Sony NEX-7 Review

 
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Sony Alpha NEX-7
General
Model Number: NEX-7 
Camera Format: Compact System Camera 
Currently Manufactured: Yes 
Retail Price: $1349.99
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2011-11-15
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Weight: 19.8 oz (560 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Weight Includes Kit Lens? Yes
Size: 4.7 x 2.6 x 1.7 in.
(120 x 67 x 43 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS 
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony 
Total Megapixels: 24.7
Effective Megapixels: 24.3 
Sensor Format: APS-C 
Sensor Size (dia.): 1.11"
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5
Color Filter Type: RGBG 
Self-Cleaning: Yes 
Sensor-shift Stabilized: No 
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2),
6000 x 3376 (20.3 MP, 16:9),
4240 x 2832 (12.0 MP, Other),
4240 x 2400 (10.2 MP, Other),
3008 x 2000 (6.0 MP, 3:2),
3008 x 1688 (5.1 MP, Other),
12416 x 1856 (23.0 MP, Other),
8192 x 1856 (15.2 MP, Other),
2160 x 5536 (12.0 MP, Other),
2160 x 3872 (8.4 MP, Other),
7152 x 1080 (7.7 MP, Other),
4912 x 1080 (5.3 MP, Other),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3), MPO (3D), RAW (ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG 
Video Capture
Movie Mode: Yes 
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080, 1440x1080, 640x480
Movie Frame Rate: 60p/28Mbps/PS or 60i/24Mbps/FX or 60i/17Mbps/FH or 24p/24Mbps/FX or 24p/17Mbps/FH, 30p/12Mbps, 30p/3Mbps
Movie Audio: Yes 
Movie File Format: AVCHD 2.0 / MP4; Audio :Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC 
Optics
Lens Mount: Sony E-mount 
Kit Lens: Sony SEL1855 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 27 - 83 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.06x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - 22 (W), f/5.6 - 34 (T) 
Normal Focus Range: 25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 10x Precision digital zoom 
Filter Thread: 49mm
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect: 25-area, Center, Flexible Spot, Object Tracking, Face Detection 
Face Detection: Yes 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Manual Focus: Yes 
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF 
Viewfinder Type: EVF type; 1.3cm (0.5-inch) 2,359K-dot OLED, 100% coverage, 1.09x magnification (0.71x 35mm eq.), 23mm eyepoint, -4 to +1 diopter 
Display
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD Size (inches): 3.0
LCD Resolution: 921,600 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: No 
Articulating LCD: Yes 
Max Playback Zoom: 16.7x
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 16000.
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm white/Cool white/Day white/Daylight), Flash, C. Temp 2500 to 9900K, C Filter G7 to M7 (15-step), Custom, AWB micro adjustment 
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/4000
Bulb Mode: Yes 
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 1200-zone Evaluative, Center-weighted, Spot 
Program AE: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night View, Hand-held Twilight, Auto HDR, Sweep Panorama (2D/3D) 
Self Timer: 2 , 10, 10 (3 or 5 frames) seconds
Time Lapse:  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes 
Flash Modes: Auto, Off, Fill-flash, Rear sync, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction: On/Off 
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 6.0 m / 19.7 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent 
Max Flash Sync: 1/160 
Flash Exp Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Ext Flash Connection: Hot shoe 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC 
Memory Included (MB):  
File System:  
DCF Compliant: Yes 
Connectivity
Composite Video Out: No 
NTSC/PAL Switchable: n/a 
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a 
HD Video Out: Yes 
HD Video Connection: HDMI 
Built-In Wi-fi:  
Computer/Printer: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes 
DPOF Compliant: Yes 
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: Optional Wireless 
Other Connection: Type-C HDMI Mini Connector (BRAVIA Sync, PhotoTV HD), 3.5mm Stereo Mic Jack 
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NP-FW50 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-FW50 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
CIPA Rating: 430
Software
Included Software: Software CD-ROM (includes Picture Motion Browser, Image Data Converter 4) 
OS Compatibility: Windows XP SP3/Vista SP2/7, Mac OS X (v.10.5 +); PMB is Windows only 
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: 3", 921K-dot, Tilting LCD, XGA OLED TruFinder EVF, 1080p60 AVCHD 2.0 Videos, 10fps Full-res Burst Mode, Sweep Panorama, Hand-held Twilight, Anti-Motion Blur, Auto HDR, DRO, Level Gauge, SD/MS Duo Media Support, Built-in Flash, Flash Hot-shoe. 

 


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