Nikon Df vs Sony Alpha SLT-A77

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Nikon Df
Sony Alpha SLT-A77

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
Larger screen size Edit
The Nikon Df has a screen size of 3.2". That's 0.2" larger than the Sony Alpha SLT-A77 (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.

Shorter Edit
The Nikon Df is a 66.5mm tall digital camera. That's 37.5mm shorter than the Sony Alpha SLT-A77 (104mm).
4 Reasons For
8.1MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha SLT-A77 has a megapixel count of 24.3MP, whereas the Nikon Df is only a 16.2MP digital camera (8.1MP lower). 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.

9% lighter Edit
The Sony Alpha SLT-A77 is a 653g digital camera. That's 57g lighter than the Nikon Df (653g). 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.

A lot thinner Edit
The Sony Alpha SLT-A77 is an 80.9mm deep digital camera, whereas the Nikon Df is a 110mm deep digital camera (29.1mm thicker).
0.90000000000001mm narrower Edit
The Sony Alpha SLT-A77 is a 142.6mm wide digital camera, whereas the Nikon Df is a 143.5mm wide digital camera (0.90000000000001mm wider).

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
51% lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Df is a 16.2MP digital camera. That's 8.1MP lower than the Sony Alpha SLT-A77 (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.

Marginally heavier Edit
The Nikon Df has a weight of 710g, whereas the Sony Alpha SLT-A77 is a 653g digital camera (57g 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.

Thicker Edit
The Nikon Df has a depth of 110mm. That's 29.1mm thicker than the Sony Alpha SLT-A77 (80.9mm).
1% wider Edit
The Nikon Df has a width of 143.5mm. That's 0.90000000000001mm wider than the Sony Alpha SLT-A77 (142.6mm).
4 Reasons Against
A little smaller screen size Edit
The Sony Alpha SLT-A77 is a 3" screen digital camera, whereas the Nikon Df is a 3.2" screen digital camera (0.2" larger). 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.

A lot taller Edit
Sony Alpha SLT-A77 is 104mm tall, but the Nikon Df is a 66.5mm tall digital camera (37.5mm shorter).
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Over one year older
The Sony Alpha SLT-A77 is older than the Nikon Df by 17 months.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
16.2MP 24.3MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 12416 x 1856
 8192 x 1856
 4240 x 2832
 4240 x 2400
 7152 x 1080
 3008 x 2000
 3008 x 1688
 1920 x 1080
 12416 x 1856
 8192 x 1856
 4240 x 2832
 4240 x 2400
 7152 x 1080
 3008 x 2000
 3008 x 1688
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 23.5 x 15.6
Image Stabilizer
 Body
 Body
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 3:2
 16:9
 3:2
BEST

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Maximum Aperture
8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 18 - 135
Lens Mount Interface
 Sony A
 Sony A

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 multi point
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 multi point
 Multi Point Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus assist beam
Auto Focus Point
Unknown - Click to provide data 19
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Auto
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
 80
 100
 800
 12800
 Auto
 50
 64
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2250
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 16000
 25
 8000
 10000
 80
 100
 800
 12800
 Auto
 50
 64
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2250
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 16000
 25
 8000
 10000
Maximum ISO Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 16,000
Minimum ISO Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 100
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 (1/3EV step)
 ± 5EV (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
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
Flash Sync-Speed
0.01s Unknown - Click to provide data
External Flash Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 External flash connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Recharging Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 3s
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST

Video

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

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 AC3
 AAC++
 AC3
 AAC++
BEST

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3.2"
BEST
3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Display Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 921,600 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5"
Viewfinder
 Optical
 electrical
 Optical
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Flash
 Custom modes
Shooting Mode
 Scene
 Movie
 Scene
 Movie
Photo Effect
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Sepia
Self-Timer
2,5,10,20 2,10
Calendar
 Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 RAW
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 RAW
Live View
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Live view
Tripod Mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mount
Multi Burst Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi burst mode
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Movie
 Single image
Saturation Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Saturation adjustment
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Close-up (macro)
 Night
 Night portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Close-up (macro)
 Night
 Night portrait
 Sports
 Sunset

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
710g 653g
BEST
Height
66.5mm
BEST
104mm
Depth
110mm 80.9mm
BEST
Width
143.5mm 142.6mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
765g 732g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
EN-EL14a NP-FM500H
Shot Per Battery Charge
Unknown - Click to provide data 470 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V

Operational Conditions

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

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data Picture Motion Browser 5.2; Image Data Converter SR 3.2; Image Data Lightbox SR 2.2
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
BEST
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 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
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
Frame
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Frame
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/8000 - 30
Digital SLR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital SLR
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