Sony NEX-7 summary
Sony NEX-7 is Sony's Advanced Mirrorless digital camera originally announced on December of 2011. It has a 24 MegaPixel, CMOS APS-C size sensor with a full resolution of 6000 x 4000.
The NEX-7 stands at #31 out of 54 in Advanced Mirrorless cameras & over all #171 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our list. Please try out our Smart camera finder to find camera rankings based on your customized factors.
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Sony NEX-7 history
The Sony NEX-7 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can see the complete list underneath.
Sony NEX-7 Gallery
You can look at the NEX-7 from several angles in the gallery here.
Sony NEX-7 Pros and Cons
Here is a collection of good and bad points of the Sony NEX-7 based on features which are often regarded as crucial in a digital camera.
Sony NEX-7 Sensor features
The Sony NEX-7 features the Bionz chip. The specification of the sensor on the Sony NEX-7 is 23.5mm x 15.6mm (APS-C). The 367 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 6000 x 4000 pixels using aspect ratios of 3:2 and 16:9.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The CMOS sensor has 24 megapixels and has a standard ISO range of 100 to 16000. RAW photos are supported which means that you have more room to maneuver in post.
The image underneath shows the NEX-7's sensor size when compared to other popular sizes. The NEX-7 sensor has a crop factor of 1.5 and is displayed in green.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Sony NEX-7 dimensions
Sony NEX-7 has a weight of 0.88 pounds (400 grams / 14.11 ounces) & the dimensions of the camera is 120mm x 67mm x 43mm (4.7" x 2.6" x 1.7"). The weight of average Advanced Mirrorless camera is 437 grams and the Sony NEX-7 is similar when compared to its rivals.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
Down below is a image of the Sony NEX-7 beside a softdrink to help you get a feel for its size.
The top view just below will illustrate the button layout on the NEX-7.
Sony NEX-7 Lens features
The NEX-7 works with the Sony E mount and has 126 lenses available for purchase. Here is a few of the lenses we have in our database that will work with the NEX-7.
Sony NEX-7 Connectivity
The NEX-7 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras which have NFC or Bluetooth compatibility are able to be used wirelessly with smartphones. You will be able to transfer files and oftentimes adjust settings with no need to connect physically with the camera.
Many apps also stream a Liveview and release the shutter if you are not close to the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI port, it can easily be connected to an external screen. Virtually all cameras enable you to charge the battery pack using the USB port.
Sony NEX-7 Video features
The highest possible video resolution on the Sony NEX-7 is 1920 x 1080 and you can record in MPEG-4 and AVCHD file format. 1080p resolution can provide a good balance for video quality and file size but 1080p will not give you any room to downsample. Although the body has a microphone socket, it is missing a headphone socket which means that you won't have the capability to keep an eye on your audio levels.
Sony NEX-7 Weather Sealing
Sony NEX-7 does not have environment proofing so rainy conditions might affect the camera.
Sony NEX-7 Screen and Viewfinder
The Sony NEX-7 has a 3 inch tilting screen having a resolution of 921 thousand dots.
Please note that the screen has no touch support.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The View Finder details for Sony NEX-7 are as follows:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- ViewFinder Coverage 100%
- ViewFinder Magnification 0.73x
For sunny outdoor situations that make the camera displays washed out and difficult to see, viewfinders can be quite helpful.
Sony NEX-7 Shutter features
Sony NEX-7 has the ability to shoot continuously at 10.0 fps. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000s.
Sony NEX-7 Flash and Hot shoe features
Sony NEX-7 has both inbuilt flash as well as external flash support. The highest flash sync is 1/160s.
Sony NEX-7 Autofocusing features
Sony NEX-7 has only Contrast Detect Auto Focus & does not have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more snappier & exact as compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera has Face detection which makes it useful for taking portraits of people.
It has 25 focus points to select from. Sony NEX-7 has the ability to use manual focus if needed for low light scenarios or you require more exact focus control.
Sony NEX-7 Battery life
The battery life (NPFW50) on the Sony NEX-7 is designed to last for 430 clicks with respect to the CIPA measurements making it higher than the usual for its class. The average Advanced Mirrorless camera battery life is 366. Sony A6600 comes with the best (810) battery life for this kind of cameras.
Underneath is a list of Advanced Mirrorless cameras with the strongest battery life:
Sony NEX-7 for varying kinds of photography
The following graph presents a summary of the Sony NEX-7 for varying kinds of photography. To understand more, visit the specific paragraph underneath.
Portrait photography with Sony NEX-7
The Sony NEX-7 has a rating of 79 which is great, meaning that it is a wonderful pick to use for portraits. Shooting portrait images favors heavily to sensor size, RAW support in addition to the potential to work with external flash.
Sony NEX-7 Street photography details
With a outstanding score of 77, the Sony NEX-7 is a superb fit to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera features a fine balance of image quality and portability.
Sports photography with Sony NEX-7
A above average sports photography rating of 63 means the Sony NEX-7 is a fine fit for shooting sports. A camera should have very good autofocus plus shutter speeds for sports photography.
Travel photography with Sony NEX-7
Size is super critical in choosing a camera for travel. Overall, the Sony NEX-7 gets a very good 70 for a travel camera which makes it a respectable option to buy for your travels.
Sony NEX-7 Landscape photography advice
For anyone looking to purchase a digital camera for landscape photographs, the most vital factor is going to be image quality. The Sony NEX-7 at it's above average score of 73 as a landscape camera is a very decent pick among it's rivals.
Sony NEX-7 Vlogging advice
A camera for vlogging ought to come with a articulating screen, microphone port and ideally image stabilization. Considering every thing, the Sony NEX-7 is simply not appropriate as a vlog camera as it comes to a lousy score of 35.
Sony NEX-7 Alternatives
If you are shopping for replacements to the NEX-7, here is a range of the highest scored cameras which fall under the family of Advanced Mirrorless.
The diagram underneath shows you a summary of the NEX-7 versus it's top scored competitors shown previously.
Here are a handful of other cameras you might check out as alternate options. To check out a extensive comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.