Nikon Z6 vs Sony A7iii : Full comparison with honest review &specs

The art of capturing moments from today for tomorrow, the art of bringing creativity to your life, the art of compelling the audience. Yes, Just you are thinking, I am talking about none other than “Photography“. Photography is not just a job, its an art, a passion, and a feeling. It’s just like a devotion for those who made their photography passion for their profession. If you like photography, just start it. It’s not too late or it’s not too early to start. Anyone who has a passion for photography either he/she is 10 years old or 50 years old, they can start photography and make it their profession. Earlier we have discussed Best DSLR cameras for beginners 2020 in which we have discussed 5 best cameras a photography beginner should buy-in 2020. In this article, we are going to compare two famous DSLR Cameras i.e, Nikon Z6 and Sony A7iii.

Nikon Z6 vs Sony a7iii

The Nikon Z6 vs Sony a7iii both are one of the best cameras released in 2018 by Nikon & Sony respectively. They both are full frame mirrorless cameras having a price tag of approx INR 1,50,000. As nothing in this world is not absolute copy of other, Nikon Z6 and Sony A7III also have some differences. Have a look on the comparitive table given below. 

Camera FeatureNikon Z6Sony A7 III
Sensor Resolution24.5 million24.2 million
Low-Pass FilterYesYes
Sensor TypeBSI CMOSBSI CMOS
Sensor Size35.9 x 23.9 mm35.6 x 23.8 mm
Image Size6048 x 40246000 x 4000
Image ProcessorEXPEED 6BIONZ X
ViewfinderElectronic / EVFElectronic / EVF
Viewfinder Type / ResolutionVGA OLED / 3,690,000 dotsXGA OLED / 2,359,296 dots
Viewfinder Coverage100%100%
Viewfinder Magnification0.8x0.78x
Built-in FlashNoNo
Flash Sync Speed1/2001/250
Storage Media1x XQD2x SD
Continuous Shooting Speed12 FPS10 FPS
Max Shutter Speed1/8000 to 30 sec, Bulb, Time1/8000 to 30 sec, Bulb
Electronic Front-Curtain ShutterYesYes
Exposure Metering SensorTTL exposure metering using main image sensor1200-Zone
Meter Detection Range-4 EV to 17 EV-3 EV to 20 EV
Base ISOISO 100ISO 100
Native ISO SensitivityISO 100-51,200ISO 100-51,200
Boosted ISO SensitivityISO 50-204,800ISO 50-204,800
Autofocus SystemHybrid AF (phase-detection AF / contrast-dection AF)Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF / contrast-dection AF)
Focus Points273 points693 points (phase-detection AF), 425 points (contrast-detection AF)
Video CompressionAVCHD / MP4 Compression with 4:2:0 sampling, 10-bit via HDMI with 4:2:2 samplingAVCHD / MP4 Compression with 4:2:0 sampling, 8-bit via HDMI with 4:2:2 sampling
Video Maximum Resolution3840 x 2160 (4K) up to 30p, 1920 x 1080 (FHD) up to 120p3840 x 2160 (4K) up to 30p, 1920 x 1080 (FHD) up to 120p
Audio RecordingBuilt-in stereo microphone
External stereo microphone (optional)
Built-in stereo microphone
External stereo microphone (optional)
Articulating LCDYes, tiltingYes, tilting
LCD Size3.2″ diagonal LCD3.0″ diagonal LCD
TouchscreenYesYes
LCD Resolution2,100,000 dots921,600 dots
Built-in GPSNoNo
Wi-Fi FunctionalityBuilt-inBuilt-in
BatteryEN-EL 15bNP-FZ100 Rechargeable Battery
Battery Life310 shots610 shots (viewfinder), 710 shots (rear LCD)
Weather Sealed BodyYes, Dust and Moisture ResistantYes, Dust and Moisture Resistant
USB Version3.13.0
Weight (with battery and memory card)675 g (23.8 oz)650 g (23.0 ounces)
Dimensions134 x 100.5 x 67.5 mm (5.3 x 4.0 x 2.7″)126.9 x 95.6 x 73.7 mm (5.0 x 3.8 x 2.9″)

As should be obvious, the Sony A7 III and Nikon Z6 make for good rivalry! Contingent on the determination you care about the most, you can persuade yourself that either camera has the favorable position.

In particular, the Sony A7 III has more self-adjust focuses – 693 stage identify focuses (and 425 difference distinguish focuses) contrasted with the Nikon’s 273 half breed self-adjust focuses. In spite of the fact that the facts demonstrate that the quantity of self-adjust focuses doesn’t generally mean the framework is better at things like speed and following, it is at any rate a sign toward that path. What’s more, practically speaking, the Nikon Z6 has a few issues with persistent self-adjust following in situations where the Sony succeeds – in spite of the fact that AF-S (single servo) self-adjust is amazing on the two cameras, and better on the Z6 dependent on our testing.

The Sony is ahead in its battery life – 610 versus 310 viewfinder shots – and the way that it has double card openings. In spite of the fact that the facts demonstrate that XQD cards are quicker than SD, and seemingly are the card decision of things to come, that doesn’t mean one XQD card is better than two SD cards, at any rate for most clients. I can see this being a significant disadvantage for certain picture takers who utilize the Z6, particularly wedding shooters.

Be that as it may, Nikon has a few stunts at its disposal too. Its greatest casing rate is 12 FPS, two higher than the Sony’s limit of 10 FPS. The Z6 additionally beats the competition as far as its LCD, which is bigger and higher in goal. It additionally has a higher-goal, higher-amplification viewfinder – positively an invite sight.

Concerning video, the Sony A7 III is an astonishing camera, with 4K goal and 1080p HD at 120 casings for each second. The Nikon, not one to go down discreetly, likewise has 4K video and 120 edges for each second – and afterward it ups the game by including 10-piece video at 4:2:2 testing by means of HDMI, contrasted with the Sony’s 8bit with 4:2:2 examining. Past that, Nikon has declared a firmware update to be discharged later in 2019 that includes Crude video and 12-piece shading to the Nikon Z6 (and Z7) for shooting over HDMI, obviously in front of the Sony A7 III.

It is likewise worth calling attention to the taking care of contrasts between these two cameras. The two cameras have shockingly comparative catch formats, despite the fact that the marks on the catches are extraordinary. The grasp on the Nikon is somewhat more profound, while the Sony has an extra programmable catch and a committed introduction remuneration dial (as opposed to the catch + dial course of action on the Nikon). The two cameras intensely favor right-hand activity.

From an ease of use viewpoint, numerous picture takers have censured Sony’s long and frequently befuddling menu alternatives, while Nikon’s menu framework is certainly increasingly developed. In any case, in any event to a certain extent, this is something you’ll become acclimated to after some time – especially in the event that you just will in general change a couple of menu choices everyday.

That reality – that you’ll become acclimated to any menu peculiarities you experience – is similarly as evident as an overall remark on the ergonomics of the two cameras. Beside things like the solace of the grasp, you’ll by and large become used to utilizing whatever camera you have, so it’s difficult to state whether one camera or the other is progressively “instinctive.” In all probability, in case you’re a Nikon shooter, you’ll discover the Nikon to deal with all the more normally; in case you’re a Sony shooter, you’ll lean toward the A7 III’s ergonomics.

Past the Specification

Let us leave the specification part of these two cameras i.e, Nikon Z6 and Sony A7III , as they are both best in their own aspect of viewing. Talking about its price, Both comes with a price tag of INR 1,50,000($ 2000). If you are confused between Nikon Z6 & Sony A7III, another factor that can be considered is the lens lineup of both the cameras. Although since this time nikon has produced only 3 types of lenses on the other hand sony has a huge collection of lenses. According to the sources, Nikon is investing too much to upgrade its collection of lenses and new lenses will be soon available to you.

But Which Camera?

Further we have talked about the specification of our two cameras and seen a massive WWE between Nikon Z6 vs Sony a7III. But after a long paragraph, i think you are still confused about Which Camera is  best for you. If we see the comparison between Nikon Z6 and Sony A7iii, we are at the conclusion that Sony A7III is ahead in the race but we can’t say that Nikon Z6 has lossen the race. If you consider long battery life and awesome viewfinder , Nikon Z6 is at Top.

At Last but not the least, It is not our decision that which camera should you buy. We can only tell you pros and cons of two cameras but can’t decide it for you. Hope you understand!!

Nowadays, Camera is not sufficient for brilliant photography. If you are willing to do best top angles photography, you should also buy a drone as well. If you are confused which drone is best you can read our article on best drones for beginners.

About: Akshit Raj Shrivastava

Akshit Raj Shrivastava is the Founder of Learning Youth. He is a teacher, an entrepreneur and a Digital Marketer.


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