Updated (September 2010): Compare the Nikon D7000 vs Sony SLT-A55

Nikon D7000 vs Sony SLT A55

Winner
Nikon D7000

100

Sony SLT-A55

91

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,167 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
80.0
Great color depth
Color depth
23.5 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.9 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A55

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.72x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D7000.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony SLT-A55.

competitors

Nikon D7000 Competitors

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$629 - $679 body only

$919 with 18-140mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Battery life Shorter battery life
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$445 - $597 body only

$519 - $529 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$759 - $797 body only

$1,047 - $1,097 with 18-140mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies

Sony SLT-A55 Competitors

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$944 with 10-24mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony SLT-A65

Sony SLT A65

Entry-level DSLR

$1,098 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Larger
Sony SLT-A68

Sony SLT-A68

Boutique

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

discussion

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Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (1:18 PM, July 04, 2011)
These are both great cameras. You should be able to do panoramic photos and HDR shots with the Nikon D7000, you will just have to do it in post production, unlike the Sony SLR-A55 which does that all in camera. 

My suggestion would be to go with the Nikon D7000, it is a solid camera that will last you for years. If you are looking for a camera with a lot of toys then the Sony SLR-A55 is your camera, you could also use the $500 you could save with the Sony to buy a good lens off of LenHero.com.
Good luck.
 
sampit (8:19 AM, July 01, 2011)
Guys..need your help to make a decision here...

I currently have Olympus Pen series camera, and now I'm planning to buy a new camera for general purposes. My options are Nikon D7000 and Sony SLT-A55. What do you think?

I'm in full dilemma here, I'm sure that D7000 Nikon is a better choice, however, I love the function of Panoramic, video autofocus, and HDR, which D7000 don't have. Need your full feedback here, please help. Thanx.