Updated (December 2011): Compare the Nikon D800 vs Sony NEX-7

Nikon D800 vs Sony NEX 7

Winner
Nikon D800

69

Sony NEX-7

48

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D800

Great image quality
Overall image quality
96.0
High true resolution
True resolution
36.2 MP
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
2,979 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 7

Size
Really small
Compact (111×59×38 mm)
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Thickness
Thin
1.5"
Weight
Light-weight
350 g

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D800.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony NEX-7.

competitors

Nikon D800 Competitors

Nikon D810

Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$2,199 - $2,797 body only

$2,900 - $3,297 with 24-120mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Battery life Longer battery life
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,471 - $1,797 body only

$2,126 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,026 - $2,299 body only

$3,049 with 24-70mm lens

Screen resolution Slightly higher resolution screen
Size Slightly smaller
Overall image quality Worse image quality

Sony NEX-7 Competitors

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$539 - $548 body only

$579 - $648 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

$671 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

$849 - $898 body only

$978 - $998 with 16-50mm lens

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

discussion

Nikon D800
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