Nikon D810A

Announced Feb 10, 2015 •
36 megapixels | 3.2 screen | Full frame sensor
Product description
Announced Feb 10, 2015

Manufacturer description: The Nikon D810A is a specialized version of the regular D810 that has been modified for specific types of astrophotography. The infrared (IR) cut filter has been optimized to allow transmission of the hydrogen alpha spectral line, resulting in four times greater sensitivity of the 656nm wavelength. The resulting images capture the brilliant red hues of diffuse nebulae and constellations in striking detail and fidelity. While not recommended for general photography, the D810A is an excellent option for photographing the universe with either NIKKOR lenses or third-party adaptors for telescopes.

A new Long Exposure Manual Mode is implemented, giving users the ability to set shutter speeds from 4, 5, 8, 10, 15, 20, 30, 60, 120, 180, 240, 300, 600 or 900 seconds (15 minutes), as well as Bulb and Time settings. Building upon the D810’s excellent low-light capabilities, the ISO range has been optimized from 200 to 12,800 (Hi-2 51,200), for maximum sensitivity with the optimal signal to noise ratio.

The D810A also adds a new Virtual Exposure Preview Mode, which displays an estimated preview image and is available when shooting at shutter speeds longer than 30 seconds when in Live View. The brightened preview image represents a 30 second exposure, simplifying focusing and composition.

Quick specs
Body type Mid-size SLR
Max resolution 7360 x 4912
Effective pixels 36 megapixels
Sensor size Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
ISO Auto, 200-12800 (expandable to 100-51200)
Lens mount Nikon F
Focal length mult. 1×
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3.2
Screen dots 1,229,000
Max shutter speed 1/8000 sec
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC, CompactFlash (UDMA compliant)
USB USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 880 g (1.94 lb / 31.04 oz)
Dimensions 146 x 123 x 82 mm (5.75 x 4.84 x 3.23)
GPS Optional

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Nikon D810A Product Overview
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