Nikon D750 vs Sony Alpha A99

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Nikon D750
Sony Alpha A99

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Reasons For

10 Reasons For
A bit more total megapixels Edit
The Nikon D750 has a total megapixels of 24.93MP, however the Sony Alpha A99 is only a 24.7MP digital camera (0.23MP less).
Smaller maximum aperture number Edit
Nikon D750 is 29 maximum aperture, but the Sony Alpha A99 is only a 22 maximum aperture digital camera (7 bigger).
A lot higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Nikon D750 is a 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera, whereas the Sony Alpha A99 is only a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (25,600 lower).
Vastly smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Nikon D750 has an ISO sensitivity (min) of 50, however the Sony Alpha A99 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (50 bigger).
0.2" larger display diagonal 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.

Seven hundred and thirty more battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Nikon D750 takes 1230.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however 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 D750 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 658 by sales volume in our digital cameras, whereas the Sony Alpha A99 ranks No. 105259.
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).
3 Reasons For
26% smaller minimum aperture number Edit
Sony Alpha A99 is 2.8 minimum aperture. That's 0.7 smaller than the Nikon D750 (2.8).
0.01x higher magnification Edit
Sony Alpha A99 is 0.71x lens magnification ratio, but the Nikon D750 is only a 0.7x lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.01x 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 Sony Alpha A99 is a 733g digital camera. That's 17g lighter than the Nikon D750 (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.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
0.7 larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Nikon D750 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.7 larger than the Sony Alpha A99 (2.8).
0.01x lower magnification Edit
The Nikon D750 is a 0.7x lens magnification ratio digital camera, whereas the Sony Alpha A99 is a 0.71x lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.01x 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 Nikon D750 is a 750g digital camera. That's 17g heavier 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.

One month older
The Nikon D750 is older than the Sony Alpha A99 by one month.
11 Reasons Against
A little less total megapixels Edit
The Sony Alpha A99 has a total megapixels of 24.7MP, whereas the Nikon D750 is a 24.93MP digital camera (0.23MP more).
A lot bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Sony Alpha A99 has a maximum aperture number of 22, however the Nikon D750 is a 29 maximum aperture digital camera (7 smaller).
Lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Sony Alpha A99 is only 25,600 maximum ISO speed, but the Nikon D750 is a 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (25,600 higher).
A lot bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Sony Alpha A99 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera, whereas the Nikon D750 is a 50 minimum ISO speed digital camera (50 smaller).
0.2" smaller display diagonal Edit
The Sony Alpha A99 has a display diagonal 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.

Seven hundred and thirty 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 D750 only takes 1230.00 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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Worse selling
The Sony Alpha A99 ranks No. 105259 by sales volume, but the Nikon D750 ranks No. 658.
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
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CNET.co.uk: Editor's Choice
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10 Awards
Akam.no: Recommended
DP Review: Gold
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Imaging Resource.com: Dave's Pick
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Date Released

26 months Ago 25 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel
24.3MP 24.3MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
35.9 x 24 35.8 x 23.9
Total Megapixels
24.93MP
BEST
24.7MP
Sensor Format
 FX
 FX
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
BEST
 16:9

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
3.5x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
29
BEST
22
Minimum Aperture Number
3.5 2.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 105mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 36mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
24 - 85 24 - 70
Lens Type
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
16/11 17/13
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Sony A
 Nikon F
 Sony A
Number of Aspheric Elements
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Diaphragm Blades
7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
72mm 77mm
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
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
 50
 80
 100
 200
 800
 12800
 51200
 25600
 25
 50
 80
 100
 200
 800
 12800
 51200
 25600
 25
ISO Sensitivity (max)
51,200
BEST
25,600
ISO Sensitivity (min)
50
BEST
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
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Hi-speed sync
 Pre-flash
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Hi-speed sync
 Pre-flash
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
Flash Metering Modes
Unknown - Click to provide data Wireless triggering,With synchro cord

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
60fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format System
 NTSC
BEST
 NTSC
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
 1920x1080@25fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@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
 PCM
BEST
 PCM

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
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3.2"
BEST
3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Field of View
100% 100%
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,228,800 pixels 1,228,800 pixels

Viewfinder

Magnification
0.7x 0.71x
BEST
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
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Daylight
 Custom modes
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Sepia
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Sepia
Self-Timer Delay
2,5,10,20 2,10
Calendar
 Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Live View
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Live view
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data BIONZ
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
-3 - 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Modes
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Slideshow
 Zoom
Eye Relief
21mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 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
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 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
Depth
78mm 78.4mm
Width
140.5mm 147mm
Lens Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 955g
Lens Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 111mm
Lens Diameter
Unknown - Click to provide data 83mm
Weight (including Battery)
840g 812g
BEST

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type
EN-EL15 NP-FM500H
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
1,230 shots
BEST
500 shots

Operational Conditions

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

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
BEST
 USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data

Certificates

Energy Star Certified
 Energy Star certified
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
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