Sony Alpha NEX-7

Announced Aug 24, 2011 •
24 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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First of all, thanks to DPReview for a superb in-depth evaluation which was a great help in purchasing. It doesn't really need me to add much about the camera itself; the results are remarkable and it's just fantastic. The only downside may be that, particularly for a "novice enthusiast" who uses a camera mostly in auto-mode for holiday snaps and so on, forget it. Frankly it is overpriced, possibly a lot being due to the EVF, but regardless of how good it is you can buy any number of cameras, ...

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Very sharp images either JPEG or RAW. Noise reduction is superior in low setting. DRO is very useful and even HDR is wonderful tool to use. This camera body has a metal feel to it and I love it. The handling is so good and rather comfortable with. Very fast AF and shutter response when fully pressed. Quick start up time included sensor dust vibration cleaning that can give you a bit of delay start up which is normal. EVF and rear viewfinder are excellent visual indoor and cloudy skies. Colour ...

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I don't often keep camera gear very long (see my gear list!!) so the best testimony to a camera (for my usage) is how long I use it! :D The NEX-7 has been good to me. I got one of the first shipping camera bodies back in December of 2011 and sold it on EBay for a $2000 profit. I immediately ordered another one and kept it. :) I use cameras for naturescapes (landscape, flowers, wildlife) and for my family / travelling. I need my gear to be relatively light, small and produce maximum IQ of ...

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tj2433
 
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I've had my NEX 7 for 6 months now and am delighted. I moved to it from a Nikon D7000 to get something smaller / lighter without sacrificing all those DSLR features and performance I like....much. I have the kit lens plus the 18-200 zoom (heavy, but otherwise does the job, and the total weight is still less than my old Nikon.) I have used it on 2 long trips now so have some experience with it in various situations....landscape, portrait, night, action. I found the DPReview review of the ...

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Coming from a Sony alpha 350. The Nex 7 is a joy to use and I love the small size and ergonomics. The EVF is brilliant and great for reviewing pictures in bright sunlight.Have an adapter for my other Sony lenses and other than autofocus they work fine. Image quality is excellent and I enjoy using some of the auto modes such an miniature, HDR painting and rich tone black and white. The built in HDR function works quite well (though not in RAW). Problems: But... The menu system is a mess. ...

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Bob Janes
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Takes just about every lens possible via some pretty cheap adapters. I bought body-only and paired with a little 19mm Sigma, which is very nice. I've tried the Zeiss 24/f1.8 which is lovely (and focuses very close), but the price is a little rich for my blood. Manual focus is a breeze with focus peaking. Quality of results is very good and I like being able to see the effect of exposure compensation and DoF. Camera is really light and go-everywhere. Contrast detection AF is not as snappy ...

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Vaughn T.Winfree
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Thus far, I have been very pleased with the NEX-7. It's light weight and the resolving power of the 24.3 MP sensor has been amazing. I plan on making a more detail review over time. Right now, just having fun pushing the camera to it's limitations.. Problems: Sony needs to forget about IR remote control and have a dedicated plug for wired remote or wireless... IR is not the normal industry standard.

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taminloudon
 
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So just a little background on me. No professional for sure. Has a Digital Rebel about 6 years so, went to a G9 to get down on size, then to a DMC-TS1 point and shoot. Having our first child in a few weeks, and wanted to get back into something with some quality and control. Full size DSLR just wasn't an option with the now more stuff we're going to be carrying around! So. Had the camera a few days now. Love it! I'm so happy to be back into the "DSLR" world. This thing is much smaller than I ...

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Lng0004
 
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I'll make this short. Coming from a Sony NEX-5N which has the best low-light performance in the mirrorless class, I'm not disappointed at all. Sure, 50% more pixels mean the NEX-7 will give you noiser exposures at 100% in higher ISO settings. But what does this really mean for your average photographer? At ISO 100, the NEX-7 kicks ass. At ISO 200-400, heck yeah. ISO 800-1600 still very good. I shoot all my night street shots at ISO 1600. Prints look very good at ISO 1600 as well. I try not to ...

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handuhi
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After shooting with the NEX-7 for the last three weeks, I find the experience very positive. The NEX-7 is a major improvement over the first NEX models (NEX-5) and is clearly aimed at the more knowledgeable photographer. The handling is superb, the image quality is excellent (surprisingly even at relatively high ISO), metering has been greatly improved, the portability of the system is just right, while the addition of the EVF allows at last for more critical framing and (manual) focus ...

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