As well as being compared against other pro DSLRs, the Nikon D810 is also often compared to mirrorless, boutiques 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 5D Mark III)

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D810 compared to other pro DSLR competitors include: it is much less noisy at high ISO (2,979 ISO vs 2,293 ISO), has much better image quality (96.0 vs 81.0), has much more color depth (25.7 bits vs 24.8 bits), has much wider dynamic range (14.8 EV vs 11.7 EV) and takes significantly higher resolution photos (36.2 MP vs 24.3 MP).

However, on average it doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
similar age
$1,499 - $1,797 (body only)
$1,999 - $2,297 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D750 (vs the D810)

  • Has a flip-out screen

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

  • Very low noise at high ISO: 2,956 ISO vs 2,979 ISO
  • Extremely good image quality: 93.0 vs 96.0
  • Excellent color depth: 24.8 bits vs 25.7 bits

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
2 years newer
$2,949 - $3,299 (body only)
$3,399 - $4,199 24-105mm lens

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

  • Has a touch screen

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

  • 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

  • Capture very high resolution images: 30.1 MP vs 36.2 MP
  • Light weight: 890 g vs 880 g

Nikon D800

Nikon D800
2 years older
$2,299 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D800 (vs the D810)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D800 (vs the D810)

  • None found

common strengths of the D800 and D810

  • Very low noise at high ISO: 2,979 ISO vs 2,979 ISO
  • Extremely good image quality: 96.0 vs 96.0
  • Excellent color depth: 25.6 bits vs 25.7 bits

Nikon D500

Nikon D500
1 year newer
$1,549 - $1,897 (body only)
$2,497 16-80mm lens

Significant advantages of the D500 (vs the D810)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 2,359k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly 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

  • Built-in focus motor
  • Light weight: 860 g vs 880 g

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
2 years older
$1,999 - $2,349 (body only)
$2,599 - $2,699 24-105mm lens

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

  • None found

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

  • Much lower true resolution: 22.3 MP vs 36.2 MP
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the 5D Mark III and D810

  • Very low noise at high ISO: 2,293 ISO vs 2,979 ISO
  • Extremely good image quality: 81.0 vs 96.0
  • Excellent color depth: 24 bits vs 25.7 bits

Nikon D610

Nikon D610
8 months older
$1,497 (body only)
$1,646 - $1,997 24-85mm 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
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second

common strengths of the D610 and D810

  • Very low noise at high ISO: 2,925 ISO vs 2,979 ISO
  • Extremely good image quality: 94.0 vs 96.0
  • Excellent color depth: 25.1 bits vs 25.7 bits

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), slightly larger viewfinder (0.70x vs 0.50x), takes significantly higher resolution photos (36.2 MP vs 24 MP) 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), much lower maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 51,200 ISO), doesn't have a screen which flips out and has slightly fewer focus points (51 vs 225).

Sony Alpha 7R II

Sony Alpha 7R II
1 year newer
$2,398 (body only)
$3,300 - $3,596 24-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7R II (vs the D810)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 102,400 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

Significant disadvantages of the 7R II (vs the D810)

  • Much shorter battery life: 290 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the 7R II and D810

  • Large viewfinder size: 0.78x vs 0.70x
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Capture extremely high resolution images: 42.2 MP vs 36.2 MP

Nikon D810A

Nikon D810A
7 months newer
$3,797 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D810A (vs the D810)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 51,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the D810A (vs the D810)

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

common strengths of the D810A and D810

  • Very large screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Large viewfinder size: 0.70x vs 0.70x
  • Capture extremely high resolution images: 36.2 MP vs 36.2 MP

Sony A7

Sony A7
8 months older
$798 - $2,398 (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)
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

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

  • Large viewfinder size: 0.71x vs 0.70x
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 36.2 MP

Sony Alpha 7 II

Sony Alpha 7 II
4 months newer
$1,210 - $1,398 (body only)
$1,598 - $1,600 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7 II (vs the D810)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (127×96×60 mm) vs Large (146×123×82 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the 7 II (vs the D810)

  • Much shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the 7 II and D810

  • Large viewfinder size: 0.71x vs 0.70x
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 36.2 MP

Fujifilm X-T2

Fujifilm X-T2
2 years newer
$1,265 - $1,599 (body only)
$1,619 - $1,899 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T2 (vs the D810)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 51,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Significantly more focus points: 325 vs 51

Significant disadvantages of the X-T2 (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 X-T2 and D810

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 36.2 MP
  • Weather sealed

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5
2 years newer
$1,998 - $2,435 (body only)
$1,997 - $2,598 12-60mm lens

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-GH5 (vs the D810)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Higher resolution movies: 4K @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-GH5 (vs the D810)

  • Much shorter battery life: 410 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Much lower true resolution: 20.2 MP vs 36.2 MP

common strengths of the Lumix DC-GH5 and D810

  • Very large screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Weather sealed

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D810 compared to boutique competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 25fps), has a slightly larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), records movies in 24p, has a much longer battery life (1200 shots vs 490 shots) and uses fast phase detection autofocus (phase detection vs contrast detection).

However, on average it is slightly larger (large (146×123×82 mm) vs professional size (150×98×71 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), takes slightly lower resolution photos (36.2 MP vs 51.3 MP), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 102,400 ISO) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Hasselblad X1D

Hasselblad X1D
2 years newer
$6,495 - $8,995

Significant advantages of the X1D (vs the D810)

  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the X1D (vs the D810)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 25fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Built-in lens only
  • No 24p support

common strengths of the X1D and D810

  • None found

Sony Alpha a99 II

Sony Alpha a99 II
2 years newer
$3,198

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

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Many more focus points: 399 vs 51
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 102,400 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

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

  • Much shorter battery life: 490 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Built-in lens only
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the Alpha a99 II and D810

  • Great battery life: 490 shots vs 1200 shots
  • 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

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 1080p @ 30fps), has a significantly larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), has a much higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 921k dots), much larger viewfinder (0.70x vs 0.54x) and takes much higher resolution photos (36.2 MP vs 16.1 MP).

However, on average it 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 (129×98×78 mm)), is much more expensive ($2,099.00 vs $438.99) and is thicker (3.2" vs 3").

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
8 months newer
$769 - $997 (body only)
$1,099 - $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 D7000

Nikon D7000
3 years older
$1,181 18-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7000 (vs the D810)

  • Much smaller: Professional size (132×105×77 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 D7000 (vs the D810)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Much lower true resolution: 16.1 MP vs 36.2 MP
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the D7000 and D810

  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.62x vs 0.70x
  • Weather sealed
  • Focus continuously recording movies

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100
3 years older
$300 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D5100 (vs the D810)

  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (127×97×79 mm) vs Large (146×123×82 mm)
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • More lenses available: 230 lenses vs 171 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the D5100 (vs the D810)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Much lower true resolution: 16.1 MP vs 36.2 MP
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.51x vs 0.70x

common strengths of the D5100 and D810

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
1 year older
$359 (body only)
$588 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5200 (vs the D810)

  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (129×98×78 mm) vs Large (146×123×82 mm)
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • More lenses available: 230 lenses vs 171 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the D5200 (vs the D810)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.51x vs 0.70x
  • Much lower true resolution: 24 MP vs 36.2 MP

common strengths of the D5200 and D810

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Many focus points: 39 vs 51
  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
8 months older
$439 (body only)
$500 - $515 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the D810)

  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (124×99×76 mm) vs Large (146×123×82 mm)
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • More lenses available: 230 lenses vs 171 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (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 D5300 and D810

  • High resolution screens: 1,037k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Very large screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Focus continuously recording movies

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
2 years older
$358 (body only)
$438 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the D810)

  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (125×96×77 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 D3200 (vs the D810)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.52x vs 0.70x
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the D3200 and D810

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Have external mic jacks