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Nikon D810A

RM 12,998.00


Introducing the new D810A, Nikon’s first FX-format DSLR*1 exclusively created for astrophotography. With an impressive 36.3-megapixel image sensor that shoots in ultra high definition, this stellar camera also features outstanding capabilities to capture nebulae that emit with H-alpha wavelength in red. It is enhanced with unique functions specifically designed for astrophotography, such as the long exposure Manual (M*) mode and live view preview function to better capture the majestic beauty of the night sky.

CAPTURE H-ALPHA WAVELENGTH NEBULAE

Built specifically to meet the needs of astrophotography, the D810A is equipped with an FX-format CMOS image sensor without an optical low-pass filter. It also comes with an optical filter (IR cut filter) with reassessed transmission characteristics in which the transmission of H-alpha spectral line has been increased by approximately four times from a typical DSLR, reproducing vivid reds of nebulae and constellations. This allows you to take remarkably detailed images of nebulae and other celestial objects in rich vibrant colours with a high signal-to-noise ratio that are true to the eye.

IMAGE QUALITY THAT IS OUT OF THIS WORLD

Built specifically for astrophotography, the D810A delivers stunningly-sharp images that are rich in detail and vibrant colours, bringing your vision to life. The collective power of a 36.3-megapixel FX-format CMOS image sensor and EXPEED 4 image-processing engine maintains a rich tonality and high resolution. Its wide ISO range of 200 to 12800 (expandable from 100 to 51200) captures incomparable images of the nebulae, efficiently minimising noise even at high sensitivities for a wide variety of shooting environments.

SPACE-AGE TECHNOLOGY FOR THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH

The D810A is optimised with astrophotography functions that require minimal configuration. Primed to capture sensational sights of the Milky Way or a meteor shower, the long exposure M mode (M*) allows for a shutter speed of up to 900 seconds to catch as much light as possible. When the shutter speed is set at 30 seconds or longer*2, the live view preview function displays a brighter, clearer preview image. Take a closer look at the stars with the ability to enlarge live view images up to approximately 23 times to help you better compose and focus your shots.

CAPABILITIES THAT REACH FOR THE STARS

The D810A features the most outstanding resolving power amongst the Nikon DSLR cameras ensuring that every miniscule detail of deep space is captured with crystal clarity. The electronic front-curtain shutter feature available under the Mirror-up shooting function reduces vibration of internal mechanics and mirror movement, retaining pixel-precise sharpness in long exposure shots. The limit for continuous shooting in CH or CL release mode with a shutter speed of 4 seconds or slower has also been infinitely extended. This allows you to fully capture beautiful star and light trails for as long as your memory card capacity and battery permit.

BUILT FOR JOURNEYS AND EXPLORATIONS

The D810A comes in a robust, weather-resistant body, complete with a comprehensive seal against dust and water droplets, and a grip that sits comfortably in your hand. The shutter is newly-designed for accuracy and durability, and even tested for 200,000 cycles with the unit actually loaded on the camera, ensuring improved camera longevity and years of trouble-free astrophotography.

A WORLD OF OUTSTANDING LENSES AND ACCESSORIES

Whether you’re shooting constellations or distant galaxies, achieve the best results by enhancing the D810A with a wide array of NIKKOR lenses and accessories. For clearer and sharper long exposure shots, the WR-R10/T10 wireless remote controller is the perfect accessory to eliminate any vibration caused from manually pressing the camera shutter button. You can even enjoy longer battery life for uninterrupted captures with a battery pack and complete your D810A experience with a GPS unit that geo-tags your images as you explore the universe.

*1 The D810A is a digital SLR camera designed exclusively for astrophotography. When shooting under light sources with a significant amount of near-infrared wavelengths, or capturing common subjects exhibiting high reflectance at near-infrared wavelengths, resulting images may exhibit an unusually red cast. As an appropriate color reproduction cannot be obtained, this model is not recommended for general photography.

*2 When Bulb or Time is set at M mode or M* mode, or when the shutter speed is set at 60, 120, 180, 240, 300, 600 or 900 seconds at M* mode.

Type

Single-lens reflex digital camera

Lens mount

Nikon F mount, (with AF coupling and AF contacts)

Effective angle of view

Nikon FX format

Image sensor format

FX

Image sensor type

CMOS

Sensor size

35.9mm, x24.0mm

Total pixels

37.09million

Dust-reduction system

Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (requires Capture NX-D software)

Effective pixels

36.3million

Image size (pixels)

FX format (36 x 24), (L)7360, x4912, (M)5520, x3680, (S)3680, x2456, 1.2x (30 x 20), (L)6144, x4080, (M)4608, x3056, (S)3072, x2040, DX format (24 x 16), (L)4800, x3200, (M)3600, x2400, (S)2400, x1600, 5:4 (30 x 24), (L)6144, x4912, (M)4608, x3680, (S)3072, x2456, FX-format photographs taken in movie live view, (L)6720, x3776, (M)5040, x2832, (S)3360, x1888, DX-format photographs taken in movie live view, (L)4800, x2704, (M)3600, x2024, (S)2400, x1352, * Note: Photographs taken in movie live view have an aspect ratio of 16:9; A DX-based format is used for photographs taken using the DX (24 x 16) 1.5x image area; an FX-based format is used for all other photographs

File format

NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed or uncompressed; small size available (12-bit uncompressed only), TIFF (RGB), JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8) or basic (approx. 1:16) compression (Size priority); Optimal quality compression available, NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats

Picture Control system

Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat, Selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls

Media

CompactFlash (CF) (Type I, UDMA compliant), SD, SDHC (UHS-I compliant), SDXC (UHS-I compliant)

Card slot

1 CompactFlash (CF) card and 1 Secure Digital (SD) card, Either card can be used for primary or backup storage or for separate storage of NEF (RAW) and JPEG images; pictures can be copied between cards

File system

DCF 2.0, DPOF, Exif 2.3, PictBridge

Viewfinder

Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder

Frame coverage

FX (36 x 24): Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical, 1.2x (30 x 20): Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical, DX (24 x 16): Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical, 5:4 (30 x 24): Approx. 97% horizontal and 100% vertical

Magnification

Approx. 0.7x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m(-1))

Eyepoint

17 mm (-1.0 m(-1); from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)

Diopter adjustment

-3 to +1 m(-1)

Focusing screen

Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VIII screen with AF area brackets and framing grid

Reflex mirror

Quick-return type

Depth-of-field preview

Yes, Pressing Pv button stops lens aperture down to value selected by user (A, M and M(*) modes) or by camera (P and S modes)

Lens aperture

Instant return, electronically controlled

Compatible lenses

Compatible with AF NIKKOR lenses, including type G, E, and D lenses (some restrictions apply to PC lenses), DX lenses (using DX (24 x 16) 1.5x image area), AI-P NIKKOR lenses, and non-CPU AI lenses (exposure modes A, M and M(*) only); IX-NIKKOR lenses, lenses for the F3AF, and non-AI lenses cannot be used: The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster (the electronic rangefinder supports the 11 focus points with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/8 or faster)

Type

Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter, electronic front-curtain shutter (in mirror-up release mode)

Speed

1/8000to, 30s, in steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV, Bulb, Time, X250 M(*) mode: 4, 5, 8, 10, 15, 20, 30, 60, 120, 180, 240, 300, 600 or 900 seconds shutter speed, and bulb and time settings are available

Flash sync speed

X=, 1/250s, ; synchronizes with shutter at 1/320 s or slower (flash range drops at speeds between 1/250 and 1/320 s)

Modes

S (single frame), CL (continuous low speed), CH (continuous high speed), Q (quiet shutter-release), Self-timer, MUP (mirror up), Qc (quiet continuous shutter-release)

Frame advance rate

With EN-EL15 batteries (FX/5:4) CL: Approx. 1 to 5 fps, CH: Approx. 5 fps, Qc: Approx. 3 fps; (DX/1.2x) CL: Approx. 1 to 6 fps, CH: Approx. 6 fps, Qc: Approx. 3 fps Other power sources (FX/5:4) CL: Approx. 1 to 5 fps, CH: Approx. 5 fps, Qc: Approx. 3 fps; (1.2x) CL: Approx. 1 to 6 fps, CH: Approx. 6 fps, Qc: Approx. 3 fps; (DX) CL: Approx. 1 to 6 fps, CH: Approx. 7 fps, Qc: Approx. 3 fps

Self-timer

2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2 or 3 s

Metering system

TTL exposure metering using 91K-pixel RGB sensor

Metering method

Matrix: 3D color matrix metering III (type G, E and D lenses); color matrix metering III (other CPU lenses); color matrix metering available with non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data Center-weighted: Weight of approx. 75% given to 12-mm circle in center of frame; diameter of circle can be changed to 8, 15 or 20 mm, or weighting can be based on average of entire frame (non-CPU lenses use 12-mm circle) Spot: Meters 4-mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non-CPU lens is used) Highlight-weighted: Available with type G, E and D lenses (equivalent to center-weighted when other lenses are used)

Range

Matrix, center-weighted, or highlight-weighted metering : 0 to 20 EV Spot metering: 2 to 20 EV (ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens, 20°C/68°F)

Exposure meter coupling

CPU, AI

Mode

Programed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M); Long-exposure manual (M(*)) mode

Exposure compensation

-5 to +5EV, in steps of1/3, 1/2, or 1EV

Exposure bracketing

2 to 9 frames, in steps of1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1EV, 2 to 5 frames in steps of 2 or 3 EV

Exposure lock

Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button

ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)

ISO200to, 12800, in steps of1/3, 1/2, or 1EV, Can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7 or 1 EV (ISO 100 equivalent) below ISO 200 or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1 or 2 EV (ISO 51200 equivalent) above ISO 12800; auto ISO sensitivity control available

Active D-Lighting

Can be selected from auto, extra high, high, normal, low or off

ADL bracketing

2 frames using selected value for one frame or 3 to 5 frames using preset values for all frames

Autofocus system

Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, fine-tuning, 51 focus points (including 15 cross-type sensors; f/8 supported by 11 sensors), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5 to 3 m/1 ft 8 in. to 9 ft 10 in.)

Detection range

-2 to +19 EV (ISO 100 equivalent, 20°C/68°F)

Lens servo

Single-servo AF (AF-S), Continuous-servo AF (AF-C), Predictive focus tracking automatically activated according to subject status, Manual focus (M):, Electronic rangefinder can be used

Focus point

Can be selected from 51 or 11 focus points

AF-area mode

Single-point AF, 9-, 21- or 51-point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, group-area AF, auto-area AF

Focus lock

Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button

Built-in flash

Manual pop-up with button release

Guide number

Approx. 12/39, 12/39 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)

Control

TTL: i-TTL flash control using 91K-pixel RGB sensor is available with built-in flash; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix, center-weighted, and highlight-weighted metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering

Mode

Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, off; auto FP high-speed sync supported

Flash compensation

-3 to +1 EV in steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV

Flash bracketing

2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV, 2 to 5 frames in steps of 2 or 3 EV

Flash-ready indicator

Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; blinks after flash is fired at full output

Accessory shoe

ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock

Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)

Nikon CLS supported; commander mode option available

Sync terminal

ISO 519 sync terminal with locking thread

White balance

Auto (2 types), incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored, spot white balance measurement available during live view), choose color temperature (2500 K to 10000 K); all with fine-tuning

White balance bracketing

2 to 9 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3

Modes

Live view photography (still images), Movie live view (movies)

Lens servo

Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time servo AF (AF-F) Manual focus (M)

AF-area mode

Face-priority AF, Wide-area AF, Normal-area AF, Subject-tracking AF

Autofocus

Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)

Metering

TTL exposure metering using main image sensor

Metering method

Matrix, center-weighted, or highlight-weighted

Frame size (pixels) and frame rate

1920 x 1080; 60p (progressive), 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p 1280 x 720; 60p, 50p Actual frame rates for 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively; all options support both high and normal image quality

File format

MOV

Video compression

H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding

Audio recording format

Linear PCM

Audio recording device

Built-in or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable

ISO sensitivity

Exposure modes P, S and A: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 200 to Hi 2) with selectable upper limit, Exposure mode M and M(*): Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 200 to Hi 2) available with selectable upper limit; manual selection (ISO 200 to 12800 in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV); can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 51200 equivalent) above ISO 12800

Other options

Index marking, time-lapse photography

Monitor size

8cm (3.2–in.) diagonal

Monitor resolution

Approx.1229k-dot, (VGA; 640 x RGBW x 480 = 1,228,800 dots) TFT monitor with 170° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and brightness adjustment

Playback

Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9 or 72 images) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, location data display, auto image rotation

USB connector

SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0 Micro-B connector), Connection to built-in USB port is recommended

HDMI output connector

Type C HDMI connector

Audio input

Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter; plug-in power supported)

Audio output

Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter)

Ten-pin remote terminal

Can be used to connect optional remote control, optional WR-R10 (requires WR-A10 Adapter) or WR-1 Wireless Remote Controller (M(*) mode not supported), GP-1/GP-1A GPS Unit, or GPS device compliant with NMEA0183 version 2.01 or 3.01 (requires optional MC-35 GPS Adapter Cord and cable with D-sub 9-pin connector)

Supported languages

Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

Battery

One EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery

Battery pack

Optional MB-D12 Multi-Power Battery Pack with one EN-EL15/EN-EL18a(*)/EN-EL18(*) Rechargeable Li-ion Battery or eight R6/AA-size alkaline, Ni-MH or lithium batteries * Available separately; Requires optional BL-5 Battery Chamber Cover

AC adapter

EH-5b AC Adapter; requires EP-5B Power Connector (available separately)

Tripod socket

1/4–in. (ISO 1222)

Dimensions (W x H x D)

Approx.146, x123, x81.5mm (5.8, x4.9, x3.3in.)

Weight

Approx.980g (2 lb 2.6 oz, with battery and SD memory card but without body cap), Approx. 880 g/1 lb 15.1 oz (camera body only)

Operating environment

Temperature: 0 to 40°C/32 to 104°F; humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)

Supplied accessories

EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, MH-25a Battery Charger, UC-E22 USB Cable, AN-DC16 Camera Strap, BF-1B Body Cap, DK-17 Eyepiece, USB Cable Clip, HDMI Cable Clip, BM-12 LCD Monitor Cover

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