Canon EOS 5DS vs. Canon EOS 6D vs. Canon EOS 5D Mark III vs. Pentax K-1 vs. Nikon D810 vs. Nikon D810A

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Feb 6, 2015
Sep 17, 2012
Mar 2, 2012
Feb 17, 2016
Jun 26, 2014
Feb 10, 2015
 
$3699/£2999/€3999 (body only)
Body: $2,099.00/£1,799; with 24-105mm f/4L IS USM $2899/£2,519
Body only: $3499, €3299, £2999 with 24-105mm: $4299
$1799/£1599 (body only)
$3299.95
$3799
 
Mid-size SLR
Mid-size SLR
Mid-size SLR
Mid-size SLR
Mid-size SLR
Mid-size SLR
Magnesium alloy
Magnesium alloy, polycarbonate top plate
Magnesium alloy
Magnesium alloy
Magnesium alloy
Magnesium alloy
 
8688 x 5792
5472 x 3648
5760 x 3840
7360 x 4912
7360 x 4912
7360 x 4912
 
3648 x 2432, 2736 x 1824, 1920 x 1280, 720 x 480
3840 x 2560, 2880 x 1920, 1920 x 1280, 720 x 480
 
FX: 5520 x 3680, 3680 x 2456; 1.2: 6144 x 4080, 4608 x 3056, 3072 x 2040; 5:4: 6144 x 4912, 4608 x 3680, 3072 x 2456; DX: 4800 x 3200, 3600 x 2400, 2400 x 1600
FX: 5520 x 3680, 3680 x 2456; 1.2: 6144 x 4080, 4608 x 3056, 3072 x 2040; 5:4: 6144 x 4912, 4608 x 3680, 3072 x 2456; DX: 4800 x 3200, 3600 x 2400, 2400 x 1600
3:2, 16:9
3:2
3:2
3:2
5:4, 3:2
5:4, 3:2
51 megapixels
20 megapixels
22 megapixels
36 megapixels
36 megapixels
36 megapixels
53 megapixels
21 megapixels
23 megapixels
37 megapixels
37 megapixels
37 megapixels
Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)
Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)
Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)
Offers 1.6x and 1.3x crop modes, as well as medium and small Raw sizes.
 
 
 
RAW (NEF) available at 12 or 14-bits, lossless compressed, compressed, uncompressed, large or small size.
RAW (NEF) available at 12 or 14-bits, lossless compressed, compressed, uncompressed, large or small size.
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
Dual DIGIC 6
Digic 5+
Digic 5+
PRIME IV
EXPEED 4
EXPEED 4
sRGB, Adobe RGB
sRGB, Adobe RGB
sRGB,Adobe RGB
sRGB, Adobe RGB
sRGB, AdobeRGB
sRGB, AdobeRGB
Primary color filter
RGB Color Filter Array
RGB Color Filter Array
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
 
Auto, 100-6400 (expandable to 50-12800)
Auto, 100 - 25600 in 1/3 stops, plus 50, 51200, 102400 as option
Auto, 100 - 25600 in 1/3 stops, plus 50, 51200, 102400 as option
Auto, 100-204800
Auto, 64-12800
Auto, 200-12800 (expandable to 100-51200)
50
50
50
 
32
100
12800
102400
102400
 
51200
51200
8
6
6
8
12
12
Yes
Yes
Yes (1)
Yes (3 slots)
Yes (6 slots)
Yes (6 slots)
No
No
No
Sensor-shift
No
No
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW + TIFF
RAW + TIFF
Fine, normal
Fine, Normal
Fine, Normal
Best, better, good
Fine, normal, basic
Fine, normal, basic
  • JPEG (Exif v2.3, DPOF v2.0)
  • Raw (Canon CR2, 14-bit)
  • JPEG (Exif 2.3), RAW: RAW (5472 x 3648), M RAW (4104 x 2736), S RAW (2736 x 1824) (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition)
  • JPEG (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant)
  • Design rule for Camera File system (2.0)
  • RAW: RAW, sRAW1, sRAW2 (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition)
  • Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
  • JPEG (Exif v2.3)
  • Raw (PEF/DNG)
  • JPEG (Exif 2.3, DCF 2.0)
  • RAW (NEF)
  • TIFF (RGB)
  • JPEG (Exif 2.3, DCF 2.0)
  • RAW (NEF)
  • TIFF (RGB)
 
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
No
by optional dedicated Speedlite
by optional dedicated Speedlite
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
 
No
 
 
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
61
11
61
33
51
51
Canon EF
Canon EF
Canon EF
Pentax KAF4
Nikon F
Nikon F
1×
1×
1×
1×
1×
1×
 
Fixed
Fixed
Fixed
Tilting
Fixed
Fixed
3.2
3
3.2
3.2
3.2
3.2
1,040,000
1,040,000
1,040,000
1,037,000
1,229,000
1,229,000
No
No
No
No
No
No
ClearView II TFT-LCD
Clear View II TFT LCD
Clear View II TFT LCD
TFT LCD
TFT-LCD (WRGB)
TFT-LCD (RGBW)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (tunnel)
Optical (tunnel)
100%
97%
100%
100%
100%
100%
0.71×
0.71×
0.71×
0.7×
0.7×
0.7×
 
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
1/8000 sec
1/4000 sec
1/8000 sec
1/8000 sec
1/8000 sec
1/8000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
  • Scene Intelligent Auto
  • Program AE
  • Shutter Priority AE
  • Aperture Priority AE
  • Manual
  • Bulb
  • Custom
 
  • Auto+
  • Program AE
  • Shutter priority AE
  • Aperture priority AE
  • Manual (Stills and Movie)
  • Custom (x3)
  • Program
  • Aperture priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture and shutter priority
  • Sensitivity priority
  • Manual
  • Program
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Manual
  • Program
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Manual
  • Long exposure
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
 
 
 
 
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Yes (via hot shoe and PC sync port)
Yes (Hot shoe)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus Sync connector)
Yes (via hot shoe or flash sync port)
Yes (via hot shoe, flash sync terminal, wireless)
Yes (via hot shoe, flash sync terminal, wireless)
 
 
 
Auto Flash Discharge, Auto Flash + Red-eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On + Red-eye Reduction, Slow-speed Sync, Slow-speed Sync + Red-eye, P-TTL, Trailing Curtain Sync, Contrast-control-sync, High-speed sync, Wireless sync
Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, redeye reduction, redeye reduction w/slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync
Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, redeye reduction, redeye reduction w/slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync
1/200 sec
1/180 sec
1/200 sec
1/200 sec
1/250 sec
1/250 sec
  • Single
  • High-speed continuous
  • Low-speed continuous
  • Silent single shooting
  • Silent continuous shooting
  • Self-timer
 
 
  • Single Frame, Continuous, Self-timer, Remote Control, Bracketing, Mirror- up, Multi-Exposure, Interval Shooting, Interval Composite, Interval Movie Record, Star Stream
  • Single-frame
  • Continuous low-speed [CL]
  • Continuous high-speed [CH]
  • Quiet Shutter Release
  • Quiet Continuous Release
  • Self-timer
  • Mirror-up
  • Single-frame
  • Continuous low-speed [CL]
  • Continuous high-speed [CH]
  • Quiet Shutter Release
  • Quiet Continuous Release
  • Self-timer
  • Mirror-up
5.0 fps
4.5 fps
6.0 fps
4.4 fps
5.0 fps
5.0 fps
Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Yes (2 or 12 sec, custom)
Yes (2, 5, 10, 20 secs for up to 9 shots)
Yes (2, 5, 10, 20 secs for up to 9 shots)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Highlight-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Highlight-weighted
  • Spot
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
±3 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±3 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±3 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (2, 3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
±5 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
Yes
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
 
Yes (2-9 exposures in 1-3 increments)
Yes (2-9 exposures in 1-3 increments)
 
1920 x 1080 (30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p)
1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps), 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (25, 30 fps)
1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps fps), 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (25, 30 fps)
1920 x 1080 (60i, 50i, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p)
1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p)
1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p)
H.264
H.264
H.264
MPEG-4, H.264
MPEG-4, H.264
MPEG-4, H.264
Supports ALL-I and IPB compression
1080 and 720 intra or inter frame, 480 inter frame
1080 and 720 intra or inter frame, 480 inter frame
 
Uncompressed output over HDMI with simultaneous writing to memory card
Uncompressed output over HDMI with simultaneous writing to memory card
Mono
Mono
Mono
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible), CompactFlash
SD/SDHC/SDXC
Compact Flash Type I (UDMA compatible), SD/SDHC/SDXC
Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)
SD/SDHC/SDXC, CompactFlash (UDMA compliant)
SD/SDHC/SDXC, CompactFlash (UDMA compliant)
 
 
None
 
 
 
 
USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
Yes (mini-HDMI)
Yes (HDMI Mini)
Yes (HDMI mini)
Yes (micro-HDMI)
Yes (mini-HDMI)
Yes (mini-HDMI)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
 
Built-In
Optional
Built-In
Optional
Optional
 
 
Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7
802.11b/g/n
via WT-5A or Eye-Fi
via WT-5A or Eye-Fi
Yes (Wired and wireless)
Yes (Remote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5, Remote Controller RC-6)
Yes (Remote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5, Remote Controller RC-6)
Yes (wired, wireless, or smartphone)
Yes
Yes
 
Yes (dust and water-resistent)
Yes (Splash and dust resistant)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
LP-E6 lithium-ion battery & charger
Lithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery & charger
D-LI90 lithium-ion battery & charger
EN-EL15 lithium-ion battery & charger
EN-EL15 lithium-ion battery & charger
700
1090
950
760
1200
1200
930 g (2.05 lb / 32.80 oz)
770 g (1.70 lb / 27.16 oz)
950 g (2.09 lb / 33.51 oz)
1010 g (2.23 lb / 35.63 oz)
980 g (2.16 lb / 34.57 oz)
880 g (1.94 lb / 31.04 oz)
152 x 116 x 76 mm (5.98 x 4.57 x 2.99)
145 x 111 x 71 mm (5.71 x 4.37 x 2.8)
152 x 116 x 76 mm (5.98 x 4.57 x 2.99)
137 x 110 x 86 mm (5.39 x 4.33 x 3.39)
146 x 123 x 82 mm (5.75 x 4.84 x 3.23)
146 x 123 x 82 mm (5.75 x 4.84 x 3.23)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
 
Yes
Yes (by cable and PC)
Yes (by cable and PC)
Yes (Still or video)
 
Yes
None
Built-in
Optional
Built-in
Optional
Optional
 
Image tagging and tracking modes
With optional GP-E2 unit
 
via GP-1 or GP-1A
via GP-1 or GP-1A