Nikon Nikon D810 Astro

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.
Announced: 10/02/2015
Body Type
Body TypeMid-size SLR
Sensor
Max Resolution7360 x 4912
Other Resolutions
  • 5520 x 3680
  • 3680 x 2456
  • 6144 x 4080
  • 4608 x 3056
  • 3072 x 2040
  • 6144 x 4912
  • 4608 x 3680
  • 3072 x 2456
  • 4800 x 3200
  • 3600 x 2400
  • 2400 x 1600
Image Ratio
  • 5:4
  • 3:2
Megapixels36.3
SizeFull frame (35.9 x 24 mm)
TypeCMOS
ProcessorExpeed 4
Image
ISO Range200-12800
ISO Minimum100
ISO Maximum51,200
White Balance Presets
Custom White Balance
Uncompressed Format
  • RAW
  • TIFF
JPEG Quality Levels
  • Fine
  • Normal
  • Basic
File Format
  • JPEG
  • NEF
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Manual Focus
Number of Focus Points51
Lens MountNikon F
Crop1.0x
Screen / Viewfinder
Screen Size3.2
Screen Pixels1,229,000
Screen TypeTFT LCD
Live View
Viewfinder TypeOptical (tunnel)
Viewfinder Coverage100%
Viewfinder magnification0.7x
Features
Minimum shutter speed900 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/8000 sec
Aperture Priority
Shutter Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Built-in Flash
Exposure Modes
Flash Range (M)12.00
External Flash
Flash Modes
  • Front-curtain sync
  • Slow Sync
  • Rear-curtain sync
  • redeye reduction
  • redeye reduction w/slow sync
  • slow rear-curtain sync
Flash X Sync Speed1/250 sec
FPS5.0
Self-timer
Metering Modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Highlight-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure Compensation
AE Bracketing
WB Bracketing
Orientation Sensor
Timelapse Recording
GPSOptional
Video Features
Format
  • MP4
  • H.264
MicrophoneStereo
SpeakerMono
Resolutions
  • 1080p @ 60fps
  • 1080p @ 50fps
  • 1080p @ 30fps
  • 1080p @ 25fps
  • 1080p @ 24fps
  • 720p @ 60fps
  • 720p @ 50fps
External mic input
Storage
Storage Slot
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
  • CF
Storage Slot Amount2
Physical
Weather Sealed
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery ModelEN-EL15 lithium-ion battery
Battery Life (shots)1,200
Weight (grams)880
Dimensions146 x 123 x 82mm
Connectivity
USB
HDMI
WirelessOptional
Remote Control
Headphone