Sony Alpha NEX-7 (with 18-55mm lens) comparison

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Sony Alpha NEX-7 (with 18-55mm lens)

Sony Alpha NEX-7 (with 18-55mm lens)
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Sony Alpha NEX-6 (with 16-50mm PZ lens)

Sony Alpha NEX-6 (with 16-50mm PZ lens)
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
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Nikon D5300 (with 18-140mm Lens)

Nikon D5300 (with 18-140mm Lens)
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Price $1,248 at 2 stores $499 to $898 at 4 stores $222 at 1 store $406 to $648 at 5 stores $849 to $1,514 at 8 stores
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4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.1 (4.0 stars)
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    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
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Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.5 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 5 reviews 5.0 stars out of 5 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one! 4.5 stars out of 6 reviews 4.5 stars out of 1 review
Release date March 01, 2012 September 05, 2012 January 28, 2013 July 17, 2012 October 16, 2013
The Bottom Line With a lot to like and just a little to dislike, the Sony Alpha NEX-7 comes up a winner, albeit an expensive one. The Sony Alpha NEX-6 delivers an as-yet-unbeatable package of image quality, performance, and design, even for its rather high price. If you're searching for a long-zoom camera that falls in between a point-and-shoot and digital SLR experience, look no further than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200. The Nikon D5300 is a great choice as a general-purpose dSLR.

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Type LCD display - TFT active matrix - 3 in - Color
LCD display - 3 in
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Dimensions (W x D x H) 4.4 in x 1.7 in x 2.6 in
4.7 in x 1.7 in x 2.6 in
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Lens System 3 x x Zoom lens - 18 mm - 55 mm - F/3.5-5.6
3 x x Zoom lens - 16 mm - 50 mm - F/3.5-5.6 PZ OSS
Info unavailable 24 x x Zoom lens - 4.5 mm - 108 mm - F/2.8
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Optical sensor type Exmor APS HD CMOS
Exmor APS HD CMOS
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Light sensitivity ISO auto (100-16000)
ISO 100-1600
ISO auto (100-3200)
ISO 100-25600
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ISO auto
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Digital zoom Info unavailable 4 x
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Battery technology Lithium ion
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Weight 10.3 oz
10.1 oz
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Product Type Digital camera - Mirrorless system
Digital camera - Mirrorless system
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