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 D500) 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 significantly less noisy at high ISO (2,979 ISO vs 2,293 ISO), has slightly better image quality (96.0 vs 81.0), takes significantly higher resolution photos (36.2 MP vs 24.3 MP), can focus continuously while recording movies and is newer (june 2014 vs october 2013).

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
$1,399 - $1,797 (body only)
$1,965 - $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

Nikon D500

Nikon D500
1 year newer
$1,653 - $1,897 (body only)
$2,456 - $2,497 16-80mm lens

Significant advantages of the D500 (vs the D810)

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

  • Built-in focus motor
  • Inexpensive: $1,652.69 vs $2,199.00
  • Light weight: 860 g vs 880 g

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
2 years newer
$2,942 - $3,299 (body only)
$3,499 - $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)

  • 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

  • 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
$2,495 (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

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
2 years older
$2,100 - $2,299 (body only)
$2,639 - $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 more noise at high ISO: 2,293 ISO vs 2,979 ISO
  • Significantly worse image quality: 81.0 vs 96.0
  • Much lower true resolution: 22.3 MP vs 36.2 MP

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
$1,397 - $1,497 (body only)
$1,728 - $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

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), slightly larger viewfinder (0.70x vs 0.50x), takes significantly higher resolution photos (36.2 MP vs 24 MP) and slightly better viewfinder coverage (100% vs 92%).

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

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 7R II

Sony Alpha 7R II
1 year newer
$2,449 - $2,898 (body only)
$2,603 55-210mm 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

  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.78x vs 0.70x
  • Capture extremely high resolution images: 42.2 MP vs 36.2 MP
  • Weather sealed

Fujifilm X-T2

Fujifilm X-T2
2 years newer
$1,402 - $1,499 (body only)
$1,761 - $1,799 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

  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 36.2 MP
  • Weather sealed
  • Have external mic jacks

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
4 months older
$447 - $448 (body only)
$529 - $548 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

  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.70x vs 0.70x
  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 36.2 MP
  • 24p support

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
2 years newer
$1,550 - $1,799 (body only)
$1,899 40-150mm lens

Significant advantages of the OM-D E-M1 Mark II (vs the D810)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 5 fps
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the OM-D E-M1 Mark II (vs the D810)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Much lower true resolution: 20.2 MP vs 36.2 MP

common strengths of the OM-D E-M1 Mark II and D810

  • Weather sealed
  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 171 lenses
  • Have external mic jacks

Fujifilm X-Pro2

Fujifilm X-Pro2
1 year newer
$1,499 (body only)
$2,099 - $2,598 23mm lens

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

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 51,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Significantly 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"
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the X-Pro2 and D810

  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 36.2 MP
  • Weather sealed
  • Have external mic jacks

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 400 shots), uses fast phase detection autofocus (phase detection vs contrast detection), has interchangeable lenses, is slightly less expensive ($2,199.00 vs $6,499.00) and has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs digital).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 2,360k dots), is slightly larger (large (146×123×82 mm) vs professional size (143×104×76 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), takes slightly lower resolution photos (36.2 MP vs 51.1 MP) and much lower maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 102,400 ISO).

Fujifilm GFX 50S

Fujifilm GFX 50S
2 years newer
$6,499 - $6,500

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

  • Much higher resolution screen: 2,360k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 102,400 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

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

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism

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
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 102,400 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Shoots much faster: 12 fps vs 5 fps

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

  • Great battery life: 490 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Have external mic jacks

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D810 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it is much less noisy at high ISO (2,979 ISO vs 1,256 ISO), has much better image quality (96.0 vs 83.0), has much more color depth (25.7 bits vs 24 bits), has much wider dynamic range (14.8 EV vs 13.7 EV) and has a slightly larger screen (3.2" vs 3").

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 (124×99×76 mm)), is much more expensive ($2,199.00 vs $498.00) and is thicker (3.2" vs 2.8").

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
8 months older
$459 - $597 (body only)
$499 - $697 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
  • Has a GPS

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

  • Very low noise at high ISO: 1,338 ISO vs 2,979 ISO
  • Extremely good image quality: 83.0 vs 96.0
  • Excellent color depth: 24 bits vs 25.7 bits

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
8 months newer
$799 - $997 (body only)
$1,049 - $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)
  • Significantly thinner: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Significantly lighter: 675 g vs 880 g

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 low noise at high ISO: 1,333 ISO vs 2,979 ISO
  • Extremely good image quality: 87.0 vs 96.0
  • Excellent color depth: 24.5 bits vs 25.7 bits

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100
1 year older
$629 - $680 (body only)
$949 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)
  • Significantly thinner: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Significantly lighter: 675 g vs 880 g

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 low noise at high ISO: 1,256 ISO vs 2,979 ISO
  • Extremely good image quality: 83.0 vs 96.0
  • Excellent color depth: 24.2 bits vs 25.7 bits

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000
3 years older
$849 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7000 (vs the D810)

  • Much smaller: Professional size (132×105×77 mm) vs Large (146×123×82 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 3" vs 3.2"

Significant disadvantages of the D7000 (vs the D810)

  • Worse color depth: 23.5 bits vs 25.7 bits
  • Much worse image quality: 80.0 vs 96.0
  • Much lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,229k dots

common strengths of the D7000 and D810

  • Very low noise at high ISO: 1,167 ISO vs 2,979 ISO
  • Excellent dynamic range: 13.9 EV vs 14.8 EV
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.62x vs 0.70x

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
5 months older
$405 (body only)
$399 - $447 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)
  • Much lighter: 430 g vs 880 g
  • Much thinner: 3" vs 3.2"

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (vs the D810)

  • Less dynamic range: 13.2 EV vs 14.8 EV
  • Much lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Much lower true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 36.2 MP

common strengths of the D3300 and D810

  • Very low noise at high ISO: 1,385 ISO vs 2,979 ISO
  • Extremely good image quality: 82.0 vs 96.0
  • Excellent color depth: 24.3 bits vs 25.7 bits

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500
6 months newer
$498 (body only)
$549 - $588 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5500 (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 D5500 (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 D5500 and D810

  • Very low noise at high ISO: 1,438 ISO vs 2,979 ISO
  • Extremely good image quality: 84.0 vs 96.0
  • Excellent color depth: 24.1 bits vs 25.7 bits