Nikon D5 vs Sony A7RII Comparison

Here is a quick review and comparison for the Nikon D5 vs Sony A7RII high-end cameras with full-frame image sensors.

To see the difference between Nikon D5 vs Sony A7RII full-frame cameras we have put together Nikon D5 vs Sony A7RII specs comparison table below.

Nikon D5 flagship DSLR camera $6,499.95 – (Amazon | B&H | Adorama) features a 20.8-megapixel FX sensor, a 153-point AF module with 99 cross-hatched focus sensors, a maximum shooting speed of 14fps at full resolution (12fps with AF), as well as 4K movie recording capabilities. See the offcial announcement.

Sony A7RII ($3,200 – Amazon | B&H | Adorama) featuring the world’s first back-illuminated full-frame Exmor R CMOS sensor with a resolution of 42.4 megapixels with 4K video recording. The new Sony A7RII boasts high speed AF response up to 40% faster than the original α7R thanks to 399 focal plane phase detection AF points.

Specifications Comparison of Nikon D5 vs Sony A7RII Cameras


Below you can see the specs comparison table of Nikon D5 vs Sony A7RII cameras. Some differences like sensor, image size, shooting speed, lcd size etc.. detailed as bold on the table.

Feature Nikon D5 Sony A7RII
Sensor Resolution 20.8 Million 42-Megapixels
AA Filter No No
Sensor Type Full-Frame Full-Frame
Sensor Size 23.9mm x 35.8mm 24mm x 35.9mm
Sensor Pixel Size 6.45µ 4.5µ
Dust Reduction Yes Yes
Image Size 5,568 x 3,712 7,952 x 5,394
Image Processor EXPEED 5 BIONZ X
Viewfinder Type Pentaprism Electronic Built-in Viewfinder 100%
Viewfinder Resolution, 35mm-Equivalent Magnification Optical, 0.72× EVF 2,359k dots, 0.78×
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100%
Built-in Flash No No
Storage Media 2x XQD / 2x CF 1x SD, SDHC, SDXC
Continuous Shooting Speed 14 FPS 5 FPS
Shutter Speed Range 1/8000 to 30 sec 1/8000 to 30 sec
Image Stabilizer No in-body IS 5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE Stabilization
Base ISO ISO 100 ISO 100
Native ISO Sensitivity ISO 100-102,400 ISO 100-102,400
Boosted ISO Sensitivity ISO 50, ISO 204,800-3,280,000 ISO 50-102400
Focus Points 153-point, 99 cross-type AF system 399 Phase-Detect Points
Video Capability Yes Yes
Video Output MOV, MPEG-4 / H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Video Maximum Resolution 3,840×2,160 (4K) up to 30p 3,840×2,160 Internal UHD 4K Video & S-Log2 Gamma
LCD Size 3.2″ diagonal TFT-LCD 3.0″  Tilting LCD Monitor
LCD Resolution 2.359k dots 1,230k dots
Built-in GPS No No
Built-In Wi-Fi Functionality Yes with NFC Yes with NFC
Weather Sealed Body Yes Yes
USB Version 3.0 2.0
Weight (Body Only) 1,405g (With Battery + Media) 625g with battery and memory card
Dimensions 160 x 158.5 x 92mm 127 x 96 x 60 mm
Battery Life EN-EL18a – 3780 shots NP-FW50 – 290 shots
MSRP Price $6,496.95 (as introduced) $3,198.00  (as introduced)