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

Nikon D7000 vs Sony Alpha NEX-5

Winner
Nikon D7000

52

Sony Alpha NEX-5

36

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Built-in focus motor
Badge
Autofocuses with more lenses
 

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

$711 body only

$1,097 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Screen size Larger screen
Battery life Shorter battery life
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$445 body only

$500 - $514 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
GPS Has a GPS
Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$326 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Weight Significantly lighter
Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage

Sony Alpha NEX-5 Competitors

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 NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Startup delay More startup delay
Sony NEX C3

Sony NEX C3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$717 body only

$300 with 18-55mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Movie format Lower resolution movies

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Nikon D7000
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