Updated (September 2010): Compare the Nikon D7000 vs Sony Alpha NEX-5

Nikon D7000 vs Sony Alpha NEX-5

Winner
Nikon D7000

57

Sony Alpha NEX-5

41

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
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.9 EV
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-5

Size
Really small
Compact (111×59×38 mm)
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Thickness
Thin
1.5"
Weight
Light-weight
287 g

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D7000.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha NEX-5.

competitors

Nikon D7000 Competitors

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$598 - $697 body only

$997 - $1,069 with 18-105mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$779 - $997 body only

$1,109 - $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
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$396 - $597 body only

$466 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage

Sony Alpha NEX-5 Competitors

Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$691 body only

$887 with 16-50mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Overall image quality Better image quality
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Sony Alpha NEX-3

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$398 body only

$380 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Thickness Slightly thinner
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$348 body only

$365 - $379 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

discussion

Nikon D7000
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