vs
Sony A7
Nikon D3
Top 22%1,935 points
Top 22%
Top 34%1,639 points
Top 34%
Sony A7
Nikon D3
Top specs and features

Sony A7 vs Nikon D3: 67 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

1.89x more megapixels (main camera).
24.3MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
12.87MP

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
35.8 x 23.9mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 25.4mm
23.9 x 36mm

3. 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.
117
Sony Alpha a7 III: 693
51

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
5fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
9fps

5. noise

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
2248ISO
Sony Alpha a7 III: 3730ISO
2290ISO

6. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Sony A7
Nikon D3
27% have it

7. 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.
25600 ISO
Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR: 1640000 ISO
25600 ISO

8. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
340shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
4300shots

9. image quality

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
90
Sony Alpha 7R II: 98
81

10. weight

766g lighter.
474g
HTC Re: 65.5g
1.24kg

11. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Sony A7
Nikon D3
38% have it

12. color depth

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
24.8bits
HP Photosmart R927: 42bits
23.5bits

13. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
1/8000s
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV: 1/32000s
1/8000s

14. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Sony A7
Nikon D3
50% have it

15. Has phase detection autofocus for photos

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.
Sony A7
Nikon D3
31% have it

16. 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.
14.2Evs
Nikon D810A: 14.8Evs
12.2Evs

17. 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 A7
Nikon D3
46% have it

18. 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 A7
Nikon D3
72% have it

19. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Sony A7
Nikon D3
25% have it

20. 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 A7
Nikon D3
26% have it

21. Weather sealed

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
Sony A7
Nikon D3
20% have it

22. width

32.5mm narrower.
127mm
DxO One: 26.2mm
159.5mm

23. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
1230k dots
Fujifilm X-T1 + XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS: 1040000k dots
922k dots

24. volume

73.85% less body volume.
573.02cm³
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 0cm³
2191.13cm³

25. has a touch screen

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
Sony A7
Nikon D3
24% have it

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