“The NEX-7 is the most exciting camera that I’ve had the pleasure of using in the past five years.”
Photoxels Editor’s note: When we started to announce way back that the Interchangeable Lens Camera, aka compact mirrorless DSLRs, would one day [soon] replace traditional mirrored DSLRs, we got the usual snickers and “you don’t know what you are talking about” comments. We could see it coming back then because the reason to have a mirror in a DSLR was simply gone: the mirror allowed the photographer to see what was coming thru the lens. Well, the LCD allowed the photographer to do one better: to see what exactly was being captured by the image sensor. As both the resolution and quality of the LCD and then the EVF progressed to the point they matched the DSLR optical viewfinder, the future was set. Removing a now useless mirror was a logical next step and the compact mirrorless DSLRs with their smaller size and weight have proven a favorite of photographers. They are so much a match for DSLRs in every respect that now even seasoned professional photographers are starting to migrate toward them as their system camera of choice — as this pro reviewer admits and another pro reviewer launched sansmirror (“mirrorless”). What are you buying this Holiday season?
Luminous Landscape has published their review of the Sony NEX-7, an Interchangeable Lens Camera (“compact mirrorless DSLR”) with a 24.3MP Exmor™ APS HD CMOS (23.5 X 15.6mm) sensor, built-in 0.50-in. XGA OLED EVF (Electronic viewfinder) (2,359k dots), 3.0-in. tiltabe LCD (921k dots), Tri-Navi manual conmtrols, iAUTO, PASM, Scene Modes, Sweep Panorama, Anti Motion Blur, Manual Focus, Background Defocus, Picture Effect, Hand-held Twilight Mode, Peaking function, built-in pop-up flash, hot shoe, Continuous Shooting at 10fps, Auto HDR, Dynamic Range Optimizer, RAW, Anti-Dust Technology, and Full HD 1080p Movie 1920 x 1080/60p AVCHD 2.0 with stereo sound and full manual control.
You can read the Sony NEX-7 Review @ Luminous Landscape.