85points

Nikon D800E

94points

Sony Alpha a6500

100points

Sony Alpha a9

Nikon D800E
Sony Alpha a6500
Comparison winner
Sony Alpha a9
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80 facts in comparison

Nikon D800E vs Sony Alpha a6500 vs Sony Alpha a9

Nikon D800E
Sony Alpha a6500
Sony Alpha a9
Nikon D800E
Sony Alpha a6500
Sony Alpha a9
85
points
94
points
100
points

Why is Nikon D800E better than Sony Alpha a6500 & Sony Alpha a9?

  • Has an optical viewfinder
  • Is dustproof and water resistant
  • Has timelapse function
  • Has GPS

Why is Sony Alpha a6500 better than Nikon D800E & Sony Alpha a9?

  • Weight
    453gvs900,673g
  • Volume
    427.89cm³vs1438.3675830000002,764.29332cm³
  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Width
    120mmvs144.78,126.9mm
  • Height
    66.9mmvs121.9,95.6mm
  • Thickness
    53.3mmvs81.5,63mm

Why is Sony Alpha a9 better than Nikon D800E & Sony Alpha a6500?

  • Focus points
    693vs51,425
  • Maximum light sensitivity
    204800 ISOvs25600,51200 ISO
  • Continuous shooting at high resolution
    20fpsvs4,11fps
  • higher resolution (screen)
    1440k dotsvs921,921.6k dots
  • Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Has a silent focus motor built into the lens
  • Has a tilting viewfinder
  • Has a pistol grip

Top specs and features

Design

1.Weather sealed
Nikon D800E
Sony Alpha a6500
Sony Alpha a9

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

2.Has a flip-out screen
Nikon D800E
Sony Alpha a6500
Sony Alpha a9

Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.

For example

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1

3.Is dustproof and water resistant
Nikon D800E
Sony Alpha a6500
Sony Alpha a9

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

4.Has a built-in focus motor
Nikon D800E
Sony Alpha a6500
Sony Alpha a9

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.

5.has an optical viewfinder
Nikon D800E
Sony Alpha a6500
Sony Alpha a9

An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.

6. more viewfinder coverage

100%

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

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1

100%

Optics

1.focus points

51

425

693

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

35.6 x 23.8mm

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 Alpha a6500
Sony Alpha a9

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.maximum light sensitivity

25600 ISO

51200 ISO

204800 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

5.has built-in optical image stabilization
Nikon D800E
Sony Alpha a6500
Sony Alpha a9

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

6.megapixels

36.3MP

24.2MP

24.2MP

Best

Panono Camera

108MP

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 30fps

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.

Best

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1

2160 x 60fps

2.Has phase detection autofocus for videos
Nikon D800E
Sony Alpha a6500
Sony Alpha a9

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 Alpha a6500
Sony Alpha a9

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 Alpha a6500
Sony Alpha a9

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

5.has a 24p cinema mode
Nikon D800E
Sony Alpha a6500
Sony Alpha a9

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 D800E
Sony Alpha a6500
Sony Alpha a9

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 D800E
Sony Alpha a6500
Sony Alpha a9

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

2.has a microphone in
Nikon D800E
Sony Alpha a6500
Sony Alpha a9

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

3.number of microphones

2

2

1

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

Best

Nikon Coolpix B600

2

4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Nikon D800E
Sony Alpha a6500
Sony Alpha a9

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

5.has stereo speakers
Nikon D800E
Sony Alpha a6500
Sony Alpha a9

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

Battery

1. longer battery life

900shots

350shots

650shots

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 Alpha a6500
Sony Alpha a9

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

3.has a battery level indicator
Nikon D800E
Sony Alpha a6500
Sony Alpha a9

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

4.has a rechargeable battery
Nikon D800E
Sony Alpha a6500
Sony Alpha a9

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

5.wireless charging
Nikon D800E
Sony Alpha a6500
Sony Alpha a9

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

Features

1.Has WiFi
Nikon D800E
Sony Alpha a6500
Sony Alpha a9

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.has an external memory slot
Nikon D800E
Sony Alpha a6500
Sony Alpha a9

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.

3.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Nikon D800E
Sony Alpha a6500
Sony Alpha a9

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.

4.can be controlled remotely
Nikon D800E
Sony Alpha a6500
Sony Alpha a9

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

5.has an accelerometer
Nikon D800E
Sony Alpha a6500
Sony Alpha a9

An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

6.Has dual card slots
Nikon D800E
Sony Alpha a6500
Sony Alpha a9

It has two memory card slots, allowing you to store more photos without switching cards. This is particularly useful on long shoots when you need more space.

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