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Nikon D7000 vs Sony A7R

The Nikon D7000 and the Sony Alpha A7R are two enthusiast cameras that were announced, respectively, in September 2010 and October 2013. The D7000 is a DSLR, while the A7R is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. The cameras are based on an APS-C (D7000) and a full frame (A7R) sensor. The Nikon has a resolution of 16.1 megapixels, whereas the Sony provides 36.2 MP.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Nikon D7000
versus
Sony A7R
Nikon D7000   Sony A7R
Digital single lens reflex Mirrorless system camera
Nikon F mount lenses Sony E mount lenses
16.1 MP, APS-C Sensor 36.2 MP, Full Frame Sensor
10800/24p Video 1080/60p Video
ISO 100-6,400 (100 - 25,600) ISO 100-25,600 (50 - 51,200)
Optical viewfinder Electronic viewfinder (2400k dots)
3.0 LCD, 921k dots 3.0 LCD, 1230k dots
Fixed screen (not touch-sensitive) Tilting screen (not touch-sensitive)
6 shutter flaps per second 4 shutter flaps per second
Weathersealed bodyWeathersealed body
1050 shots per battery charge340 shots per battery charge
132 x 105 x 77 mm, 780 g 127 x 94 x 48 mm, 465 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Nikon D7000 and the Sony Alpha A7R? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

The side-by-side display below illustrates the physical size and weight of the Nikon D7000 and the Sony A7R. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three consecutive perspectives from the front, the top, and the back are available. All size dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

Size Nikon D7000 vs Sony A7R
Compare D7000 versus A7R top
Comparison D7000 or A7R rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Sony A7R is notably smaller (14 percent) than the Nikon D7000. Moreover, the A7R is substantially lighter (40 percent) than the D7000. In this context, it is worth noting that both cameras are splash and dust-proof and can, hence, be used in inclement weather conditions or harsh environments.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete since they do not consider the interchangeable lenses that both of these cameras require. A larger imaging sensor will tend to go along with bigger and heavier lenses, although exceptions exist. You can compare the optics available for the two cameras in the Nikon Lens Catalog (D7000) and the Sony FE Lens Catalog (A7R). Mirrorless cameras, such as the A7R, have moreover the advantage that they can use many lenses from other systems via adapters, as they have a relatively short flange to focal plane distance.

Concerning battery life, the D7000 gets 1050 shots out of its EN-EL15 battery, while the A7R can take 340 images on a single charge of its NP-FW50 power pack. The power pack in the A7R can be charged via the USB port, which can be very convenient when travelling.

The table below summarizes the key physical specs of the two cameras alongside a broader set of comparators. In case you want to display and compare another camera duo, you can use the CAM-parator app to select your camera combination among a large number of options.

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Body Specifications
    Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Nikon D7000 132 mm 105 mm 77 mm 780 g 1050 Y Sep 2010 1,499 i
2.
 
Sony A7R 127 mm 94 mm 48 mm 465 g 340 Y Oct 2013 2,299 i
3.
 
Canon 60D 145 mm 106 mm 79 mm 755 g 1100 Y Aug 2010 1,399 i
4.
 
Canon 7D 148 mm 111 mm 74 mm 860 g 800 Y Sep 2009 1,699 i
5.
 
Nikon D7500 136 mm 104 mm 73 mm 720 g 950 Y Apr 2017 1,299 i
6.
 
Nikon D810 146 mm 123 mm 82 mm 980 g 1200 Y Jun 2014 3,299 i
7.
 
Nikon D7100 136 mm 107 mm 76 mm 765 g 950 Y Feb 2013 1,199 i
8.
 
Nikon D5100 128 mm 97 mm 79 mm 560 g 660 n Apr 2011 749 i
9.
 
Nikon D3100 124 mm 96 mm 75 mm 505 g 550 n Aug 2010 599 i
10.
 
Nikon D300S 147 mm 115 mm 81 mm 938 g 950 Y Jul 2009 1,799 i
11.
 
Nikon D90 132 mm 103 mm 77 mm 703 g 850 n Aug 2008 1,299 i
12.
 
Nikon D300 147 mm 114 mm 74 mm 925 g 1000 Y Aug 2007 1,799 i
13.
 
Nikon D200 147 mm 113 mm 74 mm 920 g 400 Y Nov 2005 1,699 i
14.
 
Sony A7R II 127 mm 96 mm 60 mm 625 g 290 Y Jun 2015 3,199 i
15.
 
Sony A7 II 127 mm 96 mm 60 mm 599 g 350 Y Nov 2014 1,999 i
16.
 
Sony A7S 127 mm 94 mm 48 mm 489 g 380 Y Apr 2014 2,499 i
17.
 
Sony A7 127 mm 94 mm 48 mm 474 g 340 Y Oct 2013 1,699 i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

Any camera decision will obviously take relative prices into account. The listed launch prices provide an indication of the market segment that the manufacturer of the cameras have been targeting. The D7000 was launched at a markedly lower price (by 35 percent) than the A7R, which puts it into a different market segment. Usually, retail prices stay at first close to the launch price, but after several months, discounts become available. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down. Then, after the new model is out, very good deals can frequently be found on the pre-owned market.

Sensor comparison

The imaging sensor is at the core of digital cameras and its size is one of the main determining factors of image quality. A large sensor will tend to have larger individual pixels that provide better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and richer color-depth than smaller pixel-units in a sensor of the same technological generation. Furthermore, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more possibilities to use shallow depth-of-field in order to isolate a subject from the background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be more expensive and lead to bigger and heavier cameras and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Nikon D7000 features an APS-C sensor and the Sony A7R a full frame sensor. The sensor area in the A7R is 132 percent bigger. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 1.5 and 1.0. Both cameras have a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 3:2.

Technology-wise, both cameras are equipped with CMOS (Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensors.

Nikon D7000 and Sony A7R sensor measures

With 36.2MP, the A7R offers a higher resolution than the D7000 (16.1MP), but the A7R nevertheless has marginally larger individual pixels (pixel pitch of 4.88μm versus 4.80μm for the D7000) due to its larger sensor. Moreover, the A7R is a much more recent model (by 3 years and 1 month) than the D7000, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that further enhance the light gathering capacity of its pixel-units. Coming back to sensor resolution, it should be mentioned that the A7R has no anti-alias filter installed, so that it can capture all the detail its sensor resolves.

The resolution advantage of the Sony A7R implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the A7R for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 36.8 x 24.6 inches or 93.5 x 62.4 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 29.4 x 19.6 inches or 74.8 x 49.9 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 24.5 x 16.4 inches or 62.3 x 41.6 cm. The corresponding values for the Nikon D7000 are 24.6 x 16.3 inches or 62.6 x 41.5 cm for good quality, 19.7 x 13.1 inches or 50.1 x 33.2 cm for very good quality, and 16.4 x 10.9 inches or 41.7 x 27.6 cm for excellent quality prints.

The Nikon D7000 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 6400, which can be extended to ISO 100-25600. The corresponding ISO settings for the Sony Alpha A7R are ISO 100 to ISO 25600, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 50-51200.

D7000 versus A7R MP

For many cameras, data on sensor performance has been reported by DXO Mark. This service determines an overall sensor rating, as well as sub-scores for low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and color depth ("DXO Portrait"). Of the two cameras under consideration, the A7R offers substantially better image quality than the D7000 (overall score 15 points higher). The advantage is based on 2.1 bits higher color depth, 0.2 EV in additional dynamic range, and 1.2 stops in additional low light sensitivity. The table below summarizes the physical sensor characteristics and sensor quality findings and compares them across a set of similar cameras.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Nikon D7000 APS-C 16.1 4928 326410800/24p23.513.91167 80
2.
 
Sony A7R Full Frame 36.2 7360 49121080/60p25.614.12746 95
3.
 
Canon 60D APS-C 17.9 5184 34561080/30p22.211.5813 66
4.
 
Canon 7D APS-C 17.9 5184 34561080/30p22.011.7854 66
5.
 
Nikon D7500 APS-C 20.7 5568 37124K/30p24.314.01483 86
6.
 
Nikon D810 Full Frame 36.2 7360 49121080/60p25.714.82853 97
7.
 
Nikon D7100 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.213.71256 83
8.
 
Nikon D5100 APS-C 16.1 4928 32641080/30p23.513.61183 80
9.
 
Nikon D3100 APS-C 14.2 4608 30721080/24p22.511.3919 67
10.
 
Nikon D300S APS-C 12.2 4288 2848720/24p22.512.2787 70
11.
 
Nikon D90 APS-C 12.2 4288 2848720/24p22.712.5977 73
12.
 
Nikon D300 APS-C 12.2 4288 2848none22.112.0679 67
13.
 
Nikon D200 APS-C 10.0 3872 2592none22.311.5583 64
14.
 
Sony A7R II Full Frame 42.2 7952 53044K/30p26.013.93434 98
15.
 
Sony A7 II Full Frame 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.913.62449 90
16.
 
Sony A7S Full Frame 12.0 4240 28321080/60p23.913.23702 87
17.
 
Sony A7 Full Frame 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.814.22248 90

Many modern cameras cannot only take still pictures, but also record videos. Both cameras under consideration have a sensor with sufficiently fast read-out times for moving pictures, but the A7R provides a faster frame rate than the D7000. It can shoot movie footage at 1080/60p, while the Nikon is limited to 10800/24p.

Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. For example, the A7R has an electronic viewfinder (2400k dots), while the D7000 has an optical one. Both systems have their advantages, with the electronic viewfinder making it possible to project supplementary shooting information into the framing view, whereas the optical viewfinder offers lag-free viewing and a very clear framing image. The viewfinders of both cameras offer the same field of view (100%), but the viewfinder of the A7R has a higher magnification than the one of the D7000 (0.71x vs 0.63x), so that the size of the image transmitted appears closer to the size seen with the naked human eye. The adjacent table lists some of the other core features of the Nikon D7000 and Sony A7R along with similar information for a selection of comparators.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
(000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Nikon D7000optical Y 3.0 921 fixed n 1/8000s 6.0 Y n
2.
 
Sony A7R2400 n 3.0 1230 tilting n 1/8000s 4.0 n n
3.
 
Canon 60Doptical Y 3.0 1040 swivel n 1/8000s 5.3 Y n
4.
 
Canon 7Doptical Y 3.0 920 fixed n 1/8000s 8.0 Y n
5.
 
Nikon D7500optical Y 3.2 922 tilting Y 1/8000s 8.0 Y n
6.
 
Nikon D810optical Y 3.2 1229 fixed n 1/8000s 5.0 Y n
7.
 
Nikon D7100optical Y 3.2 1229 fixed n 1/8000s 6.0 Y n
8.
 
Nikon D5100optical n 3.0 921 swivel n 1/4000s 4.0 Y n
9.
 
Nikon D3100optical n 3.0 230 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
10.
 
Nikon D300Soptical Y 3.0 920 fixed n 1/8000s 7.0 Y n
11.
 
Nikon D90optical Y 3.0 920 fixed n 1/4000s 4.5 Y n
12.
 
Nikon D300optical Y 3.0 922 fixed n 1/8000s 6.0 Y n
13.
 
Nikon D200optical Y 2.5 230 fixed n 1/8000s 5.0 Y n
14.
 
Sony A7R II2400 n 3.0 1229 tilting n 1/8000s 5.0 n Y
15.
 
Sony A7 II2400 n 3.0 1230 tilting n 1/8000s 5.0 n Y
16.
 
Sony A7S2400 n 3.0 921 tilting n 1/8000s 5.0 n n
17.
 
Sony A72400 n 3.0 1230 tilting n 1/8000s 5.0 n n

One difference between the cameras concerns the presence of an on-board flash. The D7000 has one, while the A7R does not. While the built-in flash of the D7000 is not very powerful, it can at times be useful as a fill-in light.

The Nikon D7000 has an intervalometer built-in. This enables the photographer to capture time lapse sequences, such as flower blooming, a sunset or moon rise, without purchasing an external camera trigger and related software.

The D7000 writes its imaging data to SDXC cards, while the A7R uses SDXC or Memory Stick PRO Duo cards. The D7000 features dual card slots, which can be very useful in case a memory card fails. In contrast, the A7R only has one slot. The A7R supports UHS-I cards (Ultra High Speed data transfer of up to 104 MB/s), while the D7000 cannot take advantage of Ultra High Speed SD cards.

Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Nikon D7000 and Sony Alpha A7R and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
    Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Nikon D7000YmonomonoY-mini2.0---
2.
 
Sony A7RYstereomonoYYmicro2.0YY-
3.
 
Canon 60DYmonomonoY-mini2.0---
4.
 
Canon 7DYmono-Y-mini2.0---
5.
 
Nikon D7500YstereomonoYYmini2.0Y-Y
6.
 
Nikon D810YstereomonoYYmini3.0Y--
7.
 
Nikon D7100YstereomonoYYmini2.0---
8.
 
Nikon D5100YmonomonoY-mini2.0---
9.
 
Nikon D3100Ymonomono--mini2.0---
10.
 
Nikon D300SYstereomonoY-mini2.0---
11.
 
Nikon D90Ymonomono--mini2.0---
12.
 
Nikon D300Y----mini2.0---
13.
 
Nikon D200Y-----2.0---
14.
 
Sony A7R IIYstereomonoYYmicro2.0YY-
15.
 
Sony A7 IIYstereomonoYYmicro2.0YY-
16.
 
Sony A7SYstereomonoYYmicro2.0YY-
17.
 
Sony A7YstereomonoYYmicro2.0YY-

It is notable that the A7R offers wifi support, which can be a very convenient means to transfer image data to an off-camera location. In contrast, the D7000 does not provide wifi capability.

Both the D7000 and the A7R have been discontinued, but can regularly be found used on eBay. The D7000 was replaced by the Nikon D7100, while the A7R was followed by the Sony A7R II. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Nikon and Sony websites.

Review summary

So how do things add up? Is there a clear favorite between the Nikon D7000 and the Sony A7R? Which camera is better? A synthesis of the relative strong points of each of the models is listed below.

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Advantages of the Nikon D7000:

  • Better moiré control: Has an anti-alias filter to avoid artificial patterns to appear in images.
  • Brighter framing: Features an optical viewfinder for clear, lag-free composition.
  • Easier setting verification: Features an LCD display on top to control shooting parameters.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (6 vs 4 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Easier time-lapse photography: Has an intervalometer built-in for low frequency shooting.
  • Longer lasting: Can take more shots (1050 versus 340) on a single battery charge.
  • Easier fill-in: Is equipped with a small onboard flash to brighten deep shadow areas.
  • Greater peace of mind: Features a second card slot as a backup in case of memory card failure.
  • More affordable: Was introduced into a lower priced category (35 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More heavily discounted: Has been available for much longer (launched in September 2010).

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Arguments in favor of the Sony Alpha A7R:

  • More detail: Has more megapixels (36.2 vs 16.1MP), which boosts linear resolution by 50%.
  • Maximized detail: Lacks an anti-alias filter to exploit the sensor's full resolution potential.
  • Better image quality: Scores substantially higher (15 points) in the DXO overall evaluation.
  • Richer colors: Generates noticeably more natural colors (2.1 bits more color depth).
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Can shoot in dim conditions (1.2 stops ISO advantage).
  • Better video: Provides higher movie framerates (1080/60p versus 10800/24p).
  • Better sound control: Has a headphone port that enables audio monitoring while recording.
  • More framing info: Has an electronic viewfinder that displays shooting data.
  • Larger viewfinder image: Features a viewfinder with a higher magnification (0.71x vs 0.63x).
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (1230k vs 921k dots).
  • More flexible LCD: Has a tilting screen for odd-angle shots in landscape orientation.
  • More compact: Is smaller (127x94mm vs 132x105mm) and will fit more readily into a bag.
  • Less heavy: Has a lower weight (by 315g or 40 percent) and is thus easier to take along.
  • Easier travel charging: Can be conveniently charged via its USB port.
  • More legacy lens friendly: Can use many non-native lenses via adapters.
  • Easier file upload: Has wifi built in for automatic backup or image transfer to the web.
  • Easier device pairing: Supports NFC for fast wireless image transfer over short distances.
  • Faster buffer clearing: Has an SD card interface that supports the UHS-I standard.
  • More modern: Reflects 3 years and 1 month of technical progress since the D7000 launch.

If the count of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a measure, the A7R is the clear winner of the contest (19 : 10 points). However, the pertinence of the various camera strengths will differ across photographers, so that you might want to weigh individual camera traits according to their importance for your own imaging needs before making a camera decision. A professional wildlife photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a family photog, and a person interested in architecture has distinct needs from a sports shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

D7000 10:19 A7R

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Nikon D7000 and the Sony A7R place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best DSLR Camera and Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera listings whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the comparison of the spec-sheets of cameras can offer a general idea of their imaging potential, it remains partial and cannot reveal, for example, the shooting experience and imaging performance when actually working with the D7000 or the A7R. At times, user reviews, such as those published at amazon, address these issues in a useful manner, but such feedback is on many occasions incomplete, inconsistent, and unreliable.

Expert reviews

This is why hands-on reviews by experts are important. The table below provides a synthesis of the camera assessments of some of the best known photo-gear review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

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Expert Camera Reviews
     Camera 
 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Nikon D70004/5..80/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2010 1,499 i
2.
 
Sony A7R5/5+ +82/1004.5/55/5 Oct 2013 2,299 i
3.
 
Canon 60D5/5+79/1004/54.5/5 Aug 2010 1,399 i
4.
 
Canon 7D5/5+ +84/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2009 1,699 i
5.
 
Nikon D75004.5/5+ +86/1005/54.5/5 Apr 2017 1,299 i
6.
 
Nikon D8105/5..86/1005/54.5/5 Jun 2014 3,299 i
7.
 
Nikon D71005/5+ +85/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2013 1,199 i
8.
 
Nikon D51005/5+ +76/1004.5/54.5/5 Apr 2011 749 i
9.
 
Nikon D31005/5+ +72/1004.5/54.5/5 Aug 2010 599 i
10.
 
Nikon D300S5/5+ +82/1004/54.5/5 Jul 2009 1,799 i
11.
 
Nikon D90..+ ++ +4/54.5/5 Aug 2008 1,299 i
12.
 
Nikon D300..+ ++ +5/54.5/5 Aug 2007 1,799 i
13.
 
Nikon D200..+ ++ +o.. Nov 2005 1,699 i
14.
 
Sony A7R II5/5+ +90/1005/55/5 Jun 2015 3,199 i
15.
 
Sony A7 II5/5+82/1004.5/55/5 Nov 2014 1,999 i
16.
 
Sony A7S4/5..86/1004.5/55/5 Apr 2014 2,499 i
17.
 
Sony A75/5+ +80/1005/55/5 Oct 2013 1,699 i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

Care should be taken when interpreting the review scores above, though. The ratings are only valid when referring to cameras in the same category and of the same age. Hence, a score should always be seen in the context of the camera's market launch date and its price, and rating-comparisons among cameras that span long time periods or concern very differently equipped models make little sense. It should also be noted that some of the review sites have over time altered the way they render their verdicts.

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    Specifications: Nikon D7000 vs Sony A7R

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Nikon D7000 Sony A7R
    Camera Type Digital single lens reflex Mirrorless system camera
    Camera Lens Nikon F mount lenses Sony E mount lenses
    Launch Date September 2010 October 2013
    Launch Price USD 1,499 USD 2,299
    Sensor Specs Nikon D7000 Sony A7R
    Sensor Technology CMOS CMOS
    Sensor Format APS-C Sensor Full Frame Sensor
    Sensor Size 23.6 x 15.7 mm 35.9 x 24.0 mm
    Sensor Area 370.52 mm2 861.6 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 28.3 mm 43.2 mm
    Crop Factor 1.5x 1.0x
    Sensor Resolution 16.1 Megapixels 36.2 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 4928 x 3264 pixels 7360 x 4912 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 4.80 μm 4.88 μm
    Pixel Density 4.34 MP/cm2 4.20 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter no AA filter
    Movie Capability 10800/24p Video 1080/60p Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 6,400 ISO 100 - 25,600 ISO
    ISO Boost 100 - 25,600 ISO 50 - 51,200 ISO
    Image Processor EXPEED 2 BIONZ X
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 80 95
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 23.5 25.6
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 13.9 14.1
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 1167 2746
    Screen Specs Nikon D7000 Sony A7R
    Viewfinder Type Optical viewfinder Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100% 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.63x 0.71x
    Viewfinder Resolution 2400k dots
    Top-Level Screen Control Panel no Top Display
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.0inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 921k dots 1230k dots
    LCD Attachment Fixed screen Tilting screen
    Shooting Specs Nikon D7000 Sony A7R
    Focus System Phase-detect AF Contrast-detect AF
    Manual Focusing Aidno Peaking FeatureFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/8000s 1/8000s
    Continuous Shooting 6 shutter flaps/s 4 shutter flaps/s
    Shutter Life Expectancy150 000 actuations250 000 actuations
    Time-Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer built-inno Intervalometer
    Fill Flash Built-in Flash no On-Board Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards MS or SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Dual card slots Single card slot
    UHS card support no UHS-I
    Connectivity Specs Nikon D7000 Sony A7R
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port mini HDMI micro HDMI
    Microphone Port External MIC port External MIC port
    Headphone Socket no Headphone port Headphone port
    Wifi Support no Wifi Wifi built-in
    Near-Field Communication no NFC NFC built-in
    Body Specs Nikon D7000 Sony A7R
    Environmental SealingWeathersealed bodyWeathersealed body
    Battery Type EN-EL15 NP-FW50
    Battery Life (CIPA)1050 shots per charge340 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging no USB charging USB charging
    Body Dimensions 132 x 105 x 77 mm
    (5.2 x 4.1 x 3.0 in)
    127 x 94 x 48 mm
    (5.0 x 3.7 x 1.9 in)
    Camera Weight 780 g (27.5 oz) 465 g (16.4 oz)

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