52points

Nikon Coolpix B600

100points

Sony Alpha a9

Nikon Coolpix B600
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84 facts in comparison

Nikon Coolpix B600 vs Sony Alpha a9

Nikon Coolpix B600
Sony Alpha a9
Nikon Coolpix B600
Sony Alpha a9
52
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100
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Why is Nikon Coolpix B600 better than Sony Alpha a9?

  • 173g lighter
    500gvs673g
  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Has a flash
  • 5.3mm narrower
    121.6mmvs126.9mm

Why is Sony Alpha a9 better than Nikon Coolpix B600?

  • 1.51x more megapixels (main camera)
    24.2MPvs16MP
  • 30.18x larger sensor
    35.6 x 23.8mmvs6.17 x 4.55mm
  • 32x higher maximum light sensitivity
    204800 ISOvs6400 ISO
  • 370shots longer battery life
    650shotsvs280shots
  • 2x better video recording quality (main camera)
    2160 x 30fpsvs1080 x 30fps
  • Weather sealed
  • 50% faster maximum shutter speed
    1/8000svs0.00025s
  • Has AF tracking

Top specs and features

Design

1.Has a flip-out screen
Nikon Coolpix B600
Sony Alpha a9

Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.

For example

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1

2.Weather sealed
Nikon Coolpix B600
Sony Alpha a9

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

3.Has a built-in focus motor
Nikon Coolpix B600
Sony Alpha a9

The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.

4.Is dustproof and water resistant
Nikon Coolpix B600
Sony Alpha a9

Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.

For example

Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7

5.has an optical viewfinder
Nikon Coolpix B600
Sony Alpha a9

An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.

For example

Leica D-Lux 7

6.Has a hot shoe
Nikon Coolpix B600
Sony Alpha a9

A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.

Optics

1.sensor size

6.17 x 4.55mm

35.6 x 23.8mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.

Best

Polaroid Snap

81.2 x 25.4mm

2.has AF tracking
Nikon Coolpix B600
Sony Alpha a9

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.

3.maximum light sensitivity

6400 ISO

204800 ISO

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.

Best

Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

1640000 ISO

4.has built-in optical image stabilization
Nikon Coolpix B600
Sony Alpha a9

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

5.megapixels

16MP

24.2MP

Best

Panono Camera

108MP

6.Has phase detection autofocus for photos
Nikon Coolpix B600
Sony Alpha a9

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 30fps

2160 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

Best

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1

2160 x 60fps

2.Has phase detection autofocus for videos
Nikon Coolpix B600
Sony Alpha a9

A phase detection autofocus system is faster than a contrast detection autofocus system. Even when recording scenes with a lot of fast movements, the videos are sharp and clear.

3.Has timelapse function
Nikon Coolpix B600
Sony Alpha a9

A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.

For example

Olympus OM-D E-M1X

4.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Nikon Coolpix B600
Sony Alpha a9

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

5.has a 24p cinema mode
Nikon Coolpix B600
Sony Alpha a9

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

6.supports AVCHD format
Nikon Coolpix B600
Sony Alpha a9

AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Nikon Coolpix B600
Sony Alpha a9

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

2.has a microphone in
Nikon Coolpix B600
Sony Alpha a9

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

3.number of microphones

2

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Nikon Coolpix B600

2

4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Nikon Coolpix B600
Sony Alpha a9

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

5.has stereo speakers
Nikon Coolpix B600
Sony Alpha a9

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

For example

Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7

6.Has a zoom microphone
Nikon Coolpix B600
Sony Alpha a9

Zoom microphones record high-quality audio and enable you to record sound from a distance. They can be useful for recording meetings, lectures, and presentations.

For example

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II

Battery

1. longer battery life

280shots

650shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.

Best

Nikon D3x

4400shots

2.has a removable battery
Nikon Coolpix B600
Sony Alpha a9

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

3.has a battery level indicator
Nikon Coolpix B600
Sony Alpha a9

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

4.has a rechargeable battery
Nikon Coolpix B600
Sony Alpha a9

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

5.wireless charging
Nikon Coolpix B600
Sony Alpha a9

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

Features

1.has an external memory slot
Nikon Coolpix B600
Sony Alpha a9

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

2.Has WiFi
Nikon Coolpix B600
Sony Alpha a9

The device can connect to WiFi.

3.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Nikon Coolpix B600
Sony Alpha a9

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

4.can be controlled remotely
Nikon Coolpix B600
Sony Alpha a9

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

5.has an accelerometer
Nikon Coolpix B600
Sony Alpha a9

An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

6.Has dual card slots
Nikon Coolpix B600
Sony Alpha a9

It has two memory card slots, allowing you to store more photos without switching cards. This is particularly useful on long shoots when you need more space.

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