• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000
  • APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800

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Differences

Sony NEX-7 advantages over Samsung NX200

  • Lens selection
    Good vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Fast startup
    ~1.20 vs 3.6 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Higher effective ISO
    1,016 vs 618 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 430 vs 320 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 154k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Less shutter lag
    0.22 vs 0.36 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 20.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 6.6 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    18 vs 11 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Samsung NX200 advantages over Sony NEX-7

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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Buy the Sony NEX-7

Review Excerpt

  • 24.3-megapixel sensor with excellent image quality; Small body; Exceptional user interface; Full HD 60p video; Electronic viewfinder and flash are built-in.

  • No Mode dial; Flash sync is a touch slow; No UHS-I card support; Needs a better kit lens to match the sensor quality.

  • Sleek, more professional camera design; faster autofocus system and burst modes; solid performance at high ISOs despite the bump up in megapixels.

  • Significantly more expensive than previous model; slow buffer clearing with RAW images; with kit lens attached, camera becomes less portable.

The Competition

Compared to Samsung NX100

Sony NEX-7
Samsung NX100
  • $548
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
Samsung NX200
Samsung NX100
  • $934
  • APS-C
  • More dynamic range
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Fast startup

Compared to Sony NEX-C3

Sony NEX-7
Sony NEX-C3
  • $548
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $559
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
Samsung NX200
Sony NEX-C3
  • $934
  • APS-C
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • More pixels
  • $559
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Samsung NX20

Sony NEX-7
Samsung NX20
  • $548
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Samsung NX200
Samsung NX20
  • $934
  • APS-C
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Samsung NX300

Sony NEX-7
Samsung NX300
  • $548
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Samsung NX200
Samsung NX300
  • $934
  • APS-C
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Sony A6000

Sony NEX-7
Sony A6000
  • $548
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • External Mic Jack
  • $548
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Samsung NX200
Sony A6000
  • $934
  • APS-C
  • $548
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
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