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

Nikon D7000 vs Sony Alpha NEX-5

Winner
Nikon D7000

59

Sony Alpha NEX-5

42

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.9 EV
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

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

$697 - $699 body only

$997 with 18-105mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$396 - $597 body only

$469 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$781 - $997 body only

$1,100 - $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

Sony Alpha NEX-5 Competitors

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$437 body only

$370 - $379 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Olympus PEN E-PL8

Olympus PEN E-PL8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$549 - $550 body only

$649 - $650 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Weight Slightly heavier
Sony NEX-7

Sony NEX 7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$516 body only

$802 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Startup delay Slightly more startup delay

discussion

Nikon D7000
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