Nikon Z7 vs Sony a7R III – Comparison

Nikon Z7 vs Sony a7R III – Comparison

Let’s compare the Nikon Z7 vs Sony a7R III. Here is a Nikon Z7 vs Sony a7R III comparison that shows the highlights to help you for decision.

The Nikon Z7 (Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama) is the company’s first full-frame mirrorless camera. The camera features a 45.7MP BSI-CMOS sensor, a hybrid AF system with 493 points and 90% coverage and 5-axis in-body image stabilization. The Z 7 is based around the all-new Nikon Z-mount but an adapter is available for use with existing Nikkor F-mount lenses.

Our comparison table below covers all the important specifications of each camera. Below that, we specifically talk about the new improvements and which model is better suited for your needs.

Let’s put together the features of Nikon Z7 vs Sony a7R III specs side by side. Because the Nikon Z7 is a direct competitor to the Sony’s Alpha A7R Mark III (AmazonB&HAdorama).

Nikon Z7 vs Sony a7R III – Specs Comparison

Let’s compare the Nikon Z7 vs Sony a7R III. Our _comparison_ table below covers all the important specifications of each camera.

Camera FeatureNikon Z7Sony a7R III
Sensor Resolution45.7 Million42.4 Million
MountNikon ZSony E
AA FilterNoNo
Sensor TypeBSI CMOSBSI CMOS
In-Body Image StabilizationYes, 5 axisYes, 5 axis
Sensor Size35.9 x 23.9 mm35.9 x 24 mm
Image Size8256 x 55047952 x 5304
Image ProcessorEXPEED 6BIONZ X
Lossless Compressed RAW OptionYesNo
ViewfinderElectronic / EVFElectronic / EVF
Viewfinder Type / ResolutionQuad-VGA OLED / 3,690,000Quad-VGA OLED / 3,686,400 dots
Viewfinder Coverage100%100%
Viewfinder Magnification0.8x0.78x
Built-in FlashNoNo
Flash Sync Speed1/2001/250
Storage Media1x XQD2x SD
Continuous Shooting Speed9 FPS with limitations (only 12-bit RAW) – 5.5 FPS with 14-bit RAW10 FPS with limitations (only 12-bit RAW available) – 8 FPS with minor limitations (14-bit RAW only available if you shoot uncompressed files, which is what most photographers will be doing anyway)
Max Shutter Speed1/8000 to 30 sec, Bulb, Time1/8000 to 30 sec, Bulb
Electronic Front-Curtain ShutterYesYes
Exposure Metering SensorTTL exposure metering using main image sensor1200-Zone
Meter Range-4 to 17 EV-3 EV to 20 EV
Base ISOISO 64ISO 100
Native ISO SensitivityISO 64-25,600ISO 100-32,000
Boosted ISO SensitivityISO 32-102,400ISO 50-102,400
Autofocus SystemHybrid AF (phase-detection AF / contrast-dection AF)Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF / contrast-dection AF)
Focus Points493399 points (phase-detection AF), 425 points (contrast-detection AF)
Video CompressionAVCHD / MP4 Compression with 4:2:0 sampling, 10-bit via HDMI with 4:2:2 samplingAVCHD / MP4 Compression with 4:2:0 sampling, 8-bit via HDMI with 4:2:2 sampling
Video Maximum Resolution3840 x 2160 (4K) at 24/25/30 fps; 1920 x 1080 (1080p) at 120/100/60/50/30/25/24 fps3840 x 2160 (4K) at 24/25/30 fps; 1920 x 1080 (1080p) at 120/100/60/50/30/25/24 fps
Audio RecordingBuilt-in stereo microphone
External stereo microphone (optional)
Built-in stereo microphone
External stereo microphone (optional)
Articulating LCDYes, tiltingYes, tilting
TouchscreenYesYes
LCD Size3.2″ diagonal LCD3.0″ diagonal LCD
LCD Resolution2,100,000 dots1,440,000 dots
Built-in GPSNoNo
Wi-Fi FunctionalityBuilt-inBuilt-in
BluetoothYesYes
BatteryEN-EL15bNP-FZ100 Rechargeable Battery
Battery Life330 shots530 shots (viewfinder), 650 shots (rear LCD)
Weather Sealed BodyYes, Dust and Moisture ResistantYes, Dust and Moisture Resistant
USB Version3.13.0
Weight (with battery and memory card)675 g (23.8 oz)657 g (23.2 oz)
Dimensions134 x 100.5 x 67.5 mm (5.3 x 4.0 x 2.7″)126.9 x 95.6 x 73.7 mm (5.0 x 3.8 x 2.9″)
MSRP Price$3,397 (Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama)$3,198 (AmazonB&HAdorama)