• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000
  • 35mm 858.0mm2
  • 33.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200

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Differences

Sony NEX-7 advantages over Sony A7 IV

  • Less expensive
    $1248 vs $2698
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • More telephoto lens reach
    83 mm vs 70 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    42 mm vs 79 mm
    Thinner
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos

Sony A7 IV advantages over Sony NEX-7

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.12 vs 3.92 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/250 vs 1/160 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Newer
    10 months vs 11 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    3680k vs 922k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    33.0 vs 24.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    828 vs 18 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    204800 vs 16000 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • 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

  • 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

User reviews

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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.

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm X-E1

Sony NEX-7
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $1248
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
Sony A7 IV
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $2498
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Samsung NX300

Sony NEX-7
Samsung NX300
  • $1248
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $1200
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Sony A7 IV
Samsung NX300
  • $2498
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
  • $1200
  • APS-C
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Samsung Galaxy NX

Sony NEX-7
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $1248
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Sony A7 IV
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $2498
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Built-in GPS

Compared to Nikon Z7 II

Sony NEX-7
Nikon Z7 II
  • $1248
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $2730
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Sony A7 IV
Nikon Z7 II
  • $2498
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $2730
  • 35mm
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Top deck display

Compared to Nikon Z6 II

Sony NEX-7
Nikon Z6 II
  • $1248
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1847
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Sony A7 IV
Nikon Z6 II
  • $2498
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1847
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
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