• 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 36.3 megapixels
  • ISO 64 - 12,800
  • 35mm 849.7mm2
  • 61.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 32,000

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Differences

Nikon D810 advantages over Sony A7R IV

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Less expensive
    $2497 vs $3498*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.88 vs 3.76 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Fast startup
    ~0.50 vs 1.3 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 1200 vs 670 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera

Sony A7R IV advantages over Nikon D810

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • High resolution composite
    Yes vs No
    Combine multiple shots to form a super hi-res version
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Newer
    2 months vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    665g vs 988g
    Lighter weight
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.78x vs 0.70x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
    61.0 vs 36.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 5.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    7.2 fps vs 5.1 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    102400 vs 51200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Dual card slots
    Both provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Both provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Handles even better than its predecessors; Absolutely spectacular images from the 36-megapixel image sensor; Unusually wide sensitivity range for its resolution; Improved performance and buffer depths; Improved video feature set; Impressive low-light autofocus

  • Prone to moire and false color with some subjects; No longer available with a low-pass filter; Demands excellent lenses for the best detail; White balance tends warm under tungsten lighting

The Competition

Compared to Canon 5D Mark IV

Nikon D810
Canon 5D Mark IV
  • $1997
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
Sony A7R IV
Canon 5D Mark IV
  • $3498
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon D800

Nikon D810
Nikon D800
  • $1997
  • 35mm
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Newer
  • $1850
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
Sony A7R IV
Nikon D800
  • $3498
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $1850
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon D800E

Nikon D810
Nikon D800E
  • $1997
  • 35mm
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Newer
  • $2212
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
Sony A7R IV
Nikon D800E
  • $3498
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $2212
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony A7R III

Nikon D810
Sony A7R III
  • $1997
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $2798
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Sony A7R IV
Sony A7R III
  • $3498
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Newer
  • $2798
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Fujifilm GFX 50R

Nikon D810
Fujifilm GFX 50R
  • $1997
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $3999
  • Medium format
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Sony A7R IV
Fujifilm GFX 50R
  • $3498
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $3999
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
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