Nikon D810 vs. Sony a7R II vs. Canon EOS 5DS vs. Pentax K-1

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Jun 26, 2014
Jun 10, 2015
Feb 6, 2015
Feb 17, 2016
 
$3299.95
$3199/ €3500 (body only)
$3699/£2999/€3999 (body only)
$1799/£1599 (body only)
 
Mid-size SLR
SLR-style mirrorless
Mid-size SLR
Mid-size SLR
Magnesium alloy
Magnesium alloy
Magnesium alloy
Magnesium alloy
 
7360 x 4912
7952 x 5304
8688 x 5792
7360 x 4912
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, full-frame (5168 x 3448, 3984 x 2656), APS-C (5168 x 3448, 3984 x 2656, 2592 x 1728); 16:9, 35mm (7952 x 4472, 5168 x 2912, 3984 x 2240), APS-C (5168 x 2912, 3984 x 2240, 2592 x 1456)
 
 
5:4, 3:2
3:2, 16:9
3:2, 16:9
3:2
36 megapixels
42 megapixels
51 megapixels
36 megapixels
37 megapixels
44 megapixels
53 megapixels
37 megapixels
Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)
Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)
Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)
RAW (NEF) available at 12 or 14-bits, lossless compressed, compressed, uncompressed, large or small size.
BSI-CMOS full-frame sensor. No optical low-pass filter
Offers 1.6x and 1.3x crop modes, as well as medium and small Raw sizes.
 
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
EXPEED 4
Bionz X
Dual DIGIC 6
PRIME IV
sRGB, AdobeRGB
sRGB, AdobeRGB
sRGB, Adobe RGB
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
 
Auto, 64-12800
Auto, 100-25600 (expands to 50-102400)
Auto, 100-6400 (expandable to 50-12800)
Auto, 100-204800
32
50
50
 
51200
102400
12800
 
12
10
8
8
Yes (6 slots)
Yes
Yes
Yes (3 slots)
No
Sensor-shift
No
Sensor-shift
 
5-axis (4.5 stops per CIPA standard)
 
 
RAW + TIFF
RAW
RAW
RAW
Fine, normal, basic
Extra fine, fine, standard
Fine, normal
Best, better, good
  • JPEG (Exif 2.3, DCF 2.0)
  • RAW (NEF)
  • TIFF (RGB)
  • JPEG (DCF 2.0, EXIF 2.3)
  • RAW (ARW 2.3)
  • JPEG (Exif v2.3, DPOF v2.0)
  • Raw (Canon CR2, 14-bit)
  • JPEG (Exif v2.3)
  • Raw (PEF/DNG)
 
  • 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
  • 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
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
 
Yes (4X)
 
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
51
399
61
33
Nikon F
Sony E
Canon EF
Pentax KAF4
1×
1×
1×
1×
 
Fixed
Tilting
Fixed
Tilting
3.2
3
3.2
3.2
1,229,000
1,228,800
1,040,000
1,037,000
No
No
No
No
TFT-LCD (WRGB)
TFT LCD
ClearView II TFT-LCD
TFT LCD
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optical (tunnel)
Electronic
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (pentaprism)
100%
100%
100%
100%
0.7×
0.78×
0.71×
0.7×
 
2,359,296
 
 
 
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
30 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
No
Yes
No
No
  • Program
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Manual
  • Auto
  • Program
  • Aperture priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Manual
  • Scene Intelligent Auto
  • Program AE
  • Shutter Priority AE
  • Aperture Priority AE
  • Manual
  • Bulb
  • Custom
  • Program
  • Aperture priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture and shutter priority
  • Sensitivity priority
  • Manual
 
  • Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Macro
  • Sports Action
  • Sunset
  • Night Portrait
  • Night Scene
  • Hand-held Twilight
  • Anti Motion Blur
 
 
Yes
No
No
No
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
 
 
 
Yes (via hot shoe, flash sync terminal, wireless)
Yes (via hot shoe)
Yes (via hot shoe and PC sync port)
Yes (via hot shoe or flash sync port)
Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, redeye reduction, redeye reduction w/slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync
Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear Sync, Slow Sync, Red-eye reduction, Hi-speed sync, 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
1/250 sec
1/250 sec
1/200 sec
1/200 sec
  • Single-frame
  • Continuous low-speed [CL]
  • Continuous high-speed [CH]
  • Quiet Shutter Release
  • Quiet Continuous Release
  • Self-timer
  • Mirror-up
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer (single/continuous)
  • Bracketing (single/continuous)
  • WB bracketing
  • DRO bracketing
  • 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
5.0 fps
5.0 fps
5.0 fps
4.4 fps
Yes (2, 5, 10, 20 secs for up to 9 shots)
Yes (2 or 10 sec; continuous (3 or 5 exposures))
Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Yes (2 or 12 sec, custom)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Highlight-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 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 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
±5 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
±3 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (2, 3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Yes (2-9 exposures in 1-3 increments)
Yes
Yes
 
 
1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p)
3840 x 2160 (30p, 25p, 24p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 24p), 1440 x 1080 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
1920 x 1080 (30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p)
1920 x 1080 (60i, 50i, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p)
MPEG-4, H.264
MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
H.264
MPEG-4, H.264
Uncompressed output over HDMI with simultaneous writing to memory card
headphone and microphone ports, XLR support via adapter
Supports ALL-I and IPB compression
 
Stereo
Stereo
Mono
Stereo
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC, CompactFlash (UDMA compliant)
SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible), CompactFlash
Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)
 
USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Yes (mini-HDMI)
Yes (micro-HDMI port with 4K still, uncompressed video output)
Yes (mini-HDMI)
Yes (micro-HDMI)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
Built-In
 
Built-In
via WT-5A or Eye-Fi
802.11b/g/n with NFC
 
802.11b/g/n
Yes
Yes (wired or via smartphone)
Yes (Wired and wireless)
Yes (wired, wireless, or smartphone)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes (dust and water-resistent)
Yes
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
EN-EL15 lithium-ion battery & charger
NP-FW50 lithium-ion battery and charger
LP-E6 lithium-ion battery & charger
D-LI90 lithium-ion battery & charger
1200
290
700
760
980 g (2.16 lb / 34.57 oz)
625 g (1.38 lb / 22.05 oz)
930 g (2.05 lb / 32.80 oz)
1010 g (2.23 lb / 35.63 oz)
146 x 123 x 82 mm (5.75 x 4.84 x 3.23)
127 x 96 x 60 mm (5 x 3.78 x 2.36)
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)
 
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Yes (via downloadable app)
Yes
Yes (Still or video)
Optional
None
None
Built-in
via GP-1 or GP-1A