• 35mm 855.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 35mm 858.0mm2
  • 24.5 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200

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Differences

Sony A7 II advantages over Nikon Z6

  • Less expensive
    $998 vs $2597
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones

Nikon Z6 advantages over Sony A7 II

  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Newer
    1 month vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    2100k vs 1229k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.80x vs 0.71x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    12.0 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    12.0 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    204800 vs 51200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Excellent 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization; Sensor-shift IS brings stabilization to nearly any lens; Much-improved ergonomics and top-deck control layout; 'Mark II' maintains same impressive image quality, dynamic range and high ISO performance; XAVC S 50Mbps video format; Faster start-up time; Hybrid AF performs well with good continuous AF.

  • (Similar to A7): Loud shutter (but electronic first-curtain helps); Battery life could be better; Low-light AF still not as good as most DSLRs; High ISO JPEGs look over-processed; Slow buffer clearing; Limited selection of native Sony FE lenses (but it's getting better).

The Competition

Compared to Sony A7

Sony A7 II
Sony A7
  • $898
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $798
  • 35mm
Nikon Z6
Sony A7
  • $1997
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $798
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Sony A7R II

Sony A7 II
Sony A7R II
  • $898
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1598
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Higher effective ISO
Nikon Z6
Sony A7R II
  • $1997
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Touchscreen
  • $1598
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Sony A7 III

Sony A7 II
Sony A7 III
  • $898
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
Nikon Z6
Sony A7 III
  • $1997
  • 35mm
  • Top deck display
  • More dots on screen
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Nikon Z7

Sony A7 II
Nikon Z7
  • $898
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $3397
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
Nikon Z6
Nikon Z7
  • $1997
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $3397
  • 35mm
  • More pixels
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter

Compared to Canon EOS R

Sony A7 II
Canon EOS R
  • $898
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $2299
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
Nikon Z6
Canon EOS R
  • $1997
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $2299
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
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