Nikon D810


Best for

Professional photographers that don't need extreme burst speeds

Grade (Out of ten)

Image Quality : 9.7
Performance : 8
Design : 9
Features : 8
Price : 8
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The Nikon D810 is now one of a number of full frame options in the Nikon line, thanks to the revival of the D750 line. So where does the D810 fall? The D810 offers a high resolution 36 megapixel full frame sensor wrapped in a weather-sealed magnesium alloy body. The autofocus system boasts 51 points and an upgraded processor gives it a 30 percent boost in speed over the older D800. Video quality should be solid as well, though without 4K capability, at 1080p and 60fps.

It's a bit easier to talk about what the D810 doesn't have. With just a 5 fps burst speed, it doesn't offer the high speed performance of the D5. Wireless and GPS are available, but as add-ons that you have to purchase separately. There's no big extras like a tilting LCD screen. And while the D810 offers a more compact body than the D5, it's still a bit on the heavy side at 2.8 pounds.

The mid-range full frame DSLR arena is becoming increasingly competitive. The Nikon D750 bests the more expensive D810 in a few ways with a tilting LCD and wi-fi, though that means sacrificing a bit of resolution, a slower maximum shutter speed and a lower flash sync speed. Canon's EOS 5DR offers a much bigger resolution with a 50 megapixel sensor, though has nearly half the battery life and no tilting screen or wi-fi.


  • High resolution
  • Well-rounded camera
  • Weather-sealed magnesium alloy construction


  • Slower 5 fps burst
  • Wireless and GPS sold separately
  • Heavy (2.8 lbs.)
  • Camera Specs:


    • Megapixels : 36.2
    • Sensor Size : 35mm Full Frame
    • Video Quality : 1080p HD at 60fps
    • DxO Mark Test Score : 97


    • Shutter Speed : 30 sec. - 1/8000, Bulb
    • Aperture : N/A
    • ISO : 64 - 12800
    • Burst Speed : 5 fps
    • Autofocus Points : 51
    • Image Stabilization : Available In Lens


    • Weight : 2.16 lbs.
    • Viewfinder : Yes
    • Screen : 3.2
    • Secondary screen : Yes
    • Controls : N/A
    • Battery Life : 1,200 shots


    • Manual Modes : Yes
    • RAW : Yes
    • Wi-Fi : Yes
    • Other : Magnesium alloy construction, weather-sealed

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