Where’s photography going next? To the stars, with the release of Nikon’s D810A.
Nikon just announced the first full frame DSLR optimized for astrophotography and other scientific applications.
“By modifying the infrared cut filter for the hydrogen alpha wavelength, Nikon has created a camera that gives photographers the ability to capture the diffuse nebulae in the night sky and to create colorful, breathtaking celestial images,” Nikon said in its Feb. 9 news release.
“Based on the award-winning full-frame D810, the D810A records the brilliant red tones of H-alpha emission nebulae with a level of detail and sharpness, wide dynamic range and rich tonality almost unimaginable until now,” Nikon adds.
In this move, rather than leapfrog over Canon’s 50 megapixel camera in the MP Wars v2, Nikon focuses on the market of astrophotographers.
Just when I started ranting that the big two DSLR manufacturers were out of ideas, Nikon goes niche.
What an astrophotographer thinks
What do astrophotographers think of it? I asked Frank Audet, the astrophotographer who presented Capturing the Aurora Borealis on our Free Photo Webinar.
I’m hoping when he wins the jackpot he’ll remember us at Shutterbug Life. :-)