68points

Sony Alpha 7

91points

Sony Alpha a9

Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha a9
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Sony Alpha 7 vs Sony Alpha a9

Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha a9
68
points
Sony Alpha 7
91
points
Sony Alpha a9

Why is Sony Alpha 7 better than Sony Alpha a9?

  • 0.98% larger sensor
    ?

    35.8 x 23.9mmvs35.6 x 23.8mm
  • 0.41% more megapixels (main camera)
    24.3MPvs24.2MP
  • Has a flip-out screen
    ?
  • 199g lighter
    474gvs673g
  • 6.77% wider dynamic range
    ?

    14.2Evsvs13.3Evs
  • Can create panoramas in-camera
    ?
  • 25.03% less body volume
    573.02cm³vs764.29332cm³
  • 1.6mm shorter
    94mmvs95.6mm

Why is Sony Alpha a9 better than Sony Alpha 7?

  • 576 more focus points
    ?

    693vs117
  • 8x higher maximum light sensitivity
    ?

    204800 ISOvs25600 ISO
  • 310shots longer battery life
    ?

    650shotsvs340shots
  • 4x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
    ?

    20fpsvs5fps
  • 1.56x lower noise at high ISO
    ?

    3517 ISOvs2248 ISO
  • Weather-sealed (splashproof)
    ?
  • 2 better image quality
    ?

    92vs90
  • Has a built-in focus motor
    ?

Price comparison

Sony Alpha 7

Buy used:

$849.99

ProductStorePrice
Sony Alpha 7 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 7 AmazonSony Alpha a7II Mirrorless Digital Camer...Sony Alpha a7II Mirrorless Digital Camera - Body Only
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$898.00
Sony Alpha 7 AmazonSony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Came...Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera 24.3MP SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD (Black) w/16-50mm Power Zoom Lens
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$448.00
Sony Alpha 7 AmazonSony a7III Full Frame Mirrorless Camera ...Sony a7III Full Frame Mirrorless Camera with FE 28-70 mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Lens ILCE-7M3K/B Bundle with Telephoto and Wide-Angle Lens Set, 2X 64GB Memory Cards, Deco Gear Bag and Accessories (26 Items)
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$2,049.00
Sony Alpha 7 AmazonSony a7R III Mirrorless Camera: 42.4MP F...Sony a7R III Mirrorless Camera: 42.4MP Full Frame High Resolution Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with Front End LSI Image Processor, 4K HDR Video and 3" LCD Screen - ILCE7RM3/B Body
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$2,498.00
Sony Alpha 7 AmazonSony α7R IV Full-frame Mirrorless Interc...Sony α7R IV Full-frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera (ILCE7RM4/B)
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$3,498.00
Sony Alpha 7 AmazonSony Alpha A7 II Digital Camera & 28-70m...Sony Alpha A7 II Digital Camera & 28-70mm FE OSS Lens with 64GB Card + Backpack + Battery + Tripod + Tele/Wide Lens Kit
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$1,028.00
Sony Alpha 7 AmazonSony a7 II Full-Frame Alpha Mirrorless D...Sony a7 II Full-Frame Alpha Mirrorless Digital Camera a7II ILCE-7M2/K with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Lens Kit and Deco Gear Professional Photo Video Camera Case 2X Extra Battery Power Editing Bundle
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$1,049.00
Sony Alpha 7 AmazonSony a7R II Full-Frame Mirrorless Interc...Sony a7R II Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera, Body Only (Black) (ILCE7RM2/B)
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$1,398.00

Sony Alpha a9

ProductStorePrice
Sony Alpha a9 AmazonSony a9 Full Frame Mirrorless Interchang...Sony a9 Full Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera (Body Only) (ILCE9/B)
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$3,498.00

Design

1.Weather-sealed (splashproof)
?

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

Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha a9
2.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.

Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha a9
3.Has a flip-out screen
?

Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.

Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha a9
4. 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

Leica SL2

100%

100%

100%

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. Show more

For example

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

Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha a9
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 Alpha 7
Sony Alpha a9

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

117

693

2.has AF tracking
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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 Alpha 7
Sony Alpha a9
3.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

35.8 x 23.9mm

35.6 x 23.8mm

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

25600 ISO

204800 ISO

5.Has phase detection autofocus for photos
?

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

Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha a9
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

Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha a9

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. Show more

Best

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K

3456 x 50fps

1080 x 60fps

2160 x 30fps

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 Alpha 7
Sony Alpha a9
3.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
?

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp. Show more

Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha a9
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. Show more

Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha a9
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 Alpha 7
Sony Alpha a9
6.Supports slow-motion video recording
Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha a9

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
?

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

Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha a9
2.has a microphone input
?

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

Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha a9
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. Show more

Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha a9
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*

Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha a9
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. Show more

For example

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II

Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha a9

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

340shots

650shots

2.has a removable battery
?

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

Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha a9
3.has a rechargeable battery
?

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha a9
4.has a battery level indicator
?

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha a9
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

Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha a9

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

90

92

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

2248 ISO

3517 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

24.8bits

24.9bits

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

14.2Evs

13.3Evs

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. Show more

Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha a9
6.Has Wi-Fi
?

The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha a9

Price comparison

Sony Alpha 7

Buy used:

$849.99

ProductStorePrice
Sony Alpha 7 AmazonSony a7 III Full-Frame Mirrorless Interc...Sony a7 III Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera Optical with 3-Inch LCD, Black (ILCE7M3/B)
Amazon logo
$1,798.00
Sony Alpha 7 AmazonSony Alpha a7II Mirrorless Digital Camer...Sony Alpha a7II Mirrorless Digital Camera - Body Only
Amazon logo
$898.00
Sony Alpha 7 AmazonSony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Came...Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera 24.3MP SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD (Black) w/16-50mm Power Zoom Lens
Amazon logo
$448.00
Sony Alpha 7 AmazonSony a7III Full Frame Mirrorless Camera ...Sony a7III Full Frame Mirrorless Camera with FE 28-70 mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Lens ILCE-7M3K/B Bundle with Telephoto and Wide-Angle Lens Set, 2X 64GB Memory Cards, Deco Gear Bag and Accessories (26 Items)
Amazon logo
$2,049.00
Sony Alpha 7 AmazonSony a7R III Mirrorless Camera: 42.4MP F...Sony a7R III Mirrorless Camera: 42.4MP Full Frame High Resolution Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with Front End LSI Image Processor, 4K HDR Video and 3" LCD Screen - ILCE7RM3/B Body
Amazon logo
$2,498.00
Sony Alpha 7 AmazonSony α7R IV Full-frame Mirrorless Interc...Sony α7R IV Full-frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera (ILCE7RM4/B)
Amazon logo
$3,498.00
Sony Alpha 7 AmazonSony Alpha A7 II Digital Camera & 28-70m...Sony Alpha A7 II Digital Camera & 28-70mm FE OSS Lens with 64GB Card + Backpack + Battery + Tripod + Tele/Wide Lens Kit
Amazon logo
$1,028.00
Sony Alpha 7 AmazonSony a7 II Full-Frame Alpha Mirrorless D...Sony a7 II Full-Frame Alpha Mirrorless Digital Camera a7II ILCE-7M2/K with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Lens Kit and Deco Gear Professional Photo Video Camera Case 2X Extra Battery Power Editing Bundle
Amazon logo
$1,049.00
Sony Alpha 7 AmazonSony a7R II Full-Frame Mirrorless Interc...Sony a7R II Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera, Body Only (Black) (ILCE7RM2/B)
Amazon logo
$1,398.00

Sony Alpha a9

ProductStorePrice
Sony Alpha a9 AmazonSony a9 Full Frame Mirrorless Interchang...Sony a9 Full Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera (Body Only) (ILCE9/B)
Amazon logo
$3,498.00

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