Nikon Z50 vs Sony Alpha ILCE-A9 Comparison



Let’s compare the Nikon Z50 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 Z50 and Sony Alpha ILCE-A9. While Nikon Z50 has APS-C sensor, Sony Alpha ILCE-A9 has 35mm sensor and 20.9 has a 20.9 MP and Sony Alpha ILCE-A9 has a 24.2 MP resolution.

  Nikon Z50 Sony Alpha ILCE-A9
  Nikon Z50 Front Sony Alpha ILCE-A9 Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Nikon Sony
Megapixels 20.9 24.2
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Format APS-C 35mm
SLR Type Mirrorless Mirrorless
Crop Factor 1.5x 1.0x
AA Filter None 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 51200 Min 100 - Max 51200
Full ISO Settings Auto, ISO 100 - 51200, expandable to 204,800 AUTO, ISO 100 - 51200, expandable to ISO 50 - 204800
Startup Time 1.2 seconds
AF System and Shooting
Auto Focus Type Hybrid Phase/Contrast Detect AF with 209 PDAF points; Pinpoint, Single-Point, Dynamic-area AF, Wide-area AF (S/L), Auto-area AF; Face and Eye-detect AF 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 - 51200, expandable to 204,800 AUTO, ISO 100 - 51200, expandable to ISO 50 - 204800
Shutter Speed Range 1/4000 - 30 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 1,036,800 dots (345,600 px) 1,440,000 dots (360,000 px)
Touchscreen Yes Yes
Articulating Screen Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen No No
Selfie Screen Yes No
Top Deck Display No No
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Viewfinder EVF / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type EVF: 2.36M-dot XGA OLED, 100% coverage, 1.02x magnification, 20mm eyepoint, -3 to +3 diopter, eye sensor 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 Yes Yes
Video Features
Video Resolution 3840x2160 (30p/​25p/​24p) 3840x2160 (30p/25p/24p)
Video File Format MOV, MP4 (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC; Audio: Stereo Linear PCM, AAC) XAVC S / AVCHD 2.0 / MP4; Audio: LPCM / Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, stereo
Memory Card Type SD / SDHC / SDXC MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slot No Yes
SD UHS Support Slot1:SD UHS-II; 2:MS/SD UHS-I
Microphone Jack Yes Yes
Headphone Jack No Yes
Flash and Internal Connections
Built-in Flash Yes No
Max Flash Sync Speed 1/200 1/250
Internal connections Micro (Type-D) HDMI, Micro-B USB 2.0, 3.5mm Stereo Microphone Jack (plug-in power supported) 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 Yes Yes
NFC No Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Built-In GPS No No
USB Type USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,Ethernet,Bluetooth,WiFi
Physical
Battery Life (CIPA) 280 shots 480 shots
Battery Types Lithium-ion rechargeable NP-FZ100 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 18.8 oz (533 g) includes batteries, kit lens 23.7 oz (673 g) includes batteries
Size 5.0 x 3.7 x 2.4 in. (127 x 94 x 60 mm) 5.0 x 3.8 x 2.5 in. (127 x 96 x 63 mm)
Price
Price Buy from Amazon for $998.00 Buy from Amazon for $3,498.00
Release Date 2019-11-15 2017-04-15