Nikon D810 + Filmmaker’s Kit Announced

Everything gets a little bit better with this repeat champion of DSLRs — Nikon just announced the D810 (specs) with a redesigned mirror mechanism and electronic first curtain shutter option to reduce the risk of “shutter shake” reducing resolution. Also, Nikon drops the optical low pass filter for improved resolution and dynamic range. Meaning, there won’t be any D800E version. D810, that’s it.

The new processor works 30% faster, you get a better LCD and one stop better ISO on each side with optimum range from ISO 64 to 12,800. Also, you get the Group Area focus of the D4S and small RAW files of half the size. Nice! RAW files are no longer way too big.

Nikon D810
Nikon D810

D810 product highlights:

  • 36.3MP FX-Format CMOS Sensor
  • No Optical Low Pass Filter
  • EXPEED 4 Image Processor
  • 3.2″ 1,229k-Dot LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video at 60/30/24fps
  • Continuous Shooting to 5fps in FX Mode
  • Expandable Sensitivity to ISO 51,200
  • Multi-CAM 3500FX AF Sensor w/ 51 Points
  • Electronic Front Curtain Shutter
  • External Mic and Headphone Input

+++ You can order the Nikon D810 from Amazon, Adorama and B&H Photo for $3,296.

Also available is a special D810 Filmmaker’s Kit with these fine prime lenses and extras:

  • AF-S Nikkor 35mm F1.8G ED Lens
  • AF-S Nikkor 50mm F1.8G Lens
  • AF-S Nikkor 85mm F1.8G Lens
  • Atomos Ninja 2 Video Recorder
  • ME-1 Stereo Microphone
  • Tiffen 58mm Variable ND Filter
  • Tiffen 67mm Variable ND Filter
  • HC-E1 18″ HDMI Cable
  • Two EN-EL15 Li-Ion Batteries
Nikon D810 Filmmaker's Kit
Nikon D810 Filmmaker’s Kit

+++ The Filmmaker’s Kit can be ordered from Amazon, Adorama and B&H Photo for $4,996.