Sony NEX-7 vs Sigma SD1

Sony NEX-7
Sigma SD1

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX-7

Really small
Size
Compact (111×59×38 mm)
High true resolution
True resolution
24 MP
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1200 ms startup delay
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

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
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second

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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
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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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
111×59×38 mm vs 146×113×80 mm
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5.3x smaller
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Autofocus
Video autofocus
Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Movie format
Shoots movies
1080p @ 60fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
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
Shutter lag
Significantly less shutter lag
223 ms vs 382 ms
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More than 40% less delay when taking photos
True resolution
Higher true resolution
24 MP vs 15.4 MP
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Capture around 60% more detail in your photos
Viewfinder coverage
Better viewfinder coverage
100% vs 98%
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Almost the same
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
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.5" vs 3.1"
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2.1x thinner
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 5 fps
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2x faster continuous shooting
Lens availability
More lenses available
62 lenses vs 37 lenses
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Around 70% more lenses available
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 2.6 f-stops better
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$659.95 vs $1,999.00
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The best price we've seen is $1,339 cheaper (3x less)
Focus points
Slightly more focus points
25 vs 11
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Set focus accurately within the frame
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similarities

Compared to recent digital cameras

Common Strengths
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
External flash Each supports an external flash Help
Better lighting
Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
SD1Pentaprism
NEX-7Digital
Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
SD11/8000s
NEX-71/4000s
Common Weaknesses
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Lens availability Few lenses available Help
SD137 lenses
NEX-762 lenses
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$799 - $999 body only

$900 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Sony A7R

Sony A7R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,679 - $1,898 body only

$2,279 with 28-70mm lens

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$405 - $497 body only

$479 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
Lens availability Much more lenses available
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Sony SLT-A77

Sony SLT A77

Pro DSLR

$1,099 body only

$1,499 with 18-135mm lens

Image stabilization Has image stabilization
Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,249 - $1,398 body only

$1,900 - $2,741 with 35-100mm lens

Movie format Records very high quality movies
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

Sigma SD1 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$713 - $797 body only

$948 - $1,097 with 18-140mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Nikon D800

Nikon D800

Pro DSLR

$2,285 body only

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Autofocus Video autofocus
Size Larger
Weight Significantly heavier
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,240 - $2,499 body only

$2,800 - $3,099 with 24-105mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Weight Heavier
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Nikon D610

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,174 - $1,497 body only

$1,649 - $1,997 with 24-85mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Autofocus Video autofocus
Weight Slightly heavier
Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
Sigma SD15

Sigma SD15

Entry-level DSLR

$599 body only

Size Slightly smaller
Lowest price Significantly cheaper
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

Sony NEX-7 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$698 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

$549 body only

$849 with 16-50mm lens

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

Sony A7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,098 - $1,698 body only

$1,398 with 28-70mm lens

Autofocus Faster video autofocus
Weather sealed Weather sealed
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Size Larger
Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$448 body only

$589 - $598 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Touch screen Has a touch screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$274 body only

$448 with 16-50mm lens

Weight Lighter
Lowest price Cheaper
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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