Sony NEX-7 Fights Micro Four-Thirds Cameras With a Massive DSLR Sensor

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The Sony NEX-7 is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera that nearly fits in the palm of your hand, yet has the same 24.3-megapixel Exmor APS HD sensor as the Alpha DSLR line and a beautifully designed magnesium alloy body.

Like the new Alpha cams, it's equipped with an OLED viewfinder, captures 1080p video at 60p (AVCHD Progressive) and has an ISO range of 100-16000. It has a 10fps burst mode (an apparent first), as well as low shutter lag (20ms).

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The NEX-7 also makes use of an awesome-looking dual-dial control interface which are fully-customizable. Add in lightweight (the body is only 10.3 ounces), and an adjustable screen, and this looks like it could be a promising leap for bite-sized, big-sensor cameras.

The Sony NEX-5 also got a refresh, and is now called the NEX-5N. The updated camera has a 16.1-megapixel sensor (using the same Exmor sensor as the Alpha A77 and NEX-7), AVCHD Progressive video capabilities, 10fps burst mode and an improved shutter response of 20ms.

The NEX-7 will be available in November for $1350 with a 18-55mm kit lens or $1200 for the body alone. Meanwhile the NEX-5N will be available in September with the same kit lens for $700, or on its own for $600. {Sony, Sony]

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kesavaanderson
Kesava Anderson

I don't want more megapixels!!! I want cleaner images and a full frame sensor. 12MP FF 5D is good enough for anything web or standard print. My 5D2 is a beautiful overkill for most of what I use it for.