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

Nikon D700 vs Sony SLT A77

Winner
Nikon D700

97

Sony SLT-A77

85

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

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
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

$1,700 - $1,997 body only

$2,400 - $2,497 with 24-120mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Nikon D610

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,266 - $1,497 body only

$1,897 with 24-85mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$789 - $1,047 body only

$1,100 - $1,347 with 18-140mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Low light performance More noise at high ISO

Sony SLT-A77 Competitors

Sony SLT A77 II

Sony SLT A77 II

Pro DSLR

$1,198 body only

$1,798 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Significantly more focus points
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$629 - $697 body only

$997 with 18-140mm lens

Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
Screen size Significantly larger screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$812 - $999 body only

$913 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
Touch screen Has a touch screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

discussion

Nikon D700
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Sony SLT-A77
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.