Nikon D4S vs Sony Alpha A58

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Nikon D4S
Sony Alpha A58

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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
Higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon D4S is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 9,600 higher than the Sony Alpha A58 (16,000).
Two memory slots Edit
The Nikon D4S is a two memory slot digital camera, whereas the Sony Alpha A58 only has one memory slot.
0.5" larger screen size Edit
The Nikon D4S is a 3.2" screen digital camera. That's 0.5" larger than the Sony Alpha A58 (2.7"). 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.

Higher display resolution Edit
The Nikon D4S is a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 460,200 pixels higher than the Sony Alpha A58 (460,800 pixels).
PictBridge Edit
The Nikon D4S supports PictBridge, whereas the Sony Alpha A58 does not.
1 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Five more awards
The Nikon D4S has 9 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Sony Alpha A58 has 4 awards.
Considerably better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Nikon D4S is 93%, however the average rating of the Sony Alpha A58 is 80% (based on 66 reviews).
Better user reviews
The average user review score of the Nikon D4S is 98%, however the average rating of the Sony Alpha A58 is 89% (based on 80 reviews).
14 Reasons For
3.9MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 is a 20.1MP digital camera. That's 3.9MP higher than the Nikon D4S (20.1MP). 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.

More total megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 is a 20.4MP digital camera. That's 3.8MP more than the Nikon D4S (20.4MP).
5.6 smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 is a 5.6 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 5.6 smaller than the Nikon D4S (5.6).
Longer maximum focal length Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 has a maximum focal length of 82.5mm, but the Nikon D4S is only a unknownmm maximum focal length digital camera (82.5mm shorter).
Smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 100 smaller than the Nikon D4S (100).
Wider field of view Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 is a 100% field of view digital camera. That's 100% wider than the Nikon D4S (100%).
21% higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 is a 0.88x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.18x higher than the Nikon D4S (0.88x). 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 A58 has a weight of 492g, but the Nikon D4S is a 1.2kg digital camera (688g 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.

Shorter Edit
Sony Alpha A58 is 95.5mm tall. That's 61mm shorter than the Nikon D4S (95.5mm).
12.8mm thinner Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 is a 77.7mm deep digital camera. That's 12.8mm thinner than the Nikon D4S (77.7mm).
31.4mm narrower Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 is a 128.6mm wide digital camera. That's 31.4mm narrower than the Nikon D4S (128.6mm).
Bigger battery capacity Edit
Sony Alpha A58 is 1,650mAh battery. That's 1,650mAh bigger than the Nikon D4S (1,650mAh).
20.1MP bigger image effective megapixels Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 has an image effective megapixels of 20.1MP, whereas the Nikon D4S is only a unknownMP image effective megapixels digital camera (20.1MP smaller).
Cheaper by £2,160
The Sony Alpha A58 costs £2,160 less than the Nikon D4S.

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
3.9MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D4S is a 16.2MP digital camera. That's 3.9MP lower than the Sony Alpha A58 (20.1MP). 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.

Less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D4S is a 16.6MP digital camera. That's 3.8MP less than the Sony Alpha A58 (20.4MP).
Bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon D4S is a 200 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 100 bigger than the Sony Alpha A58 (100).
26% lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Nikon D4S is a 0.7x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.18x lower than the Sony Alpha A58 (0.88x). 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.

688g heavier Edit
The Nikon D4S has a weight of 1.2kg, but the Sony Alpha A58 is a 492g digital camera (688g lighter). 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.

39% taller Edit
Nikon D4S is 156.5mm tall. That's 61mm taller than the Sony Alpha A58 (95.5mm).
12.8mm thicker Edit
The Nikon D4S is a 90.5mm deep digital camera. That's 12.8mm thicker than the Sony Alpha A58 (77.7mm).
31.4mm wider Edit
The Nikon D4S is a 160mm wide digital camera. That's 31.4mm wider than the Sony Alpha A58 (128.6mm).
More expensive by £2,160
The Nikon D4S is £2,160 more expensive than the Sony Alpha A58.
Older by five months
The Nikon D4S is five months older than the Sony Alpha A58.
9 Reasons Against
60% lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 is a 16,000 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 9,600 lower than the Nikon D4S (16,000).
Only one memory slot Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 is a one memory slot digital camera, whereas the Nikon D4S only has two memory slots.
0.5" smaller screen size Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 is a 2.7" screen digital camera. That's 0.5" smaller than the Nikon D4S (2.7"). 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.

Lower display resolution Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 is a 460,800 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 460,200 pixels lower than the Nikon D4S (460,800 pixels).
Does not support PictBridge Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 does not support PictBridge, however the Nikon D4S supports PictBridge.
Less retailers
The Sony Alpha A58 is only stocked by 5 stores, whereas the Nikon D4S is stocked by 6 shops. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Five less awards
The Sony Alpha A58 has only received 4 awards, whereas the Nikon D4S has received 9 awards.
Expert review Rating is much Worse
The Sony Alpha A58's average expert score is 80%, however the Nikon D4S's is 93% (based on 52 reviews).
User review Rating is Worse
The Sony Alpha A58's average user score is 89%, however the Nikon D4S's is 98% (based on 77 reviews).

Awards

9 Awards
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
M3.idg.se: Recommended
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
Pocket Lint: Editor's Choice
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
Techradar: Recommended
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
vido.com.ua: Recommended
4 Awards
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Imaging Resource.com: Dave's Pick
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
reviewed.com: Best of Year

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

34 months Ago 29 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
16.2MP 20.1MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 2048 x 1360
 1600 x 1064
 2736 x 1824
 2048 x 1360
 1600 x 1064
 2736 x 1824
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5456 x 3632
 5456 x 3632
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 TIF
 EXIF
 RAW
 JPG
 TIF
 EXIF
Full-Frame Sensor Size
36 x 23.9 23.2 x 15.4
Total Megapixel Count
16.6MP 20.4MP
BEST
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 5.6
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 82.5mm
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 27mm
Focal Length Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 18 - 55
Lens
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Structure
Unknown - Click to provide data 14/11
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Sony A
 Nikon F
 Sony A
Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 7
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 62mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.45m
Auto Focus Point
Unknown - Click to provide data 15
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
 64
 80
 100
 160
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 16000
 200
 25600
 25
 64
 80
 100
 160
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 16000
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600
BEST
16,000
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
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

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
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
Flash Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data 10m
Flash Sync-Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data
External Flash Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 External flash connector
Flash Recharging Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 4s
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD 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
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 424
 1440 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 424
 1440 x 1080
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
 LPCM
 PCM
 AC3
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording

Memory

Memory Card
 XQD
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 XQD
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
BEST
Memory Slot
2
BEST
1

Display

Screen Size
3.2"
BEST
2.7"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Display Resolution
921,000 pixels
BEST
460,800 pixels

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.7x 0.88x
BEST
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 electrical
 Electronic
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
BEST
 PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
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
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Daylight
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Daylight
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Movie
 Auto
 Program
 Movie
Photo Effect
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Black&White
Self-Timer
2,5,10,20 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Image Editing Mode
 Rotating
 Rotating
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
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Saturation Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Saturation adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Diopter Adjustment
-3 - 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
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)
 GRE
 FIN
 HUN
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 GRE
 FIN
 HUN

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1.2kg 492g
BEST
Height
156.5mm 95.5mm
BEST
Depth
90.5mm 77.7mm
BEST
Width
160mm 128.6mm
BEST
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 573g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
EN-EL18a NP-FM500H
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,650mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
Unknown - Click to provide data 700 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V
Battery Level Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery level indicator

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
Included Cable
 USB
 AC
 Micro-USB
 USB
 AC
 Micro-USB
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Other Features

Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB 2.0 port
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI port
Panorama Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Panorama mode
Aperture Priority Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Aperture priority mode
Manual Exposure
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual exposure
Auto Exposure
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto exposure
Shutter Priority AE
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shutter priority AE
Colour Temperature
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,500K
Image Effective Megapixels
Unknown - Click to provide data 20.1MP
Display Tilting
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Display tilting
Ethernet LAN Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
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