• 35mm 860.4mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Nikon Df advantages over Sony A6300

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 7.31 vs 3.92 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Fast startup
    ~0.55 vs 1.4 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Higher effective ISO
    3,279 vs 1,437 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 1400 vs 400 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/250 vs 1/160 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 44 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    204800 vs 51200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Sony A6300 advantages over Nikon Df

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Less expensive
    $848 vs $2997
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs No
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • More telephoto lens reach
    75 mm vs 50 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    48 mm vs 66 mm
    Thinner
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    4 years vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Lighter weight
    520g vs 983g
    Lighter weight
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Less shutter lag
    0.16 vs 0.27 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 16.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 50 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.1 fps vs 5.4 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    11.1 fps vs 5.4 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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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

  • Excellent image quality; Improved high-ISO performance; Better JPEG quality; Fast autofocus; Very good subject tracking with real-time live view feature; All-magnesium body construction; 4K video.

  • Slow buffer clearing (no UHS-II support); No touchscreen, Clunky menus; Wi-Fi can be a bit frustrating to use.

The Competition

Compared to Canon 5D Mark III

Nikon Df
Canon 5D Mark III
  • $2747
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $2799
  • 35mm
  • External Mic Jack
  • More cross-type AF points
Sony A6300
Canon 5D Mark III
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $2799
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Sony A99

Nikon Df
Sony A99
  • $2747
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Sony A6300
Sony A99
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Canon 6D

Nikon Df
Canon 6D
  • $2747
  • 35mm
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $1699
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Sony A6300
Canon 6D
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $1699
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Sony A6500

Nikon Df
Sony A6500
  • $2747
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $998
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Sony A6300
Sony A6500
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • $998
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Canon EOS M6

Nikon Df
Canon EOS M6
  • $2747
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $612
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
Sony A6300
Canon EOS M6
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $612
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
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