Nikon India, has introduced, the Nikon D810A DSLR camera designed specifically for the most dedicated astrophotography hobbyists. This D810A has the ability to capture astronomical subjects that emit the H-alpha wavelengths of light such as nebulae and other distant galaxies in red, allowing astrophotographers to see them just as imagined.
Nikon D810A - Key Specifications
Nikon D810A sports a 36.3-megapixel Nikon FX-format CMOS sensor built without an optical low-pass filter. It comes with 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 lowlight capturing, 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. Moreover, D810A employs an optical filter (IR cut filter) which allows the transmission of H-alpha spectral line with an increased number approximately around D810A_TY_01_002_Rosette_WEBfour times from a typical D-SLR. This allows the photographers to take detailed shots of nebulae, constellations and other celestial objects in rich tones and vibrant colors.
On the announcement, Mr. Hiroshi Takashina, Managing Director, Nikon India Pvt. Ltd. said, "Nikon is always up for a challenge and empowering astrophotographers with a dedicated camera of unprecedented image quality was one intriguing task. We are thrilled to announce the launch of Nikon D810A, a class-leading, high-definition D-SLR that will bringastrophotographers one step closer to capturing the majestic vastness and beauty of space while offering them a new perspective in stunning detail."
On the shutter speed, it can be set up to 900 seconds and when the shutter speed is set at 30 seconds or longer, it enables easier focusing and framing adjustment for a brighter, clearer preview image during the dark. Adding to that, it has the ability to enlarge live view images up to approximately 23 times than other cameras.
"The Nikon D810A has been designed keeping in mind the obstacles that astrophotographers face; it is a result of an amalgamation of advanced imaging technology and suite of outstanding features. Nikon D810A is a 36.3 megapixels camera crafted with unique ability to capture subjects with H-alpha wavelengths, ensuring rich vibrant capture for images of the cosmos that are true to the eye", said Mr. Sajjan Kumar, Vice President - Imaging Division, Nikon India Pvt. Ltd.
Moreover, an electronic front-curtain shutter can be enabled to reduce internal mechanical vibration, by eliminating the movement of the conventional front curtain of a mechanical shutter. Vibration from mirror movement is also reduced with mirror-up shooting, with increasing image clarity.
On the connectivity, it has remote cord for remote shutter release, battery pack for longer battery life, GPS unit which enables the recording of latitude, longitude, altitude, and Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).
As there is no information available on the pricing, we are expecting more information in the coming days and the Nikon D810A will be available by late May 2015.