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


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

Sony A7R III mirrorless camera can shoot full frame 42MP RAW photos at a blazing speed of 10 frames per second with full AF and AE capabilities. Everything you need to know about the Sony A7R III, including photos, video, specs and release date can be found here.

On the other hand the Nikon D850 is a professional-grade full-frame DSLR which boasts of a 45.7-megapixel sensor and 4K video recording support.

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.

The price of Nikon D850 is almost the same as the Sony A99II. Both cameras cost $3200 while the newly announced A7RIII has a price tag of $3,198. Check out the Sony A7R III vs Nikon D850 vs Sony A99 II comparison below.

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

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

Feature Sony A7RIII Nikon D850 Sony a99II
Sensor Resolution 42 MP 45.75 MP 42 MP
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Image Size 7952 x 5304 8256 x 5504 7952 x 5304
Image Processor Bionz X Expeed 5 Bionz X
Image Stabilization 5-axis Sensor-shift (5.5 steps) No 5-axis Sensor-shift
Uncompressed Format RAW RAW + TIFF RAW
Viewfinder Type Electronic Optical (pentaprism) Electronic
Viewfinder Coverage %100 %100 %100
Viewfinder Magnification 0.78x 0.75x 0.78x
Storage Media Two SD/SDHC/SDXC slots (UHS-II support on one) XQD, SD UHS-II (2 Slots) SD/SDHC/SDXC (2 Slots)
Continuous Shooting Speed 10 FPS 7 FPS, 9 FPS w/ Battery Pack 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 100-32,000 ISO 64-25,600 ISO 100-25,600
Boosted ISO Sensitivity ISO 50, ISO 102,400 ISO 32, ISO 102,400 ISO 50, ISO 102,400
Autofocus System 399 focal plane phase detect points and 425 contrast detect AF points 153 point AF system (99 cross-type) 399 point AF system
Video Maximum Resolution 4K@30p 4K@30p 4K@30p
LCD Screen 3″ Fully Articulated TFT-LCD 3.2″ Fully Articulated TFT-LCD 3″ Fully Articulated TFT-LCD
Touchscreen Yes Yes No
LCD Resolution 1,228,800 dots 2,360,000 dots 1,228,800 dots
Built-in GPS No No No
Built-in Wi-Fi Yes Yes Yes
NFC Yes Yes Yes
Battery NP-FW100 EN-EL15a NP-FM500H
Battery Life 650 shots (CIPA) 1,840 shots (CIPA) 1,200 shots (CIPA)
USB Version 3.1 3.0 2.0
Dimensions 127 x 96 x 74 mm  146 x 124 x 78.5 mm 143 x 104 x 76 mm
Weight 657g 1,015g 849g
Current Price $3,198 $3,299.95 $3,198


  • Nick McClure

    In the ISO range I would put the D850 ahead because of the native 64 ISO. I use this much more than the higher end of that spectrum.

    • harvey

      and I even drop it down to Lo1 quite often.

  • frankwick

    why the move from GPS coordinates? I love getting nostalgic and searching for photos from a specific geo location. This is super easy now with the new Win10 photo app. You can search by geo location, a smile, a person, an animal, or any other object it recognizes. This cool feature is less useful when there are no GPS coordinates.