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Though it looks relatively small here -- and it is, compared with Sony and Canon's competing cameras -- the Nikon D810 is still a little bigger than the older D800.

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Deeper grip

Nikon improved the grip for the D810. The D800's is fine, but you don't realize how much better the D810 feels until you compare.

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Picture Controls

In addition to getting a new Flat Picture Control that opens up midtones, you can now control the settings in 1/4-step increments.

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Ports

No changes in terms of ports, although the button for the autofocus modes now has a different texture.

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Card slots

The Nikon D810 retains the CompactFlash/SD card slots of the D800.

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Who moved my metering?

The metering switch that used to be located around the AE-L/AF-L button is now a button elsewhere.

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Release modes remain the same

The metering button now sits above the release-mode dial.

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Information, please

The i button, which provides access to some less frequently used settings, migrates up from lower-end models.

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Top

Everything on the top of the camera remains unchanged.

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Bracketing

The bracketing button has been moved from the release mode dial button group to a spot by itself for easy left-hand operation.

Read more about the Nikon D80.

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