Nikon D850 with Sony A850 Comparison

Nikon D850 and Sony A850 Main Features

  • August, 2017
  • April, 2010
  • 46 MP Full frame BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 25 MP Full frame CMOS Sensor
  • 64 - 25600 ISO
  • 200 - 3200 ISO
  • -
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • 7.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 3.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • -
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 146 x 124 x 79 mm, 1015g.
  • 156 x 117 x 82 mm, 895g.
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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 A850 Scores


Imaging score
67
Features score
51
Value for money score
75
Portability score
64
Overall score
61

Sony Alpha DSLR-A850 with Nikon D850 Overview


Let's compare Nikon D850 with Sony Alpha DSLR-A850. These models are included in the Semi-Pro DSLR cameras. Nikon D850 was released in 2017, and Sony A850 in 2010. D850 is newer, which is a plus. Alpha DSLR-A850 7 years older. 7 years, this is a pretty big age difference.
The sensor resolution of D850 is greater than that of Alpha DSLR-A850. The difference of 21 MP is quite a lot. 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 DSLR-A850), 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. At Nikon D850, the maximum ISO is greater by 22400. Alpha DSLR-A850 has image stabilization(Sensor-shift), D850 doesn’t, it is a big minus. Both cameras feature a 3-inch tilting screen.
Both cameras have a optical (pentaprism) viewfinder. All viewfinders has no electronic viewfinderk dot resolution. Burst mode, also called continuous shooting mode, sports mode or continuous high speed mode, is a shooting mode in still cameras. Nikon D850 has 3.0 fps continuous shooting. Nikon D850 has 3.0 fps continuous shooting.

General D850 Alpha DSLR-A850
Brand Nikon Sony
Model D850 Alpha DSLR-A850
Announced August, 2017 April, 2010
Body Type Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Nikon F Sony/Minolta Alpha
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1 n/a
Number of Lenses 305 143
Macro Focus Range n/a n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3" 3"
Screen Type Tilting Fixed
Screen Resolution 2359k pixels 922k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 98%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.75 0.74
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 9
Number of Cross Focus Points 99 0
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 3.0 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 Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Curtain, Fill-in, Wireless
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Full frame Full frame
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS 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 25 MP
Max Image Resolution 8256 x 5504 6048 x 4032
Max Native ISO 25600 3200
Min Native ISO 64 200
Max Boosted ISO 102400 6400
Min Boosted ISO 32 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160 None
Video Formats MPEG-4
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 880 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Model EN-EL15a NP-FM500H
Physical
Weight 1015 g 895 g
Physical Dimensions 146 x 124 x 79 mm 156 x 117 x 82 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 Compact Flash (Type I or II), UDMA, Memory Stick Duo / Pro Duo
Storage Slots 2 2
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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