Alpha NEX-7 Camera Body
NEX-7, Great Camera!!!!!
The NEX-7 is the best combination features, performance, and build quality that is perfect for my needs.
Some of my favorite features are:
Image quality, easy to use old lens with adapters, great manual focus assist mode, nice tilt screen, Viewfinder and live view quality, 24mp gives lots of room for cropping, HDR, fit in my hand, RAW, great control with Tri-Nav, 10 frames /sec in shutter mode, weight and size.
Shots are from a local zoo on the first day of use.
Very Very Pleased!!!!!
February 28, 2012
Great little, lightweight camera
I grew up in the film era with all metal Canons and lenses and a lot of controls on the outside of the cameras. I originally bought the NEX-5 when it frst came out and thought it was a great camera to get back into photography. I was dissapointed with the lack of controls outside of the menu system and the lack of a grip. When the NEX-7 came out it was an easy decision to upgrade. And it had an eye level viewer and a grip.
The only two problems I have with the Sony Alpha cameras is that the form factor is still too small and light. I have small adult hands (maybe Asians have smaller hands) and even I have problems holding the camera and I'm always accidently touching something, like the movie button, which has been disabled but still gives me an error message right in the middle of taking a shot. Memo to Sony: I KNOW THE MOVIE BUTTON HAS BEEN DISABLED. I'M NOT STUPID.
Secondly, I've realized that the weight of the camera/lens helps one hold the camera steady and compose the shot (IMHO), even with IS.
If I was a tourist or out all day shooting without taking the camera in and out of a bag, I'd definitely buy a half leather case to protect the camera and help with gripping it.
Unless Sony increases the size and weight, I doubt that the NEX series will ever become a professional, working camera. I guess that's why they have the Alpha series.
I gave a Yes recommendation, but with reservations.
April 16, 2013
Best in class
The Nex-7 is the last stop before a pro-sumer (professional consumer) level system. If you are already a pro looking for a smaller and extremely smart flexible in-hand system then this is your mark.
Worth every penny! Loads of fun.
January 20, 2013
Great, would be perfect if
The real downer for me is the lack of a smart teleconverter like on the a77. With the za24 this would make the camera perfect imo. Should be an easy firmware fix
December 11, 2012