Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of A7 vs D7200

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

Sony A7
10.0
D7200
10.0
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

Sony A7
8.0
D7200
8.1
Focus lag, cross type focus points and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Sony A7
8.1
D7200
8.8
Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

Sony A7
9.2
D7200
9.2
Reviews from sonyalpharumors.com, imaging-resource.com, 1001noisycameras.com and 5 more

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

Sony A7
9.2
D7200
9.2

Winner
Nikon D7200 

Camera Rocket recommends the Nikon D7200  based on its focusing and responsiveness.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Sony A7 vs D7200

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

Sony A7
2,449 ISO
D7200
1,333 ISO

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Sony A7
221 ms
D7200
173 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

Sony A7
53 ms
D7200
54 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

Sony A7
1,700 ms
D7200
400 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Sony A7
5 fps
D7200
6 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Sony A7
340 photos
D7200
1,110 photos

Features Key features of the Sony A7  vs D7200 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Sony A7
24 MP
D7200
24 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Sony A7
25,600 ISO
D7200
102,400 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Sony A7
117
D7200
51

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Sony A7
3"
D7200
3.2"

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

Sony A7
0.71x
D7200
0.61x

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

Sony A7
35.7 microns
D7200
15.3 microns

Reviews Word on the street

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Sony A7  vs
D7200 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 24 MP 24 MP
Resolution 6000 x 4000 6000 x 4000
Size Full frame APS-C
Area 35.8 x 23.9 mm 23.5 x 15.6 mm
Crop factor 1.0x 1.5x
Pixel size 35.7 microns 15.3 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO Unknown to 102,400 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes

focus system

Type Hybrid detection Phase detection
Focus points 117 51
Cross type focus points 25 15
Supports continuous Yes Yes

shutter

Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/8000 s 1/8000 s

form factor

Size 127 x 94 x 48 mm 136 x 107 x 76 mm
Thickness 48 mm 76 mm
Weight 417 g 675 g
Is weather sealed Yes Yes

features

Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR Yes Yes
WiFi 802.11 None
Automatic panorama Yes No
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization

video

Sony A7  vs
D7200 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes Yes
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack 3.5mm 3.5mm
Autofocus while shooting video Phase detection Contrast detection
Autofocus type Phase detection Contrast detection

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 3.2"
Resolution 1,229 k dots 1,228 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen Yes No
Supports live view Yes Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror None Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Electronic Pentaprism
Coverage 100% 100%
Magnification 0.71x 0.94x
Viewfinder size 0.71x 0.61x

performance

Max continuous shooting 5 fps 6 fps
Battery life 340 1,110
Continuous shooting
6 fps
5 fps
Focus lag 221 ms 173 ms
Shutter lag 53 ms 54 ms
Startup delay 1,700 ms 400 ms
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