Nikon Df vs Sony Alpha A99

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Nikon Df
Sony Alpha A99

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
Hugely smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon Df has a minimum aperture of 1.8, but the Sony Alpha A99 is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera (1 larger).
7% larger screen size Edit
The Nikon Df has a screen size of 3.2"". That's 0.2" larger than the Sony Alpha A99 (3""). 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.

920 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Nikon Df is a 921,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 920 pixels higher than the Sony Alpha A99 (1,228,800 pixels pixels).
23g lighter Edit
The Nikon Df has a weight of 710gg, whereas the Sony Alpha A99 is a 733gg digital camera (23g heavier). 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.

Narrower Edit
The Nikon Df has a width of 143.5mmmm. That's 3.5mm narrower than the Sony Alpha A99 (147mmmm).
Lighter lens weight Edit
The Nikon Df has a lens weight of 185gg, whereas the Sony Alpha A99 is a 955gg lens weight digital camera (770g heavier).
Smaller lens diameter Edit
The Nikon Df has a lens diameter of 72.1mmmm, but the Sony Alpha A99 is an 83mmmm lens diameter digital camera (10.9mm bigger).
A little better user reviews
The average user review score of the Nikon Df is 94% based on 121 reviews, but the average rating of the Sony Alpha A99 is 93% (based on 68 reviews).
8 Reasons For
34% higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A99 is a 24.3MPMP digital camera. That's 8.1MP higher than the Nikon Df (24.3MPMP). 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.

33% more total megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A99 is a 24.7MPMP digital camera. That's 8.1MP more than the Nikon Df (24.7MPMP).
64% smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Sony Alpha A99 is a 22 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 14 smaller than the Nikon Df (22).
52% higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony Alpha A99 is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 13 higher than the Nikon Df (25,600).
500 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony Alpha A99 is a digital camera that takes 500 shots shots per battery charge, whereas the Nikon Df only takes 1,400 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.

Cheaper by $373
The Sony Alpha A99 costs $56.99, whereas the Nikon Df is $429.95.
Six more awards
The Sony Alpha A99 has 10 awards from expert review sites, however the Nikon Df has 4 awards.
Better expert reviews
Based on 75 reviews, the average expert review score of the Sony Alpha A99 is 86%, but the average rating of the Nikon Df is 78% (based on 89 reviews).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Df is a 16.2MPMP digital camera. That's 8.1MP lower than the Sony Alpha A99 (24.3MPMP). 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.

Less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Df is a 16.6MPMP digital camera. That's 8.1MP less than the Sony Alpha A99 (24.7MPMP).
Bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon Df is an 8 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 14 bigger than the Sony Alpha A99 (22).
Two times lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Df is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 13 lower than the Sony Alpha A99 (25,600).
Only 1,400 shots shot per battery charge Edit
The Nikon Df is a digital camera that takes 1,400 shots shot per battery charge, whereas 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.

More expensive by $373
The Nikon Df is $372.96 more expensive than the Sony Alpha A99.
Older by over one year
The Nikon Df is 15 months older than the Sony Alpha A99.
Six less awards
The Nikon Df has only received 4 awards, however the Sony Alpha A99 has received 10 awards.
Expert review Rating is Worse
The Nikon Df only has an average expert score of 78%, but the Sony Alpha A99 has an average expert rating of 86% (based on 75 reviews).
8 Reasons Against
1 larger minimum aperture Edit
The Sony Alpha A99 has a minimum aperture of 2.8, but the Nikon Df is a 1.8 minimum aperture digital camera (1 smaller).
Smaller screen size Edit
The Sony Alpha A99 has a screen size of 3"". That's 0.2" smaller than the Nikon Df (3""). 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.

Significantly lower display resolution Edit
The Sony Alpha A99 is a 1,228,800 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 920 pixels lower than the Nikon Df (1,228,800 pixels pixels).
Marginally heavier Edit
The Sony Alpha A99 has a weight of 733gg, whereas the Nikon Df is a 710gg digital camera (23g lighter). 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.

3% wider Edit
The Sony Alpha A99 has a width of 147mmmm. That's 3.5mm wider than the Nikon Df (147mmmm).
Significantly heavier lens weight Edit
The Sony Alpha A99 has a lens weight of 955gg, whereas the Nikon Df is a 185gg lens weight digital camera (770g lighter).
Bigger lens diameter Edit
The Sony Alpha A99 has a lens diameter of 83mmmm, but the Nikon Df is a 72.1mmmm lens diameter digital camera (10.9mm smaller).
User review Rating is slightly Worse
The Sony Alpha A99 has an average user score of 93%, but the Nikon Df has an average user rating of 94% (based on 121 reviews).

Awards

4 Awards
Ephotozine: Recommended
hi-tech.mail.ru/: Recommended
Imaging Resource.com: Dave's Pick
PhotographyBlog.com: 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
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice

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Average User Rating

Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
16.2MP 24.3MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 3376
 3936 x 2624
 3936 x 2216
 2640 x 1760
 2640 x 1488
 1728 x 1152
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 3376
 3936 x 2624
 3936 x 2216
 2640 x 1760
 2640 x 1488
 1728 x 1152
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
36 x 23.9 35.8 x 23.9
Total Megapixel Count
16.6MP 24.7MP
BEST

Design

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

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
4x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
8 22
BEST
Minimum Aperture
1.8
BEST
2.8
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 105mm
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 36mm
Focal Length Range
BEST
24 - 70
Lens
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Structure
7/6 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
58mm 77mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
Auto Focus Point
39 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Auto
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
 80
 100
 800
 12800
 25600
 25
 80
 100
 800
 12800
 25600
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
12,800 25,600
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Pre-flash
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Pre-flash
Flash Sync-Speed
0.01s 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
BEST
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
BEST
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 960
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 1024
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 960
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 1024
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

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
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Display Resolution
921,000 pixels
BEST
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
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Flash
 Custom modes
Photo Effect
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Sepia
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Sepia
Self-Timer
2,5,10,20 2,10
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Built-In Processor
EXPEED 4 BIONZ
Diopter Adjustment
-3 - 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Eye Relief
15mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
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
710g
BEST
733g
Height
66.5mm 111.2mm
BEST
Depth
110mm
BEST
78.4mm
Width
143.5mm
BEST
147mm
Lens Weight
185g
BEST
955g
Lens Length
52.4mm 111mm
BEST
Lens Diameter
72.1mm
BEST
83mm
Weight Including Battery
765g
BEST
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-EL14a NP-FM500H
Shot Per Battery Charge
1,400 shots 500 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
32 - 104 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ViewNX 2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Cable
 USB
BEST
 USB

Other Features

Interface
- USB 2.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimension
110 x 143.5 x 66.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range
1.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed Range
30 - 1/4000 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Continuous Shooting Speed (max)
5.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
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