Updated (September 2008): Compare the Nikon D700 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A900

Nikon D700 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A900

Winner
Nikon D700

100

Sony Alpha DSLR-A900

91

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D700

Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
Many focus points
Focus points
51
Built-in focus motor
Badge
Autofocuses with more lenses
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A900

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.74x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
True resolution
High true resolution
24.4 MP
Storage slots
More storage slots
2

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D700.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha DSLR-A900.

competitors

Nikon D700 Competitors

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$709 body only

$1,097 with 18-55mm lens

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

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,149 - $1,297 body only

$1,797 with 24-120mm lens

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

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$790 - $1,497 body only

$1,774 - $2,447 with 28-300mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Focus points Fewer focus points

Sony Alpha DSLR-A900 Competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,300 body only

$2,844 with 50mm lens

Live view Has live view
Screen size Significantly larger screen
True resolution Lower true resolution
Sony SLT A99

Sony SLT A99

Pro DSLR

$3,198 body only

Live view Has live view
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Sony SLT A77 II

Sony SLT A77 II

Pro DSLR

$1,198 body only

$1,798 with 16-50mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Live view Has live view
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder

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Avatar for Lindsey Knipp Lindsey Knipp (9:26 AM, February 28, 2012)
Why does it say the A900 doesn't have built in HDR? It does.