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

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Reasons to buy the Sony NEX-7

Size
Really small
Compact 111x59x38 mm
True resolution
High true resolution
24 MP
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1200 ms startup delay
 

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
 
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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
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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
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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
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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 $809.00 vs $1,342.86
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The best price we've seen is $534 cheaper (around 40% less)
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similarities

Compared to recent digital cameras

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
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
True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
SD1:15.4 MP
NEX-7:24 MP
Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
Better editing
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
Lowest price Very expensive Help
SD1:$1,342.86
NEX-7:$809.00
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$698 - $700 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Has image stabilization
Focus points Has much more focus points
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$625 body only

$886 with 55-200mm lens

Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
Lens availability Much more lenses available
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$947 body only

$1,247 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 - $747 body only

$629 - $847 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
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$497 body only

$597 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 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$699 - $899 body only

$959 - $999 with 18-135mm lens

Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier

Sigma SD1 Competitors

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Disadvantages

Nikon D800

Nikon D800

Pro DSLR

$2,446 - $2,891 body only

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Movie format Shoots movies
Weight Significantly heavier
Size Larger
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,495 - $1,899 body only

$2,299 - $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
Nikon D610

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,597 - $1,875 body only

$1,997 - $2,040 with 24-85mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Movie format Shoots movies
Weight Slightly heavier
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$439 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Movie format Shoots movies
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Viewfinder coverage Less viewfinder coverage
Sigma DP3 Merrill

Sigma DP3 Merrill

Digicam

$538 - $729

Size Significantly smaller
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only

Sony NEX-7 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$574 body only

$749 - $759 with 16-50mm lens

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

$1,498 - $2,098 body only

$1,770 - $1,798 with 28-70mm lens

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

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$473 body only

$436 - $527 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
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX-5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$495 - $689 body only

$635 with 18-55mm 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
Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$236 body only

$315 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

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