Nikon D7200 vs Sony Alpha A99

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Nikon D7200
Sony Alpha A99

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Reasons For

10 Reasons For
Longer maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon D7200 is a 210mmmm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 105mm longer than the Sony Alpha A99 (105mmmm).
A lot shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Nikon D7200 has a minimum focal length of 27mmmm, however the Sony Alpha A99 is a 36mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (9mm longer).
0.2" larger screen size Edit
The Nikon D7200 is a 3.2"" screen digital camera, whereas the Sony Alpha A99 is only a 3"" screen digital camera (0.2" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

25% higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Nikon D7200 has a lens magnification ratio of 0.94xx, however the Sony Alpha A99 is only a 0.71xx lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.23x lower). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

Lighter Edit
The Nikon D7200 is a 675gg digital camera. That's 58g lighter than the Sony Alpha A99 (733gg). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Two times lighter lens weight Edit
The Nikon D7200 is a 420gg lens weight digital camera. That's 535g lighter than the Sony Alpha A99 (955gg).
10% smaller lens diameter Edit
The Nikon D7200 is a 76mmmm lens diameter digital camera. That's 7mm smaller than the Sony Alpha A99 (83mmmm).
$1,904 cheaper
The Nikon D7200 costs $1,904.04 less than the Sony Alpha A99.
Three more awards
The Nikon D7200 has 13 awards, whereas the Sony Alpha A99 has 10 awards.
User reviews are marginally better
The Nikon D7200 has an average user review score of 94% based on 104 reviews, however the Sony Alpha A99 has an average rating of 93% (based on 68 reviews).
3 Reasons For
A bit higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A99 has a megapixel count of 24.3MPMP, however the Nikon D7200 is only a 24.2MPMP digital camera (0.1MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

26% smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Sony Alpha A99 is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.7 smaller than the Nikon D7200 (2.8).
Four hundred and ninety-nine more shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony Alpha A99 is a digital camera that takes 500 shots shots per battery charge, whereas the Nikon D7200 only takes 1,110 shots shot per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
A little lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D7200 has a megapixel count of 24.2MPMP, whereas the Sony Alpha A99 is a 24.3MPMP digital camera (0.1MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

21% larger minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon D7200 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.7 larger than the Sony Alpha A99 (2.8).
Four hundred and ninety-nine less shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Nikon D7200 is 1,110 shots, but the Sony Alpha A99 only takes 500 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

12 Reasons Against
105mm shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Sony Alpha A99 is a 105mmmm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 105mm shorter than the Nikon D7200 (105mmmm).
Longer minimum focal length Edit
The Sony Alpha A99 has a minimum focal length of 36mmmm, but the Nikon D7200 is a 27mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (9mm shorter).
0.2" smaller screen size Edit
The Sony Alpha A99 has a screen size of 3"", however the Nikon D7200 is a 3.2"" screen digital camera (0.2" larger). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

0.23x lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Sony Alpha A99 has a lens magnification ratio of 0.71xx, but the Nikon D7200 is a 0.94xx lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.23x higher). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

Heavier Edit
The Sony Alpha A99 is a 733gg digital camera. That's 58g heavier than the Nikon D7200 (733gg). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Heavier lens weight Edit
The Sony Alpha A99 is a 955gg lens weight digital camera. That's 535g heavier than the Nikon D7200 (955gg).
9% bigger lens diameter Edit
The Sony Alpha A99 is an 83mmmm lens diameter digital camera. That's 7mm bigger than the Nikon D7200 (83mmmm).
$1,904 more expensive
The Sony Alpha A99 is more expensive than the Nikon D7200 by $1,904.04.
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One month older
The Sony Alpha A99 is older than the Nikon D7200 by one month.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Sony Alpha A99 has received 10 awards, the Nikon D7200 has received 13 awards.
Slightly Lower user review Score
The Sony Alpha A99 has an average user rating of 93%, but the Nikon D7200 has an average user rating of 94% (based on 104 reviews).

Awards

13 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
Digital Versus: 5 Star
digitalone.com.sg: Editor's Choice
DP Review: Silver
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended 6 star
lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 6 Star
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
Pocket Lint: Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
tomsguide.com: Editor's Choice
10 Awards
Akam.no: Recommended
DP Review: Gold
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Imaging Resource.com: Dave's Pick
kamerabild.se: Top Class
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
log.com.tr: Editor's Choice
lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 6 Star
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

22 months Ago 23 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
24.2MP 24.3MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 4496 x 3000
 6000 x 3376
 3936 x 2624
 3936 x 2216
 2640 x 1760
 2640 x 1488
 1728 x 1152
 6000 x 4000
 4496 x 3000
 6000 x 3376
 3936 x 2624
 3936 x 2216
 2640 x 1760
 2640 x 1488
 1728 x 1152
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
23.5 x 15.6 35.8 x 23.9
Total Megapixel Count
24.72MP 24.7MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 DX
 DX
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
BEST
 16:9

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5.8x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Maximum Aperture
22 22
Minimum Aperture
3.5 2.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
210mm
BEST
105mm
Minimum Focal Length
27mm
BEST
36mm
Focal Length Range
18 - 105 24 - 70
Lens
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Structure
15/11 17/13
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Sony A
 Nikon F
 Sony A
Aspheric Element
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diaphragm Blades
7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
67mm 77mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 selective
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Selective Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 selective
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Selective Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
Auto Focus Point
51 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 100
 25600
 25
 100
 25600
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600 25,600
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Pre-flash
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Pre-flash
Flash Sync-Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Recharging Time
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
Flash Metering Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data Wireless triggering,With synchro cord

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 960
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 1024
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 960
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 1024
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x424@30fps
 640x424@25fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x424@30fps
 640x424@25fps
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
Memory Slot
2 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3.2"
BEST
3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Display Resolution
1,228,800 pixels 1,228,800 pixels

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.94x
BEST
0.71x
Viewfinder
 Optical
 Electronic
 Optical
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

USB Connector Type
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB B
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Direct sunlight
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Direct sunlight
 Daylight
 Custom modes
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Sepia
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Sepia
Self-Timer
2,5,10,20 2,10
Image Editing Mode
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Playback Mode
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data BIONZ
Diopter Adjustment
-2 - 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Eye Relief
19.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
675g
BEST
733g
Height
106.5mm 111.2mm
Depth
76mm 78.4mm
Width
135.5mm 147mm
Lens Weight
420g
BEST
955g
Lens Length
89mm 111mm
BEST
Lens Diameter
76mm
BEST
83mm
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 812g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
EN-EL15 NP-FM500H
Shot Per Battery Charge
1,110 shots 500 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Image Processor
 EXPEED 4
 EXPEED 4
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