85points

Nikon D800E

96points

Sony Alpha a7 III

Nikon D800E
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Sony Alpha a7 III
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86 facts in comparison

Nikon D800E vs Sony Alpha a7 III

Nikon D800E
Sony Alpha a7 III
Nikon D800E
Sony Alpha a7 III
85
points
96
points

Why is Nikon D800E better than Sony Alpha a7 III?

  • Has an optical viewfinder
  • Has a built-in focus motor
  • Is dustproof and water resistant
  • Has timelapse function
  • Has a built-in HDR mode
  • Has a flash
  • Has GPS

Why is Sony Alpha a7 III better than Nikon D800E?

  • 642 more focus points
    693vs51
  • 2.5x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
    10fpsvs4fps
  • 25.21% lower noise at high ISO
    3730ISOvs2979ISO
  • 2x better video recording quality (main camera)
    2160 x 30fpsvs1080 x 30fps
  • 1 better image quality
    96vs95
  • Has WiFi
  • 250g lighter
    650gvs900g
  • Has built-in optical image stabilization

Top specs and features

Design

1.Weather sealed
Nikon D800E
Sony Alpha a7 III

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 a7 III

Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.

For example

Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ95

3.Has a built-in focus motor
Nikon D800E
Sony Alpha a7 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.Is dustproof and water resistant
Nikon D800E
Sony Alpha a7 III

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

5. 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

Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ95

100%

6.has an optical viewfinder
Nikon D800E
Sony Alpha a7 III

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.

Optics

1.has AF tracking
Nikon D800E
Sony Alpha a7 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.

2.focus points

51

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

3.sensor size

35.9 x 24mm

35.8 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

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.

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 a7 III

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

24MP

Best

Panono Camera

108MP

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 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 a7 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 timelapse function
Nikon D800E
Sony Alpha a7 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.

4.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Nikon D800E
Sony Alpha a7 III

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

5.has a 24p cinema mode
Nikon D800E
Sony Alpha a7 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 AVCHD format
Nikon D800E
Sony Alpha a7 III

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 a7 III

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 a7 III

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

3.number of microphones

2

2

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 a7 III

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

5.has stereo speakers
Nikon D800E
Sony Alpha a7 III

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

6.Has a zoom microphone
Nikon D800E
Sony Alpha a7 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.

For example

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II

Battery

1. longer battery life

900shots

610shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.

Best

Nikon D3x

4400shots

2.battery power

1900mAh

2280mAh

Best

Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless + 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6

4360mAh

3.has a removable battery
Nikon D800E
Sony Alpha a7 III

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

4.has a battery level indicator
Nikon D800E
Sony Alpha a7 III

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

5.has a rechargeable battery
Nikon D800E
Sony Alpha a7 III

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

6.wireless charging
Nikon D800E
Sony Alpha a7 III

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

For example

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

Features

1.image quality

95

96

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

Best

Nikon D850

100

2.noise

2979ISO

3730ISO

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

Best

Sony Alpha a7 III

3730ISO

3.color depth

25.6bits

25bits

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

14.7Evs

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 Alpha a7 III

The device can connect to WiFi.

6.has an external memory slot
Nikon D800E
Sony Alpha a7 III

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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