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
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus 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
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

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

$450 - $498 body only

$579 - $598 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

$761 body only

Focus points More focus points
Weight Slightly lighter
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$398 body only

$498 with 16-50mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Autofocus Faster autofocus
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

Sigma SD1 Competitors

Nikon D800

Nikon D800

Pro DSLR

$2,495 body only

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Size Slightly larger
Sigma sd Quattro

Sigma sd Quattro

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$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
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$723 body only

$799 - $899 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Lens availability Much more lenses available
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder

discussion

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