Sony A99 II with Nikon D50 Comparison

Sony A99 II and Nikon D50 Main Features

  • September, 2016
  • July, 2005
  • 42 MP Full frame BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 6 MP APS-C CCD Sensor
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 200 - 1600 ISO
  • 5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • -
  • 3" Articulated Screen
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • Optical (pentamirror) Viewfinder
  • 2359k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • -
  • 12.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 3.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • -
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 143 x 104 x 76 mm, 849g.
  • 133 x 102 x 76 mm, 620g.
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Sony A99 II Scores


Imaging score
85
Features score
88
Value for money score
95
Portability score
70
Overall score
90

Nikon D50 Scores


Imaging score
46
Features score
35
Value for money score
61
Portability score
76
Overall score
43

Nikon D50 with Sony Alpha A99 II Overview


Let's compare Sony Alpha A99 II with Nikon D50. These models are included in the Semi-Pro DSLR cameras. Sony A99 II was released in 2016, and Nikon D50 in 2005. Alpha A99 II is newer, which is a plus. D50 11 years older. 11 years, this is a pretty big age difference.
The sensor resolution of Alpha A99 II is greater than that of D50. The difference of 36 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 (D50), 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 A99 II, the maximum ISO is greater by 24000. Alpha A99 II has image stabilization(5-axis Sensor-shift), D50 doesn’t, it is a big minus. Sony A99 II has a larger 3-inch Articulated screen, the other camera has a 2-inch Fixed screen.
Alpha A99 II has electronic viewfinder, and the D50 doesn’t have. Viewfinder Alpha A99 II has a higher resolution of 2359k dots, D50 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. Sony Alpha A99 II has 3.0 fps continuous shooting. Sony Alpha A99 II has 3.0 fps continuous shooting.

General Alpha A99 II D50
Brand Sony Nikon
Model Alpha A99 II D50
Announced September, 2016 July, 2005
Body Type Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Sony/Minolta Alpha Nikon F
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1 1.5
Number of Lenses 143 305
Macro Focus Range n/a n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3" 2"
Screen Type Articulated Fixed
Screen Resolution 1229k pixels 130k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder Resolution 2359
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.78 0.5
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 399 0
Number of Cross Focus Points 79
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 12.0 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 11.00
Flash Modes Off, auto, fill, slow sync, redeye reduction, rear sync, high-speed sync, wireless Front curtain, Rear curtain, Red-Eye, Slow, Red-Eye Slow
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Full frame APS-C
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor Dimensions 35.9 x 24 mm 23.7 x 15.6 mm
Sensor Area 861.6 mm² 369.7 mm²
Sensor Resolution 42 MP 6 MP
Max Image Resolution 7952 x 5304 3008 x 2000
Max Native ISO 25600 1600
Min Native ISO 100 200
Max Boosted ISO 102400 0
Min Boosted ISO 50 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160 None
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
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 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 490 shots 0 shots
Battery Type NP-FM500H lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Model EN-EL3
Physical
Weight 849 g 620 g
Physical Dimensions 143 x 104 x 76 mm 133 x 102 x 76 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC/MS Duo slots SD card
Storage Slots 2 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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