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Sony Alpha NEX-7 First Impressions Review

We were able to spend some time with the head of Sony's mirrorless camera line, the feature-laden NEX-7. Read our full first impressions to see if shooting with Sony's 24.3-megapixel camera lives up to the hype.

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Hands-on Video

Introduction

The Sony Alpha NEX-7 debuts as the newest flagship mirrorless system camera for Sony, offering an OLED viewfinder, the same image sensor as the high-end Sony Alpha A77, and three control dials. The NEX-7 is designed for those looking for the most advanced camera possible in a compact body, offering enthusiast photographers an NEX camera that suits their needs.

The NEX-7's got a list of built-in features that would make any DSLR sweat, all in a body that's barely larger than the midrange NEX-5N. It's a camera at the top of a lot of people's wish lists, to be sure. We went hands on with a pre-production version of the camera at Photo Plus East in New York, to see if it's got a shooting experience that goes beyond its impressive spec sheet.

Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Hardware
  4. Handling
  5. Modes
  6. Controls
  7. Conclusion
  8. Photo Gallery
  9. Specs
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