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Sony NEX-7 Digital Camera

MILC 2.4MP CMOS Sep 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
Compact Camera RedefinedGet your hands on a camera that fits in your pocket or purse, but offers the quality and performance of one nearly twice its size the Alpha NEX-7. It comes with a massive... More
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38 Reasons For

Good Product Quality

A few Sony NEX-7 owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good quality. Digital-Photography-School.com said four years ago “Good image quality” in their review of this digital camera. Digital-Photography-School.com also said “Great OLED viewfinder, decent image quality at high resolution”. Digital-Photography-School.com also mentioned “Excellent photo quality”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Some customers agreed that this digital camera had a good viewfinder. Digital-Photography-School.com mentioned in their review of the Sony NEX-7 four years ago “Outstanding viewfinder” . Digital-Photography-School.com also mentioned “Incredibly sharp, precise electronic viewfinder”.

One Sony NEX-7 owner wrote in their reviews that it had a good screen.

Good Brand

On average Sony MILC cameras have good reviews compared to other brands as do all cameras built by Sony.

Good Quality Pictures

Several Sony NEX-7 owners who bought the Sony NEX-7 thought it was able to produce good images. Digital-Photography-School.com wrote in their review four years ago “Excellent images even at high ISO levels” .

Three Sony NEX-7 owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good picture resolution. Digital-Photography-School.com mentioned “Extremely high resolution 24.3MP” in their Sony NEX-7 review. Digital-Photography-School.com also said “Articulating 3inch LCD display with 921k pixels, good outdoorlow light visibility”.

One Sony NEX-7 owner mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good image sensor. Four years ago Digital-Photography-School.com wrote “Output from the 24 MP sensor is terrific” in their review of the Sony NEX-7.

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Robust

Several Sony NEX-7 owners who purchased it said that it was well made. Digital-Photography-School.com said “Compact, wellbuilt, easytohold body” . Digital-Photography-School.com also said “OLED viewfinder, highresolution images, array of controls, built in flash, wireless flash control”. Digital-Photography-School.com also said “TriNavi knobs and overall build quality are topnotch”.

Good Flash

Several Sony NEX-7 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good flash. Digital-Photography-School.com wrote in their Sony NEX-7 review “Builtin flash cannot act as a wireless master”. Digital-Photography-School.com also said “Good general responsiveness Builtin flash”.

Good Support

A few customers mentioned in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. Digital-Photography-School.com mentioned “Full manual controls plus RAW support” in their review of this digital camera. Digital-Photography-School.com also wrote “Full manual on CDROM”.

Nice Design

One person said in their reviews that it was good looking. Digital-Photography-School.com wrote in their review of the Sony NEX-7 four years ago “Gorgeous OLED electronic viewfinder” . One person said in their reviews that it was a good design. Digital-Photography-School.com wrote “Nice design and handling Customisable interface” in their review of this digital camera.

Easy to Use

Some people who reviewed the product considered that it was easy to use. Digital-Photography-School.com wrote “Handy electronic level”. One person mentioned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Digital-Photography-School.com wrote “Comfortable to shoot with”.

One customer who bought this digital camera wrote that it was easy to handle.

Good Connectivity

One Sony NEX-7 reviewer said in their reviews that the product was wifi compatible.

Good Video Capture

Some customers who reviewed it thought it was good for video recording. Digital-Photography-School.com mentioned “Good 1080 HD video mode” in their Sony NEX-7 review. Digital-Photography-School.com also mentioned “Video quality is excellent”.

Good Size

One Sony NEX-7 owner who reviewed the Sony NEX-7 considered that it was a good body shape. Digital-Photography-School.com wrote four years ago “Body and lens scratch easily” in their review. One Sony NEX-7 owner who purchased it considered that it was compact.

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Sony NEX-7 supports video capability, which is unusual. Most of the other MILC cameras that have been around for more than two years do not support video capability.

There are a number of alternative cameras which support video capability currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-GF2[pl_584440_price], or the Lumix DMC-GF5[pl_1433511_price] both from Panasonic.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Sony NEX-7 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other MILC cameras that came out around the same time as the NEX-7.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2[plb_584440_price], or the Olympus PEN E-PL6[plb_2168948_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other MILC cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the Sony NEX-7 has a built-in flash.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the 1 J3[pl_1858479_price], or the 1 J4[pl_2510399_price] both from Nikon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2[plb_584440_price].

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

At 10 times zoom factor, the Sony NEX-7 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other MILC cameras that have been around for more than two years. Across all the MILC cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the NEX-7 the digital zooms range from 2x to 150x.

If you want a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm[plb_1840381_price] (14x) which is also higher rated.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

This camera supports an MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on MILC cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this camera is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2[plb_584440_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), the Leica M[plb_2212774_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), or the Samsung 20[plb_2083247_price] (SD| SDHC| SDXC and higher rated).

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Features Two Image Quality Adjustments

The Sony NEX-7 has a greater number of image adjustment modes than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. The most frequently featured image quality adjustment is Contrast, but this image quality adjustment is not featured on this Sony digital camera. The image quality adjustments Saturation and Sharpness are also featured on this digital camera.

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Very High Playback Zoom (max)

The average playback zoom (max) of digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the NEX-7 is 16x. When compared to other cameras of this type and age that we have assessed, the playback zoom (max) of the Sony NEX-7 of 38.8 times zoom factor is one of the highest.

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Stereo Audio System

This camera has a Stereo audio system, which is the most frequently found audio system on cameras of this age and spec.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the Sony NEX-7 is more than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. The most frequently supported image formats supported is JPG, but this image formats supported is not supported by this camera. The image formats supporteds JPEG XR and RAW are also supported by this digital camera.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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Electrical Viewfinder Type

This camera has an Electrical viewfinder type, which is the most commonly found viewfinder type on MILC cameras that were launched more than two years ago. Most compact cameras do not have enough space to accommodate an optical viewfinder and use the display screen on the back as an electrical viewfinder.

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Quite Many Total Megapixels

Cameras of this type and age have total megapixelss of between 12MP and 48MP. The Sony NEX-7 has one of the more total megapixelss (24.7 megapixels) amongst cameras of this age.

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Has Three Photo Effectss

The Sony NEX-7 has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera has a Vivid photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on digital cameras of this spec and age. The photo effectss "Black&White" and "Sepia" are also found on this Sony camera.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Sony NEX-7 has a higher image resolution than most digital cameras of this type and age. This Sony camera has a 6000 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most MILC cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution.

A 6000 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution is actually the best image resolution amongst all cameras of a comparable type and age to the NEX-7.

The worst image resolution across similar types of camera is 4000 x 3000 pixels.

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± 5EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Sony NEX-7 has a ± 5EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than the ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction found on most MILC cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

This digital camera's light exposure correction (± 5EV (1/3EV step)) is in fact the best light exposure correction across all cameras of a similar age and type to the NEX-7.

A ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is the worst light exposure correction amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

The Sony NEX-7 has a wider flash exposure correction than most similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera has a ±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction, whereas most MILC cameras that are a comparable age to it have a ±2EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction. The best flash exposure correction of all MILC cameras that came out around the same time as the NEX-7 is ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) and the worst is ±1EV (1/3 EV step).

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Has Five White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Sony NEX-7 is more than most comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years. The most commonly found white balance is Auto, but this white balance is not found on this Sony digital camera. The white balances Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent and Shade are also found on this Sony camera.

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Has Three Shooting Modess

The Sony NEX-7 has a greater number of shooting modes than most MILC cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera has a Manual shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on MILC cameras that came out more than two years ago. The shooting modess "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this Sony camera.

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Has One Image Editing

The number of image editing modes found on the Sony NEX-7 is more than most MILC cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This Sony camera has a Rotating image editing, which is the most commonly found image editing found on digital cameras of this type and age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This digital camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many MILC cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Supports Two ISO Sensitivitys

The Sony NEX-7 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 200, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Sony camera. The ISO sensitivitys 100 and 16000 are also supported by this camera.

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1440 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Sony NEX-7 has a maximum video resolution of 1440 x 1080 pixels. That's over five times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution. Across all similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the NEX-7 the video resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 4096 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Features Six Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The Sony NEX-7 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera features a Continuous Auto Focus auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on cameras of a similar age and spec to the NEX-7. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Centre weighted Auto Focus", "Flexible Spot Auto Focus", "Multi Point Auto Focus", "Single Auto Focus" and "Spot Auto Focus" are also featured on this Sony digital camera.

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Supports Two Power Source Types

The Sony NEX-7 has a greater number of power sources than most MILC cameras that were released more than two years ago. This digital camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by MILC cameras that have been around for more than two years. The power source type "AC" is also supported by this camera.

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Very Short Flash Sync-Speed

At only 0.00625 seconds, the Sony NEX-7 has a fairly short flash sync-speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the NEX-7. Across all the MILC cameras that were released more than two years ago the flash sync-speeds range from 0.004s to 4s, and the average flash sync-speed is 0.96s.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many MILC cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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11 Reasons Against

Poor Battery Life

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that it did not have a good battery life. Digital-Photography-School.com mentioned “Control placement, lowlight autofocus, slower AF than some CSC competitors, limited battery life”. Digital-Photography-School.com also wrote “Poor battery life 230 photos) Coninuous shooting with AF a bit slow 3.5 fps”.

Unacceptable Noise Level

One Sony NEX-7 reviewer thought it was not noisy. Four years ago Digital-Photography-School.com wrote “Can't take a still photo while filming video Noisy shutter”.

Quite Low Megapixel

Similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the NEX-7 have megapixels of between 2.3MP and 46MP, and the average megapixel is 18MP. When compared to other MILC cameras that were released more than two years ago, the megapixel of the Sony NEX-7 of only 2.4 megapixels is one of the lowest.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a higher megapixel then you might want to consider the Olympus PEN E-PM1[plb_1710326_price] (12.3MP), or the Pentax Q7[plb_2058121_price] (12.4MP).

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec, the Sony NEX-7 does not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Nikon 1 J4[plb_2510399_price], or the Samsung 20[plb_2083247_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most digital cameras of this age and type do not have a GPS (satellite). The Sony NEX-7 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

Other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might want to look at include the 20[pl_2083247_price], or the NX[pl_2082510_price] both from Samsung which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

The Sony NEX-7 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as the NEX-7 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Sony NEX-7 does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the NEX-7 also do not have an image stabilizer.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of only 921.6 pixels, the Sony NEX-7 has a very low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the NEX-7. The display resolution (numeric)s of similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the NEX-7 range from 33 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The Sony NEX-7 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the NEX-7. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony camera.

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Only Supports Four Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Sony NEX-7 is more than most MILC cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This camera supports a RAW camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0", "DPOF 1.1" and "Exif 2.3" are also supported by this Sony camera.

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Only 25 Auto Focus (AF) Pointss

Most MILC cameras that are a similar age to the NEX-7 have between 11 and 799 auto Focus (AF) pointss, including the Sony NEX-7 which has 25 auto Focus (AF) pointss.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony NEX-7

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera was released over three years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Sony NEX-7 has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other MILC cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the NEX-7.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen cameras currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2[plb_584440_price], or the Nikon 1 J3[plb_1858479_price].

If you want a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the NX300[pl_2096674_price] (3.31"), the NX300M[pl_2205970_price] (3.31"), or the NX2000[pl_2085238_price] (3.7") all from Samsung which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

The Sony NEX-7 has a relatively standard weight (291 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

Cameras with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Fujifilm X-E1[plb_1555146_price] (300g).

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the Sony Alpha A7 II[plb_2584731_price] which has better reviews.

If the sensor type of this MILC digital camera is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the Leica M Monochrom[plb_1983444_price] (CCD) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Image Stabilizer Location
Sensor Format
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour of Product
Material
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Lens Mount Interface
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Guide Number
Flash Sync-Speed
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Exposure Lock
Flash Exposure Correction
Flash Metering Modes
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Audio System
Noise Reduction
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Magnification
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Connection to PC
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
3D
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Dioptre Correction
Anti-Dust Function
Image Quality Adjustment
Image Editing
Camera File System
Live View
Camera Playback
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Battery Level Indicator
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Panorama
Aperture Priority AE
Digital SLR
USB 2.0 Connectors
Manual Exposure
Shutter Priority AE
Electrical Viewfinder
Rotating
HDMI Out
Display Tilting

Expert Reviews

This is a big gun in a small package. Considering the sensor has been ported from the A65 and A77 you would expect a fairly zinging performance and you?re not wrong!The interchangeable lens,... Read more…

Extremely high resolution 24.3MP)
Bestinclass OLED viewfinder
Innovative TriNavi controls
Full HD 50p and 25p video recording
Great shutter responsiveness
ISO 3 200 and beyond unsuitable for large prints
Body and lens scratch easily
Not exactly compact with the kit lens attached
Costs a pretty penny
Cost
4 March 2015

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Sublime photo quality
Compact design
Tilting display can be useful
Portable and comfortable camera design, very high image quality on par with prosumer level digital SLRs, lots of detail from the 24.3megapixel APSC sensor, extremely quick and responsive to use, blazi
Design
Not as stylish as rivals
While the small electronic viewfinder is better than most we've tried, it will still make you miss an optical viewfinder, inferior kit lens, you still need to go into menus to change modes
Price
So-so kit lens
Proprietary hot shoe
19 February 2012

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Excellent pictures and video
Fast performance
Very easy to use
Builtin EVF
Trinavi interface
Still doesn't have DSLRlevel manual control
OLED viewfinder is mediocre
Lens ecosystem isn't as good as Nikon or Canon
Expensive for a mirrorless camera
Dial-and-wheel interface can be confusing

User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 14 April 2015 by JH Mark
JH Mark would recommend the Sony NEX-7 (Verified Purchase)

I'm a professional photographer and work with a full kit. I wanted something smaller that was easy to carry with me for my personal work, and offered more flexibility than a cell phone or p & s... Read more…

Fast Accurate Auto-Focus
Fast Shutter Speed
Good Image Quality
Good Image Stabilization
Large Clear LCD
Noisy At High ISO
Limited Zoom
Short Battery Life
Poor In Low Light
Poor Image Preview
Reviewed 16 June 2015 by The Flower
The Flower would recommend the Sony NEX-7 (Verified Purchase)

Replace a Sony NEX-5. The NEX-5 did not have a viewfinder which I sorely missed. Was worth the money to upgraded to NEX-7...

Easy To Use
Fast Accurate Auto-Focus
Fast Shutter Speed
Good Image Quality
Good Image Stabilization
Short Battery Life
Lag Shutter Delay
Noisy At High ISO
Poor In Low Light
There's some loss of image clarity in very low light situations that I've noticed does not occur with my friend's 7000, but other than that I've found no real cons
Reviewed 5 July 2012 by AA
AA would recommend the Sony NEX-7 (Verified Purchase)

Camera is grate, light , user frindly and produce exelant pix...

Easy To Use
Fast Accurate Auto-Focus
Good Image Quality
Good Image Stabilization
High ISO Performance
Noisy At High ISO
Short Battery Life
Too many menus
Menu Design
Fiddly Menuinterface

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027242833838, 04905524809350, 04905524809367, 04905524809374, 04905524809428, 04905524809466, 04905524809473, 04905524809480

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