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Sony NEX-7 Interchangeable Lens Camera

Sony takes pro-quality imaging and creative options to new extremes with the easy-to-use NEX-7.

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Sony has launched the NEX 7, an all in one compact interchangeable lens camera.

With a stunning 24.3 megapixels, and a shutter release lag of just 0.02 seconds, it is a very high performance camera. Its newly developed Exmor sensor teamed with its BIONZ image processing engine make it very powerful.

It is also the world's first compact camera that features and XGA OLED TruFinder screen for precise framing and focusing.

The camera also features an intuitive new TRINAVI control, enabling fast access to shooting modes and control settings with the flexibility of a DSLR camera.

The NEX 7 also features an auto lock accessory shoe, which is a first for E-mount cameras.

The NEX 7 will be available from November 2011. The NEX-7 with an 18-55m lens has an RRP of £1000.

Do you have a question about the new camera?

Sony's photography expert Paul Genge will be holding a live Q&A session at 7.30pm tonight on Facebook. Paul will be able to answer any questions you have about the new α77, α65, NEX-7, and NEX-5N cameras which launched today. You can join the chat here: Sony UK.

Key features:

  • 24.3 effective megapixels Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor
  • Quick, responsive autofocus and world’s fastest (0.02 sec) release time lag
  • Quick, versatile new TRINAVI control
  • High-resolution XGA OLED Tru-Finder and built-in flash
  • Full HD Movie with 50p/25p, manual focus, full P/A/S/M exposure control and improved audio
  • 10fps continuous shooting (Speed priority mode)

Sony NEX-7 Photos of Equipment

Sony NEX-7 Specifications

Image Sensor
Pixels24.3Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)6000
Pixels (H)4000
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor SizeAPS-C
Sensor Size (width)23.5mm
Sensor Size (height)15.6mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in
Screen resolution921.600
Touch ScreenNo
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Multi
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/4000sec
Shutter speeds longest30sec
Bulb modeYes
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • AB
  • A
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
ISO sensitivity100 - 16000
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
Exposure Comp+/-5
Viewfinder Resolution2,359,296
MagnificationNo Data
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting10fps
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
  • 640x480 VGA
Video FPS50p,50i,25p,60p,60i,24p
Stereo SoundYes
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationNo
Wi-FiNo Data
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • Memory Stick (Sony)
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeNP-FW50
Battery Life (CIPA rating)335shots
Box Contents
Box ContentsSEL1855 E-mount 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 lens, NP-FW50 Lithium-ion rechargeable battery, USB cable (Mini B), Lens cap, Shoulder strap, CD-ROM, BC-VW1 Battery Charger, Body Cleaning cloth

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davey_griffo 11 213 165 England
24 Aug 2011 12:38PM
Wow. With that resolution, & a viewfinder, this suddenly makes the CSC a very serious piece of kit. It remains to be seen what the resolution is though, & how well it works.
24 Aug 2011 1:58PM
These days Sony tends to do everything right about digital cameras, EXCEPT for the megapixel countSad . What is the point of having 24MP ? Not everyone is going to print a photo of 8 feet x 10 feet. Even a primary school boy can tell you that the image quality is going to suffer, and would be worse than a photo shot with a camera with 10MP on an APS-C size sensor.

The days where the consuming public can be sheepishly or moronically conned into believing More is Better for MP count are certainly over! Sony, please go back to the basics! Besides, reducing the MP count will drastically lower the cost of the camera too! That simple.

Otherwise, this is a fantastic camera
JohnAR 10
24 Aug 2011 5:06PM
fotubug999 may be right, however Sony is undoubtedly ahead of the game with [APS] sensors, based on the current 16.2MP unit which is being used quite a lot, also by other companies, so lets give them the benefit of the doubt for now, but regardless of image quality, I have to completely agree that for a CSC 24MP is over the top. The native image size for this sensor will be 20 inches by 13.33 inches at 3x2 ratio based on 300ppi.
mgts24 9 6 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2011 9:40PM
I wish also that the manufacturers of these premium compacts would make some faster zoom lenses. Many of them are appallingly slow (this also goes for the Olympus micro 4 thirds range) though admittedly there are some lovely fast primes out there. My concern is that with primes, I would end up switching lenses an awful lot and then dust become a real issue.
Paul Morgan 19 19.5k 6 England
26 Aug 2011 1:13AM

Quote:Wow. With that resolution, & a viewfinder

Yes an EVF viewfinder, nothing new is it.

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