Nikon Z7 with Sony A7S Comparison

Nikon Z7 and Sony A7S Main Features

  • August, 2018
  • April, 2014
  • 46 MP Full frame BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 12 MP Full frame CMOS Sensor
  • 64 - 25600 ISO
  • 100 - 409600 ISO
  • 5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • -
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3690k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 2359k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 9.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 5.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 134 x 101 x 68 mm, 675g.
  • 127 x 94 x 48 mm, 489g.
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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 A7S Scores


Imaging score
81
Features score
77
Value for money score
88
Portability score
85
Overall score
84

Sony Alpha A7S with Nikon Z7 Overview


Let's compare Nikon Z7 with Sony Alpha A7S. These models are included in the Pro Mirrorless cameras. Nikon Z7 was released in 2018, and Sony A7S in 2014. Z7 is newer, which is a plus. Alpha A7S 4 years older. 4 years, this is a pretty big age difference.
The sensor resolution of Z7 is greater than that of Alpha A7S. The difference of 34 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 A7S), 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 A7S, the maximum ISO is greater by 384000. Z7 has image stabilization(5-axis Sensor-shift), Alpha A7S doesn’t, it is a big minus. Both cameras feature a 3-inch tilting screen.
Both cameras have a electronic viewfinder. Viewfinder Z7 has a higher resolution of 3690k dots, Alpha A7S has a resolution of 2359k 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 5.0 fps continuous shooting. Nikon Z7 has 5.0 fps continuous shooting.

General Z7 Alpha A7S
Brand Nikon Sony
Model Z7 Alpha A7S
Announced August, 2018 April, 2014
Body Type SLR-style mirrorless SLR-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Nikon Z Sony E
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1 1
Number of Lenses 15 116
Macro Focus Range n/a n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3" 3"
Screen Type Tilting Tilting
Screen Resolution 2100k pixels 1230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 3690
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.8 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 493 25
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 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 9.0 fps 5.0 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 no built-in flash
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 mm
Sensor Area 858.0 mm² 0.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 46 MP 12 MP
Max Image Resolution 8256 x 5504 4240 x 2832
Max Native ISO 25600 409600
Min Native ISO 64 100
Max Boosted ISO 102400 0
Min Boosted ISO 32 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC
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 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 330 shots 360 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Model NP-FW50
Physical
Weight 675 g 489 g
Physical Dimensions 134 x 101 x 68 mm 127 x 94 x 48 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type XQD card SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
Storage Slots 1 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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