Nikon D810 – Really Good Gets Better

How to improve an already great camera? Well, listening to the photographers and improve based on how the camera is used. This Nikon has succeeded quite well with his new Nikon D810.Congratulations Nikon-D810 is a really good camera.

A few years ago when Nikon D800 came, many people held their breath – the camera will outdo themselves on medium format territories? It will throw down how resolution is used by the photographers? Is the future here? There were many who discussed about the future in the context of the Nikon D800.

In fact, the above issues are actually correct. Resolution and image quality was hailed, and there were many who emptied their wallets to directly change up to D800. But there were also many who switched back, when they ran into problems with the camera: for large image files that required new computer and high demands on the optics for clear images.

But despite this, the Nikon D800 yet struck quite large, and is a favorite of many wedding photographers. And there is every reason to new D810 will turn even more.

The sensor is new, but the resolution remains the same, 36 Megapixels sensor, and lacks the optical low-pass filter just like D800e. ISO range, on the other hand, has been extended: now you can shoot between 32 and 51200 iso, where the basic sensitivity now are iso 64. It has also allowed the model to inherit a lot of attributes from flagship Nikon d4s, and enhanced the already great video features, including a mode at 1080 p at 60 frames per second, instead of the maximum 30 as of the D800.

The finishing touches

There are few times I I feel quite right with their manufacturer Dottie improvements from the previous model, it is usually only minor improvements that make some things a little better. In Nikon d810 is a little different. Here is Nikon designed to, and actually fixed several of the points the predecessor received criticism on. I must say that a really good camera now has been fantastic with this model, and much depends on the now appeals to a broader group of photographers.

One of the problems of the D800 was the absence of the ability to save in a raw form, which meant that you had to manage large image files. Now it was also this fascination with the camera – but for many, there was still the problem where when requiring, for example, rapid image processing.The solution is now available, as a legacy from Nikon d4s, in terms of the ability to save in a 12-bit nef file in 9 megapixels, and therefore a resolution of 3680×2456. From these files, you can produce high-quality image files, but once again, I’d love to see medium-raw where I can save a picture in raw form in 18 Megapixels – half the resolution of the D810 – the resolution is optimal for many who work with photography and supplies for the press. With a picture of 18 Megapixels can be pull up on a spread in 300 dpi. Sin is also not easily switch between raw and small-raw by pressing and holding the qual-button and spin the front slider – just as one can switch between jpg-small, medium or large. Now you have to enter in menu and change.

Appearance has Nikon D810 inherited all his due from the D800. Buttons for autofocus and exposure compensation has now got a small utbuktnad that make the buttons actually feels better to press on, even if the difference is millimeters, it is strangely noticeable when using the thumb.

Button to bracketing on top of program control have given way to exposure measurement. Clearly a good decision, even though I rarely change measurement method in my photography. However I rarely use more than a bracketing, and it probably also applies to the majority of those photographs. Furthermore, the camera got the info button at the back of the camera we find in Nikon D7100.

Is the improvements are very small, and hardly any directly dependent on the change of the standing between the choice of a D800 and D810.

Inside news

Many of the improvements we find rather than on the inside. The most noticeable difference is the speed of the camera, on many levels. Use compared to the D800 has become faster, for example when it comes to displaying images, shifting between liveview mode and operation of law. Actually, it’s hard to put a finger on all the little parts that contribute, but the feeling that the camera is faster is noticeable when shooting with it. Impressive as it shovels around a lot of pixels.

The frame rate for burst shooting is also something to be said for an opening to more users. In the D800 there was the possibility to shoot in 6 FPS in cropped dx mode with the battery grip. That figure has increased to 7 with the D810 frames per second – a difference that is greater than you might think. Today, it is, for example, many who still uses a D700 to shoot sports with 8 frames per second with no problems.

Can you live with the origin to 15.4 megapixel dx-format (4800×3200), there are all possibilities for a wide range of uses for the camera. In addition, the bildbufferten has increased to 58 pictures in a row of 12-bit compressed mode.

But even more things are taken from flagship d4s. For example, autofocus module retrieved from there, resulting in faster autofocus, which in part is reflected in practice. The autofocus with Nikon D810 feels something, slightly faster than in the D800 in certain situations, while the security it has when it puts the focus in low light, for example, is the same as that of its predecessor – which was awesome already. Photographs need to be in both sports speed measurement/fokus-and handling performance, and with the Nikon D800, few photographers who would feel perfectly at home with the camera to photograph the right sport.

Now available in all cases, the ability to do this in a good way with Nikon D810, although it probably hardly is a camera that is invested in primarily for sports photography.

D810 also has a function for grouped autofocus, which we recognise from D4s, and it works really well to get a bigger but still accurate surface for the auto focus, such as objects moving.

Also the screen has been improved with higher resolution of 1.23 million pixels and pixels of white light, the rgbw. The screen is really great, crisp and bright, and you also can adjust the color balance to make it conform to their own preference.

The viewfinder also received a minor update, with white text and symbols instead of yellow, as with the D800. They actually become slightly clearer to see.

Nikon has now also added a completely flat frequency response that provides a neutral appearance in pictures for anyone who wants to get as much information as possible in the image. For those who cannot keep up with it so is the idea that the colors will be as flat as possible – a phenomenon you can see if you take a picture in raw form — it’s right grey dassig straight out of the camera. It then becomes easier to adjust all the pixels, and you reduce the risk of pitted parties or for high contrast not adjustable.

Also new is the slider» clarity «which works the same way as in Camera Raw, and gives rise to a contrast increase in some parts of the image. Depending on how you’re shooting to both of these features can be useful.

Another of the changes that are apparent is how much quieter the camera now. Shutter and mirror feature is reworked, and it shows. The camera is noticeably quieter than the d800, and much depends on the sound is more muted. It is now also possible to use an electronic shutter on the front curtain, reducing, for example, shaking. Really well done by Nikon. The only pity is that the mirror still must flip at timelapse photography.

The fact is that the improvements are not completely runs out here, there are actually some more bits and pieces that are improved, even if I do not go into these.

Updated for video

Video now playing into 60 p in full-hd 1080 p, which is a lift from the D800: ans maximum 30 frames per second. Otherwise, we will recognize the features: the ability to output the video through the hdmi connector in 8-bit 4:2: 2 format to external monitor or recording device. But now you can at the same time also record a compressed h.264 video to the memory card.

Update for frames per second is really good, and the photos are incredibly sharp, fine, clean and high quality. The fact is that the films from the d810 is one of the best I’ve seen regarding quality.

Another detail is improvements in liveview mode. Most significant is the increase in quality of the image when you zoom in the image, which has previously been blocky. Now you can more easily see the image and adjust the focus accordingly.

Image quality

Nikon D810 has slightly better iso performance at high ISOs, and gives something cleaner images in jpg taken on high sensitivity.

The difference, we look instead at iso 64, where the dynamic range is significantly better when compared to iso 100 on the predecessor D800.

This is in itself impressive good. You get a lot of leeway with all pixels, and Nikon has succeeded quite well in getting to that extra sharpness by the absence of the low-pass filter, without any noticeable problems with moiré.


Nikon has indeed – impressive enough – managed to make an already great camera better. The problems that should have been eliminated from the outset with the D800 is now fixed, and extra features have been added.

This is because without a doubt one of the best cameras right now, which also have the possibility to attract more photographers because it offers a greater breadth of its field of application. Nikon D810 is more all-round – and are more likely to face more situations and therefore it fits more photographers ‘ requirements.