Nikon D610 vs Canon EOS 5DS R

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D610 and Canon EOS 5DS R. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Nikon D610
Canon EOS 5DS R

Manufacturing

Nikon D610 is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS 5DS R is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.

Nikon D610 were released 2013 and Canon EOS 5DS R was released 2015. That is a 2 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Nikon D610 Nikon 2013
Canon EOS 5DS R Canon 2015

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

Even though the camera sensors might be called differently they are both considered Full frame which means that the focal length of the lenses is not effected. There is no crop factor on any of these cameras and sensors.

Camera Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")
Nikon D610 50 mm (a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)
Canon EOS 5DS R 50 mm (a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)

Resolution

Nikon D610 has a 24 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS 5DS R has 51 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels Pixel (total) Pixels (width) Pixels (height)
Nikon D610 24 MP 24160256 6016 4016
Canon EOS 5DS R 51 MP 50320896 8688 5792

Canon EOS 5DS R has a 108 % larger resolution than Nikon D610. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterwards while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Both of these cameras offers the exact same ISO range. They both have 100 to 6400.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D610 100-6400
Canon EOS 5DS R 100-6400

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that supports autofocus, does not have a autofocus motor of their own but this wont cause any problems with these two cameras.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses that work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D610
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 5DS R

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Nikon D610 can shoot up to 6 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 5DS R can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D610 6
Canon EOS 5DS R 5

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

In this case, both Nikon D610 and Canon EOS 5DS R can shoot movies.

Weight

The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, carried around, for several hours at the time.

Canon EOS 5DS R weighs 930 gr (equal to 2,05 lb) which is 9% heavier than Nikon D610 and its 850 gr (or 1,87 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Nikon D610 850 gr 1,87 lb
Canon EOS 5DS R 930 gr 2,05 lb