Earlier this month, we received a Nikon D810 DSLR with an 18 – 140 mm lens to take out and test. After several weeks of going around and capturing some interesting images around town, I can safely say that the D810 is a great camera for the novice or the more experienced photographer. It has intuitive controls, handles switching between different modes and environments very well, and has a smooth learning curve.
However, technical specifications only tell a small part of the story when it comes to this camera. The real story comes with using it. The controls, as said earlier, are extremely intuitive. You may need to consult the manual for some of the more advanced features and menus but, for the most part, you can pick up this camera, charge the battery and insert it, and start taking photos quickly. Even switching into manual and adjusting the ISO, aperture, and shutter settings is easy. Once you get the hang of it, you can take some rather stunning photos even if, like me, you’re a complete novice at photography.