Sony Alpha 7S II vs. Nikon Z 7 - Camera Comparison

Sony Alpha 7S II vs. Nikon Z 7:

Sony Alpha 7S II
Sony Alpha 7S II ✭ Camspex.com
BODY
Nikon Z 7
Nikon Z 7 ✭ Camspex.com
2015
YEARYear of announcement
2018
Magnesium alloy
BODY MATERIAL
Magnesium alloy
Weather
sealed
WEATHER SEALING
Weather
sealed
Sony E
LENS MOUNT
Nikon Z
500000 cycles
SHUTTER LIFEThe shutter durability as rated by the manufacturer.
200000 cycles
627 g
127 x 96 x 60 mm
DIMENSIONS
& WEIGHTLength x Height x Width and the Weight according to CIPA (incl. batteries and memory card)
DIMENS.
& WEIGHTLength x Height x Width and the Weight according to CIPA (incl. batteries and memory card)
134 x 101 x 68 mm
675 g
Sony Alpha 7S II
Nikon Z 7
12.2 MP
Sony CMOS Full Frame sensor
Full Frame
SENSORThe number of effective megapixels (MP). Sensor manufacturer (if known) and sensor type.
45.7 MP
CMOS Full Frame sensor
Full Frame
35.6 x 23.8 mm
SENSOR SIZE
35.9 x 23.9 mm
4240 x 2832 pixels
MAX. RESOLUTIONMaximum still image resolution
MAX. RES.Maximum still image resolution
8256 x 5504 pixels
1x
CROP FACTORA 50mm lens on a camera with a crop factor of 1.5x would behave like a 75mm lens on a full-frame camera with a crop factor of 1x (50mm x 1.5 = 75mm)
1x
Bayer array
COLOR FILTER
Bayer array
8.4 μm
PIXEL PITCHThe center-to-center distance between two pixels (photosites) on a sensor. The larger the photosites, the more light they can capture and the lower is the level of visible "noise" in captured images.
4.4 μm
Fixed
LOW-PASS FILTERA low-pass filter blurs fine details of an image to eliminate the moiré and the color artifacts of finely patterned structures. Without a low-pass filter images will appear sharper, but there is also a risk of moiré occurring in certain scenes.
None
3:2
NATIVE
ASPECT RATIOThe width to height ratio of the "straight out of the camera" images. However, most modern digital cameras are capable of producing images in various aspect ratios.
ASPECT RATIOThe width to height ratio of the "straight out of the camera" images. However, most modern digital cameras are capable of producing images in various aspect ratios.
3:2
14 bit RAW, JPEG
OUTPUT FORMATS
12 or 14 bit RAW, TIFF, JPEG
Auto, 100 - 102400
(can be extended to 50 - 409600)
ISO SEN­SITIVITY
Auto, 64 - 25600
(can be extended to ISO 32 - 102400)
Sony Alpha 7S II
DXOMARK
SENSOR
SCOREAnalysis of the camera image quality by dxomark.com
Nikon Z 7
85
OVERALL SCOREDXOMARK Sensor Overall Score shows a camera's sensor quality in terms of noise, ability to render high contrast, formation of colored noise, ability to shoot in low light.
Not tested
 
23.6
COLOR DEPTHThe color depth performance (DXOMARK Portrait Score) in bits
Not tested
 
13.3
DYNAMIC RANGEThe maximum dynamic range performance (DXOMARK Landscape Score) in exposure value (EV)
Not tested
 
2993
LOW-LIGHT ISOThe low-light sensitivity performance (DXOMARK Sports Score) in ISO sensitivity value
Not tested
 
Sony Alpha 7S II
Nikon Z 7
COVERAGE:
100 %
SIZE:
0.78
camspex.com — Viewfinder — Sony Alpha 7S II
VIEW­FINDERThe viewfinder frame COVERAGE in percent and the real viewfinder SIZE (VF magnification corrected by the crop factor of a camera — this way cameras with different sensor sizes can be compared).
camspex.com — Viewfinder — Nikon Z 7
COVERAGE:
100 %
SIZE:
0.80
Electronic  (2 359 296 dot OLED)
VF TYPE
Electronic  (3 686 400 dot OLED)
Articulated
 1 228 800 dot LCD
REAR SCREEN
Articulated 
2 100 000 dot LCD
3 inch
SCREEN SIZE
3.2 inch
LIVE VIEW & TOUCH SCREEN
LV & TS
No top LCD panel
TOP LCD PANELLCD panel on top of the camera which provides information about the current camera settings.
camspex.com — Top plate LCD — Nikon Z 7
Sony Alpha 7S II
Nikon Z 7
Contrast detection
AUTOFOCUS SYSTEM
AF SYSTEM
Hybrid detection
169
169
FOCUS POINTSAutofocus points
as shown in the figures below:

linear sensors
cross-type sensors
dual cross-type sensors
contrast autofocus areas
493 (phase)  
493 (contrast)
493
 (phase)  
493
 (contrast)
0
CROSS-TYPE FOCUS POINTS
CROSS-TYPE FP
0
camspex.com — Autofocus system — Sony Alpha 7S II
-4
EV

100

The minimum exposure value of the AF working range (at 23°C and ISO 100). The smaller this value, the less light is needed for normal autofocus operation.
-4
camspex.com — Autofocus system — Nikon Z 7
65 %
AF COVERAGEFrame coverage by AF sensors in percent.
90 %
None
IN-BODY
AF MOTORAn in-body AF motor gives the ability to auto-focus with older lenses which don't have their own motors.
None
Sensor shift
IN-BODY IMAGE STABILIZATION
IMAGE STABI
5-axis sensor shift
5
fps
CONTINUOUS DRIVEMaximum frames per second (fps) in continuous drive mode when using the mechanical shutter.
CONT. DRIVEMaximum frames per second (fps) in continuous drive mode when using the mechanical shutter.
9
fps
64 JPEG shots
31 RAW shots
MAX. BURSTMaximum number of shots in high-speed continuous drive mode until the buffer is full.
25 JPEG shots
18 RAW shots
-5/+5 EV  (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
EXPOSURE COMPENSATION
EXP. COMP.
-5/+5 EV  (in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps)
Bulb,
 
30 sec → 1/8000 sec
SHUTTER SPEED Maximum and minimum possible exposure time in seconds.
Bulb, 
30 sec → 1/8000 sec
Sony Alpha 7S II
Nikon Z 7

X-SYNC:
1/250
No
built-in
flash

No
flash
BUILT-IN FLASH
No
built-in
flash

No
flash

X-SYNC:
1/200
Yes
HOT SHOE
Yes
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB
USB 3.0 Super Speed
2160p @ 30 fps (4K)
MAX. VIDEO RESOLUTION
VIDEO
2160p @ 30 fps (4K)
Microphone port, Headphone port, HDMI
CONNECTIONS
CONNECT.
Microphone port, Headphone port, HDMI
BUILT-IN
DEVICES
SD, SDHC, SDXC, Memory Stick Duo, Pro Duo, Pro-HG Duo
STORAGE TYPES
XQD
1
CARD SLOTS
1
310
shots
BATTERY LIFEMaximum number of images that can be shot per single battery charge (according to CIPA).
330
shots
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