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Sony a7S vs Nikon D750 – Extensive Comparison

Welcome to this Sony a7S vs Nikon D750 comparison. Both cameras are popular amongst many photographers, and are praised for their amazing capabilities, but which should you go for?

Sony Alpha a7S Mirrorless Digital CameraNikon D750 FX-format Digital SLR Camera Body

Click here to get the Sony a7S.

Click here to get the Nikon D750.

Well, you’ve come to the right place. In this comparison, we’ll cover the ups and downs of both cameras in detail. By the end of this article, you’ll b e able to decide which camera best meets your requirements.

So, without further ado, let’s begin the comparison.

 

 

Sony a7S vs Nikon D750 – Comparison Overview

The Sony a7S is a Pro mirrorless camera, while the Nikon D750 is a Semi-Pro DSLR. Despite being different in type, both cameras have quite a number of features in common.

For instance, both cameras have weather sealing. This feature comes in handy when shooting in harsh weather conditions.

Both cameras also have viewfinders. This gives you better framing, and more control. There are a couple of other features which both cameras have in common, but we’ll talk about those later on in the comparison.

Now on to their unique features. The Sony a7S has near-field communication (NFC). This feature makes it a lot easier to connect to other compatible devices wirelessly. The a7S is also a lot lighter.

The Nikon D750 on the other hand, has much better battery life than the Sony a7S. it also has more focus points. Furthermore, the D750 has double the megapixels of the a7S.

One con which both cameras share is the lack of image stabilization. This increases the chances of getting blurry photos.

When it comes to the price/value ratio, the Nikon D750 is the better camera. It gives you better value for its price, and is less expensive than the a7S.

Now do keep in mind that you are going to spend nothing less than a thousand bucks on either one of these cameras. If you would like to see some less expensive options, check out another one of our comparisons.

 

 

Sony a7S vs Nikon D750 – Comparison Table

 Sony a7SNikon D750
Date releasedApril 6, 2014September 12, 2014
TypePro mirrorless cameraSemi-pro DSLR
Weight489g840g
Screen typeTilting screenTilting screen
Screen size3 inches3.2 inches
ViewfinderElectronicOptical
Burst rate5 fps6.5 fps
Sensor typeFull-frame CMOS sensorFull-frame CMOS sensor
Sensor resolution12 megapixels24 megapixels
Focus points2551
Battery life360 shots1230 shots
Memory card slots12
NFCYesNo
Face detection focusYesYes
Supports RAW formatYesYes
Weather sealingYesYes
Image stabilizationNoNo

 

 

 

Sony a7S vs Nikon D750 – What Situation Is Each Best For?

Sony Alpha a7S Mirrorless Digital CameraNikon D750 FX-format Digital SLR Camera Body

Click here to get the Sony a7S.

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Sony a7S

Nikon D750

Sports photography

When it comes to sports photography, the higher the burst rate, the better.

The Sony a7S a burst rate of 5 fps. This isn’t really impressive, but you can still capture many points in your subject’s movement.

The a7S also has 25 focus points. Again, this isn’t much. However, you’ll still get decent frame coverage when focusing on your subject.

Weather sealing is very important when photographing outdoors. Many sporting events are held in all types of weather.

If care isn’t taken dust and moisture can damage your camera.

With weather sealing however, you can photograph in harsh weather conditions without your camera getting damaged.

 

Same as the a7S, but has a burst rate of 5 fps, and 51 focus points.

Daily photography

The Sony a7S weighs 489g. Despite being heavier than an average mirrorless camera, the a7S is rather light.

You can easily use this camera for on-the-go photography.

 

Unlike the a7S, this camera is quite heavy. The Nikon D750 weighs about 840g.

Because of this, you might have trouble holding this camera up for long lengths of time.

 

 

 

Sony a7S vs Nikon D750 – Common Features

Viewfinder

The Sony a7S and the Nikon D750 have viewfinders. However, there’s a little difference. The a7S has an electronic viewfinder, while the D750 has an optical viewfinder.

“So, what’s the difference between the two?” you might ask. Well, the difference is this. An optical viewfinder displays what the camera is sees.

On the other hand, electronic viewfinders display the results of all your settings. With this, you can see what your image will look like before the picture is taken.

 

Weather sealing

This feature is very important when photographing outdoors. Elements such as dust and moisture can easily damage a camera.

However, with weather sealing you can you can use your camera in harsh weather conditions without water or dust damaging it.

Face detection focus

This feature scans the entire frame for a face, and then focuses on it. This makes face detection focus a very important feature to have when doing portraits.

With this feature, your portrait shots will always be in focus.

 

 

Sony a7S vs Nikon D750 – Unique Features

Sony a7S

Sony Alpha a7S Mirrorless Digital Camera

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Weighs 489g

Despite being heavier than your average mirrorless camera, the Sony a7S very light in comparison with the Nikon D750. The a7S weighs 489g, which makes it the ideal choice for everyday photography.

 

NFC

With this feature, you can connect wirelessly to other nearby compatible devices.

 

 

Nikon D750

Nikon D750 FX-format Digital SLR Camera Body

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51 focus points

Admittedly, this isn’t the best out there. However, it’s a lot better that the a7S, which has only 25 focus points. With the Nikon D750, you have wider frame coverage when focusing. This also improves tracking performance.

 

Battery life of 1230 shots

Being a DSLR, the D750’s good battery life isn’t really a surprise. The D750 gives you more than 3 times the shooting time of the Sony a7S.

With the Nikon D750, you can shoot all day long without worrying about changing the camera’s battery.

 

Burst rate of 6.5 fps

This isn’t outstanding or anything. However, it’s a lot better than the a7S’s, which has a burst rate of only 5 fps. With the Nikon D750, you can capture more points in your subject’s movement.

 

Higher sensor resolution

The Nikon D750 has double the sensor resolution of the a7S. With the D750, you get 24 megapixels, while the a7S gives you only 12 megapixels.

With a high sensor resolution, you can crop your images without losing too much detail. You can also get beautiful enlargements of your photos.

 

 

Sony a7S vs Nikon D750 – Unique Pros

Sony a7S

Sony Alpha a7S Mirrorless Digital Camera

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Better wireless connectivity.

 

351g lighter than the D750.

 

 

Nikon D750

Nikon D750 FX-format Digital SLR Camera Body

Click here to get the Nikon D750.

Wider frame coverage when focusing.

 

Extra storage slot.

 

Higher burst rate.

 

Longer battery life.

 

Larger display.

 

More detail and bigger prints

 

 

Sony a7S vs Nikon D750 – Unique Cons

 

Sony a7S

 

Lower burst rate.

 

Only 1 memory card slot.

 

Much shorter battery life.

 

Fewer focus points.

 

Smaller display.

 

 

Nikon D750

 

No NFC.

 

Heavier than the a7S.

 

 

Sony a7S vs Nikon D750 – Common Pros

Sony Alpha a7S Mirrorless Digital CameraNikon D750 FX-format Digital SLR Camera Body

Click here to get the Sony a7S.

Click here to get the Nikon D750.

Better framing and control.

 

Flexibility when shooting.

 

Better image quality.

 

Dust and moisture resistant.

 

 

Sony a7S vs Nikon D750 – Common Cons

 

No image stabilization

 

 

Sony a7S vs Nikon D750 – General Feeling Among Users

Sony Alpha a7S Mirrorless Digital CameraNikon D750 FX-format Digital SLR Camera Body

Click here to get the Sony a7S.

Click here to get the Nikon D750.

Sony a7S

One thing about the a7S which users praised was the image quality. They loved the amount of detail in their photos, despite the fact that this camera has a sensor resolution of only 12 megapixels. To be honest, a few people complained that this just wasn’t enough.

Quite a number of people complained that the a7S was just too expensive. For the value which this camera gave, its price seemed outrageous. The battery life was another disappointment. It wasn’t really a surprise, but it was still annoying.

Overall, users admit that the a7S has wonderful features. But for the price, users think this camera just isn’t worth it.

 

Nikon D750

The D750 got more positive reviews than the a7S. Similar to its opponent, the D750 was praised for its image quality. Users were quite happy with the 24 megapixels which the D750’s sensor had.

Users think that the D750 gives great value for its price. Its cost was justified by the number of features and capabilities which it offered.

Despite being worth the price, many users think that the Nikon D750 isn’t really the best choice for amateurs and beginners who don’t have a lot to spend on a camera.

Overall, users think that the Nikon D750 is an amazing camera which is suitable for almost any type of shooting.

 

 

Conclusion

That brings us to the end of this comparison. We’ll wrap it up with a few words. The Sony a7S and the Nikon D750 are both amazing cameras with lots of features. Each camera has its own area in which it shines.

When it comes to the value you get for the price, the Nikon D750 is the better choice. However, which camera you should pick depends on which features you need the most.

Sony Alpha a7S Mirrorless Digital CameraNikon D750 FX-format Digital SLR Camera Body

Click here to get the Sony a7S.

Click here to get the Nikon D750.