Sony ILCE 7S 12.2MP DSLR Camera vs Nikon D500 20.9MP DSLR Camera comparison

Compare Sony ILCE 7S 12.2MP DSLR Camera
Compare Nikon D500 20.9MP DSLR Camera
key specs
Camera TypeDSLR CameraDSLR Camera
Effective Pixels12.2 MP20.9 MP
Sensor TypeCMOSCMOS
Display TypeTFT-
Display Size3 inch3.2 inch
Battery TypeLithium ionLithium ion
Touchscreen-Yes
general
BrandSonyNikon
ModelILCE 7S 12.2MP DSLR CameraD500 20.9MP DSLR Camera
Model NameILCE 7SD500
Model Number7SD500 Body Only
SeriesILCE-
ColorBlackBlack
TypeDSLR CameraDSLR Camera
Effective Pixels12.2 MP20.9 MP
Tripod SocketNoYes
Dimensions(WxHxD)126.9 x 94.4 x 54.8 mm115 x 147 x 81 mm
Weight489 GM860 GM
Face DetectionYes-
Temperature0 to 400 to 40
SLR Variant-Body Only
Ports-HDMI
Accessory Shoe-ISO 518 Hot-shoe with Sync and Data Contacts and Safety Lock
sensor features
Sensor TypeCMOSCMOS
Sensor Size35.6 x 23.8 mm36.0 x 24.0
ISO RatingISO 100 - 102400ISO 100 - 51200
Maximum ISO102400 ISO-
Sensor TechnologyExmor CMOS sensor-
lens features
Lens MountE-mountNikon F Mount With AF Coupling and AF Contacts
Digital Zoom8x-
Compatible LensSony E-mount lenses-
Manual Focus-Yes
Dust Reduction-Yes
Other Lens Features-Lens Aperture Instant Return, Electronically Controlled, Compatible Lenses Compatible with AF NIKKOR Lenses, Including Type G, E, and D Lenses Some Restrictions Apply to PC Lenses and DX Lenses, AI-P NIKKOR Lenses and Non-CPU AI Lenses Exposure Modes A and M Only, IX NIKKOR Lenses, Lenses for the F3AF and Non-AI Lenses can not be Used, The Electronic Rangefinder can be Used with Lenses that Have a Maximum Aperture of f/5.6 or Faster The Electronic Rangefinder Supports 15 Focus Points with Lenses that Have a Maximum Aperture of f/8 or Faster, of Which 9 Points are Available for Selection
viewfinder features
View FinderYesYes
View Finder TypeXGA OLED, 1.3 cm 0.5 type electronic viewfinder colourEye-level Pentaprism Single-lens Reflex Viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage100%98%
Viewfinder MagnificationApprox. 0.71 x with 50 mm lens at infinity, -1 m-11.0 x 50 mm f/1.4 Lens at Infinity,
Viewpoint Dioptric Adjustment-4.0 to +3.0 m -1-2 to +1 m sup -1
Viewfinder Eye Point27 mm-
Other Viewfinder Features-Reflex Mirror Quick Return Type, Depth-of-field Preview Yes, Pressing Pv Button Stops Lens Aperture Down to Value Selected by User A and M Modes or by Camera P and S Modes , Viewfinder Eye Point 16 mm
focus features
Focus ModeSingle-shot AF AF-S, Continuous AF AF-C, Direct Manual Focus DMF, Manual Focus-
Focus RangeWide 25 points/Center-weighted/Flexible Spot S/M/L/Zone-
Auto FocusYesYes
Metering ModesMulti-segment, Center-weighted, SpotProgrammed Auto with Flexible Program P, Shutter-priority Auto S, Aperture-priority Auto A, Manual M
White BalancingAuto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent Warm White/Cool White/Day White/Daylight, Flash, Color Temperature 2500 to 9900K & Color Filter G7 to M7 15 steps, A7 to B7 15 steps, Custom, UnderwaterAuto 3 Types, Incandescent, Fluorescent 7 Types, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Preset Manual Upto 6 Values can be Stored, Spot White Balance Measurement Available During Live view, Choose Color Temperature 2500 K to 10000 K, All with Fine-tuning, Bracketing Types Exposure, Flash, White Balance, ADL
Focus Points-153, 153 Focus Points of which 55 or 15 are Available for Selection
Other Focus Features-Focal Length in 35 mm 135 Format Equivalent to 1.5x that of Lenses with FX Format Angle of View, Detection Range
exposure features
Exposure ModeAUTO iAUTO, Superior Auto, Programmed AE P, Aperture priority A, Shutter-speed priority S, Manual M, Scene Selection, Sweep Panorama, Movie-
AE Lock/Exposure LockYes-
Spot MeterYes-
Exposure Compensation+/-5.0 EV in 1/3 EV or 1/2 EV steps, with exposure compensation dial +/-3.0 EV in 1/3 EV steps1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV in Steps of -5 to +5 EV
Manual ExposureYesYes
Other Exposure Features-Metering System TTL Exposure Metering Using RGB Sensor with Approximately 180 K 180,000 Pixels, Exposure Lock Luminosity Locked at Detected Value
shutter features
Shutter TypeElectronically controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane typeElectronically-controlled Vertical Travel Focal-plane Mechanical Shutter, Electronic Front-curtain Shutter Available in Mirror Up Release Mode
Shutter SpeedJan-001/8000 - 30 sec
Self-timer-Yes
Other Shutter Features-Approximate Frame Advance Rate 10 fps, CL 1 to 9 fps, CH 10 fps, QC 3 fps, Speed 1/8000 to 30 sec in Steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV, Bulb, Time, X250
flash features
Built-in FlashYes-
External FlashYes-
Flash ModesFlash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear Sync., Slow Sync., Red-eye reduction On/Off selectable, Hi-speed sync*3, Wireless*3Front-curtain Sync, Slow Sync, Rear-curtain Sync, Red-eye Reduction, Red-eye Reduction with Slow Sync, Slow Rear-curtain Sync, Off, Auto FP High-Speed Sync Supported
Flash Compensation3.0 EV switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV in Steps of -3 to +1 EV
Other Flash FeaturesSony α System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe, attach the shoe adaptor for flash compatible with Auto-lock accessory shoeControl TTL i-TTL Flash Control Using RGB Sensor with Approximately 180 K 180,000 Pixels, i-TTL Balanced Fill-flash for Digital SLR is Used with Matrix, Center-weighted and Highlight-weighted Metering, Standard i-TTL Fill-flash for Digital SLR with Spot Metering, Flash-ready Indicator Lights when Optional Flash Unit is Fully Charged, Flashes After Flash is Fired at Full Output
image features
Image SizingXAVC S 1920 x 1080 60p/50Mbps, 30p/50Mbps, 24p/50Mbps, 1280 x 720 120p/50Mbps AVCHD 1920 x 1080 60p/28Mbps/PS, 60i/24Mbps/FX, 60i/17Mbps/FH, 24p/24Mbps/FX, 24p/17Mbps/FH MP4 1440 x 1080 30fps/12Mbps, 640 x 480 30fps/3Mbps-
Still Image Size35 mm full frame L 4240 x 2832 12M, M 2768 x 1848 5.1M, S 2128 x 1416 3.0M, APS-C L 2768 x 1848 5.1M, M 2128 x 1416 3.0M, S 1376 x 920 1.3M-
Image ProcessorBIONZ X-
Image Format-File Format NEF RAW 12 or 14 bit Lossless Compressed, Compressed or Uncompressed, Large, Medium and Small Available Medium and Small Images are Recorded at a bit Depth of 12 bits Using Lossless Compression, TIFF RGB, JPEG JPEG-baseline Compliant with Fine 1 4, Normal 1 8 or Basic 1 16 Compression, Optimal Quality Compression Available, NEF RAW+JPEG Single Photograph Recorded in Both NEF RAW and JPEG Formats
Live View Shooting-Yes
display features
Display TypeTFT-
Display Size3 inch3.2 inch
Display Resolution921,600 dots-
LCD Display Image Resolution921600 dots-
Touch Screen-Yes
Other Display Features-Effective Angle of View Nikon DX Format, Image Sensor Format DX, Monitor Tilting TFT Touch Sensitive LCD with 100% Frame Coverage and Manual Monitor Brightness Control
connectivity features
HDMIYes-
WifiYesYes
Wireless ConnectivityWi-Fi Compatible, IEEE802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz band*5 Playback of still images and movies on smartphones, PCs and TVs-
storage and power features
Upgradable MemoryYes-
Card TypeMemory Stick PRO Duo Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo-
Power SupplyAC-PW20 AC Adaptor-
Battery TypeLithium ionLithium ion
Number of BatteriesApprox. 320 shots viewfinder / Approx. 380 shots LCD screen CIPA standard*91
audio and video features
Microphonestereo-
SpeakerMonaural-
Audio FeaturesXAVC S LPCM, 2ch, AVCHD Dolby Digital AC-3, 2ch, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, MP4 MPEG-4 AAC-LC, 2chAudio Recording Device Built-in Stereo or External Microphone, Sensitivity Adjustable
Video Resolution1280 x 7201280 x 720
Video QualityHD-
Video FormatXAVC S / AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant / MP4MOV, H.264 / MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Frame Rates in Video Modes30fps-
modes and functions features
Drive ModesSingle shooting, Continuous shooting, Speed Priority Continuous shooting, Self-timer 10/2 s delay selectable, Self-timer Cont. 10 s delay 3/5 exposures selectable, Bracketing Cont., Single, White Balance, DRO-
Macro ModeG7 to M7 15 steps, A7 to B7 15 steps-
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