Sony A6300 vs Nikon D7200 Comparison

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Sony A6300 features a 24-megapixels APS-C image sensor with copper wiring. The mirrorless camera has a 425-point on-sensor phase-detection AF system with maximum ISO of 51200 and 4K video capture up to 100 Mbps.

Nikon D7200 DSLR camera has a 24.2 megapixel APS-c sized sensor with no optical low-pass filter. It is powered by an EXPEED 4 image processor and comes with next-generation 51-point AF module with increased low-light sensitivity.

Specifications Comparison of Sony A6300 vs Nikon D7200 Cameras

Sony A6300 vs Nikon D7200 Comparison

You can see the Sony A6300 vs Nikon D7200 specs comparison table below. Some differences like sensor, image size, shooting speed, lcd size etc.. detailed as bold on the table.

Sony A6300 vs Nikon D7200 Comparison Table

Features Sony A6300 Nikon D7200
Sensor resolution 24.2MP APS-C Exmor CMOS Sensor 24.2 MP APS-C CMOS
Sensor Type / Size APS-C CMOS / 23.5 x 15.6 mm APS-C CMOS  (23.6×15.6mm)
Max Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 6000 x 4000
Image Processor BIONZ X EXPEED 4
ISO 100 – 25600
(51200 with boost)
Boost: 51200-102400
AF System Fast Hybrid AF425 points phase-detection AF
169 points contrast-detection AF0.05 sec. AF
7.5x density than the a6000Precise movie AFHigh-density Tracking AF technology
Multi-CAM 3500 II
51 point AF
(15 cross-type)
LCD 3.0″ / 921.6K-dots / Tilting (up 90 degrees, down 45 degrees) No touchscreen 3.2″ 1,229k-Dot Fixed LCD Monitor
Viewfinder 0.39″ (1.0cm) Electronic
2359.3K-dots OLED / (2359,296 dots)
1.07x magnification (0.70x equiv.)
100% coverage 120fps mode available
Optical (Pentaprism)
0.94x magnification (0.63x equiv.)
100% coverage
Shutter Speed 30-1/4000 sec 30 – 1/8000 sec
Built-in Flash Yes (6m) Yes (12m)
Flash X Sync Speed 1/160 sec 1/250 sec
Burst Speed 11 fps with full continuous AF
8 fps in Live View
6 fps

7fps in 1.3x crop mode

Exposure Compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
WB Bracketing Yes Yes
Video Recording
(max. res)
2160 30/24p (4K / UHD)
1080 60/30/24/120p
1080  i60 Stereo XAVC S format for 4K and Full HD
1080p60 (1.3x mode only)
Stereo mic
Mic Input Yes Yes
Headphone Jack
(audio jack)
No Yes
Wireless Connectivity Wi-Fi + NFC Wi-Fi + NFC
USB Charge Yes Yes
Battery Life 400 shots  1110 shots
Dimensions 120 x 67 x 49 mm (4.72 x 2.64 x 1.93″) 135.5 x 106.5 x 76.0 mm (5.3 x 4.2 x 3.0″)
Weight 404 g (0.89 lb / 14.25 oz) 675 g / 1.49 lb
Price $1,000 $1,096

  • Claude B.

    A BIG yes for Sony.

  • Craig Marshall

    Things spec sheets don’t say. Nikon 7200: considerably higher quality JPEG, much better precision with single point selection auto focus, fantastic placement of buttons, higher dynamic range, and no lag when shooting multiple frames making it easier to keep tracked subjects in the frame. Don’t forget as well the mirrorless camera has only one memory card slot.

    I have a Sony A6000, it’s great to shoot with, but I wish Nikon with move their Asses and join the mirrorless race. At home with my children the A6000 is the camera of choice to capture amazing photos of children, and makes me look like a better photographer. I also love shooting with the A6000 in a controlled environment. I a studio environment I actually prefer shooting mirrorless. It’s great to be given the control to carefully select the correct tint and tone with ease for color temperature. I can get all the settings just right before photographing, too bad JPEG quality really sucks. JPEG quality is so bad I don’t use it ever on this camera, I used it once on one photo shoot and had to work really hard in post.
    What I do really love about the A6000 is how accurate you can be with focusing. I have even used manual focus perfectly while photographing children running around. This is a great camera for professional shoots where you have the ability and time to control your environment. I also use this camera for first kiss, and exchanging of the rings

    When the going gets tough and I am running and gunning on a wedding on a fast paced wedding I’m picking up my Nikon. I still shoot with my D7000 because I know the camera has my back. I set my front function button to lock exposure and pre-select focus point. I set focus point, lock exposure re-compose to pre-selected focus point, focus and fire the shot. Now aperture priority mode is fully manual but much faster. By shooting this way I can shoot an entire wedding without having to make any adjustments to exposure in post. I can also shoot ISO auto and know the camera will get it right. What’s great is you choose minimum shutter speed camera will use and maximum Iso required. Your camera will keep shutter speed at desired minimum required shutter speed until camera reaches maximum Iso requested before slowing down shutter speed. My Nikon is better to use in bright direct sunlight (Optical viewfinder is better in these condition), and when subject is back lit (auto focus can lock on more easily). Face recognition/detection is great on mirrorless but very slow with group shots, so I’ll still with a DSLR while speeding through group combinations.

    When I first purchased my mirrorless camera I loved everything on paper and thought it would replace my DLSR because it offered me all the options I have been missing and longing for. In reality the mirrorless became a great camera for certain situations getting me fantastic images I would have never captured with a DSLR. For many other situations my DSLR has remained the best choice and is used for about 75% of my professional work.

    I the end I love shooting with both mirrorless and a DSLR, which is fine because I always shoot with two cameras, and it’s great to have a light weight camera for my second body. Don’t trust spec comparisons above usability. Remember a camera is a tool, and you need to use the tool that’s right for you.

    • BlueBomberTurbo

      Try the A6300. It’s more of an update on the D90 -> D7200 scale over the A6000 than the D7200 was over the D7100. I’ve owned the D90, D7000, D7100, and D750, and while the A6000 had me on the fence for switching to Sony, the A6300 gave me a swift kick in the butt over to the Sony side. 🙂 Everything about the camera is improved over the A6000, adapted lenses perform nearly as well as native, and the IQ is neck and neck with the D7200.