With the Nikon D800/D800E due for a refresh and Nikon Users such as myself eagerly for its replacement especially with all the rumors flying around about the new Nikon D810, it was with great excitement and also curiosity as myself and Ken Koh made our way down to the Nikon Singapore “I AM MOVING PICTURES” event.
Held at the Altimate, 1 Raffles Place on the 61st floor, we were greeted by a beautiful view of Singapore from the lift before entering the event area all decked out in Nikon decoration. Somehow all that yellow (Nikon’s brand color) added to the way Altimate is designed gave the classy yet cozy feel. Just nice for an afternoon with Nikon.
Kicking off the event was a high intensity dance routine to get everyone’s excitement level up before the opening speech by Mr Noriaki Yamaguchi, Nikon Chief Regional Officer (S.E. Asia, Oceania, Middle East, Africa Region) who also also unveiled the new all powerful Nikon D810.
Senior executive Mr Luke Tan of Nikon Singapore also took to the center stage and walked us through the unique features and superior functions of the Nikon D810. This included the Expeed 4 processor which gives at least one more stop of high ISO performance, stereo microphones, a new “i” button and a new group-area AF which allows five points to be used at one go and video recording of up to 60fps at full hd resolution.
Two special guests were also invited to share with us the unique experience that they had using the all new Nikon D810:
First up was Mr Bryan Foong, who has been named among Asia’s TOP 30 Wedding Photographer. He gave us a short but very impressive presentation on how he tapped into the power of the Nikon D810 for his recent project.
The other speaker was Mr Aaron Wong, one the most established and recognized underwater photographers in Asia. He walked through his time with the D810 and concluded with an amazing video clip taken on the Nikon D810.
From the amazing stills of Mr Bryan to the inspirational video of Mr Aaron, I was impressed again and again by the standard and upgrade specifications of the Nikon D810. And as a Nikon user, I could only grin away as we finally can stand proud that we have a camera that can also take quality videos as well as photos.
Ending the day was an explosive and high impact K-POP dance item by the amazing dancers from the opening of the event. We definitely enjoyed our time at the Nikon “I AM MOVING PICTURES” event and hope to get ours hands on the Nikon D810 in the future to be able to give you a more detailed review of it.
Till then, have a great week ahead!
The Nikon D810 is available now at all major retailers at a Recommended Retail price of S$4,888.
by Alex Tan
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