Updated (February, 2014): Compare the Sony Alpha A6000 vs Sony NEX-7n

Sony Alpha A6000

Winner
Sony Alpha A6000

100

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Sony NEX-7

77

Sony NEX-7

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha A6000

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Many focus points
Focus points
179
 

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX-7

Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Size
Really small
Compact 111x59x38 mm
 

differences

Advantages of the Sony A6000

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Focus points
Many more focus points
179 vs 25
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Low light performance
Lower noise at high ISO
1,347 ISO vs 1,016 ISO
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The A6000 has a slight edge (0.4 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
25,600 ISO vs 16,000 ISO
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The A6000's maximum light sensitivity is 0.7 f-stops better
Weight
Lighter
285 g vs 350 g
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Around 20% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$444.00 vs $729.84
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The best price we've seen is $286 cheaper (around 40% less)
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Advantages of the Sony NEX-7

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Size
Smaller
111x59x38 mm vs 120x67x45 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
13.4 EV vs 13.1 EV
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0.3 f-stops more dynamic range
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
430 shots vs 420 shots
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Almost the same
Thickness
Thinner
1.5" vs 1.8"
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Around 20% thinner
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recommendations

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

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              similarities

              Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

              Common Strengths
              Overall image quality Good image quality Help
              A6000:82.0
              NEX-7:81.0
              External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Dynamic range Good dynamic range Help
              A6000:13.1 EV
              NEX-7:13.4 EV
              True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
              24 MP
              Color depth Good color depth Help
              24.1 bits
              Supports 24p 24p support Help
              For that film look
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              A6000:420 shots
              NEX-7:430 shots
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensors Help
              Avoids dust in your photos
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              30 seconds
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $298 - $350 with 16-50mm lens

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Sony Alpha A5100

              Sony Alpha A5100

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $348 body only

              $498 with 16-50mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Autofocus Focuses automatically
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Sony A7

              Sony A7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,298 - $2,098 body only

              $1,598 with 28-70mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $587 body only

              $968 with 16-50mm lens

              External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $599 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Viewfinder Has higher quality type of viewfinder
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $478 - $529 body only

              $598 - $798 with 14-42mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $897 - $1,097 body only

              $1,197 with 18-140mm lens

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Sony Alpha A6000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus OM-D E-M10

              Olympus OM-D E-M10

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $550 - $600 body only

              $699 - $700 with 14-42mm lens

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Low light performance More noise at high ISO
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Sony NEX-7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony NEX-5N

              Sony NEX-5N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $299 - $689 body only

              $803 with 16-50mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Sony Alpha NEX-5

              Sony Alpha NEX-5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $473 body only

              $398 - $527 with 16-50mm lens

              Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
              Weight Lighter
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Viewfinder No viewfinder

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              Avatar for iphoto27 iphoto27 (6:13 PM, April 24, 2014)
              This camera would be nice for people that are too lazy to learn photography & rely on the camera to AF and do all the work for them.

              This is a must for legal blinded people to shoot and get sharp images like some of the claimed pro photographers that shoot RAW and correct mistakes in Photoshop.

              Making a camera that even a 4 years child can take pictures like a professional.


              Canon & Nikon will soon copy.

              Way to go Sony!
               
              Avatar for andyken andyken (5:22 PM, March 04, 2014)
              Very exciting new camera. A few corrections: A6000 has better phase detect/hybrid focus vs contrast detect on nex 7. NO nex or Sony e-mount camera has built in image stabilisation - Snapsort seems to list half the nex range as having ois and half as not having it, no E-mount cameras do! BionzX is a big improvement in image processing, but Snapsort don't seem to have a category for that. Both cameras have self cleaning sensors. No way would Sony release a non-sensor cleaning interchangeable lens camera.