• 35mm 858.0mm2
  • 45.7 megapixels
  • ISO 64 - 25,600
  • 35mm 849.7mm2
  • 61.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 32,000

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Differences

Nikon Z7 advantages over Sony A7R IV

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.35 vs 3.76 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • More dots on screen
    2100k vs 1440k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Faster RAW shooting
    9.0 fps vs 7.2 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode

Sony A7R IV advantages over Nikon Z7

  • High resolution composite
    Yes vs No
    Combine multiple shots to form a super hi-res version
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Longer video battery life
    105 vs 85 minutes
    Capture more video
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 670 vs 400 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More pixels
    61.0 vs 45.7 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 9.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    70 vs 26 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

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
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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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Review Excerpt

  • Familiar design in a compact form; Rugged build quality; Gorgeous EVF; Excellent image quality; Good autofocus; In-body image stabilization; Good 4K video recording.

  • Single card slot; Not as good at subject tracking as some Nikon DSLR cameras; Limited native lens selection (although adapter works well); Limited buffer depths.

The Competition

Compared to Sony A7R III

Nikon Z7
Sony A7R III
  • $2797
  • 35mm
  • Top deck display
  • Newer
  • $2498
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • High resolution composite
Sony A7R IV
Sony A7R III
  • $3498
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Newer
  • $2498
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon Z6

Nikon Z7
Nikon Z6
  • $2797
  • 35mm
  • More pixels
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
Sony A7R IV
Nikon Z6
  • $3498
  • 35mm
  • High resolution composite
  • NFC
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Canon EOS R

Nikon Z7
Canon EOS R
  • $2797
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Fast startup
  • $1999
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Sony A7R IV
Canon EOS R
  • $3498
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • High resolution composite
  • $1999
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Fujifilm GFX 50R

Nikon Z7
Fujifilm GFX 50R
  • $2797
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $3999
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Sony A7R IV
Fujifilm GFX 50R
  • $3498
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $3999
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Hasselblad X1D II

Nikon Z7
Hasselblad X1D II
  • $2797
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $5750
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Sony A7R IV
Hasselblad X1D II
  • $3498
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $5750
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
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