Sony Alpha NEX-7
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Sony Alpha NEX-7


Overall rating 9.5/10Editor's Choice

Weighing at a travel-friendly 291g, the NEX-7 features a newly-developed Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor with 24.3 effective megapixel resolution, an XGA OLED viewfinder, 10fps continuous shooting speed, full HD 50 and 25p video recording, and a new Tri-Navi control system.


Performance:
9
Design:
9.5
Features:
10
User-Friendliness:
10
Value:
8.5
THE GOOD
Extremely high resolution (24.3MP)
Best-in-class OLED viewfinder
Innovative Tri-Navi controls
Full HD 50p and 25p video recording
Great shutter responsiveness
THE BAD
ISO 3,200 and beyond unsuitable for large prints
Pricey

Product Specification

Effective pixels 24.3 megapixels
Sensor 'Exmor' APS-C HD CMOS Sensor
Lens Sony E-mount lenses
Focal Length Multiplier 1.5x
ISO rating Auto (ISO 100-1600), ISO 100 to 16000 selectable (in 1EV steps, Recommended Exposure Index)
Shutter speed 1/4000 to 30 sec, bulb
Auto Focus
  • Type: Contrast-detection AF
  • Sensitivity Range: EV0-20 (ISO100 equivalent, with F2.8 lens attached)
  • Focus Modes: Autofocus / DMF (Direct Manual Focus) / Manual Focus selectable
  • Autofocus Mode: AF-S (Single-shot AF) / AF-C (Continuous AF) selectable
  • Focus Area: Multi (25 points) / Center / Flexible spot selectable
  • Other Features: Tracking Focus, Predictive control, Focus lock, Built-in AF illuminator (Distance: approx. 0.5-3.0m with E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS)
Exposure Control Exposure Modes: Programmed AE (iAUTO, P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Sweep Panorama, 3D Sweep Panorama, Anti Motion Blur, Scene Selection
Exposure Compensation +/- 5EV (in 0.3EV steps)
Metering
  • Metering System Type: 1200-zone evaluative metering
  • Sensitivity Range: EV0-20 (ISO100 equivalent, with F2.8 lens attached)
  • Metering Modes: Multi / Center / Spot selectable
Flash Modes
  • Type: Built-in flash
  • Guide No.: 6 (in meters at ISO 100)
  • Flash Coverage: 18mm (focal length printed on lens body)
  • Control: Pre-flash TTL
  • Flash Compensation: +/- 3EV in 1/3 EV steps
  • Flash Modes: Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync.
  • Recycling Time: Approx. 4 sec.
Recording Formats
  • Still Image: JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format), 3D MPO (MPF Extended compliant)
  • Movie: AVCHD Ver. 2.0 (Progressive) / MP4
Display
  • 3.0-inch, 921,600 dots, XtraFine TruBlack LCD
  • XGA OLED viewfinder
Storage type
  • Memory Stick PRO Duo / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
  • SD / SDHC / SDXC memory card
Connectivity
  • USB2.0 Hi-speed (Mass-storage, MTP)
  • HDMI mini (Type C)
  • Smart Accessory Terminal
Battery NP-FW50 Rechargeable Battery Pack (Approx. 430 images, CIPA standard)
Dimensions 119.9 x 66.9 x 42.8mm (W x H x D)
Weight 291g (body only), 350g (with battery and memory card)