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Sony NEX-7 24.3 MP Compact Interchangeable Lens Camera - Body Only

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  • 24.3 MP for superb detail and amazing enlargements
  • World's first OLED electronic viewfinder; 2359K dots
  • Up to 10 fps shooting to capture the decisive moment
  • APS-C CMOS sensor for DSLR-class imaging
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  • Product Dimensions: 1.7 x 2.8 x 4.8 inches ; 10.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B005IHAIEI
  • Item model number: NEX7/B
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (197 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,944 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 23, 2011

Product Description

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More than a pocket camera, the 24.3 megapixel NEX-7 exceeds expectations. Here's performance that would give most DSLRs camera envy, including interchangeable lenses, a 2359K dot OLED eye-level TTL viewfinder, up to 10fps shooting, and outstanding Tri-Navi 3-dial manual control. HD movies are superb with Full 1920 x 1080 resolution at 60p, 60i and 24p.

DSLR quality in your pocket
Here's the same APS-C sensor size as a DSLR, with higher resolution than most DSLRs and the interchangeable lenses that make DSLRs so attractive. Yet the camera is about half the size and weight of a typical DSLR camera. Removing the conventional mirror box and viewfinder makes it possible.

24.3 MP; best-in-class resolution
You get incredible detail and gorgeous enlargements thanks to a 24.3 megapixel sensor. It's the highest resolution among pocket cameras as of August 2011.

World's first OLED viewfinder
There's never been anything quite like the Tru-Finder OLED electronic viewfinder. For size, speed and brightness even after sunset, this is a gem. This eye-level, through-the-lens, viewfinder begins with 2359K dots for amazing resolution and high contrast ratio for incredible depth. OLED reduces motion blur to a bare minimum. You can also see the results of camera adjustments in real time with superb color and detail.

Up to 10 fps shooting
Capture the decisive moment in sports and get the ideal baby photo. Up to 10 fps continuous shooting at full 24.3 MP resolution with exposure and focus fixed at the first frame. Standard continuous shooting at up to 2.5 fps.

DSLR-class APS C image sensor
Sensor size is the key to picture quality. The APS C class sensor provides gorgeous imaging with 58% more area than Micro Four-Thirds sensors and an amazing 13 times the area of a point & shoot image sensor.

Full HD Movies at 60p/60i/24p
Capture HD Movies in your choice of super-smooth 60p, standard 60i or cinematic 24p, all at Full HD 1920x1080 resolution. AVCHD codec delivers stunning picture quality. MP4 codec offers smaller files for easier upload to the web.

HD movies with full manual control
Now you don't need to surrender control when you shoot HD movies. Enjoy the full expressive potential of Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority or Manual (P/A/S/M) control in HD movie mode.

Tri-Navi manual control
Perfect for experienced shooters, Tri-Navi control gives you three separate control dials for direct, hands-on access to three settings at a time. As just one example, the dials can set aperture, exposure compensation and ISO.
Built-in pop-up flash Enjoy the convenience of flash photography everywhere you go. Guide Number 6.

Hot shoe for α system flashes
Take your photography even further with access to the entire range of Sony α system flashes and flash accessories.
Accepts A Mount lenses via adaptors Both the LA-EA1 and EA2 adapters (sold separately) allow you to attach the full range of Sony A mount lenses.

Phase Detect AF with adaptor
The LA-EA2 lens mount adaptor (sold separately) is the world's first with Sony's award-winning Translucent Mirror Technology. This provides super-fast and accurate Phase Detection AF when used with Sony A mount lenses.

Tiltable 3.0" LCD
Sony's 3.0" Xtra Fine LCD monitor has 921K dots for superb resolution. The TruBlack screen includes a special resin layer to suppress internal reflections, increasing contrast compared to conventional LCDs. Sunny Weather mode boosts visibility even further. Tilts down 45° and up 80° to frame high- and low-angle shots that would otherwise be hit-or-miss.

Object Tracking AF
Locks onto a specified object and maintains focus even as the subject moves. Unpredictable subjects stay in focus even while zooming. You can concentrate on composition without worrying about focus.

World's shortest release time lag
Helps ensure that the image you want is the image you get. Once auto focus occurs, release time lag is the delay between fully pressing the shutter release and when the camera actually starts taking the picture. Long lag makes it harder to capture fast-moving objects. The Sony NEX-7 boasts the shortest release time in the world (as of August 2011) at only 0.02 seconds,

Accepts Sony E-mount lenses
Compatible with Sony's expanded line of E Mount lenses. These smaller, lighter lenses are specifically designed for α compact interchangeable lens cameras. Opens up a world of creative options.

Peaking function
Manual focus becomes much easier because peaking highlights the edges that are in focus in your choice of three colors (white, red, or yellow). This is especially helpful during macro or portrait photography where your focus setting can make or break your shot.

3D Sweep Panorama Mode
Capture vast scenic vistas and 16:9 shots in spectacular 3D. As you sweep across the panorama, the camera records separate right-eye and left-eye images that make landscapes come alive on your 3D television. Records both JPEG and MPO file formats.

Sweep Panorama Mode
Capture expansive landscapes automatically. Press the shutter, sweep vertically or horizontally. The camera does the rest, continuously shooting images and stitching them together.

6-image layering
Leverages the fast BIONZ processor to capture six images in a fraction of a second, and then combine the data. The result is an incredible single image that controls blur in Anti-Motion Blur mode or gets cleaner, sharper nighttime pictures in Hand-held Twilight mode.

Auto HDR
High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography captures more scene contrast than a single exposure can handle by combining the best highlight detail from one shot and the best shadow detail from another for one incredible shot. (Recommended for still subjects.)

P/A/S/M modes for video and stills
Enjoy a full range of controls for video and still shooting from the beginner's iAUTO mode to P/A/S/M: Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Manual. On-screen prompts help you refine your skills, build your confidence and exercise greater creative control.

Intelligent Auto Focus
Pre-focuses as you compose the shot, further reducing focusing time to a bare minimum.

iAUTO mode
Unifies and simplifies Sony intelligent technologies. Takes advantage of Intelligent Scene Recognition, Face Detection technology, and Optical SteadyShot image stabilization without leaving auto mode so you always get the best shot.

BIONZ image processor
The brain of the camera is a Sony's BIONZ image processor substantially upgraded for the demands of 24.3 megapixel photography. Chroma noise reduction delivers high-resolution, low-noise photos even at ISO 16000 sensitivity. Also enables fast processing for up to 10 fps continuous shooting of data-intensive 24.3 MP images, 2D/3D Sweep Panorama modes and 6-image layering.

Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO)
Improves results with backlit subjects and recovers details hidden in shadows. Settings include Auto, Level with a choice of five operating levels and Off.

Accepts non-Sony lenses via adaptor
You can use the camera with a universe of lenses from Canon, Nikon, Leica, Olympus and others. The success of Sony's NEX series, combined with the ultra-short 18 mm flange back distance has inspired third-party manufacturers to provide lens adaptors. In addition, Sony has disclosed the E Mount specification to Carl Zeiss, Cosina, Sigma and Tamron.

25-point Auto Focus
25 sensors cover a very wide area of the scene, for accurate focusing even when the subject is far from the center of the frame.
HDMI output Enjoy HD movies and stunning still images on a compatible HDTV. The camera includes an HDMIoutput.

Stamina battery power for up to 400 shots
Take up to 400 shots on a single charge with Sony lithium ion Stamina battery power (using LCD monitor). Sony's InfoLITHIUM battery system enables you to see the percent of power remaining, so you can keep shooting in confidence.

Sony Exmor CMOS sensor
Sony Exmor technology uses column-parallel A/D converters for high resolution and high frame rates. Double noise reduction minimizes image noise, even in low light.

11 Picture Effect modes
Discover innovative ways to make your images and videos pop. These include Posterization, Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color, Soft High-key, High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, and Miniature.

Ultrasonic anti-dust system
Dust on the image sensor leads to blemishes in the picture. To protect the sensor, Sony incorporates an advanced ultrasonic system, which effectively shakes dust off the sensor surface.




Product Description

More than a pocket camera, the 24.3 megapixel NEX-7 exceeds expectations. Here’s performance that would give most DSLRs camera envy, including interchangeable lenses, a 2359K dot OLED eye-level TTL viewfinder, up to 10fps shooting, and outstanding Tri-Navi 3-dial manual control. HD movies are superb with Full 1920 x 1080 resolution at 60p, 60i and 24p.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

I do not shot videos with it as I use video cameras for it. As a photo camera - the shots are amazing. Read more ›
Very portable/light, the pictures are sharp and amazing. I still need more time to learn how to operate this camera. Read more ›
The 24.3 MP can't go wrong, and the pictures that are coming out from this little marvel surpass anything that Canon…The pictures are stunning, clean, crisp and very sharp. Read more ›
9) Low light shots are/at equal to the DSLR 'cousins'. 10) and, of course, the Image Quality is the best! [with good glass!]. Read more ›
I also got the zeiss 24 mm lens, and I'm using nikon lenses with adaptor. The results are great. So I think either 24 megapixel on the nex 7 is too much for APS-C sensor (… Read more ›
1/4 off the weight. What a relief and the image quality is great. There are few odds and ends that could improve but overall it's another great camera from SONY. Read more ›
I love the small form factor BUT once you start putting different lenses, other…The kit lens is good but definitely lacks so you will most likely want to buy a zoom for it. Read more ›
Can't say enough good things…I highly recommend the 16mm wide-angle lens, it is noticeably sharper than the NEX-7's stock zoom lens and it great for everyday shooting. Read more ›
(which I would give 4 stars to outside of the EVF failure and Amazon's replacement…The sensor has superb resolution and the 55-210mm lens is an excellent accompaniment. T… Read more ›
Third, the NEX 7 camera is anything a photographer my level could ever need. Fourth, true, the kit lens are not great. They take good daytime pictures though. Read more ›
Update May 28, 2012. My lens works perfectly with panorama mode. Read more ›
This camera embodies features from much higher priced competitors, DSLR'S like the d300(S),d3, d7000, you name it…So i bought a cheap adapter and the lenses work perfectly. Read more ›
The quality of the pictures from this camera is top notch. Navigation of the controls is fairly simple. I like the accessibility of camera functions that the two… Read more ›
Brilliant camera. Intelligent auto is perfect for 99% of situations, but the panorama and night shot scene settings are good to have. The electronic zoom is great if you… Read more ›
On the plus side, it has a lot…It is a small camera that managed to build-in lots of functions that are reasonably easy to use due to the use of contextually-aware buttons. Read more ›
So here's a short blurp of the key things. The tri-navi controls are awesome. I can Find my settings quickly. Read more ›
Controls - Unlike the Canon, you can't easily use this camera without reading the manual. But the manual is very short and the controls are easy to learn. I was pleased to… Read more ›
The depth of field is greater than with the Nikon. The distortion controls are wonderful and are making my pictures better. The articulating screen makes it easy to compose… Read more ›
Excellent camera! Still getting to know it but so far it is easy to use and takes very nice pictures Read more ›
Sony's mirrorless tech is arguably the best there is. It is a wonderful camera and easy to use. I think you will love it like I do. Read more ›
Exceeded all of my expectations. Easy to use and set up. Just as good as other cameras that are twice the price and twice the size. Read more ›
The NEX-7 can be a simple camera to use if you put it on Intelligent Auto and leave it there. But that doesn't give you much control of your images. Read more ›
Love this camera! Very lightweight, easy to use, amazing photographs. 18-55 mm lens is great for most purposes but my next purchase will be a longer lens. Read more ›
This micro four-thirds camera is…Very easy to use if you understand the exposure triangle, but if you don't know this, there are many automatic settings to shoot with. T… Read more ›
The Zeiss is a must, if you can afford it (on par with the L glass), the SONY 1.8 50mm prime is the best bang for the buck - great sharpness and contrast, low price, and… Read more ›
The video quality is also amazing, especially at 60P. Better than anything I shot with any of the Canons I used. Read more ›
It is very nice to have a pop up flash that I can…It was light as a feather until I paired it with the 18-200mm lens, and the video quality is great for home clip use. I… Read more ›
I LOVE the picture quality, speed, build, and everything. I mean video quality is also EXCELLENT! But the camera shuts down after a few minutes. . . Read more ›
Perhaps a firmware update can fix this. The video is rich and vibrant, playing back beautifully in full 1080 resolution and full stereo on my HDTV. There is a lot more to… Read more ›
The battery understandably drains down quicker on video mode, so if you plan on doing a lot of video with this camera you might want to consider buying a larger-capacity… Read more ›
-Records 1080p60Hz video, which is excellent. -Focus Peaking is amazing. -Very fast startup time. Read more ›
* The autofocus is superb. It has 12-point focus, meaning it pretty much gets it every time. Read more ›
The autofocus works very well and is easy to move around the frame. That's a must for me. Read more ›
So, those of you who are hesitant cause there isn't a good quality high…I read that auto-focus is fast during normal light but a' little slow or average in low light. T… Read more ›
I am an extreme…When focus was perfect, 7D + L-lenses created some stunning images but perfect focusing (to my satisfaction) was rarely achieved, less than 5% at best. I… Read more ›
The viewfinder…The viewfinder brightness changes with exposure settings, getting darker when underexposed and lighter with overexposure, and the focus peaking is fantastic. Read more ›
Excellent cameras, takes really crisps and clear pictures. The size is perfect because it's not too big or heavy to carry around your neck on a trip. Feels good to hold in… Read more ›
Excellent battery life. Compact size is nice for travel. You have to buy ur own media card. Read more ›
Pros: Great photo quality given compact size (relative to a DSLR). The view finder is impressive. Read more ›
That is, small, silent and very hight res. imagery. Perhaps I could put aside my full CCD size camera for a while. But alas, there is still some work to be done with the… Read more ›
Wanted something smaller than full sized DSLR with same level of quality and function ( close ) this camera fits the bill. This camera is feature packed, construction is… Read more ›
The body has a perfect size for medium size hands. Large sensor, super bright eye level finder. Read more ›
The amount of customization with the camera is great once you figure out the menu system. The LCD screen is sharp as is the electronic viewfinder. The live view works very… Read more ›
The build quality is excellent and weight is light enough but not a…The tilt LCD display is bright and the electronic view finder is something you have to see to believe. Read more ›
You need…Both screens are of excellent quality, so if the image you see is too dark or too bright, you know that you have somehow touched a button and changed the setting. Read more ›
It will take a while to be acquainted with all the settings, but the image sharpness is fantastic. Being able to display the camera settings on the LCD screen is convenient. T… Read more ›
I can shoot from my waist (like an old Rollei) or from the floor to get great pix of my…The LCD accommodates all of these shooting modes with a large, bright LCD display. Read more ›
The NEX-7 offers options for viewing through the eyepiece or its bright LCD screen (you can choose a preferred mode or allow a sensor to auto-detect your presence near the… Read more ›
The electronic viewfinder works well and you can change settings without having to dive too deeply into menus. Read more ›
You have to focus using the standard view. The viewfinder is not sharp enough to do this perfectly. In short, you can only use focus peaking once in video, before you start… Read more ›
The wheels and buttons for the controls are all well placed in my opinion, this…The viewfinder is spot on and a major reason with the sensor that i purchased this body. T… Read more ›
The electronic viewfinder is pretty cool, although the twinkling dots in low light conditions is a bit distracting. But you learn to live with them, knowing that they do… Read more ›
The diopter on the viewfinder works great for me, and allows me to set the focus such that I can use the camera without having to wear my eye glasses. This allows me to use… Read more ›
12) The "Tru-Finder OLED electronic viewfinder" It is incredibly sharp and detailed. The 3" screen tilts and really fights glare very well .. Read more ›
The Tri dial control is nice, but none of it is labelled like a…The Nex 6 body is a huge ergonomic improvement and the A7 also completes the gap on user interface. It… Read more ›
If you are wondering if it is worth making the leap into a high end body, this is a fantastic option. The standards Sony lens is great and highly functional, portable and… Read more ›
I did try a Sony Alpha A77…Another irk, you have to press your fingertip a lot deeper into the body of the NEX 6 to make the flash pop up, where the NEX 7 is much easier. Read more ›
Finally, an excellent camera body that accepts various legacy systems with the simple addition of a Fotodiox FD/NEX adapter ring. I have now been able to bring a few… Read more ›
And... the next time a reviewer wonders why Sony didn't put a zeiss lens on a great body, i want to scream at him - do you really think the price with lens would be… Read more ›
Compared to other mirorrless options, the NEX-7 has the best EVF on the market, a very compact but more comfortable body (better than OM-D E-M5), amazing resolution, and… Read more ›
The kit lens in plenty sharp but I recently added the Sony 10-18 E-Mount and the combination is…Color rendition is marvelous (perhaps a bit overt in reds in full auto). S… Read more ›
I have had Canons and Nikon DSLR'S, but was having trouble with my wrists due to the size and…The Sony offers very sharp images, excellent color, and larger file sizes. Read more ›
But this thing... The tones! The range of light/dark as well as color that the camera can capture in a shot still blows me away. Read more ›
Image quality is no doubt. Absolutely great contrast on b/w mode, especially vivid color setting is very film style deep color variation. I am using Zeiss 24mm F1.8 50mm… Read more ›
Using this camera will not be similar to using the Leica or the Canon 5D. However, photos are sharp and colorful. I use the Sigma 30mm F2.8 Lens and I'm… Read more ›
Update (April 2, 2013): One of the handiest things I've found is to turn on Focus Peaking for manual focusing, which highlights the in-focus areas with a brightly colored… Read more ›
I shot with a canon 5d mark 2 and at times it is just to heavy to carry…I find that the sony is close to the quality that I get with the canon and a lot easier to carry. Read more ›
This camera is really suitable for small girls like me. It's easy to carry on the road. Although the speed is a little bit slower than others. Read more ›
It is expensive, but well worth it. Far easier to carry on trips and for outside activity than my DSLR set-up. Also, the ability to use so many great third party lenses… Read more ›
The IQ and flexibility is better than I had with the 7D. Moreover, it's super light, compact and easy to carry. Oh, and accessories/lenses are very reasonable. Read more ›
So much so that I bought a…Although it is not replacing my D2X (few cameras focus as fast on moving objects), it is an excellent alternative to carrying a 5 lbs camera. I… Read more ›
This is a very sophisticated, camera. Comfortable, easy to carry, easy to use, with great features and pictures! Read more ›

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874 of 895 people found the following review helpful By Peter Singh on December 28, 2011
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A little background to give you perspective on the review. I'm an advanced amateur shooting for about 10 years. I also own a Canon 5D Mark II with some L Zoom lenses (24-70 F2.8 and the 70-200 F2.8) and the very good 50mm 1.8 prime and a Fuji X100.

I spent a lot of time (probably over 40 hours) researching this camera, reading reviews etc. before buying it on Amazon from a third party seller. I've had it about a week now and shooting with with the Sony 18-200 Zoom Lens (SEL18200). Below are my observations:

Good:
1. Very small camera body, smaller than my X100 and feels a lot like my old S90 compact in terms of size (this is of course without the lens). With the 18-200 lens its no longer pocketable but still small and very manageable compared to a SLR.
2. Great build quality, tough body, I like the styling and I love the handgrip. Just the right size.
3. Probably the fastest shutter I have ever used, very little shutter lag.
4. Easy to use menus/interface etc. Lots of options and things like sweep panorama and other "gadget" type things work well although unlikely that I will use them much.
5. Good battery life. I'm easily getting the 400 or so shots per charge its rated for.
6. Electronic viewfinder - The good part is that it works really well, focus is fast even in low light, for the not so good part relating to the viewfinder see below.

Not so good

1. The electronic viewfinder that gets rave reviews is simply not as good to my eyes as looking through glass. Its a far cry from an optical viewfinder and I find the little "noise/dots" in low light distracting. Images even when blown up don't seem to show the same noise so this is definitely a viewfinder issue.
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153 of 169 people found the following review helpful By Average User on April 4, 2012
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Let me start by saying that I have been an avid, but not an expert photographer for 50 years. I carry a camera with me everywhere I go. My recent cameras have included the Nikon D7000, and the Sony Alpha Nex C3 and 5n. But I have had Canon and Panasonic cameras and video cameras I also love.
Anyway, this time, I got my wife the Nex 3c for Christmas because it shares the same 16 mp processor that is in the Nikon D7000. To put an APS-c processor in such an inexpensive camera, I thought, would open the world of natural light photography to my wife with a sensor that's a proven winner in a small, convenient camera with interface designed for point and shoot photographers.
When I got home, my wife had our six month old daughter dressed in a Santa outfit... Break out the camera...Out of the box in five minutes the most incredible, clear, good color gorgeous detailed photos, all in natural light...we were so excited we rushed to print a Christmas card. That simple incident has caused my wife to finally get interested in a camera more rewarding than her Casio Ex Slim.
Reading more, I decided to get myself the 5n. Same processor but with more capabilities and controls. I got many wonderful photos with the kit 18-55 but not as good as my D7000. But then I bought the Sony 18-200 lens for the 5n. The photos and detail with this lens knocked my socks off and was every bit the quality I was getting from the D7000 for which I have an equivalent lens.
It was this experience that made me interested in the 24 mp Nex 7. I read a few reviews of the Nex 7. I read of many features, but mainly stunning image quality. Some commentators think that 24 mp is about the equivalent of the detail you can achieve with a film camera. I was interested.
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127 of 149 people found the following review helpful By Here and there on February 3, 2012
Style Name: With 18-55mm lens
I managed to get my hands on one of these in Jan 2012, and believe me it was difficult.

The body weighs very little without the battery or lens, which is as it should be. Put the weight into a great set of lenses. Place one of those great lenses on this camera, and I've tried the 18-55, 55-210 and zeiss 24, and the results are wonderful. Yes you can argue that at not so low iso ratings the 24 MP is noisy, but dial down the noise in post image processing (I shoot in raw format) and the results are superb.

I find the viewfinder to be remarkably good, better than optical viewfinders as I really see what I will get, and every time I look through it I am stunned at the fidelity. After a great shot the result can look almost 3d, if you have preview one. No dancing dots have crossed my eye's path.

I upgraded from the 5n, which lacked the viewfinder in particular. The difference in ergonomics and quality is worthwhile. Also worthwhile is the expensive Zeiss 24 lens, and the 55-210. Both deliver excellent results.

This range will keep building over time, so any lenses you buy will still be valuable for years. However lenses are also difficult to find these days, as are older Leica lenses which many have had success with.

The best camera I've ever owned, and a delight to pick up, to carry on long treks and to use.
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108 of 127 people found the following review helpful By Linh Nguyen on October 12, 2011
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Update 2: The new firmware addresses one of the biggest requests: a much better bracketing function. No longer limited to the paltry +-0.7EV. Now we can go up to +-3EV which is good enough for most HDR purposes. About time!

Update: I recently got hold of a Minolta 3600HS(D) flash for dirt cheap ($50 shipped) and it works wonderfully with the NEX-7. Metering TTL is perfect and my indoor photos look great with bounce flash. Of course, it's a bit big and will add some weight to your camera, but well worth it.

An average review from an average Joe using a not-so-average camera.

HARDWARE:

The build is sexy. It screams quality. Magnesium alloy body makes it heavier and bigger than the previous NEXes, as expected, but it's a welcomed extra weight. I don't have small hands and always thought the NEX-5/5N, as nice as the form is, felt a little bit like a toy. So I definitely appreciate the NEX-7's new size and weight, something I can really wrap my fingers around.

I think Sony have a pretty perfect layout, or at least one that really works. I'm sure you've heard all about the latest-and-greatest Electronic Viewfinder with its amazing high resolution, and the intuitive TriNavi 3-dial control. Yes, they work. I'm a big fan of the bright and sharp 3" tiltable LCD screen, but I've always wanted a nice VF on my camera to better compose my shots and avoid the nasty glare out in the sunlight. This is my first time using an EVF, and it's a good first impression. The view is quite large, giving lots of room to include all the necessary info. There's a diopter for those with bad eyesight. The eyepiece is not exactly glass-friendly, and is actually the one annoyance I have with the camera. I just can't seem to get it to comfortable situated in my eye socket.
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