Nikon D810 vs Canon EOS 5DS

Winner
Nikon D810

100

Canon EOS 5DS

86

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D810

Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Slightly more lenses available
Lens availability
171 lenses
Great battery life
Battery life
1200 shots
More storage slots
Storage slots
2
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5DS

True resolution
High true resolution
50.3 MP
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D810.

competitors

Nikon D810 Competitors

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,265 - $1,697 body only

$1,821 - $2,197 with 24-120mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
True resolution Much lower true resolution
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Nikon Z 7

Boutique

$3,397 - $3,997

Focus points Many more focus points
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
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Fujifilm X-T3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,499 body only

$1,899 with 18-55mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder

Canon EOS 5DS Competitors

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Canon EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M)

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Pro DSLR

$2,316 - $3,099 body only

$3,011 - $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$999 - $1,269 body only

$1,879 - $1,999 with 24-105mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
GPS Has a GPS
True resolution Much lower true resolution

discussion

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Avatar for Enrique Samson Enrique Samson (1:56 AM, August 10, 2017)
I have to say I own a D810 after a couple of years and I just borrowed a 5DS today for a shoot (architectural). The anti-aliasing filter was a disaster. I lost all the nice sharpness in the building details that I'm used to with my Nikon D810. And we were using really nice glass with the Canon. I'll have to reshoot. First and last time using a Canon.
 
Avatar for CARLOS FINE ART CARLOS FINE ART (1:57 PM, April 29, 2017)
I have been doing photography for 39 years, in my opinion, Nikon is a superior product to Canon. I shot for many years with Canon, and I changed to Nikon after 30 years with Canon. Nikon produces a much better quality product than Canon.
If you compare an Acura vehicle with a Ford vehicle Acura will always come up on top; the same is true when you compare Nikon with Canon.
 
Avatar for solomonshv solomonshv (7:59 PM, February 25, 2016)
that's because Nikon IS the undisputed winner. canon camera's of late all fucking suck, without exception. the 6D could have been good if they didn't gimp the autofocus system. 5Ds and 5Ds R max out at 12.5 Evs of dynamic ranger and the color depth is only about 24.5 bits on both.

i got rid of my 5Dm3 and just got A7r II with the metabones T adapter.
 
Avatar for Noah Stephens Noah Stephens (6:07 AM, December 03, 2015)
Or maybe... Nikon makes better cameras.
 
Avatar for Cipher Cipher (6:00 PM, November 27, 2015)
I think Nikon pay this website a lot! Every time i compare a canon dslr with nikon, then Nikon is always the undisputed winner. Lol.. fake website
 
Avatar for Rahul Zota Rahul Zota (7:44 AM, October 12, 2015)
I have processed the RAW files of both cameras and I find the image quality of the 5DSR to be superior than D810.
 
Avatar for baaaeh baaaeh (9:52 PM, February 15, 2015)
Can't wait to see the image quality and ISO measurements for the 5Ds.