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OverviewCapture 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.
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.
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.
Built In Hot Shoe
146 x 81.5 x123 mm
JPEG and RAW
In Camera Editing
LCD Screen Size
CompactFlash (CF) (Type I, compliant with UDMA) SD SDHC SDXC
(Memory Card Not Included)
Full HD 1920 x 1080
1/8000 to 30 sec.
Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder