Peiasdf: Is this a SONY event? The blond model is the same one from here: http://www.thephoblographer.com/2012/10/10/first-impressions-using-the-sony-a99-and-hvl-f60m-flash-for-studio-photography/
@jacquesConsidering Sony's imaging and camera division are the only ones making any serious money, it's not that surprising they are allowed to dig into the company coffers for expensive events. The perks when your department/division does well while every other one is struggling.
peevee1: One of the best mirrorless cameras, excellent value, but so damn ugly!
very subjective. I too thought the 7 design was a bit utilitarian (read: ugly) but after handling it for a few days, I've come to appreicate the design aesthetics of it - and it only continues to grow on me. Compared to the Oly OMD, which is strikingly good looking at first but quickly fades in appeal due to it not handling quite as well as the Nex 7.
That 6/7 design is like the IBM Thinkpad design. Utilitarian but all business. Definitely a certain attrativeness to it.
JWest: "Sony has acknowledged it expects the NEX-6 to have a direct impact on sales of the higher-priced NEX-7"
...but kept quiet about the fact there'll be a NEX-8 along soon enough, because it would like to sell some NEX-6s first.
I'm pretty sure the 8 will be sold to a different crowd than the ones buying a 6. The guys buying the 7's and soon to be 8 aren't exactly the same demographic; although there is some overlap.
The 6 effectively fills a pretty big hole between the 5 and 7. By the time the 8 hits stores/announced, Sony would have covered every segment/price point in this range - which really is quite textbook.
It looks like a good camera, but I think the Nex 7 is still worth the money over the 6. The tri-nav is too useful and while the low ligh tof the 24mp nex 7 is only considered "good", the camera captures more detail than the 16 mp Nex's - which has some value in itself.
I'm a Nex owner and the way I got around not having external controls (I shoot in manual 90% of the time) was to customise the few controls it had. i shot in a constrained state; usually fixed at certain settings. It worked but was very limiting.
On the Nex 7, with the tri-nav, the difference feels like walking (any nex) and flying (nex 7).
Is there any word (I may have missed it) on how fast the shutter is? Currently the Nex 7 has a signifigantly faster shutter than the lower Nex's. Fast enough that I can hand hold a 1/2 sec low light shot with the non-stabilised Zeis 24 - if I'm really concentrating. I can't do that on the 3 for example; it's just a blurry mess at the same setting.