Nikon 1 V3 vs Sony NEX-7

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Nikon 1 V3
Sony NEX-7

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Image stabilizer Edit
The Nikon 1 V3 has an image stabilizer, whereas the Sony NEX-7 does not have an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

50% higher motion JPEG frame rate Edit
The Nikon 1 V3 has a motion JPEG frame rate of 60fps. That's 30fps higher than the Sony NEX-7 (30fps).
12% higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Nikon 1 V3 has a display resolution (numeric) of 1,037,000 pixels. That's 115,400 pixels higher than the Sony NEX-7 (921,600 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.

7 Reasons For
5.9MP higher megapixel Edit
The Sony NEX-7 is a 24.3MP digital camera. That's 5.9MP higher than the Nikon 1 V3 (24.3MP). 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.

20% higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Sony NEX-7 has an ISO sensitivity (max) of 16,000. That's 3,200 higher than the Nikon 1 V3 (16,000).
Smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
Sony NEX-7 is 100 minimum ISO speed. That's 60 smaller than the Nikon 1 V3 (100).
One more flash guide number Edit
The number of flash guide numbers on the Sony NEX-7 is six, but the Nikon 1 V3 only has five flash guide numbers.
Larger viewfinder screen size Edit
The Sony NEX-7 is a 0.5" viewfinder screen size digital camera. That's 0.02" larger than the Nikon 1 V3 (0.5").
335.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard)s on the Sony NEX-7 is 335.00, but the Nikon 1 V3 only takes 310.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

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

7 Reasons Against
33% lower megapixel Edit
The Nikon 1 V3 is an 18.4MP digital camera. That's 5.9MP lower than the Sony NEX-7 (24.3MP). 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.

3,200 lower ISO sensitivity (max) 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 ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Nikon 1 V3 has an ISO sensitivity (min) of 160. That's 60 bigger than the Sony NEX-7 (100).
One less flash guide number Edit
The Nikon 1 V3 has five flash guide numbers, however the Sony NEX-7 only has six flash guide numbers.
5% smaller viewfinder screen size Edit
The Nikon 1 V3 is a 0.48" viewfinder screen size digital camera. That's 0.02" smaller than the Sony NEX-7 (0.5").
Only 310.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Nikon 1 V3 takes 310.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Sony NEX-7 only takes 335.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

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).
7 Reasons Against
Does not have an image stabilizer Edit
The Sony NEX-7 does not have an image stabilizer, but the Nikon 1 V3 has an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

Lower motion JPEG frame rate Edit
Sony NEX-7 is only 30fps JPEG frame rate. That's 30fps lower than the Nikon 1 V3 (30fps).
Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Sony NEX-7 is only 921,600 pixels display resolution. That's 115,400 pixels lower than the Nikon 1 V3 (921,600 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.

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Older by six months
The Sony NEX-7 is six months older than the Nikon 1 V3.

Awards

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel
18.4MP 24.3MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 1536 x 4800
 6000 x 4000
 12416 x 1856
 8192 x 1856
 4240 x 2832
 5536 x 2160
 3872 x 2160
 7152 x 1080
 3008 x 2000
 1920 x 1080
 1536 x 4800
 6000 x 4000
 12416 x 1856
 8192 x 1856
 4240 x 2832
 5536 x 2160
 3872 x 2160
 7152 x 1080
 3008 x 2000
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 JPEG XR
 RAW
 JPG
 JPEG XR
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
13.2 x 8.8 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixels
Unknown - Click to provide data 24.7MP
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 3:2
 16:9
 3:2

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black
Material
 Metal
 Metal

Lens System

Optical Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 10x
Maximum Aperture Number
5.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number
3.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
81mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
27mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
10 - 30 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
9/7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon 1
 Sony E
 Nikon 1
 Sony E
Number of Aspheric Elements
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Diaphragm Blades
7 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 multi point
 centre weighted
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 multi point
 centre weighted
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
0.2m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
171 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 80
 160
 800
 12800
 100
 1600
 16000
 80
 160
 800
 12800
 100
 1600
 16000
ISO Sensitivity (max)
12,800 16,000
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
160 100
BEST
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Shutter Speed Settings
 B
 T
 B
 T
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

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

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
60fps
BEST
30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
BEST
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@60fps
 1280x720@30fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@60fps
 1280x720@30fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

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

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,037,000 pixels
BEST
921,600 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.48" 0.5"
BEST
Magnification
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.09x
Viewfinder Type
 electrical
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
BEST
 PictBridge
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data

Camera

3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D
White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Daylight
 Custom modes
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Lens priority
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Lens priority
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Negative film
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Negative film
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Sepia
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Calendar
 Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
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 Quality Adjustment
 Brightness
 Brightness
Image Editing
 Rotating
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Live View
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Live view
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 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 Modes
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Panorama
 Sunset
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Panorama
 Sunset
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 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 66.9mm
Depth
33.2mm 42.6mm
Width
110.9mm 119.9mm
Weight (including Battery)
324g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 1
Battery Type
EN-EL20a NP-FW50
Battery Life (max)
1.25h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
310 shots 335 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
32 - 104 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

System Requirements

Mac Operating Systems Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mac operating systems supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Windows operating systems supported

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
BEST
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery charger included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB 2.0 ports quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI ports quantity
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
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