• 35mm 855.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25600
  • 35mm 860.4mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12800

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Advantages

Sony A99 over Nikon Df

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 16.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Less shutter lag
    ~ <0.2 vs 0.27 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Nikon Df over Sony A99

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 7.31 vs 5.97 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Longer battery life
    1400 vs 410 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More cross-type AF points
    9 vs 3
    Cross-type AF points improve autofocus performance
  • Newer
    15 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More AF points
    39 vs 19
    More AF points improve autofocus
  • Higher extended ISO
    204800 vs 51200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Same sensor and processor as professional D4; Great image quality; Arguably the best available-light shooter in its class; Handsome, retro styling; Weather-sealed design; Big, clear full-frame viewfinder; Excellent battery life

  • Expensive; Bulky, yet handgrip is quite modest; Some controls are clumsy; Plastic body panels don't gel with retro aesthetic; Autofocus isn't in the same league as image quality; No AF assist lamp; No movie capture; No portrait grip; Single card slot

The Competition

Compared to Nikon D800

Sony A99
Nikon D800
  • $1980
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1943
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Nikon Df
Nikon D800
  • $2747
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Longer battery life
  • $1943
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Shoots 60p video

Compared to Canon 5D Mark III

Sony A99
Canon 5D Mark III
  • $1980
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $2476
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Nikon Df
Canon 5D Mark III
  • $2747
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Longer battery life
  • $2476
  • 35mm
  • Shoots 60p video
  • More cross-type AF points

Compared to Canon 6D

Sony A99
Canon 6D
  • $1980
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1386
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Nikon Df
Canon 6D
  • $2747
  • 35mm
  • Longer battery life
  • More cross-type AF points
  • $1386
  • 35mm
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS

Compared to Nikon D610

Sony A99
Nikon D610
  • $1980
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Nikon Df
Nikon D610
  • $2747
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Longer battery life
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Shoots 60p video

Compared to Nikon D750

Sony A99
Nikon D750
  • $1980
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $2297
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Nikon Df
Nikon D750
  • $2747
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Lighter weight
  • $2297
  • 35mm
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wi-Fi
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