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

Nikon D3200 vs Sony NEX 7

Winner
Nikon D3200

56

Sony NEX-7

46

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3200

Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
Great color depth
Color depth
24.1 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.2 EV
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

$419 body only

$419 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Battery life Longer battery life
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$319 body only

$360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$325 - $749 body only

$449 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

Sony NEX-7 Competitors

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$598 - $698 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Focus points Significantly more focus points
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$549 body only

Focus points More focus points
Weight Slightly lighter
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$970 - $998 body only

$1,057 - $1,148 with 16-50mm lens

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Focus points Many more focus points
Size Slightly larger

discussion

Nikon D3200
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