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Sony Alpha NEX-7 Specifications

Price (with black 18-55mm zoom lens) • US: $1399.99
• UK: £1149.99
• EU: €1349.00
Price (body only) • US: $1199.99
• UK: £999.99
• EU: €1199.00
Body material • Magnesium-alloy top and front
• Plastic back and battery casing
Sensor • 23.5 x 15.6 mm Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensor
• 24.7 million total pixels
• 24.3 million effective pixels
Image sizes • 6000 x 4000 (3:2)
• 4240 x 2832 (3:2)
• 3008 x 2000 (3:2)
• 6000 x 3376 (16:9)
• 4240 x 2400 (16:9)
• 3008 x 1688 (16:9)
Sweep Panorama • Wide: horizontal 12416 x 1856 (23M), vertical 5536 x 2160 (12M)
• Standard: horizontal 8192 x 1856 (15M), vertical 3872 x 2160 (8.4M)
3D Sweep Panorama • Wide: 7152 x 1080 (7.7M)
• Standard: 4912 x 1080 (5.3M)
• 16:9: 1920 x 1080 (2.1M)
File qualities / formats • RAW (Sony .ARW 2.2)
• RAW + JPEG Fine
• JPEG Fine
• JPEG Standard
Movie AVCHD
• 1080 60i/p up to 28mbps (50i/p in Europe)
• 1080 24i/p up to 24mbps (25i/p in Europe)
MPEG-4
• 1440 x 1080 29.97fps 12mbps
• 640 x 480 29.97fps
Dust reduction • Coating on low pass filter
• Ultrasonic vibration system
Lenses • Sony E-mount
• Sony Alpha lenses, Minolta and Konica Minolta AF lenses via adaptor
(exclude power zoom lenses/tele-converters)
Image Stabilization 'Optical SteadyShot' system on selected lenses
Auto Focus • Contrast AF
• 25 multi-point
• Centre-weighted
• Flexible Spot
Shooting modes • iAuto
• Scene Selection
• Anti Motion Blur
• Sweep Panorama
• 3D Sweep Panorama
• Manual Exposure
• Shutter Priority
• Aperture Priority
• Program Auto
Scene modes • Portrait
• Landscape
• Macro
• Sports Action
• Sunset
• Night Portrait
• Night Scene
• Hand-held Twilight
Sensitivity • Auto (Range varies depending on shooting mode)
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
• ISO 800
• ISO 1600
• ISO 3200
• ISO 6400
• ISO 12800
• ISO 16000
Metering modes • Multi-segment (49 segment Honeycomb pattern)
• Center-weighted
• Flexible Spot
Exposure compen. • -5.0 to +5.0 EV
• 0.3 EV steps
Shutter Speed • Electronically controlled, vertical traverse, focal-plane shutter
• 30 to 1/4000 sec
• Bulb
Aperture values Depends on lens, 0.3 EV steps
White balance • Auto
• Daylight
• Shade
• Cloudy
• Tungsten
• Fluorescent (Warm, Cool, Day, Daylight)
• Flash
• Color temperature/filter (2500 - 9900 K)
• Manual (Custom)
• Manual (Custom set)
Dynamic range optimizer • Off
• DR0 (Auto, LV1 - LV5)
• HDR (Auto, 1EV - 6EV)
Color space • sRGB
• Adobe RGB
Creative Styles • Standard
• Vivid
• Neutral
• Clear
• Deep
• Light
• Portrait
• Landscape
• Sunset
• Night
• Autumn Leaves
• B&W
• Sepia
Picture Effect • Toy Camera
Normal
Cool
Warm
Green
Magenta
• Pop Color
• Posterization
Color
B&W
• Retro
• Soft High-key
• Partial Color
Red
Green
Blue
Yellow
• High Contrast Mono
• Soft Focus
Mid
Low
Hi
• HDR Painting
Mid
Low
Hi
• Rich-tone Mono.
• Miniature
Auto
Top
Middle (Horizontal)
Bottom
Right
Middle (Vertical)
Left
LCD monitor • 3.0" XtraFine TruBlack LCD
• 921,600 dots
• Angle adjustable 85 degrees up/45 degrees down
Flash • Internal manual pop-up flash
• GN : 6 meters
• Coverage : to 18mm
• Flash Sync: 1/160sec
Flash modes • Auto
• On
• Off
• Fill-flash
• Slow Sync
• Rear Sync.
• Red-eye reduction on/off selectable
External flash • Hot shoe
• Wireless using optional external flash
Viewfinder • Eye-level fixed XGA OLED, 1.3 cm (0.5" type) electronic viewfinder
• 2,359,296 dot resolution
• Magnification approx.1.09x
• 100% frame coverage
Drive modes • Single-frame
• Continuous
• Speed Priority
• 10 sec timer, 3 or 5 images
• Bracket Cont 0.3 or 0.7 EV
• Self Timer, 2 or 10 sec
Continuous
shooting
• Continuous Shooting 3fps (for 17 Fine Jpegs, 13 Raw, 11 Raw+Jpeg)
• Speed Priority Continuous (~10fps)
Self-timer • 10 or 2 seconds
Connectivity

• USB 2.0 (High Speed)
• HDMI type C
• external microphone

Storage • Memory Stick Pro Duo
• SD/SDHC/SDXC
Power • NP-FHW50 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery (supplied)
• Battery charger included
• Optional AC adapter
Battery Life (CIPA) ~350 images (with EVF)
~430 images (with rear LCD)
Dimensions 119.9 x 66.9 x 42.6 mm (4.75 x 2.75 x 1.7 in)
Weight (without batt and card) 291g (10.3oz)
Weight (with batt and card) 353g (12.5 oz)
Supplied accessories Shoulder strap; Battery; Charger; USB cable (miniB); CD‑ROM; Flash
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Comments

Total comments: 6
looking up

Hi, Would the NEX 7 do well for DSO astrophotography{globulars, and galaxies}? Are 15-30 single exposures realistic? I have a C14" on a CGEM-DX mount. Any advice would be much appreciated.

Thanks, Looking UP

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Skipper494

Your review is incorrect. The NEX 7 does not have an uncompressed file option. The manual clearly states that ARW files are compressed and this is born out by the size of the files. This results in artifacts at fairly small enlargement.

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reanim888

To my mind there seems to be a certain ‘paranoia’ about the NEX-7, something I find quite disturbing. Whilst most professional reviewers are writing very positive, comprehensive feedback, amateur armchair experts seem to picking holes in everything by writing messages all over the Internet that are littered with non-understandable technical jargon. I am far from sure anyone without an advanced degree in photography can understand what on earth they are on about. Surely the strength of a camera is in the pictures (or video) the camera offers, and in the case of the NEX-7, it’s generally recognised they are quite astounding, comparing quite favourably against cameras at four times the cost.

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johnrm

I agree. I came late to the NEX-7 and think it is an exceptional piece of kit that produces superb images, even in my hands....
I could only criticise the user interface which could be friendlier (and which has apparently been improved on later 'Nex' developments. I have been happy to adapt to it, though.
It is one of those classic cameras (like my Sony R1) which I will hold on to for life.

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CrashMaster

I have had an NEX-7 for about a year now and like you find it an excellent piece of kit: It far exceeds my abilities. My friend is a Pro in London and uses cameras which are far more expensive said he may get one because the quality is excellent, especially for the quick shots outdoors when setting up his stuff would take too long and the moment lost.

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vikingdescendent

I agree with you and my Canon equipment has been collecting dust since my purchase of the Nex7 and a6000. Both outstanding and so portable. The fact you can shoot video through the viewfinder, is the biggest plus among many for me.The likely negatives come from those who don't own one.

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