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

Nikon D7000 vs Sony SLT A55

Winner
Nikon D7000

83

Sony SLT-A55

76

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

Great color depth
Color depth
23.5 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.9 EV
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

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

$788 - $997 body only

$1,076 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$685 - $697 body only

$997 - $1,100 with 18-140mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Battery life Shorter battery life
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$597 body only

$478 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder

Sony SLT-A55 Competitors

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$598 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony SLT A57

Sony SLT A57

Entry-level DSLR

$900 with 18-135mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
GPS No built-in GPS
Sony SLT A37

Sony SLT A37

Entry-level DSLR

$600 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
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.