75points
63points

Nikon Z6

88points
76points

Sony Alpha a7 III

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85 facts in comparison

Nikon Z6 vs Sony Alpha a7 III

Nikon Z6
Sony Alpha a7 III
75
points
Nikon Z6
88
points
Sony Alpha a7 III

Why is Nikon Z6 better than Sony Alpha a7 III?

  • 0.7% larger sensor
    ?

    35.9 x 23.9mmvs35.8 x 23.8mm
  • 2.08% more megapixels (main camera)
    24.5MPvs24MP
  • 20% faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
    ?

    12fpsvs10fps
  • Is dustproof and water-resistant
    ?
  • 1178.4k dots higher resolution (screen)
    ?

    2100k dotsvs921.6k dots
  • Supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
    ?
  • Has a flash
    ?
  • 6.67% bigger screen size
    ?

    3.2"vs3"

Why is Sony Alpha a7 III better than Nikon Z6?

  • 420 more focus points
    ?

    693vs273
  • 280shots longer battery life
    ?

    610shotsvs330shots
  • 25g lighter
    650gvs675g
  • Has phase-detection autofocus for videos
    ?
  • Has a two-stage shutter
    ?
  • Has a BSI sensor
    ?
  • Has dual card slots
    ?
  • 0.75% less body volume
    902.21cm³vs909.0225cm³

Price comparison

Nikon Z6

ProductStorePrice
Nikon Z6 AmazonNikon Z6 FX-Format Mirrorless Camera Bod...Nikon Z6 FX-Format Mirrorless Camera Body with Mount Adapter FTZ (Renewed)
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$1,648.23

Sony Alpha a7 III

ProductStorePrice
Sony Alpha a7 III AmazonSony a7 III Full-Frame Mirrorless Interc...Sony a7 III Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera Optical with 3-Inch LCD, Black (ILCE7M3/B)
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$1,798.00
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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$1,798.00
Sony Alpha a7 III aliexpressSony Alpha A7 III Mirrorless Digital Cam...Sony Alpha A7 III Mirrorless Digital Camera & FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS SEL2870 Lens Kit
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$2093.00

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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 Z6
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2. more 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 afterwards to get them looking perfect.

Best

Nikon D6

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 Z6
Sony Alpha a7 III
4.Has a flip-out screen
?

Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.

Nikon Z6
Sony Alpha a7 III
5.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.

For example

Nikon D6

Nikon Z6
Sony Alpha a7 III
6.Has a hot shoe
?

A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.

Nikon Z6
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

273

693

2.sensor size
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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 Z6
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 Z6
Sony Alpha a7 III
5.maximum light sensitivity
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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

204800 ISO

204800 ISO

6.has built-in optical image stabilization
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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 Z6
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
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When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp. Show more

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Sony Alpha a7 III
3.Has phase-detection autofocus for videos
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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 Z6
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 Z6
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 Z6
Sony Alpha a7 III
6.Supports slow-motion video recording
Nikon Z6
Sony Alpha a7 III

Audio

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

Nikon Z6
Sony Alpha a7 III
2.has a microphone input
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A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

Nikon Z6
Sony Alpha a7 III
3.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
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With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones. Show more

Nikon Z6
Sony Alpha a7 III
4.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 Z6
Sony Alpha a7 III
5.Has a zoom microphone
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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 Z6
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

330shots

610shots

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

Nikon Z6
Sony Alpha a7 III
3.has a rechargeable battery
?

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Nikon Z6
Sony Alpha a7 III
4.has a battery level indicator
?

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Nikon Z6
Sony Alpha a7 III
5.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 Z6
Sony Alpha a7 III

Features

1.has an external memory slot
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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 Z6
Sony Alpha a7 III
2.supports Wi-Fi
?

The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Nikon Z6
Sony Alpha a7 III
3.Has a remote control
?

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

Nikon Z6
Sony Alpha a7 III
4.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
?

Wi-Fi 4 (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.

Nikon Z6
Sony Alpha a7 III
5.has an accelerometer
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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.

Nikon Z6
Sony Alpha a7 III
6.has a HDMI output
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Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

Nikon Z6
Sony Alpha a7 III

Price comparison

Nikon Z6

ProductStorePrice
Nikon Z6 AmazonNikon Z6 FX-Format Mirrorless Camera Bod...Nikon Z6 FX-Format Mirrorless Camera Body with Mount Adapter FTZ (Renewed)
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$1,648.23

Sony Alpha a7 III

ProductStorePrice
Sony Alpha a7 III AmazonSony a7 III Full-Frame Mirrorless Interc...Sony a7 III Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera Optical with 3-Inch LCD, Black (ILCE7M3/B)
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$1,798.00
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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$1,798.00
Sony Alpha a7 III aliexpressSony Alpha A7 III Mirrorless Digital Cam...Sony Alpha A7 III Mirrorless Digital Camera & FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS SEL2870 Lens Kit
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$2093.00

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