Updated (March 2012): Compare the Nikon D7000 vs Sony SLT A57

Nikon D7000 vs Sony SLT A57

Winner
Nikon D7000

100

Sony SLT A57

85

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
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
Many focus points
Focus points
39
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A57

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.72x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
12 fps

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 A57.

competitors

Nikon D7000 Competitors

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$711 body only

$1,097 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$445 body only

$500 - $514 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$326 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Weather sealed No weather sealing

Sony SLT A57 Competitors

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$632 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Lowest price Much cheaper
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony SLT-A65

Sony SLT A65

Entry-level DSLR

$866 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
GPS Has a GPS
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
Sony SLT A77 II

Sony SLT A77 II

Pro DSLR

$1,198 body only

$1,798 with 16-50mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Focus points Many more focus points
Size Significantly larger

discussion

Nikon D7000
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SLT A57
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