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

Nikon D7000 vs Sony NEX 5N

Winner
Nikon D7000

57

Sony NEX-5N

48

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

Great image quality
Overall image quality
80.0
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
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
Color depth
Great color depth
23.6 bits
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

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 D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$629 - $679 body only

$919 with 18-140mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$759 - $797 body only

$1,047 - $1,097 with 18-140mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$445 - $597 body only

$519 - $529 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

Sony NEX-5N Competitors

Sony NEX F3

Sony NEX F3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$230 body only

$470 with 18-55mm lens

Built-in flash Built-in flash
Startup delay Less startup delay
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$379 - $399 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
True resolution Higher true resolution
Touch screen No touch screen
Sony NEX 5R

Sony NEX 5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Focus points More focus points
Low light performance More noise at high ISO

discussion

Nikon D7000
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