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Nikon Z6 II vs Sony H55

Portability
61
Imaging
77
Features
89
Overall
81
Nikon Z6 Mark II front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55 front
Portability
92
Imaging
37
Features
28
Overall
33

Nikon Z6 II vs Sony H55 Key Specs

Nikon Z6 II
(Full Review)
  • 25MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 51200 (Bump to 204800)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Nikon Z Mount
  • 705g - 134 x 101 x 70mm
  • Released October 2020
  • Previous Model is Nikon Z6
Sony H55
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 25-250mm (F3.5-5.5) lens
  • 200g - 103 x 58 x 29mm
  • Released June 2010
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Nikon Z6 II vs Sony H55 Overview

Let's look a little more in depth at the Nikon Z6 II versus Sony H55, one is a Pro Mirrorless and the other is a Small Sensor Compact by companies Nikon and Sony. There exists a crucial gap among the sensor resolutions of the Z6 II (25MP) and H55 (14MP) and the Z6 II (Full frame) and H55 (1/2.3") feature totally different sensor sizes.

Photography Glossary

The Z6 II was introduced 10 years after the H55 which is a fairly serious gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Both of these cameras come with different body type with the Nikon Z6 II being a SLR-style mirrorless camera and the Sony H55 being a Compact camera.

Before getting in to a thorough comparison, below is a simple view of how the Z6 II grades against the H55 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Nikon Z6 II over the Sony H55

 Z6 II H55 
ReleasedOctober 2020June 2010More modern by 126 months
Manually focus More accurate focus
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display dimension3.2"3"Larger display (+0.2")
Display resolution2100k230kSharper display (+1870k dot)
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Sony H55 over the Nikon Z6 II

 H55 Z6 II 

Common features in the Nikon Z6 II and Sony H55

 Z6 II H55 
Selfie screen Neither offers selfie screen

Nikon Z6 II vs Sony H55 Physical Comparison

In case you're aiming to carry around your camera frequently, you will have to take into account its weight and proportions. The Nikon Z6 II offers outside measurements of 134mm x 101mm x 70mm (5.3" x 4.0" x 2.8") accompanied by a weight of 705 grams (1.55 lbs) while the Sony H55 has measurements of 103mm x 58mm x 29mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.1") accompanied by a weight of 200 grams (0.44 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary dependant on the lens you choose at that moment. Below is the front view measurements comparison of the Z6 II and the H55.

Nikon Z6 II vs Sony H55 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the Z6 II and H55 is 61 and 92 respectively.

Nikon Z6 II vs Sony H55 top view buttons comparison

Nikon Z6 II vs Sony H55 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it's tough to envision the difference in sensor sizes purely by researching a spec sheet. The pic here will provide you a stronger sense of the sensor sizing in the Z6 II and H55.

As you can see, the 2 cameras posses different megapixels and different sensor sizes. The Z6 II having a larger sensor will make shooting shallower DOF simpler and the Nikon Z6 II will provide you with greater detail using its extra 11MP. Greater resolution will also let you crop photos somewhat more aggressively. The more recent Z6 II is going to have a benefit with regard to sensor tech.

Nikon Z6 II vs Sony H55 sensor size comparison

Nikon Z6 II vs Sony H55 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon Z6 II vs Sony H55 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Nikon Z6 II
Portrait photography with Sony H55
86
focusing manually
sensor resolution is great (25MP)
great sensor size (Full frame)
provides face detect focus
exports RAW formats
28
sensor resolution is decent (14MP)
lack of manual focus
manual mode not possible
can't use external flash
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Nikon Z6 II
Street photography with Sony H55
78
tilting screen
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
great sensor size (Full frame)
exports RAW formats
offers focus by touch
environment proofing
very good ISO range (51,200)
56
image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Nikon Z6 II
Sports photography with Sony H55
82
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000 seconds)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor resolution is great (25 megapixels)
great sensor size (Full frame)
provides tracking focus
environment proofing
sensor has phase detect auto focus
low battery power (410 per charge)
38
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (14 megapixels)
lack of shutter priority mode
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Nikon Z6 II as a Travel photography camera
Sony H55 as a Travel photography camera
66
environment proofing
has bluetooth
offers focus by touch
sensor resolution is great (25MP)
low battery power (410 per charge)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
67
sensor resolution is decent (14MP)
flash built-in
pretty wide (25mm)
very long zoom (250mm)
doesn't have Timelapse mode
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
slow max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Nikon Z6 II
Landscape photography with Sony H55
82
focusing manually
change lenses (Nikon Z mount)
nice screen size (3.2 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor resolution is great (25 megapixels)
great sensor size (Full frame)
very good ISO range (51,200)
exports RAW formats
environment proofing
has double storage slots
low battery power (410 CIPA)
42
pretty wide (25mm)
nice screen size (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (14 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
manual mode not possible
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
doesn't have Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon Z6 II Vlogging details
Sony H55 Vlogging details
36
touchscreen functionality
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
provides face detect focus
video res high (3840 x 2160 pxls)
includes microphone port
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
28
pretty wide (25mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
low res video (1280 x 720 pxls)
doesn't have external microphone socket
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Nikon Z6 II vs Sony H55 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon Z6 II and Sony H55
 Nikon Z6 Mark IISony Cyber-shot DSC-H55
General Information
Company Nikon Sony
Model Nikon Z6 Mark II Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55
Type Pro Mirrorless Small Sensor Compact
Released 2020-10-14 2010-06-16
Physical type SLR-style mirrorless Compact
Sensor Information
Chip - Bionz
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size Full frame 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 35.9 x 23.9mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 858.0mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 25 megapixels 14 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 5:4, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 6048 x 4024 4320 x 3240
Maximum native ISO 51200 3200
Maximum boosted ISO 204800 -
Minimum native ISO 100 80
RAW images
Minimum boosted ISO 50 -
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points 273 9
Lens
Lens mount Nikon Z fixed lens
Lens focal range - 25-250mm (10.0x)
Highest aperture - f/3.5-5.5
Macro focus range - 5cm
Amount of lenses 15 -
Focal length multiplier 1 5.8
Screen
Screen type Tilting Fixed Type
Screen size 3.2 inches 3 inches
Screen resolution 2,100k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 3,690k dots -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Viewfinder magnification 0.8x -
Features
Slowest shutter speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/8000 seconds 1/1600 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 14.0 frames per sec 10.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range no built-in flash 3.80 m
Flash modes Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, off Auto, On, Slow Syncro, Off
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Maximum flash synchronize 1/200 seconds -
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
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 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 3840x2160 1280x720
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB Yes USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 705 grams (1.55 pounds) 200 grams (0.44 pounds)
Dimensions 134 x 101 x 70mm (5.3" x 4.0" x 2.8") 103 x 58 x 29mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 410 shots -
Type of battery Battery Pack -
Battery model - NP-BG1
Self timer Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 secs) Yes (2 or 10 sec, portrait1/ portrait2)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage CFexpress Type B / XQD Memory Stick Duo / Pro Duo/ PRO HG-Duo, SD/SDHC, Internal
Card slots Two 1
Launch pricing $1,997 $235