Sony A7R vs Nikon D800: which full-frame camera should you buy?

Sony A7R vs Nikon D800: which full-frame camera should you buy?

Sony A7R vs Nikon D800 comparison: 03 Exposure and processing

Nikon D800 Review: back

The Nikon D800 metering system uses an Expeed 3 processor twinned with a 91K-pixel RGB sensor, and factors in the colour of a scene as part of its exposure calculations. ISO can be selected from 100-6400 (and from 50-25600 in expanded mode).

The Sony A7R’s ISO range runs from 100-25600 equivalent (100-6400 in Auto ISO), and the metering is based around a 1200-zone evaluative system. Image processing is handled by a new Bionz X processor.

This is said to offer a 3x increase in processing speed compared to previous generations, as well as ‘area-specific noise reduction’ and improved detail reproduction at smaller apertures.

The Nikon system is accurate and proven, while the Nikon D800 also features a pop-up flash for fill-in lighting when you need it, something which both Sony A7 camera bodies lack.

PAGE 1 – Sony A7R vs Nikon D800 comparison: 01 Sensor resolution
PAGE 2 – Sony A7R vs Nikon D800 comparison: 02 Autofocus
PAGE 3 – Sony A7R vs Nikon D800 comparison: 03 Exposure and processing
PAGE 4 – Sony A7R vs Nikon D800 comparison: 04 Build Quality
PAGE 5 – Sony A7R vs Nikon D800 comparison: 05 Viewfinder and LCD screen
PAGE 6 – Sony A7R vs Nikon D800 comparison: 06 Lenses
PAGE 7 – Sony A7R vs Nikon D800 comparison: 07 Video
PAGE 8 – Sony A7R vs Nikon D800 comparison: 08 Connections
PAGE 9 – Sony A7R vs Nikon D800 comparison: 09 Price
PAGE 10 – Sony A7R vs Nikon D800 comparison: our conclusion

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