Nikon D750 vs Sony Alpha A99

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Nikon D750
Sony Alpha A99

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Reasons For

13 Reasons For
A bit more total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D750 has a total megapixel count of 24.93MPMP, however the Sony Alpha A99 is only a 24.7MPMP digital camera (0.23MP less).
Smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon D750 has a maximum aperture of 29, but the Sony Alpha A99 is only a 22 maximum aperture digital camera (7 bigger).
Significantly higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon D750 has a maximum ISO speed of 51,200, whereas the Sony Alpha A99 is only a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (26 lower).
Vastly smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon D750 has a minimum ISO speed of 50, however the Sony Alpha A99 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (50 bigger).
0.2" larger screen size Edit
Nikon D750 is 3.2"" screen, but 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.

Marginally narrower Edit
Nikon D750 is 140.5mmmm wide, but the Sony Alpha A99 is a 147mmmm wide digital camera (6.5mm wider).
Lighter lens weight Edit
The Nikon D750 is a 710gg lens weight digital camera. That's 245g lighter than the Sony Alpha A99 (955gg).
8mm shorter lens length Edit
The Nikon D750 has a lens length of 103mmmm, but the Sony Alpha A99 is a 111mmmm lens length digital camera (8mm longer).
$344 cheaper
The Nikon D750 is $344.04 cheaper than the Sony Alpha A99.
Available from 3 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Thirteen more awards
The Nikon D750 has 23 awards, but the Sony Alpha A99 has 10 awards.
Expert reviews are moderately better
The Nikon D750 has an average expert review score of 87% based on 82 reviews, whereas the Sony Alpha A99 has an average rating of 86% (based on 75 reviews).
User reviews are moderately better
The Nikon D750 has an average user review score of 96% based on 256 reviews, whereas the Sony Alpha A99 has an average rating of 93% (based on 68 reviews).
5 Reasons For
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 D750 (2.8).
Lighter Edit
The Sony Alpha A99 is a 733gg digital camera. That's 17g lighter than the Nikon D750 (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.

1.8mm shorter Edit
The Sony Alpha A99 is a 111.2mmmm tall digital camera, whereas the Nikon D750 is a 113mmmm tall digital camera (1.8mm taller).
2% smaller lens diameter Edit
The Sony Alpha A99 is an 83mmmm lens diameter digital camera. That's 1mm smaller than the Nikon D750 (83mmmm).
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 D750 only takes 1,230 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

6 Reasons Against
0.7 larger minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon D750 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.7 larger than the Sony Alpha A99 (2.8).
Heavier Edit
The Nikon D750 is a 750gg digital camera. That's 17g heavier 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.

1.8mm taller Edit
The Nikon D750 has a height of 113mmmm, however the Sony Alpha A99 is a 111.2mmmm tall digital camera (1.8mm shorter).
2% bigger lens diameter Edit
The Nikon D750 is an 84mmmm lens diameter digital camera. That's 1mm bigger than the Sony Alpha A99 (83mmmm).
Four hundred and ninety-nine less shots per battery charge Edit
The Nikon D750 takes 1,230 shots shot per battery charge, however 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.

Four months older
The Nikon D750 is older than the Sony Alpha A99 by four months.
13 Reasons Against
A little less total megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A99 has a total megapixel count of 24.7MPMP, whereas the Nikon D750 is a 24.93MPMP digital camera (0.23MP more).
A lot bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Sony Alpha A99 has a maximum aperture of 22, however the Nikon D750 is a 29 maximum aperture digital camera (7 smaller).
Hugely lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony Alpha A99 has a maximum ISO speed of 25,600, but the Nikon D750 is a 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (26 higher).
A lot bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony Alpha A99 has a minimum ISO speed of 100, whereas the Nikon D750 is a 50 minimum ISO speed digital camera (50 smaller).
0.2" smaller screen size Edit
The Sony Alpha A99 has a screen size of 3"", however the Nikon D750 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.

Moderately wider Edit
The Sony Alpha A99 has a width of 147mmmm, however the Nikon D750 is a 140.5mmmm wide digital camera (6.5mm narrower).
Heavier lens weight Edit
The Sony Alpha A99 is a 955gg lens weight digital camera. That's 245g heavier than the Nikon D750 (955gg).
8mm longer lens length Edit
The Sony Alpha A99 has a lens length of 111mmmm, however the Nikon D750 is a 103mmmm lens length digital camera (8mm shorter).
$344 more expensive
The Sony Alpha A99 is more expensive than the Nikon D750 by $344.04.
Not as many stockists
Only 5 stores sells the Sony Alpha A99, however 8 sellers sell the Nikon D750. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Sony Alpha A99 has received 10 awards, the Nikon D750 has received 23 awards.
A bit Lower expert review Score
The Sony Alpha A99 has an average expert rating of 86%, but the Nikon D750 has an average expert rating of 87% (based on 82 reviews).
A bit Lower user review Score
The Sony Alpha A99 has an average user rating of 93%, but the Nikon D750 has an average user rating of 96% (based on 256 reviews).

Awards

23 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
CNET.co.uk: Editor's Choice
CNET.com: Editor's Choice
CNET.com.au: Editor's Choice
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
DP Review: Gold
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
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PC Mag: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Pocket Lint: Recommended
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
vido.com.ua: Recommended
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
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Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

28 months Ago 23 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
24.3MP 24.3MP
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 6016 x 4016
 3936 x 2624
 3008 x 1688
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 3376
 3936 x 2216
 2640 x 1760
 2640 x 1488
 1728 x 1152
BEST
 6016 x 4016
 3936 x 2624
 3008 x 1688
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 3376
 3936 x 2216
 2640 x 1760
 2640 x 1488
 1728 x 1152
Maximum Image Resolution
 6016 x 4016
BEST
 6016 x 4016
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
35.9 x 24 35.8 x 23.9
Total Megapixel Count
24.93MP
BEST
24.7MP
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 FX
 FX
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
BEST
 16:9

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Maximum Waterproof Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
3.5x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
4x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
29
BEST
22
Minimum Aperture
3.5 2.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 105mm
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 36mm
Focal Length Range
24 - 85 24 - 70
Lens
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Structure
16/11 17/13
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Sony A
 Nikon F
 Sony A
Aspheric Element
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diaphragm Blades
7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
72mm 77mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 selective
 centre weighted
 servo
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Selective Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 selective
 centre weighted
 servo
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Selective Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
0.45m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
0.5 - 3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
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
 50
 80
 100
 200
 800
 12800
 51200
 25600
 25
 50
 80
 100
 200
 800
 12800
 51200
 25600
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
51,200
BEST
25,600
Minimum ISO Speed
50
BEST
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 on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Hi-speed sync
 Auto
 Manual
 Pre-flash
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Hi-speed sync
 Auto
 Manual
 Pre-flash
Flash Guide
12m 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
JPEG Frame Rate
60fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format
 NTSC
BEST
 NTSC
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
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 PCM
BEST
 PCM

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
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3.2"
BEST
3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Field of View
100% 100%
Display Resolution
1,228,800 pixels 1,228,800 pixels

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.7x
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
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Daylight
 Custom modes
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Sepia
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Sepia
Self-Timer
2,5,10,20 2,10
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Slide show
 Movie
 Slide show
Built-In Processor
EXPEED 4 BIONZ
Diopter Adjustment
-3 - 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Slideshow
 Zoom
Eye Relief
21mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Pet
 Food
 Sunset
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Pet
 Food
 Sunset
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 VIE
 IND
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 VIE
 IND

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
750g 733g
BEST
Height
113mm 111.2mm
BEST
Depth
78mm 78.4mm
BEST
Width
140.5mm
BEST
147mm
Lens Weight
710g
BEST
955g
Lens Length
103mm
BEST
111mm
Lens Diameter
84mm 83mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
840g 812g
BEST

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
1,230 shots 500 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

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

Packaging Content

Included Cable
 USB
BEST
 USB

Other Features

Interface
- USB Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimension
140.5 x 113 x 78 Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed Range
30 - 1/4000 Unknown - Click to provide data
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