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Nikon Europe: D810 DSLR cleans up

The new Nikon D810 DSLR offers full HD recording at up to 50/60fps, and is claimed to produce “markedly reduced noise, moiré, and false colour.” The camera offers FX (full frame) and DX (Super35/APS-C) sensor crop formats as well as clean HDMI out, plus simultaneous capture of full-resolution footage in-camera and on an external recorder.

Users can set sensitivity from ISO 64 (which is particularly useful at video frame rates when the lens is wide open) all the way up to ISO 51200 equivalent in M mode, and an auto ISO function simplifies limiting the maximum ISO settings you want to work with.

Nikon’s 3D noise reduction reduces random noise, distortion, and flicker when filming at high sensitivities.

For exposure, the D810 has a zebra mode to indicate where highlights are blown, and it has improved audio control, with both a stereo microphone input and an audio out. Users can select the sound range (wide/voice), and wind noise can be reduced if recording with the built-in microphone.

The completely redesigned D810 has a new 36.3-megapixel FX-format (36x24mm) sensor, and uses the same Expeed 4 image processing engine as the flagship D4S. It also has improved 9-, 21- and 51-point auto focus, supports wired and wireless connection (Ethernet and optional wireless LAN), has a durable magnesium alloy body with extensive weather and dust sealing, two card slots (one CF card slot for high-speed UDMA 7 cards, and one SD card slot), and a high-capacity rechargeable battery.