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
High true resolution
True resolution
36.2 MP
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A65

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

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 D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,600 - $1,997 body only

$2,400 - $2,497 with 24-120mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
Nikon D810

Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$2,450 - $2,797 body only

$3,050 - $3,497 with 24-120mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,199 - $2,499 body only

$2,700 - $3,099 with 24-105mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

Sony SLT-A65 Competitors

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$598 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Battery life Longer battery life
Screen size Much smaller screen
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

$1,705 body only

$1,500 with 16-50mm lens

Weather sealed Weather sealed
Overall image quality Better image quality
Startup delay More startup delay

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Nikon D800
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