Nikon brings D810A D-SLR camera for astrophotographers

Nikon has introduced the Nikon D810A D-SLR camera, built specifically for astrophotography. The camera will go on sale in May 2015.

The camera features a 36.3MP Nikon FX-format CMOS sensor built without an optical low-pass filter. It has EXPEED 4 image-processing engine, which improves noise reduction performance at high sensitivities.

The D810A has the ability to capture nebulae that emit the H-alpha wavelength in red, which cannot be achieved with ordinary D-SLRs.

It has long exposure mode manual mode that allows user to set shutter speed up to 900 seconds.

It can enlarge live view images up to approximately 23 times, which enables photographers to achieve perfect framing.

The camera has an electronic front-curtain shutter that can be enabled to reduce internal mechanical vibration, by eliminating the movement of the front curtain of a mechanical shutter.

The duration of continuous shooting can be extended by using the CH or CL release mode with a shutter speed 4 seconds or longer. The camera is also resistant to  dust and water droplets.

The camera also comes with a remote cord for remote shutter release, battery packand a GPS unit. The camera also supports  the Picture Control system.

To process and adjust RAW images for full-scale photofinishing, users can utilize the free Capture NX-D software application.

Nikon also started shipping the D5500 DSLR camera previous week. It is company’s first camera that incorporates a touchscreen LCD monitor.

It sports a 24.2 MP sensor and an EXPEED 4 image processor that provide high-resolution images and Full HD 1080p video with low-light sensitivity up to ISO 25600 and up to 5 fps.

It has a 39-point autofocus system with nine cross-type sensors and a 2,016-pixel RGB sensor for exposure metering in a variety of lighting conditions.


Vishal Kawadkar


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