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

Sony Alpha A6000

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Sony Alpha A6000

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Sony NEX-7

84

Sony NEX-7

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Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha A6000

True resolution
High true resolution
24.3 MP
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
Focus points
Many focus points
179
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
 

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX-7

True resolution
High true resolution
24 MP
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
 
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differences

Advantages of the Sony A6000

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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
Lowest price Cheaper $648.00 vs $1,156.49
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The best price we've seen is $508 cheaper (more than 40% less)
Weight Lighter 285 g vs 350 g
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Around 20% lighter
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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
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Size Smaller 111x59x38 mm vs 120x67x45 mm
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More than 30% smaller
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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              similarities

              Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Overall image quality Good image quality Help
              A6000:82.0
              NEX-7:81.0
              True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
              A6000:24.3 MP
              NEX-7:24 MP
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Dynamic range Good dynamic range Help
              A6000:13.1 EV
              NEX-7:13.4 EV
              Color depth Good color depth Help
              24.1 bits
              Supports 24p 24p support Help
              For that film look
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              A6000:420 shots
              NEX-7:430 shots
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              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
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $399 - $748 body only

              $500 - $779 with 16-50mm lens

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              True resolution Takes significantly lower resolution photos
              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $498 - $499 with 16-50mm lens

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Sony A7

              Sony A7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,498 - $2,298 body only

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

              Low light performance Is significantly 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 significantly more expensive
              Olympus OM-D E-M10

              Olympus OM-D E-M10

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $649 body only

              $749 with 14-42mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $747 body only

              $847 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
              Sony NEX-5T

              Sony NEX-5T

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $349 body only

              $498 - $520 with 16-50mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448 - $499

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash

              Sony Alpha A6000 Competitors

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              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $798 - $799

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

              Sony NEX-7 Competitors

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              Canon EOS M

              Canon EOS M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $300 body only

              $311 - $400 with 22mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Sony Alpha NEX-5

              Sony Alpha NEX-5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $498 - $1,020 with 16-50mm lens

              Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              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.