Nikon Z7 with Sony A1 Comparison

Nikon Z7 and Sony A1 Main Features

  • August, 2018
  • January, 2021
  • 46 MP Full frame BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 50 MP Full frame BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 64 - 25600 ISO
  • 100 - 32000 ISO
  • 5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3690k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 9437k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 9.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 30.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • 4K 7680 x 4320 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 134 x 101 x 68 mm, 675g.
  • 129 x 97 x 70 mm, 737g.
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Nikon Z7 Scores


Imaging score
86
Features score
97
Value for money score
99
Portability score
76
Overall score
98

Sony A1 Scores


Imaging score
90
Features score
96
Value for money score
90
Portability score
75
Overall score
96

Sony A1 with Nikon Z7 Overview


Let's compare Nikon Z7 with Sony A1. These models are included in the Pro Mirrorless cameras. Nikon Z7 was released in 2018, and Sony A1 in 2021. A1 is newer, which is a plus. Z7 3 years older.
The sensor resolution of Z7 is greater than that of A1. 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 (A1), 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 Sony A1, the maximum ISO is greater by 6400. Both cameras have 5-axis Sensor-shift image stabilization. Both cameras feature a 3-inch tilting screen.
Both cameras have a electronic viewfinder. Viewfinder A1 has a higher resolution of 9437k dots, Z7 has a resolution of 3690k dots. Burst mode, also called continuous shooting mode, sports mode or continuous high speed mode, is a shooting mode in still cameras. Nikon Z7 has 30.0 fps continuous shooting. Nikon Z7 has 30.0 fps continuous shooting.

General Z7 A1
Brand Nikon Sony
Model Z7 A1
Announced August, 2018 January, 2021
Body Type SLR-style mirrorless SLR-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Nikon Z Sony E
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1 1x
Number of Lenses 15 146
Macro Focus Range n/a n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3" 3"
Screen Type Tilting Tilting
Screen Resolution 2100k pixels 1,440kk pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 3690
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100%%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.8 0.9
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 493 759
Number of Cross Focus Points 0 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec 1/ sec
Continuous Shooting 9.0 fps 30.0 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, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, off Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction, Wireless, Hi-speed sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV ± EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Full frame Full frame
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 35.9 x 23.9 mm mm
Sensor Area 858.0 mm² 0.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 46 MP 50 MP
Max Image Resolution 8256 x 5504 8640 x 5760
Max Native ISO 25600 32000
Min Native ISO 64 100
Max Boosted ISO 102400 102400
Min Boosted ISO 32 50
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160 7680 x 4320
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264 XAVC S, XAVC HS, H.264, H.265
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 Yes USB
Battery
Battery Life 330 shots 530 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Model NP-FZ100
Physical
Weight 675 g 737 g
Physical Dimensions 134 x 101 x 68 mm 129 x 97 x 70 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type XQD card Dual SD/CFexpress Type A slots (UHS-II supported)
Storage Slots 1 2
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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