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

Sony NEX-7

Winner
Sony NEX-7

55

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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
 
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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 $600.00 vs $1,074.39
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The best price we've seen is $474 cheaper (more than 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 Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
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
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
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
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 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 Support 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
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              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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

              $311 - $400 with 22mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              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

              $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
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,049 - $1,150 body only

              $200 - $1,249 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Boutique

              $1,299

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Sigma DP2 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sigma DP3 Merrill

              Sigma DP3 Merrill

              Digicam

              $566 - $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
              Ricoh GR

              Ricoh GR

              Boutique

              $678 - $697

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Sigma DP2s

              Sigma DP2s

              Boutique

              Sigma DP2 Quattro

              Sigma DP2 Quattro

              Boutique

              $999

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Fujifilm X-M1

              Fujifilm X-M1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $499 body only

              $530 - $600 with 16-50mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Weight Slightly heavier

              Sony NEX-7 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $648 body only

              $798 with 16-50mm lens

              Focus points Many more focus points
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $399 - $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 Alpha NEX-5

              Sony Alpha NEX-5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $498 with 16-50mm lens

              Startup delay Less startup delay
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Sony NEX-5N

              Sony NEX-5N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $570 with 18-55mm 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 NEX-5T

              Sony NEX-5T

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $348 body only

              $498 - $500 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

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