Cam1 vs Cam2

Nikon D5000 vs. Sony a7 II

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 D5000

Resolution:
12 megapixels
Screen Size:
2.7" screen
Sensor Type:
APS-C sensor
Release Date:
4/14/2009
LCD Movement:
Fully articulated
Autofocus Details:
Contrast Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi-area
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
Live View


Autofocus Light?:
Battery Type:
Battery Pack
Battery Specs:
Nikon EN-EL9a Lithium-Ion battery
Battery Life:
Type:
Compact SLR
Built-In Flash?:
Yes (Pop-up)
Color Filter:
Continuous Drive:
4.0 fps
Custom White Balance:
Yes (5)
Dimensions:
127 x 104 x 80 mm (5 x 4.09 x 3.15")
Drive Modes:
Effective Pixels:
12 megapixels
Sealed / Weather-Proof?:
No
Exposure Compensation:
+/-5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Exposure Modes:
External Flash:
Yes (Hot-shoe)
File Format:
Flash Modes:
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
Flash Range:
17.00 m (at ISO 100)
Focal Length Equivalent:
Format:
Motion JPEG
GPS:
Optional
HDMI:
Yes
ISO:
Auto, 200 - 3200 (plus 6400 with boost)
Aspect Ratio(s):
0.12638888889
Image Stabilization:
No
JPG Quality Levels:
Fine, Normal, Basic
Live View:
Yes (With contrast-detect AF, face detection and subject tracking)
Manual Exposure Mode:
Yes
Manual Focus:
Yes
Maximum Resolution:
4288 x 2848
Maximum Aperture:
Maximum Shutter Speed:
1/4000 sec
Microphone?:
Mono
Minimum Shutter Speed:
30 sec
Number of Focal Points:
11
Orientation Sensor?:
Yes
Processor:
Expeed
Remote Control?:
Yes (Optional (ML-L3))
Screen Dots:
230000
Screen Size:
2.7"
Screen Type:
Self Timer?:
Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)
Photo Detectors:
13 megapixels
Sensor Size:
APS-C (23.6 x 15.8 mm)
Sensor Type:
CMOS
Shutter Priority:
Yes
Speaker?:
Mono
Storage Types:
SD/SDHC card
Subject / Scene Modes:
Yes
Timelapse Recording:
Yes
Touch Screen?:
No
USB:
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Uncompressed Formats:
RAW
Video:
Viewfinder:
Optical (pentamirror)
White Balance Bracketing:
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Weight (With Battery Installed):
590 g (1.30 lb / 20.81 oz)
White Balance Presets:
12
Metering Mode Details:
Multi
Center-weighted
Spot
ASIN(s):
B00FXYT12G B00267S7TQ
Maximum ISO (Boosted):
6400
Wireless:
Eye-Fi Connected
Body Construction Material:
Color Space:
Headphone Port?:
No
Microphone Port?:
No
MSRP:
AE Bracketing:
+/-2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Flash Sync Speed:
Wireless:
Lens Mount:
Nikon F

Sony a7 II

Resolution:
24 megapixels
Screen Size:
3" screen
Sensor Type:
Full frame sensor
Release Date:
11/20/2014
LCD Movement:
Tilting
Autofocus Details:
Contrast Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi-area
Selective single-point
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
Live View

Autofocus Light?:
Yes
Battery Type:
Battery Pack
Battery Specs:
NP-FW50 lithium-ion battery and charger
Battery Life:
350
Type:
SLR-style mirrorless
Built-In Flash?:
No
Color Filter:
Primary color filter
Continuous Drive:
5.0 fps
Custom White Balance:
Yes
Dimensions:
127 x 96 x 60 mm (5 x 3.78 x 2.36")
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
GPS:
None
HDMI:
Yes (micro-HDMI port with 4K still, uncompressed video output)
ISO:
100-25600
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:
117
Orientation Sensor?:
Yes
Processor:
Bionz X
Remote Control?:
Yes (wired)
Screen Dots:
1230
Screen Size:
3"
Screen Type:
Xtra Fine LCD
Self Timer?:
Yes (2 or 10 sec; continuous (3 or 5 exposures))
Photo Detectors:
25 megapixels
Sensor Size:
Full frame (35.8 x 23.9 mm)
Sensor Type:
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?:
No
USB:
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Uncompressed Formats:
RAW
Video:
Supports XAVC S codec (50Mbps) and S Log2 flat picture profile
Viewfinder:
Electronic
White Balance Bracketing:
Yes
Weight (With Battery Installed):
599 g (1.32 lb / 21.13 oz)
White Balance Presets:
10
Metering Mode Details:
Multi
Center-weighted
Spot
ASIN(s):
B00PX8CHO6 B089DBBPQD
Maximum ISO (Boosted):
Wireless:
Built-In
Body Construction Material:
Magnesium alloy
Color Space:
sRGB, AdobeRGB
Headphone Port?:
Yes
Microphone Port?:
Yes
MSRP:
$1699 body only $1999 with 28-70mm F3.5-5.6
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