Sony Alpha NEX-7Sony SLT-A99
Top 25%1,137 points
Top 25%
Top 21%1,189 points
Top 21%
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Megapixels
Number of cameras
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Top 90%
211 cameras
19.73MP - 28.56MP
NaN% of all camerasYes
No
megapixels
sensor size
maximum light sensitivity
continuous shooting at high resolution
video recording
longer battery life
24.3
MP
24.3
MP
Panono Camera
108MP
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Sony Alpha NEX-7 vs Sony SLT-A99: 60 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

0% more megapixels (photo).
24.3MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
24.3MP
290
0

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
23.5 x 15.6mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 38mm
35.8 x 23.8mm
245
0

3. 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.
25
Sony Alpha a6500: 425
19
188
0

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
10fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
10fps
172
0

5. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Sony Alpha NEX-7
Sony SLT-A99
26% have it
151
0

6. weight

412g lighter.
400g
HTC Re: 65.5g
812g
141
0

7. 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.
16000ISO
Pentax KP: 819200ISO
25600ISO
126
0

8. video recording

2.5x better video recording quality.
1080 x 60fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
1080 x 24fps
115
0

9. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
430shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
500shots
114
0

10. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Sony Alpha NEX-7
Sony SLT-A99
48% have it
84
0

11. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
0.00025s
Canon EOS-1D C: 0.00000125s
0.000125s
81
0

12. pixel density

13.42% higher pixel density.
471ppi
Sony Alpha 7R: 544ppi
544ppi
77
0

13. has a 24p cinema mode

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
Sony Alpha NEX-7
Sony SLT-A99
25% have it
76
0

14. width

8.8mm narrower.
120mm
DxO One: 26.2mm
111.2mm
76
0

15. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Sony Alpha NEX-7
Sony SLT-A99
26% have it
73
0

16. volume

73.34% less body volume.
341.71cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
1281.56cm³
71
0

17. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
921k dots
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 1230000k dots
1229k dots
71
0

18. height

80mm shorter.
67mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
147mm
71
0

19. thickness

35.8mm thinner.
42.6mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
78.4mm
70
0

20. resolution

24.98% higher resolution.
1176 x 784px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2: 1517 x 1920px
1358 x 905px
69
0

21. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Sony Alpha NEX-7
Sony SLT-A99
23% have it
67
0

22. Has a built-in focus motor

The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.
Sony Alpha NEX-7
Sony SLT-A99
15% have it
62
0

23. Can create panoramas in-camera

It allows you to take multiple photos capturing different parts of the scene, and then joins them together into a single photo.
Sony Alpha NEX-7
Sony SLT-A99
36% have it
59
0

24. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3"
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless: 4.8"
3"
58
0

25. has GPS

GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
Sony Alpha NEX-7
Sony SLT-A99
14% have it
58
0

26. Weather sealed

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
Sony Alpha NEX-7
Sony SLT-A99
18% have it
57
0

27. has sensor shift stabilization

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.
Sony Alpha NEX-7
Sony SLT-A99
17% have it
57
0

28. Faster photo autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting pictures

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper images.
Sony Alpha NEX-7
Sony SLT-A99
30% have it
56
0

29. has AF tracking

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
Sony Alpha NEX-7
Sony SLT-A99
73% have it
56
0

30. supports AVCHD format

AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.
Sony Alpha NEX-7
Sony SLT-A99
26% have it
54
0

31. Is a system camera

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.
Sony Alpha NEX-7
Sony SLT-A99
43% have it
54
0

32. has a two-stage shutter

A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
Sony Alpha NEX-7
Sony SLT-A99
52% have it
52
0

33. has a flash

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
Sony Alpha NEX-7
88% have it
51
0

34. Has an electronic viewfinder

An electronic viewfinder (or EVF) is a small display showing the image. Benefits of these over optical viewfinders include: they show more of the image, they can be more compact, focusing is easier with digital zoom, and they can also sometimes have extra info on the display, eg. a live histogram.
Sony Alpha NEX-7
Sony SLT-A99
16% have it
51
0

35. has an optical viewfinder

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.
Sony Alpha NEX-7
Sony SLT-A99
29% have it
49
0

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