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Sony NEX-7 Review

The Sony Alpha NEX-7 is the flagship of the company's NEX line of mirrorless system cameras.

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Optical Zoom 3 x
Viewfinder Type electronic
Viewfinder Coverage 100 %
Viewfinder Magnification 1.09 x
Display Type articulated LCD
Display Size 3 in.
Display Resolution 921600 pixels
Battery Type removable lithium-ion
Battery Model Number NP-FW50
Height 66.9 mm
Width 119.9 mm
Depth 42.8 mm
Waterproof No
Shockproof No
Dustproof No
Weather-sealed No
Image Size Option Label 3:2 Large
Product Spec Summary The Sony NEX-7 is the flagship mirrorless for Sony's E-Mount NEX system. It combines an electronic viewfinder, 10fps continuous shooting, 24.3-megapixel image sensor, and articulating LCD into one pro-sumer package.
Mirror Technology (Interchangeable Lens) Mirrorless
Frame Rate(s) 60p, 60i, 24p, 30p
Maximum Dynamic Range 0
Maximum ISO 12800
Minimum ISO 100
Image Size Option Height 3872
Image Size Option Height 5536
Image Size Option Height 1856
Image Size Option Height 1856
Image Size Option Height 2000
Image Size Option Height 2832
Image Size Option Height 4000
Image Size Option Height 1688
Image Size Option Height 2400
Image Size Option Height 3376
Image Size Option Width 2160
Image Size Option Width 2160
Image Size Option Width 8192
Image Size Option Width 12416
Image Size Option Width 3008
Image Size Option Width 4240
Image Size Option Width 6000
Image Size Option Width 3008
Image Size Option Width 4240
Image Size Option Width 6000
Image Size Option Label Panoramic Vertical Standard
Image Size Option Label Panoramic Vertical Wide
Image Size Option Label Panoramic Horizontal Standard
Image Size Option Label Panoramic Horizontal Wide
Image Size Option Label 3:2 Small
Image Size Option Label 3:2 Medium
Image Size Option Label 16:9 Small
Image Size Option Label 16:9 Medium
Image Size Option Label 16:9 Large
Video Resolutions 640 x 480 (VGA)
Video Resolutions 1440 x 1080
Video Resolutions 1920 x 1080
Sensor Type - New CMOS
Diopter Adjustment - New -4.0 to +1.0m^-1
Viewfinder Resolution 2359000
Sensor Size APS-C
Model Colors black
Still Pixel Count (effective) 24.3
Still Pixel Count (gross) 24.7
Weight 291
Aspect Ratios 16:9, 3:2
35mm Focal Length Minimum 27
35mm Focal Length Maximum 82.5
Focal Length Minimum 18
Focal Length Maximum 55
Exposure Compensation ±5 EV in 1/3-stop increments
Bulb Setting Yes
Minimum Shutter Speed 1/6000
Maximum Aperture (wide) f/3.5
Depth of Field Preview Yes
Video Compression Frame Rate 30p
Video Compression Frame Rate 30p
Video Compression Frame Rate 24p
Video Compression Frame Rate 24p
Video Compression Frame Rate 60i
Video Compression Frame Rate 60i
Video Compression Frame Rate 60p
Res Tele - Narrow Aperture f/32
Res Tele Zoom 55
Video Compression Codec AVCHD
Video Compression Codec AVCHD
Video Compression Codec AVCHD
Video Compression Codec AVCHD
Video Compression Codec AVCHD
Video Compression Codec MP4
Video Compression Codec MP4
Video Exposure Controls Full manual control over exposure and exposure comp before and during video.
Distortion Examples Wide Distortion 0
Distortion Examples Wide Distortion Type Pincushion Distortion
Distortion Examples Mid Distortion 0
Distortion Examples Mid Distortion Type Pincushion Distortion
Distortion Examples Tele Distortion 0
Distortion Examples Tele Distortion Type Pincushion Distortion
Video Compression Bitrate 28Mbps
Video Compression Bitrate 24Mbps
Video Compression Bitrate 17Mbps
Video Compression Bitrate 24Mbps
Video Compression Bitrate 17Mbps
Video Compression Bitrate 12Mbps
Video Compression Bitrate 3Mbps
External Mic Input Unknown
Headphone Unknown
Audio Level Control Unknown
Mic Hi/Low Unknown
Wind Cut Unknown
Built-in Mic Unknown
Accessory Shoe Unknown
Res Wide Zoom 18
Res Wide - Wide Aperture f/3.5
Res Wide - Mid Aperture f/9
Res Wide - Narrow Aperture f/22
Res Mid Zoom 0
Res Mid - Wide Aperture f/4.5
Res Mid - Mid Aperture f/11
Res Mid - Narrow Aperture f/29
Res Tele - Wide Aperture f/5.6
Res Tele - Mid Aperture f/13
Type
  • Compact SLR / System
Manual Controls
  • manual focus
  • aperture priority mode
  • shutter priority mode
  • full manual exposure
  • custom white balance
  • ISO control
Metering Mode
  • Center-Weighted
  • Evaluative
  • Spot
ISO Options
  • 100
  • 200
  • 400
  • 800
  • 1600
  • 3200
  • 6400
  • 12800
  • Extended ISO
Scene Mode Options
  • Action
  • Hand-held Twilight
  • Landscape
  • Macro
  • Night Portrait
  • Night Scene
  • Portrait
  • Sunset
Connectivity Options
  • USB
  • miniHDMI
  • microphone
  • hot accessory shoe
Bracketing
  • Exposure
White Balance Settings
  • Auto
  • Cloudy
  • Custom
  • Daylight
  • Flash
  • Fluorescent
  • Incandescant
  • Kelvin Select
  • Shade
Video Frame Rates
  • 60p
  • 60i
  • 24p
Video Frame Rates
  • 30p
Video Frame Rates
  • 30p
Quality Settings
  • Fine
  • Normal
Kit Lens Yes
Video Compression Resolution 640x480
Video Compression Resolution 1440x1080
Video Compression Resolution 1920x1080
Video Compression Resolution 1920x1080
Video Compression Resolution 1920x1080
Video Compression Resolution 1920x1080
Video Compression Resolution 1920x1080
Video Compression Format Name VGA
Video Compression Format Name HD
Video Compression Format Name FH (24)
Video Compression Format Name FX (24)
Video Compression Format Name FH
Video Compression Format Name FX
Video Compression Format Name PS
Motion Test YouTube ID 05wIWTXkr0c
Media New SD/SDHC/SDXC
Minimum Aperture (tele) f/32
Maximum Shutter Speed 30
Minimum Aperture (wide) f/22
Maximum Aperture (tele) f/5.6
Original Price 1349.99
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