Updated (August 2011): Compare the Nikon D7000 vs Sony NEX-5N

Nikon D7000 vs Sony NEX 5N

Winner
Nikon D7000

54

Sony NEX-5N

43

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.9 EV
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
Built-in focus motor
Badge
Autofocuses with more lenses
 

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5N

Size
Really small
Compact (111×59×38 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D7000.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony NEX-5N.

competitors

Nikon D7000 Competitors

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$789 - $997 body only

$1,070 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$590 - $697 body only

$989 - $997 with 18-140mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$412 - $597 body only

$479 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage

Sony NEX-5N Competitors

Sony NEX 5R

Sony NEX 5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$747 body only

$779 with 18-55mm lens

Focus points More focus points
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Battery life Shorter battery life
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$437 body only

$369 - $379 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
True resolution Higher true resolution
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$390 body only

$500 with 16-50mm lens

Startup delay Less startup delay
Overall image quality Worse image quality

discussion

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