Nikon D810A FX-format Digital SLR

  • $4,996.95


Product description

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. Stellar resolution - A game-changing DSLR for astrophotographyThe 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 shootingCapture the faintest celestial objects with brilliant clarity. An electronic front curtain shutter eliminates inter...

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Capture the jewels of the night sky with Nikon's first DSLR dedicated to long-exposure deep-sky astrophotography. Create staggering high-resolution images of H-alpha emission nebulae and other celestial objects thanks to a specialized IR cut filter and a 36.3 megapixel FX-format full-frame image sensor with no optical low-pass filter. Shoot ultra-long exposures up to 900 seconds (15 minutes), then stack the resulting images with optional third-party software. Create star trail images that span the entire sky with unlimited continuous JPEG shooting. Take your passion for the cosmos out of this world.


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.

Stellar resolution

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.



Supplied Accessories

  • D810A 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
  • DK-17 Eyepiece
  • BM-12 LCD Monitor Cover
  • NikonView NX2 CD ROM
  • AN-DC16 Neck Strap
  • 36.3MP FX-format CMOS sensor without an Optical Low Pass Filter (OLPF)
  • ISO 200 to 12,800; Lo1 (ISO 32) to Hi2 (ISO 51,200)
  • Virtual preview for more accurate focusing and composition for exposure longer than 30 seconds
  • Employs an optical IR cut filter with specific transmission characteristics (characteristics in the 656nm range), enabling the capture of nebulae and distant galaxies that emit H-alpha wavelength in red