Excerpt: The 24-megapixel APS-C sensor inside Sony’s NEX-7 produced the best stills and videos of the compact system cameras we tested this summer (2012), with details that held up even when we zoomed all the way in.
Pros: One of the most customizable models on the market. Sparkling 1080p video at 60 fps.
Cons: Software menu is a bit of a dog’s breakfast. Flimsy pop-up flash. At least 0 too expensive.
Summary: 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.
Pros: Three dial interface offers extensive fingertip control, Superb build quality, Excellent 2.4 million-dot OLED EVF in compact, slimline body, 920K dot tilting rear screen, Very high-resolution 24MP CMOS sensor with impressive high-ISO performance, Exceptionally 'deep' feature set including Auto HD...
Cons: Out-of-camera JPEGs don't show off the 24MP sensor to its best extent, Auto ISO limited to maximum of 1600, Top-plate dials indistinguishable by touch (most problematic when using EVF), Mystifying default control setup ( e.g . easier to change JPEG sharpness than flash mode), No custom settings m...
Excerpt: We've seen a growing number of camera manufacturers entering the compact system camera (CSC) market and as a result, companies like Sony are now looking at new ways of further expanding this increasingly popular camera format.
Sony’s newest NEX camera is technically brilliant, but its controls and menus need some refinement
Good Gear Guide.au
2 February 2012
Conclusion: The next step in Sony's evolution of its NEX interchangeable-lens-but-no-bulky-internal-mirror camera system is technically brilliant: an amazingly detailed and clean image sensor shoehorned into a reasonably compact camera body that's incredibly well built and full of features (an excellent...
Excerpt: We were bowled over by Sony's mid-price compact system camera, the Sony NEX-5N , so we couldn't wait to get our hands on the flagship NEX-7. It's a seriously handsome camera, with bold, business-like contours constructed from magnesium alloy.
Conclusion: The NEX-7 ticks some very big boxes. It’s got the electronic viewfinder department wrapped up and tied off with a big bow, the movie mode is great and the 10fps burst mode is an attractive option.
Pros: Great OLED viewfinder, decent image quality at high resolution
Cons: Low-light focusing is poor, some layout issues, need more pro lenses in range