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Sony NEX-7 Black Digital SLR Camera - NEX-7B

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24.3 Megapixels/ OLED Viewfinder/ Up To 10 fps Shooting/ DSLR-Class APS C Image Sensor/ Full HD Movies At 60p/60i/24p/ Tri-Navi Manual Control/ Built-In Pop-Up Flash/ Tiltable 3.0" Xtra Fine LCD Display/ 3D Sweep Panorama Mode/ 6-Image Layering/ Auto High Dynamic Range (HDR)/ BIONZ Image Processor/ Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO)/ 25-Point Auto Focus/ Exmor CMOS Sensor/ 11 Picture Effect Modes/ Ultrasonic Anti-Dust System/ Body Only/ Black Finish.
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Sony NEX-7 Black Digital SLR Camera, Model NEX7B

More than a pocket camera, the 24.3 megapixel NEX-7 exceeds expectations. Here’s performance that would give most DSLRs camera envy, including interchangeable lenses, a 2359K dot OLED eye-level TTL viewfinder, up to 10fps shooting, and outstanding Tri-Navi™ 3-dial manual control. HD movies are superb with Full 1920 x 1080 resolution at 60p, 60i and 24p.

Features:

  • DSLR quality in your pocket
    Here’s the same APS-C sensor size as a DSLR, with higher resolution than most DSLRs and the interchangeable lenses that make DSLRs so attractive. Yet the camera is about half the size and weight of a typical DSLR camera. Removing the conventional mirror box and viewfinder makes it possible
  • 24.3 MP; best-in-class resolution
    You get incredible detail and gorgeous enlargements thanks to a 24.3 megapixel sensor. It’s the highest resolution among pocket cameras as of August 2011
  • World’s first OLED viewfinder
    There’s never been anything quite like the Tru-Finder™ OLED electronic viewfinder. For size, speed and brightness even after sunset, this is a gem. This eye-level, through-the-lens, viewfinder begins with 2359K dots for amazing resolution and high contrast ratio for incredible depth. OLED reduces motion blur to a bare minimum. You can also see the results of camera adjustments in real time with superb color and detail
  • Up to 10 fps shooting
    Capture the decisive moment in sports and get the ideal baby photo. Up to 10 fps continuous shooting at full 24.3 MP resolution with exposure and focus fixed at the first frame. Standard continuous shooting at up to 2.5 fps
  • DSLR-class APS C image sensor
    Sensor size is the key to picture quality. The APS C class sensor provides gorgeous imaging with 58% more area than Micro Four-Thirds sensors and an amazing 13 times the area of a point & shoot image sensor
  • Full HD Movies at 60p/60i/24p
    Capture HD Movies in your choice of super-smooth 60p, standard 60i or cinematic 24p, all at Full HD 1920x1080 resolution. AVCHD™ codec delivers stunning picture quality. MP4 codec offers smaller files for easier upload to the web
  • HD movies with full manual control
    Now you don’t need to surrender control when you shoot HD movies. Enjoy the full expressive potential of Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority or Manual (P/A/S/M) control in HD movie mode
  • Tri-Navi™ manual control
    Perfect for experienced shooters, Tri-Navi control gives you three separate control dials for direct, hands-on access to three settings at a time. As just one example, the dials can set aperture, exposure compensation and ISO
  • Built-in pop-up flash
    Enjoy the convenience of flash photography everywhere you go. Guide Number 6
  • Hot shoe for a system flashes
    Take your photography even further with access to the entire range of Sony a system flashes and flash accessories
  • Accepts A Mount lenses via adaptors
    Both the LA-EA1 and EA2 adapters (sold separately) allow you to attach the full range of Sony A mount lenses
  • Phase Detect AF with adaptor
    The LA-EA2 lens mount adaptor (sold separately) is the world’s first with Sony’s award-winning Translucent Mirror Technology. This provides super-fast and accurate Phase Detection AF when used with Sony A mount lenses
  • Tiltable 3.0" LCD
    Sony's 3.0” Xtra Fine LCD™ monitor has 921K dots for superb resolution. The TruBlack™ screen includes a special resin layer to suppress internal reflections, increasing contrast compared to conventional LCDs. Sunny Weather mode boosts visibility even further. Tilts down 45° and up 80° to frame high- and low-angle shots that would otherwise be hit-or-miss
  • Object Tracking AF
    Locks onto a specified object and maintains focus even as the subject moves. Unpredictable subjects stay in focus even while zooming. You can concentrate on composition without worrying about focus
  • World’s shortest release time lag
    Helps ensure that the image you want is the image you get. Once auto focus occurs, release time lag is the delay between fully pressing the shutter release and when the camera actually starts taking the picture. Long lag makes it harder to capture fast-moving objects. The Sony NEX-7 boasts the shortest release time in the world (as of August 2011) at only 0.02 seconds
  • Accepts Sony® E-mount lenses
    Compatible with Sony’s expanded line of E Mount lenses. These smaller, lighter lenses are specifically designed for a compact interchangeable lens cameras. Opens up a world of creative options
  • Peaking function
    Manual focus becomes much easier because peaking highlights the edges that are in focus in your choice of three colors (white, red, or yellow). This is especially helpful during macro or portrait photography where your focus setting can make or break your shot
  • 3D Sweep Panorama™ Mode
    Capture vast scenic vistas and 16:9 shots in spectacular 3D. As you sweep across the panorama, the camera records separate right-eye and left-eye images that make landscapes come alive on your 3D television. Records both JPEG and MPO file formats
  • Sweep Panorama™ Mode
    Capture expansive landscapes automatically. Press the shutter, sweep vertically or horizontally. The camera does the rest, continuously shooting images and stitching them together
  • 6-image layering
    Leverages the fast BIONZ® processor to capture six images in a fraction of a second, and then combine the data. The result is an incredible single image that controls blur in Anti-Motion Blur mode or gets cleaner, sharper nighttime pictures in Hand-held Twilight mode
  • Auto HDR
    High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography captures more scene contrast than a single exposure can handle by combining the best highlight detail from one shot and the best shadow detail from another for one incredible shot. (Recommended for still subjects.)
  • P/A/S/M modes for video and stills
    Enjoy a full range of controls for video and still shooting from the beginner's iAUTO mode to P/A/S/M: Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Manual. On-screen prompts help you refine your skills, build your confidence and exercise greater creative control
  • Intelligent Auto Focus
    Pre-focuses as you compose the shot, further reducing focusing time to a bare minimum
  • iAUTO mode
    Unifies and simplifies Sony intelligent technologies. Takes advantage of Intelligent Scene Recognition, Face Detection technology, and Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization without leaving auto mode so you always get the best shot
  • BIONZ® image processor
    The brain of the camera is a Sony’s BIONZ® image processor substantially upgraded for the demands of 24.3 megapixel photography. Chroma noise reduction delivers high-resolution, low-noise photos even at ISO 16000 sensitivity. Also enables fast processing for up to 10 fps continuous shooting of data-intensive 24.3 MP images, 2D/3D Sweep Panorama™ modes and 6-image layering
  • Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO)
    Improves results with backlit subjects and recovers details hidden in shadows. Settings include Auto, Level with a choice of five operating levels and Off
  • Accepts non-Sony lenses via adaptor
    You can use the camera with a universe of lenses from Canon, Nikon, Leica, Olympus and others. The success of Sony’s NEX series, combined with the ultra-short 18 mm flange back distance has inspired third-party manufacturers to provide lens adaptors. In addition, Sony has disclosed the E Mount specification to Carl Zeiss, Cosina, Sigma and Tamron
  • 25-point Auto Focus
    25 sensors cover a very wide area of the scene, for accurate focusing even when the subject is far from the center of the frame
  • HDMI® output
    Enjoy HD movies and stunning still images on a compatible HDTV. The camera includes an HDMI® output
  • Stamina™ battery power for up to 400 shots
    Take up to 400 shots on a single charge with Sony® lithium ion Stamina™ battery power (using LCD monitor). Sony's InfoLITHIUM® battery system enables you to see the percent of power remaining, so you can keep shooting in confidence
  • Sony Exmor™ CMOS sensor
    Sony Exmor™ technology uses column-parallel A/D converters for high resolution and high frame rates. Double noise reduction minimizes image noise, even in low light
  • 11 Picture Effect modes
    Discover innovative ways to make your images and videos pop. These include Posterization, Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color, Soft High-key, High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, and Miniature
  • Ultrasonic anti-dust system
    Dust on the image sensor leads to blemishes in the picture. To protect the sensor, Sony incorporates an advanced ultrasonic system, which effectively shakes dust off the sensor surface

Specifications:

Camera

  • Lens Compatibility: Sony E-mount lens, (Sony A-mount lenses when used with LA-EA1 or LA-EA2 lens adaptor)
  • Camera Type: Sony E-mount interchangeable lens digital camera

Imaging Sensor

  • Imaging Sensor: Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor (23.5 X 15.6mm)
  • Processor: BIONZ™ image processor
  • Anti Dust: Charge protection coating on Low-Pass Filter and electromagnetic vibration mechanism
  • Pixel Gross: Approx. 24.7 megapixels
  • Effective Picture Resolution: Approx. 24.3 megapixels
  • Focal Length Conversion Factor: 1.5x
  • Color Filter System: RGB primary color filters

Recording

  • Media Type: Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Pro-HG Duo™/PRO-HG HX Duo™ media SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
  • Color Space: sRGB, AdobeRGB
  • Still Image Mode: JPEG (Standard, Fine), RAW, RAW+JPEG
  • Still Image Size 16:9: L size: 6000 x 3376 (20M) M size: 4240 x 2400 (10M) S size: 3008 x1688 (5.1M)
  • Still Image Size 3:2: L size: 6000 x 4000 (24M) M size: 4240 x 2832 (12M) S size: 3008 x 2000 (6M)
  • Panorama Still Image Size: Horizontal Wide: 12,416 x 1,856 (23M) Horizontal Std.: 8,192 x 1,856 (15M) Vertical Wide: 2,160 x 5,536 (12M) Vertical Std.: 2,160 x 3,872 (8.4M) 3D
  • Sweep Panorama: Horizontal Wide: 7152 X 1080 (7.7M) Horizontal Std.: 4912 X 1080 (5.3M) 16:9: 1920 X 1080 (2.1M)
  • Video Format: AVCHD / MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC (H.264))
  • Video Mode: AVCHD: PS - 1920 x 1080/60p@28Mbps FX - 1920 x 1080/60i@24Mbps FH - 1920 x 1080/60i@17Mbps FX - 1920 x 1080/24p@24Mbps FH - 1920 x 1080/24p@17Mbps MP4: HD - 1440 x 1080/ 30p@12Mbps VGA - 640 x 480/ 30p@3Mbps
  • Video Signal: NTSC color, EIA standards
  • Audio Format: Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC
  • Microphone/Speaker: Built-in stereo microphone; Built-in, monaural speaker
  • Still Image File Format: JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3format), 3D MPO (MPF Extended compliant)

Optics/Lens

  • Lens Mount Type: Sony E-mount

Viewfinder

  • Type: 0.50" XGA OLED EVF (Electronic viewfinder) (2,359k dots)
  • Diopter Adjustment: -4.0m-1 to +1.0m-1
  • Field of View: Approx. 100%
  • Magnification: 1.09x (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1 )

LCD Display

  • LCD Type: 3.0” TFT Xtra Fine™ LCD (921,600 pixels) w/TruBlack™ technology
  • Angle Adjustment: Up: Approx. 90 degrees, Down: Approx. 45 degrees
  • Brightness Control: Auto, Manual (5 steps between -2 to +2), Sunny Weather
  • Coverage: 100%
  • Live View: Yes, (Constant AF Live View)
  • Real-time image adjustment display: Yes(On/Off)
  • Histogram: Yes (On/off)
  • Peaking: Yes (MF only, Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off), (Color: White/Red/Yellow)
  • Grid Display: Yes (On/off)
  • Customization: Brightness: Auto, Manual, Sunny Weather; Display Color: Black, White, Blue, Pink

Focus Control

  • Focus System: Contrast AF
  • Focus Points: 25 points
  • AF Modes: Single-shot AF(AF-S), Continuous AF(AF-C) selectable, Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus
  • Focus Area: Multi Point AF (25 points), Center Weighted AF, Flexible Spot AF
  • Focus Sensitivity: 0 EV to +20 EV (at ISO100 conversion with F2.8 lens)
  • Manual Focus Assist: Yes MF assist(5.9x, 11.7x)
  • Focus Features: Predictive Focus Control, Focus Lock
  • AF Illuminator: Built-in LED, Range: approx. 18" - 9' (0.5m-3m)

Exposure System

  • Picture Effect(s): 11 types (15 variations): Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R,G,B,Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature
  • Auto Exposure Lock: Yes (AE Lock with focus lock)
  • Color Temperature: 2500 - 9900 k with 15-step each Magenta/Green compensation (G7 to M7), Amber/Blue (A7 to B7)
  • Creative Style: Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait , Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn leaves, Black & White, Sepia (Contrast (-3 to +3steps), Saturation(-3 to +3steps), Sharpness(-3 to +3steps))
  • D-Range Optimizer: Yes: (Auto, Level, Off)
  • Exposure Bracketing: Yes: (3 Continuous)
  • Exposure Compensation: +/-5.0 EV(1/3EV steps)
  • Exposure Settings: iAUTO, Program AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter priority (S), Manual (M), Sweep Panorama (2D), 3D Sweep Panorama, Anti Motion Blur, Scene Selection
  • ISO: Auto (ISO 100-16000), Selectable (ISO 100 to 1600)
  • Metering: Advanced 1200-zone evaluative metering
  • Metering Modes: Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
  • Metering Sensitivity: 0EV-20EV, (at ISO 100 equivalent w/ f/2.8 lens)
  • Noise Reduction: Long Exposure NR: (On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 second) High ISO NR: (High/Normal/Low)
  • Scene Mode(s): Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports action, Sunset, Night portrait, Night View, Handheld Twilight
  • White Balance Mode: Auto,Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Setting the color temperature, Color Filter, Custom

Drive System

  • Continuous Shooting Speed: Continuous (Variable) Speed Priority (up to 10fps)
  • Drive Mode: Single-shot, Continuous, Speed Priority, Self-timer, Continuous Self-timer, Bracketing
  • Self-timer: 2-sec. or 10-sec. delay, (single, continuous 3 or 5 frames)
  • Shutter Speeds: 1/4000 to 30 seconds, bulb
  • Shutter Type: Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane shutter

Flash

  • Flash Compensation: ±3.0 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
  • Flash Coverage: FOV coverage up to 18 mm (in the focal length)
  • Flash Metering System: Pre-flash TTL
  • Flash Modes: Auto, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Hi-speed sync., Wireless (with external flash), Off
  • Flash Type: Built-in, Pop-up Auto
  • Guide Number: 6 (in meters at ISO100)
  • Recycling Time: Approx. 4 sec.

Advanced Features

  • Face Detection: On/On (Regist. Faces)/Off
  • Smile Shutter™ technology: Smile shutter (selectable from 3 steps)
  • Auto High Dynamic Range: Yes, (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1-6 EV at 1.0 EV step), off)
  • Sweep Panorama: Horizontal (Wide/Standard), Vertical, and 3D Panorama

Interface

  • BRAVIA® Sync™: Yes, via HDMI with compatible BRAVIA HDTV
  • DVDirect: Yes, via USB
  • HD Output: HDMI® (TypeC mini)
  • Memory Card Slot: Dual compatibility slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Pro-HG Duo™/PRO-HG HX Duo™ media - SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
  • PhotoTV HD: Yes, with BRAVIA Sync™ enabled HDTV and HDMI® cable
  • USB Port(s): USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage, MTP)

Power

  • Battery Type: InfoLITHIUM® NP-FW50 (7.2V)
  • Number of Still Images: Approx. 430 images (CIPA standard)

Software

  • Supplied Software: PMB (Picture Motion Browser) v5.2; Image Data Converter SR v3.2; Image Data Lightbox SR v2.2
  • Operating System Compatibility: Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1; Mac OS X (v10.3-v10.6), PMB is not compatible with Mac OS. Camera (via USB), Image Data Converter, and Image Data Lightbox software are compatible with Mac OS

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 2-3/4"
  • Width: 4-3/4"
  • Depth: 1-11/16"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 10.3 oz
  • Shipping: 2 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details
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TypeMirrorless
Effective Pixels24.3 Megapixels
Records VideoYes
Records HD VideoYes
Height (inches)2.75
Width (inches)4.75
Depth (inches)1.68
Built-In FlashYes
Focal Length1.5x
Focus ModesPortrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports action, Sunset, Night portrait, Night View, Handheld Twilight
Image StabilizationYes
LCD Screen Size (inches)3
LCD TypeTFT
Red-Eye ReductionYes
Self TimerYes
Self Timer Delay2sec., 10sec.
Shutter Speed1/4000 to 30 seconds
Storage MediaDual compatibility slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Pro-HG Duo™/PRO-HG HX Duo™ media - SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
Power SourceInfoLITHIUM® NP-FW50 (7.2V)
White BalanceAuto,Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Setting the color temperature, Color Filter, Custom
  

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Sony NEX-7 Black Digital SLR Camera
 
4.3

(based on 15 reviews)

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All i can say is.....WOW

I just got my Nex-7 from my local store (National Camera). I pre ordered a long time ago and they finally gave me a call! I am in no rush and I...Read complete review

I just got my Nex-7 from my local store (National Camera). I pre ordered a long time ago and they finally gave me a call! I am in no rush and I think Sony made a tremedous effort to get some of these out before Christmas (I would have waited till March, but thanks for the early christmas gift sony :) I also have the Nex-5n and will say that once you hold a Nex-7 you will not look back... the EVF is amazing and the tri-nav makes all the difference. If you can wait and spring the cash for the nex-7....you wont regret it! I am now waiting for my 24 1.8 zeiss. Only thing i could wish for now is more weather proofing and a full fram sensor (wishful dreaming). This little camera will go with me more than My D7000.

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NEX7 Autofocus needs a LOT of work

I have the kit lens, the 55-210, and the Zeiss 24/1.8. I also had a NEX5 (not the "N"). The NEX5 autofocus was awesome (thank goodness...Read complete review

I have the kit lens, the 55-210, and the Zeiss 24/1.8. I also had a NEX5 (not the "N"). The NEX5 autofocus was awesome (thank goodness because of no EVF) and MUCH better than the AF on the 7. I am (please read this Sony) hoping for an awesome improvement in this with the firmware update. (please Sony? please, please?) I also am thankful they have the "enlarge for manual focus" option. I would be DEAD without this! Wish I still had my NEX5 in the mean time though. That being said, maybe my camera is defective? (Sony?)

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great little, lightweight camera

By Rob925

from San Francisco Bay Area

Comments about Sony NEX-7 Black Digital SLR Camera:

I grew up in the film era with all metal Canons and lenses and a lot of controls on the outside of the cameras. I originally bought the NEX-5 when it frst came out and thought it was a great camera to get back into photography. I was dissapointed with the lack of controls outside of the menu system and the lack of a grip. When the NEX-7 came out it was an easy decision to upgrade. And it had an eye level viewer and a grip. The only two problems I have with the Sony Alpha cameras is that the form factor is still too small and light. I have small adult hands (maybe Asians have smaller hands) and even I have problems holding the camera and I'm always accidently touching something, like the movie button, which has been disabled but still gives me an error message right in the middle of taking a shot. Memo to Sony: I KNOW THE MOVIE BUTTON HAS BEEN DISABLED. I'M NOT STUPID. Secondly, I've realized that the weight of the camera/lens helps one hold the camera steady and compose the shot (IMHO), even with IS. If I was a tourist or out all day shooting without taking the camera in and out of a bag, I'd definitely buy a half leather case to protect the camera and help with gripping it. Unless Sony increases the size and weight, I doubt that the NEX series will ever become a professional, working camera. I guess that's why they have the Alpha series. I gave a Yes recommendation, but with reservations.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best in class

By ProfHamilton3

from NY

Comments about Sony NEX-7 Black Digital SLR Camera:

The Nex-7 is the last stop before a pro-sumer (professional consumer) level system. If you are already a pro looking for a smaller and extremely smart flexible in-hand system then this is your mark. Worth every penny! Loads of fun.

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5.0

Love this camera!

By Garushiya

from Yokosuka, Japan

Comments about Sony NEX-7 Black Digital SLR Camera:

No matter how fast I take shots, the pictures come out really great. The pictures are so clear that you would see the finer details of the subject. I have been wanting to buy a DSLR for myself but I don't like the bulk and the weight of it. NEX-7 is small, light and so convenient to use.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Awesome but...

By Anonymous

from New York, NY

Comments about Sony NEX-7 Black Digital SLR Camera:

Everything else is excellent except for the video button that keeps getting accidentally activated (without a possibility of disabling it). I have run down my battery and filled up my memory card because of it. Please SONY provide a firmware update to disable it.

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5.0

Starting to LOVE it!

By WarrenJ808

from Wailuku, Maui & Yokohama, Japan

Comments about Sony NEX-7 Black Digital SLR Camera:

First, let it be known that if you are upgrading from a point and shoot this camera is not the one to do it with. It's not exactly a DSLR killer but a well seasoned photographer will be able to take advantage of it's fantastic sensor. I took a chance first with the NEX-5N. Then my wife took it from me. What better replacement than the NEX-7, right? I believe strongly that mirrorless is the future of Photography and Sony has filled that niche. The EVF is excellent, stills image and video quality both superb, and the handling is remarkably good for such a small camera. Image quality is difficult to fault. The 24MP sensor is capable of recording huge amounts of detail (just as long as your lens can deliver it), which is one of the "faults" of this camera. You need quality lenses in order to take advantage of the sensor. With adapters available you have an unlimited choice of lenses from the other makers. Control dials and buttons are highly customizable which makes me wonder why the other makers never consider doing it this way. The nice little size actually fit my hand much better than the full size DSLRs. The one drawback is the top two dial are indistinguishable so you may accidentally change the wrong settings. Also, there are no way to save customized settings so you have to think about your shots or use the iA mode more often. The NEX-7 is an amazing piece of technology and I feel Sony has done right with the NEX series. Can't wait to see what comes next!

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3.0

shadows on bottom of phots using flash

By neal1740

from highland park il

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Image Stabilization

Cons

  • Lag / Shutter Delay
  • Poor Image Quality
  • Short Battery Life

Best Uses

  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Travel

Comments about Sony NEX-7 Black Digital SLR Camera:

I was very surprised with the flash photo nice weight very limited choice of lenses

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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4.0

more attention to manual lens users please

By Tully

from Kansas

Comments about Sony NEX-7 Black Digital SLR Camera:

I love this camera but.... I shoot raw so the tri-navi isn't much use to me. This has been noted often on this and other forums. I also shoot exclusively on Leica M prime optics with manual focus. The peaking feature is really good but it would be much better if I could toggle it on and off with the tri-navi controls. I'd like to see my images without the highlights before I hit the shutter. I suspect this camera is being used by a lot of folks like me (raw files / legacy prime optics) so heads up sony engineers! Upgrade the software with us in mind!

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5.0

My 1st mirrorless camera

By JC

from Pleasanton, CA

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
  • Fast Shutter Speed
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • High ISO Performance
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Quiet
  • Tilt /Swivel LCD

Cons

  • Short Battery Life

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Travel
  • Video
  • Weddings/Events
  • Wildlife photos

Comments about Sony NEX-7 Black Digital SLR Camera:

Electronic viewfinder and the DMF function are the great features I like most.

Service and delivery comments:

Abt.com doesn't provide body + lens package for this product. This is the only thing I feel unsatisfactory.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Frustrated

By Tnex

from Undisclosed

Comments about Sony NEX-7 Black Digital SLR Camera:

I've been with NEX for two years and I really like it. I think Sony has developed something great. So I was very excited to upgrade to the NEX-7. I got it three weeks ago and have totally enjoyed it, both use and images- sometime I just like to pick it up!! But yesterday it presented me with "camera error". Sony's solution was to send it in for repair- ugh! They would only offer ground transportation, so a week each way and up to two weeks for the repair means no camera on my vacation in April. So in two years I've had two quality issues (the other is a poorly designed lens hood for the $1000 24MM Zeiss) and numerous customer service disappointments.... Well, stuff happens and maybe it's OK to be good enough. But I sometimes wish that Apple would make cameras!

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5.0

what a camera!

By LeBeauPhoto

from San Diego

Comments about Sony NEX-7 Black Digital SLR Camera:

Let me start by saying that I currently have teh Alpha900, the Alpha77, the NEX VG-20, and a few other Sony cameras and video cameras. I've been using Sony gear almost exclusively for the last decade. All those cameras get a lot of use, as did the Alpha55 before the A77. With that as a prologue, I can easily state that the NEX 7 is my favorite among all the cameras I've ever used. My evolution as a photographer was in the Aperture priority mode until the NEX 7 arrived. And suddenly, shooting in full manual mode is almost mandatory. The dials for shutter speed, aperture, and ISO are so available and responsive that one can't help but take full advantage of the feature. The result of this combination of features is that there is much less need or use for editing in post. Images come out very clean, with so little noise even in high ISO shots. I'm so eager to use this camera every day in every condition now. The only strange thing is that I have almost forgotten that I even own those other cameras.

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