Sony A7

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Sony A7

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Nikon DF

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Nikon DF

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Reasons to buy the Sony A7

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,229k dots
Really small
Size
Standard size 127x94x48 mm
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Large sensor
Sensor size
Full frame 35.8x23.9mm
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon DF

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
3,279 ISO
Sensor size
Large sensor
Full frame 36.0x23.9mm
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
152 lenses
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Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
 

differences

Advantages of the Nikon DF

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Battery life
Much longer battery life
1400 shots vs 340 shots
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More than 4x more shots per battery charge
Built-in focus motor
Has a built-in focus motor
Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Hybrid detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Lens availability
Much more lenses available
152 lenses vs 4 lenses
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38x more lenses available
Screen size
Larger screen
3.2" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
Light sensitivity (boost)
Better boost ISO
204,800 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
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The DF's boost ISO is 3 f-stops better
Low light performance
Significantly lower noise at high ISO
3,279 ISO vs 2,248 ISO
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The DF has a slight edge (0.5 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
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Autofocus
Video autofocus
Phase detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Movie format
Shoots movies
1080p @ 60fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Size
Smaller
127x94x48 mm vs 143x110x66 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
1,229k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
24 MP vs 16.2 MP
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Capture around 50% more detail in your photos
Focus points
Significantly more focus points
117 vs 39
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Weight
Significantly lighter
417 g vs 765 g
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Around 50% lighter
Cross type focus points
More cross-type focus points
25 vs 9
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The A7's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
14.2 EV vs 13.1 EV
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1.1 f-stops more dynamic range
Thickness
Thinner
1.9" vs 2.6"
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Around 30% thinner
Lowest price
Cheaper
$1,198.00 vs $1,493.90
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The best price we've seen is $296 cheaper (around 20% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Overall image quality Good image quality Help
              DF:89.0
              A7:90.0
              Sensor size Very large sensors Help
              DF:Full frame 36.0x23.9mm
              A7:Full frame 35.8x23.9mm
              Weather sealed Both are weather sealed, which is fairly uncommon among similar cameras Help
              Shoot in extreme weather
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              DF:921k dots
              A7:1,229k dots
              Low light performance Relatively low noise at high ISO Help
              DF:3,279 ISO
              A7:2,248 ISO
              Color depth Good color depth Help
              DF:24.6 bits
              A7:24.8 bits
              Interchangeable lenses Both support interchangeable lenses, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              Many lenses to choose from
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Dynamic range Good dynamic range Help
              DF:13.1 EV
              A7:14.2 EV
              True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
              DF:16.2 MP
              A7:24 MP
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensors Help
              Avoids dust in your photos
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              DF:Pentaprism
              A7:Digital
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Built-in flash No built-in flash Help
              Professional
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              DF:$1,493.90
              A7:$1,198.00
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

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              competitors

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D750

              Nikon D750

              Pro DSLR

              $2,297 body only

              $2,997 with 24-120mm lens

              Storage slots Has more storage slots
              Built-in flash Has a built-in flash
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,519 - $1,899 body only

              $2,299 - $2,499 with 24-105mm lens

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Pro DSLR

              $3,099 - $3,399 body only

              $3,699 - $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Cross type focus points Has slightly more cross-type focus points
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Fujifilm X-T1

              Fujifilm X-T1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,199 - $1,299 body only

              $1,599 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Has a much smaller sensor
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Sony A7R

              Sony A7R

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Nikon D610

              Nikon D610

              Pro DSLR

              $1,497 - $1,597 body only

              $1,897 - $2,040 with 24-85mm lens

              Storage slots Has more storage slots
              Built-in flash Has a built-in flash
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony A7S

              Sony A7S

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $3,996 with 70-200mm lens

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos

              Nikon DF Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D810

              Nikon D810

              Pro DSLR

              $2,997 - $3,297 body only

              $4,590 - $4,890 with 24-70mm lens

              Movie format Shoots movies
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Larger
              Light sensitivity (boost) Worse boost ISO

              Sony A7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $444 - $448 body only

              $598 - $600 with 16-50mm lens

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Focus points Significantly more focus points
              Autofocus Slower video autofocus
              Weather sealed No weather sealing

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