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 display diagonal Edit
The Nikon Df has a display diagonal 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.

5 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
8 Reasons For
8.1MP higher megapixel Edit
The Sony Alpha SLT-A77 has a megapixel 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.

Image stabilizer Edit
The Sony Alpha SLT-A77 has an image stabilizer, however the Nikon Df does not have an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

20% higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Sony Alpha SLT-A77 has an ISO sensitivity (max) of 16,000, however the Nikon Df is only a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera (3,200 lower).
Vari-angle LCD display Edit
The Sony Alpha SLT-A77 has a vari-angle LCD display, whereas the Nikon Df does not.
600 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Sony Alpha SLT-A77 is 921,600 pixels display resolution, but the Nikon Df is only a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (600 pixels lower).
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.

£973 cheaper
The Sony Alpha SLT-A77 costs £973.08 less than the Nikon Df.
User reviews are better
Based on 1 review, the Sony Alpha SLT-A77 has an average user review score of 100%, however the Nikon Df has an average rating of 94% (based on 121 reviews).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
51% lower megapixel 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.

Does not have an image stabilizer Edit
The Nikon Df does not have an image stabilizer, whereas the Sony Alpha SLT-A77 has an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

Lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Nikon Df is only 12,800 maximum ISO speed. That's 3,200 lower than the Sony Alpha SLT-A77 (16,000).
Does not have a vari-angle LCD display Edit
The Nikon Df does not have a vari-angle LCD display, but the Sony Alpha SLT-A77 has a vari-angle LCD display.
1% lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Nikon Df is a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 600 pixels lower than the Sony Alpha SLT-A77 (921,600 pixels).
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.

More expensive by £973
The Nikon Df is £973.08 more expensive than the Sony Alpha SLT-A77.
User review Rating is Worse
The Nikon Df has an average user score of 94%, but the Sony Alpha SLT-A77 has an average user rating of 100% (based on 1 review).
3 Reasons Against
A little smaller display diagonal 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.

Less retailers
Only 1 retailer sell the Sony Alpha SLT-A77, whereas 6 shops sell the Nikon Df. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Over one year older
The Sony Alpha SLT-A77 is older than the Nikon Df by 20 months.

Awards

4 Awards
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Date Released

37 months Ago 57 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel
16.2MP 24.3MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 1600 x 1064
 12416 x 1856
 8192 x 1856
 4240 x 2832
 4240 x 2400
 7152 x 1080
 3008 x 2000
 3008 x 1688
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1064
 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 Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 TIF
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
 TIF
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
36 x 23.9 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixels
16.6MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer Location
 Body
 Body
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 3:2
 16:9
 3:2
BEST

Design

Colour of Product
 Silver
 Silver

Lens System

Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 18 - 135
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Sony A
 Nikon F
 Sony A
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 single
 multi point
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 single
 multi point
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Unknown - Click to provide data 19
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Auto
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 Shutter priority AE
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 Shutter priority AE
ISO Sensitivity
 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
ISO Sensitivity (max)
12,800 16,000
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 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

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

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
 Auto
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 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 Formats Supported
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
BEST
Analog Signal Format System
 NTSC
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolutions
 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 Formats Supported
 AC3
 AC3
BEST

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 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 Slots
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3.2"
BEST
3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
BEST
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Display Resolution (numeric)
921,000 pixels 921,600 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5"
Magnification
0.7x Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder Type
 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
 HDMI
 HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Daylight
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Daylight
 Flash
 Custom modes
Shooting Modes
 Scene
 Movie
 Scene
 Movie
Photo Effects
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Sepia
Self-Timer Delay
2,5,10,20 2,10
Calendar
 Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Multi Burst Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi burst mode
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Movie
 Single image
Saturation Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Saturation adjustment
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
-3 - 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Eye Relief
15mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 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 104mm
Depth
110mm 80.9mm
Width
143.5mm 142.6mm
Weight (including Battery)
Unknown - Click to provide data 732g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 1
Battery Type
EN-EL14a NP-FM500H
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Unknown - Click to provide data 470 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
32 - 104 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
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
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
BEST
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery charger included
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB 2.0 ports quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI ports quantity
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
Frame
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Frame
Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/8000 - 30
Digital SLR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital SLR
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