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: 07 Video

Sony A7R vs Nikon D800 comparison: 07 Video

As good – no, as stunning – as it is for stills, the Nikon D800 doesn’t offer the same experience when it comes to movie shooting. That’s not to say it’s bad, it’s just that it’s a serious photographer’s tool rather than a truly integrated photo/video hybrid.

That said, the D800 delivers Full HD 1920 x 1080p footage at 30, 25 and 24 frames per second, with faster 50/60fps available for 720p video. Nikon D800 video footage comes in compressed in H.2764/MPEG 4 flavour.

The Sony A7R is brimming with high-end video functions. In addition to Full HD 1920 x 1080 video being available in 24/25/50/60p AVCHD format, the A7R also offers clean HDMI output, zebra pattern, manual exposure and audio levels, audio monitoring via headphones and XLR support using an adapter.

The Sony A7R has the advantage when it comes to shooting HD footage, although the quality remains untested at this point.

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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