D810A Body Only

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  • Nikon's first full-frame DSLR dedicated to astrophotography
  • Specialized IR cut filter captures the red tones of H-alpha emission nebulae
  • 36.3MP FX-format CMOS image sensor with no optical low-pass filter captures staggering detail
  • Shoot ultra-long exposures up to 900 seconds (15 minutes)
  • Built-in Time-Lapse, Interval Shooting and unlimited continuous shooting


Capture the jewels of the night sky like never before with Nikon's first DSLR dedicated to long-exposure deep-sky astrophotography. Based on the award-winning full-frame D810, the D810A records the brilliant red tones of H-alpha emission nebulae with a level of detail and sharpness, wide dynamic range and rich tonality almost unimaginable until now. Reveal the faintest celestial objects with exposures up to 15 minutes long; and noise-free performance at ISO levels as high as 12,800 (expandable to 51,000). Create star trail images that span the entire sky with unlimited continuous JPEG shooting. Whether using a fixed tripod, equatorial mount, connected to a telescope or tethered to a laptop, the D810A can take your passion for the cosmos out of this world.
  • FXFormat
  • 36.3Megapixels
  • 656nmEnhanced Sensitivity
  • 200-12,800ISO Expandable to 51,200
  • 15 MinuteLong Exposure M Mode
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Stellar resolution

A game-changing DSLR for astrophotography

The D810A is designed exclusively for astrophotography—a first for Nikon models. Its IR filter is optimized for H-alpha red tones, resulting in four times greater sensitivity to the 656 nm wavelength than a standard DSLR. Celestial objects like emission nebulae can be captured in staggering detail by the 36.3-megapixel full-frame CMOS image sensor, which has no optical low-pass filter for even greater resolution. Capture views of the nighttime sky you may not have thought possible.
D810A photo of the night sky with trees and hills silhouetted in the foreground

Reveal the secrets of the cosmos

Long exposure, deep-sky shooting

Capture the faintest celestial objects with brilliant clarity. An electronic front curtain shutter eliminates internal vibrations—key for sharp long exposure images. Virtual Exposure Preview helps you frame and focus when in BULB or Time Mode, and the Long Exposure M Mode enables exposures up to 900 seconds (15 minutes). Nikon's free downloadable Capture NX-D software has an Astro Noise Reduction filter that eliminates pixel artifacts without sacrificing stars.
D810A photo of star trails in the night sky and a silhouetted mountain and body of water in the foreground

Star trails unlimited

Time-lapse, Interval Timer and unlimited continuous shooting

Shoot an unlimited number of images when using the CH or CL Release Modes with a shutter speed slower than four seconds to produce beautiful light trails. Take up to 9,999 photos at any shutter speed with the Interval Timer and create smooth, even time-lapse sequences in-camera or in post production with optional third party software. A 12-bit uncompressed RAW size S* file size makes for faster image transfers and file management without sacrificing image quality.
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A lifetime of brilliant performances

The D810A is designed to withstand the hardships of long-duration, high-volume outdoor shooting. Its shutter has been tested to 200,000 cycles, and its rugged magnesium alloy body has stringently tested weather and dust sealing. Add the optional battery pack/grip for greater comfort and extended shots per charge, and tether to a laptop with a high-speed USB 3.0 connection.
NIKKOR family of lenses inset to a photograph of a nebulae shot with the D810A

Creative freedom

Every superb NIKKOR lens helps you tell a new story with the D810A. From fast wide-angle prime lenses for expansive star trail images to super telephoto lenses for constellations and distant galaxies, you can always expand your capabilities and creativity. Add a wireless remote control or cable release, GPS unit, wireless transmitter and so much more.
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A specialized camera for astrophotographers

The image sensor in the D810A is optimized specifically for astrophotography. Its specialized image sensor is four times more sensitive to H-alpha red tones than an ordinary DSLR. As such, it is not suitable for general photography.

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Optimized for FX Format but compatible with extensive range of NIKKOR lenses.

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