Updated (August 2011): Compare the Nikon D5100 vs Sony NEX-7

Nikon D5100 vs Sony NEX 7

Winner
Nikon D5100

57

Sony NEX-7

51

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
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)
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
Thickness
Thin
1.5"
Weight
Light-weight
350 g

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5100.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony NEX-7.

competitors

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$447 body only

$393 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$300 body only

$399 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Color depth Better color depth
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$396 - $597 body only

$470 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
GPS Has a GPS
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

Sony NEX-7 Competitors

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 - $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

$550 body only

Focus points More focus points
Weight Slightly lighter
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Sony Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha a6500

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,298 body only

$1,498 - $1,746 with 16-50mm lens

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

discussion

Nikon D5100
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Sony NEX-7
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Jmr (3:01 PM, January 19, 2012)
The cost of both cameras is in error above.