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Nikon D800 vs Nikon D810

Portability
54
Imaging
74
Features
80
Overall
76
Nikon D800 front
 
Nikon D810 front
Portability
54
Imaging
76
Features
78
Overall
76

Nikon D800 vs Nikon D810 Key Specs

Nikon D800
(Full Review)
  • 36MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400 (Expand to 25600)
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 900g - 146 x 123 x 82mm
  • Introduced June 2012
  • Succeeded the Nikon D700
  • New Model is Nikon D810
Nikon D810
(Full Review)
  • 36MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 12800 (Increase to 51200)
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 980g - 146 x 123 x 82mm
  • Launched June 2014
  • Older Model is Nikon D800
  • Newer Model is Nikon D850
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Nikon D800 vs Nikon D810 Overview

On this page, we will be comparing the Nikon D800 vs Nikon D810, both Advanced DSLR cameras and both of them are produced by Nikon. The image resolution of the D800 (36MP) and the D810 (36MP) is pretty close and both cameras have the same sensor sizing (Full frame).

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The D800 was released 24 months earlier than the D810 which makes them a generation apart from one another. Each of these cameras have the same body design (Mid-size SLR).

Before getting into a thorough comparison, here is a quick introduction of how the D800 grades vs the D810 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Nikon D800 over the Nikon D810

 D800 D810 

Reasons to pick Nikon D810 over the Nikon D800

 D810 D800 
LaunchedJune 2014June 2012Fresher by 24 months
Screen resolution1229k921kClearer screen (+308k dot)

Common features in the Nikon D800 and Nikon D810

 D800 D810 
Focus manually Very accurate focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimensions3.2"3.2"Equal screen measurement
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch screen No Touch screen

Nikon D800 vs Nikon D810 Physical Comparison

When you are intending to carry your camera frequently, you need to take into account its weight and proportions. The Nikon D800 comes with external measurements of 146mm x 123mm x 82mm (5.7" x 4.8" x 3.2") and a weight of 900 grams (1.98 lbs) whilst the Nikon D810 has measurements of 146mm x 123mm x 82mm (5.7" x 4.8" x 3.2") having a weight of 980 grams (2.16 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you have chosen at that time. Underneath is a front view measurement comparison of the D800 vs the D810.

Nikon D800 vs Nikon D810 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability score of the D800 and D810 is 54 and 54 respectively.

Nikon D800 vs Nikon D810 top view buttons comparison

Nikon D800 vs Nikon D810 Sensor Comparison

Normally, its tough to imagine the contrast in sensor sizing purely by looking through specifications. The visual below will help offer you a greater sense of the sensor measurements in the D800 and D810.

Plainly, each of these cameras provide the same sensor dimensions and the identical megapixels so you should expect comparable quality of pictures though you might want to consider the release date of the cameras into account. The older D800 will be behind with regard to sensor tech.

Nikon D800 vs Nikon D810 sensor size comparison

Nikon D800 vs Nikon D810 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon D800 vs Nikon D810 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon D800 Portrait photography highlights
Nikon D810 Portrait photography highlights
84
has manual focus
megapixel count great (36MP)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
provides face detection focusing
saves RAW files
85
has manual focus
megapixel count fantastic (36MP)
great sensor size (Full frame)
offers face detect autofocus
supports RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Nikon D800 as a Street photography camera
Nikon D810 as a Street photography camera
60
sensor size is large (Full frame)
saves RAW files
weather proofing
fixed screen
lack of image stabilization
56
great sensor size (Full frame)
supports RAW formats
weather proof
screen does not articulate
no image stabilization
heavier than average in class (980g)
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Sports Comparison

Nikon D800 as a Sports photography camera
Nikon D810 as a Sports photography camera
74
great max shutter speed (1/8,000 seconds)
megapixel count great (36 megapixels)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
provides tracking autofocus
weather proofing
comes with phase detect AF
max fps very slow (4.0 fps)
lack of image stabilization
76
great max shutter speed (1/8,000 seconds)
megapixel count fantastic (36 megapixels)
great sensor size (Full frame)
offers tracking focus
weather proof
better than average battery pack (1,200 shots)
comes with phase detect autofocus
max fps low (5.0 frames per second)
no image stabilization
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Travel Comparison

Nikon D800 Travel photography advice
Nikon D810 Travel photography advice
66
weather proofing
megapixel count great (36MP)
has built in flash
display isn't selfie friendly
63
better than average battery pack (1,200 CIPA)
weather proof
megapixel count fantastic (36 megapixels)
has built in flash
heavier than average in class (980g)
display is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon D800 Landscape photography details
Nikon D810 Landscape photography details
79
has manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Nikon F mount)
screen size is good (3.2")
megapixel count great (36 megapixels)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
saves RAW files
weather proofing
2 card slots
lack of image stabilization
81
has manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Nikon F mount)
screen size is good (3.2")
megapixel count fantastic (36MP)
great sensor size (Full frame)
does not have low pass filter
supports RAW formats
weather proof
better than average battery pack (1,200 shots)
has double storage slots
no image stabilization
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon D800 Vlogging highlights
Nikon D810 Vlogging highlights
30
provides face detection focusing
high quality video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
does have external mic support
display isn't selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
28
offers face detect autofocus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
does have mic port
display is not selfie friendly
no image stabilization
heavier than average in class (980 grams)
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Nikon D800 vs Nikon D810 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon D800 and Nikon D810
 Nikon D800Nikon D810
General Information
Manufacturer Nikon Nikon
Model type Nikon D800 Nikon D810
Type Advanced DSLR Advanced DSLR
Introduced 2012-06-11 2014-06-26
Body design Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Expeed 3 EXPEED 4
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size Full frame Full frame
Sensor dimensions 35.9 x 24mm 35.9 x 24mm
Sensor area 861.6mm² 861.6mm²
Sensor resolution 36MP 36MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 5:4 and 3:2 5:4 and 3:2
Max resolution 7360 x 4912 7360 x 4912
Max native ISO 6400 12800
Max enhanced ISO 25600 51200
Lowest native ISO 100 64
RAW data
Lowest enhanced ISO - 32
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Total focus points 51 51
Cross type focus points 15 15
Lens
Lens support Nikon F Nikon F
Total lenses 309 309
Crop factor 1 1
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3.2 inch 3.2 inch
Display resolution 921 thousand dot 1,229 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Display technology TFT Color LCD with 170 degrees wide-viewing angle TFT-LCD (WRGB)
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.7x 0.7x
Features
Min shutter speed 30s 30s
Max shutter speed 1/8000s 1/8000s
Continuous shutter speed 4.0fps 5.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 12.00 m (at ISO 100) 12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain, High-speed sync Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, redeye reduction, redeye reduction w/slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Max flash sync 1/250s 1/250s
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 640 x 424 (24 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None Optional
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec) USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
GPS Optional Optional
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 900g (1.98 lb) 980g (2.16 lb)
Physical dimensions 146 x 123 x 82mm (5.7" x 4.8" x 3.2") 146 x 123 x 82mm (5.7" x 4.8" x 3.2")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating 95 97
DXO Color Depth rating 25.3 25.7
DXO Dynamic range rating 14.4 14.8
DXO Low light rating 2853 2853
Other
Battery life 900 pictures 1200 pictures
Battery form Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID EN-EL15 EN-EL15
Self timer Yes (2 to 20 sec, 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2 or 3 sec) Yes (2, 5, 10, 20 secs for up to 9 shots)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage Compact Flash (Type I), SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS-I compliant SD/SDHC/SDXC, CompactFlash (UDMA compliant)
Storage slots Dual Dual
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