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Nikon D850 vs Sony a7 IV
Comparison

Optics
Video
Features
Storage & Battery

Nikon D850

nikon d850
82%

Sony a7 IV

sony a7 iv
Winner!
84%
Nikon D850
vs
Sony a7 IV
Price
Brand
Nikon
Sony
Model
D850
a7 IV
Released
2017
2021
Announcement Date
August 23, 2017
October 21, 2021
Camera Type
DSLR
Mirrorless
Camera Size
Camera Weight
Optics
Optics
79%
85%
Megapixels
45.7 MP
33 MP
Image Resolution
8256 x 5504 px
7008 x 4672 px
Sensor Type
CMOS
CMOS
Sensor Size
23.9 x 35.9 mm
23.8 x 35.6 mm
Sensor Format
Full Frame
Full Frame
Frame Rate
7 fps
10 fps
Lens Mount
Nikon F FX
Sony E
Image Processor
Expeed 5
Bionz XR
Aspect Ratio
3:2
3:2
Minimum ISO (Native)
64
100
Maximum ISO (Native)
25,600
51,200
Minimum ISO (Expanded)
32
50
Maximum ISO (Expanded)
102400
204400
Minimum Shutter Speed
30 s
30 s
Maximum Shutter Speed
1/ 8000 s
1/ 8000 s
Autofocus Points
153
759
In-body Stabilization
Viewfinder Type
Optical (pentaprism)
Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution
N/A
3,686,400 dots
Video
Video
70%
91%
Video
Max Video Resolution
4K
4K
Max Video Dimensions
3840 x 2160 px
3840 x 2160 px
Max Video Frame Rate
30 p
120 p
Time-Lapse Built In
Video File Format
MOV, MP4
MPEG-4, XAVC S, XAVC HS, XAVC S-I, H.264, H.265
Features
Features
87%
83%
Built-in Flash
External Flash
GPS
Weather Sealing
Screen Type
LCD
LCD
Touch Screen
Screen Size
3.2"
3"
Screen Resolution
2,359,000 dots
1,040,000 dots
Flip Screen
Live View
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Storage and Battery
Storage and Battery
84%
76%
Memory Card
SD / SDHC / SDXC (UHS-II compatible), XQD
CFexpress Type A, SD (UHS-II compatible)
Dual Memory Card Slots
Battery Type
EN-EL15a
NP-FZ100
Battery Life
1,840 shots
580 shots
USB Charging
Photography Genre
Graded from the first-hand experience of one of our writers
Beginner Friendly
75%
N/A
Portrait
90%
N/A
Landscape
90%
N/A
Sports and Action
70%
N/A
Street
60%
N/A
Value for Money
70%
N/A
DXOMARK Scores
Sensor scores tested by DXOMARK
Overall Score
100%
97%
Portrait (Color Depth)
26.4 bits
25.4 bits
Landscape (Dynamic Range)
14.8 EVs
14.7 EVs
Sports (Low-Light ISO)
2660
3379
Scores
User Scores
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