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

Nikon D7000 vs Sony SLT A55

Winner
Nikon D7000

82

Sony SLT-A55

76

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.9 EV
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
 

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 D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$879 - $1,097 body only

$1,397 with 18-140mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$729 - $797 body only

$1,097 - $1,594 with 18-105mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Battery life Shorter battery life
Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$544 - $747 body only

$599 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder

Sony SLT-A55 Competitors

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$498 - $666 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sony SLT A57

Sony SLT A57

Entry-level DSLR

$608 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
GPS No built-in GPS
Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$998 body only

$1,148 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder

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.