Which is a better camera for portraits, the Nikon D810 or Canon 5D Mark 4?

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    This is a subjective question and has no right or wrong answer. Either camera, used by a skilled photographer, is capable of professional quality results. – Lumigraphics Jan 25 '17 at 2:43
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    Which lenses one selects with either camera will make a far larger difference than the differences between these two cameras. – Michael C Jan 25 '17 at 3:16
  • Lighting also has a huge impact. I notice from a previous question you have a Nikon D750. It's a very capable DSLR and changing camera is unlikely to get you anything useful for portraits. – StephenG Jan 25 '17 at 11:11
  • Possible duplicate of Is there any significant difference between Nikon and Canon? – vclaw Jan 25 '17 at 13:21
  • No. Definitely not :-). Neither is the better camera for portraits. – Russell McMahon Jan 25 '17 at 13:38

The camera is not what makes a portrait, but rather the photographer. Neither camera is necessarily better for portraits; both models (and indeed many others) have all the features one needs.

  • "Both have all the features one needs" is pretty subjective. I, for example, need an AF array that covers the whole frame, neither of the cameras offers it. – K. Minkov Jan 25 '17 at 15:20
  • @KamenMinkov Portraits with very shallow field are small subset of portraits. – Euri Pinhollow Jan 25 '17 at 16:00

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