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Sony A7 / A7r vs Nikon D800 / D800E Specs Comparison Table

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Sony has announced the A7 and A7r cameras which are the world’s smallest, lightweight interchangeable lens camera system with a full frame sensor. The difference between the Sony A7 and the Sony A7R is the low-pass filter, gapless lens design sensor and contrast-detection AF.

Sony A7R and Nikon D800E cameras has 36MP like high-resolution pixel count on sensor and need a lens that can resolve as much detail as possible and has the right zoom range. These cameras are mostly used for landscape and architecture photography.

Sony A7 and Nikon D800 cameras are quick with better AF speed and compact sizes. These cameras are perfect for portrait, street  and event photography and everyday usage.


Sony A7 / A7r vs Nikon D800 / D800E Specs Comparison Table

Here are the Sony A7 / A7r vs Nikon D800 / D800E specs comparison table.

Camera Feature Sony A7/A7R NikonD800/E
Sensor Resolution A7: 24 MP

A7R: 36 MP

36 MP
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Size A7: 35.8 x 23.9 mm

A7R: 35.9 x 24

35.9 x 24 mm
Sensor Type Full Frame Full Frame
AA Filter A7: Yes

A7R: No

D800: Yes

D800E: No

Image Size A7: 6000 x 4000

A7R: 7360 x 4912

7360 x 4912
Image Processor Bionz X Expeed 3
Viewfinder Type Electronic Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.71x 0.7x
Storage Media SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo Compact Flash (Type I), SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS-I compliant
Continuous Shooting Speed A7: 5 FPS

A7R: 4 FPS

4,6 FPS
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 to 30 sec 1/8000 to 30 sec
Shutter Durability 200
Native ISO Sensitivity ISO 100-25,600 ISO 100-6,400
Boosted ISO Sensitivity ISO 50, ISO 12,800-25,600
Autofocus System 117 points 51 points
Video Output MPEG-4, AVCHD H.264, MPEG-4
Video Maximum Resolution 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 24p), 1440 x 1080 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p) 1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 640 x 424 (24 fps)
LCD Size 3.0″ Tilting TFT-LCD 3.2″ Fixed TFT-LCD
LCD Resolution 1,230,000 dots 921,000 dots
Exposure Compensation ±5 EV (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
AE Bracketing ±5 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps) (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
WB Bracketing Yes Yes
Timelapse recording No Yes
GPS No Optional
Built-in Wi-Fi Yes No
Built-in Flash No Yes
Battery NP-FW50 EN-EL15
Battery Life 340 shots (CIPA) 900 shots (CIPA)
USB Version 2 3
Dimensions 127 x 94 x 48 mm 146 x 123 x 82 mm
Weight A7: 474g

A7R: 465g

Price A7: $1,698.00

A7r: $2,298.00

D800 : $2,796

D800E : $2,996

Sony A7 and A7r Availability

Sony A7 full frame mirrorless interchangeable lens camera body only price is $1,698.00. Sony Alpha A7 Mirrorless Digital Camera with FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS lens price is $1,998. Sony A7r full frame mirrorless interchangeable lens camera body only price is $2,298.00

Sony A7 and A7r will start shipping from December 1, 2013. Below you can find the new Sony camera and lens prices with the availability in popular camera stores.

Dedicated Amazon page for Sony A7 and A7r
Sony A7 Body Only Amazon | Adorama |ebay
Sony A7 w/ FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS lens Amazon | Adorama |ebay
Sony A7R Body Only Amazon | Adorama |ebay
Sony RX10 Digital Camera Amazon | Adorama |ebay
Sony 24-70mm f/2.8  Lens Amazon | Adorama |ebay
Sony Sonnar T* FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA Lens Amazon | Adorama |ebay
Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Lens Amazon | Adorama |ebay
Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 G-Series II Lens Amazon | Adorama |ebay
Sony LAEA3 Tripod Camera Mount Adapter Amazon | Adorama |ebay
Sony LAEA4 Tripod Camera Mount Adapter Amazon | ebay
Sony VGC1EM Digital Camera Battery Grips Amazon | ebay