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 display diagonal 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 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 megapixels Edit
The Sony Alpha A77 II is a 24.7MP digital camera. That's 8.1MP more than the Nikon D4S (24.7MP).
50% higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Sony Alpha A77 II has an ISO sensitivity (max) of 51,200. That's 25,600 higher than the Nikon D4S (51,200).
3x smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
Sony Alpha A77 II is 50 minimum ISO speed. That's 150 smaller than the Nikon D4S (50).
61% higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Sony Alpha A77 II is 2,359,296 pixels display resolution. That's 1,438,296 pixels higher than the Nikon D4S (2,359,296 pixels).
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 Edit
The Nikon D4S has a megapixel 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 megapixels Edit
The Nikon D4S has a total megapixels of 16.6MP, but the Sony Alpha A77 II is a 24.7MP digital camera (8.1MP more).
Vastly lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Nikon D4S has an ISO sensitivity (max) of 25,600, however the Sony Alpha A77 II is a 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (25,600 higher).
Hugely bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
Nikon D4S is 200 minimum ISO speed, but the Sony Alpha A77 II is a 50 minimum ISO speed digital camera (150 smaller).
Hugely lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Nikon D4S is only 921,000 pixels display resolution, but the Sony Alpha A77 II is a 2,359,296 pixels display resolution digital camera (1,438,296 pixels higher).
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.

Two months older
The Nikon D4S is older than the Sony Alpha A77 II by two months.
2 Reasons Against
Smaller display diagonal 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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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel
16.2MP 24.3MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 2048 x 1360
 1600 x 1064
 6000 x 4000
 12416 x 1856
 6000 x 3376
 8192 x 1856
 4240 x 2832
 5536 x 2160
 4240 x 2400
 3872 x 2160
 3008 x 2000
 3008 x 1688
 2048 x 1360
 1600 x 1064
 6000 x 4000
 12416 x 1856
 6000 x 3376
 8192 x 1856
 4240 x 2832
 5536 x 2160
 4240 x 2400
 3872 x 2160
 3008 x 2000
 3008 x 1688
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 TIF
 EXIF
 RAW
 JPG
 TIF
 EXIF
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
36 x 23.9 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixels
16.6MP 24.7MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer Location
 Body
 Body
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 3:2
 16:9
 3:2
BEST

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Extra/Smart Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 2x
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Sony A
 Nikon F
 Sony A

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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 (AF) Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 200
 25600
 25
 50
 80
 100
 800
 12800
 51200
 200
 25600
 25
 50
 80
 100
 800
 12800
 51200
ISO Sensitivity (max)
25,600 51,200
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
200 50
BEST
Light Metering
 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
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Modes
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
Flash Sync-Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
60fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
BEST
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 424
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 424
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
 MP4
 AC3
 LC-AAC
 LPCM
 PCM
 MP4
 AC3
 LC-AAC
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 XQD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 XQD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
BEST
Memory Slots
2 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
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%
Display Resolution (numeric)
921,000 pixels 2,359,296 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

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

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
BEST
 2.0

Camera

White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Daylight
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Daylight
Photo Effects
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
Self-Timer Delay
2,5,10,20 2,10
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
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Live View
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Live view
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Saturation Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Saturation adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
-3 - 1 -4 - 3
Scene Modes
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Night
 Night portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Night
 Night portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 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
Weight (including Battery)
Unknown - Click to provide data 726g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 1
Battery Type
EN-EL18a NP-FM500H
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,650mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Unknown - Click to provide data 480 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Cables Included
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery charger included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Other Features

Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
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