Nikon Df vs Nikon D800 vs Sony A7 / A7R Specs Comparison

Here is the full specs comparison of Nikon Df, Nikon D800, Sony A7 / A7R. You can take a look at the key differences between the three cameras.

Nikon Df, Nikon D800 and Sony A7 / A7R are all best full-frame cameras with the largest sensors, the most megapixels, the highest quality components.

Nikon Df, could be called over-ambitious, is the best enthusiast full-frame DSLR Camera with Canon EOS 5D Mark III. Nikon Df uses dedicated mechanical controls similar to those used on mechanical 35mm film SLR camera and has an appearance similar to the Nikon FE and Nikon FM film cameras. Just like Nikon D4, Nikon Df gets 89 Sensor Score at DxOMark.

Nikon D800 is considered as best high-resolution full-frame DSLR camera and one of the most-important DSLR cameras in Nikon history. The full-frame 36.3-megapixel Nikon D800 is Nikon’s highest resolution camera ever and can produce outstanding image and video quality in almost all conditions.

Sony A7 and Sony A7R are considered as the best full-frame mirrorless cameras. And they are world’s first full frame mirrorless cameras announced at the end of 2013. With full-frame 36MP sensor, Sony A7 and A7R can offer superb image quality, compact size, light weight and and relatively low price. See best lenses for Sony A7 / A7R.

Nikon Df vs Nikon D800 vs Sony A7 / A7R Specs Comparison

FeatureNikon DfNikon D800/ESony A7/A7R
Sensor Resolution16 MP36 MPA7: 24 MPA7R: 36 MP
Sensor Size36 x 23.9 mm35.9 x 24 mmA7: 35.8 x 23.9 mmA7R: 35.9 x 24
Sensor TypeFull FrameFull FrameFull Frame
AA FilterYesD800: YesD800E: NoA7: YesA7R: No
Image Size4928 x 32807360 x 4912A7: 6000 x 4000A7R: 7360 x 4912
Image ProcessorExpeed 3Expeed 3Bionz X
Viewfinder TypeOptical (pentaprism)Optical (pentaprism)Electronic
Viewfinder Coverage100%100%100%
Viewfinder Magnification0.7x0.7x0.71x
Storage MediaSD/SDHC/SDXCCompact Flash (Type I), SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS-I compliantSD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
Shutter Durability200,000
Native ISO SensitivityISO 100-12,800ISO 100-6,400ISO 100-25,600
Boosted ISO SensitivityISO 50, ISO 12,800-25,600
Continuous Shooting Speed5.5 FPS4,6 FPSA7: 5 FPSA7R: 4 FPS
Max Shutter Speed1/4000 to 30 sec1/8000 to 30 sec1/8000 to 30 sec
Autofocus System39 points51 points117 points
LCD Size3.2″ Fixed TFT-LCD3.2″ Fixed TFT-LCD3.0″ Tilting TFT-LCD
LCD Resolution921,000 dots921,000 dots1,230,000 dots
Video OutputH.264, MPEG-4MPEG-4, AVCHD
Video Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 640 x 424 (24 fps)1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 24p), 1440 x 1080 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Exposure Compensation±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)±5 EV (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
AE Bracketing±3 (2, 3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)(2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)±5 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
WB BracketingYesYesYes
Timelapse recordingNoYesNo
Built-in Wi-FiNoNoYes
Built-in FlashNoYesNo
USB Version2.03.02.0
Battery Life1,400 shots (CIPA)900 shots (CIPA)340 shots (CIPA)
Dimensions144 x 110 x 67 mm146 x 123 x 82 mm127 x 94 x 48 mm
Weight760g900gA7: 474gA7R: 465g
MSRP Price$2,747
D800: $2,899
D800E: $3,015
A7: $1,698
A7R: $2,298