Sony NEX-7 Features

Yes, it's small, but looks can be deceiving.

The Sony NEX-7 features a massive 24 megapixel sensor that is similar to the ones included in the significantly larger Sony SLT cameras like the Sony SLT-A77.

And its sensor is merely the tip of the features iceberg.

The built-in OLED viewfinder is exceptionally sharp, and it automatically turns itself on (and the LCD off) when you peer through it. The built-in flash helps not only with images at night, but can also brighten shadows on sunny days.

The NEX-7 also features a new control layout, with three dials on the camera that can be set to adjust individual camera settings. This is good news for more advanced photographers who want discreet control over aperture, shutter speed and ISO without having to fiddle with a lot of buttons.

Yes, you're going to pay more for a camera like this.

But the good news for some photographers is that you now have all the functionality of a digital SLR in a camera that can practically squeeze into a pocket.

Sony NEX-7 Features

Image StabilizationLens only
Memory CardSD / SDHC / SDXC
Memory Stick Pro Duo
Max. Shutter Speed1/4000
Max. Photo Capture10 per second
LCD3 inch (921,600 dots)
Flexible LCDYes
ViewfinderOLED (2.4 million dots)
AutofocusContrast AF
25 multi-point
Face Detect AFYes
Aspect Ratios3:2 and 16:9
Sensor Dimensions23.4 x 15.6mm
ISO Range100-16000
Movie ModesAVCHD
1920 x 1080 (60, 24 fps)
1440 x 1080 (30 fps)
640 x 480 (30 fps)
Movie SoundStereo
HDMI PortYes
Accessory PortNo
Built-in FlashYes
Compatible LensesSony E-mount
Sony ALPHA with adapter
BatteryNP-FW50 LiIon
Dimensions4.75 x 2.75 x 1.69in
119.9 x 66.9 x 42.8mm
Weight14.11oz (400g)
NotesOnly Sony mirrorless camera with OLED viewfinder (as of 2011)

sony nex-7 mirrorless camera
Release Date: March 2012
$1,350 USD (with lens)