General

Sony NEX-7 Sony NEX C3
Brand
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Sony Sony
Lowest price
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$749.00 $766.03
Announced
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August, 2011 June, 2011

Sensor

Type
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CMOS CMOS
Size
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APS-C 23.5x15.6mm APS-C 23.4x15.6mm
Crop factor
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1.5x 1.5x
Megapixels
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24 MP 16 MP
Light sensitivity
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16,000 ISO 12,800 ISO
Light sensitivity (boost)
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Unknown Unknown
Sensor cleaning
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Yes Yes

Sensor (Advanced)

True resolution
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24 MP 16 MP
Native resolution
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6000 x 4000 4912 x 3264
Pixel size
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15.3 µm² 22.8 µm²

Screen

Type
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LCD LCD
Size
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3.0" 3.0"
Resolution
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921k dots 921k dots
Touch screen
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No No
Flips out
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Yes Yes
Live view
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Yes Yes

Lenses

Lens availability
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21 lenses 21 lenses
Lens focus motor
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Yes Yes
Lens mount
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Sony E Sony E

Form factor

Size
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111x59x38 mm 110x60x33 mm
Depth
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1.5" 1.3"
Weight
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350 g 225 g
Interchangeable lenses
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Yes Yes
Waterproof
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No No
Weather sealed
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No No

Viewfinder

Type
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Digital None
Viewfinder size
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Unknown n/a
Coverage
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100% n/a

Movies

Format
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1080p @ 60fps 720p @ 30fps
Supports 24p
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Yes No
High-speed framerate
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None None
External mic jack
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Yes No
Autofocus
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Contrast detection Contrast detection
Continuous focus
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Yes Yes
All formats
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1080p @ 24fps
480p @ 30fps
1440 x 1080 @ 30fps
1080p @ 60fps
720p @ 30fps

Features

Panorama
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Yes Yes
HDR
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Yes Yes
3D
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Yes Yes
Image stabilization
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None Lens
Supports RAW
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Yes Yes
GPS
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No No

Performance

Startup delay
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1200 ms 1200 ms
Shutter lag
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223 ms 430 ms
Battery life
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430 shots 400 shots
Continuous shooting
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10 fps 5.5 fps

Focus system

Autofocus
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Contrast detection Contrast detection
Focus points
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25 25
Cross type focus points
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Unknown Unknown

Shutter

Max
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1/4000s 1/4000s
Min
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30s 30s

Flash

Built-in flash
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Yes No
Popup
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Yes n/a
External connection
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Yes Yes

Storage

Storage slots
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1 1
Supported formats
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Memory Stick PRO Duo
SDXC
Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
SDHC
SD
Memory Stick PRO Duo
SDHC
SDXC
SD

DXO Mark Scores

Image quality
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81.0 73.0
Color depth
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24.1 bits 22.7 bits
Dynamic range
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13.4 EV 12.2 EV
Low light performance
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1,016 ISO 1,083 ISO
Sony NEX-7
NEX-7
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Sony NEX C3
NEX C3
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