92points

Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR

82points

Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
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Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR vs Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

Why is Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR better than Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM?

  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
  • Has AF tracking
  • Weather sealed
  • Is dustproof and water resistant
  • Has an optical viewfinder
  • Has timelapse function
  • Has a 24p cinema mode
  • 219.95s less shutter lag
    0.05svs220s

Why is Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM better than Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR?

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • 1.82x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
    10fpsvs5.5fps
  • 2x better video recording quality (main camera)
    1080 x 60fpsvs1080 x 30fps
  • Has WiFi
  • 268g lighter
    492gvs760g
  • Has a stereo microphone
  • 6.56% higher pixel density
    471ppivs442ppi
  • 25.8% less body volume
    969.37cm³vs1306.506cm³

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Design

1.has a flip-out screen
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.

2.pixel density

442ppi

471ppi

Best

Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7

2160ppi

3.resolution

1176 x 784px

1176 x 784px

Best

Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7

5184 x 3888px

4.Weather sealed
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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

5.Is dustproof and water resistant
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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

6. more viewfinder coverage

100%

100%

With 100% coverage you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage you may have to crop your photos afterwards to get them looking perfect.

Best

Leica Q-P

100%

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Optics

1.focus points

39

15

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.

Best

Canon EOS R

5655

2.sensor size

35.9 x 24mm

23.5 x 15.6mm

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

Best

Polaroid Snap

81.2 x 25.4mm

3.widest aperture

f/3.5 (Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-85mm F/3.5-4.5G ED VR)

f/3.5

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

Best

Ricoh GR II

f/1

4.has AF tracking
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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.

5.megapixels

24.7MP

16.2MP

Best

Panono Camera

108MP

6.maximum light sensitivity

25600 ISO

12800 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

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Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 30fps

1080 x 60fps

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

Fujifilm X-T3

2160 x 60fps

2.Has phase detection autofocus for videos
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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 D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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.

4.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

5.supports AVCHD format
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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.

6.has a 24p cinema mode
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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

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Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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

2.has a microphone in
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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

3.has stereo speakers
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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

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Battery

1. longer battery life

900shots

330shots

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 D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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

3.battery power

1900mAh

1080mAh

Best

Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless + 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6

4360mAh

4.has a rechargeable battery
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

5.has a battery level indicator
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

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Features

1.image quality

94

73

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.

Best

Nikon D850

100

2.color depth

25.1bits

23bits

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.

Best

HP Photosmart R927

42bits

3.dynamic range

14.2Evs

12.4Evs

The better the dynamic range the system captures a wider number of values from dark to light leading to more details in low and highlights. Source: DxOMark.

Best

Nikon D810A

14.8Evs

4.Has WiFi
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

The device can connect to WiFi.

5.has an external memory slot
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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.

6.can be controlled remotely
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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

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Miscellaneous

1.has 3D photo/video recording capabilities
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

The device captures 3D still photos and/or 3D videos due to two separate lenses.

2.maximum angle of view

61° (Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-85mm F/3.5-4.5G ED VR)

76° (Sony DT 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6)

At the shorter end of the lens you get the widest angle of view. This allows you to fit more of the scene into the photograph (based on APS-C format).

Best

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX850 + Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH

84°

3.Has focus motor
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.

4.minimum focus distance

0.38m (Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-85mm F/3.5-4.5G ED VR)

0.25m (Sony DT 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6)

This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.

Best

Samsung NX Mini + NX-M 9mm f/3.5

0.11m

5.Is a telephoto lens
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

A telephoto lens allows you to zoom in on far away objects. This is particularly useful when you need to photograph a subject from a distance, such as wildlife photography, or even in some cases street photography where you can’t get near the subject.

6.Is a normal lens
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

A normal lens is one that doesn't fall into another category such as wide angle or telephoto, and typically has a focal length between 35mm and 70mm. These lenses aren't tailored towards a specific type of photography, and so are quite versatile.

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