Nikon D810A vs Canon EOS 5DS R

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D810A and Canon EOS 5DS R. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Nikon D810A
Canon EOS 5DS R

Manufacturing

Nikon D810A is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS 5DS R is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.

These two camera models were both released 2015.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Nikon D810A Nikon 2015
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 D810A 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 D810A has a 36 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 D810A 36 MP 36152320 7360 4912
Canon EOS 5DS R 51 MP 50320896 8688 5792

Canon EOS 5DS R has a 39 % larger resolution than Nikon D810A. 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

Nikon D810A has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 5DS R. Nikon D810A has an ISO range that stretches from 200 to 12800 while Canon EOS 5DS R has 100 to 6400.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D810A 200-12800
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.

Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D810A
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 D810A can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 5DS R can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D810A 5
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 D810A 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 6% heavier than Nikon D810A and its 880 gr (or 1,94 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Nikon D810A 880 gr 1,94 lb
Canon EOS 5DS R 930 gr 2,05 lb