Do you want to know what's better Sony Alpha 7R or Nikon D800E? SpecsPRO has compared Sony Alpha 7R vs Nikon D800E: weight, battery, sensor, resolution, ISO, dynamic range and other important specifications.

Nikon D800E vs Sony Alpha 7R

  • Main

  • Model

  • Price

  • launch

  • Announced

  • Body type

  • Camera subcategory

  • Sensor

  • Effective pixels

  • Max resolution

  • Sensor size

  • Sensor type

  • Processor

  • Image ratio w:h

  • Other resolutions

  • Sensor photo detectors

  • Image

  • ISO

  • Boosted ISO (minimum)

  • Boosted ISO (maximum)

  • White balance presets

  • Custom white balance

  • Image stabilization

  • Uncompressed format

  • JPEG quality levels

  • Photography features

  • Minimum shutter speed

  • Maximum shutter speed

  • Aperture priority

  • Shutter priority

  • Manual exposure mode

  • Subject / scene modes

  • Built-in flash

  • Flash range

  • External flash

  • Flash modes

  • Continuous drive

  • Self-timer

  • Metering modes

  • Exposure compensation

  • AE Bracketing

  • WB Bracketing

  • Screen / viewfinder

  • Articulated LCD

  • Screen size

  • Screen dots

  • Touch screen

  • Screen type

  • Live view

  • Viewfinder type

  • Viewfinder coverage

  • Viewfinder magnification

  • Viewfinder resolution

  • Videography features

  • Resolutions

  • File Format

  • Microphone

  • Speaker

  • Videography notes

  • Optics & Focus

  • Autofocus

  • Digital zoom

  • Manual focus

  • Number of focus points

  • Lens mount

  • Focal length multiplier

  • Physical

  • Weight (inc. batteries)

  • Dimensions

  • Environmentally sealed

  • Battery

  • Battery details

  • Battery Life (CIPA)

  • Storage

  • Storage types

  • Storage included

  • Connectivity

  • USB

  • HDMI

  • Remote control

  • Microphone port

  • Headphone port

  • Wireless

  • Wireless notes

  • Other features

  • Orientation sensor

  • Timelapse recording

  • GPS

  • GPS notes

  • Samples

  • Videos

  • launch

  • Announced

    Feb 7, 2012

  • Body type

  • Camera subcategory

    Mid-size SLR

  • Sensor

  • Effective pixels

    36 megapixels

  • Max resolution

    7360 x 4912

  • Sensor size

    Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)

  • Sensor type

    CMOS

  • Processor

    Expeed 3

  • Image ratio w:h

    5:4, 3:2

  • Other resolutions

    6144 x 4912, 6144 x 4080, 5520 x 3680, 4800 x 3200, 4608 x 3680, 4608 x 3056, 3680 x 2456, 3600 x 2400, 3072 x 2456, 3072 x 2040, 2400 x 1600

  • Sensor photo detectors

    37 megapixels

  • Image

  • ISO

    100 - 6400 in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps (50 - 25600 with boost)

  • Boosted ISO (minimum)

    50

  • Boosted ISO (maximum)

    25600

  • White balance presets

    12

  • Custom white balance

    Yes (5)

  • Image stabilization

    No

  • Uncompressed format

    RAW

  • JPEG quality levels

    Fine, Normal, Basic

  • Photography features

  • Minimum shutter speed

    30 sec

  • Maximum shutter speed

    1/8000 sec

  • Aperture priority

    Yes

  • Shutter priority

    Yes

  • Manual exposure mode

    Yes

  • Subject / scene modes

    No

  • Built-in flash

    Yes (pop-up)

  • Flash range

    12.00 m (at ISO 100)

  • External flash

    Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus sync connector)

  • Flash modes

    Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain, High-speed sync

  • Continuous drive

    4.0 fps

  • Self-timer

    Yes (2 to 20 sec, 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2 or 3 sec)

  • Metering modes

    • Multi
    • Center-weighted
    • Average
    • Spot

  • Exposure compensation

    ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)

  • AE Bracketing

    (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)

  • WB Bracketing

    Yes (2 to 9 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3)

  • Screen / viewfinder

  • Articulated LCD

    Fixed

  • Screen size

    3.2

  • Screen dots

    921,000

  • Touch screen

    No

  • Screen type

    TFT Color LCD with 170 degrees wide-viewing angle

  • Live view

    Yes

  • Viewfinder type

    Optical (pentaprism)

  • Viewfinder coverage

    100%

  • Viewfinder magnification

    0.7×

  • Viewfinder resolution

  • Videography features

  • Resolutions

    1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 640 x 424 (24 fps)

  • File Format

    MPEG-4, H.264

  • Microphone

    Mono

  • Speaker

    Mono

  • Videography notes

  • Optics & Focus

  • Autofocus

    • Phase Detect
    • Multi-area
    • Selective single-point
    • Tracking
    • Single
    • Continuous
    • Face Detection
    • Live View

  • Digital zoom

    No

  • Manual focus

    Yes

  • Number of focus points

    51

  • Lens mount

    Nikon F

  • Focal length multiplier

    1×

  • Physical

  • Weight (inc. batteries)

    1000 g (2.20 lb / 35.27 oz)

  • Dimensions

    146 x 123 x 82 mm (5.75 x 4.84 x 3.23)

  • Environmentally sealed

    Yes (Water and dust resistant)

  • Battery

    Battery Pack

  • Battery details

    Lithium-Ion EN-EL15 rechargeable battery & charger

  • Battery Life (CIPA)

  • Storage

  • Storage types

    Compact Flash (Type I), SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS-I compliant

  • Storage included

    None

  • Connectivity

  • USB

    USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)

  • HDMI

    Yes (Mini Type C)

  • Remote control

    Yes (Optional, wired or wireless )

  • Microphone port

  • Headphone port

  • Wireless

  • Wireless notes

  • Other features

  • Orientation sensor

    Yes

  • Timelapse recording

    Yes

  • GPS

    Optional

  • GPS notes

    GP-1

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  • launch

  • Announced

    Oct 16, 2013

  • Body type

  • Camera subcategory

    SLR-style mirrorless

  • Sensor

  • Effective pixels

    36 megapixels

  • Max resolution

    7360 x 4912

  • Sensor size

    Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)

  • Sensor type

    CMOS

  • Processor

    Bionz X

  • Image ratio w:h

    3:2, 16:9

  • Other resolutions

    7360 x 4144, 4800 x 3200, 4800 x 2704, 3680 x 2072, 2400 x 1600

  • Sensor photo detectors

    37 megapixels

  • Image

  • ISO

    100-25600

  • Boosted ISO (minimum)

    50

  • Boosted ISO (maximum)

  • White balance presets

    10

  • Custom white balance

    Yes

  • Image stabilization

    No

  • Uncompressed format

    RAW

  • JPEG quality levels

    Extra fine, fine, standard

  • Photography features

  • Minimum shutter speed

    30 sec

  • Maximum shutter speed

    1/8000 sec

  • Aperture priority

    Yes

  • Shutter priority

    Yes

  • Manual exposure mode

    Yes

  • Subject / scene modes

    Yes

  • Built-in flash

    No

  • Flash range

  • External flash

    Yes (via Multi Interface shoe)

  • Flash modes

  • Continuous drive

    4.0 fps

  • Self-timer

    Yes (2 or 10 sec; continuous (3 or 5 exposures))

  • Metering modes

    • Multi
    • Center-weighted
    • Spot

  • Exposure compensation

    ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)

  • AE Bracketing

    ±5 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)

  • WB Bracketing

    Yes

  • Screen / viewfinder

  • Articulated LCD

    Tilting

  • Screen size

    3

  • Screen dots

    1,230,000

  • Touch screen

    No

  • Screen type

    Xtra Fine LCD

  • Live view

    Yes

  • Viewfinder type

    Electronic

  • Viewfinder coverage

    100%

  • Viewfinder magnification

    0.71×

  • Viewfinder resolution

    2,359,000

  • Videography features

  • Resolutions

    1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 24p), 1440 x 1080 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)

  • File Format

    MPEG-4, AVCHD

  • Microphone

    Stereo

  • Speaker

    Mono

  • Videography notes

    headphone and microphone ports, XLR support via adapter

  • Optics & Focus

  • Autofocus

    • Contrast Detect (sensor)
    • Multi-area
    • Center
    • Selective single-point
    • Single
    • Continuous
    • Face Detection
    • Live View

  • Digital zoom

    Yes (4)

  • Manual focus

    Yes

  • Number of focus points

    25

  • Lens mount

    Sony E

  • Focal length multiplier

  • Physical

  • Weight (inc. batteries)

    465 g (1.03 lb / 16.40 oz)

  • Dimensions

    127 x 94 x 48 mm (5 x 3.7 x 1.89)

  • Environmentally sealed

    Yes

  • Battery

    Battery Pack

  • Battery details

    NP-FW50 lithium-ion battery and charger

  • Battery Life (CIPA)

    340

  • Storage

  • Storage types

    SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo

  • Storage included

  • Connectivity

  • USB

    USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)

  • HDMI

    Yes (micro-HDMI port with 4K still, uncompressed video output)

  • Remote control

    Yes (wired)

  • Microphone port

    Yes

  • Headphone port

    Yes

  • Wireless

    Built-In

  • Wireless notes

    with NFC and wireless control via PlayMemories Mobile app

  • Other features

  • Orientation sensor

    Yes

  • Timelapse recording

    No

  • GPS

    None

  • GPS notes

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