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Sony Alpha NEX-7 Digital Camera Review

It's pretty clear from our testing: the NEX-7 is the best mirrorless camera release to date.

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8.2 Tested by Experts
  • The Sony Alpha NEX-7 is better than 70% of the DSLRs we tested.
  • It is better than 75% of the compact SLR / system DSLRs we have tested.
  • This product is scored relative to other digital cameras we've tested. Learn more.
# of DSLRs Product Score This graph shows the Sony Alpha NEX-7’s score compared to other DSLRs we tested.
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Introduction

The Sony Alpha NEX-7 is the flagship of the company's NEX line of mirrorless interchangeable cameras. It features a 24.3-megapixel image sensor, rapid 10fps continuous shooting, built-in XGA OLED viewfinder, tilting 3-inch rear LCD, as well as dual control dials. With all its bells and whistles, the NEX-7 allows a level of control that has been missing from many of the compact interchangeable lens cameras on the market, putting at the top of many enthusiast photographers' wish lists since its release. The NEX-7 is kitted with Sony's standard E-mount 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens, and currently comes in black for an MSRP of $1399.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Hardware
  4. Photo Gallery
  5. Image Quality
  6. Sharpness
  7. Color
  8. Noise Reduction
  9. Dynamic Range
  10. Low Light
  11. Distortion
  12. Video
  13. Usability
  14. Ease of Use
  15. Handling
  16. Controls
  17. Speed
  18. Features
  19. Video Features
  20. Conclusion

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