Anyone considering a D800 to D810 upgrade ?

Anyone considering a D800 to D810 upgrade ?

27 posts
25 July 2014
Star_Shots
Photographer
Star_Shots
Is the difference big enough to spend your hard earned on ?

Posted 25 July 2014
paule
Photographer
paule
I wasn't until I took a dunking in a duck pond...

at first glance there didn't seem to be much / enough of a difference to me.. then I looked a little deeper.. I like the: expose for highlight in spot meter and Group focal points.. I shoot mainly weddings and I can see me using both.

I also like the Expeed 4 processor.. and hope that focus is faster and more accurate.

sRAW (though doubt I'd use it)

I'd not have bought/upgraded it, if, my original D800 was still working.. however I would pay the extra if I was considering all 3 for the first time.

It arrived the other day so will be using it for the first time tomorrow.. as 2nd camera.. for a wedding..

I had hoped to shoot a couple of models this week though couldn't agree times and date.. all last min..

* SIGNIFICANTLY quieter shutter.. it turns out.. that will be a bonus in quiet churches..
Posted 25 July 2014
Edited by paule 25 July 2014
TheShinyOne
Photographer
TheShinyOne
Quieter shutter is tempting, apparently the buffer is larger than D800 as well.

Posted 25 July 2014
JeromeRazoir
Photographer
JeromeRazoir
I was after a D800E to couple with my existing D800 as they are different beasts and not simply interchangeable. However, as the D810 came out at the time I was due to get the E I went for the 10. Released on the 17th. July and was actually dispatched by Nikon to the dealer on 17th and I got mine on 18th. !

If I was running an E I might not be inclined to upgrade from E to 10 but choosing between an E and a 10, it was no contest. Wider ISO range, down to ISO 64 and up to 12800. Each end with the 3 extra undefined changes. Shoots faster, with better buffer. The sensor is new, made especially to work without the anti-alias filter, so fewer problems with moire.

If anyone is looking at the choice between an E and a 10, the 10 is clearly the better choice for very little price difference.

Posted 26 July 2014
Nicetwocu
Photographer
Nicetwocu
This is a thorough initial review :

http://www.dslrbodies.com/newsviews/nikon-d810-initial-impressi.html

Hope it helps. Cheers.

Posted 27 July 2014
OldMaster
Photographer
OldMaster
A worthwhile new version I think...iso64, focus magnifier and their clever new lp filter which isn't a filter! New lcd and improved video I think running 50/60 fps..not that aspect interests me.

Its a baffling camera isn't it...36.3mp ff, 15.7mp dx and better noise performance than their 12mp offerings..except may be the D3s. In terms of performance, probably the best ff dslr on the market unless you shoot sport or press.Already pushing the glass there could be little reason to ever need anything else...where do they go from here?

Posted 29 July 2014
MikeBee
Photographer
MikeBee
lm sure if l buy a D810 my images will be so superior to the D800 that only l will be able to tell the diffence . Its marketing at its best !
Posted 30 July 2014
pvfb
Photographer
pvfb
I was seriously considering a 1Ds3 to D800E upgrade, the D810 makes it almost inevitable.

Posted 31 July 2014
Edited by pvfb 30 July 2014
JeromeRazoir
Photographer
JeromeRazoir
MikeBee

lm sure if l buy a D810 my images will be so superior to the D800 that only l will be able to tell the diffence . Its marketing at its best !


I'll take you word for it!

The spec. on the 810 is very different and IF the differences are relevent to your practice then they make a big difference. I NEED 36MgPix files as that is what my clients need. If you are shooting stuff that is not micro-critical  for max. resolution, then maybe not. I well remember the guy I knew who always insisted on the very BEST glass, the very BEST camera and did indeed produce some good work. S|HOT THROUGH A SOFTFOCUS FILTER!!!

It's horses for courses.

I have talked my clients down from 60Mg.Pix files. Now THAT is marketing!

Posted 31 July 2014
MikeBee
Photographer
MikeBee
JeromeRazoir
I'll take you word for it! The spec. on the 810 is very different and IF the differences are relevent to your practice then they make a big difference. I NEED 36MgPix files as that is what my clients need. If you are shooting stuff that is not micro-critical  for max. resolution, then maybe not. I well remember the guy I knew who always insisted on the very BEST glass, the very BEST camera and did indeed produce some good work. S|HOT THROUGH A SOFTFOCUS FILTER!!! It's horses for courses. I have talked my clients down from 60Mg.Pix files. Now THAT is marketing! [/qt I do have to agree that its horses for courses and at times and its for this reason l find using my Hasselbald a complete dream when l need the ultimate quality..The D800 is a great camera that has only been around a short time, its a great tool and camera lm proud to own.However Nikon l sure already have a D820 complete with 45Mg sensor on the drawing board, its progress and still marketing at its very best.. Now where did leave my film cameras,time to play!
Posted 1 Aug 2014
stolenfaces
Photographer
stolenfaces
MikeBee
JeromeRazoir I'll take you word for it! The spec. on the 810 is very different and IF the differences are relevent to your practice then they make a big difference. I NEED 36MgPix files as that is what my clients need. If you are shooting stuff that is not micro-critical  for max. resolution, then maybe not. I well remember the guy I knew who always insisted on the very BEST glass, the very BEST camera and did indeed produce some good work. S|HOT THROUGH A SOFTFOCUS FILTER!!! It's horses for courses. I have talked my clients down from 60Mg.Pix files. Now THAT is marketing! [/qt I do have to agree that its horses for courses and at times and its for this reason l find using my Hasselbald a complete dream when l need the ultimate quality..The D800 is a great camera that has only been around a short time, its a great tool and camera lm proud to own.However Nikon l sure already have a D820 complete with 45Mg sensor on the drawing board, its progress and still marketing at its very best.. Now where did leave my film cameras,time to play!
I don't really understand what marketing has to do with this. If you produce a camera that is (generally agreed to be at least a little) better than the previous best in class that would normally be thought of as a technical triumph. Great marketing is selling people the Canon 6D.
Posted 1 Aug 2014
JeromeRazoir
Photographer
JeromeRazoir
MikeBee

JeromeRazoir
I'll take you word for it! The spec. on the 810 is very different and IF the differences are relevent to your practice then they make a big difference. I NEED 36MgPix files as that is what my clients need. If you are shooting stuff that is not micro-critical  for max. resolution, then maybe not. I well remember the guy I knew who always insisted on the very BEST glass, the very BEST camera and did indeed produce some good work. S|HOT THROUGH A SOFTFOCUS FILTER!!! It's horses for courses. I have talked my clients down from 60Mg.Pix files. Now THAT is marketing! [/qt I do have to agree that its horses for courses and at times and its for this reason l find using my Hasselbald a complete dream when l need the ultimate quality..The D800 is a great camera that has only been around a short time, its a great tool and camera lm proud to own.However Nikon l sure already have a D820 complete with 45Mg sensor on the drawing board, its progress and still marketing at its very best.. Now where did leave my film cameras,time to play!


FILM!

Now you are talking. cheeky
Posted 1 Aug 2014
profilepictures
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profilepictu..
stolenfaces
I don't really understand what marketing has to do with this. If you produce a camera that is (generally agreed to be at least a little) better than the previous best in class that would normally be thought of as a technical triumph. Great marketing is selling people the Canon 6D.
Why is that great marketing? It's a good camera an certainly has given me shots I couldn't have managed with the previous canon I owned. Low light focus and good ISO sold it to me.
Posted 1 Aug 2014
stolenfaces
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stolenfaces
profilepictures
Why is that great marketing? It's a good camera an certainly has given me shots I couldn't have managed with the previous canon I owned. Low light focus and good ISO sold it to me.
Compared to the similarly priced D610 the only thing it wins (there are some draws) on are the GPS and WIFI gimmicks (I recognise that these features might be useful to one or two people within specialist areas, being able to directly load your photos to facebook isn't really a must for most people utilising a full-frame camera). Nikon have largely used features from D800/D4 as the specs for D610, making it affordable by using a cheaper sensor and smaller memory, whilst Canon have deliberately built a camera which is lower spec across the board than their higher end cameras, presumably to avoid losing any sales of more expensive models. I appreciate that if Canon marketing captured you years ago the improvements offered by the 6D over the 5DII (like being able to focus in poor light) will be much appreciated, but that is real marketing. Offering just enough to stop (most) people moving over to Nikon.
Posted 1 Aug 2014
MikeBee
Photographer
MikeBee
And just think the better the camera the better the photographer...After all these years in the profession I do believe some see it as the truth...Do you?


Posted 1 Aug 2014
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