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Nikon D810A

We have collected and analysed 13 expert reviews and 58 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 94/100 and users rate it 91/100. The average review date is 25-09-2015. We have compared these reviews to 1166934 reviews from other Digital Cameras. The alaScore™ for this product is 90/100 = Excellent. Last update: 24-09-2018.

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Expert review by : ePHOTOzine (

Nikon D810A DSLR Review


We review the Nikon D810A DSLR designed for astro photography, with examples from Astro Photographer Göran Strand.

5fps continuous shooting ; Image colour options (inc clarity setting) ; Auto shutter speed control for auto ISO (based on lens) ; Very good noise performance ; Excellent image quality ; Infrared and astrophotography (H-alpha) sensitivity ; Can also be...

Needs the better / best lenses to get the best quality from the camera ; Buttons don't illuminate in low light, which would be handy for night photography ; Higher sensitivity to red could cause issues for general photography ; Nikon D810 offers lower...

The Nikon D810A is designed specifically for astrophotography, and it delivers excellent results. As with the other Nikon D8x0 series cameras, the Nikon D810A has very good build quality, and the camera gives excellent handling with a solid metal body...

Mar, 2016

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Nikon D810A


The D810A is the universe's first high resolution, full-frame DSLR built specifically for shooting astro images. We find out more...

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 reach on account of the larger sensor, though the 36.3MP...

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (

Nikon D810A


The Nikon D810A DSLR is a D810 -- a 36.3MP image sensor mated to the EXPEED 4 image processor and housed in a magnesium alloy body -- optimized for astro-photography and scientific applications. To quote Nikon, "by modifying the infrared (IR) cut...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Mark Peters (

Nikon D810A


Nikon D810A first D-SLR for astrophotography : Nikon is proud to introduce the D810A, the first FX-format D-SLR engineered for astrophotography. With a host of specialised functions, this camera captures magnificent 36.3-megapixel images of the cosmos....

As soon as we receive a test sample, we will put this camera to the test and publish a full Nikon D810A review, including a sample photo gallery with high resolution pictures and videos. Visit the Nikon website for additional product information and...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (

Nikon D810A dSLR reaches for the stars


Given the huge interest in astrophotography these days -- then again, maybe it's just us -- I'm surprised at how few cameras have been retrofitted for it in the past few years. The only current model from a major manufacturer thus far has been the...

Nikon has not yet released pricing or availability information for the US, but it'll go on sale at the end of May in the UK for £3,000, which roughly converts to around $4,500 or AU$5,900.

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : William Brawley (

Nikon D810A Review


While Canon seems to have taken a page from Nikon's playbook with its twin versions of the 5DS and 5DS R (one with and without an anti-aliasing filter) like the D800 and D800E, Nikon's now using one from Canon's. Enter the Nikon D810A, a new...

This specialized DSLR, aimed at hobbyist and professional astrophotographers as well as for other scientific applications, is set to be available in late May 2015 with a list price of US$3799.95, about a $500 premium over the standard version's price...

Feb, 2015

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NIKON D810A DSLR Camera - Black, Body Only


I bought tnis camera to tepkave a Nikon d610. The camera has excellent image quality, and it extremely comfortable to hold. There are a number of additional features which help to get the correct exposure.

Slightly heavier than other cameras but being easier to hold and more comfortable the additional weight is hardly noticable.

Oct, 2017

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NIKON D810A DSLR Camera - Black, Body Only


Image quality at low ISO is remarkable.

Sep, 2017

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NIKON D810A DSLR Camera - Black, Body Only


Designed for astronomy and does a much better job of recording feint nebulae than a standard camera. It can also be used for normal photography with excellent colour reproduction and sharpness. Has a lovely shutter action - quiet and smooth.


Aug, 2017

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NIKON D810A DSLR Camera - Black, Body Only


Superb images

Expensive, but if you can afford it, go for it.

Jun, 2017

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:LPCM
Voice Recording: Yes


Battery life (CIPA standard):1200
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:EN-EL15
Number of Batteries Supported:1
Power source type:Battery


Anti-dust function: Yes
Camera file system:DCF 2.0, DPOF, Exif 2.3
Diopter adjustment (D-D):-3 - 1
Dioptre correction: Yes
Direct printing: Yes
Eye Relief:1.7
GPS (satellite): No
Histogram: Yes
Languages support:Multi
Live view: Yes
Photo effects:black&white, Neutral, Vivid
Scene modes:Landscape, Portrait
Self-timer delay:2,5,10,20
Tripod mountable: Yes
Tripod mounting supported:Y
White Balance:Auto, Custom modes, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Manual, Shade, Sunny


Colour of product:Black
Energy Star certified:N


Display diagonal:8.13
Display Resolution:640 x 480
Display resolution (numeric):1229000
Field of view:100
Touchscreen: No
Vari-angle LCD display: No


Flash exposure correction:-3EV - +1EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Flash Modes:Auto, Flash off, Red-eye reduction, Second curtain synchro, Slow synchronization
Flash sync-speed:0.004
Shoe mounting point: Yes
Shoe mounting point type:Hot


Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) points:51
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Continuous Auto Focus, Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus
Focus adjustment:Manual

Lens System

Lens mount interface:Nikon F

Light exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock: Yes
ISO sensitivity:200, 12800, 51200
ISO sensitivity (max):51200
ISO sensitivity (min):200
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light metering:Highlight-weighted, Centre-weighted, Matrix, Spot


Compatible memory cards:CF, SD, SDHC, SDXC

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Other features

Built-in Flash: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:SLR Camera Body
Image formats supported:JPG, RAW, TIF
Image sensor size (W x H):35.9 x 24
Image stabilizer: No
Maximum image resolution:7360 x 4912
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):FX (36x24): 7360 x 4912 (L), 5520 x 3680 (M), 3680 x 2456 (S)\n1.2x (30x20): 6144 x 4080 (L), 4608 x 3056 (M), 3072 x 2040 (S)\nDX (24x16): 4800 x 3200 (L), 3600 x 2400 (M), 2400 x 1600 (S)\n5:4 (30x24): 6144 x 4912 (L), 4608 x 3680 (M), 3072 x 2456 (S)
Total MegaPixels:37.09

Ports & interfaces

HDMI connector type:Mini
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
USB connector:Micro-USB B
USB connector type:Micro-USB B
USB version:3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)


Camera shutter type:electronic, mechanical
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/8000
Slowest camera shutter speed:30

Technical Details

Self-timer: Yes


Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@50fps, 1280×720@60fps, 1920x1080@24fps, 1920x1080@25fps, 1920x1080@30fps, 1920x1080@50fps, 1920x1080@60fps
Video formats supported:H.264, MOV, MPEG4
Video recording: Yes


Viewfinder Type:Optical

Weight & Dimensions

Height :12.3
Weight (including battery):980