Selecting a DSLR for your next camera opens you up to the Nikon universe of lenses and other accessories designed specifically to work with your D81.
Simple shots - As a photography noob, this Nikon D81 camera would suit you adequately.
For those who are passionate about photography at a casual level but are prepared to make the occasional technical adjustments, the D81 is a very straightforward option. At this skill level you'll be comfortable utilising features such as the 51 "Auto Focus points" that this camera comes with.
To get your photos to the quality and spec that your high standards require, your camera should provide you with sufficient controls and tools to achieve this. One example is the range of Auto Focusing Modes that is available on the camera and the D81 does have a good set of options that caters for photographers with high skill levels.
For the professional photographer, the Nikon D81 makes no compromises. Calibration options on this camera are deep and varied which combines nicely with its generous Image Sensor Size (35.9 x 24 mm (mm)).
Just a beginner - Whether you're just starting to develop some expertise or you only record videos from time to time, then the Nikon D81 will satisfy your needs..
Streaming video live is a great way to share your experiences and this camera from Nikon provides a couple of connectivity options to help you with this.
For those special occasions, this Nikon camera is a great companion as you traverse the floor.
Its always great to capture moments of delight at home or while spending time with family and friends on an outing. For this, the Nikon D81 is a great companion to have.
Capture the drama - This Nikon camera is is good partner for your craft. Filming in different situations requires a really good Image sensor and this camera packs one that measures at 35.9 x 24 mm mm which works very well for your needs.
If you're looking for that silky-smooth rendering of your videos, this camera has got it as its able to handle 60 FPS at 1080p resolutions.
Breathtaking transitions such as rolling clouds or city lights can captured as a time-lapse using the Nikon's in-built intervalometer
Whether its a simple photo of a star constellation or advanced shot of planet trails, you'll need a camera that supports a RAW file setting and the ability change lens to suit you situation. Fortunately, the Nikon D81 actually has both capabilities.
There are times when you just want to take simple but great photos of things around you without bothering too much about camera settings. For that purpose, the D81 is a really good choice.
While taking those action shots during the day's event, you'll be aiming to keep your subject matter in sharp focus while they're in motion. The Auto Focus Tracking capability that comes with this camera helps with this.
Whether it's golf or tennis and everything in-between, the Tracking Focus capability in this camera allows you maintain your subject as the centre of attention even while in motion. It's Continuous Shooting Mode also helps take multiple shots in a couple of seconds allowing you assess a set of options you can pick from.
Sea-life is always breathtaking. With this camera from Nikon, you can expect to produce vivid images that showcases the unique tone that are found with photographs taken underwater.
Sometimes while on sightseeing or on a tour, you can only observe things from a distance. Which is why the zoom capability on this camera comes in handy in that situation.
In scenarios where animals are darting about, the burst mode on this camera comes in handy as well as it's Tracking Focus capability. The combination of these features and the 35.9 x 24 mm (mm) Image Sensor on this camera, provides you with a device that suits your wildlife photography needs - whether tranquil or dramatic.
Composing photographs of landscapes is subject to the lighting conditions that you're faced with. The 35.9 x 24 mm(mm) Image Sensor Size on this model play a big role in this. Also, the Nikon D81 has a variety of scene modes which can be selected to suit the shot you're preparing to take.
Sometimes carrying cables about just so you can move your photos across the devices can be a pain. Good thing this particular model comes with Wi-Fi.
Boasting clean lines and premium looks, the D81 showcases your refined taste in mobile cameras. Guaranteed to make your friends green with envy.
Whether you want to blend in, or have a camera that doesn’t attract unwanted attention, the basic design of the D81 fits the bill.
|Aperture Priority AE||Yes|
|Image Formats Supported||JPEG, RAW, TIFF|
|Scene Modes Present||Yes|
|External Flash Connector||Yes|
|Auto Focus (AF) Points||51|
|Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection||1|
|ISO Sensitivity (max)||51200|
|Continuous Shooting Mode||Yes|
|Shutter Priority AE||Yes|
|Camcorder Media Type||CF, SD, SDHC, SDXC|
|Live stream capable||1|
|Maximum Video Resolution||1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Video Formats Supported||H.264, MOV, MPEG4|
|Audio Formats Supported||LPCM|
|Headphone Output Type||3.5|
|Microphone Operation Mode||Stereo|
|Interchangeable Lens Present||1|
|Minimum Aperture Number||2.8|
|Diopter Adjustment (D-D)||-3 to +1|
|Image Sensor Size (W X H)||35.9 x 24 mm|
|Ports & Interfaces|
|HDMI (Mini) Ports Quantity||1|
|HDMI Ports Quantity||Yes|
|Weight & Dimensions|