Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Sigma SD1 vs Sony NEX-7n

Sony NEX-7

Sony NEX-7

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Sigma SD1

Sigma SD1

     

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX-7

Really small
Size
Compact 111x59x38 mm
High true resolution
True resolution
24 MP
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1200 ms startup delay
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Sigma SD1

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Badge
Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
 

differences

Advantages of the Sigma SD1

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Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Yes vs No
Help
Sealed to shoot in the rain
Lens availability
More lenses available
60 lenses vs 21 lenses
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Around 3x more lenses available
Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Digital
Help
Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
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Advantages of the Sony NEX-7

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Startup delay
Much less startup delay
1200 ms vs 4500 ms
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3.7x less delay when turning on
Size
Much smaller
111x59x38 mm vs 146x113x80 mm
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5.3x smaller
Movie format
Shoots movies
1080p @ 60fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
Autofocus
Video autofocus
Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
Help
Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
24 MP vs 15.4 MP
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Capture around 60% more detail in your photos
Shutter lag
Significantly less shutter lag
223 ms vs 382 ms
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More than 40% less delay when taking photos
Live view
Has live view
Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
Weight
Significantly lighter
350 g vs 706 g
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2x lighter
Viewfinder coverage
Better viewfinder coverage
100% vs 98%
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Almost the same
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 5 fps
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2x faster continuous shooting
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.5" vs 3.1"
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2.1x thinner
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
16,000 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The NEX-7's maximum light sensitivity is 1.3 f-stops better
Focus points
Slightly more focus points
25 vs 11
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Lowest price
Cheaper
$709.56 vs $1,142.53
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The best price we've seen is $433 cheaper (around 40% less)
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similarities

Compared to recent digital cameras

Common Strengths
Sensor size Large sensors Help
SD1:APS-C 23.5x15.7mm
NEX-7:APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
Interchangeable lenses Both support interchangeable lenses, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
Many lenses to choose from
Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
Better editing
True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
SD1:15.4 MP
NEX-7:24 MP
External flash Support external flash Help
Better lighting
Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
SD1:Pentaprism
NEX-7:Digital
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Common Weaknesses
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$896 - $897 body only

$1,197 with 18-140mm lens

Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$697 body only

$599 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$999 - $1,499 body only

$1,099 - $1,978 with 28-135mm lens

Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$679 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
Lens availability Much more lenses available
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$309 - $527 body only

$389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
Lens availability Much more lenses available
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$999 body only

$1,129 - $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier

Sigma SD1 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D800

Nikon D800

Pro DSLR

$4,210 with 28-300mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Movie format Shoots movies
Weight Significantly heavier
Size Larger
Sigma SD15

Sigma SD15

Entry-level DSLR

$799 body only

Size Slightly smaller
Lowest price Cheaper
Weather sealed No weather sealing
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$385 body only

$429 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Movie format Shoots movies
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Viewfinder coverage Less viewfinder coverage
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,519 - $1,899 body only

$2,399 - $2,499 with 24-105mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Movie format Shoots movies
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Viewfinder coverage Less viewfinder coverage

Sony NEX-7 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$448 body only

$598 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Focus points Many more focus points
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Size Slightly larger
Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$619 body only

Focus points Significantly more focus points
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony A7

Sony A7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,298 - $2,098 body only

$1,598 with 28-70mm lens

Autofocus Faster video autofocus
Weather sealed Weather sealed
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Size Larger
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX-5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$299 - $689 body only

$803 with 16-50mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$473 body only

$398 with 16-50mm lens

Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
Weight Lighter
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

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