Nikon D7200 vs Sony Alpha A99

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Nikon D7200
Sony Alpha A99

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Reasons For

12 Reasons For
Moderately more total megapixels Edit
The Nikon D7200 has a total megapixels of 24.72MP, but the Sony Alpha A99 is only a 24.7MP digital camera (0.02MP less).
A lot shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon D7200 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 27mm, however the Sony Alpha A99 is a 36mm minimum focal length digital camera (9mm longer).
0.2" larger display diagonal 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 magnification Edit
The Nikon D7200 has a magnification of 0.94x, however the Sony Alpha A99 is only a 0.71x 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 675g digital camera. That's 58g lighter than the Sony Alpha A99 (733g). 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 420g lens weight digital camera. That's 535g lighter than the Sony Alpha A99 (955g).
22mm shorter lens length Edit
The Nikon D7200 has a lens length of 89mm, whereas the Sony Alpha A99 is a 111mm lens length digital camera (22mm longer).
10% smaller lens diameter Edit
The Nikon D7200 is a 76mm lens diameter digital camera. That's 7mm smaller than the Sony Alpha A99 (83mm).
Six hundred and ten more battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard)s on the Nikon D7200 is 1110.00, but the Sony Alpha A99 only takes 500.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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 popular
The Nikon D7200 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 586 by sales volume in our digital cameras, however the Sony Alpha A99 ranks No. 105259.
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 Edit
The Sony Alpha A99 has a megapixel of 24.3MP, however the Nikon D7200 is only a 24.2MP 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 number Edit
Sony Alpha A99 is 2.8 minimum aperture. That's 0.7 smaller than the Nikon D7200 (2.8).
Longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony Alpha A99 is a 105mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 52.5mm longer than the Nikon D7200 (105mm).

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
A little lower megapixel Edit
The Nikon D7200 has a megapixel of 24.2MP, whereas the Sony Alpha A99 is a 24.3MP 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 number Edit
The Nikon D7200 has a minimum aperture number of 3.5. That's 0.7 larger than the Sony Alpha A99 (2.8).
Shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Nikon D7200 is only 52.5mm maximum focal length. That's 52.5mm shorter than the Sony Alpha A99 (105mm).
14 Reasons Against
Marginally less total megapixels Edit
The Sony Alpha A99 has a total megapixels of 24.7MP, whereas the Nikon D7200 is a 24.72MP digital camera (0.02MP more).
Longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Sony Alpha A99 is 36mm minimum focal length, but the Nikon D7200 is a 27mm minimum focal length digital camera (9mm shorter).
0.2" smaller display diagonal Edit
The Sony Alpha A99 has a display diagonal 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 magnification Edit
Sony Alpha A99 is only 0.71x lens magnification ratio, but the Nikon D7200 is a 0.94x 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 733g digital camera. That's 58g heavier than the Nikon D7200 (733g). 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 955g lens weight digital camera. That's 535g heavier than the Nikon D7200 (955g).
20% longer lens length Edit
The Sony Alpha A99 has a lens length of 111mm, however the Nikon D7200 is an 89mm lens length digital camera (22mm shorter).
9% bigger lens diameter Edit
The Sony Alpha A99 is an 83mm lens diameter digital camera. That's 7mm bigger than the Nikon D7200 (83mm).
Six hundred and ten less battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Sony Alpha A99 is a digital camera that takes 500.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Nikon D7200 only takes 1110.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

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Over one year older
The Sony Alpha A99 is older than the Nikon D7200 by 15 months.
Worse selling
The Sony Alpha A99 ranks No. 105259 by sales volume, but the Nikon D7200 ranks No. 586.
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

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Average User Rating

Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel
24.2MP 24.3MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
23.5 x 15.6 35.8 x 23.9
Total Megapixels
24.72MP
BEST
24.7MP
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 DX
 DX
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
BEST
 16:9

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5.8x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
22 22
Minimum Aperture Number
3.5 2.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
52.5mm 105mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
27mm
BEST
36mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
18 - 105 24 - 70
Lens Type
 Wide-angle
 Wide-angle
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
15/11 17/13
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Sony A
 Nikon F
 Sony A
Number of Aspheric Elements
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Diaphragm Blades
7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
67mm 77mm
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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 (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
51m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
51 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 100
 25600
 25
 100
 25600
 25
ISO Sensitivity (max)
25,600 25,600
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Pre-flash
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Pre-flash
Flash Sync-Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Metering Modes
Unknown - Click to provide data Wireless triggering,With synchro cord

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 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 At 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
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
Memory Slots
2 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3.2"
BEST
3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,228,800 pixels 1,228,800 pixels
Second Display
 Second display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Magnification
0.94x
BEST
0.71x
Viewfinder Type
 Optical
 Electronic
 Optical
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
 Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone outputs
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 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 Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Sepia
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Sepia
Self-Timer Delay
2,5,10,20 2,10
Multi-Shot
 Multi-shot
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing
 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
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data BIONZ
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
-2 - 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Eye Relief
19.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 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
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 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
BEST
111mm
Lens Diameter
76mm
BEST
83mm
Weight (including Battery)
Unknown - Click to provide data 812g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
EN-EL15 NP-FM500H
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
1,110 shots
BEST
500 shots

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Data Network
 Not supported
 Not supported

Other Features

Video Capability
 Video capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Image Processor
 EXPEED 4
 EXPEED 4
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
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