As well as being compared against other pro DSLRs, the Nikon D810 is also often compared to boutiques, mirrorless and entry-level DSLRs. The Nikon D810's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the D750 and the D800) and Canon (such as the EOS 5D Mark IV and the EOS 80D)

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D810 compared to other pro DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), takes much higher resolution photos (36.2 MP vs 24.3 MP), can focus continuously while recording movies, is newer (june 2014 vs october 2013) and has more storage slots (2 vs 1).

However, on average it slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 1,640,000 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5 fps vs 10 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out and has slightly fewer focus points (51 vs 153).

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
similar age
$1,265 - $1,697 (body only)
$1,821 - $2,197 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D750 (vs the D810)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Shoots faster: 6.5 fps vs 5 fps
  • Significantly smaller: Professional size (141×113×78 mm) vs Large (146×123×82 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the D750 (vs the D810)

  • Much lower true resolution: 24.3 MP vs 36.2 MP
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second

common strengths of the D750 and D810

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Great battery life: 1230 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Multiple storage slots: 2 vs 2

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
2 years newer
$2,316 - $3,099 (body only)
$3,011 - $3,999 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark IV (vs the D810)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Shoots significantly faster: 7 fps vs 5 fps

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark IV (vs the D810)

  • Significantly lower true resolution: 30.1 MP vs 36.2 MP
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the 5D Mark IV and D810

  • None found

Nikon D800

Nikon D800
2 years older
$1,799 - $2,433 (body only)
$2,666 24-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the D800 (vs the D810)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D800 (vs the D810)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots

common strengths of the D800 and D810

  • Capture extremely high resolution images: 36.2 MP vs 36.2 MP
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Multiple storage slots: 2 vs 2

Nikon D610

Nikon D610
8 months older
$850 - $1,497 (body only)
$1,823 - $2,447 28-300mm lens

Significant advantages of the D610 (vs the D810)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D610 (vs the D810)

  • Much lower true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 36.2 MP
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second

common strengths of the D610 and D810

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Multiple storage slots: 2 vs 2
  • Both have a built-in lens focus motor, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these

Nikon D500

Nikon D500
1 year newer
$1,429 - $1,897 (body only)
$2,140 - $2,497 16-80mm lens

Significant advantages of the D500 (vs the D810)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 2,359k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 1,640,000 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Many more focus points: 153 vs 51

Significant disadvantages of the D500 (vs the D810)

  • Much lower true resolution: 20.7 MP vs 36.2 MP
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the D500 and D810

  • Great battery life: 1240 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Both have a built-in lens focus motor, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • Inexpensive: $1,429.00 vs $1,955.99

Nikon D4

Nikon D4
2 years older
$5,580 (body only)
$6,222 24-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the D4 (vs the D810)

  • Shoots much faster: 11 fps vs 5 fps
  • Much longer battery life: 2600 shots vs 1200 shots

Significant disadvantages of the D4 (vs the D810)

  • Much lower true resolution: 16.2 MP vs 36.2 MP
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Much larger: Large (160×157×91 mm) vs Large (146×123×82 mm)

common strengths of the D4 and D810

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Great battery life: 2600 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Multiple storage slots: 2 vs 2

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D810 compared to boutique competitors include: it has a much longer battery life (1200 shots vs 330 shots), uses fast phase detection autofocus (phase detection vs contrast detection), has interchangeable lenses, is significantly less expensive ($1,955.99 vs $5,499.00) and has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs digital).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 4K @ 24fps), has a slightly lower resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 2,100k dots), is significantly larger (large (146×123×82 mm) vs prosumer size (134×101×68 mm)), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift).

Nikon Z 7

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4 years newer
$3,397 - $3,997

Significant advantages of the Z 7 (vs the D810)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly smaller: Prosumer size (134×101×68 mm) vs Large (146×123×82 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the Z 7 (vs the D810)

  • Much shorter battery life: 330 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Built-in lens only
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the Z 7 and D810

  • Capture very high resolution images: 45.4 MP vs 36.2 MP
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Nikon Z 6

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4 years newer
$1,997 - $2,594

Significant advantages of the Z 6 (vs the D810)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 204,800 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Z 6 (vs the D810)

  • Much shorter battery life: 330 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Built-in lens only
  • Lower true resolution: 24.3 MP vs 36.2 MP

common strengths of the Z 6 and D810

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/8000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second

Leica SL (Typ 601)

Leica SL (Typ 601)
1 year newer
$5,995 - $6,420

Significant advantages of the SL (Typ 601) (vs the D810)

  • Higher resolution movies: 4K @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Much smaller: Standard size (147×104×39 mm) vs Large (146×123×82 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the SL (Typ 601) (vs the D810)

  • Much shorter battery life: 400 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Built-in lens only
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the SL (Typ 601) and D810

  • Good movie support: 4K @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • 24p support
  • Great battery life: 400 shots vs 1200 shots

Sony Alpha a99 II

Sony Alpha a99 II
2 years newer
$3,198 - $3,386

Significant advantages of the Alpha a99 II (vs the D810)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Shoots much faster: 12 fps vs 5 fps
  • Smaller: Professional size (143×104×76 mm) vs Large (146×123×82 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a99 II (vs the D810)

  • Much shorter battery life: 490 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Built-in lens only
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2

common strengths of the Alpha a99 II and D810

  • Capture very high resolution images: 42.2 MP vs 36.2 MP
  • Very long battery life: 490 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Have external mic jacks

Fujifilm GFX 50S

Fujifilm GFX 50S
2 years newer
$5,499

Significant advantages of the GFX 50S (vs the D810)

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Much higher resolution screen: 2,360k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the GFX 50S (vs the D810)

  • Much shorter battery life: 400 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Built-in lens only
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the GFX 50S and D810

  • Capture very high resolution images: 51.1 MP vs 36.2 MP
  • Great battery life: 400 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Have external mic jacks

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D810 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a significantly larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs optical), takes significantly higher resolution photos (36.2 MP vs 26 MP), much better viewfinder coverage (100% vs 92%) and can focus continuously while recording movies.

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 51,200 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5 fps vs 10 fps).

Sony Alpha a7 III

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3 years newer
$1,898 - $1,998 (body only)
$2,098 - $2,230 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a7 III (vs the D810)

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a7 III (vs the D810)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Much shorter battery life: 710 shots vs 1200 shots

common strengths of the Alpha a7 III and D810

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Weather sealed
  • Very long battery life: 710 shots vs 1200 shots

Nikon D810A

Nikon D810A
7 months newer
$3,947 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D810A (vs the D810)

  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the D810A (vs the D810)

  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Doesn't have a through-the-lens viewfinder: Optical vs Pentaprism
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2

common strengths of the D810A and D810

  • Very large screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Capture extremely high resolution images: 36.2 MP vs 36.2 MP
  • Weather sealed

Fujifilm X-T3

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4 years newer
$1,499 (body only)
$1,899 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T3 (vs the D810)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Shoots much faster: 20 fps vs 5 fps
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the X-T3 (vs the D810)

  • Much shorter battery life: 390 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Much fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 171 lenses

common strengths of the X-T3 and D810

  • Very large screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Capture very high resolution images: 26 MP vs 36.2 MP

Fujifilm X-Pro2

Fujifilm X-Pro2
1 year newer
$1,499 (body only)
$2,099 23mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-Pro2 (vs the D810)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (141×83×56 mm) vs Large (146×123×82 mm)
  • More focus points: 273 vs 51

Significant disadvantages of the X-Pro2 (vs the D810)

  • Much shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much less viewfinder coverage: 92% vs 100%

common strengths of the X-Pro2 and D810

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Weather sealed
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Sony A7

Sony A7
8 months older
$749 - $798 (body only)
$998 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7 (vs the D810)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much smaller: Standard size (127×94×48 mm) vs Large (146×123×82 mm)
  • Much lighter: 417 g vs 880 g

Significant disadvantages of the A7 (vs the D810)

  • Much shorter battery life: 340 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the A7 and D810

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Weather sealed
  • Focus continuously recording movies

Sony A7R

Sony A7R
8 months older
$1,649 - $2,998 (body only)
$3,896 - $3,898 24-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7R (vs the D810)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much smaller: Standard size (127×94×48 mm) vs Large (146×123×82 mm)
  • Much lighter: 465 g vs 880 g

Significant disadvantages of the A7R (vs the D810)

  • Much shorter battery life: 340 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the A7R and D810

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Capture extremely high resolution images: 36.2 MP vs 36.2 MP
  • Weather sealed

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D810 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs none), has a much larger screen (3.2" vs 2.5"), has a much higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 230k dots), much larger viewfinder (0.70x vs 0.54x) and takes much higher resolution photos (36.2 MP vs 14.2 MP).

However, on average it doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't have a screen which flips out, slightly fewer lenses available (171 lenses vs 230 lenses), is much larger (large (146×123×82 mm) vs prosumer size (124×97×74 mm)) and is much more expensive ($1,955.99 vs $569.00).

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
1 year newer
$939 - $999 (body only)
$942 - $1,149 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS 80D (vs the D810)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Shoots significantly faster: 7 fps vs 5 fps

Significant disadvantages of the EOS 80D (vs the D810)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Much lower true resolution: 24 MP vs 36.2 MP
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"

common strengths of the EOS 80D and D810

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Weather sealed
  • Many focus points: 45 vs 51

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
8 months newer
$729 - $997 (body only)
$1,021 - $1,297 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7200 (vs the D810)

  • Much smaller: Professional size (136×107×76 mm) vs Large (146×123×82 mm)
  • More lenses available: 230 lenses vs 171 lenses
  • Significantly thinner: 3" vs 3.2"

Significant disadvantages of the D7200 (vs the D810)

  • Much lower true resolution: 24 MP vs 36.2 MP
  • Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.61x vs 0.70x

common strengths of the D7200 and D810

  • Very high resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Very large screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.61x vs 0.70x

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
3 years older
$329 (body only)
$446 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Significant advantages of the D3100 (vs the D810)

  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (124×97×74 mm) vs Large (146×123×82 mm)
  • More lenses available: 230 lenses vs 171 lenses
  • Much lighter: 505 g vs 880 g

Significant disadvantages of the D3100 (vs the D810)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Much lower true resolution: 14.2 MP vs 36.2 MP
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the D3100 and D810

  • Focus continuously recording movies

Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600
2 years newer
$597 - $598 (body only)
$569 - $697 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5600 (vs the D810)

  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm) vs Large (146×123×82 mm)
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the D5600 (vs the D810)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Much lower true resolution: 24 MP vs 36.2 MP
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.54x vs 0.70x

common strengths of the D5600 and D810

  • High resolution screens: 1,037k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Very large screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Many focus points: 39 vs 51

Nikon D40

Nikon D40
7 years older
$315 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D40 (vs the D810)

  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (124×94×64 mm) vs Large (146×123×82 mm)
  • Much thinner: 2.5" vs 3.2"
  • More lenses available: 230 lenses vs 171 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the D40 (vs the D810)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3.2"

common strengths of the D40 and D810

  • None found