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Nikon Z6 and Z6 vs. Sony A7 III and A7RIII

At long last, Nikon today announced its first two full-frame mirrorless cameras, the Z6 and the Z7. Due out in November and September for $1,995 and $3,399, respectively, these two cameras look to compete directly with Sony’s full-frame mirrorless cameras, the A7 III and the A7R III. Let’s see how they compare.

Nikon Z6 vs Sony A7 III

Nikon Z6
Sony A7 III
Price (body only) $1,995 $1,998
MP/Sensor 24.5MP BSI CMOS 24.2 MP Exmor BSI CMOS
ISO Range 100-51200 (expandable to 50-204800) 100 – 51200 (expandable to 50 – 204800)
Max Photo Size 6048 x 4024 6000 x 4000
Max Video Resolution 4K/25p 4K/25p
Shooting Speed Up to 12 fps Up to 10 fps
Autofocus 90 percent coverage/273 hybrid phase/contrast detection 93 percent coverage/693 phase detection points, 425 contrast detection
Image Stabilization 5-axis in-body 5-axis in-body
Memory Card Slots One XQD Two SD/SDHC/SDXC slots
Viewfinder 3.69 million (Quad VGA) OLED 2.36 million dots (XGA OLED)
Display 3.2-inch LCD touchscreen (2100k dots) 3-inch LCD touchscreen/ 922K dots
Size (body only) 5.3 x 4 x 2.7 inches 5 x 3.9 x 2.9 inches
Weight (body only) 1.3 pounds 1.4 pounds
Battery Life (CIPA) Approx. 310 shots (EVF only) 710 shots

Nikon Z7 vs Sony A7R III

Nikon Z7
Sony A7R III
Price (body only) $3,399 $2,998
MP/Sensor 45.7 MP CMOS 42.4 MP Exmor BSI CMOS
ISO Range 64-25600 (expandable to 32-102400) 100 – 32000 (expandable to ISO 50 – 102400
Max Photo Size 6048 x 4024 6000 x 4000
Max Video Resolution 4K/25p 4K/25p
Shooting Speed Up to 9 fps Up to 10 fps
Autofocus 493 hybrid phase detection/contrast points (90 percent coverage) 399 focal-plane phase-detection points (68 percent coverage), 425 contrast points (47 percent coverage)
Image Stabilization 5-axis in-body 5-axis in-body
Memory Card Slots One XQD Two SD/SDHC/SDXC slots
Viewfinder 3690k (Quad VGA) OLED 2.36 million dots EVF (XGA OLED)
Display 3.2-inch LCD touchscreen (2100k dots) 3-inch LCD touchscreen (1440k dots)
Size (body only) 5.3 x 4 x 2.7 inches 5 x 3.9 x 2.9 inches
Weight (body only) 1.3 pounds 1.4 pounds
Battery Life (CIPA) Approx. 330 shots (EVF only) 650 shots

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