Sony A99 II with Nikon D850 Comparison

Sony A99 II and Nikon D850 Main Features

  • September, 2016
  • August, 2017
  • 42 MP Full frame BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 46 MP Full frame BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 64 - 25600 ISO
  • 5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • -
  • 3" Articulated Screen
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • 2359k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • -
  • 12.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 7.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 143 x 104 x 76 mm, 849g.
  • 146 x 124 x 79 mm, 1015g.
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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 D850 Scores


Imaging score
85
Features score
90
Value for money score
96
Portability score
62
Overall score
91

Nikon D850 with Sony Alpha A99 II Overview


Let's compare Sony Alpha A99 II with Nikon D850. These models are included in the Semi-Pro DSLR cameras. Sony A99 II was released in 2016, and Nikon D850 in 2017. D850 is newer, which is a plus. Alpha A99 II 1 years older.
The sensor resolution of Alpha A99 II is greater than that of D850. 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 first camera (Alpha A99 II), 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. Alpha A99 II has image stabilization(5-axis Sensor-shift), D850 doesn’t, it is a big minus. Both cameras feature a 3-inch articulated screen.
Alpha A99 II has electronic viewfinder, and the D850 doesn’t have. Viewfinder Alpha A99 II 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. Sony Alpha A99 II has 7.0 fps continuous shooting. Sony Alpha A99 II has 7.0 fps continuous shooting.

General Alpha A99 II D850
Brand Sony Nikon
Model Alpha A99 II D850
Announced September, 2016 August, 2017
Body Type Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Sony/Minolta Alpha Nikon F
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1 1
Number of Lenses 143 305
Macro Focus Range n/a n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3" 3"
Screen Type Articulated Tilting
Screen Resolution 1229k pixels 2359k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Resolution 2359
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.78 0.75
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 399 153
Number of Cross Focus Points 79 99
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 12.0 fps 7.0 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 Off, auto, fill, slow sync, redeye reduction, rear sync, high-speed sync, wireless Front-curtain sync (normal), Rear-curtain sync, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction with slow sync, Slow sync
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 35.9 x 24 mm 35.9 x 23.9 mm
Sensor Area 861.6 mm² 858.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 42 MP 46 MP
Max Image Resolution 7952 x 5304 8256 x 5504
Max Native ISO 25600 25600
Min Native ISO 100 64
Max Boosted ISO 102400 102400
Min Boosted ISO 50 32
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S MPEG-4
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 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 490 shots 1840 shots
Battery Type NP-FM500H lithium-ion battery & charger Battery Pack
Battery Model EN-EL15a
Physical
Weight 849 g 1015 g
Physical Dimensions 143 x 104 x 76 mm 146 x 124 x 79 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/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II supported) + XQD
Storage Slots 2 2
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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