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Nikon Z6 II vs Sony A7S III

Portability
61
Imaging
79
Features
89
Overall
83
Nikon Z6 Mark II front
 
Sony Alpha A7S III front
Portability
61
Imaging
66
Features
92
Overall
76

Nikon Z6 II vs Sony A7S III Key Specs

Nikon Z6 II
(Full Review)
  • 25MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 51200 (Increase to 204800)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Nikon Z Mount
  • 705g - 134 x 101 x 70mm
  • Revealed October 2020
  • Succeeded the Nikon Z6
Sony A7S III
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 80 - 102400 (Push to 409600)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Sony E Mount
  • 699g - 129 x 97 x 81mm
  • Revealed July 2020
  • Old Model is Sony A7S II
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Nikon Z6 II vs Sony A7S III Overview

On this page, we are analyzing the Nikon Z6 II and Sony A7S III, both Pro Mirrorless digital cameras by rivals Nikon and Sony. There is a significant difference between the resolutions of the Z6 II (25MP) and A7S III (12MP) but both cameras posses the same sensor measurements (Full frame).

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The Z6 II was unveiled 3 months after the A7S III which means that they are of a similar generation. Each of these cameras have the same body design (SLR-style mirrorless).

Before getting into a detailed comparison, here is a quick introduction of how the Z6 II scores vs the A7S III in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Nikon Z6 II over the Sony A7S III

 Z6 II A7S III 
Display dimensions3.2"3"Larger display (+0.2")
Display resolution2100k1440kClearer display (+660k dot)

Reasons to pick Sony A7S III over the Nikon Z6 II

 A7S III Z6 II 
Display typeFully articulatedTiltingFully Articulating display
Selfie screen Take selfies

Common features in the Nikon Z6 II and Sony A7S III

 Z6 II A7S III 
RevealedOctober 2020July 2020Similar generation
Focus manually Very accurate focus
Touch display Easily navigate

Nikon Z6 II vs Sony A7S III Physical Comparison

For anyone who is intending to carry around your camera, you need to consider its weight and proportions. The Nikon Z6 II has exterior measurements of 134mm x 101mm x 70mm (5.3" x 4.0" x 2.8") having a weight of 705 grams (1.55 lbs) whilst the Sony A7S III has measurements of 129mm x 97mm x 81mm (5.1" x 3.8" x 3.2") along with a weight of 699 grams (1.54 lbs).

Analyze the Nikon Z6 II and Sony A7S III in the new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change based on the lens you are using during that time. Following is a front view over all size comparison of the Z6 II and the A7S III.

Nikon Z6 II vs Sony A7S III size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability rating of the Z6 II and A7S III is 61 and 61 respectively.

Nikon Z6 II vs Sony A7S III top view buttons comparison

Nikon Z6 II vs Sony A7S III Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it is very difficult to visualise the difference between sensor sizes just by looking at technical specs. The picture below should provide you a stronger sense of the sensor measurements in the Z6 II and A7S III.

As you can tell, each of these cameras provide the same sensor dimensions but not the same megapixels. You should anticipate the Nikon Z6 II to resolve more detail having an extra 13MP. Greater resolution will also help you crop images more aggressively.

Nikon Z6 II vs Sony A7S III sensor size comparison

Nikon Z6 II vs Sony A7S III Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon Z6 II vs Sony A7S III Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Nikon Z6 II
Portrait photography with Sony A7S III
87
manual focus
great sensor resolution (25MP)
great sensor size (Full frame)
supports face detection focus
delivers RAW files
71
you can focus manually
sensor size is big (Full frame)
comes with face detect focusing
saves RAW formats
MP count low (12 megapixels)
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Street Comparison

Nikon Z6 II Street photography advice
Sony A7S III Street photography advice
79
tilting screen
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
great sensor size (Full frame)
delivers RAW files
comes with focus by touch
weather sealing
good high ISO (51,200)
76
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
saves RAW formats
has focus via touch
weather proofing
good high ISO (102,400)
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Sports Comparison

Nikon Z6 II Sports photography advice
Sony A7S III Sports photography advice
83
great max shutter speed (1/8,000 seconds)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
great sensor resolution (25 megapixels)
great sensor size (Full frame)
supports tracking autofocus
weather sealing
comes with phase detect auto focus
terrible battery life (410 CIPA)
76
high shutter speed (1/8,000 seconds)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
comes with tracking focus
weather proofing
great battery (600 per charge)
has phase detect AF
MP count low (12 megapixels)
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Travel Comparison

Nikon Z6 II Travel photography factors
Sony A7S III Travel photography factors
66
weather sealing
connects via bluetooth
comes with focus by touch
great sensor resolution (25 megapixels)
terrible battery life (410 per charge)
does not have selfie friendly screen
70
great battery (600 shots)
weather proofing
supports bluetooth
has focus via touch
selfie friendly display
MP count low (12MP)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon Z6 II Landscape photography features
Sony A7S III Landscape photography features
83
manual focus
change lenses (Nikon Z mount)
nice screen size (3.2 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
great sensor resolution (25 megapixels)
great sensor size (Full frame)
good high ISO (51,200)
delivers RAW files
weather sealing
has dual storage slots
terrible battery life (410 shots)
77
you can focus manually
swap lenses (Sony E mount)
screen is a decent size (3")
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
good high ISO (102,400)
saves RAW formats
weather proofing
great battery (600 shots)
has dual storage slots
MP count low (12MP)
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Nikon Z6 II
Vlogging with Sony A7S III
36
screen is touchscreen
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
supports face detection focus
high res video (3840 x 2160 resolution)
does have external mic jack
does not have selfie friendly screen
77
selfie friendly display
built-in touchscreen
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
comes with face detect focusing
video resolution high (3840 x 2160 pxls)
has microphone jack
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Nikon Z6 II vs Sony A7S III Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon Z6 II and Sony A7S III
 Nikon Z6 Mark IISony Alpha A7S III
General Information
Manufacturer Nikon Sony
Model type Nikon Z6 Mark II Sony Alpha A7S III
Class Pro Mirrorless Pro Mirrorless
Revealed 2020-10-14 2020-07-21
Body design SLR-style mirrorless SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Processor - Bionz XR
Sensor type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size Full frame Full frame
Sensor measurements 35.9 x 23.9mm 35.6 x 23.8mm
Sensor area 858.0mm² 847.3mm²
Sensor resolution 25 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 5:4, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 6048 x 4024 4240 x 2832
Max native ISO 51200 102400
Max boosted ISO 204800 409600
Lowest native ISO 100 80
RAW photos
Lowest boosted ISO 50 50
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Total focus points 273 759
Lens
Lens mount type Nikon Z Sony E
Available lenses 15 121
Crop factor 1 1
Screen
Range of screen Tilting Fully articulated
Screen diagonal 3.2 inch 3 inch
Screen resolution 2,100k dot 1,440k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 3,690k dot 9,440k dot
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.8x 0.91x
Features
Slowest shutter speed 30s 30s
Maximum shutter speed 1/8000s 1/8000s
Continuous shooting speed 14.0 frames per second 10.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance no built-in flash no built-in flash
Flash settings Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, off no built-in flash
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Maximum flash sync 1/200s -
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 144 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 144 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 144 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 144 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 100p / 144 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 56 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 56 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 120p / 280 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 100p / 280 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 200 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 50p / 200 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 140 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 140 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 100p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
Max video resolution 3840x2160 3840x2160
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, XAVC S, XAVC HS, XAVC S-1, H.264, H.265
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB Yes USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 705 grams (1.55 lb) 699 grams (1.54 lb)
Physical dimensions 134 x 101 x 70mm (5.3" x 4.0" x 2.8") 129 x 97 x 81mm (5.1" x 3.8" x 3.2")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested 85
DXO Color Depth rating not tested 23.6
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested 13.3
DXO Low light rating not tested 2993
Other
Battery life 410 pictures 600 pictures
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID - NP-FZ100
Self timer Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 secs) Yes (2 or 10 sec; continuous (3 or 5 exposures))
Time lapse shooting With downloadable app
Storage media CFexpress Type B / XQD Dual SD/CFexpress Type A slots
Storage slots Two Two
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