Sony SLT A99 vs Nikon D7100

Winner
Sony SLT A99

100

Nikon D7100

87

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A99

Great color depth
Color depth
25 bits
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.71x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

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 a99 II

Sony Alpha a99 II

Boutique

$3,198

Focus points Many more focus points
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Sony SLT A77 II

Sony SLT A77 II

Pro DSLR

$1,198 body only

$1,798 with 16-50mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
Focus points More focus points
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO
Sony A7

Sony A7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$998 - $2,898 body only

$1,198 with 28-70mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Focus points Significantly more focus points
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Nikon D7100 Competitors

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$799 - $997 body only

$1,048 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Better image quality
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$620 - $647 body only

$619 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,399 - $1,797 body only

$1,965 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Better image quality
Lens availability Fewer lenses available

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Sony SLT A99
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