• APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16000

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Advantages

Nikon D7000 over Sony A65

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Fast startup
    0.40 vs 2.80 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.79 vs 3.95 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Longer battery life
    1050 vs 510 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More cross-type AF points
    9 vs 3
    Cross-type AF points improve autofocus performance
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • More AF points
    39 vs 15
    More AF points improve autofocus
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/250 vs 1/160 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 15 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (single-shot mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    14 vs 5 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (single-shot mode)
  • Kit lens zoom ratio
    5.8x vs 3.1x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Sony A65 over Nikon D7000

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • 60p
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 16.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Lighter weight
    846g vs 1234g
    Lighter weight
  • Less shutter lag
    0.138 vs 0.238 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)

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Review Excerpt

  • Very good image quality; Better than average noise vs. detail handling at high ISOs; Very good dynamic range in JPEGs, excellent in RAW files; Lots of high-end features in a relatively compact body; 6 fps burst mode.

  • Viewfinder not as accurate as specified; Viewfinder doesn't show ISO unless adjusting; No live histogram in Live View mode; No phase-detect Live View AF mode.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon D90

Nikon D7000
Nikon D90
  • $873
  • APS-C
  • More cross-type AF points
  • External Mic
  • $809
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
Sony A65
Nikon D90
  • $698
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $809
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup

Compared to Canon 7D

Nikon D7000
Canon 7D
  • $873
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Dual card slots
  • $1365
  • APS-C
  • 60p
  • More cross-type AF points
Sony A65
Canon 7D
  • $698
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $1365
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup

Compared to Canon T3i

Nikon D7000
Canon T3i
  • $873
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • 60p
Sony A65
Canon T3i
  • $698
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup

Compared to Nikon D5100

Nikon D7000
Nikon D5100
  • $873
  • APS-C
  • More cross-type AF points
  • Dual card slots
  • $590
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lighter weight
Sony A65
Nikon D5100
  • $698
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $590
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup

Compared to Sony A77

Nikon D7000
Sony A77
  • $873
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $1049
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
Sony A65
Sony A77
  • $698
  • APS-C
  • Lighter weight
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $1049
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Higher max flash sync
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