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Advantages of the Nikon D7000

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Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
1050 shots vs 410 shots
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More than 2.5x more shots per battery charge
Lens availability
Significantly more lenses available
230 lenses vs 126 lenses
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More than 80% more lenses available
Storage slots
Has more storage slots
2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Built-in focus motor
Has a built-in focus motor
Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Size
Smaller
132×105×77 mm vs 143×104×81 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Thickness
Significantly thinner
3" vs 3.2"
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Cheaper
$601.90 vs $1,198.00
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The best price we've seen is $596 cheaper (around 50% less)
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Advantages of the Sony A77 II

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Movie format
Higher frame rate movies
1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 24fps
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Both shoot Full HD (1080p) video, but D7000 does so at a lower frame rate
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
12 fps vs 6 fps
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2x faster continuous shooting
True resolution
Much higher true resolution
24.7 MP vs 16.1 MP
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Capture more than 50% more detail in your photos
Viewfinder size
Significantly larger viewfinder
0.71x vs 0.62x
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More than 30% larger viewfinder
Focus points
Significantly more focus points
79 vs 39
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
1,228k dots vs 920k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Weight
Lighter
647 g vs 780 g
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Around 20% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
              Shoot in extreme weather
              External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Autofocus Both use faster phase detection autofocus Help
              fast and accurate
              Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
              100%
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/8000 of a second
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              D70003"
              A77 II3.2"
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              D70006,400 ISO
              A77 II25,600 ISO
              Screen size Very small screens Help
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