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Nikon D780 vs Nikon D810A

Portability
57
Imaging
77
Features
89
Overall
81
Nikon D780 front
 
Nikon D810A front
Portability
55
Imaging
75
Features
80
Overall
77

Nikon D780 vs Nikon D810A Key Specs

Nikon D780
(Full Review)
  • 25MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 51200 (Raise to 204800)
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 840g - 144 x 116 x 76mm
  • Released January 2020
  • Previous Model is Nikon D750
Nikon D810A
(Full Review)
  • 36MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Fixed Display
  • ISO 200 - 12800 (Expand to 51200)
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 880g - 146 x 123 x 82mm
  • Revealed February 2015
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Nikon D780 vs Nikon D810A Overview

Here is a in-depth comparison of the Nikon D780 vs Nikon D810A, both Advanced DSLR digital cameras and both of them are offered by Nikon. There is a considerable difference between the image resolutions of the D780 (25MP) and D810A (36MP) but both cameras boast the same sensor dimensions (Full frame).

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The D780 was released 4 years later than the D810A and that is quite a large difference as far as tech is concerned. Both of the cameras have the same body design (Mid-size SLR).

Before going right into a in-depth comparison, here is a concise view of how the D780 scores vs the D810A in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Nikon D780 over the Nikon D810A

 D780 D810A 
RevealedJanuary 2020February 2015Fresher by 60 months
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display resolution2359k1229kCrisper display (+1130k dot)
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Nikon D810A over the Nikon D780

 D810A D780 

Common features in the Nikon D780 and Nikon D810A

 D780 D810A 
Manual focus Very exact focusing
Display dimensions3.2"3.2"Equal display sizing
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen

Nikon D780 vs Nikon D810A Physical Comparison

If you are planning to carry your camera, you will have to factor its weight and measurements. The Nikon D780 features exterior dimensions of 144mm x 116mm x 76mm (5.7" x 4.6" x 3.0") accompanied by a weight of 840 grams (1.85 lbs) and the Nikon D810A has proportions of 146mm x 123mm x 82mm (5.7" x 4.8" x 3.2") accompanied by a weight of 880 grams (1.94 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will vary based on the lens you have chosen at that moment. Following is a front view sizing comparison of the D780 compared to the D810A.

Nikon D780 vs Nikon D810A size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability score of the D780 and D810A is 57 and 55 respectively.

Nikon D780 vs Nikon D810A top view buttons comparison

Nikon D780 vs Nikon D810A Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it is tough to visualise the contrast between sensor sizing only by reviewing a spec sheet. The visual underneath might give you a much better sense of the sensor sizes in the D780 and D810A.

Clearly, the 2 cameras provide the same sensor dimensions but not the same megapixels. You can expect to see the Nikon D810A to offer you more detail as a result of its extra 11MP. Greater resolution can also make it easier to crop pics more aggressively. The more modern D780 is going to have a benefit when it comes to sensor tech.

Nikon D780 vs Nikon D810A sensor size comparison

Nikon D780 vs Nikon D810A Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon D780 vs Nikon D810A Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon D780 Portrait photography details
Nikon D810A Portrait photography details
86
manual focus
megapixel count amazing (25MP)
great sensor size (Full frame)
provides face detect autofocus
delivers RAW formats
85
focusing manually
megapixel count high (36MP)
great sensor size (Full frame)
comes with face detect autofocus
exports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Nikon D780 Street photography advice
Nikon D810A Street photography advice
71
screen tilts up and down
great sensor size (Full frame)
delivers RAW formats
offers touch to focus
environment proofing
great ISO range (51,200)
does not have image stabilization
60
great sensor size (Full frame)
exports RAW files
environment proof
no moving screen
no image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Nikon D780 Sports photography details
Nikon D810A Sports photography details
82
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000s)
megapixel count amazing (25MP)
great sensor size (Full frame)
provides tracking focus
environment proofing
good battery life (2,260 CIPA)
sensor has phase detect autofocus
does not have image stabilization
76
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000s)
megapixel count high (36 megapixels)
great sensor size (Full frame)
comes with tracking focus
environment proof
better than average battery power (1,200 CIPA)
has phase detect autofocus
very slow continuous shooting (5.0 fps)
no image stabilization
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Nikon D780
Travel photography with Nikon D810A
71
good battery life (2,260 CIPA)
environment proofing
supports bluetooth
offers touch to focus
megapixel count amazing (25MP)
does not posses selfie friendly display
69
better than average battery power (1,200 CIPA)
environment proof
megapixel count high (36MP)
flash built-in
screen isn't selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Nikon D780
Landscape photography with Nikon D810A
81
manual focus
switch lenses (Nikon F mount)
pretty good screen size (3.2 inch)
megapixel count amazing (25 megapixels)
great sensor size (Full frame)
great ISO range (51,200)
delivers RAW formats
environment proofing
good battery life (2,260 per charge)
2 card slots
does not have image stabilization
80
focusing manually
swap lenses (Nikon F mount)
screen is a decent size (3.2 inch)
megapixel count high (36 megapixels)
great sensor size (Full frame)
exports RAW files
environment proof
better than average battery power (1,200 shots)
2 card slots
no image stabilization
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon D780 Vlogging advice
Nikon D810A Vlogging advice
32
has touchscreen
provides face detect autofocus
good video quality (3840 x 2160 pxls)
includes mic support
does not posses selfie friendly display
does not have image stabilization
30
comes with face detect autofocus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
has microphone support
screen isn't selfie friendly
no image stabilization
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Nikon D780 vs Nikon D810A Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon D780 and Nikon D810A
 Nikon D780Nikon D810A
General Information
Make Nikon Nikon
Model Nikon D780 Nikon D810A
Type Advanced DSLR Advanced DSLR
Released 2020-01-07 2015-02-10
Physical type Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Processor Expeed 6 EXPEED 4
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CMOS
Sensor size Full frame Full frame
Sensor measurements 35.9 x 23.9mm 35.9 x 24mm
Sensor area 858.0mm² 861.6mm²
Sensor resolution 25 megapixels 36 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9 5:4 and 3:2
Highest resolution 6048 x 4024 7360 x 4912
Highest native ISO 51200 12800
Highest boosted ISO 204800 51200
Lowest native ISO 100 200
RAW data
Lowest boosted ISO 50 100
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Number of focus points 51 51
Cross focus points 15 15
Lens
Lens mount Nikon F Nikon F
Available lenses 309 309
Focal length multiplier 1 1
Screen
Type of screen Tilting Fixed Type
Screen size 3.2" 3.2"
Screen resolution 2,359 thousand dots 1,229 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.7x 0.7x
Features
Lowest shutter speed 900 seconds 30 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/8000 seconds 1/8000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 7.0 frames/s 5.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range no built-in flash 12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash settings no built-in flash Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, redeye reduction, redeye reduction w/slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 30p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 120p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 100p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 60p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 50p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 30p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 25p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 24p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p)
Highest video resolution 3840x2160 1920x1080
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Optional
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB Yes USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
GPS None Optional
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 840 grams (1.85 pounds) 880 grams (1.94 pounds)
Physical dimensions 144 x 116 x 76mm (5.7" x 4.6" x 3.0") 146 x 123 x 82mm (5.7" x 4.8" x 3.2")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 2260 photos 1200 photos
Battery style Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model EN-EL15b EN-EL15
Self timer Yes Yes (2, 5, 10, 20 secs for up to 9 shots)
Time lapse recording
Storage type Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC slots (UHS-II compatible) SD/SDHC/SDXC, CompactFlash (UDMA compliant)
Card slots Two Two
Launch price $2,297 $3,800