Ever so more, the introductions of smaller imaging sensors are eaten away prosumer marketshare once dominated by large DSLR camera systems. Take the new Alpha NEX-7 from Sony, a compact camera system with interchangeable lens options rated at a stunning 24.3-megapixel image resolution. That is more than majority of DSLR out in the market today, and only 10.3 ounces (or 291 grams) in weight. Armed with the new Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor developed by Sony, the NEX-7 is able to perform 10 fps, the fastest shooting speed of any mirror-less digital cameras to date. The new sensor, along with a new BIONZ image processing unit, NEX-7 is also able to deliver a sensitivity range of ISO 100-16000.
Complexities in technical features aside, designers at Sony made certain the user interface is intuitive and flexible. Unmarked control dials on top, plus the control wheel near the display on back. provide near limitless arrangements in customizable functions. A XGA OLED TruFInder viewfinder and a 3-inch Xtra Fine LCD display create the options of a rangefinder and a conventional digital camera. In addition to still photography, its AVCHD Full HD is able to capture 1080p video.
Available as a kit with an exclusive 18-55 mm zoom lens in black for $1350, the NEX-7 will also be available as a body-only purchase for $1200. Set to launch later this year in November.
- 24.3 Megapixel APS-C CMOS Sensor
- ISO 100-16000
- 3-inch Xtra Fine Tilting LCD Display
- XGA OLED TruFInder Viewfinder
- AVCHD Progressive – 1080p HD Video
- Three Customizable User Interfaces
Release Date: November 2011