Sony NEX-7 with Sony SEL1855
|Type||Mirrorless interchangeable lens camera|
|Sensor||23.4 × 15.6mm Exmor APS-C HD CMOS Sensor|
|Maximum resolution||6000 x 4000 (3:2) (24.3 megapixels)|
|Flash||Incorporated flash (pop-out)|
|Shutter||Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane shutter|
|Shutter speed range||1/4000 - 30 sec, BULB|
|Exposure metering||Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot|
|Exposure modes||Intelligent Auto, Program, Aperture priority, Shutter priority, Manual, Scene modes, 3D Sweep Panorama, Sweep Panorama, Anti Motion Blur|
|Metering modes||Multi-segment, Centre-weighted, Spot|
|Focus modes||Contrast-detection auto-focus, 25 multi-point, Centre-weighted, Flexible Spot|
|Continuous shooting||3 frame/s, 10 frame/s in speed priority mode|
|Viewfinder||Built-in 2.4 million dots OLED Electronic viewfinder|
|ASA/ISO range||Auto, 100 – 16000|
|Custom WB||Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent (Warm, Cool, Day, Daylight), Flash, Color temperature/filter (2500 - 9900 K), Manual (Custom), Manual (Custom set)|
|Rear LCD monitor||3.0 in (76 mm) XtraFine TruBlack LCD, 921,600 pixels|
|Storage||Memory Stick Pro Duo, Pro-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC|
|Battery||NP-FW50, InfoLITHIUM, 7.2 V, 1080 mAh, 7.7 Wh, Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery|
|Dimensions||119.9 x 66.9 x 42.6 mm|
|Weight||Approx. 353 g (12.5 oz) (camera body, card and battery)|
The Sony NEX-7 is a digital camera announced Aug 24, 2011. It is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with the body of a common point-and-shoot camera but with the sensor size and features of an APS-C-sized digital single-lens reflex camera. It is targeted at experienced users, enthusiasts and professionals.
Being targeted at experienced users, enthusiasts and professionals, the Sony NEX-7 offers features relevant to them. Mainly, it integrates a 24.3 megapixels APS-C sensor, videos 1920x1080p at 60 frame/s in AVCHD 2 and 10 fps shooting. It's built in a robust magnesium alloy and incorporates an XGA OLED electronic viewfinder with 2.4 million dots resolution. The camera's specifications are as follows:
- 24 megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor
- ISO 100-16000
- 2.4m dot OLED Electronic View Finder (EVF)
- Electronic first-curtain shutter (for faster response time)
- 1080p 60 HD video recording with built-in mic (stereo)
- Rear screen with tilt feature
- Built-in flash and alpha hotshoe
- remote control receiver (infra-red)
- External mic input
Albeit being delayed for a few months because of 2011's Thai floods, the NEX-7 was very well received by critics and users. In regions like Hong Kong, NEX-7 was always running out of stock. DPreview.com and PhotographyBlog gave it their highest awards, with the highest score ever attained by an APS class camera. NEX-7 also won the best camera in Camera Grand Prix 2012 under professional catalog, which was voted by a professional community consisting of 57 council members from the professional press field of the Camera Journal Press Club.
Hasselblad Lunar 
In September 2012, the Swedish camera manufacturer Hasselblad announced a collaboration with Sony and a mirrorless compact camera at photokina 2012 in Cologne, Germany. This camera, named Lunar, is based on the Sony NEX-7 with identical key specifications, but cosmetically differences in exterior design and menu system.
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