Product Reviews (20)
Still an immature product
I took this camera on safari in Kenya. Slow autofocus made this camera suboptimal for this purpose or any fast action events. Manual focus aids work well when sharp focus is critical but difficult to utilize with fast moving subjects. Camera often frequen
By romazicon on Adorama - Jul 11, 2012
Sony Alpha NEX-7
Crutchfield has collected 6 user reviews for this product with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars. The most recent reviewer said, "I've been in photography for 60 years, and digital photography for over 15 years, and the Sony NEX-7 digital camera is the most exciting camera I've ever owned! In spite of the many features and capabilities it has, it quickly became familiar and easy to use, and the quality of the camera and the photographs it produces is outstanding. And don't let reviews that complain about the quality of the lens offerings deter you. The standard "kit" SEL 18-55mm lens is razor sharp and the excellent SEL-55210 lens is equally sharp and both lenses, with their built-in image stabilization, produce great photos at any focal length and shutter speed. You could do no better than purchasing this excellent new camera system, particularly through Crutchfield due to their product pricing, quick shipments, and top-quality customer service and support.."
By on Crutchfield.com - Sep 10, 2012
My new Sony Nex-7
This camera is fantastic. Images are amazing. Control, handling, fantastic. I love not having to carry around all the bulk of a DSLR. So much technology in this too. In camera panorama stitching, HDR, and the list goes on. Extremely well built also. Feels
By Cdub on Adorama - Aug 28, 2012
I am just beginner in photography and I am completely happy with this camera
By Yasu on Adorama - Sep 5, 2013
Small Camera with a Pro feeling
Really great APS-C Camera with a huge Megapixel. Great camera too take landscape with. Awesome in Low light. i would say this a new and a future proof camera from Sony. Best regards Lafur Photography
By LAfur on Adorama - Jul 23, 2013
Cheap product that cost a lot
I was excited when I bought it and loved the compact size and the three dial control and didn't mind paying the price. If I had rated this 6 months ago I would have given this 4 star like others. However i quickly learned a lot about this camra that i wish wasn't the case. Product is built cheap. The HDMI connector came out after first use and stopped working. I researched online and found a lot of simialr compaints on this model. Sony is not taking any responibility for the poor design. They are not even covering it under manufacture warranty. It is costing us $185 + shipping. Lenses are limted and expensive. Don't expect picture quality of a DSLR. You can pay less for a DSLR and get better picture quality. Pictures taken Indoor and in Low light are especially poor. I had to use really high ISO rating to get right exposure, which inturn made pictures relly grainy.
By Lukes on Adorama - Jul 12, 2013
Review/ what needs to be updated
I've owned this camera for about a year now, and I can happily say that it was totally worth the investment! The auto focusing with this camera is pretty gnar. The image quality is superb (I've made 40x32 prints) and wouldn't feel uncomfortable printing even bigger. Even though this camera is the epitome of awesomeness, I think there are some small things that need to be addressed if not in a firmware update, hopefully in the making of the new Pro nex. So here are my list of CONS: -The biggest CON about this camera for me is the delete takes WAY too long. PLEASE fix this with either a firmware update, or when you release the new (nex-8, 7n what ever your going to call it) -this camera should have a standard hot shoe -shooting at night with this camera, although I like shooting with the evf....I find it to be way more difficult then shooting with a regular dslr. So maybe there's a way you could implement a new feature exclusively for future nex 7 (nex-8) that can make night shooting more pleasurable. -the future nex 7 (nex 8) body needs a different finish....Something that doesn't attract so much dust. That's my small list of little peeves that I hope will get addressed in the making of the new nex 7. Really though, if you can fix the dino delete, that would be amazing! haha
By fixDINODELETEplox123 on Adorama - Jul 9, 2013
Remote shutter control interface
A remote shutter control interface is a pretty important feature. Ask about this feature when buying a camera like this one or any camera you intend to use for creative photography. You cannot find this information in the specs on Nex cameras. I have always bought and owned Sony cameras with varying degrees of satisfaction, however I bought a Nex 3 and then (within 60 days of purchase) learned sometimes it is very important to use a remote shutter release. However the my camera did not have that interface. Very frustrating. A point and shoot you might not care, but cameras like DSLRs and Nex's you will care very much.
By cakexner on Adorama - Jun 8, 2013
I would buy this product again
I just have bought this camera and love it. The NEX7 handles easily and is compact, small light camera with excellent image quality. Not so good: The dials for manual control easily change on me, but I hope to get used to that. The video recording butto
By Dodida on Adorama - May 7, 2013
Love at first shutter click
I cannot say enough about this camera. The image quality is comparable to the world's best full size SLR's (including Sony's own), but it cost less than half the price of its full-size brethren. The NEX-7's nimble size, low weight, and amazing image quality has convinced me to shun full-sized cameras forever! With the new power zoom 18mm-200mm lens, professional quality video is also easy. In fact, amateurs may never need to change lenses with the new power zoom lens, Can't say enough good things about this camera. I have never been more satisfied with a camera purchase!
By Zanzibar on Adorama - May 5, 2013
Nex-7 lightweight supercamera
Surprisingly light...can hike all day with 55-210 lens and not notice it around my neck
By Gary on Adorama - Apr 30, 2013
if you are like me. ready to move up a notch, but don't have any lenses or gear beyond a basic digital camera (a Canon G12) - and if you are not a pro, this camera and its peers will bring you far. its basic lens is useful for most general users. the criticisms i have seen seem to come from the Pros - guys who have a zeiss lens that uses a different mount. or folks who will never need a video camera built in. so.... if you are a pro, you may not need this. if not, it really does the job. small enough to fit in a coat pocket, but really ready for your best work. it will bring up your game all the way.
By TerryMcK on Adorama - Mar 28, 2013
Not bad, but...
I was looking for something better than a snapshot, but smaller than a DSRL to take on vacations. The NEX series seemed like a great option, BUT.... 1) Image quality on low-light situations could REALLY use an upgrade. High ISO images get very grainy, and any kind of movement kills the pic. So no natural pictures can be takes in the evening - you need to setup everyting first and ask everyone to stand still. 2) The flash has very few settings - it's either really bright, or really bright! So you need to step far away from the image if you just want a little bright. But then the zoom is not always enough. It does not seem Sony thought of the flash together with the low light situations. 3) All settings change have to be done by menu. And even if it does take just a few clicks and you're done... there goes the picture oportunity :o( 4) The video button ALWAYS gets in the way - and in the few situations where you actually want to use it, there's that clicking sound from something loose inside the camera. 4) Since we travel alone, we take a lot of "arm's lenght" self-pics. The 180degrees tilt LCD from the 5R would be perfect, but it's not there on the 5N, sadly. 5) The image layering does not make for a sharper image, but a blury one. 6) The HDR needs a REALLY GOOD upgrade. Having said all that, I really have always loved Sony cameras. I have a Canon and a Samsung as well, but they just don't compare (I gave them both to my nephews to play with), and I still use my Sony DSC-W300 with the sports pack when scubadiving (any chance of a scuba pack for the Nex series?). I'm considering the Nex-7 now as an upgrade from the 5N (specially for the control options), but would love to see the 5R pack included in it before making the purchase - especially the 180degrees tiltable LCD and self portrait framing. And of course, since I've already bought extra SD cards, bateries and remonte control for the 5N, it would be great to be able to use them with the new Nex-7. Any replies from Sony would be greatly appreciated! :o)
By Manosso on Adorama - Dec 18, 2012
Worth The Money
This is a great device. Takes brilliant pictures. This is my 4th Sony camera, before I use to own Cyber shot. This is my first Sony @ NEX series, I have to say this is a good freaking device. Those easy controls comes handy while taking pictures, you dont have to go in the menu to change them, they are right at your finger tip. Dont have to worry about focusing, just keep taking pictures it will focus really good. Also take good pictures in low light.I am adding example for low light pictures Really dont know what else to write, just got this camera like 2 days ago, still exploring this device :D looking forward what else sony will do with NEX series.
By Arth on Adorama - Dec 1, 2012
bought this to replace my Fuji X100. While I've only had it a week I can say it seems very well made, nice compact body, nice viewfinder, responds nicely. My two bigest compaints to date are the confusing menus, buttons and knobs, and poor lens choices.
By roninseattle on Adorama - Mar 30, 2012
Sony Alpha NEX-7 (with 18-55mm lens)
THE GOOD: The Sony Alpha NEX-7 delivers excellent raw photo and solid video quality in a package thats beautifully and functionally designed, yet relatively compact. Though expensive for an essentially nonprofessional camera, it doesnt seem overpriced. THE BAD: As with many competing products, the cameras JPEG algorithms need some optimization, some aspects of operation feel a little laggy, and...
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By cnet.com - Feb 29, 2012
Best Digital Compact Camera for Wildlife, Sports and Action Photography
Bestcovery experts have rated the Sony NEX-7 Digital Camera as the Best Digital Compact Camera for Wildlife, Sports and Action Photography. This product has also been rated as a best pick for the Best Low Light Compact Camera. Bestcovery's experts recommend the best products and services for a particular need based on extensive research and evaluations. Click below to see Bestcovery's full review...
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By bestcovery.com - Apr 14, 2012
Sony NEX-7 Review
The Sony NEX-7 is a new compact system camera with a long list of photographer-friendly features. Offering a 24.3 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, 1080p HD movies, high-res 3 inch tilting screen, 10fps burst shooting, built-in electronic viewfinder and pop-up flash, the NEX-7 seems to be on paper at least a very exciting proposition. Read our full Sony NEX-7 review, complete with sample JPEGs, RAW...
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By photographyblog.com - Jan 4, 2012
Testseek.com has collected 80 expert reviews for Sony NEX-7 and the average expert rating is 84 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
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By testseek.com - Nov 16, 2011
Sony Alpha NEX-7 Review
Making quite a leap for compact system cameras both in terms of image quality and camera control, the Sony NEX-7 really impressed us. We used words like "astonishing" and "amazing" when describing image quality, both printed and onscreen, because the NEX-7's images are even sharper than the A77's. And for an APS-C sensor to approach the quality of the Nikon D3X, well, that is saying something....
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By Imaging Resource - Nov 30, -0001