Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of 7 vs A6000

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
5.3
focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

NEX 7
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 Alpha A6000 

Camera Rocket recommends the Sony Alpha A6000  based on its image quality and focusing.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of NEX 7 vs Alpha A6000

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

NEX 7
1,016 ISO
Alpha A6000
1,347 ISO

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

NEX 7
22 ms
Alpha A6000
22 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

NEX 7
10 fps
Alpha A6000
11 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

NEX 7
430 photos
Alpha A6000
420 photos

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

NEX 7
24.1 bits
Alpha A6000
24.1 bits

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

NEX 7
13.4 ev
Alpha A6000
13.1 ev

Features Key features of the NEX 7  vs Alpha A6000 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

NEX 7
24 MP
Alpha A6000
24 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

NEX 7
16,000 ISO
Alpha A6000
51,200 ISO

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
Alpha A6000
15.3 microns

Reviews Word on the street

NEX 7  vs Alpha A6000 

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
Alpha A6000 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 24 MP 24 MP
Resolution 6000 x 4000 6000 x 4000
Size APS-C APS-C
Area 23.5 x 15.6 mm 23.5 x 15.6 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 1.5x
Pixel size 15.3 microns 15.3 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 Hybrid detection
Focus points 25 179
Supports continuous No Yes

viewfinder

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

performance

Max continuous shooting 10 fps 11 fps
Battery life 430 420
Continuous shooting
10 fps, JPEG
11 fps
Shutter lag 22 ms 22 ms

video

NEX 7  vs
Alpha A6000 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes Yes
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack 3.5mm Proprietary
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 921 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen Yes Yes
Supports live view Yes Yes

shutter

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

form factor

Size 111 x 59 x 38 mm 120 x 67 x 45 mm
Thickness 38 mm 45 mm
Weight 350 g 285 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
Optical
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