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Product Highlights
  • 36.3MP FX-Format CMOS Sensor
  • No Optical Low Pass Filter
  • EXPEED 4 Image Processor
  • 3.2" 1,229k-Dot LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video at 60/30/24 fps
  • Continuous Shooting to 5 fps in FX Mode
  • Expandable Sensitivity to ISO 51200
  • Multi-CAM 3500FX AF Sensor w/ 51 Points
  • Electronic Front Curtain Shutter
  • External Mic and Headphone Inputs

The Nikon D810 DSLR Camera takes its place as the high resolution option in the Nikon DSLR lineup. It features a 36.3MP FX-format CMOS sensor without an Optical Low Pass Filter for particularly sharp and detailed still imaging. With the addition of the EXPEED 4 Image Processor, performance speed is increased compared to the EXPEED 3 and noise is effectively reduced throughout the ISO range. Continuous shooting speed in FX format is 5 fps and in DX format hits a maximum of 7 fps. In addition, the full HD video capabilities of the D810 have been upgraded to include 1080p capture at 24, 30 and 60 fps. Also, the improved efficiency of the processor enables up to 1200 shots on one battery charge and 40 minutes of video recording. Low light performance has been upgraded thanks to a wide native ISO sensitivity range that runs from 64 to 12,800 and can be expanded from 32 to 51,200. 

The advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX autofocus sensor offers 51 AF points with 15 cross-type sensors and Group Area AF enables five AF sensors to be used as one group. This is useful when shooting subjects that cannot be tracked easily by one AF point due to lighting conditions. 

As a camera optimized for video capture, the D810 features recording in both FX and DX formats including simultaneous recording to memory cards and an external recorder as well as recording 60p output to an external recorder. The ISO range for video has also been expanded to run from ISO 64 to 12,800 and expand to 51,200. Automatic ISO adjustment in manual mode enables smooth exposure transitions. A built-in stereo microphone is supported as are jacks for an external mic and headphones. A selectable audio frequency range provides exacting control over sound recording.

A 3.2" LCD with 1,229K-dot resolution provides playback viewing and live view, and improved coatings on the optical viewfinder components provide brighter images and more accurate colors. Live View function now includes split screen display zoom for stills, and zebra highlighting display in video mode. Full aperture metering during live view for still shooting is supported.

Interval and time-lapse shooting feature exposure smoothing, and the maximum number of images per sequence is now 9,999. Improved Picture Control settings now offer Flat Picture Control to enable maximum dynamic range and color adjustments in post-production.

The D810 utilizes dual media slots for both Compact Flash and SD cards, and it provides a built-in flash with i-TTL metering as well as a hot shoe mount. A larger grip enables comfortable control for extended shooting, and a secondary "i" button has been added to back panel for faster access to important settings. 

36.3MP FX-Format CMOS Sensor without an Optical Low Pass Filter
Nikon's highest resolution sensor is housed in the D810, and by omitting the Optical Low Pass Filter, the sensor provides superior sharpness and detail. The sensor boasts fast channel readout, wide dynamic range, rich tones and improved imaging at high sensitivities.
EXPEED 4 Image Processor
The EXPEED 4 processor provides 30% faster performance over the EXPEED 3 as well improved low noise imaging throughout the ISO range. Support for 1080p video capture at 60 fps is featured and the processor's increased efficiency enables up to 1200 still shots and 40 minutes of video recording per charge.
Native ISO Range of 64 to 12,800
The improved ISO range compared to the D800 enables more effective low light imaging, and the ISO can be expanded from 32 to 51,200.
Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX Auto Focus Sensor
Versatile AF Modes of 9, 21, and 51 points and 3D tracking enable fast, precise auto focus control. AF sensitivity down to -2 EV is effective in low light and 15 cross-type sensors are compatible with AF NIKKOR lenses with open aperture of f/5.6 or faster. Eleven central focus points work with an open aperture of f/8. Improvements include upgraded 'lock-on', expanded 'store by orientation,' and more options for AF mode restrictions.
Group Area AF
Group Area AF enhances subject detection and tracking in challenging lighting conditions or when shooting comparatively small subjects against a high-contrast background by grouping and monitoring 5 individual AF points. The 5-point AF area can be shifted across the 51-point array as your composition changes.
RAW Size S
Accelerate your workflow with Nikon's RAW Size S file format which delivers 12-bit uncompressed Nikon NEF files that enable faster image transfer and smoother post-production.
Continuous Shooting
In FX mode, the D810 can shoot up to 5 fps, and in DX mode it can capture up to 7 fps when utilizing the MB-D12 battery grip with AA batteries.
Reduced Vibration for Sharper Imaging
The D810's shutter/mirror box architecture and electronic front-curtain feature improve overall image clarity. The shutter/mirror mechanism reduces image shake for a steady viewfinder image with minimal blackout during high-speed shooting. When activated, the electronic front-curtain shutter reduces the risk of blur in even subtle details by minimizing internal vibrations during exposure.
Quiet Continuous Mode
A redesigned Sequencer/Balancer Mechanism enables Quiet Continuous Mode for near silent sequential shooting.
Picture Control
In addition to standard, neutral, vivid, monochrome, portrait and landscape, image control options have been expanded to include Flat Picture Control which is geared for shooting in RAW modes and for video capture when adjustments will be made in post-production. Also, a clarity option has been added to all Picture Control settings and better control over Picture Control is enabled by fine 0.25 steps.
Full HD 1080p Video Capture in 60/30/24 fps
Video recording is supported in both FX and DX formats with an ISO range from 64 to 12,800 and expandable to 51, 200. Simultaneous recording to memory cards and to an external recorder is now supported. Auto ISO adjustment is possible in manual mode for smooth exposure transitions. Nikon's 3D noise reduction reduces random noise, distortion, and flicker when filming at high sensitivities. Zebra mode on the camera monitor shows you exactly where highlights are. A built-in stereo microphone as well as jacks for external microphone and headphones are provided. You can fine-tune audio levels in isolation both before and during recording and select the sound range (wide/voice).
3.2" LCD Monitor with 1,229k-dot Resolution
A high resolution LCD provides detailed playback viewing and live view capture with color balance and brightness control. A split screen display zoom for still shooting lets you compare two enlarged points in the image for sharpness and exposure.
Optical Viewfinder
Improved coatings on the optical components render brighter and more accurate color, and the Organic EL information display makes it easier to make adjustments under bright/dim conditions.
Interval Timer/Time-Lapse Shooting
Exposure smoothing is supported in time-lapse and interval shooting modes and the number of recordable images has been increased to 9,999.
Flash
Both a built-in flash and hot shoe mount are supported with i-TTL metering, as is a flash sync terminal. The built-in flash offers commander mode for wireless control of up to two groups of off-camera flash units.
CF and SD Card Slots
Two card slots are supported for versatile image storage and smoother workflow. One CF card slot for high-speed UDMA 7 cards, and one SD card slot for high-speed, high-capacity SDXC and UHS-I cards allow you to use one card as back-up or place still images on one card and video on the other or RAW on one and JPEG on the other.
Wi-Fi with Optional Transmitter
The D810 offers wireless connectivity for image transfer to a computer or FTP server and for remote camera control using Nikon's Camera Control Pro 2 software via the optional WT-5A Wireless Transmitter in combination with the optional UT-1 Communications Unit. The WT-5 attaches to the UT-1 unit which mounts to the camera's accessory hot shoe.
Form Factor
A deeper hand grip improves handling, and a secondary "i" button has been added for easier access to important settings. A durable magnesium alloy body with extensive weather and dust sealing ensure the D810 is moisture- and dust-resistant.
Imaging
Lens Mount Nikon F
Camera Format Full-Frame (1.0x Crop Factor)
Pixels Actual: 36.3 Megapixel
Effective: 37.09 Megapixel
Max Resolution 7360 x 4912
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 35.9 x 24.0 mm
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW, TIFF
Movies: MOV, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: Linear PCM
Bit Depth 14-bit
Dust Reduction System Yes
Memory Card Type CompactFlash
SD
SDHC
SDXC
Focus Control
Focus Type Auto & Manual
Focus Mode Continuous-servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)
Autofocus Points 51, 15 cross-type
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder Type Pentaprism
Viewfinder Eye Point 17.00 mm
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.70x
Diopter Adjustment - 3 to +1 m
Display Screen 3.2" Rear Screen   LCD (1,229,000)
Screen Coverage 100%
Diagonal Angle of View 170.0°
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 64-12800 (High Sensitivity Mode: 32-51200)
Shutter Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 30 - 1/8000 seconds, Bulb Mode
Mirror Lock-Up Yes
Metering Method 3D Color Matrix Metering, Center-weighted average metering, Spot metering, Highlight Weighted
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority
Metering Range: EV 0.0 - EV 20.0
Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Natural White), Fluorescent (Warm White), Fluorescent (White), Incandescent, Preset Manual, Shade
Flash
Flash Modes 1st Curtain Sync
Auto
Off
Rear Curtain/Slow Sync
Rear Sync
Red-eye Reduction
Slow Sync
Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction
Built-in Flash Yes
Maximum Effective Flash Range Up To 39' (11.89 m)
Guide No. 39' (11.89 m) ISO100 
Max Sync Speed 1 / 250 seconds
Flash Compensation -3 EV to +1 EV (in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps)
Dedicated Flash System iTTL
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe, PC Terminal, Wireless
AV Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC
File Size 1920 x 1080p (Full HD)
1280 x 720p (HD)
Frame Rate @ 1920 x 1080: 60 fps, 30 fps, 24 fps, 50 fps, 25 fps
@ 1280 x 720: 60 fps, 50 fps
Exposure Control Auto: Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO
Manual: Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO
ISO Sensitivity 64 - 12800, Expandable to 51200
Focus Auto
Manual
Continuous Auto
Video Clip Length 1920 x 1080
@ 60 fps: 20 min.
1920 x 1080
@ 50 fps: 20 min.
1920 x 1080
@ 30 fps: 29 min. 59 seconds
1920 x 1080
@ 25 fps: 29 min. 59 seconds
1920 x 1080
@ 24 fps: 29 min. 59 seconds
1280 x 720
@ 60 fps: 29 min. 59 seconds
1280 x 720
@ 50 fps: 29 min. 59 seconds
Audio Recording Built-in Mic: With Video, Stereo
Optional External Mic: With Video, Stereo
Performance
Continuous Shooting Up to 5 fps
Start-up Time 0.12 seconds
Shutter Lag 0.052 seconds
Self Timer 2 seconds, 5 seconds, 10 seconds, 20 seconds
Custom: 1-20 seconds at 0.5, 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 second intervals
Number of Shots: 1-9
Interval Recording Yes
Connectivity 1/8" Headphone, 1/8" Microphone, HDMI C (Mini), USB 3.0
Wi-Fi Capable Yes (with Optional Transmitter)
Power
Battery 1x EN-EL15  Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.0 VDC, 1900 mAh
AC Power Adapter EH-5b (Optional)
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity: 0 - 85%
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.7 x 4.8 x 3.2" / 146.0 x 123.0 x 81.5 mm
Weight 31.04 oz / 880 g

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NikonD810 DSLR Camera (Body Only)
 
4.9

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Image quality (10)
  • Quality (6)
  • Quiet (6)
  • Ergonomics (5)
  • Fast focus (5)

Cons

  • Price (5)
  • Pricey / poor value (4)

Best Uses

  • Landscape (35)
  • Portraits (20)
  • Landscapes (14)
  • Wildlife (12)
  • Studio (11)
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Probably the Best Nikon DSLR to Date !

I'm a professional with over 30 years experience and this is probably the best pro quality DSLR I've had in my hands in a long time. It's not quite the solid build of the...Read complete review

I'm a professional with over 30 years experience and this is probably the best pro quality DSLR I've had in my hands in a long time. It's not quite the solid build of the Nikon D4s or the Canon 1D series, but the overall performance is very refined and sets a new standard for resolution, dynamic range, and functionality. Previously, I was using a D800 and D800E. When the D810 was announced I intended to replace the D800 and keep the D800E for my backup and second body. I was so impressed with the D810 during the first few days of use, that I decided to replace the D800E with a D810 also. The D810 was described on many web sites as a "minor" upgrade, but I would call it a "substantial" upgrade (depending on your intended use of course). There are many improvements, but two in particular apply to my work and they are "major" improvements for me. The first is the AF system from the D4s (very fast and accurate) with the Group Area AF. The second is the much quieter low vibration shutter mechanism. The D810 is not the frames per second speed demon or high ISO king that the D4s is (although it does a commendable job in these areas), but it has many other qualities (including the superb 36MP sensor) that combine to make it an impressive tool for almost any application or assignment. The only criticism I have is the lack of user interchangeable focusing screens. I'm old school and I miss that feature. Regarding video; Supposedly the video performance is significantly improved, but I'm not a video shooter, so I haven't any experience with the video function. The high resolution 36MP sensor does demand the best glass. Do not skimp on your lenses. My initial impression is the D810 is more than I had hoped for.. very pleased.

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Useless for long exposure photography

I wonder if all reviewers who gave D810 5 stars tested their camera for the long exposure? I tested my D810 for the long exposure photos and found D810 completely USELESS! There are thousands...Read complete review

I wonder if all reviewers who gave D810 5 stars tested their camera for the long exposure? I tested my D810 for the long exposure photos and found D810 completely USELESS! There are thousands of 'hot spots' on the pictures rendering the pictures useless for big prints and therefore this camera is not for me. Will return it back to the shop today. Nikon must improve D810 for the current model on sale is completely useless for long exposure photography. I attach part of the picture exposed for only 3 minutes showing hundreds of hot spots making this camera completely useless for such an applications. The picture was made with 'noise reduction ON'. I took the same pic with 'noise reduction OFF' and the result was the same!

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4.0

Another Great Nikon DSLR

By JRAC

from Minneapolis, MN

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Pros

  • Great Resolution
  • Rugged

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      Comments about Nikon D810 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

      I am a semi-professional nature and wildlife photographer. I use the D810 as my second camera but it performs great. The resolution is excellent. Great camera for the money given that the D4S is the next step and cose almost twice as much.

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      5.0

      WICKED GOOD!!! THANKS B&H!!

      By nikel

      from COLORADO:)

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            Comments about Nikon D810 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

            No Worries- buying through B&H Photo is the most secure process one can get- from great products and stellar service to exceptional images! Shooting landscapes, astro, urban and whatever-has never been so much fun! Only need another D810 for backup- get two!!

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            5.0

            Top Camera!

            By iManArts

            from Houston-TX

            Comments about Nikon D810 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

            I have a nikon D800 and decided to have a D810 for backup or use them together for event photography, I would say this camera is awesome and a great choice.

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            5.0

            Nikon D810 DSLR

            By Lpetrie6

            from Wyoming

            Comments about Nikon D810 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

            Love this camera! The sharpness, the details, and the amount of MPs are amazing, especially for the price! I'm really glad I waited to get a new Nikon camera. Even though it is still considered semi-pro (I think) it is more like a professional camera. No pre-programmed settings, although you can program in your own and no automatic flash (although it does excellent in low light and the button to pop up the flash is easy to find quickly). It is harder to use than most other semi-pro cameras, but with a knowledge of Nikon cameras and photography skills it can be learned quickly. Nikon has done a nice job of placement of buttons for quicker usage. All I can say is with ANY new camera read the manual first, then read it again using the camera. The menu takes a bit of getting used to but as I said if you have a knowledge of previous models of Nikon cameras this a nice next step up for Nikon.

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            5.0

            Great Camera

            By TheCameraMan

            from Cleveland, OH

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Its a Nikon
            • Large Detailed Files
            • Sturdy Construction
            • Weather sealed

            Cons

            • Pop up flash

            Best Uses

            • landscape
            • Studio
            • Wedding

            Comments about Nikon D810 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

            Fantastic companion to my D4. Although I wish Nikon would make a pro-level camera without the pop-up flash like the 5D line from Canon.

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            4.0

            Very impressive!

            By Mr.G.

            from New York City

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            Comments about Nikon D810 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

            THE GOOD:- Very quiet!- Fast autofocus!- Lot's of new features!- Better video performance!- Longer battery life!- Better ergonomics!- Sharper images!- Higher ISO performance!- Higher frame-rate!- Full HiDef video!THE BAD:- No 4K Video Mode!- No built-in WiFi!- Price is way too high!- Moire effect is evident in Video!Upgrading from the D800 my expectations were very high, but the D810 did NOT disappoint! It delivered the 'hype' and then some!The very first thing I noticed was the noise level being so much lower than in the D800! That was my first 'wow' feeling! :DThe Group Autofocus, the MUCH faster autofocus all together, the stereo microphones with wind cancellation, the new 'I' button with instant menus for important settings, the full resolution video after switching to DX mode, the higher frame-rate for action photos, the overall ergonomics of the camera and all the new features make it feel as if it were a new camera, compared to the D800!I instantly fell in love with the D810! While I STILL (!!!) respect the D800, because that is a magnificent DSLR, the D810 is MUCH, MUCH better in every sense of performance, handling, features and capabilities! And I mean MUCH better!!!The big question: Is it worth upgrading for most people? The answer is an absolute NO! The D800, yet again, is still a phenomenal camera, and while the D810 is a superior unit, I feel that the loss of selling the D800 low, which would only cover a small portion of a brand new D810 is simply unjustified!I sold my D800 because I don't need two bodies and I really wanted this latest, improved and hyped camera to see if it is really as good as they say, but I would strongly advice for most people in my situation against the upgrade!But that's each to decide for themselves... :)

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            5.0

            Best in Class

            By CosmicMariner

            from Seattle, WA

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                  Comments about Nikon D810 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                  I shoot mainly fine art landscape, conceptual portraiture, and travel. Nikon simply took the outstanding D800 and made it even better. Focus system is excellent, dynamic range is fantastic, and fit and finish is professional.

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                  5.0

                  Greatest DSLR Ever

                  By Wayne

                  from Houston, Texas

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                  Pros

                  • 36 Megapixels
                  • price
                  • Sharp images

                  Cons

                  • none

                  Best Uses

                  • Commerical Work
                  • Portrait Work

                  Comments about Nikon D810 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                  Commerical advertizing work, to replace the D800's

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                  5.0

                  Fantastic camera

                  By Jack

                  from South Africa

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                  Pros

                  • 36 Mp
                  • Fantasitic Noise Handling
                  • Fantastic Noise Handling
                  • Great price

                  Cons

                  • Upgrade Acr

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Nikon D810 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                    This is a great camera, roughly similar in size to the D700. I'm an amateur and no camera lab technician or pixel peeper, but man: the noise handling is fantastic and the 36 MP opens up new possibilities. I took it for a test drive when it arrived with a 70-200mm f2.8 lens, taking photos of swallows (quick, nimble, dark feathered little birds) after 6pm on a heavily overcast day: in fact it was raining periodically (NOT a lot of light). I took some ISO 1600 pics and upped the exposure value by 1 stop in Capture NX-D without any noise reduction to amplify the noise on the feathers in the shadows: almost nothing with lots of details remaining. ISO 3200: quite satisfactory. At ISO 4000 you start to notice the effect of noise on details, but nothing blotchy and still usable (I stopped here because it was starting to get ridiculous).I am one of those guys that are quite satisfied with 12 MP, but the 36 MP crop factor allows you, for all intents and purposes, to shoot with a 300mm f2.8 lens for the price of a 70-200mm f2.8. Now: I know the 300mm is a fantastic lens, but let me tell you: the 70-200mm is no slouch (at all). For a few minutes I felt like a millionaire with with 300mm f2.8 mounted on a D4s, and then it passed.The shutter is quiet: I got quite close to some of the birds (about 2 meters), and while they gave me the evil eye when I pressed the release, they didn't fly away. I like it, but my wife loves the retro feel she gets from a mechanical shutter click, so she counts this as a drawback. I see this as a good sign: hopefully she'll like me more as I grow older and more out of date as well.The file size is intimidating, but that comes with the territory, and you obviously have to use it with high quality lenses: there is no place to hide anymore (although, maybe if you crop towards the centre to eliminate the outsides of the lens image...). I converted the RAW files using Adobe's DNG converter to get something that can be opened in my (older) version of Adobe Camera Raw, but it completely messed up the noise in the photo and made me cry a little. I'll have to upgrade and hope for the best. Until then Nikon's Capture NX-D software (now free) has entered my workflow, such as it is. Irritatingly Nikon changed the battery (so my D300s and D700 batteries aren't multi-purpose anymore), and I can't use my MD-D10 battery grip (which is D300s and D700 compatible) on it. I'll have to buy the pricey MD-D12 if I want a battery grip and that is not happening for now. I am sure it has to do with milli Ampere hours, battery life and other technical but completely reasonable stuff, so I console myself that Nikon's technical staff knows best (and not their accountants).From what I've seen thus far, this camera is fantastic and I've only used it outside its comfort zone up to now. I can't wait to try it on something it was made for, but I'll stop talking now.

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                    5.0

                    Awesome camera

                    By Shriyan

                    from Tampa, FL

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                          Comments about Nikon D810 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                          ISO range, Video

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                          5.0

                          Excellent Camera

                          By Vic

                          from Sioux City

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                                Comments about Nikon D810 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                                I am an amateur photographer and I really like this camera. Many features and great pictures. There is a learning curve, of course, but it isn't tough.

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                                5.0

                                I love this camera!

                                By Brad

                                from West Virginia

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                                      Comments about Nikon D810 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                                      As my headline indicates, I am in love with this camera. To give some background, I jumped from a D300S. I shoot landscape to studio portraits. I did all the normal reviews for the past year+. Based on others discussions, I was concerned about the D800E focus so when the 810 became available I waited then pounced.At the same time I purchased the 24-70 2.8. The jump I took is immediately visible in the raw files. I use to tweak my 300s images in bridge to get an acceptable PS starting place. Now only minor tweaks are necessary. The most noticeable difference was that the low dispersion glass reduces overall minor contrast for a way better image than I originally expected. The 36mp full frame... should be used on a tripod with mirror-up. You can feel the mirror motion. Only since my RB67 has this been an issue.For me, this is not a carry around tool. The lenses and body are heavier than I care to tote around for that, but when I want "that shot" I will. File sizes and PS use so far have not been all that bad. I have a MacBook Pro w/ SSD. File archiving is part of my normal work flow.Bottom line, I made such a dramatic step that say a 610, or other, might produce similar results. I believe I have made the best choice for my type of photography, and the fact that I will probably keep this guy for a long time. The only concerning issue I have not yet worked with that others have noted is long exposure NR and hot pixels.Yes. I would recommend this camera to others without hesitation (if you can afford it and good glass). Cheap glass why bother to this level, right?

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                                      5.0

                                      The Best Yet...

                                      By Alberto Custo

                                      from Los Angeles

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                                      Pros

                                      • Great control
                                      • Quality build
                                      • superior image quality

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • landscape
                                        • Portraits

                                        Comments about Nikon D810 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                                        Believe the hype, this camera lives up to it. If you're reading this review, you've probably already heard all the praise this camera has received. I'll save you the time in repeating it and keep it short... If you're serious about taking pictures buy this camera. The image quality is incredible.

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                                        5.0

                                        This is the real deal from Nikon!

                                        By DKW

                                        from Nashville

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Fast And Sharp
                                        • Great Autofocus System
                                        • Quiet

                                        Cons

                                        • Cost
                                        • Heavy

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Action
                                        • landscape
                                        • Portrait

                                        Comments about Nikon D810 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                                        I have owned a number of DX Nikon bodies including a D80, D7000 and a D7100. I wanted to move up to a full frame FX body and considered several options. Finally, having decided on the D810 I am definitely not disappointed! This camera has infinite possibilities for the semi pro and pro shooter and the images are crisp and sharp with great color rendition. Autofocus options on the D810 are numerous and provide a number of possibilities. I use this camera with an AF-S 24-70 F2.8 Nikon lens and the results are amazing.
                                        Obviously costs to move up from a DX body to an FX body requires close consideration. However, the D810 is a fantastic option and will not disappoint.

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                                        5.0

                                        nice camera

                                        By Ruth the Hiker

                                        from Kingman AZ

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                                              Comments about Nikon D810 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                                              upgraded from a D800 and the photo I did shoot seemed sharp. I haven't used it much but I did like what I saw

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                                              5.0

                                              At last, my arm is complete again!

                                              By OzarkImageWorks

                                              from NW Arkansas

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                                                    Comments about Nikon D810 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                                                    I've skipped a couple of generations of hardware en route to the D810. After working with the limitations of my venerable old D200 for years as a "run-and-gun" digital camera, plus a Mamiya 645-AFD II for more serious work, it may be time to stop packing the full 645-AFD kit.I'm in the "prosumer" niche, doing most of my shooting outdoors on nature, wildlife and landscape. The D810 with additional battery grip is a good fit for my hands, light enough to pack and powerful enough to soak up a few hundred full-size shots on two freshly-charged batteries.Excellent image quality across a broad ISO range, low noise even at relatively high ISO, accurate metering, and (with third-party hardware) adaptable to my medium-format glass for special cases. I'm (understandably...) reluctant to put weather-resistance and "gravity tolerance" to the test, but the feel, fit and finish are consistent with the quality I would expect for the price.Initial impressions after a few hundred exposures during the first couple of weeks is somewhere between "complete satisfaction" and "love." This is an outstanding piece of machinery.

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Outstanding Camera

                                                    By Gerry

                                                    from New York

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                                                          I upgraded from the D600. Significant improvements in many areas. I see a definite difference in the quality of my picutres compared to the D600. I recommend with no hesitation.

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                                                          3.0

                                                          Dust or Spot in viewfinder

                                                          By Randesign Studio

                                                          from Newport Beach, CA

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                                                                Upon opening with excitement, I was very disappointed to find a spot visible through the viewfinder.

                                                                Never experienced in all my purchases of many cameras.

                                                                Took the spark away from the experience. And a rocket blower hasn't helped. Not visible in images.

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                                                                5.0

                                                                one and only DSLR Camera

                                                                By Anand Arts

                                                                from Hackensack NJ 07601

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                                                                      Mostly I used my D810 for my Wedding photography. I have already D800.The D810 I like most is the ISO increase. That's was I really waiting. And the the video quality really superb.The hand grip I feel little uncomfortable. This is my personnel opi

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                                                                      5.0

                                                                      D810

                                                                      By Stella

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                                                                            Love it --- having so much fun!

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                                                                            Nikon -  AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Autofocus Lens (Black)
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                                                                            Vello -  BG-N7 Battery Grip for Nikon D800, D800E & D810
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