Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Sigma DP2 vs Sony NEX-7n

Sony NEX-7

Winner
Sony NEX-7

55

vs

Sigma DP2

30

Sigma DP2

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX-7

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
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Sigma DP2

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
 
Differences | Recommendations | Cast your vote | Similarities | Competitors | Appearance | Discussion

differences

Advantages of the Sigma DP2

Report a correction
Lowest price Cheaper $509.00 vs $1,099.99
Help
The best price we've seen is $591 cheaper (2.2x less)
Weight Lighter 280 g vs 350 g
Help
20% lighter
Sigma DP2 Learn more about
the Sigma DP2

Advantages of the Sony NEX-7

Report a correction
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 60fps vs 320 x 240
Help
Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
True resolution Much higher true resolution 24 MP vs 4.6 MP
Help
Capture more than 5x more detail in your photos
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 230k dots
Help
More than 4x higher resolution screen
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.5"
Help
More than 20% larger screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
Help
Get that real film feel
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
Help
Record high quality audio with an external microphone
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
Help
Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
Help
Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
Help
Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
Help
Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 16,000 ISO vs 800 ISO
Help
The NEX-7's maximum light sensitivity is 4.3 f-stops better
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses Yes vs No
Help
Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 3 fps
Help
Around 3.5x faster continuous shooting
Size Smaller 111x59x38 mm vs 113x60x56 mm
Help
More than 30% smaller
Sensor size Larger sensor APS-C 23.5x15.6mm vs Sigma X3 20.7x13.8mm
Help
Around 30% larger sensor
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Digital vs None
Help
A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Thickness Thinner 1.5" vs 2.2"
Help
More than 30% thinner
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 15s
Help
2x longer exposures
Sony NEX-7 Learn more about
the Sony NEX-7
vs

recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digital cameras, and ignoring price

Snapsort Recommends
Sigma DP2 Sigma DP2 30
Retailer
    Style
      Color
        You save

        vs

        55 Sony NEX-7 Sony NEX-7
        Retailer
          Style
            Color
              You save

              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Sensor size Large sensors Help
              DP2:Sigma X3 20.7x13.8mm
              NEX-7:APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

              dxomark

              DXOMark

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $648 body only

              $798 with 16-50mm lens

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Focus points Has much more focus points
              Sony A7

              Sony A7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,498 - $2,298 body only

              $1,798 - $1,998 with 28-70mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Canon EOS M

              Canon EOS M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $304 body only

              $298 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Sony Alpha NEX-5

              Sony Alpha NEX-5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $498 - $975 with 16-50mm lens

              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $479 - $598

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Sensor size Has a marginally smaller sensor

              Sigma DP2 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sigma DP3 Merrill

              Sigma DP3 Merrill

              Digicam

              $544 - $649

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Sigma DP1

              Sigma DP1

              Boutique

              $513 - $699

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Boutique

              $1,299

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Sigma DP2X

              Sigma DP2X

              Boutique

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1

              Boutique

              $2,798

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Lowest price Much more expensive
              Size Larger

              Sony NEX-7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $480 - $748 body only

              $500 - $779 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 NEX-5T

              Sony NEX-5T

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $498 - $520 with 16-50mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Focus points Significantly more focus points
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony NEX-5N

              Sony NEX-5N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-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

              appearance

              Sigma DP2 Sony NEX-7
              Sigma DP2 Sony NEX-7
              Sigma DP2 Sony NEX-7

              discussion

              Sigma DP2
              DP2
              Sigma

              Report a correction
              Sony NEX-7
              NEX-7
              Sony

              Report a correction

              Showing 0 comments