As well as being compared against other pro DSLRs, the Nikon D810 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, mirrorless and pro digicams. The Nikon D810's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the D750 and the D610) 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 - $1,697 (body only)
$2,197 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
$2,595 - $3,099 (body only)
$3,229 - $3,999 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 D610

Nikon D610
8 months older
$930 - $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

Nikon D800

Nikon D800
2 years older
$1,799 - $2,349 (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
$2,499 (body only)
$3,499 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 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
  • Inexpensive: $1,549.00 vs $2,029.99
  • Light weight: 860 g vs 880 g

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 slightly larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), has a much higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 1,040k dots), much larger viewfinder (0.70x vs 0.54x) and takes much higher resolution photos (36.2 MP vs 24 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 professional size (132×101×78 mm)) and is much more expensive ($2,029.99 vs $499.95).

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
8 months newer
$739 - $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 D7100

Nikon D7100
1 year older
$711 (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)
  • 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
$781 - $999 (body only)
$945 - $1,049 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

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
7 months newer
$649 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T6i (vs the D810)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much smaller: Professional size (132×101×78 mm) vs Large (146×123×82 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the T6i (vs the D810)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.51x vs 0.70x
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the T6i and D810

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
2 years older
$300 (body only)

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

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
8 months older
$500 - $549 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

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 a slightly higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 921k dots), has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs optical), takes slightly higher resolution photos (36.2 MP vs 28 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), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 51,200 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen 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)

  • 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

Sony A7

Sony A7
8 months older
$798 (body only)
$800 - $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
  • 24p support

Sony Alpha ILC-3000

Sony Alpha ILC-3000
10 months older

Significant advantages of the ILC-3000 (vs the D810)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much smaller: Compact (102×58×38 mm) vs Large (146×123×82 mm)
  • Much lighter: 281 g vs 880 g

Significant disadvantages of the ILC-3000 (vs the D810)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much shorter battery life: 480 shots vs 1200 shots

common strengths of the ILC-3000 and D810

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • 24p support
  • Great battery life: 480 shots vs 1200 shots

Sony Alpha 7R II

Sony Alpha 7R II
1 year newer
$1,998 (body only)
$2,896 - $3,300 24-70mm lens

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

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

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
  • Capture extremely high resolution images: 42.2 MP vs 36.2 MP
  • Weather sealed

Samsung NX1

Samsung NX1
similar age
$3,650 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX1 (vs the D810)

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Higher resolution movies: 4K @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the NX1 (vs the D810)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much shorter battery life: 500 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the NX1 and D810

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Capture very high resolution images: 28 MP vs 36.2 MP
  • Weather sealed

Sony A7R

Sony A7R
8 months older
$1,961 - $2,998 (body only)
$3,297 - $3,398 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 toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D810 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it takes much higher resolution photos (36.2 MP vs 20 MP), has a weather sealed body, has an external mic jack, has a much longer battery life (1200 shots vs 220 shots) and has interchangeable lenses.

However, on average it is much larger (large (146×123×82 mm) vs compact (102×58×41 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5 fps vs 24 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out and has significantly fewer focus points (51 vs 315).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
2 years newer
$898 - $1,010

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V (vs the D810)

  • Much smaller: Compact (102×58×41 mm) vs Large (146×123×82 mm)
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much lighter: 299 g vs 880 g

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V (vs the D810)

  • Much shorter battery life: 220 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Much lower true resolution: 20 MP vs 36.2 MP
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V and D810

  • High resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 36.2 MP
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus which is uncommon: Phase detection vs Phase detection