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

Nikon D7000 vs Sony NEX 5N

Winner
Nikon D7000

61

Sony NEX-5N

49

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.9 EV
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
 

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

$1,047 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

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

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$600 - $697 body only

$997 - $1,071 with 18-105mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$390 - $597 body only

$475 - $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

$976 body only

$778 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

$379 - $399 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
True resolution Higher true resolution
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$390 body only

$500 with 16-50mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

discussion

Nikon D7000
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