Nikon Z6 vs Nikon D810A

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon Z6 and Nikon D810A. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Nikon Z6
Nikon D810A

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufacturered by Nikon.

Nikon Z6 were released 2018 and Nikon D810A was released 2015. That is a 3 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Nikon Z6 Nikon 2018
Nikon D810A Nikon 2015

Type of camera

Nikon Z6 is a Mirrorless camera while Nikon D810A is a DSLR camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

Both these cameras have the same sorts sensor (called "FX") which means that if you compare the cameras side by side the lenses will also have the same experienced focal length. Since both cameras have a Full frame sensor there will be no crop factor.

Camera Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")
Nikon Z6 50 mm (a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)
Nikon D810A 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)

Resolution

Nikon Z6 has a 25 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D810A has 36 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 Z6 25 MP 24337152 6048 4024
Nikon D810A 36 MP 36152320 7360 4912

Nikon D810A has a 49 % larger resolution than Nikon Z6. 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 Z6 has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D810A. Nikon Z6 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 51200 while Nikon D810A has 200 to 12800.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon Z6 100-51200
Nikon D810A 200-12800

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 Z6
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D810A

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Nikon Z6 can shoot up to 12 pictures per seconds and Nikon D810A can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon Z6 12
Nikon D810A 5

Ability to record movies

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

In this case, both Nikon Z6 and Nikon D810A 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.

Nikon D810A weighs 880 gr (equal to 1,94 lb) which is 30% heavier than Nikon Z6 and its 675 gr (or 1,49 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Nikon Z6 675 gr 1,49 lb
Nikon D810A 880 gr 1,94 lb