• 35mm 858.0mm2
  • 24.5 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200
  • 35mm 847.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200

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Differences

Nikon D780 advantages over Sony A7C

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • More telephoto lens reach
    120 mm vs 60 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Higher-res screen
    786k vs 307k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Longer exposure
    900 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Sony A7C advantages over Nikon D780

  • Less expensive
    $2098 vs $2797
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Lighter weight
    509g vs 840g
    Lighter weight

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Both provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Canon 5D Mark IV

Nikon D780
Canon 5D Mark IV
  • $2297
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • NFC
  • Built-in GPS
Sony A7C
Canon 5D Mark IV
  • $1798
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Built-in GPS

Compared to Nikon D850

Nikon D780
Nikon D850
  • $2297
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $2997
  • 35mm
  • More cross-type AF points
  • More pixels
Sony A7C
Nikon D850
  • $1798
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $2997
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Top deck display

Compared to Pentax K-1 II

Nikon D780
Pentax K-1 II
  • $2297
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Sony A7C
Pentax K-1 II
  • $1798
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • High resolution composite

Compared to Canon EOS RP

Nikon D780
Canon EOS RP
  • $2297
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Sony A7C
Canon EOS RP
  • $1798
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Wider angle kit lens

Compared to Sigma fp

Nikon D780
Sigma fp
  • $2297
  • 35mm
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1799
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Sony A7C
Sigma fp
  • $1798
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $1799
  • 35mm
  • Thinner
  • More dots on screen
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