• 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 42.4 megapixels
  • 35.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 35mm 858.0mm2
  • 45.7 megapixels
  • ISO 64 - 25,600

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Differences

Sony RX1R II advantages over Nikon Z7

  • 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
    3,204 vs 2,668 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/2000 vs 1/200 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Optional anti-aliasing filter
    Optional vs None
    Lets you choose sharper photos or reduced moiré

Nikon Z7 advantages over Sony RX1R II

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • 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
  • Longer video battery life
    85 vs 30 minutes
    Capture more video
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 400 vs 220 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Newer
    7 months 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 0.74x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    9.0 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    9.0 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 image quality; Extremely high resolution; Surprisingly good high ISO performance; Outstanding dynamic range; Handy variable low-pass filter; Fast phase-detect AF; Built-in EVF.

  • Fixed, single focal length lens; Poor battery life; No built-in flash; No touchscreen LCD; Slow buffer clearing; No 4K video; Expensive.

  • 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 RX1

Sony RX1R II
Sony RX1
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $2531
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
Nikon Z7
Sony RX1
  • $2797
  • 35mm
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $2531
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony RX1R

Sony RX1R II
Sony RX1R
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $2598
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
Nikon Z7
Sony RX1R
  • $2797
  • 35mm
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $2598
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony A7R III

Sony RX1R II
Sony A7R III
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Higher max flash sync
  • $2798
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon Z7
Sony A7R III
  • $2797
  • 35mm
  • Top deck display
  • More dots on screen
  • $2798
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • High resolution composite

Compared to Canon EOS R

Sony RX1R II
Canon EOS R
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Fast startup
  • $1999
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Bigger pixels
Nikon Z7
Canon EOS R
  • $2797
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Fast startup
  • $1999
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Leica Q2

Sony RX1R II
Leica Q2
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $4995
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoot 4K video
Nikon Z7
Leica Q2
  • $2797
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $4995
  • 35mm
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Higher max flash sync
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