Updated (February, 2013): Compare the Nikon D7100 vs Sony SLT-A77

Nikon D7000

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Nikon D7000

83

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Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

55

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
1,167 ISO
Overall image quality
Great image quality
80.0
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 24fps
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.9 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
180 ms shutter lag
Storage slots
More storage slots
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Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
 
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Advantages of the Nikon D7000

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Movie format Shoots movies 1080p @ 24fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO 1,167 ISO vs 581 ISO
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The D7000 has excellent image quality 1 f-stop higher ISO than the DSLR-A700
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality 80.0 vs 66.0
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More than 20% better image quality
Live view Has live view Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
Dynamic range More dynamic range 13.9 EV vs 11.9 EV
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2 f-stops more dynamic range
Weather sealed Weather sealed Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Color depth Better color depth 23.5 bits vs 22.3 bits
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Distinguishes 1.2 more bits of color
Focus points Many more focus points 39 vs 11
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Autofocus Video autofocus Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Battery life Much longer battery life 1050 shots vs 650 shots
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More than 60% more shots per battery charge
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available 205 lenses vs 123 lenses
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Around 70% more lenses available
Cross type focus points Significantly more cross-type focus points 9 vs 1
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Grab focus in difficult situations
True resolution Higher true resolution 16.1 MP vs 12.2 MP
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Capture more than 30% more detail in your photos
Viewfinder coverage Significantly better viewfinder coverage 100% vs 95%
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Around 10% better viewfinder coverage
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The D7000's boost ISO is 2 f-stops better
Size Significantly smaller 132x105x77 mm vs 142x105x80 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder 0.62x vs 0.59x
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More than 10% larger viewfinder
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 6 fps vs 5 fps
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20% faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The D7000's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay 400 ms vs 600 ms
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More than 30% less delay when turning on
Thickness Thinner 3" vs 3.1"
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Almost the same
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor APS-C 23.6x15.6mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Sony DSLR-A700

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Image stabilization Image stabilization Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 180 ms vs 238 ms
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More than 20% less delay when taking photos
Weight Slightly lighter 768 g vs 780 g
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Almost the same
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        55 Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

        similarities

        Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
        Pentaprism
        Storage slots Multiple storage slots Help
        2
        Fastest shutter speed Very fast max shutter speeds Help
        1/8000 of a second
        Weight Heavy Help
        D7000:780 g
        DSLR-A700:768 g
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Size Large Help
        D7000:132x105x77 mm
        DSLR-A700:142x105x80 mm
        True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
        D7000:16.1 MP
        DSLR-A700:12.2 MP
        Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        D7000:6,400 ISO
        DSLR-A700:1,600 ISO
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Autofocus Lacks video autofocus Help
        D7000:Contrast detection
        DSLR-A700:None
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        Movie format One shoots movies Help
        D7000:1080p @ 24fps
        DSLR-A700:None

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon D7100

        Nikon D7100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $1,147 body only

        $1,447 with 18-140mm lens

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
        Nikon D5200

        Nikon D5200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $647 body only

        $747 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
        Canon EOS 60D

        Canon EOS 60D

        Pro DSLR

        $699 - $871 body only

        $999 - $1,052 with 18-135mm lens

        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
        Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
        Size Is significantly larger
        Nikon D90

        Nikon D90

        Entry-level DSLR

        $629 - $700 body only

        $848 - $850 with 18-105mm lens

        Weight Is slightly lighter
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
        Canon EOS 70D

        Canon EOS 70D

        Pro DSLR

        $1,099 - $1,231 body only

        $1,249 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
        Nikon D5100

        Nikon D5100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $449 - $520 body only

        $545 - $696 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $497 - $580 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
        Size Is significantly smaller
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Storage slots Has fewer storage slots

        Nikon D7000 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Nikon D5300

        Nikon D5300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $783 - $797 body only

        $881 - $897 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Higher frame rate movies
        Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
        Battery life Much shorter battery life
        Weather sealed No weather sealing
        Canon EOS 7D

        Canon EOS 7D

        Pro DSLR

        $1,299 body only

        $1,599 - $1,999 with 18-135mm lens

        Cross type focus points Significantly more cross-type focus points
        Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
        Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
        Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO

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        Disadvantages

        Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

        Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

        Entry-level DSLR

        Movie format Shoots movies
        Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
        Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
        Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
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        Konica Minolta Dynax 7D

        Pro DSLR

        Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
        Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
        Color depth Worse color depth
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Sony SLT-A65

        Sony SLT A65

        Entry-level DSLR

        $498 - $499 body only

        $798 - $998 with 18-135mm lens

        Movie format Shoots movies
        Live view Has live view
        Startup delay Much more startup delay
        Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
        Sony SLT-A55

        Sony SLT-A55

        Entry-level DSLR

        $1,073 body only

        $1,075 - $1,165 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Shoots movies
        Live view Has live view
        Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
        Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

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        Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (2:30 PM, May 06, 2013)
        Thanks for pointing that out, we will have that fixed up soon
         
        Ehsan (6:07 AM, May 05, 2013)
        You put an A200 pics instead of A700!!! Front view image belongs to A200!!