Comparing Sony SLT-A99 vs Sony Alpha NEX-7

1. Sony SLT-A99

17 Reasons why Sony SLT-A99 is better

Comparing Sony SLT-A99 vs Sony Alpha NEX-7

1.Significantly larger sensor
35.8 x 23.8mmvs 23.5 x 15.6mm (Sony Alpha NEX-7)
The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
2.Distinctly higher maximum light sensitivity
25600ISOvs 16000ISO (Sony Alpha NEX-7)
With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
3.Vastly longer battery life
500shotsvs 430shots (Sony Alpha NEX-7)
CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
4.Vastly faster maximum shutter speed
0.000125svs 0.00025s (Sony Alpha NEX-7)
A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
5.Distinctly higher pixel density
544ppivs 471ppi (Sony Alpha NEX-7)
6.Notably higher resolution
1,358 x 905pxvs 1,176 x 784px (Sony Alpha NEX-7)
7.Distinctly higher resolution (screen)
1229k dotsvs 921k dots (Sony Alpha NEX-7)
A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
8.Has a microphone in
Yesvs No (Sony Alpha NEX-7)
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
111.2mmvs 120mm (Sony Alpha NEX-7)
10.Has GPS
Yesvs No (Sony Alpha NEX-7)
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
11.Has sensor shift stabilization
Yesvs No (Sony Alpha NEX-7)
With sensor shift, the image sensor (rather than the lens) moves to counterbalance any vibration of the camera. This means the image will be stabilised regardless of what lens is being used.
12.Faster photo autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting pictures
Yesvs No (Sony Alpha NEX-7)
A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper images.
13.Weather sealed
Yesvs No (Sony Alpha NEX-7)
Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
14.Has an optical viewfinder
Yesvs No (Sony Alpha NEX-7)
An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.
15.Explicitly faster flash X-sync
0.004svs 0.00625s (Sony Alpha NEX-7)
Flash synchronization is defined as the firing of a photographic flash coinciding with the shutter admitting light to the image sensor. In general, faster flash sync speeds are better if the photographer needs to flash-fill subjects that are backlit and wants to avoid motion blur, or wants to increase depth of field by using a high aperture.
16.Has dual card slots
Yesvs No (Sony Alpha NEX-7)
It has two memory card slots, allowing you to store more photos without switching cards. This is particularly useful on long shoots when you need more space.
17.Has Electronic view finder OLED
the viewfinder can display the effects of aperture, exposure, WB, shooting data, Graphic display, histogram
Sony SLT-A99
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2. Sony Alpha NEX-7

8 Reasons why Sony Alpha NEX-7 is better

Comparing Sony Alpha NEX-7 vs Sony SLT-A99

1.Explicitly more focus points
25vs 19 (Sony SLT-A99)
The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
400gvs 812g (Sony SLT-A99)
3.Vastly better video recording quality
1,080 x 60fpsvs 1,080 x 24fps (Sony SLT-A99)
67mmvs 147mm (Sony SLT-A99)
5.Considerably less body volume
341.71cm³vs 1281.56cm³ (Sony SLT-A99)
42.6mmvs 78.4mm (Sony SLT-A99)
7.Has a flash
Yesvs No (Sony SLT-A99)
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
8.Adapter available for phase detection AF
If phase detection AF is important you can buy a separate lens mount adapter with it included.
Sony Alpha NEX-7
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