Sony Alpha NEX-7

Announced Aug 24, 2011 •
24 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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Product description
Announced Aug 24, 2011

The Sony NEX-7 is an enthusiast-oriented mirrorless interchangeable lens camera that manages to squeeze vast amounts of the SLT-A77's capabilities into a body barely bigger than the lower-end NEX models. It packs a 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor and 2.4M dot OLED electronic viewfinder into its magnesium alloy body and yet still finds room for a pop-up flash and hot shoe.

Quick specs
Body type Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Max resolution 6000 x 4000
Effective pixels 24 megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
ISO Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 16000
Lens mount Sony E (NEX)
Focal length mult. 1.5×
Articulated LCD Tilting
Screen size 3
Screen dots 921,000
Min shutter speed 30 sec
Max shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Format MPEG-4, AVCHD
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 400 g (0.88 lb / 14.11 oz)
Dimensions 120 x 67 x 43 mm (4.72 x 2.64 x 1.69)
GPS None

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Our review

The NEX-7 packs an awful lot of features into its small body, including an excellent 24 MP APS-C sensor and large high-resolution electronic viewfinder. Its three-dial interface and extensive customizability makes for excellent handling, although its default setup leaves something to be desired. The biggest drawback (at launch) is the relatively undeveloped system, and lack of top-quality E-mount lenses to get the most out of it.

Good for: Enthusiasts looking for a small-bodied camera with exceptional image quality for both stills and video

Not so good for: Less-experienced users, or anyone looking to build an extensive system around the camera

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