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

Nikon D800 vs Sony SLT A77

Winner
Nikon D800

100

Sony SLT-A77

77

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
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A77

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
12 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

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

$1,531 - $1,797 body only

$2,221 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
Nikon D810

Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$2,239 - $2,797 body only

$2,900 - $3,297 with 24-120mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Battery life Longer battery life
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Nikon D610

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,220 - $1,497 body only

$1,667 - $1,997 with 24-85mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Size Smaller
True resolution Significantly lower true resolution

Sony SLT-A77 Competitors

Sony SLT A77 II

Sony SLT A77 II

Pro DSLR

$1,198 body only

$1,798 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
GPS No built-in GPS
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 - $498 body only

$579 - $598 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Focus points Many more focus points
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$626 with 18-55mm lens

Size Smaller
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Screen size Much smaller screen

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