Nikon D3S vs Sony Alpha a9

Nikon D3S
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Reasons to buy the Nikon D3S

Slightly more lenses available
Lens availability
171 lenses
Built-in focus motor
Badge
Autofocuses with more lenses
Great battery life
Battery life
4200 shots
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha a9

Size
Really small
Prosumer size (127×96×63 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
20 fps

galleries

Explore our gallery of 48 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3S.

competitors

Nikon D3S Competitors

Nikon D4

Nikon D4

Pro DSLR

$5,121 body only

Screen size Larger screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Battery life Much shorter battery life
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Nikon Z6

Boutique

$1,764 - $1,997

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Nikon D5

Nikon D5

Pro DSLR

$4,860 - $6,497 body only

$6,714 with 50mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Battery life Much shorter battery life

Sony Alpha a9 Competitors

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Sony a7R III

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$2,685 - $2,798 body only

$3,456 - $3,596 with 24-70mm lens

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Lowest price Cheaper
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Nikon D5

Nikon D5

Pro DSLR

$4,860 - $6,497 body only

$6,714 with 50mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Battery life Much longer battery life
Size Much larger
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Leica M10-P

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$7,777 - $7,995 body only

GPS Has a GPS
Size Smaller
Battery life Much shorter battery life

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