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Nikon 1 V3 vs Sony NEX-7

Nikon 1 V3 vs Sony NEX-7

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Nikon 1 V3
Sony NEX-7

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
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.

5 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.
8 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.

Smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Sony NEX-7 is a 32 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 16 smaller than the Nikon 1 V3 (32).
1.5mm longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Sony NEX-7 is 82.5mm maximum focal length, but the Nikon 1 V3 is only an 81mm maximum focal length digital camera (1.5mm shorter).
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").
430.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Sony NEX-7 is 430.00, but the Nikon 1 V3 only takes 310.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

Twenty-two more awards
The Sony NEX-7 has 25 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Nikon 1 V3 has 3 awards.
Better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Sony NEX-7 is 84%, however the average rating of the Nikon 1 V3 is 75% (based on 46 reviews).
Marginally better user reviews
The average user review score of the Sony NEX-7 is 91%, however the average rating of the Nikon 1 V3 is 88% (based on 43 reviews).

Reasons Against

8 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.

Bigger maximum aperture number Edit
Nikon 1 V3 is only 16 maximum aperture. That's 16 bigger than the Sony NEX-7 (32).
Slightly shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon 1 V3 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 81mm, however the Sony NEX-7 is an 82.5mm maximum focal length digital camera (1.5mm longer).
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) Edit
The Nikon 1 V3 takes 310.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however the Sony NEX-7 only takes 430.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

Twenty-two less awards
The Nikon 1 V3 has only received 3 awards, but the Sony NEX-7 has received 25 awards.
Expert review Rating is Worse
The average expert rating of the Nikon 1 V3 is only 75%, whereas the average expert rating of the Sony NEX-7 is 84% (based on 114 reviews).
User review Rating is slightly Worse
The average user rating of the Nikon 1 V3 is 88%, whereas the average user rating of the Sony NEX-7 is 91% (based on 259 reviews).
4 Reasons Against
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).
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.

Less retailers
The Sony NEX-7 is only stocked by 1 seller, whereas the Nikon 1 V3 is stocked by 6 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 over two years
The Sony NEX-7 is two years older than the Nikon 1 V3.

Awards

3 Awards
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
ua.gecid.com: Recommended
25 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
Akam.no: Recommended
buy-n-shoot.com: Platinum
camcorderinfo.com: Best of Year
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
CNET.com.au: Editor's Choice
Cnetfrance.fr: Editor's Choice
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
DP Review: Gold
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
fotovideo.nu: Silver
hardwarezone.com.sg: Editor's Choice
itproportal.com: Best Buy
ljudochbild.se: Sarskilt 5 Star
log.com.tr: Editor's Choice
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended
M3.idg.se: Recommended
Magnus.de: Buying Tip
onfoto.ru: Gold
parentesis.com: Editor's Choice
pcactual.com: Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Techradar: Best in Class
theregister.co.uk: Recommended
vido.com.ua: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

17 months Ago 44 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel
18.4MP 24.3MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 1536 x 4800
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 3376
 4240 x 2832
 3008 x 2000
 3008 x 1688
 1536 x 4800
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 3376
 4240 x 2832
 3008 x 2000
 3008 x 1688
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPEG XR
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
 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
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
 Black
 Black
Material
 Metal
 Metal

Lens System

Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 10x
Maximum Aperture Number
16 32
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
81mm 82.5mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 27mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 18 - 55
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon 1
 Sony E
 Nikon 1
 Sony E
Aspheric Element
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diaphragm Blade
7 7
Filter Size
40.5mm 49mm

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 flexible spot
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 flexible spot
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Auto Focus (AF) Points
171
BEST
25
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Smile Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smile detection
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
 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
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
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
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
 Flash off
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Flash off
Flash Guide Number
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 Modes
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
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
60fps
BEST
30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 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 At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1280x720@60fps
 1280x720@30fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 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
 AC3
 PCM
 AC3
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
 Memory Stick (MS)
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 Memory Stick (MS)
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
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
Viewfinder Type
 electrical
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
BEST
 PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
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
 Black&White
 Negative film
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Sepia
 Black&White
 Negative film
 Neutral
 Vivid
 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
 Sharpness
 Saturation
 Brightness
 Sharpness
 Saturation
Image Editing
 Rotating
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 MPF
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 MPF
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
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Close-up (macro)
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Sports
 Landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Close-up (macro)
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Sports
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 42.8mm
Width
110.9mm 19.9mm
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)
Battery 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 430 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V
Battery Level Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery level indicator

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
32 - 104 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

System Requirements

Operating Systems Supported (mac)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Operating systems supported (mac)
Operating Systems Supported (windows)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Operating systems supported (windows)

Packaging Content

Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
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
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

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

Certificates

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

Other Features

Video Capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video capability
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
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Panorama
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Panorama
Aperture Priority AE
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Aperture priority AE
Digital SLR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital SLR
USB 2.0 Connectors
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB 2.0 connectors
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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