Nikon Announces the D810A – The First Full-Frame Astrophotography Digital SLR

The Nikon D810A is now the class-leading, high-definition DSLR built with a suite of outstanding features designed for astrophotography


Primary Features
– 36.3-megapixel Nikon FX-format CMOS sensor built without an optical low-pass filter

– EXPEED 4 image-processing engine, which improves noise reduction performance at high sensitivities, as well as upgraded depth and clarity in gradation rendering. Made for capturing the night sky, the ISO sensitivity ranges from ISO 200 to 12800 and can be decreased to Lo 1 (ISO 100 equivalent), or increased up to Hi 2 (ISO 51200 equivalent) to suit a variety of environments

– Optical filter (IR cut filter) with reassessed transmission characteristics in which the transmission of H-alpha spectral line has been increased by approximately four times from a typical DSLR. This allows remarkably-detailed shots of nebulae, constellations and other celestial objects in rich tones and vibrant colours that are true to the eye with a high signal-to-noise ratio.

– Shutter speed can be set up to 900 seconds, making the D810A a light capturing powerhouse, able to shoot in the darkest of conditions.

– The live view preview function which displays a brighter, clearer preview image when the shutter speed is set at 30 seconds or longer.

– Ability to enlarge live view images up to approximately 23 times.

– Comprehensive seal against dust and water droplets, with a grip that sits comfortably in the hand for steady shooting.

– A variety of accessories to support the enthusiasm for the craft is also available, making astrophotography easier and more enjoyable. From a remote cord for remote shutter release, battery pack for longer battery life and uninterrupted captures, to a GPS unit which enables the recording of latitude, longitude, altitude, and Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) where photos were taken.

The Nikon D810A will be available in late May 2015. For more information on the new D810A and other Nikon products, please visit