Nikon D810 sample gallery images posted


posted Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 12:40 PM EST


Shortly after the Nikon D810 first entered our test lab, DxOmark made it official and gave the D810 sensor an overall score of 97 - their highest ranking for a sensor to date, just passing the D800E's score
of 96. Add to that feat the new native ISO of 64, the impressive high ISO performance of its forebears the D800/D800E, and the enormous reader interest we've seen thus far in the D810, and we couldn't wait to take it out for a spin in the real world.

Our lens specialist Rob Murray was first up, and thanks to a generous loan of the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 ED VR II from Roger Cicala at LensRentals, he was able to grab some really good action shots at a southern rodeo and motocross event.

1/250s / f/2.8 / 100mm / ISO 3600 (Nikon 70-20mm f/2.8 ED VR II)
(slightly cropped from original)
1:1 crop from above image to show full resolution from the 36mp sensor
1/1000 / f/4 / 200mm / ISO 400 (Nikon 70-20mm f/2.8 ED VR II)
1/200 / f/2.8 / 200mm / ISO 500 (Nikon 70-20mm f/2.8 ED VR II)
1/160 / f/4 / 150mm / ISO 500(Nikon 70-20mm f/2.8 ED VR II)

From our Nikon D810 sample gallery page you can access more images from this event, including several additional motocross shots. And, as always, you can also access the RAW files to download and convert for your own (non-commenrcial) testing purposes and also view the EXIF data. All images in our gallery are straight-from-the-camera, as are most of the images shown on this page other than a resizing to fit the page and minor modifications as noted.

Let's take a brief look now at the incredible ISO power offered by the Nikon D810. The first image below is utilizing it's native ISO 64 (D800/E = 100) and is shot with the uber-sharp Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 ED lens stopped down to f/5.6 to showcase a sampling of the sharpness of this combination. Clicking on any of these images will take you to a carrier page, and clickling on that image will bring up the 4912 x 7360 px image in all of its full resolution detail.

1/640s / f/5.6 / 14mm / ISO 64 (Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 ED)
(slightly enhanced for shadow/highlight)

Moving up towards the other end of the ISO spectrum, we'll take a quick look at the incredible power that professional level Nikon's offer at high ISOs. The first image is shot at the relatively high ISO 8000, with a 1:1 crop below for comparison, while the portrait was shot at the lofty ISO 10,000. Of course, the D810 goes much higher than this, but I wanted to give readers what to expect with these more practical, real-world ISO settings.

1/160s / f/2.2 / 85mm / ISO 8000 (Nikon 85mm f/1.8 G)
1:1 crop from above image to show the detail present at ISO 8000
1/80s / f/4.5 / 70mm / ISO 10,000 (Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG)

We'll conclude this initial Nikon D810 gallery with a few more images shot with the Nikon 85mm f/1.8 G, as well as one more with the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 ED.

1/200s / f/2.8 / 85mm / ISO 320 (Nikon 85mm f/1.8 G)
1/320s / f/5.6 / 200mm / ISO 100 (Nikon 70-20mm f/2.8 ED VR II)
1/800s / f/4.5 / 85mm / ISO 320 (Nikon 85mm f/1.8 G)

Stay tuned for much more to come on the Nikon D810, as it heads to our offices in Knoxville and into the capable hands of our senior reviewer Mike Tomkins.


[quick links: Nikon D810GalleryLab Samples]

1/250s / f/2.8 / 100mm / ISO 3600