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

Sony NEX-7

Winner
Sony NEX-7

54

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Sigma DP2

30

Sigma DP2

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX-7

High true resolution
True resolution
24 MP
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Sigma DP2

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
 

differences

Advantages of the Sigma DP2

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Weight
Lighter
280 g vs 350 g
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20% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$469.00 vs $729.84
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The best price we've seen is $261 cheaper (around 40% less)
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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 60fps vs 320 x 240
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
True resolution
Much higher true resolution
24 MP vs 4.6 MP
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Capture more than 5x more detail in your photos
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Screen size
Much larger screen
3.0" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 3 fps
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Around 3.5x faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
16,000 ISO vs 800 ISO
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The NEX-7's maximum light sensitivity is 4.3 f-stops better
Size
Smaller
111x59x38 mm vs 113x60x56 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Sensor size
Larger sensor
APS-C 23.5x15.6mm vs Sigma X3 20.7x13.8mm
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Around 30% larger sensor
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Thickness
Thinner
1.5" vs 2.2"
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More than 30% thinner
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 15s
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2x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              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 Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $448 body only

              $598 - $600 with 16-50mm lens

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Focus points Has much more focus points
              Samsung NX300

              Samsung NX300

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $399 - $520 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $478 - $563 body only

              $590 - $798 with 14-42mm lens

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $625 body only

              $679 - $1,025 with 18-55mm lens

              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              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 DP2s

              Sigma DP2s

              Boutique

              $596

              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Ricoh GR

              Ricoh GR

              Boutique

              $453 - $697

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Sigma DP3 Merrill

              Sigma DP3 Merrill

              Digicam

              $485 - $799

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

              Sigma DP1

              Boutique

              $550 - $799

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Sigma DP2X

              Sigma DP2X

              Boutique

              $699

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Lowest price More expensive

              Sony NEX-7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $641 body only

              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 A7

              Sony A7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,298 - $2,098 body only

              $1,598 with 28-70mm lens

              Autofocus Faster video autofocus
              Weather sealed Weather sealed
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Sony NEX-5N

              Sony NEX-5N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $299 - $689 body only

              $803 with 16-50mm 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
              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $298 - $600 with 16-50mm lens

              Weight Lighter
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Sony Alpha A5100

              Sony Alpha A5100

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $348 body only

              $498 - $650 with 16-50mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Focus points Many more focus points
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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