92points
66points

Nikon D850

88points
76points

Sony Alpha a7 III

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92 facts in comparison

Nikon D850 vs Sony Alpha a7 III

Nikon D850
Sony Alpha a7 III
92
points
Nikon D850
88
points
Sony Alpha a7 III

Why is Nikon D850 better than Sony Alpha a7 III?

  • 0.7% larger sensor
    ?

    35.9 x 23.9mmvs35.8 x 23.8mm
  • 1.9x more megapixels (main camera)
    45.7MPvs24MP
  • 1230shots longer battery life
    ?

    1840shotsvs610shots
  • 4 better image quality
    ?

    100vs96
  • Has a built-in focus motor
    ?
  • 5.6% better color depth
    ?

    26.4bitsvs25bits
  • Is dustproof and water-resistant
    ?
  • Has an optical viewfinder
    ?

Why is Sony Alpha a7 III better than Nikon D850?

  • 540 more focus points
    ?

    693vs153
  • 2x higher maximum light sensitivity
    ?

    204800 ISOvs102400 ISO
  • 42.86% faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
    ?

    10fpsvs7fps
  • 40.23% lower noise at high ISO
    ?

    3730 ISOvs2660 ISO
  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
    ?
  • 265g lighter
    650gvs915g
  • 8.57% more battery power
    2280mAhvs2100mAh
  • Has sensor shift stabilization
    ?

Price comparison

Nikon D850

Buy used:

$2,289.00

ProductStorePrice
Nikon D850 AmazonNikon D850 FX-format Digital SLR Camera ...Nikon D850 FX-format Digital SLR Camera Body
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$2,996.95
Nikon D850 AmazonNikon D850 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera ...Nikon D850 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera Body (Renewed)
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$2,328.99
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$2,996.95
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$2,799.95

Sony Alpha a7 III

ProductStorePrice
Sony Alpha a7 III AmazonSony a7 III ILCE7M3/B Full-Frame Mirrorl...Sony a7 III ILCE7M3/B Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera Optical with 3-Inch LCD, Black
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$1,998.00
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$1,998.00
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$2,198.00

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Design

1.Weather-sealed (splashproof)
?

The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes. Show more

Nikon D850
Sony Alpha a7 III
2.viewfinder coverage
?

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.

Best

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III

100%

100%

100%

3.Is dustproof and water-resistant
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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. Show more

Nikon D850
Sony Alpha a7 III
4.Has a built-in focus motor
?

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.

Nikon D850
Sony Alpha a7 III
5.Has a flip-out screen
?

Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.

Nikon D850
Sony Alpha a7 III
6.has an optical viewfinder
?

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

Nikon D850
Sony Alpha a7 III

Optics

1.focus points
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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

153

693

2.sensor size
?

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

Best

Polaroid Snap

81.2 x 25.4mm

35.9 x 23.9mm

35.8 x 23.8mm

3.has AF tracking
?

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.

Nikon D850
Sony Alpha a7 III
4.Has phase-detection autofocus for photos
?

Phase-detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images. Show more

Nikon D850
Sony Alpha a7 III
5.maximum light sensitivity
?

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. Show more

Best

Nikon D6

3280000 ISO

102400 ISO

204800 ISO

6.has built-in optical image stabilization
?

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. Show more

Nikon D850
Sony Alpha a7 III

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)
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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. Show more

Best

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III

2904 x 60fps

2160 x 30fps

2160 x 30fps

2.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
?

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp. Show more

Nikon D850
Sony Alpha a7 III
3.Has phase-detection autofocus for videos
?

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.

Nikon D850
Sony Alpha a7 III
4.Has timelapse function
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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. Show more

Nikon D850
Sony Alpha a7 III
5.has a 24p cinema mode
?

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

Nikon D850
Sony Alpha a7 III
6.Supports slow-motion video recording
Nikon D850
Sony Alpha a7 III

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
?

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

Nikon D850
Sony Alpha a7 III
2.has a microphone input
?

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

Nikon D850
Sony Alpha a7 III
3.number of microphones
?

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

Best

Fujifilm X-T4

2

1

2

4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
?

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

Nikon D850
Sony Alpha a7 III
5.has stereo speakers
?

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience. Show more

For example

Sony Alpha 7R III + Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T*

Nikon D850
Sony Alpha a7 III
6.Has a zoom microphone
?

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. Show more

For example

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II

Nikon D850
Sony Alpha a7 III

Battery

1.Battery life (CIPA)
?

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

Best

Nikon D3x

4400shots

1840shots

610shots

2.has a removable battery
?

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

Nikon D850
Sony Alpha a7 III
3.has a rechargeable battery
?

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Nikon D850
Sony Alpha a7 III
4.battery power
?

Best

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

4360mAh

2100mAh

2280mAh

5.has a battery level indicator
?

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Nikon D850
Sony Alpha a7 III
6.has wireless charging
?

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

For example

Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM

Nikon D850
Sony Alpha a7 III

Features

1.image quality
?

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

Best

Sony Alpha 7R III + Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T*

100

100

96

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

Best

Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS

3730 ISO

2660 ISO

3730 ISO

3.color depth
?

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

Best

HP Photosmart R927

42bits

26.4bits

25bits

4.has an external memory slot
?

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. Show more

Nikon D850
Sony Alpha a7 III
5.dynamic range
?

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 D850 + Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR

14.8Evs

14.8Evs

14.7Evs

6.supports Wi-Fi
?

The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Nikon D850
Sony Alpha a7 III

Price comparison

Nikon D850

Buy used:

$2,289.00

ProductStorePrice
Nikon D850 AmazonNikon D850 FX-format Digital SLR Camera ...Nikon D850 FX-format Digital SLR Camera Body
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$2,996.95
Nikon D850 AmazonNikon D850 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera ...Nikon D850 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera Body (Renewed)
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$2,328.99
Nikon D850 pricegrabberNikon D850 FX DSLR Body Only
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$2,996.95
Nikon D850 walmartNikon D850 DSLR Body Only with Nikon AF-...Nikon D850 DSLR Body Only with Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR Lens
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$2,799.95

Sony Alpha a7 III

ProductStorePrice
Sony Alpha a7 III AmazonSony a7 III ILCE7M3/B Full-Frame Mirrorl...Sony a7 III ILCE7M3/B Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera Optical with 3-Inch LCD, Black
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$1,998.00
Sony Alpha a7 III pricegrabberSony Alpha A7 III Full Frame Mirrorless ...Sony Alpha A7 III Full Frame Mirrorless Camera- Body Only
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$1,998.00
Sony Alpha a7 III walmartSony Alpha A7 III 4K Digital Camera + 28...Sony Alpha A7 III 4K Digital Camera + 28-70mm FE OSS Lens
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$2,198.00

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