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Advantages of the Sony NEX 7

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Size
Significantly smaller
111×59×38 mm vs 147×111×78 mm
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5.1x smaller
Weight
Significantly lighter
350 g vs 812 g
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2.3x lighter
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 6 fps
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.5" vs 3.1"
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2.1x thinner
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$736.89 vs $3,198.00
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The best price we've seen is $2,461 cheaper (4.3x less)
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Advantages of the Sony SLT A99

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Startup delay
Much less startup delay
700 ms vs 1200 ms
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More than 40% less delay when turning on
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Lens availability
Significantly more lenses available
126 lenses vs 62 lenses
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More than 2x more lenses available
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
1,229k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Storage slots
Has more storage slots
2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Battery life
Longer battery life
500 shots vs 430 shots
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Around 20% more shots per battery charge
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              NEX 7430 shots
              SLT A99500 shots
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Interchangeable lenses Interchangeable lenses Help
              Many lenses to choose from
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              NEX 7223 ms
              SLT A99127 ms
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 60fps
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Image stabilization One has image stabilization Help
              NEX 7None
              SLT A99
              1. Sensor shift

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