Nikon D850 with Sony A99 II Comparison

Nikon D850 and Sony A99 II Main Features

  • August, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • 46 MP Full frame BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 42 MP Full frame BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 64 - 25600 ISO
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • -
  • 5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • 3" Articulated Screen
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • -
  • 2359k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 7.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 12.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 146 x 124 x 79 mm, 1015g.
  • 143 x 104 x 76 mm, 849g.
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Nikon D850 Scores


Imaging score
85
Features score
90
Value for money score
96
Portability score
62
Overall score
91

Sony A99 II Scores


Imaging score
85
Features score
88
Value for money score
95
Portability score
70
Overall score
90

Sony Alpha A99 II with Nikon D850 Overview


Let's compare Nikon D850 with Sony Alpha A99 II. These models are included in the Semi-Pro DSLR cameras. Nikon D850 was released in 2017, and Sony A99 II in 2016. D850 is newer, which is a plus. Alpha A99 II 1 years older. However 1 years, the difference is not so bad.
The sensor resolution of D850 is greater than that of Alpha A99 II. However, the difference of 4 MP is not very significant. The more megapixels the camera has, the more detailed and clear the picture will be. The number of megapixels will also affect the maximum size of the photos, which then can be printed without loss of quality.
At the second camera (Alpha A99 II), the minimum ISO value is lower, which gives more opportunities for shooting in daylight. A larger maximum ISO allows you to take good pictures in the dark. Alpha A99 II has image stabilization(5-axis Sensor-shift), D850 doesn’t, it is a big minus. Both cameras feature a 3-inch tilting screen.
D850 has optical (pentaprism) viewfinder, and the Alpha A99 II doesn’t have. Viewfinder Alpha A99 II has a higher resolution of 2359k dots, D850 has a resolution of no electronic viewfinderk dots. Burst mode, also called continuous shooting mode, sports mode or continuous high speed mode, is a shooting mode in still cameras. Nikon D850 has 12.0 fps continuous shooting. Nikon D850 has 12.0 fps continuous shooting.

General D850 Alpha A99 II
Brand Nikon Sony
Model D850 Alpha A99 II
Announced August, 2017 September, 2016
Body Type Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Nikon F Sony/Minolta Alpha
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1 1
Number of Lenses 305 143
Macro Focus Range n/a n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3" 3"
Screen Type Tilting Articulated
Screen Resolution 2359k pixels 1229k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism) Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.75 0.78
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 153 399
Number of Cross Focus Points 99 79
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 7.0 fps 12.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash no built-in flash
Flash Modes Front-curtain sync (normal), Rear-curtain sync, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction with slow sync, Slow sync Off, auto, fill, slow sync, redeye reduction, rear sync, high-speed sync, wireless
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Full frame Full frame
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 35.9 x 23.9 mm 35.9 x 24 mm
Sensor Area 858.0 mm² 861.6 mm²
Sensor Resolution 46 MP 42 MP
Max Image Resolution 8256 x 5504 7952 x 5304
Max Native ISO 25600 25600
Min Native ISO 64 100
Max Boosted ISO 102400 102400
Min Boosted ISO 32 50
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4 MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 1840 shots 490 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack NP-FM500H lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Model EN-EL15a
Physical
Weight 1015 g 849 g
Physical Dimensions 146 x 124 x 79 mm 143 x 104 x 76 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II supported) + XQD Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC/MS Duo slots
Storage Slots 2 2
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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