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

Nikon D7000 vs Sony NEX 5N

Winner
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49

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
Built-in focus motor
Badge
Autofocuses with more lenses
Great battery life
Battery life
1050 shots
 

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
Thickness
Thin
1.5"

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

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Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$799 - $997 body only

$1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Overall image quality Better image quality
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
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Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$650 body only

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
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Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$500 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

Sony NEX-5N Competitors

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Nikon Coolpix AW110

Waterproof

$404

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Supports 24p No 24p support
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Sony NEX 5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Focus points More focus points
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO
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Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Built-in flash Built-in flash
Thickness Slightly thinner
Touch screen No touch screen

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