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
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
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

$449 - $548 body only

$547 - $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

$550 body only

Focus points More focus points
Weight Slightly lighter
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Sony Alpha ILC-3000

Sony Alpha ILC-3000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Weight Slightly lighter
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies

Sigma SD1 Competitors

Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$869 body only

$867 with 18-55mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Startup delay Much less startup delay
Weight Heavier
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,178 - $1,399 body only

$1,799 with 24-105mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder coverage Less viewfinder coverage
Sigma sd Quattro

Sigma sd Quattro

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$750 - $799 body only

$999 with 30mm lens

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

discussion

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