Side by side
2 cameras compared
ADD CAMERA ...
move left move right
move left move right
 
Oct 22, 2008
Jan 6, 2012
Sep 9, 2008
 
US: $5999.95, UK: £4799.99
 
 
Large SLR
Mid-size SLR
Magnesium alloy
 
 
4928 x 3280
6048 x 4032
4096 x 2720, 4096 x 3280, 3696 x 2456, 3200 x 2128, 3072 x 2456, 3072 x 2040, 2464 x 1640, 2400 x 1592, 2048 x 1360, 2048 x 1640, 1600 x 1064
4400 x 2936, 4400 x 2936, 3024 x 2016, 6048 x 3408, 4400 x 2472, 3024 x 1704, 3924 x 2656, 2896 x 1928, 1984 x 1320
5:4, 3:2
3:2, 16:9
16 megapixels
25 megapixels
17 megapixels
26 megapixels
Full frame (36 x 23.9 mm)
Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)
CMOS
CMOS
Expeed 3
Bionz
sRGB, Adobe RGB
 
RGB Color Filter Array
 
 
100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 (204800 with boost)
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, (up to 6400)
50
 
204800
6400
12
7
Yes (4)
Yes (1)
No
Sensor-shift
RAW
RAW
 
Extra Fine, Fine, Standard
  • NEF (12-bit or 14-bit, compressed or lossless compressed RAW)
  • NEF + JPEG
  • TIFF
  • JPEG
 
 
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Live View
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
No
No
Yes
Yes
51
9
Nikon F
Sony/Minolta Alpha
1×
 
 
Fixed
Fixed
3.2
3
921,000
921,600
No
No
TFT color LCD with brightness control
TFT Xtra Fine color LCD
Yes
No
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (pentaprism)
100%
100%
0.7×
0.74×
 
30 sec
30 sec
1/8000 sec
1/8000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
No
  • Programmed auto with flexible program (P)
  • Shutter-priority (S)
  • Aperture-priority (A)
  • Manual (M)
 
No
No
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus sync connector)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus Sync connector)
Auto, On, Off, Front curtain, Rear curtain, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, High Speed Sync
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Curtain, Fill-in, Wireless
1/250 sec
 
  • Single frame
  • Continuous low speed
  • Continuous high speed
  • Quiet shutter-release
  • Self-timer
  • Mirror up
 
11.0 fps
5.0 fps
Yes (2-20 seconds, 1-9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 seconds)
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
(2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV steps)
±2 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
Yes (2-9 frames in steps of 1, 2, or 3)
No
 
1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps)
 
MPEG-4, H.264
 
Mono
None
Mono
 
 
CompactFlash, XQD
Compact Flash (Type I or II), Memory Stick Duo / Pro Duo, UDMA Mode 5, Supports FAT12 / FAT16 / FAT32
None
None
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Yes (Type C )
Yes (mini HDMI Type C)
Optional
 
via WT-5, WT-5A
 
Yes (via ten-pin remote terminal)
Yes (Wired or Wireless (Optional))
 
Yes (Water and dust resistant)
Yes (Water and Dust resistant)
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Lithium-Ion EN-EL18 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion NP-FM500H rechargeable battery & charger
 
880
1340 g (2.95 lb / 47.27 oz)
895 g (1.97 lb / 31.57 oz)
160 x 157 x 91 mm (6.3 x 6.18 x 3.58)
156 x 117 x 82 mm (6.14 x 4.61 x 3.23)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes (Playback speed 24x to 36000x )
No
Optional
None
GP-1 or GPS device compliant with NMEA0183 version 2.01 or 3.01 (requires optional MC-35 GPS adapter cord and cable with D-sub 9-pin connector)