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Nikon D4S vs Sony Alpha A58

Nikon D4S vs Sony Alpha A58

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Nikon D4S
Sony Alpha A58

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
0.5" larger display diagonal 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 (numeric) Edit
Nikon D4S is 921,000 pixels display resolution. 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.
2 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.
Four more awards
The Nikon D4S has 9 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Sony Alpha A58 has 5 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 70 reviews).
Moderately better user reviews
The average user review score of the Nikon D4S is 95%, however the average rating of the Sony Alpha A58 is 91% (based on 249 reviews).
2 Reasons For
3.9MP higher megapixel 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.

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.

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
3.9MP lower megapixel 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.

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.

Older by over one year
The Nikon D4S is 14 months older than the Sony Alpha A58.
6 Reasons Against
0.5" smaller display diagonal 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 (numeric) Edit
Sony Alpha A58 is only 460,800 pixels display resolution. That's 460,200 pixels lower than the Nikon D4S (460,800 pixels).
Less retailers
The Sony Alpha A58 is only stocked by 2 shops, whereas the Nikon D4S is stocked by 4 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.
Four less awards
The Sony Alpha A58 has only received 5 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 54 reviews).
User review Rating is slightly Worse
The Sony Alpha A58's average user score is 91%, however the Nikon D4S's is 95% (based on 142 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
5 Awards
DP Review: Gold
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

39 months Ago 25 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel
16.2MP 20.1MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 2048 x 1360
 1600 x 1064
 5456 x 3632
 3872 x 2176
 2736 x 1824
 2048 x 1360
 1600 x 1064
 5456 x 3632
 3872 x 2176
 2736 x 1824
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5456 x 3632
 5456 x 3632
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 TIF
 EXIF
 RAW
 JPG
 TIF
 EXIF
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
36 x 23.9 23.2 x 15.4
Total Megapixels
16.6MP 20.4MP
BEST
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
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 36
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 82.5mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 27mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 18 - 55
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Sony A
 Nikon F
 Sony A
Diaphragm Blade
Unknown - Click to provide data 7
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 55mm
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

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
Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.45m
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Unknown - Click to provide data 15
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

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
 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
ISO Sensitivity (max)
25,600
BEST
16,000
ISO Sensitivity (min)
200 100
BEST
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 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

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

Flash

Flash Modes
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
Flash Guide Number
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

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
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 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 Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
 AC3
 LPCM
 PCM
 AC3
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
BEST
1

Display

Display Diagonal
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 (numeric)
921,000 pixels
BEST
460,800 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
BEST
 PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Daylight
 Custom modes
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Movie
 Auto
 Program
 Movie
Photo Effects
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Black&White
Self-Timer Delay
2,5,10,20 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Image Editing
 Rotating
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 RAW
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 RAW
Live View
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Live view
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
 Tripod mountable
Camera Playback
 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 (D-D)
-3 - 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
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)
 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
Depth
90.5mm 77.7mm
Width
160mm 128.6mm
Weight (including Battery)
Unknown - Click to provide data 573g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 1
Battery Type
EN-EL18a NP-FM500H
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,600mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
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 (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

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
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Networking

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

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
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
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