Nikon D6 vs Sony Alpha ILCE-A9 Comparison



Let’s compare the Nikon D6 vs Sony Alpha ILCE-A9.

Our comparison table below covers all the important specifications of each camera. In this side-by-side review, we will be comparing Nikon D6 and Sony Alpha ILCE-A9. Both cameras have 35mm sensors but Nikon D6 has a 20.8 MP and Sony Alpha ILCE-A9 has a 24.2 MP resolution.

  Nikon D6 Sony Alpha ILCE-A9
  Nikon D6 Front Sony Alpha ILCE-A9 Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Nikon Sony
Megapixels 20.8 24.2
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Format 35mm 35mm
SLR Type Dslr Mirrorless
Crop Factor 1.0x 1.0x
AA Filter Fixed Fixed
Image Resolution 5568 x 3712 (20.7 MP, 3:2) 6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2)
Body Image Stabilization No Yes
Native ISO Min 100 - Max 102400 Min 100 - Max 51200
Full ISO Settings Auto, ISO 100 - 102,400, expandable to ISO 50 in Lo-1 to ISO 3,276,800 in Hi-5 AUTO, ISO 100 - 51200, expandable to ISO 50 - 204800
Startup Time 1.2 seconds
AF System and Shooting
Auto Focus Type Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 20K autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection and fine-tuning: 153 focus points (including 99 cross-type sensors and 15 sensors that support f/8), of which 55 (35 cross-type sensors and 9 f/8 sensors) are available for selection; Contrast-detect AF in Live View mode Fast Hybrid AF: Wide (693 points (phase-detection AF), 25 points (contrast-detection AF)) / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Expanded Flexible Spot / Lock-on AF (Wide / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Expanded Flexible Spot)
Continuous Shooting Speed / Burst Mode Auto, ISO 100 - 102,400, expandable to ISO 50 in Lo-1 to ISO 3,276,800 in Hi-5 AUTO, ISO 100 - 51200, expandable to ISO 50 - 204800
Shutter Speed Range 1/8000 - 900 sec 1/32000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 364
AW Buffer Size 240
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.2 3.0
LCD Resolution 2,359,000 dots (589,750 px) 1,440,000 dots (360,000 px)
Touchscreen Yes Yes
Articulating Screen No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen No No
Selfie Screen No No
Top Deck Display Yes No
Focus Peaking No Yes
Viewfinder Optical / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type SLR; eye-level pentaprism, 100% coverage, 0.72x magnification, 17mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter; Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark X screen with AF area brackets (framing grid can be displayed) EVF: 1.3 cm (0.5 type) 3,686K-dot Quad VGA color OLED, 100% coverage, 0.78x magnification, -4.0 to +3.0m-1 diopter, Approx. 23mm eyepoint from the eyepiece lens, 18.5mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1 (CIPA standard), STD 60fps / HI 120fps, eye sensor
Focus Peaking No Yes
Video Features
Video Resolution 3840x2160 (30p/​25p/​24p) 3840x2160 (30p/25p/24p)
Video File Format MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC; Audio: Stereo Linear PCM) XAVC S / AVCHD 2.0 / MP4; Audio: LPCM / Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, stereo
Memory Card Type XQD / CFexpress MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slot Yes Yes
SD UHS Support Slot1:SD UHS-II; 2:MS/SD UHS-I
Microphone Jack Yes Yes
Headphone Jack Yes Yes
Flash and Internal Connections
Built-in Flash No No
Max Flash Sync Speed 1/250 1/250
Internal connections Type-C Mini HDMI with uncompressed video support, 10-pin Remote Terminal Multi-Terminal Micro USB (with remote support), Type-D Micro HDMI, 1000Base-T Ethernet, 3.5mm Microphone and Headphone Jacks, Sync Terminal
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi No Yes
NFC No Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Built-In GPS Yes No
USB Type USB 3.0 Super Speed,Ethernet,Bluetooth USB 2.0 High Speed,Ethernet,Bluetooth,WiFi
Physical
Battery Life (CIPA) 480 shots
Battery Types Lithium-ion rechargeable NP-FZ100 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 44.8 oz (1,270 g) 23.7 oz (673 g) includes batteries
Size 6.3 x 6.4 x 3.6 in. (160 x 163 x 92 mm) 5.0 x 3.8 x 2.5 in. (127 x 96 x 63 mm)
Price
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Release Date 2020-04-01 2017-04-15