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

Nikon D700 vs Sony SLT A77

Winner
Nikon D700

113

Sony SLT-A77

100

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D700

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.72x
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
Built-in focus motor
Badge
Autofocuses with more lenses
 

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
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures

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

$1,499 - $1,897 body only

$2,250 - $2,397 with 24-120mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Autofocus Video autofocus
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$789 - $997 body only

$1,070 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Autofocus Video autofocus
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Nikon D610

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,100 - $1,497 body only

$1,581 - $1,997 with 24-85mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points

Sony SLT-A77 Competitors

Sony SLT A77 II

Sony SLT A77 II

Pro DSLR

$998 body only

$1,598 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Significantly more focus points
Overall image quality Better image quality
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony SLT-A68

Sony SLT-A68

Boutique

Focus points Significantly more focus points
Weight Lighter
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sony SLT-A65

Sony SLT A65

Entry-level DSLR

$785 with 18-55mm lens

Size Smaller
Lowest price Cheaper
Weather sealed No weather sealing

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.