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Nikon Z7 vs Sony a7R III

5.28 in
3.96 in
Nikon Z7 Digital Camera
Nikon Z7
5.0 in
3.76 in
Sony a7R III Digital Camera
Sony a7R III
Available colors
Editiorial reviews
64
4.6 out of 5
24 user ratings
5 stars
79 %
4 stars
20 %
3 stars
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76
4.7 out of 5
24 user ratings
5 stars
87 %
4 stars
12 %
3 stars
0 %
2 stars
0 %
1 stars
0 %
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User rating
43
4.3 out of 5
43 user ratings
5 stars
46 %
4 stars
41 %
3 stars
11 %
2 stars
0 %
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32
4.0 out of 5
32 user ratings
5 stars
28 %
4 stars
43 %
3 stars
25 %
2 stars
3 %
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Full Comparison

Sensor

Nikon Z7Nikon Z7
Sony a7R IIISony a7R III
Sensor typeCMOSExmor R CMOS

Image

Nikon Z7Nikon Z7
Sony a7R IIISony a7R III
ISO
  • 64
  • 25600
  • 50
  • 100
  • 200
  • 400
  • 800
  • 1600
  • 3200
  • 6400
  • 12800
  • 25600
  • 51200
  • 102400
ISO minimum6450
ISO maximum25600102400
Maximum image resolution8256 x 5504 px7952 x 5304 px
White balance modes
  • Auto
  • Cloudy
  • Fluorescent
  • Fluorescent H
  • Fluorescent L
  • Incandescent
  • Shade
  • Auto
  • Cloudy
  • Daylight
  • Flash
  • Fluorescent
  • Incandescent
  • Shade
  • Underwater
Supported image file formats
  • JPEG
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW
Supported aspect ratios
  • 1:1
  • 3:2
  • 5:4
  • 16:9
  • 3:2
  • 16:9

Optics and focus

Nikon Z7Nikon Z7
Sony a7R IIISony a7R III
Focus adjustmentAuto/ManualAuto/Manual
Contrast adjustmentyesyes
Saturation adjustmentyesyes
Brightness adjustmentyesyes
Autofocus
  • AI Focus
  • Multi Point Auto Focus
  • Single Auto Focus
  • Face detection
  • Single Auto Focus
Number of focus points493399

Screen and viewfinder

Nikon Z7Nikon Z7
Sony a7R IIISony a7R III
Screen size3.2 in3.0 in
Screen technologyLCDLCD TFT
Touch screenyesyes
ViewfinderElectronic
  • Electronic
  • Optical
Viewfinder screen size0.5 in0.5 in
Viewfinder resolution3690000.0 px3686400.0 px
Viewfinder magnification0.8 x0.78 x
Diopter adjustment (D-D)-4 - 2-4 - 3

Photography features

Nikon Z7Nikon Z7
Sony a7R IIISony a7R III
Shooting modes
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Sensitivity priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Program
Camera shutter type
  • Electronic
  • Mechanical
Electronic
Auto exposure lockyesyes
Self-timer delay
  • 2
  • 5
  • 10
  • 2
  • 5
  • 10
Flash modes
  • Auto
  • Flash off
  • Flash on
  • Manual
  • Fill-in
  • Forced OFF
  • High-speed Sync
  • Pre-flash
  • Redeye Reduction
Scene modes
  • Landscape
  • Night portrait
  • Portrait
  • Sports
  • Sunrise
  • Sunset
  • Twilight
  • Sunset
  • Landscape

Videography features

Nikon Z7Nikon Z7
Sony a7R IIISony a7R III
Maximum resolution3840 x 2160 px3840 x 2160 px
Video recordingyesyes
Recording resolutions
  • 1920 x 1080
  • 3840 x 2160
  • 3840 x 2160
  • 1920 x 1080
HD type4K Ultra HD4K Ultra HD
Supported video file formats
  • MOV
  • MP4
  • AVC
  • AVCHD
  • H.264
  • MPEG-4
  • XAVC S
Camera playback
  • Movie
  • Single image
Single image
Video recording limit29.59 min.115.0 min.
Motion JPEG frame rate30.0 fps100.0 fps

Audio features

Nikon Z7Nikon Z7
Sony a7R IIISony a7R III
Built-in microphoneyesyes
Voice recordingyesyes
Audio systemStereoMono

Design

Nikon Z7Nikon Z7
Sony a7R IIISony a7R III
Body typeMILCMILC
Colour of productBlackBlack

Dimensions

Nikon Z7Nikon Z7
Sony a7R IIISony a7R III
Weight20.64 oz23.17 oz
Width5.28 in5.0 in
Height3.96 in3.76 in
Depth2.66 in2.9 in

Storage

Nikon Z7Nikon Z7
Sony a7R IIISony a7R III
Compatible memory cards
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
  • MS Micro
  • Memory Stick
  • MicroSD
  • MicroSDHC
  • MicroSDXC
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
Memory slots12

Power

Nikon Z7Nikon Z7
Sony a7R IIISony a7R III
Power source typeBatteryBattery
Battery technology
Lithium-Ion
Lithium-Ion
AC adapter includedYY

Connectivity

Nikon Z7Nikon Z7
Sony a7R IIISony a7R III
HDMIyesyes
USB connector typeUSB Type-CUSB Type-C
USB version
3.2 Gen 1
3.2 Gen 1
Microphone portyesyes
Supported WiFi types
  • IEEE 802.11a
  • IEEE 802.11b
  • IEEE 802.11g
  • IEEE 802.11n
  • IEEE 802.11ac
  • IEEE 802.11b
  • IEEE 802.11g
  • IEEE 802.11n
PictBridgeyesno
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)yesyes
Bluetoothyesyes
Bluetooth version4.24.1

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