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Nikon D780

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Nikon D780 vs Sony Alpha 7R III

Nikon D780
Sony Alpha 7R III

Why is Nikon D780 better than Sony Alpha 7R III?

  • 2x higher maximum light sensitivity
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    204800 ISOvs102400 ISO
  • 1610shots longer battery life
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    2260shotsvs650shots
  • 20% faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
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    12fpsvs10fps
  • Has phase-detection autofocus for videos
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  • Is dustproof and water-resistant
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  • Has an optical viewfinder
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  • 919k dots higher resolution (screen)
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    2359k dotsvs1440k dots
  • Supports a remote smartphone
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Why is Sony Alpha 7R III better than Nikon D780?

  • 0.42% larger sensor
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    24 x 35.9mmvs35.9 x 23.9mm
  • 374 more focus points
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    425vs51
  • 1.73x more megapixels (main camera)
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    42.4MPvs24.5MP
  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
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  • 165g lighter
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    675gvs840g
  • Has a built-in HDR mode
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  • Has sensor shift stabilization
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  • Has an electronic viewfinder (EVF)
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Price comparison

Nikon D780

ProductStorePrice
Nikon D780 AmazonNikon D780 Body
Amazon logo
$2,296.95
Nikon D780 AmazonNikon D780 Body (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$1,894.95
Nikon D780 AmazonNikon D780 24.5 MP Full Frame DSLR Camer...Nikon D780 24.5 MP Full Frame DSLR Camera (1618) - Accessory Bundle - with Sandisk Extreme Pro 64GB Card + Additional ENEL15 Battery + Nikon Case + Cleaning Set + More (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$1,949.95

Sony Alpha 7R III

ProductStorePrice
Sony Alpha 7R III AmazonSony a7R III Mirrorless Camera: 42.4MP F...Sony a7R III Mirrorless Camera: 42.4MP Full Frame High Resolution Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with Front End LSI Image Processor, 4K HDR Video and 3" LCD Screen - ILCE7RM3/B Body, Black
Amazon logo
$2,298.00
Sony Alpha 7R III AmazonSony a7R III 42.4MP Full-Frame Mirrorles...Sony a7R III 42.4MP Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$2,204.95
Sony Alpha 7R III aliexpressPixco Built-In Aperture Control Lens Ada...Pixco Built-In Aperture Control Lens Adapter Suit For Canon EF Lens to Sony E Mount NEX A7 III/A7R III/Alpha A9/Alpha 7R/Alpha 7
aliexpress logo
$33.27

Design

1.Has a flip-out screen
Nikon D780
Sony Alpha 7R III
Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.
2.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Nikon D780
Sony Alpha 7R III
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 D780
Sony Alpha 7R III
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

840g

675g

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 D780
Sony Alpha 7R III
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 23.9mm

24 x 35.9mm

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

51

425

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)

24.5MP

42.4MP

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

204800 ISO

102400 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

12fps

10fps

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
6.has AF tracking
Nikon D780
Sony Alpha 7R III
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)

2160 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.
2.Has phase-detection autofocus for videos
Nikon D780
Sony Alpha 7R III
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 D780
Sony Alpha 7R III
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
4.Has timelapse function
Nikon D780
Sony Alpha 7R III
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 D780
Sony Alpha 7R III
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 slow-motion video recording
Nikon D780
Sony Alpha 7R III
Slow-motion is an artistic video effect that makes time seem to go slower. It is achieved by recording a video at a higher frame-rate than the standard playback rate of 24fps or 30fps. Frame rates for slow-motion videos vary between 60fps and 960fps.

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Nikon D780
Sony Alpha 7R III
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
2.has a microphone input
Nikon D780
Sony Alpha 7R III
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.
4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Nikon D780
Sony Alpha 7R III
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
5.Has a zoom microphone
Nikon D780
Sony Alpha 7R III
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.
6.has stereo speakers
Nikon D780
Sony Alpha 7R III
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

Battery

1.Battery life (CIPA)

2260shots

650shots

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 D780
Sony Alpha 7R III
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Nikon D780
Sony Alpha 7R III
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.has a battery level indicator
Nikon D780
Sony Alpha 7R III
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
5.has wireless charging
Nikon D780
Sony Alpha 7R III
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

Features

1.supports Wi-Fi
Nikon D780
Sony Alpha 7R III
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
2.has an external memory slot
Nikon D780
Sony Alpha 7R III
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.
3.Has a remote control
Nikon D780
Sony Alpha 7R III
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
4.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Nikon D780
Sony Alpha 7R III
Wi-Fi 4 (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.
5.has an HDMI output
Nikon D780
Sony Alpha 7R III
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
6.supports a remote smartphone
Nikon D780
Sony Alpha 7R III
This technology allows the users to use their smartphone as a remote control for the device.

Price comparison

Nikon D780

ProductStorePrice
Nikon D780 AmazonNikon D780 Body
Amazon logo
$2,296.95
Nikon D780 AmazonNikon D780 Body (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$1,894.95
Nikon D780 AmazonNikon D780 24.5 MP Full Frame DSLR Camer...Nikon D780 24.5 MP Full Frame DSLR Camera (1618) - Accessory Bundle - with Sandisk Extreme Pro 64GB Card + Additional ENEL15 Battery + Nikon Case + Cleaning Set + More (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$1,949.95

Sony Alpha 7R III

ProductStorePrice
Sony Alpha 7R III AmazonSony a7R III Mirrorless Camera: 42.4MP F...Sony a7R III Mirrorless Camera: 42.4MP Full Frame High Resolution Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with Front End LSI Image Processor, 4K HDR Video and 3" LCD Screen - ILCE7RM3/B Body, Black
Amazon logo
$2,298.00
Sony Alpha 7R III AmazonSony a7R III 42.4MP Full-Frame Mirrorles...Sony a7R III 42.4MP Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$2,204.95
Sony Alpha 7R III aliexpressPixco Built-In Aperture Control Lens Ada...Pixco Built-In Aperture Control Lens Adapter Suit For Canon EF Lens to Sony E Mount NEX A7 III/A7R III/Alpha A9/Alpha 7R/Alpha 7
aliexpress logo
$33.27

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