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
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
197 ms shutter lag
 

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
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus 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 D610

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,100 - $1,497 body only

$1,646 - $1,997 with 24-85mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,409 - $1,797 body only

$1,999 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$749 - $997 body only

$1,099 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Viewfinder size Significantly 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 Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$444 - $448 body only

$450 - $548 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Sony SLT-A65

Sony SLT A65

Entry-level DSLR

$821 with 18-55mm lens

Size Smaller
Lowest price Cheaper
Weather sealed No weather sealing

discussion

Nikon D700
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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.