Updated (August 2011): Compare the Nikon D7000 vs Sony SLT-A77

Sony SLT A77 vs Nikon D7000

Winner
Sony SLT-A77

80

Nikon D7000

72

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A77

Great color depth
Color depth
24 bits
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.72x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
12 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.9 EV
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Battery life
Great battery life
1050 shots

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D7000.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony SLT-A77.

competitors

Sony SLT-A77 Competitors

Sony SLT A77 II

Sony SLT A77 II

Pro DSLR

$1,198 body only

$1,798 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Significantly more focus points
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$648 - $698 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$627 - $797 body only

$970 - $1,097 with 18-140mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

Nikon D7000 Competitors

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$409 - $497 body only

$525 - $597 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$849 - $1,047 body only

$1,347 with 18-140mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$627 - $797 body only

$970 - $1,097 with 18-140mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag

discussion

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Avatar for Mr. Ry Mr. Ry (5:50 AM, January 27, 2013)
Much more lenses available 169 lenses vs 92 lenses (More than 80% more lenses available)

well of course..
Nikon has :
Nikkor 18-55mm
Nikkor 18-55mm VR
Sony only has :
SAM 18-55mm
see it?
More than 80% more lenses available, well.... Of Course!
Because that VR Badge!
Sony don't have that kind of lenses. VR is in camera body, and works well,
images are arguably sharper, because no VR optics in their Lenses.
So, comparison in this section is not comparable..
 
Avatar for Dave Dave (11:21 PM, January 09, 2013)
Nikon D7000 suffer from dust on sensor problem.
 
Avatar for José Diaz José Diaz (8:08 PM, September 13, 2012)
A Sony SLT77 é muito superior em tecnologia e em inovações digitais. O visor eletrônico não é nem um pouco inferior ao visor ótico e pelo contrário, oferece muitas vantagens. Acredito que esta análise seja um pouco tradicionalista, levando em consideração somente alguns pontos básicos como importantes.
 
Jrecepcion (1:06 AM, July 09, 2012)
actually, the sony being an SLT gives the A77 some "edge". Faster FPS and Phase Detection AF in video mode kicks NIKON and CANON's butt
 
V Grips (7:57 PM, June 14, 2012)
Cough cough
if Sony behind, then so Nikon. (break your Nikon body and see what sensor inside your  brand) Cough coughno Sony = no Nikonand you lose (`▽´)-σ
 
Rapist (8:06 AM, January 11, 2012)
Notice how D7000 has all the pro advantages

A77's advantages are like in camera HDR and panorama... great
 
Qku5735 (4:08 AM, November 26, 2011)
The votes goes to Sony...
 
Amentet (5:21 PM, November 10, 2011)
Falso, segun varias reseñas, la a77 es mejor hasta iso 800 en terminos de calidad, y tiene mas caracteristicas utiles. Si deseas hacer un trabajo con poca luz, es mejor la nikon....todo depende del uso.
 
manny (0:54 AM, November 10, 2011)
sony is the jack of all trades but a MASTER OF NONE. 
 
manny (0:50 AM, November 10, 2011)
its the worst either... its not a true dslr... still canon and nikon got the edge...... 
 
manny (0:47 AM, November 10, 2011)
to all sony fanatics, well you're behind. hehehe
 
Germancho 1228 (6:28 PM, November 07, 2011)
La D7000 puede ser un tanto mas vieja, pero la calidad de Nikon, no la supera la mas moderna de las sony, simple.
 
Avatar for MaxDemon MaxDemon (8:23 AM, October 31, 2011)
Under ISO400 , A77 wins in terms of IQ
 
Marcoa_sony (1:57 AM, October 28, 2011)
No entiendo por que califican a la A77 por debajo de la D700, es mejor camara y es lo podemos saber a los pocos que hemos utilizado esta camara. La D7000 es un modelo de vejestorio carece de tecnologia y avances en fotografia digital. Muchos vivimos con tradicionalismo y cuando un equipo nueva supera a lo viejo lo vemos como malo.....
 
Fito22 (7:03 AM, October 20, 2011)
yes..but the a77 is not a true DSLR either...1/3 of light is sacrified..ignorant...
 
Rockadell (2:20 AM, October 18, 2011)
Nikon D7000 price WAS wrong too
 
Obayedh (0:12 AM, October 18, 2011)
a77 is the best APS-C camera at the moment IMHO.
 
Obayedh (0:10 AM, October 18, 2011)
a77 price is wrong here - the retail price is 1,399 not 2.497! What a shame!!
 
Hunter (3:36 AM, October 16, 2011)
I absolutely Love Nikon, but the A77 takes the cake. It should definitely have the higher score
 
Hubertboudreau (11:30 PM, October 05, 2011)
I think this is then best review of the two caneras, that I have seen.
 
AT (8:04 PM, October 04, 2011)
D3 and D700 are full frame. A77 has APC sensor. No comparaison can be done in terms of image quality.

I don't think Sony is sacrificing anything. Low light performance is not the main quality criteria for a camera. Just to remember, this new technology allows continuous PDAF even in video mode (with complete manuel control), 12fps with AF, ... 
 
AT (7:57 PM, October 04, 2011)
No sport lens? Sony 70-400 G is far better than canon and nikon lens according to DXO. And what about the 300 f/2.8 G ??? Don't forget that Sony can also use all the old and well known Minolta G lenses !

Cough cough Nikon D7000 can't do continuous phase detection focus, even with its vertical grip.
 
AT (7:49 PM, October 04, 2011)
Digital viewfinder score = 0 ! can you explain me? 

Popularity criteria : absurd for a new camera like a77 !
 
Avatar for Leonard Washington Leonard Washington (6:15 PM, October 02, 2011)
Don't forget its moving forward but sacrificing what is important. Low light performance  noise handling, and actually better still image photography. You know that older pro DSLRs like D3 and D700 that are 4 years old still out perform modern DSLRs and still hold their value... if so 5Dmk2 and D700 actually went up in price if you can find them new... 
 
Avatar for Leonard Washington Leonard Washington (6:13 PM, October 02, 2011)
There is not really a good sony lense to shoot sports with so A77 is kind of out of that league. Don't forget you put a vertical grip on D7000 and you will shoot at 8 fps. True sport cameras are D3S and 1D mkIV. For stills D7000 whoops on A77 plus don't forget the much higher ISO/low light advantage. You paying almost D700 money for A77 and that is whole other league. Only Sony DSLR camera I would get if I didn't have Nikon glass would be the A900. But for mirrorless the 7n looks awesome thats no question!