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Advantages of the Sony A5100

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Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Focus points
More focus points
179 vs 25
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Weight
Lighter
224 g vs 350 g
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Around 40% lighter
True resolution
Slightly higher true resolution
24.7 MP vs 24 MP
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$362.87 vs $736.89
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The best price we've seen is $374 cheaper (2x less)
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1.4" vs 1.5"
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Around 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Sony NEX 7

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Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
10 fps vs 6 fps
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
430 shots vs 400 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
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              similarities

              Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

              Common Strengths
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              Size Fairly small Help
              A5100110×63×36 mm
              NEX 7111×59×38 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              A51001.4"
              NEX 71.5"
              Weight Light weight Help
              A5100224 g
              NEX 7350 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A5100$362.87
              NEX 7$736.89
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              Common Weaknesses
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 60fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              A510012,800 ISO
              NEX 716,000 ISO
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Lens availability Few lenses available Help
              62 lenses
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              921k dots

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