Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of A7R vs DF

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

Sony A7R
10.0
Nikon DF
9.9
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

Sony A7R
5.3
Nikon DF
5.5
focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Sony A7R
10.0
Nikon DF
10.0
continuous shooting

Reviews

What do the experts think?

Sony A7R
9.2
Nikon DF
9.1
Reviews from sonyalpharumors.com, imaging-resource.com, dpreview.com and 4 more

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Sony A7R vs Nikon DF

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

Sony A7R
2,746 ISO
Nikon DF
3,279 ISO

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Sony A7R
4 fps
Nikon DF
5.5 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Sony A7R
340 photos
Nikon DF
1,400 photos

Color depth The number of variations of color the camera can capture

Sony A7R
26.0 bits
Nikon DF
24.6 bits

Dynamic range Maximum range a camera can capture in one image from light to dark

Sony A7R
14.1 ev
Nikon DF
13.1 ev

Features Key features of the Sony A7R  vs Nikon DF 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Sony A7R
36.2 MP
Nikon DF
16.2 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Sony A7R
25,600 ISO
Nikon DF
204,800 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

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

Nikon DF
3.2"

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

Sony A7R
0.71x
Nikon DF
0.7x

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

Sony A7R
23.8 microns
Nikon DF
53.1 microns

Reviews Word on the street

Sony A7R  vs Nikon DF 

8.2
8.1

9.0
8.0

Overall

8.4 Out of 10
8.2 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Sony A7R  vs
Nikon DF 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 36.2 MP 16.2 MP
Resolution 7360 x 4912 4648 x 3488
Size Full frame Full frame
Area 35.9 x 24 mm 36 x 23.9 mm
Crop factor 1.0x 1.0x
Pixel size 23.8 microns 53.1 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO 100 ISO to 12,800 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO 50 ISO to 204,800 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes

focus system

Type Contrast detection Phase detection
Focus points 25 39
Supports continuous Yes Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror None Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Electronic Pentaprism
Coverage 100% 100%
Magnification 0.71x 0.7x
Viewfinder size 0.71x 0.7x

performance

Max continuous shooting 4 fps 5.5 fps
Battery life 340 1,400
Continuous shooting
5.5 fps
4 fps

video

Sony A7R  vs
Nikon DF 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps None
Shoots video in 24p Yes N/A
Shoots high speed video No N/A
External mic jack 3.5mm N/A
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection N/A
Autofocus type Contrast detection N/A
Autofocus supports continuous Yes N/A

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 3.2"
Resolution 921 k dots 921 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen Yes No
Supports live view Yes Yes

shutter

Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/8000 s 1/4000 s

form factor

Size 127 x 94 x 48 mm 143.5 x 110 x 66.5 mm
Thickness 48 mm 66.5 mm
Weight 465 g 765 g
Is weather sealed Yes Yes

features

Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR Yes Yes
WiFi 802.11 Yes
Automatic panorama Yes No
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization
Sony A7R
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Nikon DF
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