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.
Excerpt: In May, 2012 I received the Sony NEX-7 camera as a graduation gift. I absolutely love it! The frame is slightly bigger than the NEX-5 but the features more than make up for it. The quality of the images are amazing, the auto shoot mode works well for many situations and the manual options allow any effect one could desire.
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.