Nikon D7500 vs Sony Alpha a6600

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D7500 and Sony Alpha a6600. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

Nikon D7500 is manufacturered by Nikon but Sony Alpha a6600 is from Sony. Both Nikon and Sony are well known brands though.

Nikon D7500 were released 2017 and Sony Alpha a6600 was released 2019. That is a 2 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Nikon D7500 2017
Sony Alpha a6600 2019

Type of camera

Nikon D7500 is a DSLR camera while Sony Alpha a6600 is a Mirrorless camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D7500 has a "Nikon DX"-sensor while Sony Alpha a6600 has a "Sony APS-C"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **
Nikon D7500 75 mm
Nikon DX sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5
Sony Alpha a6600 75 mm
Sony APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5

** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Sony)

Resolution

Nikon D7500 has a 21 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Sony Alpha a6600 has 24 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Nikon D7500 21 MP
20668416 pixels
5568 x 3712
Sony Alpha a6600 24 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000

Sony Alpha a6600 has a 16 % larger resolution than Nikon D7500. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Nikon D7500 has a larger ISO-range than Sony Alpha a6600. Nikon D7500 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 51200 while Sony Alpha a6600 has 100 to 32000.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D7500 100-51200
Sony Alpha a6600 100-32000

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that support autofocus, do not have an autofocus motor of their own but this won't cause any problems with these two cameras.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D7500
Lens compatibility chart for Sony Alpha a6600

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Nikon D7500 can shoot up to 8 pictures per seconds and Sony Alpha a6600 can shoot up to 11 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D7500 8
Sony Alpha a6600 11

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

In this case, both Nikon D7500 and Sony Alpha a6600 can shoot movies.

Weight

The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, or carried around, for several hours at a time.

Nikon D7500 weighs 640 gr (equal to 1.41 lb) which is 27% heavier than Sony Alpha a6600 and its 503 gr (or 1.11 lb).

Camera Weight
Nikon D7500 640 gr
1.41 lb
Sony Alpha a6600 503 gr
1.11 lb

Nikon D7500 vs Sony Alpha a6600 Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Nikon D7500 and Sony Alpha a6600, next to each other. Each category of data is a link to an article covering the subject, giving you a deeper understanding so you can better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the two camera models.

Product
Nikon D7500
Sony Alpha a6600
Name Nikon D7500 Sony Alpha a6600
Manufacturer Nikon Sony
Release Date and Price
Nikon D7500
Sony Alpha a6600
Release Year 2017 2019
Release Date 2017-04-12 2019-08-28
MSRP 1299 USD 1399 USD
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Camera Type
Nikon D7500
Sony Alpha a6600
Camera Type DSLR Mirrorless
Sensor
Nikon D7500
Sony Alpha a6600
Sensor Size APS-C (approx 23.7 x 15.5 mm)
Also known as "DX"
APS-C (approx 23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Resolution 5568 x 3712 pixels 6000 x 4000 pixels
Megapixels 21 MP 24 MP
Image Processor EXPEED 5 Bionz X
Image
Nikon D7500
Sony Alpha a6600
ISO Range 100 - 51200 100 - 32000
White Balance Presets 12 8
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization Yes Yes
(Sensor-Shift (5-axis))
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Nikon D7500
Sony Alpha a6600
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
LiveView
Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
LiveView
Focus Points 51 425
Lens Mount Nikon F

See Compatible Lenses
Sony E

See Compatible Lenses
Focal Length Multiplier DX / APS-C (1.5x)
1.5x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 36 mm
50 mm becomes 75 mm
100 mm becomes 150 mm
200 mm becomes 300 mm
APS-C Sensor (1.5x)
1.5x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 36 mm
50 mm becomes 75 mm
100 mm becomes 150 mm
200 mm becomes 300 mm
Screen & Viewfinder
Nikon D7500
Sony Alpha a6600
Articulated LCD Tilting Tilting
Screen size 3,2 3
Screen dots 922000 921600
Touch screen Yes Yes
Screen type TFT LCD TFT LCD
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentaprism) Electronic
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.94 (0.63 35mm equiv.) 1.07 (0.71 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution 0 2359296
Photography features
Nikon D7500
Sony Alpha a6600
Frames per second 8 fps 11 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/8000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Built-in Flash Yes No
Built-in Flash Range 12 meters N/A
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse Yes Yes
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Highlight Weighted
Spot
Multi
Center Weighted
Highlight Weighted
Spot
Exposure Compensation +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
Nikon D7500
Sony Alpha a6600
Video recording Yes Yes
Video format MPEG4
H.264
MPEG4
XAVC-S
AVCHD
Video resolution 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160
1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160
Built-in Microphone Yes Yes
Built-in Speakers Yes Yes
Storage
Nikon D7500
Sony Alpha a6600
Memory Card SD/SDHC
Memory Stick Pro Duo
SD/SDHC
Connectivity
Nikon D7500
Sony Alpha a6600
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Microphone Port Yes Yes
Headphone Port Yes Yes
Wireless Yes
Built-in, Wi-Fi with low energy Bluetooth
Yes
Built-in (802.11b/g/n + NFC)
Remote Control Yes (Wired, wireless, smartphone) Yes (via smartphone)
GPS Yes
Optional with GP-1A
No
Body & Dimensions
Nikon D7500
Sony Alpha a6600
Enviromentally sealed Yes Yes
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details EN-EL15a lithium-ion rechargeable battery & charger
NP-FZ100
Battery Life (CIPA) 950 shots 810 shots
Width 136 mm 120 mm
Height 104 mm 67 mm
Depth 73 mm 69 mm
Weight 640 gram 503 gram