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Nikon Z 6 (2018)
Sony α9 (2017)
See Top Ranked Mirrorless Cameras

Nikon Z x Cameras (2018) vs Sony α9 Mirrorless Cameras (2017)

Analysis:

The Nikon Z 6 (2018) is one of the very best Mirrorless Cameras that one can get for around $1,700. The Sony α9 (2017), however, while a very good choice at its $3,200 price point, falls just short of being remarkable.

The Nikon Z 6 (2018) has done remarkably well in a large number of roundups done by reliable sources that perform their own hands-on testing, such as PCmag, shotkit.com, Expert Reviews, Digital Camera World, Techradar, TrustedReviews, camerajabber.com, and Digital Photography Review. It earned numerous awards - "Best for Stabilized Video" from PCmag, "GREAT VALUE" from shotkit.com, and "The best all-rounder camera on the market right now" from Expert Reviews.

Moving on to the Sony α9 (2017): it was unable to reach the very top of any roundups from sources that conduct reliable and unbiased testing. Nonetheless, it still managed to impress reviewers from a number of such sites, like Expert Reviews, TrustedReviews, Photography Blog, Techradar, camerajabber.com, Digital Camera World, DXOMARK, hardwarezone.com.sg, PCmag, shotkit.com, and Reviewed, enough for them to include them on those lists.

Out of the sources that tested and rated both of these Mirrorless Cameras, Digital Camera World, Gadget Review, and DXOMARK preferred the Nikon Z 6 (2018), whereas reviewers at PCmag liked the Sony α9 (2017) better. Techradar, TrustedReviews, Expert Reviews, and Digitaltrends gave them identical review scores.

We also took a look at which sources liked these products best - the highest Nikon Z 6 (2018) rating came from Digital Camera World, whereas the Sony α9 (2017) most impressed reviewers at Expert Reviews; they earned scores of 10 and 10, respectively.

Lastly, we averaged out all of the reviews scores that we could find on these two products and compared them to other Mirrorless Cameras on the market. We learned that both of them performed far better than most of their competitors - the overall review average earned by Mirrorless Cameras being 7.9 out of 10, whereas the Nikon Z 6 (2018) and Sony α9 (2017) managed averages of 9.5 and 9.3 points, respectively.

Due to the difference in their prices, however, it's important to keep in mind that a direct Nikon Z 6 (2018) vs. Sony α9 (2017) comparison might not be entirely fair - some sources don't take value for money into account when assigning their scores and therefore have a tendency to rate more premium products better.

Comparison of expert ratings
Highly Recommended
Recommended
Mentioned
Not Mentioned
Digital Camera World
Digital Photography Review
DXOMARK
PCmag
Wirecutter (NYTimes)
Photography Blog
Techradar
Expert Reviews
TrustedReviews
camerajabber.com
Tech. Specs Comparison
Nikon Z 6 (2018)
$1,796
Sony α9 (2017)
$3,498
Sensor
Full-frame
Full-frame
Sensor Resolution
24.5 (MP)
24.2 (MP)
Stabilization
Sensor-shift
Sensor-shift
Video
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Highly recommended by trusted experts
Digital Photography Review
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “Best video cameras for photographers” 
Last updated: 6 days ago
PCmag
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best for Stabilized Video
in “The Best Full-Frame Cameras for 2020” 
Last updated: 21 days ago
Techradar
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “Best camera 2020: the 12 best cameras you can buy right now” 
Last updated: 8 days ago
TrustedReviews
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “Best mirrorless camera 2020: The 16 best cameras for every budget” 
Last updated: 21 Jan 2020
Expert Reviews
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “Best travel camera 2019: The best snappers for your holidays to suit every budget” 
Last updated: 6 Aug 2019
shotkit.com
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
GREAT VALUE
in “Best Mirrorless Cameras” 
Last updated: 7 days ago
Android Authority
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Ranked #5 out of 10
in “The best Nikon cameras you can buy” 
Last updated: 13 Feb 2020
Techradar
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “Best full-frame camera 2020: the 11 finest premium DSLRs and mirrorless cameras ” 
Last updated: 10 Aug 2020
Techradar
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “Best Nikon camera 2020: the 10 finest cameras from Nikon's line-up” 
Last updated: 1 Jun 2020
Techradar
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Ranked #10 out of 10
in “Best 4K camera 2020: the 10 top cameras for shooting movies” 
Last updated: 17 days ago
Wirecutter (NYTimes)
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “The Best Mirrorless Camera” 
Last updated: 29 Apr 2020
Digital Photography Review
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “Best cameras for video” 
Last updated: 7 May 2020
camerajabber.com
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “The best cameras with Eye AF | Camera Jabber” 
Last updated: 18 Dec 2019
Digital Photography Review
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “Best cameras for Instagram in 2020” 
Last updated: 2 Mar 2020
camerajabber.com
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “Best mirrorless camera for video | Camera Jabber” 
Last updated: 12 Sep 2019
Techradar
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “Best mirrorless camera 2020: the 12 best models on the planet” 
Last updated: 29 Jul 2020
Techradar
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “Best full-frame mirrorless camera 2020: the top choices for advanced photographers” 
Last updated: 4 May 2020
Techradar
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “Best gadgets 2020: the top tech you can buy right now” 
Last updated: 16 Jan 2020
Recommended by trusted experts
Digital Camera World
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “The best camera, lens and accessories for wedding photography” 
Last updated: 6 Jul 2019
Reviewed
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Runner Up
in “The Best Cameras of 2020” 
Last updated: 13 Nov 2019
TrustedReviews
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Ranked #12 out of 16
in “Best mirrorless camera 2020: The 16 best cameras for every budget” 
Last updated: 21 Jan 2020
shotkit.com
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “Best Full Frame Cameras” 
Last updated: 30 Jul 2020
camerajabber.com
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “The best cameras with Eye AF | Camera Jabber” 
Last updated: 18 Dec 2019
TrustedReviews
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “Best Sony Alpha 2019: Which mirrorless Sony camera should you buy?” 
Last updated: 26 Sep 2019

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