Cam1 vs Cam2

Nikon D5 vs. Sony a7 III

It's never been easier to decide which camera is the best choice for you. Below, we'll look at more specs than you can shake a stick at.

Nikon D5

Resolution:
21 megapixels
Screen Size:
3.2" screen
Sensor Type:
Full frame sensor
Release Date:
1/5/2016
LCD Movement:
Fixed
Autofocus Details:
Contrast Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi-area
Selective single-point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
Live View
Autofocus Light?:
No
Battery Type:
Battery Pack
Battery Specs:
EN-EL18a lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life:
3780
Type:
Large SLR
Built-In Flash?:
No
Color Filter:
Primary color filter
Continuous Drive:
14.0 fps
Custom White Balance:
Yes (6 slots)
Dimensions:
160 x 159 x 92 mm (6.3 x 6.26 x 3.62")
Drive Modes:
Effective Pixels:
21 megapixels
Sealed / Weather-Proof?:
Yes
Exposure Compensation:
+/-5 (at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
Exposure Modes:
External Flash:
Yes (via hot shoe and flash sync port)
File Format:
Flash Modes:
Flash Range:
Focal Length Equivalent:
Format:
MPEG-4, H.264
GPS:
Optional
HDMI:
Yes (mini-HDMI)
ISO:
Auto, 100-102400 (expandable to 50-3280000)
Aspect Ratio(s):
1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2
Image Stabilization:
No
JPG Quality Levels:
Fine, normal, basic
Live View:
Yes
Manual Exposure Mode:
Yes
Manual Focus:
Maximum Resolution:
5588 x 3712
Maximum Aperture:
Maximum Shutter Speed:
1/8000 sec
Microphone?:
Stereo
Minimum Shutter Speed:
30 sec
Number of Focal Points:
153
Orientation Sensor?:
Yes
Processor:
EXPEED 5
Remote Control?:
Yes (wired, wireless, smartphone)
Screen Dots:
2359
Screen Size:
3.2"
Screen Type:
TFT LCD
Self Timer?:
Yes (2, 5, 10, 20 secs)
Photo Detectors:
21 megapixels
Sensor Size:
Full frame (35.9 x 23.9 mm)
Sensor Type:
CMOS
Shutter Priority:
Yes
Speaker?:
Mono
Storage Types:
Dual CompactFlash or dual XQD
Subject / Scene Modes:
No
Timelapse Recording:
Yes
Touch Screen?:
Yes
USB:
USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
Uncompressed Formats:
RAW
Video:
1.5X crop mode with DX lenses
Viewfinder:
Optical (pentaprism)
White Balance Bracketing:
Yes
Weight (With Battery Installed):
1415 g (3.12 lb / 49.91 oz)
White Balance Presets:
12
Metering Mode Details:
Multi
Center-weighted
Highlight-weighted
ASIN(s):
B01A7Q0DVM
Maximum ISO (Boosted):
3280000
Wireless:
Optional
Body Construction Material:
Magnesium alloy
Color Space:
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Headphone Port?:
Yes
Microphone Port?:
Yes
MSRP:
$6499/ยฃ5729
AE Bracketing:
+/-5 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
Flash Sync Speed:
1/250 sec
Wireless:
Requires WT-5A or WT-6A
Lens Mount:
Nikon F

Sony a7 III

Resolution:
24 megapixels
Screen Size:
3" screen
Sensor Type:
Full frame sensor
Release Date:
2/27/2018
LCD Movement:
Tilting
Autofocus Details:
Contrast Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi-area
Selective single-point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
Live View
Autofocus Light?:
Yes
Battery Type:
Battery Pack
Battery Specs:
NP-FZ100 lithium-ion battery and charger
Battery Life:
710
Type:
SLR-style mirrorless
Built-In Flash?:
No
Color Filter:
Primary color filter
Continuous Drive:
10.0 fps
Custom White Balance:
Yes
Dimensions:
127 x 96 x 74 mm (5 x 3.78 x 2.91")
Drive Modes:
Effective Pixels:
24 megapixels
Sealed / Weather-Proof?:
Yes
Exposure Compensation:
+/-5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Exposure Modes:
External Flash:
Yes (via Multi Interface shoe)
File Format:
Flash Modes:
Flash Range:
Focal Length Equivalent:
Format:
MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S, H.264
GPS:
None
HDMI:
Yes (micro-HDMI port with 4K still, uncompressed video output)
ISO:
Auto, 100-51200
Aspect Ratio(s):
3:2, 16:9
Image Stabilization:
Sensor-shift
JPG Quality Levels:
Extra fine, fine, standard
Live View:
Yes
Manual Exposure Mode:
Yes
Manual Focus:
Yes
Maximum Resolution:
6000 x 4000
Maximum Aperture:
Maximum Shutter Speed:
1/8000 sec
Microphone?:
Stereo
Minimum Shutter Speed:
30 sec
Number of Focal Points:
693
Orientation Sensor?:
Yes
Processor:
Bionz X
Remote Control?:
Yes (wired)
Screen Dots:
921600
Screen Size:
3"
Screen Type:
Self Timer?:
Yes (2 or 10 sec; continuous (3 or 5 exposures))
Photo Detectors:
25 megapixels
Sensor Size:
Full frame (35.8 x 23.8 mm)
Sensor Type:
BSI-CMOS
Shutter Priority:
Yes
Speaker?:
Mono
Storage Types:
SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
Subject / Scene Modes:
Yes
Timelapse Recording:
No
Touch Screen?:
Yes
USB:
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)
Uncompressed Formats:
RAW
Video:
Supports XAVC S codec (100Mbps), S-Log2 and S-Log3, and HLG
Viewfinder:
Electronic
White Balance Bracketing:
Yes
Weight (With Battery Installed):
650 g (1.43 lb / 22.93 oz)
White Balance Presets:
11
Metering Mode Details:
Multi
Center-weighted
Highlight-weighted
ASIN(s):
B07B45D8WV
Maximum ISO (Boosted):
204800
Wireless:
Built-In
Body Construction Material:
Magnesium alloy
Color Space:
sRGB, AdobeRGB
Headphone Port?:
Yes
Microphone Port?:
Yes
MSRP:
2000
AE Bracketing:
+/-5 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
Flash Sync Speed:
1/250 sec
Wireless:
with NFC and wireless control via PlayMemories Mobile app
Lens Mount:
Sony E