Nikon D810

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A negative exposure compensation of 1.67EV was required in Matrix metering mode to get this ISO 1600 image just as we wanted it; slightly darker than the original scene but with beautiful evening colours.

Nikon D810

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Shot handheld at 1/125 and f/5.6 at 58mm with the 24-70mm f/2.8, this ISO 620 shot has plenty of natural looking detail.

Nikon D810

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Shooting at f/2.8 at 150mm has restricted depth of field nicely, but there's plenty detail of in this ISO 100 shot.

Nikon D810

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The low, soft light gave the AF system a challenge, but it was up to it – and despite using ISO3200, the D810 has produced a beautiful image with subtle chroma noise.

Nikon D810

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Zooming in to 100% reveals logos on caps and hair details in this shot taken using a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens at the 200mm point with a 2x converter to give 400mm.

Nikon D810

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This shot was taken at ISO 6400, but the texture of the suitcases is visible and the tonal gradations look natural. The Matrix metering has produced a nice balanced result.

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We used the D810's Monochrome Picture Control to bring out the graphic lines of this hotel lobby. As Picture Controls allow raw recording, we have a full-colour image as well.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Head of Testing, Cameras

Angela (Twitter, Google+, website) is head of testing for Future's photography portfolio, writing and overseeing reviews of photographic equipment for Digital Camera, Photography Week, PhotoPlus, NPhoto and Practical Photoshop as well as TechRadar's cameras channel. Angela has a degree in photography and multimedia and prior to joining Future in October 2010 was Amateur Photographer magazine's technical editor.