Sony NEX-7 Review

5.0
January 4, 2012 | Mark Goldstein |

Specifications

Lens Mount
Sony A-mount NO
Sony E-mount YES
Lens Compatibility
All types of Sony A-mount lenses YES (Requires α-Mount adaptor)
All types of Sony E-mount lenses YES
Minolta & Konica Minolta α/MAXXUM/DYNAX lenses YES (Requires α-Mount adaptor)
Image Sensory
Image sensor type CMOS sensor
Image sensor colour filter R, G, B, Primary color
Size (mm) 23.5 x 15.6mm (APS-C size)
Camera
Total sensor Pixels (megapixels) Approx. 24.7
Effective Pixels (megapixels) Approx. 24.3
Automatic White Balance YES
White balance: preset selection Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash
White balance: custom setting YES
White balance: types of color temperature YES (G7 to M7,15-step) (A7 to B7,15-step)
White balance bracketing NO
ISO Sensitivity Setting ISO100 - 16000 equivalent
SteadyShot INSIDE
System: Sensor-shift mechanism NO
SteadyShot INSIDE scale (in viewfinder) NO
Camera-Shake warning (in viewfinder) NO
SteadyShot INSIDE capability NO
SteadyShot INSIDE compatibility NO
*SteadyShot INSIDE was previously known as Super SteadyShot  
Anti-Dust
Charge protection coating coating on Optical Filter and ultrasonic vibration mechanism
Auto Focus System
TTL phase-detection system NO
Contrast AF system YES
Sensor 25 points
Sensitivity Range (at ISO 100 equivalent); EV 0 to 20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.8 lens attached)
Eye Start AF System (on off selectable) YES?with LA-EA2)
AF Area: Wide focus area NO
AF Area: Spot NO
AF Area: Local focus area selection NO
AF Area: Multi Point YES (25 points)
AF Area: Center Weighted YES
AF Area: Flexible Spot YES
AF Modes Single-shot AF, Continuous AF
Predictive Focus Control YES
Focus Lock YES
AF Illuminator YES (with built-in LED type)
AF Illuminator range (meters) Approx. 0.5m - Approx. 3.0m (E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS)
Auto Exposure System
Light metering type 1200-zone evaluative metering
Light metering cell Exmor™ CMOS Sensor
Light metering: Multi segment YES
Light metering: Spot YES
Light metering: Center weighted YES
Exposure: Automatic YES
Exposure: Program Auto YES
Exposure: iAUTO YES
Exposure: AUTO+ NO
Exposure: Shutter priority YES
Exposure: Aperture priority YES
Exposure: Manual YES
Exposure: Scene selection YES
Sweep Panorama YES (2D, 3D)
Anti Motion Blur YES
AE Lock AE is locked when focus is locked in multi-segment metering mode. AE lock button
Exposure compensation YES (+/-5EV with 1/3EVsteps)
AE Bracketing With 1/3 EV / 2/3 EV increments, 3 frames
Shutter
Type Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
Shutter Speed Range (seconds) 1/4000 - 30 and bulb
Flash Sync Speed; second 1/160
Flash
Built-in-Flash Guide Number (in meters at ISO 100) 6
Flash Metering System Pre-flash TTL
Flash Compensation +/- 3.0 EV in 1/3 EV steps
Built-in-Flash Recycling Time (approx. time in seconds) 4
Flash Mode Flash Off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync, Wireless
Wireless flash mode YES
Red-Eye Reduction NO
Flash Popup NO
Viewfinder
Type Electronic
Focusing Screen NO
Field of View (%) 100
Magnification (with 50mm lens at infinity) 1.09x
Eye Relief Approx. 23mm from the Eyepiece lens
Diopter Adjustment -4.0 to +4.0 diopter
Live View
Live View YES
LCD screen
Screen Size 7.5cm(3.0type)
Monitor Type Xtra Fine TruBlack LCD
LCD Total Dot Number 921.600
Brightness adjustable YES
Tilting screen YES
Rotating screen NO
Recording
Drive Mode Single, Continuous, Speed-priority Continuous, 10 seconds and 2 seconds Self-timer, Self-timer continues (with 10 sec delay 3/5 exposures selectable), Bracketing
Continuous-Advance Rate (approx. frames per second at maximum) Speed priority continuous shooting: 10 fps
Recording Media Memory Stick PRO Duo™,Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™, SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card
Recording Format JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format), 3D MPO (MPF Extended compliant) 
Image Size L - JPEG (pixels) 6000 X 4000 (24M)
Image Size M (pixels) 4240 X 2832 (12M)
Image Size S (pixels) 3008 X 2000 (6M)
Panorama size:Max. degrees of sweep angle(focal length 16mm/18mm) Wide: horizontal 12416 x 1856 (23M), vertical 5536 x 2160 (12M), Standard: horizontal 8192 x 1856 (15M), vertical 3872 x 2160 (8.4M)
3D Panorama size:Max. degrees of sweep angle(Focal length:16mm/18mm) Wide: 7152 x 1080 (7.7M), Standard: 4912 x 1080 (5.3M), 16:9: 1920 x 1080 (2.1M)
Still Image quality RAW, RAW + JPEG, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard
Movie Recording Format AVCHD / MP4
Video Compression MPEG-4 AVC (H.264)
Audio recording Format Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC
Movie recording mode - AVCHD 1920 x 1080(50p, 28M, PS), 1920 x 1080(50i, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080(50i, 17M, FH), 1920 x 1080(25p, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080(25p, 17M, FH)
Movie recording mode - MP4 1440 x 1080(25fps, 12 Mbps), VGA(640 x 480, 30fps. 3Mbps)
Noise Reduction (Long exp.NR) On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 second
Noise Reduction (High ISO NR) YES
Noise Reduction (Multi Frame NR) NO
Color Space (sRGB) YES
Color Space (Adobe RGB) YES
Color mode/DEC/Creative styles Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, B/W, Sepia, Saturation, Sharpness
Dynamic Range Optimizer Off, Auto, Advanced: Level
Playback/Edit
White/Black Out Alert NO
Index Playback YES
Enlarge (Maximum magnification) L: 16.7x, M: 11.8x, S: 8.3x, Panorama (Standard): 25.6x, Panorama (Wide): 38.8x
Image Rotation YES
Auto Image Rotation YES
General
InfoLITHIUM Battery Indicator YES
Histogram Indicator YES
Exif Exif Ver.2.3
Exif Print YES
PictBridge NO
Menu Language English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Greek, Turkish
Zone Matching NO
Depth-of-Field Preview NO
PRINT Image Matching III YES
Remote Release Terminal NO
IR Remote Control NO
DPOF(Digital Print Order Format) YES
Indicator of remaining memory space (CF) YES
Beep Sound On,Off selectable
File Number Memory On,Off selectable
Folder Name Mode Standard and Date
Operating Temperature (degrees C) 0 - 40
Jacks
Video Out NO
HD/HDMI™ Out YES
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed YES
USB Mode Mass-storage, MTP
Power/Others
Battery System NP-FW50
Supplied Battery NP-FW50
Stamina (battery life in CIPA condition) Approx. 335 shots with 2GB Memory Card, Image Size 24M (3:2)
Dimensions
Width (mm) 119.9
Height (mm) 66.9
Depth (mm) 42.6

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