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.
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.
Sony’s newest NEX camera is technically brilliant, but its controls and menus need some refinement
Good Gear Guide.au
21 November 2011
Summary: 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...
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