Updated (February, 2013): Compare the Nikon D7100 vs Sony SLT-A65

Nikon D7000

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Nikon D7000

83

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Sony SLT-A65

72

Sony SLT A65

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
1,167 ISO
Overall image quality
Great image quality
80.0
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 24fps
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.9 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A65

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.71x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
True resolution
High true resolution
24 MP
 
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Advantages of the Nikon D7000

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Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO 1,167 ISO vs 717 ISO
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The D7000 has a slight edge (0.7 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Startup delay Much less startup delay 400 ms vs 2800 ms
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7x less delay when turning on
Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder Pentaprism vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Battery life Much longer battery life 1050 shots vs 510 shots
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More than 2x more shots per battery charge
Overall image quality Better image quality 80.0 vs 74.0
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Around 10% better image quality
Weather sealed Weather sealed Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Focus points Significantly more focus points 39 vs 15
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available 205 lenses vs 123 lenses
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Around 70% more lenses available
Dynamic range More dynamic range 13.9 EV vs 12.6 EV
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1.3 f-stops more dynamic range
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Cross type focus points More cross-type focus points 9 vs 3
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Storage slots Has more storage slots 2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed 1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Thickness Thinner 3" vs 3.2"
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Sony SLT A65

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Movie format Lower frame rate movies 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 24fps
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Both shoot Full HD (1080p) video, but D7000 does so at a lower frame rate
Image stabilization Image stabilization Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
True resolution Much higher true resolution 24 MP vs 16.1 MP
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Capture around 50% more detail in your photos
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder 0.71x vs 0.62x
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More than 30% larger viewfinder
Autofocus Faster video autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Shoot videos without worrying about focus
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 10 fps vs 6 fps
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag 138 ms vs 238 ms
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More than 40% less delay when taking photos
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 16,000 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The SLT A65's maximum light sensitivity is 1.3 f-stops better
Weight Significantly lighter 622 g vs 780 g
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More than 20% lighter
Size Smaller 132x97x81 mm vs 132x105x77 mm
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Almost the same
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $649.00 vs $701.00
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The best price we've seen is $52 cheaper (around 10% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
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              Size Large Help
              D7000:132x105x77 mm
              SLT A65:132x97x81 mm

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              Shared Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,097 - $1,147 body only

              $1,397 with 18-140mm lens

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $720 - $747 body only

              $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $597 - $647 body only

              $544 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $871 body only

              $450 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

              Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,399 body only

              $1,299 - $1,699 with 18-135mm lens

              Cross type focus points Has significantly more cross-type focus points
              Thickness Is thinner
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $575 - $629 body only

              $848 - $966 with 18-105mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,049 - $1,150 body only

              $200 - $1,249 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is significantly larger

              Nikon D7000 Competitors

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Nikon D7000.

              Sony SLT-A65 Competitors

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              Sony SLT A58

              Sony SLT A58

              Entry-level DSLR

              $448 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Movie format Higher frame rate movies
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Sony SLT A57

              Sony SLT A57

              Entry-level DSLR

              $530 body only

              Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              True resolution Much lower true resolution
              GPS No built-in GPS

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