Sony A99 II vs Nikon D810


You will surely be impressed with the superior color bit depth and dynamic range produced by Nikon D810. Possibly, we have chosen one of the best competitors for truly remarkable Sony A99 II. Let see the comparison in details…

Feature/Models Sony A99 II
Nikon D810
Megapixel 42.4 megapixels
36 megapixels
Sensor size Full frame (36 x 24 mm) Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
Low pass filter No No
Image processor  Bionz X
Expeed 4
AF system Contrast detect+ Phase detect Contrast Detect+ Phase detect
AF points 399 51
ISO ISO (50-102400) ISO 50-51200
Shutter speed 1/8000 to 30 sec
1/8000 to 30 sec
Image Stabilization 5-axis No
Continuous shooting speed  12fps 5fps
Video 4K @30 fps (3840 x 2160) Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
Display 3.0″ 1,228.8k-Dot Tilting LCD Monitor
3.2″ 1,229k-Dot LCD Monitor
Hot shoe  Yes  Yes
Wireless Built-in Built-in
Environmentally sealed yes yes
Battery life 490 shots 1200 shots
Weight 849 g 980 g
Size 143 x 104 x 76 mm 146 x 123 x 82 mm

Sony A99 II vs Nikon D810

Image quality– Almost in any light condition, Sony A99 II with its unmatched 42.4 MP resolution will produce details and sharp images, wide dynamic range and rich tonality. However, Both Sony A99 II as well as Nikon D810 incorporates full-frame sensors, but due to maximum effective resolution— Sony will surely hit the target of providing you the extra sharpness and crystal-clear images. On the other hand, Nikon D810 employs 36 Mp effective resolution.

AF system– You can enjoy the tack-sharp focus in Sony A99 II—a crucial thing for high resolution images. Sony A99 II has Hybrid Phase Detection AF System consisting of two AF sensors One is 79-point phase detect AF sensor—for high-precision focusing and depth detection (horizontal) and the next is 399-point focal-plane AF sensor for wider coverage as well as for vertical detection. Furthermore, the focal-plane phase-detection AF sensor coverage area includes 79-point Hybrid Cross AF captures subjects that moving in high-speed accurately.

On the other hand, Nikon D810 advanced with Multi-CAM 3500FX AF sensor that uses 51 focus points, including 15 cross-type sensors, 11 sensitive to f/8, extremely beneficial for lowlight shooting.

ISO– Sony A99 II offers an expandable ISO range of 102400, whereas Nikon D810 offers the expandable range of 51200 (one stop lesser than Sony). So, Sony A99 II can capture incredibly rich details of the subjects with minimum noise. On the other hand, Nikon D810 users may feel the need of extra ISO level at lowlight.

Image Stabilization- You can see that Nikon D810 users will miss the advantages of Image Stabilization, whereas Sony A99 II is high resolution camera and is optimized with 5-axis SteadyShot inside image stabilization, which means you can take lowlight or faraway scene with nearly shake-free clarity in stills and movies.

Continuous shooting speed– You have no chance to miss any action of your favorite sportsperson playing the game or any faster moving subjects with Sony A99 II’s 12fps. On the other hand, Nikon D810 one can Capture 5 fps at full resolution and in 5:4 crop mode, 6 fps in 1:2 crop mode and 7 fps in DX-crop mode.

Video– Through usage of the professional friendly XAVC S format Sony A-mount camera has the ability to record 4K video internally with full pixel readout and no pixel binning. Sadly, Nikon D810 users have to satisfy with full HD (1080p @60fps) only.

Shots- Nikon D810 allows their users to take approx 1200 shots at a single time charge, whereas Sony A99 II allows 490 shots at a time.

Verdict- Photographers who want to build their careers in media world should consider Nikon D810. You can say that multimedia photographers including landscape, studio, wedding and portrait, Nikon D810 is the result. Otherwise, Sony A99 II is the meticulous camera and sports photographers would immediately like it.

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