Updated (August 2011): Compare the Nikon D700 vs Sony SLT-A77

Nikon D700 vs Sony SLT A77

Winner
Nikon D700

114

Sony SLT-A77

100

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D700

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
2,303 ISO
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.72x
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A77

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
True resolution
High true resolution
24 MP
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 D700.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony SLT-A77.

competitors

Nikon D700 Competitors

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,370 - $1,797 body only

$1,956 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
Nikon D610

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,099 - $1,497 body only

$1,900 - $2,447 with 28-300mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
Nikon D600

Nikon D600

Pro DSLR

$2,199 with 24-85mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder

Sony SLT-A77 Competitors

Sony SLT A77 II

Sony SLT A77 II

Pro DSLR

$1,198 body only

$1,798 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Focus points More focus points
GPS No built-in GPS
Sony SLT-A65

Sony SLT A65

Entry-level DSLR

$1,098 with 18-55mm lens

Size Smaller
Weight Slightly lighter
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$849 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
Image stabilization No image stabilization

discussion

Nikon D700
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Sony SLT-A77
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David Garmont (3:36 PM, November 05, 2011)
I don't see why the subjective comment that an optical viewfinder is deemed to be better than a digital one - they are different.  I have both and I would use them under differing circumstances but I find that the EVF is becoming my first choice on most occasions.