68points
74points

Nikon D610

64points
68points

Sony Alpha 7

Nikon D610
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Cost-effectiveness winner
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Nikon D610 vs Sony Alpha 7

Nikon D610
Sony Alpha 7

Why is Nikon D610 better than Sony Alpha 7?

  • 0.7% larger sensor
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    35.9 x 24mmvs35.8 x 23.9mm
  • 1.65% more megapixels (main camera)
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    24.7MPvs24.3MP
  • 560shots longer battery life
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    900shotsvs340shots
  • 20% faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
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    6fpsvs5fps
  • Weather-sealed (splashproof)
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  • 30.12% lower noise at high ISO
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    2925 ISOvs2248 ISO
  • 4 better image quality
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    94vs90
  • Has a built-in focus motor
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Why is Sony Alpha 7 better than Nikon D610?

  • 78 more focus points
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    117vs39
  • Has a flip-out screen
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  • 2x better video recording quality (main camera)
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    1080 x 60fpsvs1080 x 30fps
  • Supports Wi-Fi
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  • 50% faster maximum shutter speed
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    1/8000svs0.00025s
  • 286g lighter
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    474gvs760g
  • Has a stereo microphone
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  • 33.45% higher resolution
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    1358 x 906pxvs1176 x 784px

Price comparison

Nikon D610

Buy used:

$677.45

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Nikon D610 AmazonNikon D610 24.3 MP CMOS FX-Format Digita...Nikon D610 24.3 MP CMOS FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)
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$1,596.95
Nikon D610 AmazonNikon D610 24.3 MP CMOS FX-Format Digita...Nikon D610 24.3 MP CMOS FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only) (Renewed)
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$799.99
Nikon D610 AmazonNikon D610 24.3 MP CMOS FX-Format Digita...Nikon D610 24.3 MP CMOS FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)(Renewed)
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$799.99
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$709.00

Sony Alpha 7

Buy used:

$379.99

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$30.99

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Design

1.Has a flip-out screen
Nikon D610
Sony Alpha 7
Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.
2.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Nikon D610
Sony Alpha 7
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
3.Has a built-in focus motor
Nikon D610
Sony Alpha 7
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.weight

760g

474g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
5.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 afterward to get them looking perfect.
6.is dustproof and water-resistant
Nikon D610
Sony Alpha 7
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.

Optics

1.sensor size

35.9 x 24mm

35.8 x 23.9mm

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

39

117

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.
3.megapixels (main camera)

24.7MP

24.3MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
4.maximum light sensitivity

25600 ISO

25600 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.
5.continuous shooting at high resolution

6fps

5fps

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
6.has AF tracking
Nikon D610
Sony Alpha 7
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.

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.
2.Has phase-detection autofocus for videos
Nikon D610
Sony Alpha 7
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 continuous autofocus when recording movies
Nikon D610
Sony Alpha 7
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
4.Has timelapse function
Nikon D610
Sony Alpha 7
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.
5.has a 24p cinema mode
Nikon D610
Sony Alpha 7
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 D610
Sony Alpha 7
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 D610
Sony Alpha 7
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
2.has a microphone input
Nikon D610
Sony Alpha 7
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
3.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Nikon D610
Sony Alpha 7
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

Battery

1.Battery life (CIPA)

900shots

340shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
2.has a removable battery
Nikon D610
Sony Alpha 7
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Nikon D610
Sony Alpha 7
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.has a battery level indicator
Nikon D610
Sony Alpha 7
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Features

1.noise

2925 ISO

2248 ISO

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
2.image quality

94

90

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
3.supports Wi-Fi
Nikon D610
Sony Alpha 7
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
4.color depth

25.1bits

24.8bits

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

14.4Evs

14.2Evs

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.
6.has an external memory slot
Nikon D610
Sony Alpha 7
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.

Price comparison

Nikon D610

Buy used:

$677.45

ProductStorePrice
Nikon D610 AmazonNikon D610 24.3 MP CMOS FX-Format Digita...Nikon D610 24.3 MP CMOS FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)
Amazon logo
$1,596.95
Nikon D610 AmazonNikon D610 24.3 MP CMOS FX-Format Digita...Nikon D610 24.3 MP CMOS FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$799.99
Nikon D610 AmazonNikon D610 24.3 MP CMOS FX-Format Digita...Nikon D610 24.3 MP CMOS FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)(Renewed)
Amazon logo
$799.99
Nikon D610 walmartNikon D610 DSLR Camera (Body Only) with ...Nikon D610 DSLR Camera (Body Only) with FREE Buzz-Photo Cleaning Cloth
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$709.00

Sony Alpha 7

Buy used:

$379.99

ProductStorePrice
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$30.99

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