Nikon D4S vs Sony Alpha A77 II

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Nikon D4S
Sony Alpha A77 II

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Reasons For

1 Reason For
0.2" larger screen size Edit
The Nikon D4S is a 3.2" screen digital camera, whereas the Sony Alpha A77 II is only a 3" screen digital camera (0.2" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

6 Reasons For
34% higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A77 II is a 24.3MP digital camera. That's 8.1MP higher than the Nikon D4S (24.3MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

33% more total megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A77 II is a 24.7MP digital camera. That's 8.1MP more than the Nikon D4S (24.7MP).
Smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony Alpha A77 II is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 100 smaller than the Nikon D4S (100).
26% higher display resolution Edit
The Sony Alpha A77 II is a 1,228,800 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 307,800 pixels higher than the Nikon D4S (1,228,800 pixels).
Higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Sony Alpha A77 II is a 1.09x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.39x higher than the Nikon D4S (1.09x). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

Hugely lighter Edit
The Sony Alpha A77 II has a weight of 647g, but the Nikon D4S is a 1.2kg digital camera (533g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Significantly lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D4S has a megapixel count of 16.2MP, whereas the Sony Alpha A77 II is a 24.3MP digital camera (8.1MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

A lot less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D4S has a total megapixel count of 16.6MP, but the Sony Alpha A77 II is a 24.7MP digital camera (8.1MP more).
A lot bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon D4S has a minimum ISO speed of 200, but the Sony Alpha A77 II is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (100 smaller).
A lot lower display resolution Edit
The Nikon D4S has a display resolution of 921,000 pixels, but the Sony Alpha A77 II is a 1,228,800 pixels display resolution digital camera (307,800 pixels higher).
0.39x lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Nikon D4S has a lens magnification ratio of 0.7x, however the Sony Alpha A77 II is a 1.09x lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.39x higher). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

Heavier Edit
The Nikon D4S is a 1.2kg digital camera. That's 533g heavier than the Sony Alpha A77 II (647g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Seven months older
The Nikon D4S is older than the Sony Alpha A77 II by seven months.
2 Reasons Against
Smaller screen size Edit
The Sony Alpha A77 II is a 3" screen digital camera. That's 0.2" smaller than the Nikon D4S (3"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
16.2MP 24.3MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 2048 x 1360
 1600 x 1064
 6000 x 4000
 12416 x 1856
 6000 x 3376
 8192 x 1856
 4240 x 2832
 3008 x 2000
 2048 x 1360
 1600 x 1064
 6000 x 4000
 12416 x 1856
 6000 x 3376
 8192 x 1856
 4240 x 2832
 3008 x 2000
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 TIF
 RAW
 JPG
 TIF
Full-Frame Sensor Size
36 x 23.9 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixel Count
16.6MP 24.7MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Body
 Body
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 3:2
 16:9
 3:2
BEST

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Maximum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 36
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 202.5mm
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 27mm
Focal Length Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 18 - 135
Lens Structure
Unknown - Click to provide data 14/11
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Sony A
 Nikon F
 Sony A
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 3
Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 7
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 62mm

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 continuous
 selective
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Selective Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 continuous
 selective
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Selective Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus lock
Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.45m
Auto Focus Point
Unknown - Click to provide data 79
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 200
 25600
 25
 100
 200
 25600
 25
 100
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600 25,600
Minimum ISO Speed
200 100
BEST
Auto Exposure Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
 Hi-speed sync
 Auto
 Manual
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
 Hi-speed sync
 Auto
 Manual
Flash Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data 12m
Flash Sync-Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Shoe Mounting Point
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shoe mounting point

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
60fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 NTSC
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 424
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 424
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
 AC3
 AAC++
 LPCM
 PCM
 AC3
 AAC++
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Mono
 Mono
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction

Memory

Memory Card
 XQD
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MS Pro-HG Duo HX
 XQD
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MS Pro-HG Duo HX
BEST
Memory Slot
2 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3.2"
BEST
3"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Touch Sensitive Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
921,000 pixels 1,228,800 pixels
BEST
Second Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Second display

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5"
Lens Magnification Ratio
0.7x 1.09x
BEST
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 electrical
 Electronic
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in socket
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Daylight
 Custom modes
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
Self-Timer
2,5,10,20 2,10
Multi-Shot Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi-shot mode
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Dioptre Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dioptre correction
Anti-Dust Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Anti-dust function
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 RAW
 MPF
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 RAW
 MPF
Live View
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Live view
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
 Tripod mount
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data BIONZ X
Diopter Adjustment
-3 - 1 -4 - 3
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Night
 Night portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Night
 Night portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1.2kg 647g
BEST
Height
156.5mm 104.2mm
Depth
90.5mm 80.9mm
Width
160mm 142.6mm
Lens Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 398g
Lens Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 86mm
Lens Diameter
Unknown - Click to provide data 76mm
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 726g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
EN-EL18a InfoLITHIUM NP-FM500H
Shot Per Battery Charge
Unknown - Click to provide data 480 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

System Requirements

Windows Operating System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Windows operating system

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data PMB (Picture Motion Browser) v5.2, Image Data Converter SR v3.2, Image Data Lightbox SR v2.2
Included Cable
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication

Other Features

Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
Ethernet LAN Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
Viewfinder
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,359,000 pixels
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