Sony A7R IV with Nikon Z7 Comparison

Sony A7R IV and Nikon Z7 Main Features

  • July, 2019
  • August, 2018
  • 61 MP Full frame BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 46 MP Full frame BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 32000 ISO
  • 64 - 25600 ISO
  • 5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 5760k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 3690k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 10.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 9.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 129 x 96 x 78 mm, 665g.
  • 134 x 101 x 68 mm, 675g.
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Sony A7R IV Scores


Imaging score
95
Features score
92
Value for money score
89
Portability score
76
Overall score
98

Nikon Z7 Scores


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

Nikon Z7 with Sony Alpha A7R IV Overview


Let's compare Sony Alpha A7R IV with Nikon Z7. These models are included in the Pro Mirrorless cameras. Sony A7R IV was released in 2019, and Nikon Z7 in 2018. Alpha A7R IV is newer, which is a plus. Z7 1 years older. However 1 years, the difference is not so bad.
The sensor resolution of Alpha A7R IV is greater than that of Z7. The difference of 15 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 first camera (Alpha A7R IV), 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 A7R IV, 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 Alpha A7R IV has a higher resolution of 5760k 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. Sony Alpha A7R IV has 9.0 fps continuous shooting. Sony Alpha A7R IV has 9.0 fps continuous shooting.

General Alpha A7R IV Z7
Brand Sony Nikon
Model Alpha A7R IV Z7
Announced July, 2019 August, 2018
Body Type SLR-style mirrorless SLR-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Sony E Nikon Z
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1 1
Number of Lenses 116 15
Macro Focus Range n/a n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3" 3"
Screen Type Tilting Tilting
Screen Resolution 1440k pixels 2100k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 5760
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.78 0.8
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 567 493
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 10.0 fps 9.0 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 Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction, Wireless, Hi-speed sync. Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, off
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 mm 35.9 x 23.9 mm
Sensor Area 0.0 mm² 858.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 61 MP 46 MP
Max Image Resolution 9504 x 6336 8256 x 5504
Max Native ISO 32000 25600
Min Native ISO 100 64
Max Boosted ISO 102800 102400
Min Boosted ISO 50 32
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, XAVC S, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
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 3.1 Gen 1(5 GBit/sec) Yes
Battery
Battery Life 670 shots 330 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Model NP-FZ100
Physical
Weight 665 g 675 g
Physical Dimensions 129 x 96 x 78 mm 134 x 101 x 68 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II compatible) XQD card
Storage Slots 2 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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