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Nikon D7000

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Nikon D7000

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Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A900

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.74x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
True resolution
High true resolution
24.4 MP
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.9 EV
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon D7000

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Live view Has live view Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
Movie format Shoots movies 1080p @ 24fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
Lens availability Much more lenses available 205 lenses vs 82 lenses
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2.5x more lenses available
Autofocus Video autofocus Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Dynamic range More dynamic range 13.9 EV vs 12.3 EV
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1.6 f-stops more dynamic range
Focus points More focus points 39 vs 19
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Cross type focus points More cross-type focus points 9 vs 1
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Size Significantly smaller 132x105x77 mm vs 156x117x82 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 6 fps vs 5 fps
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20% faster continuous shooting
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality 80.0 vs 79.0
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Almost the same
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
Battery life Longer battery life 1050 shots vs 880 shots
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Around 20% more shots per battery charge
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay 400 ms vs 500 ms
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20% less delay when turning on
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $624.95 vs $3,873.44
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The best price we've seen is $3,248 cheaper (6.2x less)
Built-in flash Built-in flash Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Thickness Thinner 3" vs 3.2"
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Around 10% thinner
Weight Lighter 780 g vs 895 g
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More than 10% lighter
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
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Advantages of the Sony DSLR-A900

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Image stabilization Image stabilization Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder 0.74x vs 0.62x
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More than 40% larger viewfinder
Sensor size Much larger sensor Full frame 35.9x24.0mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.6mm
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Around 2.5x larger sensor
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 24.4 MP vs 16.1 MP
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Capture more than 50% more detail in your photos
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 1,431 ISO vs 1,167 ISO
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The DSLR-A900 has a slight edge (0.3 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 183 ms vs 238 ms
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More than 20% less delay when taking photos
Color depth Better color depth 23.7 bits vs 23.5 bits
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Distinguishes 0.2 more bits of color
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
              Shoot in extreme weather
              Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
              Pentaprism
              Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
              100%
              Storage slots Multiple storage slots Help
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              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/8000 of a second
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              D7000:6,400 ISO
              DSLR-A900:1,600 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $874 - $947 body only

              $1,247 with 18-140mm lens

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $599 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $517 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Weight Is significantly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Nikon D700

              Nikon D700

              Pro DSLR

              $4,337 body only

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Focus points Has slightly more focus points
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D610

              Nikon D610

              Pro DSLR

              $1,597 body only

              $1,997 - $2,040 with 24-85mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $448 body only

              $598 - $700 with 16-50mm lens

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,495 - $1,899 body only

              $2,299 - $2,499 with 24-105mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots

              Nikon D7000 Competitors

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              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 body only

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Weather sealed No weather sealing
              Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $1,000 body only

              $959 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 - $1,048 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $439 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
              Weather sealed No weather sealing
              Focus points Significantly fewer focus points

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              Sony SLT-A99

              Sony SLT-A99

              Pro DSLR

              $1,998 body only

              $2,596 - $3,198 with 28-75mm lens

              Live view Has live view
              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Sony Alpha DSLR-A850

              Sony Alpha DSLR-A850

              Pro DSLR

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Viewfinder coverage Less viewfinder coverage
              Sony A7

              Sony A7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,298 - $2,098 body only

              $1,598 - $1,770 with 28-70mm lens

              Live view Has live view
              Focus points Many more focus points
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

              Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

              Entry-level DSLR

              Lens availability More lenses available
              Size Smaller
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Low light performance More noise at high ISO

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