Gray Market Nikon D810 on eBay - can they film at 1080p/60?

MotionLAMotionLA Posts: 3Member
edited November 2014 in D6x0/D7x0/D8x0
I'm thinking of buying a gray market D810 from eBay.
Does anyone here know if they can film at 1080p/60 rather than the PAL standard of 1080p/50?
Thanks.

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  • Golf007sdGolf007sd Posts: 2,840Moderator
    The D810 will do Full HD 1,920x1,080 @ 60 fps.
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  • nukuEX2nukuEX2 Posts: 178Member
    BTW where are those camera coming from, Canada?!
    D7200, 40mm Micro Nikkor f2.8, Lowepro AW Hatchback 16,
  • spraynprayspraynpray Posts: 6,087Moderator
    Usually Hong Kong.
    Always learning.
  • nukuEX2nukuEX2 Posts: 178Member
    edited November 2014
    Usually Hong Kong.
    Nah I'd pass...

    Post edited by nukuEX2 on
    D7200, 40mm Micro Nikkor f2.8, Lowepro AW Hatchback 16,
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 4,604Member
    Usually Hong Kong.
    Nah I'd pass...
    +1 SMART decision from my view point.

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  • MotionLAMotionLA Posts: 3Member
    Thanks for the responses. I realize the USA Version films at 1080P/60. What I'm wondering is if the Import Version can as well. If anyone has purchased a Gray market model perhaps they could check to see.
  • nukuEX2nukuEX2 Posts: 178Member
    Thanks for the responses. I realize the USA Version films at 1080P/60. What I'm wondering is if the Import Version can as well. If anyone has purchased a Gray market model perhaps they could check to see.
    Mechanically speaking those grey market cameras are identical to the official Nikon USA version. it isn't like the old NTSC, PAL and SECAM days But if something does break You are stuck with hunk of useless plastic and metal. Nikon USA wouldn't even go near it even with the 10ft poll
    D7200, 40mm Micro Nikkor f2.8, Lowepro AW Hatchback 16,
  • spraynprayspraynpray Posts: 6,087Moderator
    edited November 2014
    The OP may have a good point in asking his question - for example: Did you know that only the D750 supports wi-fi, the D750 (K) doesn't? I didn't know that, in fact I do not even know what a D750 (K) is or where/why it exists. So I guess his question can only be answered by a D810 grey import model owner.
    Post edited by spraynpray on
    Always learning.
  • heartyfisherheartyfisher Posts: 3,172Member
    Huh ??
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  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 4,604Member
    The OP may have a good point in asking his question - for example: Did you know that only the D750 supports wi-fi, the D750 (K) doesn't? I didn't know that, in fact I do not even know what a D750 (K) is or where/why it exists. So I guess this question can only be answered by a grey import model owner.
    D750 (k)???? You got our attention, what is it and which country is it sold in?
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • spraynprayspraynpray Posts: 6,087Moderator
    No, I dunno! I was reading the manual and it says exactly that in there. My point is that there are versions out there that we don't know about, so the only really safe way to know what you are getting is to get it via the normal and correct channels. I have bought stuff in HK before. Believe me when I say I will not do so again. I now only buy WYSIWYG items when I am out there.
    Always learning.
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 4,604Member
    Do you suppose that "(k) stands for the kit version with a lens?
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • spraynprayspraynpray Posts: 6,087Moderator
    Nah, I've got the kit with the 24-120 and the wi-fi works fine on it.
    Always learning.
  • PB_PMPB_PM Posts: 4,006Member
    edited November 2014
    Indeed there have always been different sub-models. For example, all D300's sold in Canada were the D300 (b). Also all D700 models sold in Canada where also the D700 (b). You have to look at the bottom plate of the camera, to find this, not the normal name plate. Different countries have different regulations for electronics, so there may be some minor part differences depending on the country where the unit was made to be sold. The (k) version of the D750 might not have wifi due to where it is sold.
    Post edited by PB_PM on
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  • bald_eaglebald_eagle Posts: 97Member
    I believe the D750 "K" version is intended for sale only in North Korea and the WiFi isn't allowed as it contains US based/written Crypto code...

    I guess the chip is probably still in there (extra manufacturing costs would most likely outweigh the cost savings from not including the chip) but the camera has special firmware which disables it and removes all its options from the menus..

    I presume it's the same for all Nikon models with built-in WiFi...
    Cheers,
    Baldy ;)

  • MsmotoMsmoto Posts: 5,396Moderator
    With these cameras, I might suggest purchasing from a very reputable firm such as B & H, Adorama, and other sponsors of Nikon Rumors. On eBay, if there are problems, as noted, you may have big money invested in useless gear. If, however, you know the seller, and have seen nothing but positive reviews, maybe... unfortunately reviews can be manipulated as well.

    I think we are usually better off in the long run if we purchase what is within our budget from a dealer who will service the product. My experience with other sources has not been so good in the past.

    Msmoto, mod
  • ptrmckyptrmcky Posts: 44Member
    I buy loads of gear from Hong Kong. It'll be absolutely grand. If anything it will have more frame rates than the US version. I use a Sony A7s from HK for video. It's default setting is PAL, but can be changed to NTSC. I was going to get another one from the US, but it is locked to NTSC and can't be changed to PAL.

    I also have a D800 from HK. It has PAL and NTSC settings and can record 60 at 720.
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