Summary: I got this camera after all the rave reviews, went out, took a photos and was floored by the quality of photos. Then I went out the next evening, took a bunch of photos and was floored that not one was useable by the amount of dust pumped in on the sensor by the lens.
Summary: As the title of my review states, the problem isn't the camera itself, which is a tight and innovative piece of equipment with one of the best APS-C sensors to date. The compact size, image quality, and ease of use (once you get used to the radical design) is among the best of any camera made.
Summary: I come from a commercial and artistic photography background. I really thought this would be a great system to fill the gap that was left by cameras like to Lica many years ago. That is, small, silent and very hight res. imagery. Perhaps I could put aside my full CCD size camera for a while.
Summary: For stills, this camera shoots great photos! As far as videos are concerned, it's pretty much useless if you are going to shoot more than 3 minutes at a time. During the video shoot, it eats battery power like there is no tomorrow! It shows the overhear Icon and will shut down.
HDR and autoexposure bracketing users: Can not use self-timer or remote release with AEB
Midwest Jim "Midwwest Jim", Amazon
18 November 2012
Summary: Sony's October 2012 firmware update finally expanded the NEX 7's autoexposure bracketing steps from an almost useless three exposures of +/- 0.3 or 0.7 EV's (or stops) to a more reasonable three exposures with up to +/- 3 EV's.
Great camera but failed in less than 2 weeks and terrible customer service
Andy B, Amazon
7 November 2012
Summary: Bought a new new-7 from amazon less than 2 weeks ago. Second time shooting a football match and the EVF failed - flashed an error saying it was disabled and allow it to cool (odd given it was not much above freezing) - over 24 hours later and still the same problem and no functional EVF which was a...
Summary: I bought this camera as an "upgrade" to my Canon XSI. The amazing reviews and small size drew me in, as well as its impressive specs. Well, I guess I didn't know what I didn't know, and I am honestly slightly disappointed. Side by side, IN GOOD LIGHTING this one beats my entry level DSLR hands down.
Examine your lens because it's not under the warranty and I think Amazon sent me a returned/used camera instead of new
Just another number, Amazon
25 July 2012
Summary: I bought the Nex-7 with the 18-55mm lens back in March. Nice clear pictures. Looks way better than a smartphone camera picture. Everyone I know who saw the pictures it produces can really tell the difference on how nice it looks.
Summary: This is one awesome camera. It is light, and compact (even with my 18 to 200 mm zoom sony lens). With good light I am able to take very sharp pictures even when I am zoomed out to 200 mm. I have only one complaint (or I would give this camera 5 stars). That is the recording button.