Nikon D820 - What I want from a D810 Replacement

Featured Wednesday, 14 September 2016 09:47

The D810 replacement will be with us soon - here is my wishlist of improvements.

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  • Comment Link Ron Johnson Friday, 16 September 2016 13:31 posted by Ron Johnson

    No link to our wishlist. I have a D800 and it is time to upgrade. Would LOVE to see your list!

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  • Comment Link Ray Rapkerg Friday, 16 September 2016 13:53 posted by Ray Rapkerg

    Great thinking, you know what you're talking about! The sensor of the D810 is so gorgeous, I hope they don't mess it up by going to 40-50 megapixels. It's not just the wide dynamic range, it's also the subtleties such as smooth roll-off at the highlights and noise that looks nice, like grain. Don't lose that gorgeousness please Nikon!

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  • Comment Link Joe McCabe Friday, 16 September 2016 17:44 posted by Joe McCabe

    Nice list. Surprised you didn't mention better implementation of live view. Sure, the D810 is better in that regard than the D800e but it's still not nearly as good and Canon or Sony (the other cams I own).

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  • Comment Link Svott Belzner Friday, 16 September 2016 22:39 posted by Svott Belzner

    Suprised no mention of video auto focusing. To me that's Nikon big let down. Would kill the 5dmk4 of it had it being Nikon does a clean 4K out. Totally agree on button placement to match the d5 ( love mine)
    Do u not use the time mode for long exposures?

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  • Comment Link Mike Friday, 16 September 2016 23:45 posted by Mike

    This topic is driving me crazy. I'm a wedding photographer completely in love with my 810. I need a second body and I know the replacement is coming soon but the price on the 810 is coming down too. I know either way is a win win situation I just want to know what is my other option before I make a decision. Hurry up Nikon!!!

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  • Comment Link Shane Saturday, 17 September 2016 01:08 posted by Shane

    Yep, Matt - can't disagree with anything on your list. Drop the new focussing system and processor in, and give me an extra stop and I'd be standing in the queue.

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  • Comment Link Mats Saturday, 24 September 2016 09:22 posted by Mats

    Funny to read what the different wants are for the D800 series, first ones and coming ones.
    I was one of the first to get the D800E, most got the D800 cause they didn't believe in a camera not having the filter. I did research on it. I listened to pro photographers and amateurs and they all pretty much said that it won't work for fibers, feathers, etc. I don't think I had one single photographer standing by me in my preference for the D800E. I even checked out mathematical research on AA filters and other research around it. Technical research guys said to me, go for it. All photographers told me I was stupid and should get a D800. I'm so glad I don't give in to the flock mentality.

    Now, I work for an environmental organization so my salary is very low. My photography is wildlife and nature and that kind of photography does not bring in any mother either. So getting a D5 or the likes is just out of question.
    As a wildlife photographer, especially birds, lots of MP is good as you can crop in and still have details, so 36MP is great. But the Dd800 series fails miserably for us wildlife photographers, especially bird photography, in its FPS.
    So the number one wish for me and most in my field is to get much better FPS. Give us 9 FPS at least, preferably 12 FPS or more. So no more MP, instead give better FPS and if possible better noise handling.

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