Nikon D810 DSLR: 36-megapixels and FX-format sensor

Brittany A. Roston - Jun 26, 2014
Nikon D810 DSLR: 36-megapixels and FX-format sensor

Nikon has introduced the D810 DSLR, boasting that its latest offering brings “the sharpest, best image quality” in the camera maker’s history. An FX-format CMOS sensor and EXPEED 4 image processor come in tow, as well as a slew of features like improved sound recording and water/dust resistance.

According to the camera maker, this is the first DSLR in the company’s history to offer ISO 64 with “superior clarity” and rich tones. The D810 is said to offer the same dynamic range as ISO 100, doing so through the use of an FX-format CMOS sensor. On the other end of the spectrum, the newest DSLR offers ISO 12800.

The Nikon D810 brings with it a new Flat Picture Control, offering less in-camera image processing than you’d get with a neutral setting, keeping more detail in the images. There’s also a new Clarity option for increasing and decreasing sharpness as desired, as well.

Users can shoot about 5-frames-per-second in the FX format, while that number increases a bit to 7fps in DX format. There’s a 51-point auto focus system with improved precision thanks to the Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX sensor module. Coupled with an electronic front-curtain shutter, the camera is hailed as offering blur-free images.

Other features include an OLED viewfinder that covers about 100-percent of the frame, as well as a 1229k-dot LCD with monitor color balance and a split-screen display zoom function for side-by-side comparisons. There’s full HD movie recording, optimized control layouts, and highlight-weighted metering.

Price hasn’t been announced.


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