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The Sony Alpha NEX-7 is the flagship mirrorless camera from Sony. It’s extremely compact size and advanced control options have it targeted right at enthusiasts and semi-pros, even some pros. It uses Sony E-mount lenses, which gives users a selection of somewhat smaller lenses in comparison to typical DSLR lenses. It has a massive 24MP APS-C sensor that allows for images to captured and enlarged to extreme size. With an ISO range of 100-16000, shooting in just about any lighting condition is possible.
Besides the extremely high resolution images, what makes this camera a milestone in digital photography is it’s built-in 2.4M dot OLED electronic viewfinder. By using an electronic viewfinder, Sony was able to keep the physical size of the camera to not much larger than previous NEX models. And by no means does this sacrifice quality. Not only is it the highest resolution EVF to date (shared with the Sony a77), but it offers a large, bright 100% coverage, -4 to +1 diopter adjustments, and auto-switching eye sensor. For situations where holding the camera to your eye is difficult, you can use the tiltable 921k 3.0" LCD screen to compose and review images.
The third major feature the NEX-7 offers is it’s extensive controls. It uses the Sony Tri-Navigation system, which allows for complete customization based on the user. Settings can then be adjusted via dials and buttons rather than delving deep into menus. The rubberized handgrip makes for a comfortable, easy to grip camera body, while the the metal gives it a solid feel.
Other notable features are the inclusion of the Sony hotshoe mount, which is compatible with the Sony Alpha system flashes. It does also have a small pop-up flash for quick fill light when a large flash isn’t required. A blazing fast 10fps at full resolution is possible with fixed exposure and focus, while full control allows up to 2.5fps. The 25-point AF system allows for accurate focus across the frame, or engage object tracking to have the camera keep your subject in focus. The addition of Sony’s Sweep Panorama, 6-Image Layering, Auto HDR, and Picture Effect modes give users a plethora of in-camera options that would normally require post-processing.
It doesn’t stop with just stills. The NEX-7 captures 1920 × 1080 HD video at up to 60p in AVCHD 2.0. For a smooth cinematic feel, 24p is an included setting. You get full manual controls while recording, including moving focus points, and input for optional 3.5mm mic. Throw in the ability to use nearly any lens via adapter, and you have a very advanced, compact camera capable of class leading video recording.
PLEASE NOTE: The Sony NEX-7 is known to have color shift issues in the corners when M-mount lenses are used with an adapter. Some lenses are worse than others, but nearly all the wide-angle M-mount lenses are subject to this.
While I didn’t have too much time with the NEX-7 before it went right out, I did get to test our E-mount and M-mount lenses on it. As expected, the E-mount lenses work great, with the Sony Zeiss 24mm f1.8 being beautiful on it. As for the M-mount lenses, the wide angle color shift noted above was quite obvious on nearly all lenses wider than 35mm (a couple of the 35mm lenses did too). The Leica 21mm f1.4 and 24mm f1.4 were the only two M-mount lenses that weren’t too affected by the color shift, but it did happen occasionally.
The camera itself is great. The controls are by-far better than anything Sony’s done before, and could be the best for a mirrorless camera to date. It’s got a learning curve, especially if you want to customize buttons, but it’s well worth it. While the high ISO is a tad noisy, it’s actually not too bad up to 1600. With a good exposure in decent light, I’d say they’re pretty good. If your shooting during the day and want a lighter setup than a DSLR, then the NEX-7 is a fantastic choice.
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