Updated (March 2012): Compare the Nikon D3200 vs Sony NEX-7

Nikon D3200 vs Sony NEX 7

Winner
Nikon D3200

62

Sony NEX-7

48

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3200

Slightly more lenses available
Lens availability
230 lenses
Great image quality
Overall image quality
81.0
Great color depth
Color depth
24.1 bits
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 7

Size
Really small
Compact (111×59×38 mm)
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.4 EV
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3200.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony NEX-7.

competitors

Nikon D3200 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$405 body only

$399 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$305 - $699 body only

$350 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$370 body only

$394 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

Sony NEX-7 Competitors

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$447 - $448 body only

$529 - $548 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Size Slightly larger
Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$786 body only

Focus points More focus points
Weight Slightly lighter
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Sony Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha a6500

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,398 body only

$1,498 - $1,499 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Focus points Many more focus points
Size Larger

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Nikon D3200
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