80points

Sony A6400

70points

Sony Alpha 7

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89 facts in comparison

Sony A6400 vs Sony Alpha 7

Sony A6400
Sony Alpha 7
80
points
Sony A6400
70
points
Sony Alpha 7

Why is Sony A6400 better than Sony Alpha 7?

  • 308 more focus points
    ?

    425vs117
  • 4x higher maximum light sensitivity
    ?

    102400 ISOvs25600 ISO
  • 2.2x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
    ?

    11fpsvs5fps
  • 70shots longer battery life
    ?

    410shotsvs340shots
  • Weather-sealed (splashproof)
    ?
  • 71g lighter
    403gvs474g
  • Has phase detection autofocus for videos
    ?
  • Has timelapse function
    ?

Why is Sony Alpha 7 better than Sony A6400?

  • 2.33x larger sensor
    ?

    35.8 x 23.9mmvs23.5 x 15.6mm
  • 0.41% more megapixels (main camera)
    24.3MPvs24.2MP
  • 1.57x lower noise at high ISO
    ?

    2248 ISOvs1431 ISO
  • 7 better image quality
    ?

    90vs83
  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
    ?
  • 3.33% better color depth
    ?

    24.8bitsvs24bits
  • 4.41% wider dynamic range
    ?

    14.2Evsvs13.6Evs
  • Has a remote control
    ?

Price comparison

Design

1.Weather-sealed (splashproof)
?

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

Sony A6400
Sony Alpha 7
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 Z50 + Nikon Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR

100%

100%

100%

3.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

Sony a7R IV

Sony A6400
Sony Alpha 7
4.Has a flip-out screen
?

Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.

Sony A6400
Sony Alpha 7
5.Is dustproof and water-resistant
?

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.

For example

Sony a6600 + Sony E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS

Sony A6400
Sony Alpha 7
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.

Sony A6400
Sony Alpha 7

Optics

1.focus points
?

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

425

117

2.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.

Sony A6400
Sony Alpha 7
3.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

23.5 x 15.6mm

35.8 x 23.9mm

4.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.

Best

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

1640000 ISO

102400 ISO

25600 ISO

5.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.

Sony A6400
Sony Alpha 7
6.Has phase detection autofocus for photos
?

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

Sony A6400
Sony Alpha 7

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)
?

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

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K

3456 x 50fps

2160 x 30fps

1080 x 60fps

2.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.

Sony A6400
Sony Alpha 7
3.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
?

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

Sony A6400
Sony Alpha 7
4.Has timelapse function
?

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.

Sony A6400
Sony Alpha 7
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.

Sony A6400
Sony Alpha 7
6.supports AVCHD format
?

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.

Sony A6400
Sony Alpha 7

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
?

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

Sony A6400
Sony Alpha 7
2.has a microphone input
?

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

Sony A6400
Sony Alpha 7
3.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
?

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

Sony A6400
Sony Alpha 7
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.

For example

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

Sony A6400
Sony Alpha 7
5.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.

For example

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II

Sony A6400
Sony Alpha 7

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

410shots

340shots

2.has a removable battery
?

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

Sony A6400
Sony Alpha 7
3.has a rechargeable battery
?

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Sony A6400
Sony Alpha 7
4.has a battery level indicator
?

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Sony A6400
Sony Alpha 7
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.

For example

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

Sony A6400
Sony Alpha 7

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

83

90

2.noise
?

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

1431 ISO

2248 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

24bits

24.8bits

4.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

13.6Evs

14.2Evs

5.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.

Sony A6400
Sony Alpha 7
6.Has Wi-Fi
?

The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Sony A6400
Sony Alpha 7

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