• 35mm 847.3mm2
  • 12.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 102,400
  • 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800

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Differences

Sony A7S advantages over Nikon D750

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 8.40 vs 5.97 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Higher effective ISO
    3,702 vs 2,956 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Thinner
    48 mm vs 78 mm
    Thinner
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    62 vs 40 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    39 vs 14 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    409600 vs 51200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon D750 advantages over Sony A7S

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Fast startup
    ~0.50 vs 2.0 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • More dynamic range
    14.5 vs 13.2 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 1230 vs 380 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 12.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    6.6 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    6.6 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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
  • 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
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Outstanding high ISO performance; excellent dynamic range; 4K video recording (via uncompressed HDMI); XAVC S option for HD video; Slightly improved battery life over A7/A7R; Built-in Wi-Fi & NFC connectivity.

  • 4K video requires expensive external recorder; Sluggish startup time; Loud shutter; Silent Shooting mode hurts image quality; Lacks a built-in, pop-up flash; Limited selection of native Sony FE lenses.

  • Outstanding image quality with great dynamic range and high ISO performance; Class-leading burst rate; Very good 51-pt AF system; AF system works in very low light; Deep, comfortable handgrip; Articulated LCD monitor; Excellent battery life; Uncompressed 4:2:2 HDMI video output; Built-in Wi-Fi.

  • Buffer fills quickly with 14-bit RAW; Sluggish Live View AF; Shutter speed tops out at 1/4000s; OVF coverage closer to 97%; Weak low-pass filter is great for detail but higher risk of moire.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon D600

Sony A7S
Nikon D600
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection
Nikon D750
Nikon D600
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup

Compared to Leica M-E (Typ 220)

Sony A7S
Leica M-E (Typ 220)
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $5795
  • 35mm
  • Thinner
  • More pixels
Nikon D750
Leica M-E (Typ 220)
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $5795
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon D610

Sony A7S
Nikon D610
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $1864
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Nikon D750
Nikon D610
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $1864
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup

Compared to Sony A7S II

Sony A7S
Sony A7S II
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $2198
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoot 4K video
Nikon D750
Sony A7S II
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $2198
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Leica M (Typ 262)

Sony A7S
Leica M (Typ 262)
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $4863
  • 35mm
  • Newer
  • More pixels
Nikon D750
Leica M (Typ 262)
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $4863
  • 35mm
  • Thinner
  • Newer
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