Sony Alpha ILCE-A1 vs Nikon D850 Comparison



Let’s compare the Sony Alpha ILCE-A1 vs Nikon D850.

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 D850. Both cameras have 35mm sensors but Sony Alpha ILCE-A1 has a 50.1 MP and Nikon D850 has a 45.7 MP resolution.

  Sony Alpha ILCE-A1 Nikon D850
  Sony Alpha ILCE-A1 Front Nikon D850 Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Sony Nikon
Megapixels 50.1 45.7
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Format 35mm 35mm
SLR Type Mirrorless Dslr
Crop Factor 1.0x 1.0x
AA Filter Fixed None
Image Resolution 8640 x 5760 (49.8 MP, 3:2) 8256 x 5504 (45.4 MP, 3:2)
Body Image Stabilization Yes No
Native ISO Min 100 - Max 32000 Min 64 - Max 25600
Full ISO Settings AUTO, ISO 100 - 32000, expandable to ISO 50 - 102400 Auto, 64 - 25,600 in 1/3, 1/2 or 1EV steps, plus down to 32 in Lo-1, up to 102,400 in Hi-2
Startup Time 0.2 seconds
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 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
Continuous Shooting Speed / Burst Mode AUTO, ISO 100 - 32000, expandable to ISO 50 - 102400 Auto, 64 - 25,600 in 1/3, 1/2 or 1EV steps, plus down to 32 in Lo-1, up to 102,400 in Hi-2
Shutter Speed Range 1/32000 - 30 sec 1/8000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 165 200
AW Buffer Size 155 200
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.0 3.2
LCD Resolution 1,440,000 dots (360,000 px) 2,359,000 dots (589,750 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; eye-level pentaprism, 100% coverage, 0.75x magnification, 17mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Video Features
Video Resolution 7680x4320 (30p/​25p/​24p) 3840x2160 (30p/25p)
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/MP4 (H.265/MPEG-4 AVC, Linear PCM/AAC audio)
Memory Card Type SD / SDHC / SDXC / CFexpress XQD / SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slot Yes Yes
SD UHS Support 2x CFexpress Type A+SD UHS-II 1 SD UHS-II slot, 1 XQD slot
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) 1/250
Internal connections USB-C (USB 3.2 10Gbps), Type-D Micro HDMI, 1000Base-T Ethernet, 3.5mm Microphone and Headphone Jacks, Sync Terminal Mini HDMI (Type C), USB 3.0 Micro-B, 10-pin Expansion Terminal (GP-1 GPS compatible), Stereo Mic Mini Jack (3.5mm), Stereo Audio Out (3.5mm)
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 1840 shots
Battery Types NP-FZ100 Lithium-ion rechargeable EN-EL15a Lithium-ion rechargeable or MB-D18 battery grip
Weight 26.0 oz (737 g) includes batteries 32.3 oz (915 g)
Size 5.1 x 3.8 x 3.2 in. (129 x 97 x 81 mm) 5.7 x 4.9 x 3.1 in. (146 x 124 x 79 mm)
Price
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Release Date 2021-03-01 2017-09-15