Sony NEX 7 vs Sigma SD1

Sony NEX-7
Sigma SD1

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 7

Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1200 ms startup delay
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

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

galleries

Explore our gallery of 2 sample photos taken by the Sigma SD1.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony NEX-7.

competitors

Sony NEX-7 Competitors

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$626 - $648 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Focus points Significantly more focus points
Size Slightly larger
Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$549 body only

$700 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points More focus points
Weight Slightly lighter
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$948 - $998 body only

$1,091 - $1,148 with 16-50mm lens

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Focus points Many more focus points
Size Slightly larger

Sigma SD1 Competitors

Sigma sd Quattro

Sigma sd Quattro

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$750 - $799 body only

$999 - $1,000 with 30mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Live view Has live view
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Sigma sd Quattro H

Sigma sd Quattro H

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,199 body only

$1,720 with 30mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Live view Has live view
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Nikon D500

Nikon D500

Pro DSLR

$1,699 - $1,997 body only

$2,597 with 16-80mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Built-in flash No built-in flash

discussion

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