- 36.3-megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor
- 3.2" 1.229k-dot, TFT-LCD monitor
- 656nm Enhanced Sensitivity
- Full HD Video (1080p)
- 200-12,800 ISO Expandable to 51,200
- 5 frames per second continuous shooting
- 15 Minute Long Exposure M Mode
- Magnesium alloy body
- 2 Years Genuine Warranty with Nikon Australia
Give yourself a brilliant stargazing with the new Nikon D18A and check out the beauty of the skies. Gather all the details of the solar system with the 36.3-megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor. It captures the perfect tones of the scenery that has now been conceptualized. Try and focus on a particular space and reveal even the smallest celestial body through the 15 Minute Long Exposure M Mode. The noise free capability of 200-12,800 ISO Expandable to 51,200 promotes an ultimate performance while glancing at the stars. D18A guarantees 5 frames per second continuous shooting with 656nm Enhanced Sensitivity. Full HD Video (1080p) recordings can be viewed from the 3.2" 1.229k-dot, TFT-LCD monitor, way better screenshots than the previous models. The camera’s magnesium alloy body provides weather and dust proofing, making the whole package safe from dirt and moist.
Product Features in Detail
I am starstruck
Capture the jewels of the night sky like never before with Nikon's first DSLR dedicated to long-exposure deep-sky astrophotography. Based on the award-winning full-frame D810, the D810A records the brilliant red tones of H-alpha emission nebulae with a level of detail and sharpness, wide dynamic range and rich tonality almost unimaginable until now. Reveal the faintest celestial objects with exposures up to 15 minutes long; and noise-free performance at ISO levels as high as 12,800 (expandable to 51,000). Create star trail images that span the entire sky with unlimited continuous JPEG shooting. Whether using a fixed tripod, equatorial mount, connected to a telescope or tethered to a laptop, the D810A can take your passion for the cosmos out of this world.
A game-changing DSLR for astrophotography
The D810A is designed exclusively for astrophotography—a first for Nikon models. Its IR filter is optimized for H-alpha red tones, resulting in four times greater sensitivity to the 656 nm wavelength than a standard DSLR. Celestial objects like emission nebulae can be captured in staggering detail by the 36.3-megapixel full-frame CMOS image sensor, which has no optical low-pass filter for even greater resolution. Capture views of the nighttime sky you may not have thought possible.
Reveal the secrets of the cosmos
Long exposure, deep-sky shooting
Capture the faintest celestial objects with brilliant clarity. An electronic front curtain shutter eliminates internal vibrations—key for sharp long exposure images. Virtual Exposure Preview helps you frame and focus when in BULB or Time Mode, and the Long Exposure M Mode enables exposures up to 900 seconds (15 minutes). Nikon's free downloadable Capture NX-D software has an Astro Noise Reduction filter that eliminates pixel artifacts without sacrificing stars.
Star trails unlimited
Time-lapse, Interval Timer and unlimited continuous shooting
Shoot an unlimited number of high-quality JPEG images when using the CH or CL Release Modes with a shutter speed slower than four seconds to produce beautiful light trails. Take up to 9,999 photos at any shutter speed with the Interval Timer and create smooth, even time-lapse sequences in-camera or in post production with optional third party software. A 12-bit uncompressed RAW size S* file size makes for faster image transfers and file management without sacrificing image quality.
A lifetime of brilliant performances
The D810A is designed to withstand the hardships of long-duration, high-volume outdoor shooting. Its shutter has been tested to 200,000 cycles, and its rugged magnesium alloy body has stringently tested weather and dust sealing. Add the optional battery pack/grip for greater comfort and extended shots per charge, and tether to a laptop with a high-speed USB 3.0 connection.
Every superb NIKKOR lens helps you tell a new story with the D810A. From fast wide-angle prime lenses for expansive star trail images to super telephoto lenses for constellations and distant galaxies, you can always expand your capabilities and creativity. Add a wireless remote control or cable release, GPS unit, wireless transmitter and so much more.
A specialized camera for astrophotographers
The image sensor in the D810A is optimized specifically for astrophotography. Its specialized image sensor is four times more sensitive to H-alpha red tones than an ordinary DSLR. As such, it is not suitable for general photography.
Included in the Box
Nikon D810A Digital SLR Camera Body Only
EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
MH-25a Battery Charger
USB Cable Clip
HDMI Cable Clip
UC-E22 USB Cable
BF-1B Body Cap
BM-12 LCD Monitor Cover
NikonView NX2 CD ROM
AN-DC16 Neck Strap
12 months warranty with Nikon Australia - plus an extra 12 months if product is registered online at http://mynikonlife.com.au/gear/warranty/warranty-registration.
This Nikon D810A Digital SLR Camera Camera Body Only comes with 12 months warranty with Nikon Australia - plus an extra 12 months if product is registered online at http://mynikonlife.com.au/gear/warranty/warranty-registration.
Our products are sourced from authorised Australian suppliers and therefore come with genuine Australian warranty.
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Type Type Single-lens reflex digital camera Lens Mount Nikon F bayonet mount Image Sensor Effective Pixels 36.3 million Sensor Size 35.9 mm x 24 mm Image Sensor Format FX Image Sensor Type CMOS Total Pixels 37.09 million Dust-reduction system Image sensor cleaning Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX-D software required) Dust-Off Reference Photo Yes Image Area (pixels) FX-format (L) 7,360 x 4,912 (M) 5,520 x 3,680 (S) 3,680 x 2,456 1:2 format (30 x 20) (L) 6,144 x 4,080 (M) 4,608 x 3,056 (S) 3,072 x 2,040 5:4 format (30 x 24) (L) 6,144 x 4,912 (M) 4,608 x 3,680 (S) 3,072 x 2,456 DX-format (L) 4,800 x 3,200 (M) 3,600 x 2,400 (S) 2,400 x 1,600 File System File Format Still Images JPEG: JPEG-Baseline Compliant; can be selected from Size Priority and Optimal Quality JPEG: JPEG-Baseline Compliant with fine (approx 1:4), Normal (approx 1:8) or Basic (approx 1:16) Compression NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed; small size available (12-bit uncompressed only) TIFF (RGB) Storage Media CompactFlash© (CF) (Type I, compliant with UDMA) SD SDHC SDXC Card Slot 1 CompactFlash© (CF) card and 1 Secure Digital (SD) card File System Compliant with DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0 DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) EXIF 2.3 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) PictBridge Viewfinder Viewfinder Eye-level Pentaprism Single-Lens Reflex Viewfinder Viewfinder Frame Coverage FX (36x24): 100% Horizontal and 100% Vertical (Approx.) 1.2x (30x20): 97% Horizontal and 97% Vertical (Approx.) DX (24x16): 97% Horizontal and 97% Vertical (Approx.) 5:4 (30x24): 97% horizontal and 100% vertical (Approx.) Viewfinder Magnification 0.70x (Approx.) Viewfinder Eyepoint 17 mm (-1.0 m¯¹) Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment Built-in diopter adjustment (-3 to +1 m¯¹) Focusing Screen Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VIII with AF Area Brackets (grid lines can be displayed) Reflex Mirror Quick-return type Mirror Lock Up Yes Lens Lens Aperture Instant-return type Depth-of-field Control Yes Lens Compatibility at a Glance*** AF-S or AF lenses fully compatible Metering with AI lenses Compatible Lenses AF NIKKOR lenses, including type G, E, and D lenses (some restrictions apply to PC lenses) and DX lenses (using DX 24 x 16 1.5x image area), AI-P NIKKOR lenses, and non-CPU AI lenses (exposure modes G and H only). Electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster (the electronic rangefinder supports the 11 focus points with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/8 or faster). IX NIKKOR lenses, lenses for the F3AF, and non-AI lenses cannot be used. Shutter Shutter Type Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane Shutter Speed 1/8000 to 30 sec. Long exposure M* mode: 4,5,8,10,15,20,30,60,120,180, 240, 300, 600, 900 seconds, bulb, time Fastest Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec. Slowest Shutter Speed 900 seconds (15min) (Long exposure M* mode) Flash Sync Speed Up to 1/250 sec. Synchronizes with shutter at 1/320s or slower (flash range drops at speeds between 1/250 and 1/320s) Bulb Shutter Setting Yes Shutter Release Modes Continuous low-speed [CL] mode Continuous high-speed [CH] mode Mirror-up [Mup] mode Quiet Shutter Release Quiet Continuous Release Self-timer Mode Single-frame [S] mode Continuous Shooting Options 5:4 format CH: Up to 5 frames per second CL: Up to 1-5 frames per second 1:2 format CH: Up to 6 frames per second CL: Up to 1-6 frames per second Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution 5 frames per second Self-timer 2, 5, 10, 20 sec.; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 sec. Timer duration electronically controlled Exposure Exposure Metering System TTL exposure metering using 91,000-pixel RGB sensor Metering Method Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8 mm circle in center of frame Matrix: 3D color matrix metering III (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering III (other CPU lenses) Spot: Meters 4 mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point Highlight-weighted: Available with type G, E, and D lenses; equivalent to center-weighted when non-CPU lens is used Metering Range 0 to 20 EV (3D Color Matrix, center-weighted metering or highlight weighted metering) 0 to 20 EV (spot metering) Exposure Meter Coupling CPU AI Exposure Modes Aperture-Priority (A) Long exposure M* mode Manual (M) Programmed auto with flexible program (P) Shutter-Priority Auto (S) Exposure Compensation ±5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV Exposure Bracketing 2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV Exposure Lock Yes Picture Control Flat Landscape Monochrome Neutral Portrait Standard User-customizable Settings Vivid Sensitivity ISO Sensitivity ISO 200 -12,800 Lo-1 (ISO 100) Hi-1 (ISO 25,600) Hi-2 (ISO 51,200) Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity 200 Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity 12,800 Lowest Expanded ISO Sensitivity Lo-1 (ISO 100 equivalent) Highest Expanded ISO Sensitivity Hi-2 (ISO 51,200 equivalent) Expanded ISO Sensitivity Options Lo-1 (ISO 100 equivalent) Hi-1 (ISO 25,600 equivalent) Hi-2, (ISO 51,200 equivalent) Long Exposure Noise Reduction Yes High ISO Noise Reduction Low Normal High Off Active D-Lighting Auto Extra High High Normal Low Off D-Lighting Bracketing 2 frames using selected value for one frame 3–5 frames using preset values for all frames Focus/Autofocus Single-point AF Mode Yes Dynamic AF Mode Number of AF points: 9, 21, 51 and 51 (3D-tracking) Auto-area AF Mode Autofocus System Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection Detection Range -1 to 19 EV (ISO 100, 68°F/20°C) Lens Servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); Continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status Manual focus (MF): Electronic rangefinder can be used AF-area Mode 9, 21 or 51 point Dynamic-area AF Auto-area AF Single-point AF 3D-tracking (51 points) Group-area AF Focus Lock Focus can be locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) Focus Modes Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A) Continuous-servo (AF-C) Face-Priority AF available in Live View only and D-Movie only Full-time Servo (AF-A) available in Live View only and D-Movie only Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder Normal area Single-servo AF (AF-S) Wide area Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points 51 Autofocus Sensitivity -2 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F) Autofocus Fine Tune Yes Flash Built-in Flash Yes Flash Bracketing 2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1 EV Built-in Flash Distance 39 ft. (ISO 100) X-Sync Speed 1/250 Top FP High Speed Sync Up to 1/8000 Flash Control TTL: i-TTL flash control using 91,000-pixel RGB sensor are available with built-in flash and SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, SB-400, or SB-300; i-TTL balanced fill-flash Flash Sync Modes Front-curtain sync (normal) Rear-curtain sync Red-Eye reduction Red-Eye reduction with slow sync Slow sync Flash Compensation -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV Flash-ready Indicator Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output Accessory Shoe Yes Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) CLS Supported Flash Sync Terminal Yes White Balance White Balance Auto (2 types) Choose color temperature (2500K–10000K) Cloudy Direct Sunlight Flash Fluorescent (7 types) Incandescent Preset manual (up to 4 values can be stored) Shade White Balance Bracketing 2 to 9 exposures in increments of 1, 2 or 3 EV Live View Live View Shooting Photography Live View Mode Movie Live View Mode Virtual Exposure preview in Bulb/Time setting Live View Lens servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F) Manual focus (MF) Live View AF-area mode Face-priority AF Wide-area AF Normal-area AF Subject-tracking AF Live View Autofocus Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected) Movie Movie Metering TTL exposure metering using main image sensor Movie Maximum recording time 20 min. Movie File Format MOV Movie Video Compression H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding Movie Audio recording format Linear PCM Movie Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 60 fps Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 50 fps Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 30 fps Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 25 fps Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 24 fps HD 1,280x720 / 60 fps HD 1,280x720 / 50 fps Movie Audio Built-in microphone, stereo External stereo microphone (optional) Monitor Monitor Size 3.2 in. diagonal Monitor Resolution 1,229,000 Dots Monitor Type Wide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD RGBW Monitor Angle of View 170-degree wide-viewing angle Monitor Adjustments Brightness, 5 levels Brightness control using ambient brightness sensor Virtual Horizon Camera Indicator Yes Also visible in LiveView Modes Also visible in Viewfinder (Illuminated in Red) Playback Playback Functions Auto Image Rotation Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images) Highlights Histogram Display Image Comment Movie Playback Movie Slideshow Playback with Zoom Slideshow In-Camera Image Editing Color Balance Color Outline Color Sketch D-Lighting Distortion Control Edit Movie Filter Effects Fisheye Image Overlay Miniature Effect Monochrome NEF (RAW) Processing Perspective Control Quick Retouch Red-Eye Correction Resize Selective Color Side-by-Side Comparison Straighten Trim Image Comment Yes Interface Interface Audio input: Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter; plug-in power supported) HDMI output: Type C mini-pin HDMI connector Headphone Connector NTSC Super Speed USB 3.0 Wi-Fi Functionality Eye-Fi Compatible WT-4A UT-1 Communication Unit + WT-5A Wireless Transmitter GPS GP-1 GPS unit GP-1A GPS unit Save/Load Camera settings Yes Menus Total Custom Settings 54 My Menu Yes with customization Recent Settings Yes Supported Languages Arabic Bengali Brazilian Portuguese Bulgarian Chinese (Simplified and Traditional) Czech Danish Dutch English Finnish French German Greek Hindi Hungarian Indonesian Italian Japanese Korean Marathi Norwegian Persian Polish Portuguese Romanian Russian Serbian Spanish Swedish Tamil Telugu Thai Turkish Ukrainian Vietnamese Date, Time and Daylight Savings Time Settings Yes World Time Setting Yes Power Battery / Batteries EN-EL15 Lithium-ion Battery Battery Life (shots per charge) 1,200 shots (CIPA) AC Adapter EH-5b AC Adapter; requires EP-5B Power Connector (available separately) Battery Charger MH-25a Quick Charger Miscellaneous Tripod Socket 1/4 in. Approx. Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth) 5.8 in. (146 mm) x 4.9 in. (123 mm) x 3.3 in. (81.5 mm) Approx. Weight 31.1 oz. (880 g) camera body only Operating Environment 0–40 °C (+32–104 °F)