Updated (December 2011): Compare the Nikon D800 vs Sony SLT-A77

Nikon D800 vs Sony SLT A77

Winner
Nikon D800

90

Sony SLT-A77

70

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
High true resolution
True resolution
36.2 MP
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
200 ms startup delay
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A77

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
12 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-A77.

competitors

Nikon D800 Competitors

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,628 - $1,997 body only

$2,479 - $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

$2,399 - $2,797 body only

$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 - $2,599 body only

$2,700 - $3,199 with 24-105mm lens

Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

Sony SLT-A77 Competitors

Sony SLT A77 II

Sony SLT A77 II

Pro DSLR

$1,198 body only

$1,798 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Significantly more focus points
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$698 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony SLT-A65

Sony SLT A65

Entry-level DSLR

$1,909 with 18-55mm lens

Size Smaller
Weight Lighter
Weather sealed No weather sealing

discussion

Nikon D800
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David (3:28 AM, October 18, 2013)
Lmao
 
Ibraheem (1:22 PM, July 28, 2013)
I am thinking of getting a pro camera . should i get the Nikon D800 or the Sony A77