Sony RX1R II vs. Nikon D810

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II vs. Nikon D810 1

We want to see your choice between the two gigantic Nikon D810 or Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II. Just look at the table below where you could see the comparison of this two camera in details and with the help of which you can easily select the camera that is going to right fit you.

Major Difference

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II vs. Nikon D810 Specification Comparison Table. 

Features / Models Sony RX1R II Nikon D810
Megapixel 42 megapixels 36.3 megapixels
Sensor size / type Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm) Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)
Low –Pass filter Variable No
Image  Processor BIONZ X EXPEED 4
Optical zoom Fixed N/A
Aperture Range F2.0 N/A
Macro 14cm N/A
Image stabilization No No
AF System Contrast Detect (sensor) +Phase Detect Contrast Detect +Phase Detect(Hybrid)
AF points 25+399 51
ISO 50-102400 32-51200



30 sec 1/4000 sec 30 sec 1/8000 sec
Top Continuous Shooting Speed 5fps 5fps
Video 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p, 24p), 1280 x 720p (120 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p)
Display 3.0″ LCD Rear Screen Tilt (1,288,800 pixels) 3.2″ Rear Screen   LCD (1,229,000)
Viewfinder Yes Optical (Pentaprism) 100%
Hot Shoe Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Built-in with NFC Optional
Battery Life (CIPA) 220 shots 1200 shots
Dimensions  113 x 65 x 72 mm 146 x 123 x 82 mm
Weight 507g 980g


Sensor- If you run your eyes to the size of the sensors you could see both RX1R II as well as Nikon D810, utilizing the same sensor. But employing the brilliant42 megapixels of resolutions by RX1R II will produce glorious images (High resolution) with high dynamic range. Nikon D810 also has superb 36.3-megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor, but deliver you a bit lesser sharpness in compared to RX1R II.

Low pass filter- The RX1R II models equipped with optical variable low pass filter that can be set to “off”, “standard” or “high” as per the users choice, with low pass filter bracketing available. Through this variable low pass filter the users can match the subject because this outstanding variable low pass filter incorporated in RX1R II helps to maintain the balance of image resolution and presence of moiré or color artifacts. Nikon D810 will able to acquire the rich details of the images because it doesn’t have low pass filter.

AF System- Inside the core of the RX1R II a solid 399 focal-plane phase-detection AF points that work together with 25 contrast AF points to bring you the faster and accurate focus of the subjects as compared to the 51 AF points of Nikon D810.

ISO– The ISO range of RX1R II expandable from 50 to 102400 allows the photographers to shoot with maximum fidelity under the most challenging light conditions like at studio lighting. This wider range of ISO will dramatically improve low-noise image capture in a variety of lighting conditions. Whereas, the Nikon D810 has ISO range of only expandable to 32 to 51,200.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II vs. Nikon D810 2

Shutter speed- To capture fast moving subjects Nikon D810 will offer you to use maximum shutter speed of 30 sec 1/8000 sec but you can get only 30 sec 1/4000 sec to use to capture the fast running subjects.

Display -Sony RX1R II Implemented with 3″ 1.2M-dot tilting LCD, which can be tilted up by 109 degrees and down by 41 degrees, allows the photographers for a greater wide range of shooting angles and positions.

Videos- RX1R II able to support full HD 1920×1080 video recording at frame rates of 60p, 30p or 24p through use of the versatile XAVC S movie recording format.

Shots-  The photographers can take 1200 shots of different subjects at one time battery charge by using D810 whereas the photographers can take only 220 shots by Sony RX1R II.

Verdicts- If you want our suggestion then we would recommend Sony RX1R II, since the camera has incredible 42mp of resolution, brilliant AF systems and variable low pass filter etc. The users will be happy by using it.

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