Benchmarks Real world tests of Nikon D810 vs EOS 5D Mark IV

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Nikon D810
1,200 photos
EOS 5D Mark IV
900 photos

Features Key features of the Nikon D810  vs EOS 5D Mark IV 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Nikon D810
36.2 MP
EOS 5D Mark IV
30.1 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Nikon D810
51,200 ISO
EOS 5D Mark IV
102,400 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

Nikon D810
23.8 microns
EOS 5D Mark IV
28.7 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Nikon D810  vs
EOS 5D Mark IV 
Megapixels 36.2 MP 30.1 MP
Resolution 7360 x 4912 6720 x 4480
Size Full frame Full frame
Area 35.9 x 24 mm 36 x 24 mm
Crop factor 1.0x 1.0x
Pixel size 23.8 microns 28.7 microns
Light sensitivity 64 ISO to 12,800 ISO 50 ISO to 102,400 ISO

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 51 61
Supports continuous Yes Yes


Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/8000 s 1/8000 s

form factor

Size 146 x 123 x 81.5 mm 151 x 116 x 76 mm
Thickness 81.5 mm 76 mm
Weight 880 g 890 g
Is weather sealed Yes Yes


Includes a GPS No No
WiFi None 802.11n


Nikon D810  vs
EOS 5D Mark IV 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps Unknown
External mic jack 3.5mm 3.5mm


Size 3.2" 3.2"
Resolution 1,229 k dots 1,620 k dots
Has a touch screen No Yes
Has a flip out screen No No
Supports live view Yes Yes


Viewfinder mirror Opaque Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentaprism Pentaprism
Coverage 100% 100%
Magnification 0.7x 0.71x
Viewfinder size 0.7x 0.71x


Max continuous shooting 5 fps 7 fps
Battery life 1,200 900
Continuous shooting
7 fps
5 fps
Nikon D810
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