Nikon 1 V3 vs Sony NEX-7

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Nikon 1 V3
Sony NEX-7

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Reasons For

10 Reasons For
87% higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon 1 V3 is an 18.4MP digital camera. That's 16MP higher than the Sony NEX-7 (2.4MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

171.00 auto focus points Edit
The number of auto focus points on the Nikon 1 V3 is 171.00, but the Sony NEX-7 only has 25.00 auto focus points.
50% higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Nikon 1 V3 is a 60fps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 30fps higher than the Sony NEX-7 (30fps).
Vastly higher display resolution Edit
The Nikon 1 V3 is a 1,037,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 1,036,078.4 pixels higher than the Sony NEX-7 (921.6 pixels).
PictBridge Edit
The Nikon 1 V3 supports PictBridge, but the Sony NEX-7 does not support PictBridge.
Marginally lighter Edit
The Nikon 1 V3 has a weight of 282g, however the Sony NEX-7 is a 291g digital camera (9g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Shorter Edit
The Nikon 1 V3 has a height of 65mm. That's 1.9mm shorter than the Sony NEX-7 (66.9mm).
Thinner Edit
Nikon 1 V3 is 33.2mm deep. That's 9.4mm thinner than the Sony NEX-7 (42.6mm).
9% narrower Edit
Nikon 1 V3 is 110.9mm wide. That's 9mm narrower than the Sony NEX-7 (119.9mm).
6 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
6 Reasons For
1.5mm longer maximum focal length Edit
The Sony NEX-7 has a maximum focal length of 82.5mm, but the Nikon 1 V3 is only an 81mm maximum focal length digital camera (1.5mm shorter).
20% higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony NEX-7 is a 16,000 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 3,200 higher than the Nikon 1 V3 (16,000).
Smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony NEX-7 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 60 smaller than the Nikon 1 V3 (100).
One more flash guide Edit
The number of flash guides on the Sony NEX-7 is six, but the Nikon 1 V3 only has five flash guides.
99x shorter flash sync-speed Edit
The Sony NEX-7 has a flash sync-speed of 0.01s, but the Nikon 1 V3 is a 1s flash sync-speed digital camera (0.99s longer).
Considerably better user reviews
The average user review score of the Sony NEX-7 is 100%, however the average rating of the Nikon 1 V3 is 90% (based on 27 reviews).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Slightly shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon 1 V3 has a maximum focal length of 81mm, however the Sony NEX-7 is an 82.5mm maximum focal length digital camera (1.5mm longer).
3,200 lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon 1 V3 is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 3,200 lower than the Sony NEX-7 (16,000).
38% bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon 1 V3 is a 160 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 60 bigger than the Sony NEX-7 (100).
One less flash guide Edit
The Nikon 1 V3 has five flash guides, however the Sony NEX-7 only has six flash guides.
Vastly longer flash sync-speed Edit
The Nikon 1 V3 has a flash sync-speed of 1s, however the Sony NEX-7 is a 0.01s flash sync-speed digital camera (0.99s shorter).
User review Rating is much Worse
The average user rating of the Nikon 1 V3 is 90%, whereas the average user rating of the Sony NEX-7 is 100% (based on 3 reviews).
11 Reasons Against
16MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Sony NEX-7 is a 2.4MP digital camera. That's 16MP lower than the Nikon 1 V3 (2.4MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Only 25.00 auto focus points Edit
The Sony NEX-7 is a 25.00 auto focus point digital camera, whereas the Nikon 1 V3 only has 171.00 auto focus points.
Lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Sony NEX-7 is a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 30fps lower than the Nikon 1 V3 (30fps).
One thousand, one hundred and twenty-five times lower display resolution Edit
The Sony NEX-7 is a 921.6 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 1,036,078.4 pixels lower than the Nikon 1 V3 (921.6 pixels).
Does not support PictBridge Edit
The Sony NEX-7 does not support PictBridge, however the Nikon 1 V3 supports PictBridge.
9g heavier Edit
The Sony NEX-7 has a weight of 291g, but the Nikon 1 V3 is a 282g digital camera (9g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

3% taller Edit
Sony NEX-7 is 66.9mm tall. That's 1.9mm taller than the Nikon 1 V3 (66.9mm).
9.4mm thicker Edit
The Sony NEX-7 is a 42.6mm deep digital camera. That's 9.4mm thicker than the Nikon 1 V3 (42.6mm).
Wider Edit
The Sony NEX-7 is a 119.9mm wide digital camera. That's 9mm wider than the Nikon 1 V3 (119.9mm).
Less retailers
The Sony NEX-7 is only stocked by 1 shop, whereas the Nikon 1 V3 is stocked by 7 shops. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Older by six months
The Sony NEX-7 is six months older than the Nikon 1 V3.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel Count
18.4MP
BEST
2.4MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 1536 x 4800
 4240 x 2826
 3008 x 2000
 1536 x 4800
 4240 x 2826
 3008 x 2000
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 16:9
 3:2
 16:9
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPEG XR
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPEG XR
Full-Frame Sensor Size
13.2 x 8.8 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 24.7MP
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 3:2
 16:9
 3:2

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Body Material
 Metal
 Metal

Lens System

Optical Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 10x
Maximum Aperture
5.6 5.6
Minimum Aperture
3.5 3.5
Maximum Focal Length
81mm 82.5mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
27mm 27mm
Focal Length Range
10 - 30 18 - 55
Lens Structure
9/7 11/9
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon 1
 Sony E
 Nikon 1
 Sony E
Aspheric Element
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diaphragm Blades
7 7
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 49mm

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 spot
 multi point
 flexible spot
 centre weighted
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 spot
 multi point
 flexible spot
 centre weighted
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
0.2m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
171
BEST
25
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Smile Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smile detection
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 Auto
 64
 80
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 100
 16000
 Auto
 64
 80
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 100
 16000
Maximum ISO Speed
12,800 16,000
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
160 100
BEST
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Shutter Speed Setting
 B
 T
 B
 T
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Flash off
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Flash off
 Auto
Flash Guide
5m 6m
BEST
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 0.01s
BEST
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Recharging Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 4s
Flash Exposure Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Flash exposure lock
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
Flash Metering Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data Wireless triggering

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
60fps
BEST
30fps
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 PCM
 AC3
 AAC++
 PCM
 AC3
 AAC++
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
1,037,000 pixels
BEST
921.6 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5"
Lens Magnification Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.09x
Viewfinder
 electrical
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
BEST
 PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
PC Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC connectivity
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
 Microphone in socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

3D Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D compatible
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Daylight
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Daylight
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Lens priority
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Lens priority
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Sepia
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Sepia
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Calendar
 Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 38.8x
Dioptre Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dioptre correction
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
 Anti-dust function
Image Adjustment Mode
 Sharpness
 Saturation
 Sharpness
 Saturation
Image Editing Mode
 Rotating
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
Live View
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Live view
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Saturation Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Saturation adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sunset
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 INC
 PER
 VIE
 IND
 ITA
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 INC
 PER
 VIE
 IND
 ITA

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
282g
BEST
291g
Height
65mm
BEST
66.9mm
Depth
33.2mm
BEST
42.6mm
Width
110.9mm
BEST
119.9mm
Weight Including Battery
324g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 AC
 Battery
 AC
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
EN-EL20a NP-FW50
Shot Per Battery Charge
Unknown - Click to provide data 335 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V
Battery Level Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery level indicator

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

System Requirements

Mac Operating System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mac operating system
Windows Operating System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Windows operating system

Packaging Content

Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
BEST
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included battery charger
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Certificates

Energy Star Certified
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Energy Star certified

Other Features

Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB 2.0 port
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI port
Panorama Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Panorama mode
Aperture Priority Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Aperture priority mode
Digital SLR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital SLR
USB 2.0 Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB 2.0 connector
Manual Exposure
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual exposure
Shutter Priority AE
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shutter priority AE
Electrical Viewfinder
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Electrical viewfinder
Rotating
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Rotating
HDMI Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI out
Display Tilting
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Display tilting
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