Sony Alpha ILCE-A1 vs Nikon D780 Comparison



Let’s compare the Sony Alpha ILCE-A1 vs Nikon D780.

Our comparison table below covers all the important specifications of each camera. In this side-by-side review, we will be comparing Sony Alpha ILCE-A1 and Nikon D780. Both cameras have 35mm sensors but Sony Alpha ILCE-A1 has a 50.1 MP and Nikon D780 has a 24.5 MP resolution.

  Sony Alpha ILCE-A1 Nikon D780
  Sony Alpha ILCE-A1 Front Nikon D780 Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Sony Nikon
Megapixels 50.1 24.5
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Format 35mm 35mm
SLR Type Mirrorless Dslr
Crop Factor 1.0x 1.0x
AA Filter Fixed Fixed
Image Resolution 8640 x 5760 (49.8 MP, 3:2) 6048 x 4024 (24.3 MP, 3:2)
Body Image Stabilization Yes No
Native ISO Min 100 - Max 32000 Min 100 - Max 51200
Full ISO Settings AUTO, ISO 100 - 32000, expandable to ISO 50 - 102400 ISO 100 - 51,200, Lo-1 (ISO 50), Hi-1 (ISO 102,400), Hi-2 (ISO 204,800), Auto (adjustable)
Startup Time
AF System and Shooting
Auto Focus Type Fast Hybrid 4D AF: 759 points (PDAF), 425 points (contrast-detection AF); Wide (759 points (PDAF), 425 points (CDAF))/Zone/Center/Flexible Spot (S/M/L)/Expanded Flexible Spot/Tracking (Wide/Zone/Center/Flexible Spot (S/M/L)/Expanded Flexible Spot); Touch AF OVF: 51-point (15 cross-type, f/8 supported by 11 points) TTL phase detection with 3D focus tracking via Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX II; Hybrid phase-detect/contrast-detect AF in Live View mode
Continuous Shooting Speed / Burst Mode AUTO, ISO 100 - 32000, expandable to ISO 50 - 102400 ISO 100 - 51,200, Lo-1 (ISO 50), Hi-1 (ISO 102,400), Hi-2 (ISO 204,800), Auto (adjustable)
Shutter Speed Range 1/32000 - 30 sec 1/8000 - 900 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 165
AW Buffer Size 155
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.0 3.2
LCD Resolution 1,440,000 dots (360,000 px) 2,359,296 dots (786,432 px)
Touchscreen Yes Yes
Articulating Screen Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen No No
Selfie Screen No No
Top Deck Display No Yes
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Viewfinder EVF / LCD Optical / LCD
Viewfinder Type EVF: 0.64" 9.44M-dot QXGA color OLED, 100% coverage, 0.90x magnification, 60/120/240fps refresh rates, -4.0 to +3.0 diopter, 25mm eyepoint from the eyepiece lens SLR type; fixed eye-level pentaprism, 100% coverage, 0.70x magnification, 21mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Video Features
Video Resolution 7680x4320 (30p/​25p/​24p) 3840x2160 (30p/​25p/​24p)
Video File Format XAVC S (Long GOP, H.264 MP4); XAVC HS (Long GOP, H.265 HEVC); XAVC S-I (All-Intra, H.264 MP4) MOV (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC video with Linear PCM audio)
Memory Card Type SD / SDHC / SDXC / CFexpress SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slot Yes Yes
SD UHS Support 2x CFexpress Type A+SD UHS-II
Microphone Jack Yes Yes
Headphone Jack Yes Yes
Flash and Internal Connections
Built-in Flash No No
Max Flash Sync Speed 1/400s (1/500s APS-C crop mode) 1/200
Internal connections USB-C (USB 3.2 10Gbps), Type-D Micro HDMI, 1000Base-T Ethernet, 3.5mm Microphone and Headphone Jacks, Sync Terminal USB 3.1 Gen1 USB-C, Type-C Mini HDMI, Accessory Terminal, 3.5mm Stereo Mic Jack, 3.5mm Stereo Headphone Jack, Built-in Wi-Fi
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi Yes Yes
NFC Yes No
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Built-In GPS No No
USB Type USB 2.0 High Speed,USB 3.0 Super Speed,Ethernet,Bluetooth,WiFi USB 3.0 Super Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
Physical
Battery Life (CIPA) 430 shots 2260 shots
Battery Types NP-FZ100 Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 26.0 oz (737 g) includes batteries 29.6 oz (840 g)
Size 5.1 x 3.8 x 3.2 in. (129 x 97 x 81 mm) 5.6 x 4.5 x 3.0 in. (144 x 116 x 76 mm)
Price
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Release Date 2021-03-01 2020-01-25