Nikon D810 Review: A whole lot more than just spectacular resolution


posted Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 10:11 AM EDT


In late 2012, Nikon took its camera line to a new resolution high with the D800 and D800E, a pair of closely-related cameras based around a 36-megapixel full-frame image sensor. The Nikon D810 has some pretty big shoes to fill, as it replaces not one but both of those earlier cameras with a single model.

As we said in our reviews at the time, both the earlier Nikon D800 and D800E impressed mightily, and they went on to be very well-received by photographers seeking the maximum possible detail from their 35mm lenses. The Nikon D810 takes the best of both cameras, and refreshes them with some important changes: even greater per-pixel resolution, a wider ISO sensitivity range, greater performance, more capable video capture, and a tweaked body that's even more comfortable than before.

But the digital camera marketplace doesn't stand still. Since the launch of the D810, rivals Sony and Canon have also fielded their own high-res full-frame cameras, meaning that the D810 no longer has the market to itself.

How does the D810 fare in this new reality? We've just published the final installments in our review of the Nikon D810, including both a detailed image quality analysis and our conclusion. Hop on over to our updated Nikon D810 review for our closing thoughts on this detail-devouring DSLR, and see if it's time you splashed out on an upgrade!