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Nikon D610 vs. Sony A7

The Nikon D610 features 24.3MP FX-Format CMOS Sensor and EXPEED 3 Image Processor on the other hand Sony Alpha 7 features 24.3MP Full Frame Exmor CMOS Sensor and BIONZ X Image Processor, take a look at the Major Specification Below.

Nikon D610 vs. Sony A7 1

Major Difference

Nikon D610 vs. Sony A7 Specification Comparison Table.   

Nikon D610 vs. Sony A7 3Sensor: Both camera have same size sensor and megapixel count, so we found no difference here.

More AF Points: Sony A7 Fast Hybrid AF system uses both a 117-point phase-detection system and 39-point contrast-detection system, hence Sony A7 will do more quick and precise AF than Nikon D610.

Better low light performance Both camera have same ISO range, see the High ISO test below for detailed analysis.

Better Shutter Range: Sony A7 features better shutter range compared to Nikon D610Fast shutter range will help you to capture amazing action shots.

Top Continuous shooting speed: Nikon D610 features faster burst mode when  compared to Sony A7.

Better Video Mode: Nikon D610 features full HD video recoding @ 30, 25, and 24 fps frame rate. HD video recoding @ 60 fps, 50 fps, 30 fps, 25 fps.

Supported formats Nikon D610 supports standard recoding format MPEG-4 AVC/H.264. Movie Maximum recording time 20 minutes at highest quality,29 minutes 59 seconds at normal quality

Other Video Feature of Nikon D610

  • external microphone input
  • An HDMI output
  • HD playback of video
  • uncompressed recording of HD video (optional external recorder)
  • multi-area full HD D-Movie
  • FX or DX recording

Sony A7 Features full HD video recoding @ 60 fps, 24 fps frame rate. HD video recoding @ 30 fps frame rate.

Supported formats Sony A7 supperts standard recoding format cinematic 24p, while MP4 codec.

Other Video Feature of Sony A7

  • external recording
  • via an HDMI
  • AVCHD codec
  • super-smooth 60p
  • easier upload to the web

We can clearly see here that Sony A7 is offering more 60fps frame rate at Full HD mode but Nikon D610 is more versatile and offers FX, DX and CX format recording option with uncompressed recording of HD video (optional external recorder).

Display: Sony A7 features bigger and high resolution display compared to Nikon D610.

Nikon D610 vs. Sony A7 2Sony A7 features tilting display on the other hand Nikon D610 have fixed display so we get more flexibility while composing our shot with Sony A7.

Battery Life (CIPA): Nikon D610 battery rating is 900 shots and other hand Sony A7 340 shots. According to CIPA.

Dimensions: Sony A7 is smaller than Nikon D610.

Weight: Sony A7 lighter than Nikon D610.

 High ISO Test Between Nikon D610 vs. Sony A7

Nikon D610 vs. Sony A7 5We like the performance of Nikon D610, since the D610 is showing more details in both the test images and the Sony A7 image at ISO 25600 is almost flat and have not details and no noise…

Sony implemented very strong noise reduction filter and hence we are having very less detail at High ISO range.

Verdict:  We recommend you to buy Nikon D610 since the camera supports FX and DX lenses without any problem, the noise performance is also good and you get more versatile video recording option compared to Sony A7.

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