Photographs taken in movie live view have an aspect ratio of 16 : 9. A DX-based format is used for photographs taken using the DX (24 x 16) 1.5X image area; an FX-based format is used for all other photographs.
NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed; small size available (12-bit uncompressed only), TIFF (RGB), JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression (Size priority); Optimal quality compression available, NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control system
Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat, ; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
FX (36 x 24): Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical, 1.2X (30 x 20): Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical, DX (24 x 16): Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical, 5:4 (30 x 24): Approx. 97% horizontal and 100% vertical
Approx.0.7x, (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, –1.0 m–1)
17 mm (–1.0 m–1; from centre surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
-3 – +1m-1
Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VIII screen with AF area brackets (framing grid can be displayed)
Yes, Pressing Pv button stops lens aperture down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or by camera (P and S modes)
Instant return, electronically controlled
Compatible with 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 A and M only). IX NIKKOR lenses, lenses for the F3AF, and non-AI lenses cannot be used. The 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).
Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; electronic front-curtain shutter available in mirror up release mode
1/8000–, 30s, in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV, bulb, time, X250
Flash sync speed
X=, 1/250s, ; synchronizes with shutter at 1/320 s or slower (flash range drops at speeds between 1/250 and 1/320 s)
2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1–9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s
TTL exposure metering using RGB sensor with approximately 91K (91,000) pixels
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 Centre-weighted: Weight of approximately 75% given to 12 mm circle in centre of frame. Diameter of circle can be changed to 8, 15, or 20 mm, or weighting can be based on average of entire frame (non-CPU lenses use 12-mm circle) Spot: Meters 4 mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centred on selected focus point (on centre focus point when non-CPU lens is used) Highlight-weighted: Available with type G, E, and D lenses; equivalent to centre-weighted when other lenses are used.
(ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20 °C/68 °F) Matrix, centre-weighted, or highlight-weighted metering: 0–20 EV Spot metering: 2–20 EV
Exposure meter coupling
Programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M)
–5 – +5EV, in steps of1/3, 1/2, or 1EV
2 – 9 frames, in steps of1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1EV, ; 2–5 frames in steps of 2 or 3 EV
Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index) ISO 64
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
ISO64–, 12800, in steps of1/3, 1/2, or 1EV, Can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, or 1 EV (ISO 32 equivalent) below ISO 64 or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 51200 equivalent) above ISO 12800; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Can be selected from Auto, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, or Off
2 frames using selected value for one frame or 3–5 frames using preset values for all frames
Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, fine-tuning, 51 focus points (including 15 cross-type sensors; f/8 supported by 11 sensors), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5–3m)
–2 – +19 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C)
Single-servo AF (AF-S), Continuous-servo AF (AF-C), ; predictive focus tracking automatically activated according to subject status, Manual focus (M):, Electronic rangefinder can be used
Can be selected from 51 or 11 focus points
Single-point AF, 9-, 21-, or 51- point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, group-area AF, auto-area AF
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Manual pop-up with button release and a Guide Number of 12/39, 12/39 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C)
TTL: i-TTL flash control using RGB sensor with approximately 91K (91,000) pixels is available with built-in flash; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix, centre-weighted, and highlight-weighted metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Front curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, off; Auto FP High-Speed Sync supported
-3 – +1 EV in steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
2 – 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV, ; 2–5 frames in steps of 2 or 3 EV
Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; blinks after flash is fired at full output
ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)
Nikon CLS supported; commander mode option available
ISO 519 sync terminal with locking thread
Auto (2 types), incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored, spot white balance measurement available during live view), choose colour temperature (2500 K–10000 K), all with fine-tuning
White balance bracketing
2 – 9 exposures in steps of 1, 2 or 3
Live view shooting
Live view photography (still images), Movie live view (movies)
Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time servo AF (AF-F) Manual focus (M)
Face-priority AF, Wide-area AF, Normal-area AF, Subject-tracking AF
Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Matrix, centre-weighted, or highlight-weighted
Frame size (pixels) and frame rate
1920 x 1080; 60 p (progressive), 50 p, 30 p, 25 p, 24 p 1280 x 720; 60 p, 50 p Actual frame rates for 60 p, 50 p, 30 p, 25 p, and 24 p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively; options support both high and normal image quality
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording format
Audio recording device
Built-in or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Exposure modes P, S, and A: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 64 to Hi 2) with selectable upper limit, Exposure mode M: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 64 to Hi 2) available with selectable upper limit; manual selection (ISO 64 to 12800 in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV) with additional options available equivalent to approximately 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 51200 equivalent) above ISO 12800
Index marking, time-lapse photography
8cm (3.2–in.) diagonal
TFT monitor with 170 ° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and brightness adjustment
Approx.1229k-dot, (VGA; 640 x RGBW x 480 = 1,228,800 dots)
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, location data display, and auto image rotation
SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0 Micro-B connector), ;connection to built-in USB port is recommended
Type C HDMI connector
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter)
Ten-pin remote terminal
Can be used to connect optional remote control, optional WR-R10 (requires WR-A10 adapter) or WR-1 wireless remote controller, GP-1/GP-1A GPS unit, or GPS device compliant with NMEA0183 version 2.01 or 3.01 (requires optional MC-35 GPS adapter cord and cable with D-sub 9-pin connector)
Optional MB-D12 multi-power battery pack with one rechargeable Nikon EN-EL18a or EN-EL18 Li-ion battery (available separately), one rechargeable Nikon EN-EL15 Li-ion battery, or eight AA alkaline, Ni-MH, or lithium batteries. A BL-5 battery-chamber cover is required when using EN-EL18a or EN-EL18 batteries.
EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5B power connector (available separately)
1/4–in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 146, x123, x81.5mm
Approx.980g, with battery and SD memory card but without body cap; approx. 880g (camera body only) Operating environment Operating environment Temperature: 0 °C–40 °C Humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)
Temperature: 0 °C–40 °C (+32 °F–104 °F) Humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)
Monitor Cover BM-12, Body Cap BF-1B, Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL15 with terminal cover, Battery Charger MH-25a (comes with either an AC wall adapter or power cable of a type and shape that varies with the country or region of sale), USB Cable Clip, HDMI Cable Clip, USB Cable UC-E22, Strap AN-DC12, ViewNX 2 Installer CD
* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice