Nikon D800 vs Sony SLT A65

Winner
Nikon D800

100

Sony SLT-A65

74

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D800

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
2,979 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
96.0
Great color depth
Color depth
25.6 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
14.4 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A65

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
138 ms shutter lag

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D800.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony SLT-A65.

competitors

Nikon D800 Competitors

Nikon D810

Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$2,182 - $2,199 body only

$2,715 - $3,297 with 24-120mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Battery life Longer battery life
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,497 body only

$1,997 with 24-120mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Nikon D610

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,100 - $1,497 body only

$1,900 - $2,447 with 28-300mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Size Smaller
Startup delay Much more startup delay

Sony SLT-A65 Competitors

Sony SLT-A68

Sony SLT-A68

Boutique

Focus points Significantly more focus points
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sony SLT-A77

Sony SLT A77

Pro DSLR

$1,967 with 16-50mm lens

Weather sealed Weather sealed
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Size Larger
Sony SLT A77 II

Sony SLT A77 II

Pro DSLR

$1,198 body only

$1,798 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Weather sealed Weather sealed
GPS No built-in GPS

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Nikon D800
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