NEX-7 feels larger than the Leica M9?

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Buchan-Grant
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Re: How can a camera that thin
In reply to AdamT, Aug 16, 2011

The M9 only seems 'fat' if you're used to holding something 'tiny'

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Re: NEX-7 feels larger than the Leica M9?
In reply to headofdestiny, Aug 16, 2011

yeah its definitely a little bigger which is no bad thing in my book, seems like a hell of a cam!
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Re: NEX-7 feels larger than the Leica M9?
In reply to headofdestiny, Aug 17, 2011

i believe the dimension is similar to that of the nex-5 + the height difference between the two.

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I just noticed- no tiltable LCD. :( n/t
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Where do you notice that?
In reply to relate22, Aug 17, 2011

I don't see anything that suggests it won't have a tilting screen.

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Re: I just noticed- no tiltable LCD. :( n/t
In reply to relate22, Aug 17, 2011

The bottom of the LCD in this shot looks like it could tilt.

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Re: I just noticed- no tiltable LCD. :( n/t
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headofdestiny wrote:

The bottom of the LCD in this shot looks like it could tilt.

I really hope you are right because after my last couple of cameras having a tiltable screens it is one or my must haves.

Only the other day I was taking a photo of a Kookaburra and as soon as I lifted the camera to my eye it saw me and flew away. Then 10 minutes later I took a photo of a Pee wee virtually under my feet looking down at the camera at my waist with the screen tilted and no problems.

Similar to lifting your camera to take people photos as soon as you do it people freeze with those fake smiles.

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its tiltable
In reply to relate22, Aug 17, 2011

maybe because of the evf eyepiece that you are having second thoughts on the tiltability of the screen?

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Re: True, if we can trust "leaked" photos
In reply to Rooru S, Aug 17, 2011

Adding even further to this, the NEX line, at least in Japan, is marketed heavily towards women. More so than "NEX in your pocket" that people may think abroad, over here in Japan, Sony markets it as a camera that can easily fit in a handbag or purse.

Take a look at the Sony JP site, it's all girly hehe

http://www.sony.jp/ichigan/index-e.html
http://www.sony.jp/ichigan/foryou/fashion/
http://www.sony.jp/ichigan/extension/NEX-C3bloggers/index.html

Rooru S wrote:

Do you realize the NEX-7 is not intended to fit a pocket? I'm sure, the advertising of the NEX-7 will be something like "Professional performance on a small package". Not as NEX-3/5/C3 with the "Professional Quality in your pocket" motto.

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Re: True, if we can trust "leaked" photos
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Wow. It makes me think the Alpha line was supposed to be for the men and the NEX line was for the women. Now I have to get a man's purse for the NEX.

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Adding even further to this, the NEX line, at least in Japan, is marketed heavily towards women. More so than "NEX in your pocket" that people may think abroad, over here in Japan, Sony markets it as a camera that can easily fit in a handbag or purse.

Take a look at the Sony JP site, it's all girly hehe

http://www.sony.jp/ichigan/index-e.html
http://www.sony.jp/ichigan/foryou/fashion/
http://www.sony.jp/ichigan/extension/NEX-C3bloggers/index.html

Rooru S wrote:

Do you realize the NEX-7 is not intended to fit a pocket? I'm sure, the advertising of the NEX-7 will be something like "Professional performance on a small package". Not as NEX-3/5/C3 with the "Professional Quality in your pocket" motto.

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Re: True, if we can trust "leaked" photos
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rishi o' wrote:

Wow. It makes me think the Alpha line was supposed to be for the men and the NEX line was for the women. Now I have to get a man's purse for the NEX.

There's evidence that the NEX 3 was designed for ladies with long nails to be able to grip. The NEX 5 being the "man's NEX", and only available in "mens colors", like black and silver (and NOT pink).

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1042&message=35575197&changemode=1

This kind of fits into Japanese culture if you look at the color schemes of their yukata. Men's tend to be drab and boring colors, women's yukata can be any color you wish with bells on.

So I don't expect there will be a pink NEX 7, sadly.

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Re: How can a camera that thin
In reply to Buchan-Grant, Aug 17, 2011

The M9 only seems 'fat' if you're used to holding something 'tiny'

Like an RD1 or a film rangefinder

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Re: From the prototype image here.
In reply to relate22, Aug 17, 2011

If you notice, there is a "seam" across the borders of the screen in that image. What purpose would that serve if the screen was fixed? And out of all the new models, NEX-C3, NEX-5N, A77, A65, why would Sony make the NEX-7 the only one without an articulated screen? So I don't think you have to worry.

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Re: True, if we can trust "leaked" photos
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That's okay. I can live without pink

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rishi o' wrote:

Wow. It makes me think the Alpha line was supposed to be for the men and the NEX line was for the women. Now I have to get a man's purse for the NEX.

There's evidence that the NEX 3 was designed for ladies with long nails to be able to grip. The NEX 5 being the "man's NEX", and only available in "mens colors", like black and silver (and NOT pink).

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1042&message=35575197&changemode=1

This kind of fits into Japanese culture if you look at the color schemes of their yukata. Men's tend to be drab and boring colors, women's yukata can be any color you wish with bells on.

So I don't expect there will be a pink NEX 7, sadly.

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Re: From the prototype image here.
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I hope you are right, I guess we will all know on the 23rd isn't it.
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Re: From the prototype image here.
In reply to relate22, Aug 17, 2011

I took specs from Leica and added M9 to the size comparison,

definetly Nex-7 is not as big as M9!

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Re: From the prototype image here.
In reply to jazzroy1972, Aug 17, 2011

remember, the person who handled the nex-7 said "it feels like an m9". so maybe, after handling the nex-5 for a long time, the nex-7 size seems to have jumped dramatically.

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