75points

Nikon D800

71points

Sony Alpha 7R

Nikon D800
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73 facts in comparison

Nikon D800 vs Sony Alpha 7R

Nikon D800
Sony Alpha 7R

Why is Nikon D800 better than Sony Alpha 7R?

  • 0.7% larger sensor
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    35.9 x 24mmvs35.8 x 23.9mm
  • 560shots longer battery life
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    900shotsvs340shots
  • Weather-sealed (splashproof)
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  • 3.9% lower noise at high ISO
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    2853 ISOvs2746 ISO
  • Has a built-in focus motor
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  • 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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Why is Sony Alpha 7R better than Nikon D800?

  • 66 more focus points
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    117vs51
  • 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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  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
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  • 435g lighter
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    465gvs900g
  • 1.19% better color depth
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    25.6bitsvs25.3bits
  • Has a stereo microphone
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Price comparison

Design

1.Has a flip-out screen
Nikon D800
Sony Alpha 7R
Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.
2.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Nikon D800
Sony Alpha 7R
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 D800
Sony Alpha 7R
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

900g

465g

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 D800
Sony Alpha 7R
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

51

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)

36.3MP

36.3MP

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

4fps

4fps

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
6.has AF tracking
Nikon D800
Sony Alpha 7R
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 D800
Sony Alpha 7R
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 D800
Sony Alpha 7R
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
4.Has timelapse function
Nikon D800
Sony Alpha 7R
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 D800
Sony Alpha 7R
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 D800
Sony Alpha 7R
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 D800
Sony Alpha 7R
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
2.has a microphone input
Nikon D800
Sony Alpha 7R
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
3.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Nikon D800
Sony Alpha 7R
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 D800
Sony Alpha 7R
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Nikon D800
Sony Alpha 7R
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.has a battery level indicator
Nikon D800
Sony Alpha 7R
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Features

1.noise

2853 ISO

2746 ISO

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

95

95

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
3.supports Wi-Fi
Nikon D800
Sony Alpha 7R
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
4.color depth

25.3bits

25.6bits

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

14.4Evs

14.1Evs

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 D800
Sony Alpha 7R
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.

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