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Nikon D3
Sony Alpha 7R II
Top 33%1,625 points
Top 33%
Top 18%1,991 points
Top 18%
Nikon D3
Sony Alpha 7R II
Top specs and features

Nikon D3 vs Sony Alpha 7R II: 66 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

3.29x more megapixels (main camera).
12.87MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
42.4MP

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
23.9 x 36mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 25.4mm
24 x 35.9mm

3. focus points

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
51
Canon EOS R: 5655
399

4. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Nikon D3
Sony Alpha 7R II
28% have it

5. maximum light sensitivity

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.
25600 ISO
Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR: 1640000 ISO
102400 ISO

6. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
4300shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
290shots

7. image quality

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
81
Sony Alpha 7R II: 98
98

8. weight

615g lighter.
1.24kg
HTC Re: 65.5g
625g

9. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Nikon D3
Sony Alpha 7R II
39% have it

10. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
1/8000s
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV: 1/32000s
1/8000s

11. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Nikon D3
Sony Alpha 7R II
50% have it

12. Has phase detection autofocus for photos

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.
Nikon D3
Sony Alpha 7R II
32% have it

13. has built-in optical image stabilization

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.
Nikon D3
Sony Alpha 7R II
46% have it

14. has AF tracking

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.
Nikon D3
Sony Alpha 7R II
72% have it

15. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
922k dots
Fujifilm X-T1 + XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS: 1040000k dots
1228k dots

16. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Nikon D3
Sony Alpha 7R II
26% have it

17. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Nikon D3
Sony Alpha 7R II
27% have it

18. has a 24p cinema mode

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
Nikon D3
Sony Alpha 7R II
27% have it

19. Weather sealed

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
Nikon D3
Sony Alpha 7R II
20% have it

20. has a two-stage shutter

A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
Nikon D3
Sony Alpha 7R II
54% have it

21. has a touch screen

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
Nikon D3
Sony Alpha 7R II
25% have it

22. Has a built-in focus motor

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.
Nikon D3
Sony Alpha 7R II
18% have it

23. can be controlled remotely

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
Nikon D3
Sony Alpha 7R II
45% have it

24. has manual shutter speed

This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
Nikon D3
Sony Alpha 7R II
48% have it

25. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Nikon D3
Sony Alpha 7R II
66% have it

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