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: 08 Connections

Sony A7R vs Nikon D800 comparison: 08 Connections

Sony have squeezed a decent range of connection options into the A7/A7R’s comparatively small body, including HDMI, USB, mic and headphone sockets, and a memory card slot that’s positioned on the side of the A7R rather than near the baseplate (a more practical option when using the A7R with a tripod).

In addition to physical connectors, the Sony A7R boasts built-in Wi-Fi and NFC (Near Field Communication) for easy image sharing with compatible smartphones and tablets.

This functionality also enables the download of camera apps from Sony’s PlayMemories service.

‘Smart Remote Control’ comes pre-installed on the Sony A7R, allowing you to control the camera’s exposure settings remotely with a smartphone.

The Nikon D800 lacks the built-in Wi-Fi and NFC features, but does include stereo mini-pin audio in/out jacks, remote control terminal, USB and HDMI output.

Of the two, the Sony A7R is the future-proof camera. Whether you give a toss about Near Field Communications is another matter.

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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