84points

Nikon D800E

71points

Sony A6000

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Nikon D800E vs Sony A6000

Nikon D800E
Sony A6000
Nikon D800E
Sony A6000

Why is Nikon D800E better than Sony A6000?

  • 50% faster maximum shutter speed
    1/8000svs0.00025s
  • Has phase detection autofocus for videos
  • Has a stereo microphone
  • Weather sealed
  • Has an optical viewfinder
  • Is dustproof and water resistant
  • Has timelapse function
  • Has a built-in HDR mode

Why is Sony A6000 better than Nikon D800E?

  • 128 more focus points
    179vs51
  • 2.75x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
    11fpsvs4fps
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • 2x better video recording quality (main camera)
    1080 x 60fpsvs1080 x 30fps
  • Has WiFi
  • 10.86% higher pixel density
    490ppivs442ppi
  • 74.78% less body volume
    361.8cm³vs1438.3675830000002cm³
  • Has 802.11n WiFi connection

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Design

1.has a flip-out screen
Nikon D800E
Sony A6000

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.

2.pixel density

442ppi

490ppi

Best

Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7

2160ppi

3.resolution

1176 x 784px

1280 x 720px

Best

Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7

5184 x 3888px

4.Weather sealed
Nikon D800E
Sony A6000

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

5.Is dustproof and water resistant
Nikon D800E
Sony A6000

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

51

179

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.has AF tracking
Nikon D800E
Sony A6000

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.

4.megapixels

36.3MP

24.3MP

Best

Panono Camera

108MP

5.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.

Best

Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

1640000 ISO

6.Has phase detection autofocus for photos
Nikon D800E
Sony A6000

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.

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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 D800E
Sony A6000

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 D800E
Sony A6000

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 D800E
Sony A6000

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

5.supports AVCHD format
Nikon D800E
Sony A6000

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 D800E
Sony A6000

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 D800E
Sony A6000

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

2.has a microphone in
Nikon D800E
Sony A6000

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

For example

Canon EOS 200D

3.number of microphones

2

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Canon EOS 200D

2

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Battery

1. longer battery life

900shots

420shots

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 D800E
Sony A6000

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

3.has a rechargeable battery
Nikon D800E
Sony A6000

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

4.has a battery level indicator
Nikon D800E
Sony A6000

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

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Features

1.noise

2979ISO

1347ISO

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

Best

Sony Alpha a7 III

3730ISO

2.image quality

95

82

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

Best

Nikon D850

100

3.color depth

25.6bits

24.1bits

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

Best

HP Photosmart R927

42bits

4.dynamic range

14.3Evs

13.1Evs

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.

Best

Nikon D810A

14.8Evs

5.Has WiFi
Nikon D800E
Sony A6000

The device can connect to WiFi.

6.has an external memory slot
Nikon D800E
Sony A6000

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.

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