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

Sony NEX-7

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Sony NEX-7

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GoPro HD Hero 2

39

GoPro HD Hero 2

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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
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the GoPro HD Hero 2

External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Weight
Light-weight
98 g
Waterproof
Waterproof
Great at the beach
 
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Advantages of the GoPro HD Hero 2

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High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 120 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Waterproof Waterproof Yes vs No
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Great for vacations and holidays at the beach, or around the pool
Weight Significantly lighter 98 g vs 350 g
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3.6x lighter
Size Slightly smaller 98x58x34 mm vs 111x59x38 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Thickness Slightly thinner 1.3" vs 1.5"
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More than 10% thinner
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True resolution Much higher true resolution 24 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture around 2.5x more detail in your photos
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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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
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More than 13x larger sensor
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Built-in flash Built-in flash Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 1/3245s
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97350x longer exposures
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        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

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        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon EOS M

        Canon EOS M

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $360 with 18-55mm lens

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $749 body only

        $550 - $600 with 18-55mm lens

        Lens availability Much more lenses available
        Autofocus Focuses automatically
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Nikon D7100

        Nikon D7100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $1,147 body only

        $1,447 - $1,470 with 18-140mm lens

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon EOS 70D

        Canon EOS 70D

        Pro DSLR

        $1,099 - $1,231 body only

        $1,249 with 18-55mm lens

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker

        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
        GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition

        GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition

        Waterproof

        $349

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Size Slightly smaller
        Samsung Galaxy Camera

        Samsung Galaxy Camera

        Travel zoom

        $83 - $448

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Waterproof Not waterproof
        Nikon Coolpix AW100

        Nikon Coolpix AW100

        Waterproof

        $264

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

        Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

        Waterproof

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

        Sony NEX-7 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Alpha A6000

        Sony Alpha A6000

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $648 body only

        $798 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

        $493 - $748 body only

        $665 - $898 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 body only

        $1,268 - $2,700 with 24-70mm lens

        Weather sealed Weather sealed
        Autofocus Faster video autofocus
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Size Larger
        Olympus OM-D E-M5

        Olympus OM-D E-M5

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $680 - $799 body only

        $880 - $1,299 with 12-50mm lens

        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Sony NEX-5N

        Sony NEX-5N

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $784 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

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