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Sony NEX-7

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A multi award winning and top of the range MILC digital camera, with an Editor's Choice award from seven expert review websites and 19 further awards from other expert sites
MILC 24.3MP 6000 X 4000 Pixels CMOS Dec 2013
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Sony NEX-7 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Sony NEX-7 number 311 across all digital cameras.
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Reviews
384 Reviews + 25 Awards
54
Value for Money
Average
91
Features
Fully-Featured
65
Age
4 Years Old
77
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 77?

It has very good expert reviews and terrific user reviews with 94% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received 26 awards including an "Editor's Choice" award from Hardwarezone.com.sg plus six other sites and a "Recommended" award from Lydogbilde.no plus five other sites. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Sony digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2018.
The NEX-7 has some great features:
Higher than average megapixels
6000 x 4000 pixels image resolution
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used
Compact camera redefined
Best-in-Class resolution
10 photos in one second
Make HD movie magic
Control at your fingertips
World's first OLED viewfinder
Eye-Popping picture effects
Interchangeable lenses
Unleash your creativity
PlayMemories online

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 365 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 381 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for portrait photography, ranking number 327 in portrait photography cameras.
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Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
79
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Sony NEX-7 Video Reviews

How Big is the Sony NEX-7?

The Sony NEX-7 is 19.9mm wide and 66.9mm tall. It is 42.8mm deep and weighs 291g.

Sony NEX-7 front dimensions
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Sony NEX-7 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

26 Industry Awards

This digital camera has received 26 awards from digital camera experts.

The authors at websites Hardwarezone.com.sg, CNET.com.au, Parentesis.com, Log.com.tr, Cnetfrance.fr, Digitaltrends.com and Photoreview.com.au all thought that this camera was remarkably good and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The authors at websites Lydogbilde.no, M3.idg.se, Pcactual.com, Theregister.co.uk, Vido.com.ua and Akam.no all recommend this digital camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

This camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from both review websites Ephotozine and Camera Labs, both of which decided that this digital camera was very good.

The authors at two more expert review sites both concluded that this digital camera was fantastic and gave it one of their highest awards. This was from Onfoto.ru and DP Review who gave it an "Gold".

Furthermore, the writer at review site Fotovideo.nu gave this Sony digital camera a "Silver" award and thought it was great and it received an Itproportal.com "Best Buy" award. This digital camera also received a Buy-N-Shoot.com "Platinum" award.

Good Expert Reviews

This Sony digital camera has an average expert rating of 84% based on 68 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, DP Review, Ephotozine and Expert Reviews. The digital camera expert review sites think this digital camera is one of the better cameras.

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Excellent User Reviews

People who bought this camera rated this camera as brilliant on average. Over 92% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 94% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Sony Has Very Good Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 22,823 expert and user reviews (including 8,114 verified purchases), Sony has very good reviews for its digital cameras. 93% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and features, but is over 6 months old, and at £649.00 it is in the most expensive 34% of digital cameras.

Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony NEX-7 and the United Kingdom price of £649.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $799.99 (£1,102.23).

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

Sony released the NEX-7 in December 2013.

Features

Higher Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Sony NEX-7 of 24.3MP is higher than 95% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The lowest megapixels of cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Sony NEX-7 is 6000 x 4000 pixels. That's 51% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most common resolution. The resolution of all cameras ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

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Only 1440 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Sony NEX-7 has a maximum video resolution of 1440 x 1080 pixels. That's 25% lower video resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution. The best resolution of all cameras is 3840 x 3840 pixels and the worst is 160 x 120 pixels.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The average maximum ISO sensitivity of all cameras is 14,000, with the lowest being 200 and the highest being 820,000. The Sony NEX-7's maximum ISO sensitivity of 16,000 is higher than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 22% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Sony NEX-7 has a built-in flash. 68% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Sony NEX-7 of 291g is relatively average compared to most other cameras. It is in the heaviest 63% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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430 Battery Life

Most digital cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life, including the Sony NEX-7 which takes 430 battery life.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Sony NEX-7 of 3" is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is larger than 33% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Sony NEX-7 supports video capability, unlike 67% of cameras which do not support video capability.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The Sony NEX-7's display resolution of 922,000 pixels is in the highest 22% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the cameras the display resolutions range from 23,000 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels.

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Wide Range of Minimum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This Sony camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Energy Star Certified

The Sony NEX-7 is Energy Star certified. 98% of cameras are not Energy Star certified.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Sony NEX-7 has an HDMI port, which is unusual. 73% of digital cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Sony NEX-7 has an anti-dust function, unlike 90% of cameras which do not have an anti-dust function.

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Features Smile Detection

The Sony NEX-7 features smile detection, unlike 89% of cameras which do not feature smile detection.

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Supports Live View

The Sony NEX-7 supports live view. 83% of digital cameras do not support live view.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Sony NEX-7 features noise reduction, which is unusual. 91% of cameras do not feature noise reduction.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Sony NEX-7 features brightness adjustment, unlike 78% of cameras which do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Sony NEX-7 features flash exposure compensation, which is unusual. 79% of cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Very High Maximum Playback Zoom

The playback zoom (max) of cameras range from 1x to 39x, and the average maximum playback zoom is 10x. The Sony NEX-7's maximum playback zoom of 38.8x is very high compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 1% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This Sony camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Sony NEX-7 features contrast adjustment, which is unusual. 83% of cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1440 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on cameras.

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3D

The Sony NEX-7 is 3D. 90% of digital cameras are not 3D.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Sony NEX-7 features saturation adjustment, which is unusual. 87% of cameras do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Faster Than Average Flash Recharging Time

The flash recharging time of the Sony NEX-7 of only 4s is faster than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the fastest 25% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the cameras the flash recharging times range from 1s to 15s, and the average flash recharging time is 5.6s.

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6000 X 3376 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Sony NEX-7 is 6000 x 3376. That's over six times the resolution of the most common resolution of 1712 x 1712. Across all digital cameras the worst resolution is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Sony NEX-7 has a vari-angle LCD display. 83% of digital cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of cameras is 1x, the biggest is 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x. The digital zoom of the Sony NEX-7 of 10x is bigger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 10% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Sony NEX-7 supports dioptic correction, unlike 90% of cameras which do not support dioptic correction.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

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Barcodes:

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