Nikon D810 Preview:
The D810 is a digital SLR camera that boasts incredibly superior definition and image quality made possible with a new Nikon FX-format CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter, adoption of the latest EXPEED 4 image-processing engine, an effective pixel count of 36.3-million pixels, and a standard range of sensitivities from ISO 64 to ISO 12800. Not only does it offer extremely accurate AF, but vibrations generated inside the camera have been reduced to maximize the resolution of its 36.3-million pixels for sharp and clear images. The camera also supports recording of smooth, extremely sharp 60p full-HD (1920 x 1080) movies. What’s more, high-speed continuous shooting at up to 5 fps with the FX-format image area and up to 7 fps* with the DX-format image area is possible for excellent response to a wide variety of scenes.
The D810 delivers a truly cinematic experience with a wide range of professional-oriented features a Full HD 1920 x 1080 video capture at a variety of frame rates, including 60/30/24p.
It’s been more than two years since Nikon launched its successful D800 and D800E which whipped up a storm in the entire photography sector with the revolutionary high resolution 36.3MP full-frame sensor. Now, Nikon has unveiled the new D810 which not just combines its predecessors but also comes loaded with enhancements in aesthetics and functionality.
The image quality of the D800, D800E and D810 are not all that different, but the D810 is incorporated with a base ISO of 64. It’s a major overhaul from the ISO of 100, because it means a solid change in the hardware and not just a software update. It also translates into more dynamic range, which takes the D810 a notch higher than its predecessors. Here’s a kicker: the D810 allows you to manually reduce the ISO down to a staggering 32 when you need it, which thrusts it into the top place in modern DSLRs that offer you the chance to modify the ISO to below 50.
But the best enhancement is probably the EXPEED 4 processor which is 30% faster. It enables lightning fast focus lock and seamless capture of moving objects, which in turn implies faster frame rate for stills and videos. The difference is stark and very much welcome.
You’re going to be floored about the total upheaval of the mirror design and shutter mechanisms, which greatly reduces the camera noise and shutter vibration. In what can be termed as an unprecedented technicality, Nikon has introduced another feature called Electronic Front Curtain Shutter, which wholly eliminates any hints of shutter vibrations.
With this D810, Nikon even allows you to change the color balance of the LCD screen to any hue of your choice. This takes care of the previous complaints of a greenish tinge. Also, the heightened LCD resolution results in sharper, more vibrant pictures. The ergonomics are also significantly improved, resulting in added handling ease and comfort in the long run.
Nikon D810 Preview