Nikon D850 vs Sony A7R II vs Sony A99 II – Comparison


Here is a quick comparison for the Nikon D850 vs Sony A7R II vs Sony A99 II high-end cameras with full-frame image sensors.

The Nikon D850 is a professional-grade full-frame DSLR which boasts of a 45.7-megapixel sensor and 4K video recording support. The D850’s body remains relatively unchanged from the D810 but there are some notable enhancements. See also Nikon D850 vs D810 article for the changes.

Sony A99II features a 42.4-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor. The sensor allows for 12 fps burst shooting with continuous AF/AE and a top ISO of 102,400. The image processor offers 4K video recording and a 5-axis in-body image stabilization mechanism.

Sony A7RII is 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.

The price of Nikon D850 is almost the same as the Sony A99II. Both cameras cost $3200 while the A7RII is currently seeling for $2,698. Check out the Nikon D850 vs Sony A7R II vs Sony A99 II comparison below.

Differences between the Nikon D850 vs Sony A7R II vs Sony A99 II cameras

Nikon D850 vs Sony A7R II vs Sony A99 II - Comparison

So what may be the main differences when consider their specs list? Let’s have a brief look at the main features of Nikon D850 vs Sony A7R II vs Sony A99 II. Some differences like sensor, image size, shooting speed, lcd size etc.. detailed as bold on the table.

Feature D850 a7RII a99II
Sensor Resolution 45.75 MP 42 MP 42 MP
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Image Size 8256 x 5504 7952 x 5304 7952 x 5304
Image Processor Expeed 5 Bionz X Bionz X
Image Stabilization No 5-axis Sensor-shift 5-axis Sensor-shift
Uncompressed Format RAW + TIFF RAW RAW
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentaprism) Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.75x 0.78x 0.78x
Storage Media XQD, SD UHS-II (2 Slots) SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC (2 Slots)
Continuous Shooting Speed 7 FPS, 9 FPS w/ Battery Pack 5 FPS 12 FPS
Flash Sync Speed 1/250s 1/250s 1/250s
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 to 30 sec 1/8000 to 30 sec 1/8000 to 30 sec
Native ISO Sensitivity ISO 64-25,600 ISO 100-25,600 ISO 100-25,600
Boosted ISO Sensitivity ISO 32, ISO 102,400 ISO 50, ISO 102,400 ISO 50, ISO 102,400
Autofocus System 153 point AF system (99 cross-type) 399 AF system 399 point AF system
Video Maximum Resolution 4K@30p 4K@30p 4K@30p
LCD Screen 3.2″ Fully Articulated TFT-LCD 3″ Fully Articulated TFT-LCD 3″ Fully Articulated TFT-LCD
Touchscreen Yes No No
LCD Resolution 2,360,000 dots 1,228,800 dots 1,228,800 dots
Built-in GPS No No No
Built-in Wi-Fi Yes Yes Yes
NFC Yes Yes Yes
Battery EN-EL15a NP-FW50 NP-FM500H
Battery Life 1,840 shots (CIPA) 1,200 shots (CIPA) 1,200 shots (CIPA)
USB Version 3.0 2.0 2.0
Dimensions 146 x 124 x 78.5 mm 127 x 96 x 60 mm 143 x 104 x 76 mm
Weight 1,015g 625g 849g
Current Price $3,299.95 $2,698 $3,198