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Sony NEX-7 hands-on and Price (Rumors Update)

In a Taiwanese forum The Oracle (from matrix?) Recently Published a Sony NEX-7 hands-on report ,

We imagine this guy is not so small, size is also bigger than the Leica M9, ​​and the heavy, textured feel with very praise. Control interface catching professional models, not the so-called interchangeable lenses DC….and many more like this will screw your mind read here

Hard to understand? RiceHigh summarizes it in English and the main points are

  • Sony NEX-7 is bigger than Leica M9, feels extremely solid in hands and very well built;
  • Only the black coloured body has been seen. He is uncertain if there would be a silver version;
  • The Carl Zeiss lens is heavy, but not as large as judged from the leaked photo. The image quality of the lens is outstanding
  • By looking at the rear part of the new lens, a new idea about the future (and development) of the NEX/E system can be got! What secret then? Full Frame ILDC system?
  • Sony A77 Leaked Specification and information are mostly true;

Sony NEX-7 Price and Lenses Rumored Price Update from SAR
Sony A77
Body only will be priced at $1000
Body + 16-50mm f/2.8 SSM Kit will be priced between $1600 and $1800.

Body only will be priced between $1000 and $1100.

NEX lenses
Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 will be priced between $900 and $1000.
Sony 50mm f/1.8 OSS Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 will be priced between $300 and $350.
Sony 55-210mm OSS Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 will be priced between $250 and $300.

see more Sony A77 Rumored Specification Comparison Sony A77 vs Canon 60D vs Nikon D7000

Sony A77, Sony A65, NEX 7, and NEX-5N Specification Leaked

Sony Alpha A77 Specification

Sony a77 specs:

  • 24.3 MP Exmor CMOS sensor
  • ISO 100-16000, with an ISO 50 option
  • Video recording at 1920 x 1080 60p/24p
  • New Bionz image processor
  • 19 points AF sensor with 11 cross sensors
  • Continuous AF during video recording
  • Built-in image stabilization
  • 12 fps with continuous AF
  • 1/8000 shutter speed
  • New smart teleconverter function with 1.4x and 2.0x option
  • OLED viewfinder with 100% coverage
  • 921k tiltable LCD
  • 11 picture modes and 15 picture effects
  • Built-in flash
  • GPS support
  • 2D/3D sweep panorama function
  • Face recognition
  • Battery life: over 500 shots
  • Weather sealed magnesium alloy body
  • Weight: less than 700 g
  • New option vertical grip

Sony a65 specs:

  • Similar body design like the a77
  • 15 points AF sensor with 3 cross sensors
  • 10 fps
  • Max shutter: 1/4000 sec
  • Weight: less than 600 g
  • Remaining specs similar to a77

Sony NEX-7 specs:

  • 24.3 MP Exmor sensor
  • ISO range: 100-16000
  • 1920×1080 60p/60i/24p AVCHD video recording
  • XGA OLED viewfinder
  • 3″ 921k dots TruBlack LCD display
  • 10 fps
  • HDR functionality
  • Built-in flash
  • Battery life: over 400 shots
  • Magnesium alloy body
  • Improved startup time and AF speed

Sony NEX-5N specs:

  • 16.1 MP Exmor senor
  • Bionz processor
  • max shutter speed; 1/4000
  • ISO range: 100-25600
  • 1920×1080 60p/60i/24p AVCHD video recording
  • 10 fps
  • 10x digital zoom
  • 3D sweep panorama
  • Anti dust system
  • Programmable buttons
  • Battery life: over 430 shots
  • Weight: around 200 g


Sony NEX-7 Specification

New NEX-7 specification appeared on sonyalpharumors (SR3) website,  Read more about Sony NEX-7

  • 24 Megapixel Sensor
  • ISO 100-25.600
  • Metal body
  • New Fast contrast autofocus
  • Built-in 3 million dot OLED viewfinder
  • 24p HD-video
  • Pop-up flash

Surprise to see No-Full HD on NEX-7, yes may be a typo error.

Sony Japan introduces three new Compact Camera

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX55 available for pre-order at Amazon USA @ $349

Sony Japan introduces three new Compact Camera TX55, WX30 and W550, Both the DSC-WX30 and DSC-TX55 features 16.20Megapixel ½.3 Exmor R BSI CMOS sensor, a 5x optical zoom, and WX30 have a 3” touchscreen and TX55 have a 3.3” OLED Touchscreen , Both new camera are capable to shoot photos in 3D as well as AVCHD full HD (1080/60i). The WX30 supports Memory Stick and SDXC cards while the TX55 supports only Memory Stick and MicroSDHC cards.

The WX 30 and TX55 also comes with Sony’s TransferJet Technology as well as being capable to shoot HD Video and Picture at the same time like Sanyo and Olympus Cameras.

The W550 features 14.10 Megapixel ½.3 Super HAD CCD sensor, 10x optical Zoom and a 3” Screen, the W550 supports SDXC support and it shoots videos in VGA 🙁

src – Sony Japan