Sony Alpha ILCA-A99 II vs Nikon D500 Comparison

Let’s compare the Sony Alpha ILCA-A99 II vs Nikon D500.

Our comparison table below covers all the important specifications of each camera. In this side-by-side review, we will be comparing Sony Alpha ILCA-A99 II and Nikon D500. While Sony Alpha ILCA-A99 II has 35mm sensor, Nikon D500 has APS-C sensor and 42.4 has a 42.4 MP and Nikon D500 has a 20.9 MP resolution.

  Sony Alpha ILCA-A99 II Nikon D500
  Sony Alpha ILCA-A99 II Front Nikon D500 Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Sony Nikon
Megapixels 42.4 20.9
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Format 35mm APS-C
SLR Type Dslr Dslr
Crop Factor 1.0x 1.5x
AA Filter None None
Image Resolution 7952 x 5304 (42.2 MP, 3:2) 5568 x 3712 (20.7 MP, 3:2)
Body Image Stabilization Yes No
Native ISO Min 100 - Max 25600 Min 100 - Max 51200
Full ISO Settings AUTO (ISO 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit), ISO 100 - 25600, expandable to ISO 50 - 102400 Auto, ISO 100 - 51200, expandable to Lo-1 ISO 50 to Hi-5 ISO 1,638,400
Startup Time 1.2 seconds 0.3 seconds
AF System and Shooting
Auto Focus Type TTL Phase-detection AF: Dedicated CCD line sensors: 79 points (15 cross-type points, F2.8- sensitive at the center point); Focal Plane Phase Detection: 399 points (323 selectable points, 79 hybrid-cross auto focus points*) * When Hybrid Phase Detection AF is activated OVF: Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 20K autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection fine-tuning, and 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
Continuous Shooting Speed / Burst Mode AUTO (ISO 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit), ISO 100 - 25600, expandable to ISO 50 - 102400 Auto, ISO 100 - 51200, expandable to Lo-1 ISO 50 to Hi-5 ISO 1,638,400
Shutter Speed Range 1/8000 - 30 sec 1/8000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 61 200
AW Buffer Size 25 200
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.0 3.2
LCD Resolution 1,228,800 dots (307,200 px) 2,359,000 dots (589,750 px)
Touchscreen No Yes
Articulating Screen Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen Yes No
Selfie Screen Yes No
Top Deck Display Yes Yes
Focus Peaking Yes No
Viewfinder EVF / LCD Optical / LCD
Viewfinder Type EVF: 1.3cm (0.5-inch) 2.4M-dot XGA color OLED, 100% coverage, 0.78x magnification, -4.0 to +3.0 diopter, eyepoint 23mm from the eyepiece lens/18.5mm from the eyepiece frame at -1 m-1 (CIPA standard), eye sensor SLR type: eye-level pentaprism, 100% coverage, 1.0x magnification (~0.67x 35mm eq.), 16mm eyepoint, -2 to +1 diopter
Focus Peaking Yes No
Video Features
Video Resolution 3840x2160 (30p/25p/24p) 3840x2160 (30p/25p/24p)
Video File Format XAVC S / AVCHD 2.0 / MP4; Audio: LPCM / Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, stereo MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC; Audio: Stereo Linear PCM)
Memory Card Type MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC XQD / SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slot Yes Yes
SD UHS Support Dual slots, XQD+SD
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 Multi-Terminal Micro USB (with remote support), Type-D Micro HDMI (can output up to 4K/30p 8-bit 4:2:2) ; Microphone and Headphone jacks, DC input terminal Type-C Mini HDMI with uncompressed video support, 10-pin Remote Terminal, PC Sync
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi Yes Yes
NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Built-In GPS No No
USB Type USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi USB 3.0 Super Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
Physical
Battery Life (CIPA) 390 shots 1240 shots
Battery Types NP-FM500H Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 29.9 oz (849 g) 30.2 oz (856 g) includes batteries
Size 5.6 x 4.1 x 3.0 in. (143 x 104 x 76 mm) 5.8 x 4.5 x 3.2 in. (147 x 115 x 81 mm)
Price
Price Buy from Amazon for $3,198.00 Buy from Amazon for $1,796.95
Release Date 2016-11-30 2016-03-15