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Nikon Z7 vs Sony a7R III – Specs Comparison

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Nikon has unveiled the Nikon Z7 ; the first high-resolution full-frame mirrorless camera with improved features. So here is a Nikon Z7 vs Sony a7R III comparison that shows the highlights to help you for decision.

We are sure that only the Nikon Z7 specs comparison will suffice for existing Nikon users. But we thought that for all users who are curious about Nikon’s latest full frame mirrorless camera. Let’s put together the features of Nikon Z7 vs Sony a7R III specs side by side. Because the Nikon Z7 is a direct competitor to the Sony’s Alpha A7R Mark III.

The Nikon Z7 is the company’s first full-frame mirrorless camera. The camera features a 45.7MP BSI-CMOS sensor, a hybrid AF system with 493 points and 90% coverage and 5-axis in-body image stabilization. The Z 7 is based around the all-new Nikon Z-mount but an adapter is available for use with existing Nikkor F-mount lenses.

Specifications Comparison of Nikon Z7 vs Sony a7R III Cameras

Let’s compare the Nikon Z7 vs Sony a7R III. Our comparison table below covers all the important specifications of each camera.

Camera Feature Nikon Z7 Sony a7R III
Sensor Resolution 45.7 Million 42.4 Million
Mount Nikon Z Sony E
AA Filter No No
Sensor Type BSI CMOS BSI CMOS
In-Body Image Stabilization Yes, 5 axis Yes, 5 axis
Sensor Size 35.9 x 23.9 mm 35.9 x 24 mm
Image Size 8256 x 5504 7952 x 5304
Image Processor EXPEED 6 BIONZ X
Lossless Compressed RAW Option Yes No
Viewfinder Electronic / EVF Electronic / EVF
Viewfinder Type / Resolution Quad-VGA OLED / 3,690,000 Quad-VGA OLED / 3,686,400 dots
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.8x 0.78x
Built-in Flash No No
Flash Sync Speed 1/200 1/250
Storage Media 1x XQD 2x SD
Continuous Shooting Speed 9 FPS with limitations (only 12-bit RAW) – 5.5 FPS with 14-bit RAW 10 FPS with limitations (only 12-bit RAW available) – 8 FPS with minor limitations (14-bit RAW only available if you shoot uncompressed files, which is what most photographers will be doing anyway)
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 to 30 sec, Bulb, Time 1/8000 to 30 sec, Bulb
Electronic Front-Curtain Shutter Yes Yes
Exposure Metering Sensor TTL exposure metering using main image sensor 1200-Zone
Meter Range -4 to 17 EV -3 EV to 20 EV
Base ISO ISO 64 ISO 100
Native ISO Sensitivity ISO 64-25,600 ISO 100-32,000
Boosted ISO Sensitivity ISO 32-102,400 ISO 50-102,400
Autofocus System Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF / contrast-dection AF) Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF / contrast-dection AF)
Focus Points 493 399 points (phase-detection AF), 425 points (contrast-detection AF)
Video Compression AVCHD / MP4 Compression with 4:2:0 sampling, 10-bit via HDMI with 4:2:2 sampling AVCHD / MP4 Compression with 4:2:0 sampling, 8-bit via HDMI with 4:2:2 sampling
Video Maximum Resolution 3840 x 2160 (4K) at 24/25/30 fps; 1920 x 1080 (1080p) at 120/100/60/50/30/25/24 fps 3840 x 2160 (4K) at 24/25/30 fps; 1920 x 1080 (1080p) at 120/100/60/50/30/25/24 fps
Audio Recording Built-in stereo microphone
External stereo microphone (optional)
Built-in stereo microphone
External stereo microphone (optional)
Articulating LCD Yes, tilting Yes, tilting
Touchscreen Yes Yes
LCD Size 3.2″ diagonal LCD 3.0″ diagonal LCD
LCD Resolution 2,100,000 dots 1,440,000 dots
Built-in GPS No No
Wi-Fi Functionality Built-in Built-in
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Battery EN-EL15b NP-FZ100 Rechargeable Battery
Battery Life 330 shots 530 shots (viewfinder), 650 shots (rear LCD)
Weather Sealed Body Yes, Dust and Moisture Resistant Yes, Dust and Moisture Resistant
USB Version 3.1 3.0
Weight (with battery and memory card) 675 g (23.8 oz) 657 g (23.2 oz)
Dimensions 134 x 100.5 x 67.5 mm (5.3 x 4.0 x 2.7″) 126.9 x 95.6 x 73.7 mm (5.0 x 3.8 x 2.9″)
MSRP Price $3,397 (Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama) $3,198 (AmazonB&HAdorama)

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