Updated (March, 2013): Compare the GoPro HD Hero 2 vs Sony NEX-7n

Sony NEX-7

Winner
Sony NEX-7

55

vs

GoPro HD Hero 2

41

GoPro HD Hero 2

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX-7

True resolution
High true resolution
24 MP
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1200 ms startup delay
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the GoPro HD Hero 2

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
8 mm
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Weight
Light-weight
98 g
Waterproof
Waterproof
Great at the beach
 
Differences | Recommendations | Cast your vote | Similarities | Competitors | Appearance | Discussion

differences

Advantages of the GoPro HD Hero 2

Report a correction
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 120 fps vs None
Help
Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Waterproof Waterproof Yes vs No
Help
Great for vacations and holidays at the beach, or around the pool
Weight Significantly lighter 98 g vs 350 g
Help
3.6x lighter
Size Slightly smaller 98x58x34 mm vs 111x59x38 mm
Help
More than 20% smaller
Thickness Slightly thinner 1.3" vs 1.5"
Help
More than 10% thinner
GoPro HD Hero 2 Learn more about
the GoPro HD Hero 2

Advantages of the Sony NEX-7

Report a correction
True resolution Much higher true resolution 24 MP vs 9.7 MP
Help
Capture around 2.5x more detail in your photos
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
Help
Get that real film feel
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
Help
Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
Help
Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
Help
Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 23.5x15.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
Help
More than 13x larger sensor
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses Yes vs No
Help
Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Built-in flash Built-in flash Yes vs No
Help
A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
Help
An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Digital vs None
Help
A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 1/3245s
Help
97350x longer exposures
Sony NEX-7 Learn more about
the Sony NEX-7
vs

recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digital cameras, and ignoring price

Snapsort Recommends
GoPro HD Hero 2 GoPro HD Hero 2 41

vs

55 Sony NEX-7 Sony NEX-7
Retailer
    Style
      Color
        You save

        similarities

        Compared to recent digital cameras

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        External mic jack You can plug a microphone into both of these Help
        Record higher quality audio with a microphone
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
        Risk of blur

        dxomark

        DXOMark

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon EOS 70D

        Canon EOS 70D

        Pro DSLR

        $1,099 body only

        $200 - $1,249 with 18-55mm lens

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Nikon D7000

        Nikon D7000

        Entry-level DSLR

        $623 - $1,257 body only

        $900 - $1,150 with 18-105mm lens

        Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
        Lens availability Much more lenses available
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier

        GoPro HD Hero 2 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

        GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

        Waterproof

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
        GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition

        GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition

        Waterproof

        $379

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Size Slightly smaller
        Samsung Galaxy Camera

        Samsung Galaxy Camera

        Travel zoom

        $83 - $449

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Waterproof Not waterproof
        Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

        Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

        Waterproof

        $299 - $428

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
        GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

        GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

        Waterproof

        $400

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Wide angle Better wide angle

        Sony NEX-7 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Alpha A6000

        Sony Alpha A6000

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $598 body only

        $748 with 16-50mm lens

        Focus points Many more focus points
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Sony Alpha NEX-6

        Sony Alpha NEX-6

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $399 - $748 body only

        $500 - $779 with 16-50mm lens

        Focus points Significantly more focus points
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Sony A7

        Sony A7

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $1,698 - $2,298 body only

        $1,798 - $1,998 with 28-70mm lens

        Autofocus Faster video autofocus
        Weather sealed Weather sealed
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Size Larger
        Sony NEX-5N

        Sony NEX-5N

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $640 with 18-55mm lens

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
        True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $498

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Overall image quality Worse image quality
        Startup delay Much more startup delay

        appearance

        GoPro HD Hero 2 Sony NEX-7
        Sony NEX-7
        Sony NEX-7

        discussion

        GoPro HD Hero 2
        HD Hero 2
        GoPro

        Report a correction
        Sony NEX-7
        NEX-7
        Sony

        Report a correction

        Showing 0 comments