Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of 7 vs E-M10

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

NEX 7
9.3
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

NEX 7
5.2
focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

NEX 7
10.0
OM-D E-M10
10.0
continuous shooting

Reviews

What do the experts think?

NEX 7
9.3
Reviews from sonyalpharumors.com, techradar.com, mirrorlessrumors.com and 6 more

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

NEX 7
8.9

Winner
Sony NEX 7 

Camera Rocket recommends the Sony NEX 7  based on its image quality and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of NEX 7 vs OM-D E-M10

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

NEX 7
1,016 ISO
OM-D E-M10
842 ISO

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

NEX 7
22 ms
OM-D E-M10
66 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

NEX 7
10 fps
OM-D E-M10
8 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

NEX 7
430 photos
OM-D E-M10
320 photos

Color depth The number of variations of color the camera can capture

NEX 7
24.1 bits
OM-D E-M10
23.1 bits

Dynamic range Maximum range a camera can capture in one image from light to dark

NEX 7
13.4 ev
OM-D E-M10
12.5 ev

Features Key features of the NEX 7  vs OM-D E-M10 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

NEX 7
24 MP
OM-D E-M10
15.9 MP

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

NEX 7
15.3 microns
OM-D E-M10
14.1 microns

Reviews Word on the street

NEX 7  vs OM-D E-M10 

8.1
8.0
In manual focus mode, the NEX-7 uses the Focus Settings screen to engage MF assist, i.e. magnification of the live view display for more accurate focusing.
NEX 7

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

NEX 7  vs
OM-D E-M10 
Type CMOS LiveMOS
Megapixels 24 MP 15.9 MP
Resolution 6000 x 4000 4608 x 3456
Size APS-C Four Thirds
Area 23.5 x 15.6 mm 17.3 x 13 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 2.1x
Pixel size 15.3 microns 14.1 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 16,000 ISO 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes

focus system

Type Contrast detection Contrast detection
Focus points 25 81
Supports continuous No Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror None None
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Electronic Electronic
Coverage 100% 100%
Display type OLED LCD

performance

Max continuous shooting 10 fps 8 fps
Battery life 430 320
Continuous shooting
10 fps, JPEG
8 fps
Shutter lag 22 ms 66 ms

video

NEX 7  vs
OM-D E-M10 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps (24 Mbps)
Shoots video in 24p Yes No
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack 3.5mm None
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection Contrast detection
Autofocus type Contrast detection Contrast detection
Autofocus supports continuous Yes Yes

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 3"
Resolution 921 k dots 1,400 k dots
Has a touch screen No Yes
Has a flip out screen Yes Yes
Supports live view Yes Yes

shutter

Min 30 s 60 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/4000 s

form factor

Size 111 x 59 x 38 mm 119.1 x 82.3 x 45.9 mm
Thickness 38 mm 45.9 mm
Weight 350 g 396 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR Yes Yes
Automatic panorama Yes Yes
Create realistic 3D images Yes No
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Sony NEX 7
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Olympus OM-D E-M10
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