Updated (August 2011): Compare the Sony NEX-7 vs Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony NEX 7 vs Sony Alpha NEX-5

Winner
Sony NEX-7

100

Sony Alpha NEX-5

81

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 7

Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
High true resolution
True resolution
24 MP
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-5

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1000 ms startup delay

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony NEX-7.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha NEX-5.

competitors

Sony NEX-7 Competitors

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$444 - $498 body only

$500 - $598 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Focus points More focus points
Size Larger
Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$606 body only

$699 with 16-50mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Focus points More focus points
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$776 - $898 body only

$906 - $998 with 16-50mm lens

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Battery life Shorter battery life

Sony Alpha NEX-5 Competitors

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$776 - $898 body only

$906 - $998 with 16-50mm lens

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Size Larger
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$444 - $498 body only

$500 - $598 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Size Larger
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$373 with 16-50mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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Crabnebulae (9:55 AM, December 12, 2011)
At this level, it's pretty much pointless to upgrade (meaning: the quality of your photos will exclusively depend on your skills) unless you sacrifice portability and go for a high end reflex camera.
 
Nicola Vigio (11:41 PM, November 07, 2011)
I have the sony nex 5, should I get the NEX 7???