New low price: grey market Nikon D810 for $1,879



New grey market Nikon D810 DSLR cameras are now listed for $1,879 on eBay - a new low price.

This grey market D810 camera comes with a 1 year seller warranty. Last year Nikon allowed certain grey market products to be repaired by authorized third party repair centers.

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  • Fly Moon

    Hmmmm. Maybe I should just pull the trigger!

    • Carmine

      Wow, this is a great price. I feel your pain. Do you pull the trigger or wait. This is the 1800.00 question!

      • Eric Calabros

        No, its a $3500 question.

        • Michiel953

          At least.

      • almost half the price., i pulled my trigger.

        • Nikon User

          Please let us know your experience with the seller, did the camera had all accessories, shutter count etc. thanks

          • tristan Rhodes

            ordered earlier today, tracking in hand already.

    • Pablo And-Jennifer Gabetta

      Stay strong, it’s coming… D820

      • Clifford Martin

        Once the D820 comes the price on the D810 should drop even more.

        • Chris

          I somehow think d610/750 will get refreshed first.

          • Allen_Wentz

            Skim-the-cream pricing would put out the pricier body first.

    • TwoStrayCats

      Just be careful where your aiming.

    • Julie

      It is absolutely the best camera body, with the best results. You should purchase it. You will not regret your decision. I have both the D810 and the D5, and prefer the D810.

  • T.I.M

    My 50th birthday is in 2 months, I think it’s time for my D30x30 to show up (I’ll be OK if Nikon call it D820, but D900 sound better to me)
    Maybe Nikon is trying now to get rid of the D810 in stock before the announcement.
    :o)

    • Eric Calabros

      You’re 4 years older than D850 resolution.

      • T.I.M

        True, and I probably make more noise than the D850 sensor (I wish I had a self cleaning feature too)

        • Bob Thane

          Michael J Fox wishes he didn’t have that feature.

          • T.I.M

            OMG, that’s bad, I wish for him that he could go back to the past.
            :o(

  • SteveWithAnS

    Seems like a good price, but it is old technology at this point. However, if you wait for the D820, it will probably cost twice as much as this!

    • T.I.M

      No, the D820 will be cheap because Nikon will use the D500’s 20MP sensor !

      • Semaphore

        The amount of angst over that D7300 rumour is ridiculous. It’s not even as though the D500 sensor is bad.

      • Pablo And-Jennifer Gabetta

        Haha
        Imagine…

      • Markus

        “cheap” and “Nikon” in a single sentence?!

      • sickheadache

        The Horror..please delete. ..might give CEO Akihiro Nikon an idea…

        • T.I.M

          20MP is fine, you just take 2 pictures in portrait and the camera put it together for you, 40MP picture !

          • sickheadache

            Clever.

          • sickheadache

            I can take two pics with a D810..36mp…that is an amazing 72mp…what wanted…it didnt cost thing…lil tim

    • Semaphore

      It’s only 2 years old an still a heck of a camera. Unless you need some specific mission-critical feature it lacks, a D810 is more than capable for most photographers’ uses.

      • mariusvr

        body is almost 3 years old and the sensor is 5 years old (same as the d800). Still a great camera, but a already two cycles of “moore’s law” have happened. Looking forward to seeing what Nikon comes up with next. I have been stretching out my existing nikon gear for the last year waiting for a new FX model, so a few extra months won’t hurt. I am staying string and resisting the price temptation..

        • Thylmuc

          Moore’s law does not apply for sensors. First, the pixels are way greater than the structure sizes of CPUs, for a Long time. 2nd, the light reception ability of silicon does not change. Surface area equals photon uptake, no matter what. Smaller pixels mean less elctrons per pixel well, i.e. smaller dynamic range. 3rd, two of the presently best sensors in cinematography, the Alev III (Arri), and the Kodak CCD sensor used in the Digital Bolex 16 ware both released in 2010, which shows the small progress really made in sensors.

          • mariusvr

            Indeed moore law applies to doubling of transistor counts. They can easily fit in 4x as much transistors as 5 years ago. Big improvement in sensor as well. See comments at the top that describe this very well. New sensor should also increase peeformance dramatically

      • SteveWithAnS

        It does still seem like a great camera, but sometimes if you want the best that is out there you wait a few months and buy the D820. The D810 can’t even shoot 4K video and only shoots 5fps…Also, the control layout on the D500 makes more sense than the D810 and you would hope the D820 would get the same button layout.

    • zorwick

      Haha…old?!

    • Hartsa

      I believe it is the pictures that matters, not the machine. I get fine pics with my Mamiya RB67.

  • “Old Technology”…LMAO.

    • Carmine

      I am “Old Technology” and I work just fine,,, LOL, Still rocks though!

      • sickheadache

        Carrying a D90! Around his neck! Lol.

    • Allen_Wentz

      It is old tech when we are likely looking at imminent announcement of its replacement. Do I want to use 2012 tech for my next 200k pix or use 2017 tech?

      AF, _buffer_, noise control, flippy display, ISO button, AF control stalk, SnapCrap are all very relevant things that may improve. Plus “feel” in my case because I way prefer the D500 feel to the D800 feel.

      • KnightPhoto

        D850H please. Sold my D4, waiting for it!

  • Pablo And-Jennifer Gabetta

    I am also tempted to pull the trigger.
    I didn’t update from my D800 because I didn’t need why the D810 offered at the time it was released.
    But now that the D820 was a no show at cp+17 I was wondering If I should.
    But I’ll stay strong and keep waiting.
    There is only one reason why I own a D800, and that’s megapixels.
    I really hope the rumors are not true, that it will only be a 42mp.
    I’m really hoping for a minimum of 51mp.
    My dream D820 would be 72mp.

    • T.I.M

      Keep your D800, best DSLR ever made (I had up to 3 of them !) now reduced to 1 D800+ 1 D7200 (for telephoto)

    • Markus

      Usually, I don’t agree with TIM, but this time he’s right: the D800e is quite similar to the 810. Yes there are certain improvements, bht I think they do not justify the price you have to pay for a new camera. Personally, I am still happy with my D800e. Remember: both cams have the same sensor!

      • jmey

        I traded in my D800E for the 810 and at first I thought I made a mistake but that has changed. From the base iso to the AF system everything was well worth the upgrade. The hit rate on focus and the mirror dampening makes it a far superior camera. Just my thoughts.

  • Dea Sua Tia

    MY GOD!!!!! It must be the best cost benefit of all. ISO64!!!

  • IM GETTING IT!

    • sickheadache

      What about my Needs! If i grt me one honey..no more sick headaches at bedtime!

  • ZR

    Has anyone bought before from this seller? Looking at few negative reviews (specially on D750) scares me to pull the trigger. (Someone please convince me to not pull the trigger)

    • Fly Moon

      Same here!
      Admin, any insights?

      • No, I have not bought from them before, but you have to know that eBay/Paypal is always on the side of the buyer.

        • Fly Moon

          Thanks.

          • their rating is 99.1% out of 47306 transactions… that’s pretty good in my book

            • CERO

              These can be inflated and manipulated brother.
              Ie, have some bots “purchase” minimum priced gear to inflate the number of positive feedback.

              Thats how some of the most common New Jersey vendors get along in ebay. Same with using different accounts again and again (I’ve seen some already going to the number 25.. and all the other numbers disabled)

    • Tom Bruno
      • keep in mind that you are not buying from them directly, you are buying from ebay where the buyer is pretty well protected

        • ZR

          Peter, eBay first insists that we talk to the seller to resolve things and at the end if nothing else works, they step in. But I agree with you, it adds peace in mind to know that eventually you are protected. Thanks!

      • ZR

        Thanks for info

    • tristan Rhodes

      I have. I bought a 610 for 950ish from them about a year ago and all is good. Just pulled the trigger on this as I think having an 810 will help me be more patient to wait for a better price on the eventual 820 release.

    • tristan Rhodes

      ordered earlier. having tracking already

      • ZR

        Nice! Hope you get it soon.

  • Allen_Wentz

    How long do y’all keep a new DSLR for? In my case it is 5-10 years. Heck, it takes me a year or two just to really learn a new body. Thom Hogan says 10k pix but I guess I am a slow learner.

    IMO in a fast-moving-tech area it makes sense for me not to _start_ with tech already 5 years old. That said, it totally depends on what a new D8xx feels like, and costs.

    Sure as hell I would not buy a D810 right now, because as good as it is I am not in love with the feel of the existing D810 like I am with the D3 and with the D500.

    • Bob Thane

      10k pics? Yikes. I tend to go until the shutter’s at least half used up, then pick up a new camera in case my current one breaks.

      • Eledeuh

        It’s not about “keeping the body”, it’s about “learning the body”.

        Quote:
        > “it takes me a year or two just to really learn a new body. Thom Hogan says 10k pix but I guess I am a slow learner.”

        • Bob Thane

          Ah, my mistake, cheers.

    • New gear or gear in general doesn’t say anything about how good a photographer really is, regardless if it was very expensive or not. You shouldn’t worry about this. Consumers do worry a lot because they think they miss something if they don’t have the newest shiny toy. By the way: i would appreciate if Nikon would make all bodies with a rugged feel like Pentax but this comes with a price of more weight.

      • Allen_Wentz

        My thinking is that it is not about how good or not good a photog is. It is what gear one chooses to live with for the kind of time it takes to capture >100k images. That is why I babble on here about bodies, not about small differences in pixel count or IQ.

        • Ok the shutter count lifetime… i don’t really care about this. Buy a camera you like and that is in your budget and then shoot until it dies. That’s my simple philosophy. Reaching 150.000 shoots isn’t really that easy if you not constantly firing like a machine gun or doing time lapse the whole time.

          Here is an example:
          https://www.olegkikin.com/shutterlife/nikon_d600.htm

          • Rod P

            That usually happens in around 6 months for me. Shutters should be good for a million shots and many are, before the need of a replacement. One of my D3’s is past a million maybe 2!

            • Rod P

              Just verified on camerashuttercount, 1,288,589 file taken three weeks ago

          • Si Robinson

            I’m sure that top level shutter count they state is the amount of shots the shutter will shoot at optimal efficiency.

            After that it may not but not enough that is going to notice anyway.

    • CERO

      I usually upgrade every 4-5 years. Depending on wear and tear and guarantee issues.

    • tristan Rhodes

      I’ve recently done around 3-4 years per body, I do photo work part time and shoot about 150,000 shots annually. Currently have 800, 750, 610. just bought the 810 on special and will likely sell the 610 to cover some of the cost. probably get the 820 once they get discounted grey market options under 2400 or so and sell on the 800.

  • TwoStrayCats

    Wow, and I felt good getting it at $2,500!

  • br0xibear

    I think Nikon Europe are offering their last D810 stock to retailers in the UK at a discounted price. Many of the Nikon Pro Dealers here (Dale, Park, Calumet, WEX, Jessops) are all offering a £200 (around $245 US) discount code on their D810 prices until the end of March…just in time for an April announcement of the replacement maybe ? (D820/D850)

    • I think you are right, Nikon is clearing their inventory before the D820.

      • James Titanium-Chef

        Nikon’s not clearing anything out with grey market pricing. When you see the MSRP dropping, that’s Nikon clearing the decks.

        • Where do you think the grey market sellers buy their inventory?

          • James Titanium-Chef

            Prices would be lowered across the board if this were an inventory clear-out. Again, if we see similar price breaks and bundled offerings, that’ll be Nikon clearing the decks. An eBay seller or three? No.

            • Then why we did not see those low prices a year or two ago?

          • James Titanium-Chef

            And to answer your question, *not* from Nikon, otherwise they’d be authorized Nikon dealers.

            • And where are they getting their stock? My point is that the price drop is eventually linked back to Nikon. I also believe that Nikon is dumping inventory directly to grey market resellers.

            • Thom Hogan

              Every gray market Nikon product was sold by Nikon to a distributor. Knowingly. Nikon has long used this tactic to get rid of excess inventory without having to keep things like warranty holdbacks on their books.

              When gray market availability seems to surge, it generally means that Nikon just dumped more inventory into the gray market.

          • TwoStrayCats

            I’d like to know where Abes of Maine is buying lenses. They have the 14-24 f/2.8 for $1,384. New.

            • now, they are a shady dealer from what I heard

        • Tony

          An MSRP drop is effectively what br0xibear is reporting with the discount prices at UK Nikon Pro Dealers. This corroborates the observation about grey market pricing.

          • Exactly, the drop in grey market pricing directly or indirectly is done by Nikon in most cases.

  • dclivejazz

    This is a great price for a fantastic camera, even if it is about to be replaced. Just wow. If someone wants a top of the line tool but won’t be able to afford the $3200+ replacement, this could be a serious option. I don’t know anything about the trustworthiness of the vendor, though.

    • KnightPhoto

      Canon 5D is $4,000.

      Brace yourselves…

  • HD10

    Using the $ 1,880 price of this gray-market D810, why don’t we try and name the features we want in the replacement model, the price we would be willing to pay for the additional feature, so that we can guess-estimate the value proposition of this D810 and its replacement model. Here is a possible format that we can use.

    $1,880 D810
    xxx – Nikon USA Warranty
    xxx – New sensor (46-48mp)
    xxx – New AF (D5 like)
    xxx – Improved metering and WB (D5 like)
    xxx – Articulating touchscreen (D500 like)
    xxx – separate AF joystick (D500 like)
    xxx – Easier to grasp body (D500 like)
    xxx – 4K Video
    xxx – Snapbridge (??!!!)
    ——-
    ???? Total

    Let the game begin!

    • Si Robinson

      I AM : Wishing i was something else.

    • Politics_Nerd

      Do the articulating touchscreen like the D5x00 already, with DPAF. Nikon needs to embrace video already. What a wedding cam that would be.

    • jstevez

      I’d be happy with minor updates but connectivity is a must; NFC, Bluetooth, Wifi. If it comes with something like Airplay or AirDroid it would be a huge plus; view images with your Smartphone, no app required. Also be able to access every single camera setting with the phone as well.

    • HD10

      1880

      100

      xxx – Nikon USA Warranty

      300

      xxx – New sensor
      (46-48mp)

      200

      xxx – New AF (D5 like)

      150

      xxx – Improved metering
      and WB (D5 like)

      150

      xxx – Articulating
      touchscreen (D500 like)

      100

      xxx – Separate AF
      joystick (D500 like)

      100

      xxx – Easier to grasp
      body (D500 like)

      100

      xxx – 4K Video

      50

      xxx – Electronic first
      curtain (for D800/D750/D6x0/D700 upgraders)

      50

      xxx – Snapbridge (??!!!)

      ——-

      3180

      ???? Total

      • KnightPhoto

        You guys forgot the D5 sensor – that’s the one I’m willing to pay for…

        • HD10

          Not forgotten as this referred to a D810 replacement. But the same formula can be used.

    • Fly Moon

      $1,880 D810

      100 – Nikon USA Warranty
      320 – New sensor (46-48mp)
      000 – New AF (D5 like)
      050 – Improved metering and WB (D5 like)
      250 – Articulating touchscreen (D500 like)
      000 – Separate AF joystick (D500 like)
      000 – Easier to grasp body (D500 like)
      000 – 4K Video
      000 – Electronic first curtain (for D800/D750/D6x0/D700 upgraders)

      -100 – Snapbridge (??!!!)

      ——-

      Total 2600
      Total 2500 with SnapBridge

    • Allen_Wentz

      xxx – Dual XQD
      xxx – GPS on board

  • Politics_Nerd

    :::wonders how long he’s going to have to wait for the D500 to hit the $1200 area:::

    The kid is joining track and field next year, so hopefully within the next six months or so….

    • Nah, I saw your kid. Get yourself a 4 x 5 view camera…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….just kidding! 🙂

  • animalsbybarry

    I expect there will be a D810 replacement soon
    There is a lot of debate about a future mirrorless FF camera by Nikon
    Naturally current Nikon users are DSLR users and although some may really want a mirrorless replacement most current users are not ready to accept it
    So here is the D810 replacement I think everyone should like

    A DSLR with 46mp sensor, AF speed like the current D5 and D500 and a general upgrade to performance specifications from the D810, OVF

    But give this camera live view (mirror locked up) performance worthy of the best mirrorless camera…. specifically really good fast on sensor autofocus that will rapid focus with even the longest Nikon F mount lenses fast, and burst fast rate (12-24 fps) when using live view

    So far it would look much like the current D810
    Now have an add on Electronic Viewfinder similar to the one for the Nikon One V series, in fact make it compatable with the new Nikon One too
    Lastly add an optional cord so the EVF can be removed from the camera hot shoe and clipped onto a pair of eyeglasses
    This would even allow wildlife shooters to put thier long lenses on thier shoulder while viewing, hands free, through the clip on eyeglass mounted EVF

    This is the new Nikon camera that should make both DSLR lovers and Mirrorless lovers happy

    • Tony

      Hasn’t there already been a D100 replacement? Wasn’t that the D200?

    • RC Jenkins

      I agree with the resolution & AF improvements; and potentially the live-view AF improvements if it doesn’t affect IQ.

      But that burst rate will require a lot of (very expensive) buffer.

      Would the Nikon DSLR & mirrorless lovers also enjoy the price of the D810 increasing significantly? 🙂

      • animalsbybarry

        Sony sensors ( latest generation) are currently utilizing DBI, Direct Bond Interface
        This allowed stacking rfiicirncy of on sensor processing as well as processing speeds and capacities magnitudes of capability beyond current sensors….plus newer faster card writing
        Other sensor manufacturers are also making huge processing advancements

        So although burst speeds like this may have been problematic for the current camera generation they are not at all a problem for the next generation

        That being said….very high burst rates may only be available in the live view (mirrorless modes) because there is a physical limitation to how fast a flapping mirror can flap

        • RC Jenkins

          You’re talking about a different issue: sensor readout speeds. It’s unrelated to the point I was bringing up, but it can be an additional bottleneck.

          Back to the topic: A big part of this is how to quickly process over 36MP & where to put that resultant RAW data fast. This is where buffer and processing comes into play.

          A 46MP uncompressed 16-bit RAW image (before it’s a file) is about 95MB. (It has to start 16-bit uncompressed, because the CPU is 16-bit and compression is processing that happens after).

          12 of these per second means over 1000MB/second of image processing & writing to a RAW file in the buffer. 4 continuous seconds of this would be over 4 GB of very high speed buffer memory. 24 would be double all of these numbers: over 2000MB/sec and 8GB total.

          The very fast CPU, power, fast memory to handle these requirements, and all of the bits that connect them all together would be extremely expensive today. To start with, they’d likely need to double the speed of the Expeed 5 processor found in the D5 & D500 and develop a whole new CPU.

          • animalsbybarry

            XQD cards
            Some new cameras will have unlimited buffers
            Your issues with processing speed simply are not issues unless you choose to use older obsolete devices

            • RC Jenkins

              XQD cards aren’t fast enough today, and they are irrelevant to this. This is a completely different issue, and mentioning XQD cards is oversimplification of the issue. This is all before it even gets to the XQD card.

              The memory for bandwidth here is more like the L1, L2, L3 caches in modern processors, while the buffer is akin to high bandwidth, low latency RAM connected via very high speed bus.

              The data doesn’t simply instantaneously move from the sensor into the XQD cards. There are a lot of steps in between. It needs to be processed, and a lot of this memory has to be embedded within the processor.

              Even this is a simplification, but the data flow is like: Sensor Capture > Embedded Memory > Processor (with its own embedded memory) to convert bits to RAW file -> Memory (buffer) -> XQD card. All of these have to be improved to improve speed.

              So if, for example, your processor can’t take 50 million pixels (each of which has 16 bits, for a total of at least 800 million operations per image per step below), encode each pixel’s value, interpolate for the bayer filter & noise, compress the image, and write it to buffer in time (assuming the buffer & bus has the bandwidth to accept this), while coordinating & synching this effort, it can’t be done. Per image.

              To do this, they’d need to increase the embedded memory, raise transistor count of the CPU, drop latency, etc.–all of which are very expensive to do.

              This is the main reason why, for example, the D5 & D500 have reduced megapixel counts–they’re designed for high-speed continuous shooting, and it’s much cheaper to drop megapixels than to add all of that. More than doubling the bandwidth of those cameras just to match their speed would be an expensive feat.

            • animalsbybarry

              Like I said no problem at all

  • Tony

    Amazing value for the mythical D10.

    • CERO

      I think he ate a 8 somewhere..

      But yes, Amazon does amazing sales from time to time. Love that you can mix and match additional discounts sometimes.

    • CORRECTED, THANKS B….!

      • RC Jenkins

        lol…hate to point it out, but you corrected it to D180…

        Another mythical camera. 🙂

        • was in a hurry shooting, but f it. its not like i really give a shizz about u. well in the other hand, the 100mm yongnuo lense will be announced this march. that will go nicely with the mytical d10 d180 d810

  • Mark Carniato

    That’s a great price. I just might get one!

  • TL Robinson

    I pulled the trigger. Will be selling my D750 once this one gets here, along with my D7100 to cover some of the cost….

  • TL Robinson

    Got mine. Awesomeness….so glad I did it!

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