Nikon D7200 vs Sony Alpha A58

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Nikon D7200
Sony Alpha A58

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Reasons For

17 Reasons For
4.1MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D7200 has a megapixel count of 24.2MP, whereas the Sony Alpha A58 is only a 20.1MP digital camera (4.1MP 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.

More total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D7200 has a total megapixel count of 24.72MP, but the Sony Alpha A58 is only a 20.4MP digital camera (4.32MP less).
Significantly smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon D7200 has a maximum aperture of 22, whereas the Sony Alpha A58 is only a 5.6 maximum aperture digital camera (16.4 bigger).
Longer maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon D7200 is a 210mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 127.5mm longer than the Sony Alpha A58 (82.5mm).
Thirty-six more auto focus points Edit
The Nikon D7200 is a 51.00 auto focus point digital camera, whereas the Sony Alpha A58 only has 15.00 auto focus points.
A lot higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon D7200 has a maximum ISO speed of 25,600, however the Sony Alpha A58 is only a 16,000 maximum ISO speed digital camera (9,600 lower).
One more memory slot Edit
The Nikon D7200 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 D7200 is a 3.2" screen digital camera, whereas the Sony Alpha A58 is only a 2.7" screen digital camera (0.5" 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.

Hugely higher display resolution Edit
The Nikon D7200 has a display resolution of 1,228,800 pixels, but the Sony Alpha A58 is only a 460,800 pixels display resolution digital camera (768,000 pixels lower).
0.06x higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Nikon D7200 has a lens magnification ratio of 0.94x, however the Sony Alpha A58 is only a 0.88x lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.06x lower). 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.

PictBridge Edit
The Nikon D7200 supports PictBridge, whereas the Sony Alpha A58 does not support PictBridge.
1.7mm thinner Edit
The Nikon D7200 is a 76mm deep digital camera, whereas the Sony Alpha A58 is a 77.7mm deep digital camera (1.7mm thicker).
Four hundred and ten more shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Nikon D7200 is 1110.00, but the Sony Alpha A58 only takes 700.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Available from 33 shops
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Nine more awards
The Nikon D7200 has 13 awards, whereas the Sony Alpha A58 has 4 awards.
Expert reviews are better
The Nikon D7200 has an average expert review score of 86% based on 66 reviews, however the Sony Alpha A58 has an average rating of 80% (based on 66 reviews).
User reviews are better
The Nikon D7200 has an average user review score of 94% based on 104 reviews, however the Sony Alpha A58 has an average rating of 89% (based on 80 reviews).
6 Reasons For
38% lighter Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 is a 492g digital camera. That's 183g lighter than the Nikon D7200 (492g). 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.

12% shorter Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 has a height of 95.5mm, however the Nikon D7200 is a 106.5mm tall digital camera (11mm taller).
6.9mm narrower Edit
Sony Alpha A58 is 128.6mm wide, but the Nikon D7200 is a 135.5mm wide digital camera (6.9mm wider).
6% lighter lens weight Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 is a 398g lens weight digital camera. That's 22g lighter than the Nikon D7200 (398g).
Marginally shorter lens length Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 has a lens length of 86mm, but the Nikon D7200 is an 89mm lens length digital camera (3mm longer).
£241 cheaper
The Sony Alpha A58 is £240.99 cheaper than the Nikon D7200.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Heavier Edit
The Nikon D7200 is a 675g digital camera. That's 183g heavier than the Sony Alpha A58 (492g). 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.

Taller Edit
Nikon D7200 is 106.5mm tall, but the Sony Alpha A58 is a 95.5mm tall digital camera (11mm shorter).
A little wider Edit
The Nikon D7200 is a 135.5mm wide digital camera, whereas the Sony Alpha A58 is a 128.6mm wide digital camera (6.9mm narrower).
Heavier lens weight Edit
The Nikon D7200 is a 420g lens weight digital camera. That's 22g heavier than the Sony Alpha A58 (398g).
3mm longer lens length Edit
The Nikon D7200 has a lens length of 89mm, whereas the Sony Alpha A58 is an 86mm lens length digital camera (3mm shorter).
£241 more expensive
The Nikon D7200 is more expensive than the Sony Alpha A58 by £240.99.
18 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 has a megapixel count of 20.1MP, but the Nikon D7200 is a 24.2MP digital camera (4.1MP 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.

22% less total megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 has a total megapixel count of 20.4MP, however the Nikon D7200 is a 24.72MP digital camera (4.32MP more).
Three times bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 has a maximum aperture of 5.6, but the Nikon D7200 is a 22 maximum aperture digital camera (16.4 smaller).
Significantly shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 is an 82.5mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 127.5mm shorter than the Nikon D7200 (82.5mm).
Thirty-six less auto focus points Edit
The number of auto focus points on the Sony Alpha A58 is 15.00, but the Nikon D7200 only has 51.00 auto focus points.
9,600 lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 has a maximum ISO speed of 16,000, whereas the Nikon D7200 is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (9,600 higher).
One less memory slot Edit
The number of memory slots on the Sony Alpha A58 is one, but the Nikon D7200 only has two memory slots.
Smaller screen size Edit
Sony Alpha A58 is only 2.7" screen, but the Nikon D7200 is a 3.2" screen digital camera (0.5" 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.

Two times lower display resolution Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 has a display resolution of 460,800 pixels, however the Nikon D7200 is a 1,228,800 pixels display resolution digital camera (768,000 pixels higher).
A little lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 has a lens magnification ratio of 0.88x, whereas the Nikon D7200 is a 0.94x lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.06x 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.

Does not support PictBridge Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 does not support PictBridge, whereas the Nikon D7200 supports PictBridge.
A little thicker Edit
Sony Alpha A58 is 77.7mm deep, but the Nikon D7200 is a 76mm deep digital camera (1.7mm thinner).
Four hundred and ten less shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 takes 700.00 shots per battery charge, however the Nikon D7200 only takes 1110.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Fewer sellers
Only 5 sellers sells the Sony Alpha A58, but 38 sellers sell the Nikon D7200. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Seven months older
The Sony Alpha A58 is older than the Nikon D7200 by seven months.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Sony Alpha A58 has received 4 awards, the Nikon D7200 has received 13 awards.
Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Sony Alpha A58 is 80%, whereas the average expert rating of the Nikon D7200 is 86% (based on 66 reviews).
Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Sony Alpha A58 is 89%, whereas the average user rating of the Nikon D7200 is 94% (based on 104 reviews).

Awards

13 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
Digital Versus: 5 Star
digitalone.com.sg: Editor's Choice
DP Review: Silver
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended 6 star
lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 6 Star
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
Pocket Lint: Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
tomsguide.com: Editor's Choice
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

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
24.2MP
BEST
20.1MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 4496 x 3000
 2736 x 1824
BEST
 6000 x 4000
 4496 x 3000
 2736 x 1824
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
BEST
 6000 x 4000
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
Full-Frame Sensor Size
23.5 x 15.6 23.2 x 15.4
Total Megapixel Count
24.72MP
BEST
20.4MP
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 DX
 DX
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 3:2
 16:9
 3:2

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5.8x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture
22
BEST
5.6
Minimum Aperture
3.5 3.5
Maximum Focal Length
210mm
BEST
82.5mm
Minimum Focal Length
27mm 27mm
Focal Length Range
18 - 105 18 - 55
Lens
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Structure
15/11 14/11
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Sony A
 Nikon F
 Sony A
Aspheric Element
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diaphragm Blades
7 7
Filter Size
67mm 62mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 selective
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Selective Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 selective
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Selective Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.45m
Auto Focus Point
51
BEST
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
 100
 25600
 25
 64
 80
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 16000
 100
 25600
 25
 64
 80
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 16000
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600
BEST
16,000
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
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
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
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 Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
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)
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1440 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1440 x 1080
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x424@30fps
 640x424@25fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x424@30fps
 640x424@25fps
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
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

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

Display

Screen Size
3.2"
BEST
2.7"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
1,228,800 pixels
BEST
460,800 pixels
Second Display
 Second display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.94x
BEST
0.88x
Viewfinder
 Optical
 electrical
 Optical
 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
 Microphone in socket
 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

GPS
 GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Direct sunlight
 Daylight
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Direct sunlight
 Daylight
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Movie
 Auto
 Program
 Movie
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,5,10,20 2,10
Multi-Shot Mode
 Multi-shot mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
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
 Live view
 Live view
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
 Tripod mount
Playback Mode
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Saturation Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Saturation adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Diopter Adjustment
-2 - 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Eye Relief
19.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
675g 492g
BEST
Height
106.5mm 95.5mm
BEST
Depth
76mm
BEST
77.7mm
Width
135.5mm 128.6mm
BEST
Lens Weight
420g 398g
BEST
Lens Length
89mm 86mm
BEST
Lens Diameter
76mm 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-EL15 NP-FM500H
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,650mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
1,110 shots
BEST
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
 Micro-USB
 USB
 Micro-USB
BEST
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
 Included battery charger
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
 Carrying case

Networking

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

Other Features

Video Recording
 Video recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
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

Technical Details

Image Processor
 EXPEED 4
 EXPEED 4
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
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