Nikon looks to the stars with D810A

nikon d810aThe Nikon D810A is a DSLR built specifically for stargazing and scientific applications, for deep sky photography of stars and constellations.

The 36.3-megapixel CMOS sensor and Expeed 4 image processing engine are said to capture images with low noise and “stellar” dynamic range; the ISO range has been optimized from 200 to 12,800 (Hi-2 51,200); maximum sharpness is achieved with the vibration-reducing Electronic Front Curtain Shutter Mode, which lets the front electronic curtain act as a shutter when in live view or composing through the optical viewfinder in mirror-up mode; and an infrared (IR) cut filter is optimized to allow transmission of the hydrogen alpha spectral line, resulting in four times greater sensitivity to the 656nm wavelength.

A new Long Exposure Manual Mode is implemented, giving the ability to set shutter speeds from 4, 5, 8, 10, 15, 20, 30, 60, 120, 180, 240, 300, 600 or 900 seconds (15 minutes), as well as Bulb and Time settings.

The Nikon D810A will be available in late May for a manufacturer’s suggested price (MSRP) of $4,449.95.


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