Two years after the medium-format Nikon D800 was released, Nikon have announced its successor, the Nikon D810. It’s safe to say that the D810 is an evolutionary release, as opposed to an revolutionary one.
The main changes are a new 36.3MP Full-frame CMOS sensor (with no AA filter), Expeed 4 processing engine, a higher ISO range of up to 12,800 (or 51,200 when you use Hi-2 mode), and a new ‘RAW Size S’ 9MP Raw mode, this is handy if you don’t always want 60MB Raw files at maximum resolution.
There are also a range of video improvements, including a flat video profile, stereo audio recording via two front-mounted microphones. Those using an external microphone can now split the recording into separate wide and voice ranges. Whilst full 1080P video recording is of course present, sadly there is no 4K option.
The Nikon D810 will be available from July, at a cost $3299 for the camera body only.