It’s been quite a while since Nikon last made a significant jab at the Canon EOS line of cameras, famed for their video recording capability and overall awesomeness. However, this very early Thursday morning proves to be the end of that: the Nikon D810 is a DSLR that is all about shooting top-notch video.
Specifically, there’s a 36.3 megapixel sensor, the EXPEED 4 image processing engine, an ISO ceiling of 12,800 (or as high as 51,200 when going into Hi-2 mode) which can make for some very interesting scenarios, and a 3.2-inch LCD with resolution. Nikon decided to hold off on the 4k for a little while longer, so you’ll have to be content with 1080p HD shooting at 60fps (NSTC) or 50fps (PAL).
Oh, and it comes out July 7th for $3,299.95. I never said anything about it being a budget video-oriented DSLR — still, it is less expensive than the 5D Mark III, but for now, the D810’s real-world merits are unknown.