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Nikon D800 vs Sony Alpha A58

Nikon D800 vs Sony Alpha A58

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Nikon D800
Sony Alpha A58

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
A lot higher megapixel Edit
The Nikon D800 has a megapixel of 36.3MP, however the Sony Alpha A58 is only a 20.1MP digital camera (16.2MP 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.

Available from 1 shops
The more stores stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Twenty-one more awards
The Nikon D800 has 26 awards, however the Sony Alpha A58 has 5 awards.
Expert reviews are a lot better
The Nikon D800 has an average expert review score of 91%, but the Sony Alpha A58 has an average rating of 80% (based on 70 reviews).
User reviews are a bit better
The Nikon D800 has an average user review score of 92%, but the Sony Alpha A58 has an average rating of 91% (based on 249 reviews).
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Reasons Against

1 Reason Against
Over one year older
The Nikon D800 is older than the Sony Alpha A58 by 15 months.
5 Reasons Against
81% lower megapixel Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 is a 20.1MP digital camera. That's 16.2MP lower than the Nikon D800 (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.

Fewer sellers
The Sony Alpha A58 is only stocked by 2 shops, but the Nikon D800 is stocked by 3 stores. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Twenty-one less awards
The Sony Alpha A58 has only received 5 awards, but the Nikon D800 has received 26 awards.
Expert review Rating is much Worse
The average expert rating of the Sony Alpha A58 is 80%, whereas the average expert rating of the Nikon D800 is 91% (based on 125 reviews).
User review Rating is moderately Worse
The average user rating of the Sony Alpha A58 is 91%, whereas the average user rating of the Nikon D800 is 92% (based on 5 reviews).

Awards

26 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
Akam.no: Recommended
camcorderinfo.com: Best of Year
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
CNET.co.uk: Editor's Choice
CNET.com.au: Editor's Choice
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
DP Review: Gold
Ephotozine: Editor's Choice
fotoguiden.se: Best product
hardwarezone.com.sg: Innovative Design
hi-tech.mail.ru/: Recommended
itproportal.com: Best Buy
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended 6 Star
Magnus.de: Buying Tip
PhotographyBlog.com: Essential
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
player.de: Very Good
Pocket Lint: Hot Product
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
tbreak.ae: Editor's Choice
Techradar: Recommended
tipa.com: Technical Image Press Association Award
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold
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

40 months Ago 25 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel
36.3MP
BEST
20.1MP
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 5456 x 3632
 3872 x 2176
 2736 x 1824
 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
 EXIF
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
BEST
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 23.2 x 15.4
Total Megapixels
Unknown - Click to provide data 20.4MP
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
 Sony A
 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
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
BEST
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
BEST
ISO Sensitivity
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 16000
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 16000
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 16,000
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Unknown - Click to provide data 100
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
Unknown - Click to provide data 30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Guide Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 10m
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)
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
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
BEST
Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 AC3
 AC3
BEST
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 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
BEST
Memory Slots
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.7"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
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)
Unknown - Click to provide data 460,800 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Movie
 Auto
 Program
 Movie
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,10
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Image Editing
 Rotating
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
Live View
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Live view
Tripod Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Scene Modes
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 492g
Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 95.5mm
Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 77.7mm
Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 128.6mm
Weight (including Battery)
Unknown - Click to provide data 573g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium
 Lithium
BEST
Battery Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data 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)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Cables Included
 USB
 USB
BEST
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery charger included
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

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
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