The NEW NEX-7N:

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The NEW NEX-7N:
Jul 2, 2012

Knowing Sony and the camera industry in general, we all know that by this fall, Sony will come out with the Sony NEX-7N, for no other purpose then to make the NEX-7 obsolete. This is the way they all increase sales. So, what would the NEX-7N have over the old obsolete NEX-7 to make you sell it on ebay for the very latest must have toy in town, the NEX-7N? Remember, they will want to 'one-up' on the Olympus OM-D, which is the very latest 'must have toy'.

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In reply to JPG, Jul 2, 2012

there is nothing they could do to get me to sell my NEX-7. I love it and it does everything I could want it to do. Fact is if I hadn't been given the NEX-7 I would still be happily snapping away with my NEX-5

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Knowing Sony and the camera industry in general, we all know that by this fall, Sony will come out with the Sony NEX-7N, for no other purpose then to make the NEX-7 obsolete. This is the way they all increase sales. So, what would the NEX-7N have over the old obsolete NEX-7 to make you sell it on ebay for the very latest must have toy in town, the NEX-7N? Remember, they will want to 'one-up' on the Olympus OM-D, which is the very latest 'must have toy'.

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In reply to JPG, Jul 2, 2012

Is this some sort of anti Sony rant? I mean, why wouldn't they come out with a new camera because they've developed the technology further? They did that with the 5 and 5N (I've got a 5 and don't have the touch screen, the fast high speed shoot rate, the 16MP sensor, an EVF capable hotshoe, etc...). Not sure why you're so unhappy with a business and competitive model that drives innovation and rapid updates. Personally, I think it's great even if I haven't upgraded. Take the hint, you don't have to upgrade if you don't want to and you're happy with the kit you have. Nobody's holding a gun to your head demanding an upgrade. If the consumer somehow feels less of a person because they don't have the latest thing then I'm afraid the problem isn't Sony's

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Go out and shoot more pictures with my NEX-7.
In reply to JPG, Jul 2, 2012

The only next NEX I want is the "poor man's Nikon", the FF NEX-36 (with the Sony 36mp D800e sensor)

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In reply to Steven-T, Jul 2, 2012

The Olympus was "one upped" by the NEX 7 before it was even introduced and when Sony finally roles out the initial firmware update you may wonder how they can give you a new camera with a simple software update.

Those of us who saw what happened to the A700 after a certain firmware update know full well that the camera in your hand can take a quantum leap when room is left in the processor for change and change comes in new firmware.

The NEX 7 was built with lots of room to grow and it is not a matter of "if", but rather what day this month that it will!

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In reply to JPG, Jul 2, 2012

I use a 5N and not a 7 for three reasons

  • no micro lenses on the 7's sensor so my manual rangefinder lenses don't work as well as on the 5N

  • I'm left eyed, and I find the EVF on the 5N is much more user friendly for me

  • since I only use manual settings, and don't delve into menu settings a lot, there is really nothing significant the 7 offers for me over the 5N. I can print on 17x22" from the 5N without issues.

Having said that, IF a 7N (or, better, a 9) offered

  • the ability to use my rangefinder WA lenses w/o smearing (essential)

  • a V/F I could actually use (important)

  • ability to store and recall custom user settings (nice to have)

I might consider adding a new body, but I would not sell the 5N, instead I would likely get a couple of AF travel lenses: 18200 and the Sigma 30 and use the 5N dedicated to those.

But I realize I'm in a definite minority

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In reply to JPG, Jul 2, 2012

LOL.. How old are you? The last digital camera I purchased was 7 years ago and now it is replaced by the NEX7 and the 24 mm f1.8 Zeiss.

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In reply to JPG, Jul 2, 2012

At this stage, buying new bodies doesn't make much sense, the money is much more well spent on better glass.

I have a C3, which is my "learning tool" and I love it. I'd rather buy a Sony 135mm STF than a NEX 7, even though the NEX 7 has some things that make it way more professional than my C3.

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In reply to JPG, Jul 2, 2012

Just make it smaller smaller...

But I don't think that's not going to happen since the new F3 is bigger than the old 5n and almost as big as the NEX-7.

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Not likely anything. I've now got more gear than talent
In reply to JPG, Jul 3, 2012

Though truthfully, the NEX-5 I had was probably more than enough.

It wouldn't make sense for me to upgrade to a newer camera in 2013. I'd wait for a bigger leap in tech.

If Sony advances image processing tech fast enough, the next camera I buy might do 4K video I'd buy that and scoop up any other improvements in AF, IQ, responsiveness as well.

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Re: Not likely anything. I've now got more gear than talent
In reply to BruinBlue, Jul 3, 2012

Not planning to buy any new cameras anytime soon.Like others I am looking more at new lenses.

However when they bring out the next 7 it could be made a little larger and they need to look at the shape to see if they can move to the more traditional one control wheel at front and one at back. The two control wheels so close together is not ideal.

Given the price and market positioning of the 7 the other alternative would be a accessory battery and control grip.

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I don't have a 7, just got an F3...
In reply to JPG, Jul 3, 2012

Just got my first Nex camera today, an F3. Bought it specifically for couple shots for a Vegas hitch trip this month.

However, I would like to move up to a high end Nex next year.

The 7 seems really impressive from what I've seen and read. The only things I'd like to see on a 7N would be:

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fully articulating LCD, like the Canon 60D/G1-X
-- no more overheating issues with video

That's about it for me. And of course, we need more e-mount lenses.

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Re: Go out and shoot more pictures with my NEX-7.
In reply to Steven-T, Jul 3, 2012

bad post, delete

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In reply to Firemist, Jul 3, 2012

I wouldn't say minority, I have exactly the same reasons for using a 5N, even though ergonomically a 7 would suit my hands/shooting modality better. I will get one (whatever incarnation) when I can use my wider lenses, and relegate the 5N to travel duty.
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Re: I don't have a 7, just got an F3...
In reply to Tapper123, Jul 3, 2012

I too would rather Sony concentrated their efforts on more, better lenses than new bodies, but we know that isn't going to happen.

Yes, a fully articulating touch screen for the 7N would be top of my list. I'd like to be able to set up maybe 7 or 8 presets, then select one of them from a list on the touch screen in two taps maximum.

I like the tributton control, so that should stay IMHO.

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Re: I don't have a 7, just got an F3...
In reply to BubbaHotepUK, Jul 3, 2012

Id buy the nex7F/N/whatever (over my 5n) if it handles RF glass better than the current 7.

Thats the only reason I bought a 5N (upgrade from a 3) over the 7.

Id've loved to buy the 7 for the integrates VF and the controls but for me the poor(er) performance with WA RF glass was a major issue.

Heres hoping! If they solve those minority problems Id buy in an instant.

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In reply to JPG, Jul 3, 2012

Move the stupid [expletive deleted] video button to somewhere less dangerous!

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In reply to edwardaneal, Jul 3, 2012

there is nothing they could do to get me to sell my NEX-7. I love it and it does everything I could want it to do

Agree - I finally hope I have reached a point that I can stop all this changing bodies everty two minutes nonsense. I didn't pay £1100 for Nex 7 so that I could trade it at the earliest opportunity.

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In reply to normsmith, Jul 3, 2012

So it is ... and rumors about NEX 7N are rumors, told by old women.

Instead telling silly rumors they should go out and make good photos ... but they cannot ... only talking stupid rumors.

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In reply to Knallberto, Jul 3, 2012

Phase detection auto focus on the sensor is the only thing that would make me sell my NEX-7 and upgrade.

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