Sony SLT A99 vs Nikon D7100

Winner
Sony SLT A99

100

Nikon D7100

87

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A99

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.71x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
127 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7100

Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
230 lenses

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D7100.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony SLT A99.

competitors

Sony SLT A99 Competitors

Sony Alpha 7R II

Sony Alpha 7R II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,998 body only

$2,260 with 50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$632 with 18-55mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Size Smaller
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO
Sony A7

Sony A7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$798 - $2,000 body only

$998 with 28-70mm lens

Focus points Significantly more focus points
Thickness Much thinner
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Nikon D7100 Competitors

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$749 - $797 body only

$1,097 with 18-140mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$500 - $549 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
GPS Has a GPS
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$1,448 with 18-135mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO

discussion

Sony SLT A99
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