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GENERAL
Model Nikon D810 Nikon D800 Nikon D850
Release Date 2014-06-26 2012-06-11 2017-08-24
Camera Type Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Current Price $2,796.95 $2,999.00 $3,296.95
SENSOR COMPARISON
Sensor Resolution
36

Megapixel

36

Megapixel

46

Megapixel

Max Image Dimensions 7360 x 4912 7360 x 4912 8256 x 5504
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor Size Full frame Full frame Full frame
Sensor Dimensions 35.9 x 24 mm 35.9 x 24 mm 35.9 x 23.9 mm
Sensor Area
861mm2
861mm2
858mm2
Max ISO

12800

6400

25600

Min ISO

64

100

64

RAW Support
SHOOTING FEATURES COMPARISON
Model Nikon D810 Nikon D800 Nikon D850
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec 1/8000 sec 1/8000 sec
Min Shutter Speed 30 sec 30 sec 30 sec
Continuous Shooting 5 fps 4 fps 7.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure
Exposure Compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps) ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps) 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
Exposure Metering
  • MultiCenter-weightedHighlight-weightedSpot
  • MultiCenter-weightedAverageSpot
  • MultiCenter-weightedHighlight-weightedSpot
Auto Exposure Bracketing ±5 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps) (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps) 5 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilizer No No No
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 12.00 m (at ISO 100) 12.00 m (at ISO 100) no built-in flash
Max Flash Sync 1/250s 1/250s no built-in flash
Flash Modes Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, redeye reduction, redeye reduction w/slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain, High-speed sync Front-curtain sync (normal), Rear-curtain sync, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction with slow sync, Slow sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
WB Bracketing
VIEWFINDER COMPARISON
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder no electronic viewfinder no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.7 0.7 0.75
LCD DISPLAY COMPARISON
Display Type Fixed Type Fixed Type Tilting
Technology TFT-LCD (WRGB) TFT Color LCD with 170 degrees wide-viewing angle n/a
Screen Size
3.2″
3.2″
3.2″
Resolution 1,229k dots 921k dots 2,359k dots
Live View
Touch Screen
VIDEO COMPARISON
Model Nikon D810 Nikon D800 Nikon D850
Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p) 1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 640 x 424 (24 fps) 3840 x 2160 @ 30p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Video File Format
  • MPEG-4
  • H.264
  • MPEG-4
  • H.264
  • MPEG-4
Microphone Type Stereo Mono Yes
Speaker Type Mono Mono Mono
External Microphone Port
External Headphone Port
PHYSICAL SPECS COMPARISON
Weight 980 g 900 g 1015 g
Dimensions 146 x 123 x 82 mm 146 x 123 x 82 mm 146 x 124 x 79 mm
Body Sealing Yes Yes (Water and dust resistant) Yes
BATTERY and STORAGE
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Life

1200 Shots

900 Shots

1840 Shots

Storage Media SD/SDHC/SDXC, CompactFlash (UDMA compliant) Compact Flash (Type I), SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS-I compliant SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II supported) + XQD
CONNECTIVITY COMPARISON
Wireless Connectivity Optional None Built-In
HDMI
USB USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec) USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec) USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
LENS COMPARISON
Model Nikon D810 Nikon D800 Nikon D850
Lens Mount Nikon F Nikon F Nikon F
Focal Range(35mm) No Lens No Lens No Lens
Focal Length Multiplier 1x
Optical Zoom No Lens No Lens No Lens
Max Aperture No Lens No Lens No Lens
Macro Focus Range No Lens No Lens No Lens
Manual Focus
AUTOFOCUS COMPARISON
Number of Focus Points 51 51 153
Contrast Detection
Phase Detection
AF Modes
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Tracking
  • AF Selective
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Tracking
  • AF Selective
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
  • AF Touch
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Tracking
  • AF Selective
  • AF Center
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
Current Price $2,796.95 $2,999.00 $3,296.95