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Sony SLT-A99 vs Sony Alpha NEX-7

Top 17 Reasons for the

Sony SLT-A99

Compared to Sony Alpha NEX-7

anonymous
82
Noticeably larger sensor
Comment
23.8 x 35.8 mm
vs
15.6 x 23.5 mm
2.32x larger sensor. The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
anonymous
65
Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
Comment
25600 ISO
vs
16000 ISO
1.60x higher maximum light sensitivity. 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.
anonymous
45
Significantly faster maximum shutter speed
Comment
0.000125 s
vs
0.00025 s
2x faster maximum shutter speed. A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
anonymous
43
Higher pixel density
Comment
544 ppi
vs
471 ppi
15.50% higher pixel density
anonymous
42
Significantly higher resolution
Comment
1358x905 px
vs
1176x784 px
33.30% higher resolution
anonymous
36
Faster photo autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting pictures
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper images.
anonymous
35
Has a microphone in
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
anonymous
35
Has sensor shift stabilization
Comment
Yes
vs
No
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.
anonymous
35
Weather sealed
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
anonymous
34
Has GPS
Comment
Yes
vs
No
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
anonymous
33
Has an optical viewfinder
Comment
Yes
vs
No
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.
anonymous
32
Clearly faster flash X-sync
Comment
0.004 s
vs
0.00625 s
1.56x faster flash X-sync. 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.
anonymous
29
Considerably longer battery life
Comment
500 shots
vs
430 shots
70 shots longer battery life. CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
anonymous
28
Amply narrower
Comment
111.2 mm
vs
119.9 mm
8.70 mm narrower
anonymous
27
Considerably higher resolution (screen)
Comment
1229 k dots
vs
921 k dots
308 k dots higher resolution (screen). A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
anonymous
25
Has dual card slots
Comment
Yes
vs
No
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.
anonymous
18
Has a brand lens
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The lens is made by a reputable photographic equipment manufacturer, as opposed to a low-cost unbranded lens.
Pavan Kumar
0
Has Electronic view finder OLED
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The viewfinder can display the effects of aperture, exposure, WB, shooting data, Graphic display, histogram

Sony SLT-A99 is better than Sony Alpha NEX-7 because...

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No

Top Eight Reasons for the

Sony Alpha NEX-7

Compared to Sony SLT-A99

anonymous
75
Vastly more focus points
Comment
25
vs
19
6 more focus points. 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.
anonymous
53
Appreciably lighter
Comment
400 g
vs
812 g
412 g lighter
anonymous
51
Notably better video recording quality
Comment
1080 x 60 fps
vs
1080 x 24 fps
2.50x better video recording quality
anonymous
43
Substantially less body volume
Comment
341.71 cm³
vs
1281.56 cm³
3.75x less body volume
anonymous
31
Has a flash
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
anonymous
28
Noticeably thinner
Comment
42.6 mm
vs
78.4 mm
35.80 mm thinner
anonymous
26
Sizably shorter
Comment
66.9 mm
vs
147 mm
80.10 mm shorter
Oscar Terence
1
Adapter available for phase detection AF
Comment
Yes
vs
No
If phase detection AF is important you can buy a separate lens mount adapter with it included.

Sony Alpha NEX-7 is better than Sony SLT-A99 because...

Yes
vs
No

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