Summary: I shot with a canon 5d mark 2 and at times it is just to heavy to carry around. I find that the sony is close to the quality that I get with the canon and a lot easier to carry. It is my walkabout camera.
Summary: I upgraded from an NEX3 to this camera. The NEX3 was used for over 50K photos and was still in working order. I hope to do as well with this one. The only problem that I've found is with auto focus.
Summary: 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 thumbwheels provide. If there is a con, it would have to be the placement of the video record button...have taken many videos unitentionally...which is a nuisance because when you try to take a photo, you have to wait for the video to finish processing - can miss some good shots.
Summary: I traded in my big Nikon SLR for a Nex 3 and was pretty happy with it. But as I used it, I found that the simplicity of the Nex 3 was really bothering me. The menu system was clunky and I could not get to the settings I needed. I just got my Nex 7 today and boy, I could not be happier. I love the fact that the body is so small and light. My philosophy is "the best camera in the world is the one you have on you.
Summary: I'll keep this short and sweet. Image Quality taken in RAW is among the best I've seen. I'm a Pro and use this camera with the Zeiss 24 mm and Sony 50 mm prime for weddings. I post process in Lightroom and the results are phenomenal. The added bonus is the small size and light weight. It beats lugging around a full frame Canon or Nikon all day. My biggest gripe is the lack of dedicated buttons for frequently used features such as Shooting mode, AF selection, ISO, etc...
Summary: I know I will love the camera once I start using it the right way. I like the fact that it came with all the attachments for doing pro work, But its been a long time since I did any camera work .Managing a band these days you have to be very precise in recording and still pictures. I did fined the price to be different from other places. Like around 100.00 dollars, but there was free shipping and no tax.