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Sony NEX-7
7.8 out of 10

Sony NEX-7

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Overall 10
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Sony NEX-7

stuffmideast.com
16 May 2012
  • Summary: Supreme picture quality and uncompromised DSLR-like control in a truly compact body
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Overall 9
9.0

Sony Alpha NEX-7

PC Magazine
31 March 2012
  • Conclusion: Sony's high-end mirrorless camera, the Alpha NEX-7 is a top performer brimming with features, but a camera of this caliber deserves a better kit lens.
  • Pros: Compact body. 24-megapixel resolution. Articulating LCD. Crisp OLED EVF. Built-in flash. 1080p60 video recording.
  • Cons: So-so kit lens. Proprietary hot shoe. Not as good at high ISO as other NEX cameras. Easy to start recording video unintentionally.
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Overall 9
8.8
Design 9
9.0
Features 7
7.0
Performance 8
8.0
Picture quality 10
10
Video quality 9
9.0

Sony NEX-7 review

theverge.com
7 February 2012
  • Excerpt: In the middle ground between DSLRs and point-and-shoot lies a vast plain filled with all manner of tweener cameras, in all variants of shape, size, price, and quality. Until now, no one has nailed the whole package, but so far the smartest middle ground — smaller body and price, but without losing...
  • Pros: Excellent pictures and video, Fast performance, Very easy to use
  • Cons: Still doesn't have DSLR-level manual control, OLED viewfinder is mediocre, Lens ecosystem isn't as good as Nikon or Canon
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Overall 9
8.8

Sony Alpha NEX-7 mirrorless camera review

Engadget
6 February 2012
  • Conclusion: Sony's NEX-7 is the company's best mirrorless camera yet, offering true DSLR image quality in a compact body.
  • Pros: Built-in EVF, Tri-navi interface, Superb battery life, Excellent image quality, 1080/60p video with mic input
  • Cons: Expensive for a mirrorless camera
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Overall 10
10

Sony NEX-7

Imaging Resource
19 January 2012
  • Excerpt: Sony NEX fans have been waiting for more controls to quickly adjust various exposure settings in a hurry, rather than dig into the menu, and I'm sure many had a wish list for this or that extra feature to make the existing NEX design just a little better.
  • Pros: Exceptional resolution and crispness in images, SUPER body & user interface: The TriNavi interface is our absolute favorite UI, ever. Period., Built-in flash; a first for the NEX line, Excellent image noise, even at high ISO levels, Maximum ISO of 16,000 (good quality to 3,200), Very responsive; ...
  • Cons: Only way to change modes is via the menu system, Best-of-breed EVF still doesn't match optical viewfinder for highlight/shadow visibility (Why can't we have DRO to extend dynamic range of the EVF image?), Continuous-mode with AF enabled isn't as fast as it might be; at the lower end of typical SL...
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Overall 9
8.6

Expert Review

Digital Camera Review
7 December 2011
  • Summary: When we first encountered the Sony Alpha NEX-7 , DCR editor Allison Johnson was putting a pre-production model through its paces under the auspices of Sony San Diego this past September. Allison gave the camera high grades and was particularly impressed with the performance of the viewfinder.
  • Pros: Good image quality, Fast AF performance, Outstanding viewfinder
  • Cons: Cost, Awkward playback regimen, Monitor/viewfinder interface can impact battery life
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Overall 9
8.8
Design 9
8.5
Value for money 9
8.5
Features 10
9.5
Performance 9
8.5
Picture quality 9
9.0

Sony NEX-7 Review

What Digital Camera
7 November 2011
  • Summary: Consider NEX-7’s bigger brother SLT, the Alpha A77 , and there’s little the separate the two models in terms of features. The SLT will set you back some £1150 body-only (it’s £1669 with the 16-50mm lens) while the NEX-7 demands a pricey £1049 without a lens (£1129 with the 18-55mm).
  • Pros: OLED viewfinder, high-resolution images, array of controls, built in flash, wireless flash control
  • Cons: Control placement, low-light autofocus, slower AF than some CSC competitors, limited battery life
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Overall 9
8.9

Sony Alpha NEX-7

Camera Labs
1 August 2011
  • Summary: Until now the lack of proper manual controls and a built-in viewfinder compromised the suitability of NEX models as DSLR replacements, but the arrival of the NEX-7 changes all that.
  • Pros: Big, bright ultra high resolution EVF., 10fps burst mode., 1080p60/50 movie mode., PASM modes for movie shooting., Continuous AF in movie mode.
  • Cons: Bracketing limited to +/-0.3 or +/-0.7EV., Poor menu layout and organisation., Movie button easy to accidentally press., AF struggles in poor light., Limited selection of native E-mount lenses.
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Overall 9
9.0
Features 9
9.0
Build quality 9
9.0
Autofocus 9
9.0

Sony NEX-7 review

Amateur Photographer
3 April 2014
  • Summary: The mass-market appeal of compact system cameras is essential for the category to work. High sales drive down prices and allow development into improved operations and performance. As photographers, however, we see compact system cameras from a different perspective.
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Overall 10
10
Build quality 9
9.0

Sony NEX-7 review

Stuff.tv
26 March 2012
  • Summary: The space between compact cameras and DSLRs is where it's at right now. As we type, the cream of the world's camera designers is feverishly attempting to crack the nut that contains full DSLR features and control within a body the size of a compact.
  • Pros: Sublime photo quality, Compact design, Tilting display can be useful
  • Cons: Not as stylish as rivals
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