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Overall, the Sony Alpha NEX-7 is a pricey, yet excellent mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. Whether we're talking performance, photo quality, or features, the NEX-7 does just about everything right. The one thing that may bother some folks is the user interface, so you'll definitely want to try the camera out in person if you can quote


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8.4
10 reviews
  • Image quality
    8.7
  • Video quality
    8.0
  • Battery life
    8.0
  • Design and form factor
    8.3
  • Durability
    7.5
  • Speed (start-up time, lag)
    7.4
  • Ease of use
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User reviews

8.9
12 reviews
8.0
Engadget Feb 6, 2012

As you may have gathered, we're quite smitten with the Sony Alpha NEX-7. The camera offers many features previously only accessible to full-size DSLR owners, delivering excellent performance in a body size only nominally larger than the NEX-C3 and 5N.

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9.0
DC Resource Jan 23, 2012

Overall, the Sony Alpha NEX-7 is a pricey, yet excellent mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. Whether we're talking performance, photo quality, or features, the NEX-7 does just about everything right. The one thing that may bother some folks is the user interface.

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8.0
Digital Photography Review Dec 1, 2011

Overall the NEX-7 is an amazing piece of hardware, and although its firmware feels rather cobbled-together, once you have the camera set up to your liking it's a joy to shoot with and delivers excellent results.

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8.0
CNET Feb 29, 2012

An excellent camera for advanced photographers that's fun and fluid to shoot with, the Sony Alpha NEX-7's few flaws don't seriously detract from an otherwise winning package.

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9.0
Reviewed.com Cameras Mar 30, 2012

In terms of performance the NEX-7 is the best mirrorless camera we have tested. Its combination of control, image quality, responsiveness, video capability, color accuracy, dynamic range, hardware features, and handling make it the kind of camera any photographer should love to have in their bag.

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9.0
Imaging Resource Jan 19, 2012

The top of the line Sony NEX-7 is a compact system camera that offers enthusiasts excellent control over camera settings, as well as a built-in high-resolution electronic viewfinder... The Sony NEX-7 is easily the best camera Sony's ever made.

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8.0
Reviewed.com Camcorders Mar 30, 2012

If you’re looking for a compact camera to use for capturing top-notch video, the Sony NEX-7 is the model for you. It handles well, shoots well, and has plenty of record modes—including 60p and 24p frame rate options—to keep you satisfied for quite some time.

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8.0
TechRadar Nov 11, 2011

Despite the occasional shortfall, the NEX-7 is a very pleasant camera to use, especially when you've customised it to your particular way of shooting. The built-in OLED viewfinder is a real bonus, providing a bright, clear view ...

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8.0
T3 Feb 3, 2012

Though omitting built-in anti shake, the Sony Cyber-Shot NEX-7 incorporates just about all that anyone could want from a compact system camera – including high resolution stills and video with stereo sound, large sensor, decent range of compatible optics ... and separate OLED viewfinder.

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10
Photography Blog Jan 4, 2012

The Sony NEX-7 is a fantastic compact system camera that firmly delivers on its early promise, delivering a remarkably customisable camera that really can be configured to suit many different users.

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9.0
cjtylr cjtylr

This is honestly the best camera I've ever used. Coming from a Canon 60D, I wanted something with just as much power but way less bulk. I hit the sweet spot with the NEX-7, and in fact, I think I actually jumped up a notch in power/capabilities too. The NEX-7, like I said in the commentary...

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9.0
jedan jedan

The quality of the body plus the Tech that the camera has inside makes them the best camera for professionals and enthusiasts that don't want a full camera body

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9.0
grooVC grooVC

In short, I love this camera thanks to the exceptional quality of the photos and videos in such a diminutive and well-built package. You'll need to spend some extra money on the right lenses and learn how to get most out of the interface but the results are well worth the time and effort.

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9.0
steveouting steveouting

This is a new camera for me; went from an older DSLR with nowhere near the capabilities. Mostly, I love this camera, especially the small size for what is equivalent to a mid-range DSLR (equivalent-size sensor and 24 megapixels). I've taken it on a vacation, and used it for a weekend indoor...

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10
zomgbbqftw zomgbbqftw

Amazing camera, replaced my Canon 40D. Takes astounding pictures even at higher ISO. Definitely the best camera I have ever owned.

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7.0
smeggr smeggr

It's a fine camera if you really want to limit the size and weight. If you don't have that restriction, a DSLR is a much better choice. Especially at that price. Also keep in mind, if you want to use a decent lens, you'll need to add the adaptor, which adds to the bulk.

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9.0
Adamjasonmoore Adamjasonmoore

Sony has been a little slow to bring out lenses which can stand up to the quality of the sensor in this camera. But with good glass from any manufacture via adapters I have managed to get some of the best images I have ever taken. I changed over from a Canon 5D mark II and prime lenses. Apart...

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9.0
zetajber zetajber

excellent camera for photographers who likes experiments with their cameras and need to solve their imagination of functional fixation... Handy, smart and unconventional. The only problem with ergonomics is the video-button - to easy to press by chance! NEX standard lenses are quiet and well...

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