Nikon D850 with Sony A99 Comparison

Nikon D850 and Sony A99 Main Features

  • August, 2017
  • December, 2012
  • 46 MP Full frame BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 24 MP Full frame CMOS Sensor
  • 64 - 25600 ISO
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • -
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • 3" Articulated Screen
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • -
  • 2359k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 7.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 10.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • -
  • Built-In GPS
  • 146 x 124 x 79 mm, 1015g.
  • 147 x 111 x 78 mm, 812g.
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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 Scores


Imaging score
71
Features score
80
Value for money score
88
Portability score
69
Overall score
79

Sony SLT-A99 with Nikon D850 Overview


Let's compare Nikon D850 with Sony SLT-A99. These models are included in the Semi-Pro DSLR cameras. Nikon D850 was released in 2017, and Sony A99 in 2012. D850 is newer, which is a plus. SLT-A99 5 years older. 5 years, this is a pretty big age difference.
The sensor resolution of D850 is greater than that of SLT-A99. The difference of 22 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 (SLT-A99), 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. SLT-A99 has image stabilization(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 SLT-A99 doesn’t have. Viewfinder SLT-A99 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 10.0 fps continuous shooting. Nikon D850 has 10.0 fps continuous shooting.

General D850 SLT-A99
Brand Nikon Sony
Model D850 SLT-A99
Announced August, 2017 December, 2012
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 0.71
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 19
Number of Cross Focus Points 99 11
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 10.0 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, High Speed Sync, Rear Curtain, Fill-in, 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 CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 35.9 x 23.9 mm 35.8 x 23.8 mm
Sensor Area 858.0 mm² 852.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 46 MP 24 MP
Max Image Resolution 8256 x 5504 6000 x 4000
Max Native ISO 25600 25600
Min Native ISO 64 100
Max Boosted ISO 102400 0
Min Boosted ISO 32 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4 MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None Built-In
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 500 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Model EN-EL15a NP-FM500H
Physical
Weight 1015 g 812 g
Physical Dimensions 146 x 124 x 79 mm 147 x 111 x 78 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 Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo; SD, SDHC and SDXC
Storage Slots 2 2
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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