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

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Differences

Sony A7 III advantages over Nikon Z6

  • Less expensive
    $2198 vs $2597
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Longer video battery life
    115 vs 85 minutes
    Capture more video
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 710 vs 380 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    163 vs 47 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Nikon Z6 advantages over Sony A7 III

  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • More dots on screen
    2100k vs 922k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • 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 9.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    12.0 fps vs 9.7 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in 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

  • New 24MP sensor offers excellent image quality; Outstanding high ISO performance and dynamic range; Improved JPEG colors; Improved build quality; Fast autofocus; Excellent 4K video; Very good battery life.

  • Buffer clearing can be slow even with fast UHS-II cards; UHS-II support only on one card slot; No losslessly compressed RAW option; Dedicated battery charger not included; Menus are still confusing; No built-in flash.

The Competition

Compared to Sony A7 II

Sony A7 III
Sony A7 II
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $898
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon Z6
Sony A7 II
  • $1997
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $898
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Sony A9

Sony A7 III
Sony A9
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • More dynamic range
  • $3498
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Faster JPEG shooting
Nikon Z6
Sony A9
  • $1997
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Top deck display
  • $3498
  • 35mm
  • NFC
  • Longer video battery life

Compared to Sony A7R III

Sony A7 III
Sony A7R III
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $2798
  • 35mm
  • High resolution composite
  • More pixels
Nikon Z6
Sony A7R III
  • $1997
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $2798
  • 35mm
  • High resolution composite
  • NFC

Compared to Nikon Z7

Sony A7 III
Nikon Z7
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $3397
  • 35mm
  • Top deck display
  • More dots on screen
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 III
Canon EOS R
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $2299
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
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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