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Nikon D810 (no lens included)

36-megapixel full-frame sensor digital SLR camera body

Item # 0541542

When you want to take an excellent photograph, clarity is everything.

When you want to take an excellent photograph, clarity is everything.

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About the Nikon D810 (no lens included)

A clear choice for photo enthusiasts

When you want to take an excellent photograph, clarity is everything. The Nikon D810 features a newly designed full-frame image sensor and powerful  EXPEED 4 image-processing engine to deliver exceptional results. This 36-megapixel image sensor is the same size as a frame of 35mm film — much larger than the sensors in most digital cameras. That extra surface area means superior light gathering, dramatically lower noise levels, and extraordinary resolution.
Nikon D810 ISO settings menu

The Nikon D810 gives you maximum creative control with manual settings.

A clear choice for photo enthusiasts

When you want to take an excellent photograph, clarity is everything. The Nikon D810 features a newly designed full-frame image sensor and powerful  EXPEED 4 image-processing engine to deliver exceptional results. This 36-megapixel image sensor is the same size as a frame of 35mm film — much larger than the sensors in most digital cameras. That extra surface area means superior light gathering, dramatically lower noise levels, and extraordinary resolution.

The camera's wide ISO (sensitivity) range — from 64 to 12,800 — gives you the flexibility to shoot high-quality images in just about any lighting conditions. Fast, adjustable autofocus helps you latch onto your subject quickly before you snap the shutter.

Capture the important moment

Speed is the name of the game with the D810. When you want to freeze a subject in motion, you have complete control over shutter speed, down to 1/8000 of a second. Not only can you grab that frozen image, but you can fire off up to 5 frames per second to get an important series of shots — think of that surge across the finish line in a race. With the D810, you won't have to miss one dramatic instant.

Total control

The D810 has handy automated functions that can take care of focusing and other difficult tasks. As you become more familiar with the camera, you may want to indulge your artistic side by using creative lighting, intentionally blurring the backgrounds in your portraits, and other techniques. That's where manual control comes in. The D810 has an extensive menu system that gives you total control over every aspect of your camera's operation, putting you in charge of the all-important details. Nikon also offers a world-renowned array of high-quality interchangeable lenses that add to your options.


Product highlights:

  • 36.3-megapixel effective recording
  • full-frame Nikon FX-format CMOS image sensor (24 x 35.9 mm)
  • image sensor designed without an optical low-pass filter, for maximum detail in your photos
  • Dust Reduction System to keep image sensor clean
  • 3.2" high-resolution (1,228,800 dot) LCD screen with brightness adjustment and 170-degree viewing angle
  • 51-area autofocus with 15 cross-type sensors and 3D Focus Tracking for accurate, high-speed focusing
  • bright, eye-level pentaprism viewfinder with dioptric adjustment
  • Nikon EXPEED 4 image processor optimized for high-data rate images and full HD video
  • Active D-Lighting (with auto setting mode) for better shadow and highlight detail in high-contrast shooting conditions
  • compatible with Nikon F-mount lenses
  • maximum image size in FX format (pixels): 7,360 x 4,912
  • maximum image size in DX format (pixels): 4,800 x 3,200
  • built-in i-TTL (intelligent, through-the-lens) flash
  • shutter speed range: 1/8000 to 30 seconds, bulb
  • flash sync at 1/250 second
  • continuous high-speed shooting up to 5 frames per second in FX-format, up to 6 frames per second in DX format
  • sensitivity or ISO (film speed equivalent): 64-12,800
  • depth of field preview
  • custom white balance settings
  • accepts CompactFlash® memory cards (Type I, UDMA compliant) and SDHC and SDXC UHS-I compliant memory cards no memory included
  • HDMI output (Type C mini connector)
  • ultra high-speed USB 3.0 interface
  • 5-13/16"W x 4-15/16"H x 3-5/16"D (body only)
  • weight (without battery and media): 34.6 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Supplied Accessories:
  • rechargeable EN-EL15 lithium ion battery
  • EH-5B AC battery charger
  • viewfinder eyepiece
  • UC-E14 USB 3.0 cable
  • neck strap
  • body cap
  • accessory shoe cap
  • software CD-ROM
  • MFR # 1542

What's in the box:

  • D810 camera body (black)
  • BF-1B body cap (installed)
  • BM-12 monitor cover (installed)
  • EN-EL15 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery with installed terminal cover (7.0V 1900mAh)
  • MH-25a Battery Charger (8.4V 1.2A)
  • USB cable clip
  • HDMI cable clip
  • UC-E22 USB cable (Type A USB on one end and Micro-B 3.0 USB on other end)
  • Neck strap
  • ViewNX 2 CD-ROM software
  • User's Manual (English)
  • User's Manual (Spanish)
  • Warranty Programs sheet

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Features & specs

LCD Screen Size 3.2"
Adjustable-angle LCD No
Wi-Fi Optional
GPS-enabled Optional
Lens 35mm Equivalent N/A
Optical Zoom N/A
Digital Zoom N/A
Filter Diameter N/A
Manual Focusing Yes
Manual Exposure Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
HDMI Output Mini
Internal Memory None
Memory Stick No
CFexpress Cards No
CompactFlash Cards Type I
XQD Cards No
Sensor Size Full-frame
Megapixels 36.3
Image Stabilization With optional lens
Highest Resolution 7360 x 4912
4K Video No
Video Resolution 1920 x 1080/60p
Width (inches) 6
Height (inches) 4-7/8
Depth (inches) 3-3/4
Weight With Battery (ounces) 31.1
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
The Nikon D810 (no lens included) replaces these items:

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Recording Features
Optional Accessories
Play, Print and Edit Features
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Computer Requirements

Recording Features

Overview: The D810 is Nikon's newest full-featured digital SLR, built for today's multimedia photographer. Like its predecessor, the D800, it can produce stunning still images and broadcast quality video. The package includes the camera body with a rechargeable Lithium Ion battery pack and battery charger. The camera has the Nikon F bayonet mount, and is compatible with Nikon AF NIKKOR lenses, including Type G, E, and D lenses, as well as DX lenses. No lenses are included with this "body only" kit.

Image Sensor: The D810 is equipped with the Nikon FX-format, 35.9 x 24.0mm CMOS image sensor with an incredible 37.09 million total pixels (and 36.3 million effective pixels). The Nikon FX format enables photographers to take advantage of the familiar perspective characteristics of 35mm film photography. You can choose to shoot in the FX format (36 x 24), or switch to 1.2x (30 x 20), 5:4 (30 x 24) or DX format (24 x 16).

Dust Reduction System: The camera has an integrated ultrasonic Self-cleaning Sensor Unit, which employs four different resonance frequencies to vibrate the optical low-pass filter and shake dust away from the sensor. Image sensor cleaning can be set to operate automatically when the camera is turned off or on, or can be operated from the camera's menu. In addition, there is an Image Dust Off option in the optional Capture NX-D software to remove dust particles from recorded images.

Magnesium Alloy Body: The D810 features rugged, durable and lightweight magnesium alloy for the body, exterior cover, chassis, and mirror box, to achieve better durability and lighter weight. The body undergoes rigorous testing for weather and dust proofing to assure reliable performance on the road and in the studio.

EXPEED 4 Image Processor: Nikon's EXPEED 4 image processor is the most advanced yet. It is 30% faster than the EXPEED 3, with 25% faster frame rates, a wider ISO range, and is optimized for 1080/60p video. It allows the camera to be much more energy efficient, squeezing out 1200 shots per charge, compared to 900 with the D800 using the same battery.

Still Image Size/Quality: The D810 records still images in JPEG, TIFF (RGB), and NEF* (RAW) formats. It can also record in both NEF (RAW) + JPEG formats simultaneously. JPEG images can set to fine (1:4 compression), normal (1:8), or basic (1:16) image quality. Depending upon the selected format (image area), you can choose from the following image sizes:

Format (Image Area) Large Medium Small
FX (36 x 24) 7360 x 4912 5520 x 3680 3680 x 2456
1.2x (30 x 20) 6144 x 4080 4608 x 3056 3072 x 2040
DX (24 x 16) 4800 x 3200 3600 x 2400 2400 x 1600
5:4 (30 x 24) 6144 x 4912 4608 x 3680 3072 x 2456
* RAW data from the image sensor is saved directly to the memory card in Nikon Electronic Format (NEF). Once transferred to a computer, NEF (RAW) images can only be viewed using compatible software such as the supplied ViewNX 2 software.

Movies: The camera can record movies in MOV format with MPEG-4/H.264 advanced video coding and Linear PCM audio. Audio is recorded using the built-in monaural microphone, or an external stereo microphone. Image quality can be set to High or Normal. The available movie options include:

Frame Size Frame Rate Maximum Bit Rate Maximum Length
1920 x 1080 60p, 50p High Quality: 42 Mbps High Quality: 10 min
Normal Quality: 24 Mbps Normal Quality: 20 min
30p, 25p, or 24p High Quality: 24 Mbps High Quality: 20 min
Normal Quality: 12 Mbps Normal Quality: 29 min 59 sec
1280 x 720 60p, 50p High Quality: 24 Mbps High Quality: 20 min
Normal Quality: 12 Mbps Normal Quality: 29 min 59 sec

Dual Recording Media: The D810 has dual media slots that can accommodate Compact Flash and SD Memory cards. Images are recorded onto Type I CompactFlash memory cards (UDMA compliant) or SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards up to 256 GB. The camera supports UHS-1 cards. Class 6 or higher write speeds are recommended for movie recording. No memory card is supplied with the camera.

Memory Buffer: The camera is equipped with a memory buffer for temporary storage, allowing shooting to continue while photographs are being saved to the memory card. Up to 100 photographs can be taken in succession.

LCD Monitor: The Nikon D810 features 3.2-inch, 1,228,800-dot (VGA), color TFT LCD monitor with a 170° wide viewing angle and 100% frame coverage. The monitor has adjustable brightness control using an ambient brightness sensor. The D810 features a Live View that lets you use the monitor in place of the camera's viewfinder to confirm your subject and composition while shooting.

Optical Viewfinder: In addition to the LCD monitor, the D810 has an eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder with approximately 100% frame coverage in FX format (97% in other formats). It has a diopter adjustment knob so you can set the viewfinder to your personal eyesight (with or without eyeglasses). The bright and sharp viewfinder makes focusing in low-light situations possible. The viewfinder offers approximately 0.7x magnification (50mm f/1.4 lens at infinity). The viewfinder also has a built-in eyepiece shutter to prevent light from entering the viewfinder when shooting self portraits on a tripod. The viewfinder uses a Type-B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VIII screen with superimposed AF brackets and on-demand grid lines for clear and accurate focusing of your subject.

Electronic Virtual Horizon: The innovative Virtual Horizon provides instant, accurate confirmation of the D810's position relative to horizontal level. When using Live View, you can choose to display the virtual horizon on the LCD, a feature ideal for landscape and architecture photography. You can also level the D810 while looking through the viewfinder using the convenient analog scale.

51-Point Autofocus System: The D810 is equipped with Nikon Multi-CAM 3500FX autofocus sensor module, which features up to 51 focus points. The system selects the focus point that best applies to the subject, demonstrating an outstanding level of precision, even when shooting in constantly changing conditions. All 51 focus points, including the array of 15 cross-type sensors located in the center, maximize the potential of lenses with maximum apertures of f/8.

AF-Area Modes: The D810 offers a choice of four focus area modes that together cover a wide area of the frame. The AF-area mode determines how the focus area is selected and what happens if the subject moves out of the selected focus area while the camera is still focusing. You can choose one of the following AF-area modes:

  • Single-Point AF: The camera will focus on the subject in the selected focus point only.
  • Dynamic Area AF: The camera offers a choice of three different size areas to match the movement of the subject, using groups of 9, 21 or all 51 focus points.
  • 3D-Tracking: In AF-C focus mode, the camera will track subjects that leave the selected focus point and select new focus points as required.
  • Group Area AF: The camera focuses using a group of focus points that you select. This reduces the risk that the camera will focus on the background instead of the main subject.
  • Auto Area AF: The camera automatically detects subject and selects focus point. If a face is detected, the camera will give priority to the portrait subject.

Focus Modes: You can choose from the following focus modes:

  • Single-servo Autofocus (AF-S): camera focuses automatically when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway. The focus remains locked while the shutter-release button is pressed halfway. The picture will only be taken when the in-focus indicator is displayed. Recommended for stationary subjects.
  • Continuous-servo Autofocus (AF-C): camera focuses continuously while the shutter-release button is pressed halfway. Photographs can be taken whether or not the camera is in focus. Recommended for moving subjects.
  • Manual (MF): focus must be adjusted manually using the lens focusing ring

Predictive Focus Tracking: In continuous-servo AF, the camera will initiate predictive focus tracking if the subject moves toward or away from the camera while the shutter-release button is pressed halfway or the AF-ON button is pressed. This allows the camera to track focus while attempting to predict where the subject will be when the shutter is released.

Focus Lock: Focus Lock can be used to change the composition after focusing, making it possible to focus on a subject that will not be in a focus area in the final composition.

Electronic Range Finder: If the connected lens has a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster, the camera's Electronic Range Finder can be used to confirm whether or not your subject in the selected focus point is in focus (the focus point can be selected from any of the 51 focus points).

AF Assist Illuminator: The built-in AF assist illuminator enables the camera to focus even when the subject is poorly lit. The illuminator has a range of approximately 1'-8" to 9'-10".

Release Modes: The release mode determines how the camera takes photographs. You can choose from the following shooting modes:

  • Single Frame: Camera takes one photograph each time the shutter-release button is pressed
  • Continuous Low Speed: While shutter-release button is held down, the camera records 1-6 frames per second, as selected in the menu.
  • Continuous High Speed: While the shutter-release button is held down, the camera records up to 5-7 frames per second (determined by the power source used and image area selected)
  • Quiet Shutter-Release: During single frame shooting, noise is reduced by disabling the beeps and minimizing the sound produced when the mirror drops back into place.
  • Quiet Continuous: While the shutter-release button is held down, the camera takes photos at the set frame rate, but with reduced camera noise. Built-in flash not available in this mode.
  • Self-Timer: Use self-timer for self-portraits or to reduce blurring caused by camera shake; you can set the self-timer to 2, 5, 10 or 20 seconds
  • Mirror Up: Choose this mode to minimize camera shake in telephoto or close-up photography or in other situations in which the slightest camera movement can result in blurred photographs

Interval Timer Photography: The D810 is equipped to take photographs automatically at preset intervals. Shooting will begin about 3 seconds after the interval is set or you can set a start time. You can also select the number of shots taken per interval. The images can be replayed at rates from 24 times to 36,000 times faster than normal. The images can be saved as a movie file (in 16:9 aspect ratio).

Exposure Modes: The Exposure Modes determine how the camera sets shutter speed and aperture when adjusting exposure. You can choose from the following Exposure Modes.

  • Programmed Auto (P): camera sets shutter speed and aperture for optimal exposure according to a built-in program; recommended for snapshots and other situations in which there is little time to adjust camera settings
  • Shutter-Priority Auto (S): user chooses shutter speed while camera sets aperture for best results; use to freeze or blur motion. The shutter speed can be set from 30 to 1/8000 seconds.
  • Aperture-Priority Auto (A): user chooses aperture while camera sets shutter speed for best results; use to blur background for portraits or bring both foreground and background into focus for landscape shots
  • Manual (M): user controls both shutter speed and aperture for complete control over exposure

Long Time-Exposures: When Bulb shooting is selected, the shutter will remain open while the shutter-release button is held down. Bulb shooting is used for long time-exposure photographs of moving lights, the stars, night scenery, or fireworks (an optional tripod and optional remote cord are recommended to prevent blur). Time shooting is similar, with the shutter opening when the shutter-release button is pressed and released (on the camera or an optional remote cord), and remaining open until the button is pressed a second time. Bulb and Time shooting can only be performed in the Manual exposure mode.

AE/AF Lock: If your subject is off-centered in the frame, it can become difficult to achieve proper exposure and focus. By engaging the AE/AF Lock feature, you can focus and meter on your subject, lock the exposure and focus by pressing the shutter release button halfway, then recompose your shot before taking the picture. You can choose from the following AE/AF Lock settings: AE/AF Lock, AE Lock only, AF Lock only, AE Lock Hold, AE Lock Reset, and AF On.

Exposure Compensation: You can alter the exposure from the value suggested by the camera, making pictures brighter or darker. You can adjust the exposure from -5.0 to +5.0 EV in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV.

Metering: The D810 utilizes through-the-lens (TTL) metering using the camera's 91,000-pixel RGB sensor. You can choose one of the following metering methods:

  • 3D Color Matrix III: If using a type G, E, or D lens, you can utilize 3D Color Matrix Metering III (or Color Matrix Metering III with other CPU lenses). The camera meters a wide area of the frame and sets exposure according to distribution of brightness, color, distance, and composition for natural results
  • Center-weighted: The camera meters the entire frame but assigns greatest weight (75%) to the area in the center of the frame. The diameter of the circle can be set to 8, 12, 15, or 20mm, or weighting can be based on the average of the entire frame. (Non-CPU lenses use a 12mm circle or average of entire frame.)
  • Spot: The camera meters inside a 4mm diameter circle (approximately 1.5% of frame). The circle is centered on the selected focus area, making it possible to meter off-center subjects.
  • Highlight-weighted: The camera assigns the greatest weight to highlights to reduce the loss of details in the highlights. An example would be when photographing a spotlighted performer on a stage. Available with type G, E, and D lenses, it is equivalent to center-weighted when other lenses are used.

Multiple Exposure: This feature records a series of two to ten exposures in a single photograph. Multiple exposures can be recorded at any image quality setting, and produce results with colors noticeably better than photographs combined in an imaging application because they make use of RAW data from the camera image sensor.

White Balance: White balance is used to preserve natural colors under different types of lighting. You can choose one of the following white balance options: Auto (Normal, Keep Warm Lighting Colors), Incandescent, Fluorescent (Sodium-vapor lamps, Warm-white, White, Cool-white, Day White, Daylight, High temperature mercury-vapor lamps), Direct Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, or Shade. You can also choose a color temperature from a list of values (2500K-10000K), or manually set the white balance using the subject, light source, or existing photograph in the memory card as reference. The White Balance Fine Tuning feature allows you to compensate for variations in the color of the light source or to introduce a deliberate color cast into an image by adjusting the amber, blue, green and magenta color settings.

Bracketing: Bracketing automatically varies exposure, flash level, Active D-Lighting (ADL), or white balance slightly with each shot, "bracketing" the current value. You can set the increment to 1/3, 2/3, or 1 EV, and the number of shots to 2, 3, 5, 7, or 9. In exposure, flash level, and ADL bracketing, multiple shots are required to complete the "bracket" as the camera will vary the settings with each shot. With white balance bracketing, the camera creates multiple copies of each photograph, each with a different white balance. Bracketing can be combined with continuous shooting or the self timer modes.

ISO Sensitivity: ISO Sensitivity is the digital equivalent of film speed. You can set the ISO Sensitivity to Auto or Manual. You can manually select settings of ISO 100 to ISO 12800 in steps of 1/3 EV. For special occasions, expanded settings of Lo-1 (equivalent to ISO 50), Hi-1 (16,000) and Hi-2 (51,200) are available. When using Auto ISO, you can set a maximum value of 200, 400, 800, 1600, or 3200, as needed.

Noise Reduction: Photos taken at high ISO sensitivities can be processed to reduce noise. The amount of noise reduction performed can be set to High, Normal, or Low.

Preset Picture Controls: The camera offers seven preset Nikon Picture Controls. You can choose a Picture Control according to the subject or type of scene:

  • Standard: standard processing for balanced results; recommended for most situations
  • Neutral: minimal processing for natural results; recommended for photographs that will later be extensively processed or retouched
  • Vivid: pictures are enhanced for a vivid, photo-print effect; recommended for photos that emphasize primary colors
  • Monochrome: takes monochrome photographs
  • Portrait: process portrait for skin with natural texture and a rounded feel
  • Landscape: produces vibrant landscapes and cityscapes
  • Flat: details are preserved over a wide tone range, from highlights to shadows.

Picture Control Settings: The Preset Picture Controls listed above can be modified to suit a particular scene or your creative content. The following manual adjustments can be made:

  • Quick Adjust: allows you to reduce or exaggerate the effect of the selected Picture Control Preset from -2 to +2
  • Sharpening: controls the sharpness of outlines from 0 to 9; you can also select Auto which adjust the sharpness automatically according to the scene
  • Contrast: adjust contrast automatically according to the type of scene or chose from values between -3 to +3 to increase or decrease the contrast of your subject
  • Brightness: reduce or enhanced brightness level from -1 to +1; this does not affect exposure
  • Saturation (for non-monochrome): automatically adjust saturation according to the type of scene or choose from values between -3 to +3 to lower or increase your subject's saturation
  • Hue (for non-monochrome): adjust your subject's hue from -3 to +3 to change the level of Hue
  • Filter Effects (for monochrome): simulate the effect of color filters on monochrome photographs from yellow, orange, red, green or off
  • Toning (for monochrome): choose the tint used in monochrome photographs from B&W, Sepia, Cyanotype, Red, Yellow, Green, Blue Green, Blue, Purple Blue, or Red Purple.

Color Space: The color space determines the gamut of colors available for color reproduction. You can select either sRGB for photos that will be printed or used "as is" with no further modification, or Adobe RGB for images that will be extensively processed or retouched after leaving the camera. The supplied ViewNX 2 software and the optional Nikon Capture NX-D software automatically select the correct color space when opening photographs taken with the D810. Results cannot be guaranteed with third-party software.

Active D-Lighting: Active D-Lighting preserves details in highlights and shadows, creating photographs with natural contrast. Active D-Lighting offers the following application strength levels: Auto, Low, Normal, High, Extra High and Off.

Built-In Speedlight: The D810 has a pop-up flash that provides coverage for the angle of view of a 24mm to 300mm lenses (or 16mm lens in DX format). The following flash modes are supported:

  • Front-Curtain Sync: This mode is recommended for most situations. In programmed auto and aperture-priority auto modes, the shutter speed will automatically be set to values between 1/250 and 1/60 seconds.
  • Red-Eye Reduction: The red-eye reduction lamp lights for approximately one second before the flash fires to reduce the red-eye effect.
  • Red-Eye Reduction With Slow Sync: Combines red-eye reduction with slow sync for use with portraits taken against a backdrop of night scenery. (Tripod recommended)
  • Slow Sync: Flash is combined with shutter speeds as slow as 30 seconds to capture both subject and background at night or under dim light. (Tripod recommended)
  • Rear-Curtain Sync: The flash fires just before the shutter closes, creating effect of stream of light following moving subjects. In programmed auto and aperture-priority auto, slow rear-curtain sync is used to capture both subject and background. (Tripod recommended)

Flash Control: The camera supports two flash control modes:

  • i-TTL Balanced Fill-flash for Digital SLR: Used with matrix and center-weighted metering, the flash emits a series of nearly invisible pre-flashes immediately before the main flash. Pre-flashes reflected from objects in all areas of the frame are picked up by the 91,000-pixel RGB sensor and are analyzed, along with range information, to adjust the flash output. Available with the built-in flash, and optional SB-910, SB-900, SB-700, or SB-400 Speedlights.
  • Standard i-TTL Flash for Digital SLR: Flash output is adjusted to bring lighting in the frame to a standard level. This mode is automatically activated when spot metering is selected.

Flash Compensation: Flash compensation is used to alter flash output from -3 EV to +1EV in increments of 1/3 EV to change the brightness of the main subject relative to the background. Flash output can be increased to make the main subject appear brighter or reduced to prevent unwanted highlights or reflections.

FV Lock: This feature is used to lock the flash output, allowing photographs to be recomposed without changing the flash level and ensuring that the flash output is appropriate to the subject even when the subject is not positioned in the center of the frame. The Flash output is adjusted automatically for any changes in ISO sensitivity and aperture.

Streaming Webcam: Using Nikon's Webcam Utility software, you can use the camera to live stream high quality video on many of the popular video conferencing software platforms. You will need to connect the camera to your computer via the included USB cable. The camera's microphone will not capture sound, so a separate microphone is needed, plugged into the computer's microphone port. Optional accessories include a tripod or other mount, and a constant light source. The software works with many of your favorite streaming apps, including Zoom, Google Meet, Skype, Facebook Messenger, and Microsoft Teams. Nikon's Webcam Utility is compatible with Windows 10 Home, Pro, or Enterprise (64-bit only) and macOS Big Sur (Version 11), macOS Catalina (Version 10.15), macOS Mojave (Version 10.14), and macOS High Sierra (Version 10.13).

Optional Accessories

Speedlights: The Nikon D810 supports the Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS), and can be used with CLS-compatible flash units. Optional flash units, such as the SB-R200, SB-300, SB-400, SB-600, SB-700, SB-800, SB-900, and SB-910, can be attached directly to the camera accessory shoe.

UT-1 Communication Unit: The UT-1 Communication Unit lets you connect the camera to an Ethernet network. Once connected, you can upload photos and movies to a computer or ftp server, control the camera remotely using optional Camera Control Pro 2 software, or browse pictures or control the camera remotely from an iPhone or web computer browser. Requires a USB cable to connect the UT-1 to the camera and an Ethernet cable to connect the UT-1 to an Ethernet network.

WT-5 Wireless Transmitter: You can access wireless networks by attaching the WT-5 to the UT-1 Communication Unit.

ME-1 Stereo Microphone: The ME-1 can record stereo sound while shooting movies. Audio recorded with the ME-1 play back in stereo when the camera is connected to a TV via an HDMI cable.

GP-1/GP-1a GPS Unit: The Nikon GP-1/GP-1a are optional GPS units designed for use with Nikon digital cameras, including the D810. When connected, the GP-1/GP-1a allows the current latitude, longitude, altitude, and local time to be recorded with each photograph taken.

Play, Print and Edit Features

Auto Image Rotation: Photographs taken while Auto Image Rotation is set to "On" contain information on camera orientation, and allow the images to be rotated automatically during playback, or when viewed using the supplied ViewNX 2 or optional CaptureNX 2 software.

Playback Menu: The playback menu contains the following options:

  • Delete: allows you to delete the current image or all the images in the selected folder or folders
  • Playback Folder: allows you to play back the images in the current folder, all folders created with the D810, or all folders on the memory card
  • Hide Image: allows you to hide and reveal selected pictures. Hidden images can only be deleted by formatting the memory card.
  • Display Options: choose from either a detailed display of information or a basic display of information
  • Copy Images: copy pictures from one memory card to another
  • Image Review: When this setting is enabled, the camera displays the image on the LCD monitor after the picture is taken.
  • After Delete: choose the picture displayed after an image is deleted (next, previous, continue)
  • Rotate Tall: portrait photos are displayed in tall orientation during playback
  • Slide Show: allows you to play back images one after the other in a slide-show fashion. You can select the type of images to display, and how long each photo will be displayed.
  • Print Set (DPOF): used to create a digital "print order" that lists the photographs to be printed, the number of copies, and the information to be included on each print for use with PictBridge-compatible computers or devices that support DPOF.

Single-Image Playback: During single-image playback, you can view all the pictures stored on the memory card one at a time.

Thumbnail Playback: This feature allows you to view four (2x2), nine (3x3), or 72 (9 x 8) images at once on the LCD monitor so that you can search for an image quickly.

Playback Zoom: During single-image and thumbnail playback, you can zoom in on the selected image. You can zoom in up to 46x for large images, up to 34x for medium images, and up to 22x for small images. Once the image is enlarged, you can move it around on the LCD monitor using the multi selector.

Retouch Menu: The Retouched Menu allows you to create trimmed, resized or retouched copies of the photographs you have taken on the memory card. The Retouch Menu gives you the following editing options: D-Lighting, Red-eye correction, Trim, Monochrome, Filter effects, Color balance, Image overlay, NEF (RAW) processing, Resize, Quick Retouch, Straighten, Distortion control, Fisheye, Color Outline, Color Sketch, Perspective control, Miniature effect, Selective color, Edit movie, and Side-by-side comparison.

Image Comment: The camera allows you to input up to 36 characters of alphanumeric text and save it to a recorded image. The comment can be viewed in CaptureNX 2 (software available separately) or the supplied ViewNX 2 software.

PictBridge Printing Capability: Using the supplied USB cable, you can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer. PictBridge is a standard that allows you to connect a PictBridge compliant camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer and make prints, regardless of brand.

HDTV Playback: The camera features a mini-HDMI (Type C) output for connecting the camera to an HDTV or other high-definition video device. The output resolution to Auto, 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i, or 1080p. The camera does not have a composite video output.

Battery Information

Battery: The D810 is powered by the EN-EL15 Lithium-ion battery (7.0V/1900mAh/14Wh). A fully-charged EN-EL15 can provide enough power for approximately 1200 shots. The battery charges in approximately 2 hours and 35 minutes using the supplied MH-25a battery charger.

Optional AC Adapter: You can power the camera for extended periods on ordinary household current with the EP-5B power connector and EH-5B AC adapter.

Multi-Power Battery Pack: The MB-D12 Multi-Power Battery Pack attaches to the bottom of the camera body, and can accept a rechargeable EN-EL18 or EN-EL15 battery, or eight AA alkaline, Ni-MH, or Lithium batteries. The MB-D12 also has a shutter-release button, AF-ON button, Multi-selector, and Main- and Sub-command dials for easier operation when shooting photographs in portrait (tall) orientation.

Computer Requirements

SuperSpeed USB 3.0: The Nikon D810 utilizes a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connection for connecting the camera to a computer. The UC-E22 cable is supplied with the camera, with a Type A USB connection on one end (computer) and a USB 3.0 Micro-B connector on the other (camera) end.

ViewNX 2: The supplied ViewNX 2 CD-ROM contains a Nikon Transfer 2 function for transferring pictures from the camera to the computer, where ViewNX 2 can be used to view and print selected images or to edit photographs and movies. ViewNX 2 is compatible with computers with the following Operating Systems:

  • Windows: Pre-installed versions of Windows 8.1, 8, 7, or Vista (32-bit or 64-bit versions)
  • Macintosh: Mac OS X version 10.9, 10.8 or 10.7

Capture NX-D: Nikon's optional Capture NX-D software can be used to retouch photos or to change settings for NEF (RAW) pictures and save them to other formats. It also offers an Image Dust Off feature that removes image artifacts caused by dust inside the camera. Capture NX-D is available via download from a link in the ViewNX 2 installer.

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Customer Q&A

2 questions already asked

is this a Grey market? or does it come with a US Warranty?
[ Morkoth  Oct 15, 2016 ]
7 answers
This is not a grey market product. I registered it on line, and I'm good to go. The camera is great, and will not blow out the whites. You will have a great time with the camera. Andrew
[ Andrew  Oct 19, 2016 ]
Crutchfield is an authorized Nikon seller.
[ WYATT  Oct 17, 2016 ]
This is the USA!!!!
[ Sam  Oct 17, 2016 ]
It is not a "grey market" camera. Crutchfield is Authorized Nikon Dealer and all Nikon products coming with US Warranty.
[ Svitlana  Oct 17, 2016 ]
It will say grey market if it was. Mine has us warranty.
[ Dione  Oct 17, 2016 ]
[ Sam  Oct 17, 2016 ]
I've bought two D810's from Crutchfield. They are USA cameras.
[ Craig  Oct 17, 2016 ]
Is this an imported model? Does it come with Nikon manufacturer warranty?
[ maria  May 04, 2016 ]
1 answer
Country of origin is listed as Thailand, same as most other Nikon products. We are an authorized retailer for Nikon and this is a brand new unit and has the full manufacturers warranty. Hope that helps.
[ Kenny  May 04, 2016 ]  Staff

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