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

Nikon D3200 vs Sony NEX 7

Winner
Nikon D3200

58

Sony NEX-7

48

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3200

Slightly more lenses available
Lens availability
230 lenses
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.2 EV
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

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

$471 body only

$419 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$400 body only

$389 - $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
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$318 - $699 body only

$367 - $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

$450 - $498 body only

$579 - $598 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Focus points Significantly more focus points
Size Slightly larger
Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$761 body only

Focus points More focus points
Weight Slightly lighter
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$812 - $898 body only

$930 - $998 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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Sony NEX-7
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