The Sony NEX-7 Interchangeable Lens Camera (ILC, or compact mirrorless DSLR) is the almost perfect enthusiast camera in terms of handling, image quality and performance. It is recognized by most reviewers as one of the most — if not the most — exciting camera of 2011, and that’s including the traditional mirrored DSLRs in the mix.
The Sony NEX-7 features 24.3 MP resolution (on an Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor 23.5 X 15.6mm), 3.0-in. tiltabe LCD (921k-dot), built-in EVF (2,359k-dot), iAUTO, PASM, Scene Modes, Sweep Panorama, Anti Motion Blur, Manual Focus, Background Defocus, Picture Effect, Hand-held Twilight Mode, Peaking AF function, built-in flash, Continuous Shooting at up to 10fps, Auto HDR, Dynamic Range Optimizer, RAW, Anti-Dust Technology, and Full HD 1080p Movie 1920 x 1080/60p AVCHD with stereo sound.
The Sony NEX-7 seems to have taken the camera world by storm. The dust has yet to settle, but reviewers are already heaping upon it their highest awards. It’s not perfect by any means [be sure to read all the reviews in our list below] but when pro photographers start thinking seriously of swapping their traditional large and clunky mirrored DSLR and lenses for a smaller compact mirrorless DSLR, you know that there has been a definite paradigm shift. The compact mirrorless DSLR is now a force to reckon with and cameras like the NEX-7 shows us why. The Sony NEX-7 is an ideal compact serious enthusiast and advanced photographer camera with DSLR-level image quality, performance and low-light capability.
If you do not require a built-in high resolution electronic viewfinder and built-in flash, check out the cheaper but equally remarkable Sony NEX-5N.
|US | CA|
|Image Sensor||24.3 Megapixel, Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor (23.5 X 15.6mm)|
|Lens Mount||Sony E-mount|
|Image Stabilization||Lens-shift (optical), therefore dependent on lens attached|
|File Format||JPEG, RAW, RAW+JPEG|
|Media||SD / SDHC / SDXC
Memory Stick PRO Duo / Pro-HG Duo / PRO-HG HX Duo
|Viewfinder|| 0.50-in. XGA OLED EVF (Electronic viewfinder) (2,359k dot)
Field of View : Approx. 100%
|Shutter Speed|| Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane shutter
1/4000 ~ 30 sec., B
|Continuous Shooting||Continuous (Variable), Speed Priority (up to 10fps)|
|Shooting Modes||iAUTO, PASM, Scene mode|
|Exposure Metering||Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot|
|ISO sensitivity||Auto (ISO 100-16000), Selectable (ISO 100 to 1600)|
|Dust Reduction System||Charge protection coating on Low-Pass Filter and electromagnetic vibration mechanism|
|Autofocus||Contrast AF 25 points
Single-shot AF, Continuous AF, Direct Manual Focus, Manual Focus
Multi Point AF (25 points), Center Weighted AF, Flexible Spot AF
|White Balance||Auto,Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Setting the color temperature, Color Filter, Custom|
|Display Monitor||3.0 in. LCD, 921k-dot, Tiltable ( Up: Approx. 90 degrees, Down: Approx. 45 degrees)|
|Movie||AVCHD Full HD 1080/60p/60i/24p|
|Remote Control||RMT-DSLR1 Wireless Remote Commander (sold separately)|
|Battery||InfoLITHIUM® NP-FW50 (7.2V) (430 shots, CIPA) included|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||119.9 x 66.9 x 42.8 mm / 4-3/4 × 2-3/4 × 1-11/16 in.|
|Weight||291 g / 10.3 oz. (Body only)|
|MSRP||body only: US $1199.99 / CAD $1199.99 / UK £ / €
with Sony 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 kit lens: US $1399.99 / CAD $1399.99 / UK £ / €
*Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer. Please consult manufacturer’s site for latest specifications.
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|Body only||w/18-55mm kit lens|
|Body only||w/18-55mm kit lens|
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