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Advantages of the Nikon D5

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Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,280,000 ISO vs 204,800 ISO
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The D5's maximum light sensitivity is 8 f-stops better
Battery life
Much longer battery life
3780 shots vs 650 shots
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Around 6x more shots per battery charge
Built-in focus motor
Has a built-in focus motor
Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
2,359k dots vs 1,440k dots
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More than 60% higher resolution screen
Lens availability
Much more lenses available
171 lenses vs 92 lenses
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Around 90% more lenses available
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Screen size
Larger screen
3.2" vs 3"
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Around 10% larger screen
Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
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Advantages of the Sony Alpha a9

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Size
Much smaller
127×96×63 mm vs 160×159×92 mm
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3x smaller
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Weight
Much lighter
673 g vs 1,415 g
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2.1x lighter
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
20 fps vs 14 fps
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More than 40% faster continuous shooting
Focus points
More focus points
693 vs 153
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Thickness
Thinner
2.5" vs 3.6"
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More than 30% thinner
True resolution
Higher true resolution
24 MP vs 20.7 MP
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Capture around 20% more detail in your photos
Viewfinder size
Larger viewfinder
0.77x vs 0.72x
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Around 20% larger viewfinder
Lowest price
Cheaper
$3,382.09 vs $4,860.09
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The best price we've seen is $1,478 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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Compared to recent digital cameras

Common Strengths
Light sensitivity Extremely good maximum light sensitivity Help
D53,280,000 ISO
Alpha a9204,800 ISO
Battery life Very long battery life Help
D53780 shots
Alpha a9650 shots
Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
D52,359k dots
Alpha a91,440k dots
Autofocus Both use faster phase detection autofocus Help
fast and accurate
External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
Interchangeable lenses Interchangeable lenses Help
Many lenses to choose from
Touch screen Have touch screens Help
Fewer buttons
Viewfinder size Above average viewfinder size Help
D50.72x
Alpha a90.77x
External flash Each supports an external flash Help
Better lighting
Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
D5Pentaprism
Alpha a9Digital
Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
1/8000 of a second
Common Weaknesses
Lowest price Very expensive Help
D5$4,860.09
Alpha a9$3,382.09
Built-in flash No built-in flash Help
Professional
Weight Heavy Help
D51,415 g
Alpha a9673 g

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