As well as being compared against other mirrorless, the Sony NEX 7n is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs and compacts. The Sony NEX 7n's top rivals come from Sony (such as the NEX 7 and the SLT A57) and Canon (such as the PowerShot A70 and the PowerShot G7 X)

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony 7n compared to other mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it supports an external flash.

However, on average it doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Sony NEX 7

Sony NEX-7
1 year older
$737 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the NEX 7 (vs the 7n)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the NEX 7 (vs the 7n)

  • None found

common strengths of the NEX 7 and 7n

  • Fairly small: Compact (111×59×38 mm) vs Compact (111×59×38 mm)
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.5"
  • Light weight: 350 g vs 350 g

Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5
2 years newer
$443 10-30mm lens

Significant advantages of the 1 J5 (vs the 7n)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 1 J5 (vs the 7n)

  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 20 lenses vs 62 lenses
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the 1 J5 and 7n

  • Fairly small: Compact (98×60×32 mm) vs Compact (111×59×38 mm)
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.5"
  • Light weight: 231 g vs 350 g

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year newer
$379 - $498 (body only)
$479 - $598 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the 7n)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the 7n)

  • None found

common strengths of the A6000 and 7n

  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Compact (111×59×38 mm)
  • Light weight: 285 g vs 350 g
  • Thin: 1.8" vs 1.5"

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6
6 months older
$606 (body only)

Significant advantages of the NEX-6 (vs the 7n)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the NEX-6 (vs the 7n)

  • Significantly lower true resolution: 16 MP vs 24 MP

common strengths of the NEX-6 and 7n

  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×43 mm) vs Compact (111×59×38 mm)
  • Light weight: 287 g vs 350 g
  • Thin: 1.7" vs 1.5"

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony 7n compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it takes much higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 6 MP), is newer (march 2013 vs may 2006), is much smaller (compact (111×59×38 mm) vs professional size (132×98×81 mm)), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and is thinner (1.5" vs 3.2").

However, on average it doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), slightly fewer lenses available (62 lenses vs 126 lenses) and doesn't have a built-in focus motor.

Sony SLT A57

Sony SLT A57
1 year older
$1,994 (body only)

Significant advantages of the SLT A57 (vs the 7n)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SLT A57 (vs the 7n)

  • Much lower true resolution: 16 MP vs 24 MP
  • Much larger: Professional size (132×98×81 mm) vs Compact (111×59×38 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.2" vs 1.5"

common strengths of the SLT A57 and 7n

  • None found

Pentax K110D

Pentax K110D
6 years older

Significant advantages of the K110D (vs the 7n)

  • Has a built-in focus motor

Significant disadvantages of the K110D (vs the 7n)

  • Much lower true resolution: 6 MP vs 24 MP
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (129×93×70 mm) vs Compact (111×59×38 mm)
  • Much thicker: 2.8" vs 1.5"

common strengths of the K110D and 7n

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (129×93×70 mm) vs Compact (111×59×38 mm)
  • Thin: 2.8" vs 1.5"

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony 7n compared to compact competitors include: it takes much higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 4.9 MP), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), is newer (march 2013 vs november 2004), has interchangeable lenses and supports an external flash.

However, on average it is slightly larger (compact (111×59×38 mm) vs compact (101×64×32 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), is thicker (1.5" vs 1.3") and is significantly heavier (350 g vs 200 g).

Canon PowerShot A70

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10 years older

Significant advantages of the PowerShot A70 (vs the 7n)

  • Significantly thinner: 1.3" vs 1.5"

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot A70 (vs the 7n)

  • Much lower true resolution: 3.1 MP vs 24 MP
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the PowerShot A70 and 7n

  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
1 year newer
$534

Significant advantages of the G7 X (vs the 7n)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the G7 X (vs the 7n)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Lower true resolution: 20 MP vs 24 MP
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the G7 X and 7n

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Capture extremely high resolution images: 20 MP vs 24 MP

Olympus Stylus 500

Olympus Stylus 500
8 years older

Significant advantages of the Stylus 500 (vs the 7n)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact (99×55×31 mm) vs Compact (111×59×38 mm)
  • Much lighter: 200 g vs 350 g
  • Significantly thinner: 1.2" vs 1.5"

Significant disadvantages of the Stylus 500 (vs the 7n)

  • Much lower true resolution: 4.9 MP vs 24 MP
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the Stylus 500 and 7n

  • Each has a built-in flash