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

77

Sony Alpha NEX-5

63

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 7

Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
Great color depth
Color depth
24.1 bits
High true resolution
True resolution
24 MP
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

$398 body only

$548 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$549 body only

$1,126 with 16-50mm lens

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

Sony Alpha a6300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$998 body only

$1,148 with 16-50mm lens

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Focus points Many more focus points
Size Larger

Sony Alpha NEX-5 Competitors

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$445 body only

$348 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$354 body only

$887 with 16-50mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Sony Alpha NEX-3

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$398 body only

$380 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Movie format Lower resolution movies

discussion

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Sony Alpha NEX-5
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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???