Nikon D810 vs Canon EOS 5D Mark III comparison: full-frame DSLRs go head to head

Nikon D810 vs Canon 5D Mark III comparison: full-frame DSLRs go head-to-head

Nikon D810 vs Canon 5D Mark III comparison: 06 Price

Nikon D810 Body

Both the Canon 5D Mark III and the Nikon D800 are a generation older than the D810, and you’d expect the prices to reflect that.

The official price of the Nikon D810 (body only) is £2699 and that’s unlikely to drop anytime soon. A D810 and MB-D12 battery grip bundle is available for £2983.99.

Time to grab a bargain in the shape of the Nikon D800 then? You don’t have to look hard to find it for a street price of under £2,000, despite the official price of £2599.99.

The D800E is harder to find. It’s almost as if camera retailers had a tip off that the D810 was on its way and sold off their stock… The D800E’s RRP is £2899.99, but it’s still being advertised for £2349.

No-one pays the official price for a two-year-old camera, so even though the Canon 5D Mark III’s RRP is £2999.99 you can pick it up now for around £2300. There are also plenty of promotions too, such as a free grip or software – or both.

In light of this, the D810 doesn’t look overpriced, especially when you consider that it’s replacing two cameras, one of which cost £300 more than the D810 at launch.

The 5D Mark III does look a shade expensive right now.

Nikon D810 vs Canon 5D Mark III comparison: 01 Sensor resolution and ISO
Nikon D810 vs Canon 5D Mark III comparison: 02 Video
Nikon D810 vs Canon 5D Mark III: 03 Autofocus and continuous shooting
Nikon D810 vs Canon 5D Mark III comparison: 04 Image processor and metering
Nikon D810 vs Canon 5D Mark III comparison: 05 Design and build quality
Nikon D810 vs Canon 5D Mark III comparison: 06 Price
Nikon D810 vs Canon 5D Mark III comparison: our conclusion

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