As well as being compared against other pro DSLRs, the Nikon D810 is also often compared to 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 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
$1,419 - $1,797 (body only)
$1,956 - $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
$2,743 - $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
$2,800 (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
$1,649 - $1,897 (body only)
$2,456 - $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
  • Inexpensive: $1,648.89 vs $2,187.13
  • Light weight: 860 g vs 880 g

Nikon D610

Nikon D610
8 months older
$1,149 - $1,497 (body only)
$1,900 - $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
  • 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

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
2 years older
$2,149 - $2,299 (body only)
$2,685 - $2,899 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

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D810 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs optical), takes much higher resolution photos (36.2 MP vs 24 MP), can focus continuously while recording movies and much more lenses available (171 lenses vs 92 lenses).

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 409,600 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
$2,898 (body only)
$3,100 50mm lens

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

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 102,400 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • 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

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.78x vs 0.70x
  • 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
  • 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"
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.70x vs 0.70x
  • Capture extremely high resolution images: 36.2 MP vs 36.2 MP

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
4 months older
$444 - $548 (body only)
$599 - $648 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the D810)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much smaller: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Large (146×123×82 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the D810)

  • Much shorter battery life: 420 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the A6000 and D810

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

Fujifilm X-T2

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

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

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 51,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • 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 (body only)
$1,947 - $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
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 1,229k dots

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

Sony A7S

Sony A7S
similar age
$1,998 (body only)
$2,596 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7S (vs the D810)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 409,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much smaller: Standard size (127×94×48 mm) vs Large (146×123×82 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the A7S (vs the D810)

  • Much shorter battery life: 320 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Much lower true resolution: 12.4 MP vs 36.2 MP
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"

common strengths of the A7S and D810

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.71x vs 0.70x
  • 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 921k dots), much larger viewfinder (0.70x vs 0.55x) and takes much higher resolution photos (36.2 MP vs 10 MP).

However, on average it doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), slightly fewer lenses available (171 lenses vs 220 lenses), is much larger (large (146×123×82 mm) vs professional size (142×101×70 mm)), is much more expensive ($2,187.13 vs $396.95) and is thicker (3.2" vs 2.8").

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
8 months newer
$749 - $997 (body only)
$1,029 - $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 D7100

Nikon D7100
1 year older
$629 - $679 (body only)
$899 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7100 (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 D7100 (vs the D810)

  • Much lower true resolution: 24 MP vs 36.2 MP
  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.61x vs 0.70x

common strengths of the D7100 and D810

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

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
1 year newer
$1,099 (body only)
$1,249 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 D3400

Nikon D3400
2 years newer
$400 (body only)
$374 - $497 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3400 (vs the D810)

  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs Large (146×123×82 mm)
  • More lenses available: 230 lenses vs 171 lenses
  • Much lighter: 395 g vs 880 g

Significant disadvantages of the D3400 (vs the D810)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 921k 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 D3400 and D810

  • Great battery life: 1200 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Built-in focus motor

Pentax K10D

Pentax K10D
7 years older
$347 (body only)

Significant advantages of the K10D (vs the D810)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Much smaller: Professional size (142×101×70 mm) vs Large (146×123×82 mm)
  • Much thinner: 2.8" vs 3.2"

Significant disadvantages of the K10D (vs the D810)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 210k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3.2"

common strengths of the K10D and D810

  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.62x vs 0.70x
  • Weather sealed
  • Both have pentaprism viewfinders: Pentaprism vs Pentaprism

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
5 months older
$403 (body only)
$397 - $497 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the D810)

  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs Large (146×123×82 mm)
  • More lenses available: 230 lenses vs 171 lenses
  • Much lighter: 430 g vs 880 g

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (vs the D810)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Much lower true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 36.2 MP
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"

common strengths of the D3300 and D810

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Have external mic jacks