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

Nikon D5100 vs Sony NEX 7

Winner
Nikon D5100

77

Sony NEX-7

65

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Slightly more lenses available
Lens availability
230 lenses
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 D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$450 body only

True resolution Higher true resolution
Size Slightly smaller
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$359 body only

True resolution Higher true resolution
Focus points Slightly more focus points
Battery life Shorter battery life
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$397 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

Sony NEX-7 Competitors

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$444 - $448 body only

$525 - $548 with 16-50mm lens

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

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$606 body only

$699 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points More focus points
Weight Slightly lighter
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Sony NEX 5R

Sony NEX 5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Focus points More focus points
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

discussion

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