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Nikon D7000 vs Sony A99 II

Portability
59
Imaging
56
Features
76
Overall
64
Nikon D7000 front
 
Sony Alpha A99 II front
Portability
57
Imaging
77
Features
92
Overall
83

Nikon D7000 vs Sony A99 II Key Specs

Nikon D7000
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400 (Raise to 25600)
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 780g - 132 x 105 x 77mm
  • Introduced November 2010
  • Old Model is Nikon D90
  • Renewed by Nikon D7100
Sony A99 II
(Full Review)
  • 42MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Raise to 102400)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Sony/Minolta Alpha Mount
  • 849g - 143 x 104 x 76mm
  • Released September 2016
  • Previous Model is Sony A99
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Nikon D7000 vs Sony A99 II Overview

Its time to look a little more in depth at the Nikon D7000 and Sony A99 II, both Advanced DSLR cameras by rivals Nikon and Sony. There exists a considerable gap among the image resolutions of the D7000 (16MP) and A99 II (42MP) and the D7000 (APS-C) and A99 II (Full frame) provide totally different sensor dimensions.

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The D7000 was introduced 6 years before the A99 II which is a fairly large difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Both the cameras feature the same body design (Mid-size SLR).

Before going right into a full comparison, here is a brief summation of how the D7000 matches up against the A99 II for portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Nikon D7000 over the Sony A99 II

 D7000 A99 II 

Reasons to pick Sony A99 II over the Nikon D7000

 A99 II D7000 
ReleasedSeptember 2016November 2010Newer by 70 months
Display typeFully articulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Display resolution1229k921kCrisper display (+308k dot)
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Common features in the Nikon D7000 and Sony A99 II

 D7000 A99 II 
Manual focus Dial accurate focus
Display size3"3"Same display sizing
Touch friendly display Neither provides Touch friendly display

Nikon D7000 vs Sony A99 II Physical Comparison

In case you're going to travel with your camera frequently, you'll need to think about its weight and size. The Nikon D7000 provides physical dimensions of 132mm x 105mm x 77mm (5.2" x 4.1" x 3.0") having a weight of 780 grams (1.72 lbs) whilst the Sony A99 II has specifications of 143mm x 104mm x 76mm (5.6" x 4.1" x 3.0") along with a weight of 849 grams (1.87 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you select at that moment. Below is a front view over all size comparison of the D7000 vs the A99 II.

Nikon D7000 vs Sony A99 II size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability score of the D7000 and A99 II is 59 and 57 respectively.

Nikon D7000 vs Sony A99 II top view buttons comparison

Nikon D7000 vs Sony A99 II Sensor Comparison

More often than not, its tough to see the contrast in sensor dimensions merely by researching specs. The picture below will help provide you a stronger sense of the sensor dimensions in the D7000 and A99 II.

As you can plainly see, the 2 cameras feature different megapixels and different sensor dimensions. The D7000 using its smaller sensor will make shooting shallow DOF harder and the Sony A99 II will result in extra detail using its extra 26MP. Greater resolution will also allow you to crop photos way more aggressively. The more aged D7000 will be behind when it comes to sensor tech.

Nikon D7000 vs Sony A99 II sensor size comparison

Nikon D7000 vs Sony A99 II Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon D7000 vs Sony A99 II Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon D7000 as a Portrait photography camera
Sony A99 II as a Portrait photography camera
73
you can focus manually
decent megapixels (16MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
supports face detect focus
exports RAW files
86
has manual focus
MP count high (42 megapixels)
great sensor size (Full frame)
includes face detection focusing
saves RAW files
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Street Comparison

Nikon D7000 Street photography details
Sony A99 II Street photography details
58
nice sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW files
weather sealing
no moving screen
no image stabilization
76
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
great sensor size (Full frame)
saves RAW files
environment sealing
good high ISO (25,600)
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Sports Comparison

Nikon D7000 Sports photography info
Sony A99 II Sports photography info
66
maximum shutter speed is high (1/8,000s)
decent megapixels (16MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
supports tracking focus
weather sealing
better than average battery power (1,050 per charge)
sensor has phase detect auto focus
very slow continuous shooting (6.0 frames/s)
no image stabilization
82
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000 seconds)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
MP count high (42MP)
great sensor size (Full frame)
includes tracking autofocus
environment sealing
comes with phase detect AF
low battery (490 CIPA)
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Travel Comparison

Nikon D7000 Travel photography highlights
Sony A99 II Travel photography highlights
66
better than average battery power (1,050 per charge)
weather sealing
decent megapixels (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
70
environment sealing
connects via bluetooth
MP count high (42MP)
selfie friendly screen
low battery (490 CIPA)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon D7000 as a Landscape photography camera
Sony A99 II as a Landscape photography camera
73
you can focus manually
change lenses (Nikon F mount)
screen size is good (3")
decent megapixels (16MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW files
weather sealing
better than average battery power (1,050 per charge)
2 card slots
no image stabilization
82
has manual focus
change lenses (Sony/Minolta Alpha mount)
pretty good screen size (3")
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
MP count high (42MP)
great sensor size (Full frame)
does not have anti-alias filter
good high ISO (25,600)
saves RAW files
environment sealing
has dual storage slots
low battery (490 shots)
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon D7000 Vlogging advice
Sony A99 II Vlogging advice
29
supports face detect focus
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
includes mic support
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
no image stabilization
78
selfie friendly screen
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
includes face detection focusing
good video quality (3840 x 2160 resolution)
does have external microphone jack
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Nikon D7000 vs Sony A99 II Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon D7000 and Sony A99 II
 Nikon D7000Sony Alpha A99 II
General Information
Brand Name Nikon Sony
Model Nikon D7000 Sony Alpha A99 II
Class Advanced DSLR Advanced DSLR
Introduced 2010-11-30 2016-09-19
Body design Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Powered by Expeed 2 Bionz X
Sensor type CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size APS-C Full frame
Sensor measurements 23.6 x 15.7mm 35.9 x 24mm
Sensor area 370.5mm² 861.6mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 42MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 4928 x 3264 7952 x 5304
Max native ISO 6400 25600
Max boosted ISO 25600 102400
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW files
Lowest boosted ISO - 50
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Number of focus points 39 399
Cross focus points 9 79
Lens
Lens mounting type Nikon F Sony/Minolta Alpha
Number of lenses 309 143
Focal length multiplier 1.5 1
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fully articulated
Screen sizing 3 inches 3 inches
Screen resolution 921k dot 1,229k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Screen tech TFT LCD monitor -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (pentaprism) Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 2,359k dot
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.64x 0.78x
Features
Slowest shutter speed 30s 30s
Maximum shutter speed 1/8000s 1/8000s
Continuous shooting speed 6.0 frames per second 12.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 12.00 m (at ISO 100) no built-in flash
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain Off, auto, fill, slow sync, redeye reduction, rear sync, high-speed sync, wireless
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Maximum flash sync 1/250s 1/250s
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (24, 25, 30 fps), 640 x 424 (24 fps) -
Max video resolution 1920x1080 3840x2160
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS Optional None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 780 gr (1.72 pounds) 849 gr (1.87 pounds)
Physical dimensions 132 x 105 x 77mm (5.2" x 4.1" x 3.0") 143 x 104 x 76mm (5.6" x 4.1" x 3.0")
DXO scores
DXO All around score 80 92
DXO Color Depth score 23.5 25.4
DXO Dynamic range score 13.9 13.4
DXO Low light score 1167 2317
Other
Battery life 1050 photographs 490 photographs
Type of battery Battery Pack NP-FM500H lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery model EN-EL15 -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 seconds) Yes (2, 5, 10 secs)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC/MS Duo slots
Storage slots Two Two
Launch cost $1,049 $3,198