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Full HD Movie Capture movies with all the depth and drama of the cinema.
24.3MP Exmor™ APS HD CMOS Sensor Add more depth and drama with a bigger sensor
Thanks to its new proprietary 24.3-megapixel* Exmor™ APS HD CMOS Sensor (APS-C size), NEX-7 produces stunning image quality in almost any lighting conditions. The sensor's extra-large surface area heightens sensitivity in low-light conditions and strengthens background defocusing effects. The rich detail, accurate colour and smooth tonal gradation that result can make a dramatic difference in any scene.
Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor 23.5 x 15.6 mm (APS-C size)
*Effective pixels (approximate)
TRINAVI Operation A simpler way to navigate the menu
NEX-7 features TRINAVI, an innovative new approach to camera operation that allows for faster and more intuitive fine-tuning of camera settings. With its navigation button and three easily accessible buttons, you won't need to hunt through menu hierarchies to find your desired settings. So you can spend less time searching for settings and more time expressing your creative vision.
XGA OLED Built-in Viewfinder See every detail with startling clarity
A world first*, the new XGA OLED Tru-Finder™ of NEX-7 displays every detail of your scene with amazing contrast, clarity and colour accuracy. Not only will you see exactly what will appear in your photo, but you can easily read detailed shooting information at high XGA resolution. And viewing in any type of lighting is a breeze. With NEX-7, you can easily fine-tune every aspect of the foreground and background to achieve the results you want.
* Among interchangeable-lens cameras as of August 2011.
0.02 Sec Release Time Lag Never miss another photo opportunity
With the world's fastest* release time lag of 0.02 sec, NEX-7 virtually eliminates any delay when the shutter button is pressed. This lightning fast response is achieved by adopting an electronic front curtain display, improving AF performance and increasing image processing capabilities. With NEX-7, you can easily capture high-quality shots in rapidly changing situations.
* Among interchangeable-lens cameras as of August 2011 (approximate value).
10 Fps Continuous Shooting Speed Capture the best moment during fast-breaking action
NEX-7 enables you to shoot continuously at up to 10 frames per second – the world's fastest* speed for a mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera. Its powerful BIONZ™ processing is combined with rapid data readout to process the 24.3 megapixels of data from Exmor™ at an accelerated speed. So even in rapidly unfolding action, the most decisive moment will never escape you.
*As of August 2011. In Speed Priority Continuous mode. Continuous speed varies depending on shooting conditions and memory cards. Focus and exposure are locked at the first shot.
Full HD Movie Show off your moviemaking capability
With the extra-large size of its APS HD CMOS sensor, NEX-7 enables beautiful background defocusing effects for a cinematic sense of depth and drama. The extremely high recording sensitivity of the sensor also lets you shoot effectively in dim light. And with the AVCHD Ver. 2.0 (Progressive) format, another world first*, you can capture full HD movies at 60(50) fps** for the smoothest movie playback.
*Among interchangeable-lens cameras with an APS-C sensor as of August 2011. **NTSC(PAL)
High Sensitivity And Broad ISO Range
NEX-7 provides extremely low-noise, high-quality image capturing and processing, so you can be sure of getting outstanding results even when you're shooting in dimly lit conditions without a flash or tripod.
With the intelligent contrast-detection auto focus, you can focus precisely on any subject in photos or movies. The AF system also places 25 AF points over a wide area of the frame, letting you change the composition and track moving subjects while maintaining focus.!
New Tracking Focus Function
Keeping moving subjects in sharp focus has never been easier. Select a subject as your main target and focus will be maintained as your subject moves. And this focus will remain even when you are zooming or adjusting the composition.
Intelligent Face Registration
You can register up to eight faces in memory with the new Face Registration function. Whenever you shoot, NEX-7 instantly focuses on these faces, adjusting exposure, flash output and more to capture them at their best.
Creative Style and Picture Effect
It's easy to transform or exaggerate the look of your images as you shoot with the Creative Style and Picture Effect modes. 11 modes with options let you express your creativity in 15 different ways. And you can preview most effects in real time, so you can experiment and choose the best effect.
One-touch Movie Access
Whenever a moviemaking opportunity arises, you can capture it with just a press of the MOVIE button. NEX-7 goes instantly into movie recording mode, even if you were in single frame mode or shooting photographs continuously.
Clear audio recording quality is a given with NEX-7, thanks to the built-in microphone and advanced circuitry which improves recording quality and reduces noise. An optional stereo microphone can also be attached to provide directional audio coverage from 90° to 120°.
Optional Clip-on LCD Monitor
If you want more shooting and playback comfort as well as the most accurate manual focusing possible, use the optional Clip-on LCD Monitor CLM-V55. Besides a sunshade and pixel magnification, it features a 5"/12.6cm WVGA LCD screen with a wide viewing angle.
Tiltable Xtra Fine LCD Monitor with TruBlack™ Technology
The 3.0-type LCD monitor boasts TruBlack™ technology which suppresses light reflections and delivers more vibrant colours, deeper blacks and excellent contrast. It can also be tilted approximately 90° up and 45° down, so you can shoot from unusual perspectives.
Rigid Magnesium Alloy Body
NEX-7 is a light-weight camera with a tough body. It is protected on the top and front by high-intensity magnesium panels which offer a high degree of structural integrity and long-lasting durability.
When you need to shoot in dim lighting conditions, you can rely on the supplemental lighting provided by the built-in flash as well as the high ISO sensitivity of NEX-7.
Auto-lock Accessory Shoe
As the first E-mount camera with an Auto-lock Accessory Shoe, NEX-7 can be easily connected to options like Flash HVL-F43AM, Macro Twin Flash Kit HVL-MT24AM and Sync Terminal Adaptor FA-ST1AM.
2D and 3D Sweep Panorama
With NEX-7, it's easy to take seamless, high-resolution panoramic photos for large-format printing or HDTV playback. You can even shoot with 3D Sweep Panorama for playback on 3D-compatible HDTVs.
Produce night shots with the vibrancy of the original scene. In the Hand-held Twilight mode, six shots are fired off at high speed and combined into one low-noise photo. The Exmor™ sensor and BIONZ™ image processing engine also ensure that noise is reduced in your night shots.
Anti Motion Blur
The Anti Motion Blur mode eliminates the blurring results from shooting in dim light or at telephoto focal lengths. Six high-speed shots are combined into a single vivid shot through the use of Sony's image analysis and compositing technologies.
D-Range Optimiser (DRO)
Whether you're taking photos in tricky lighting conditions, shooting continuously or capturing moving subjects, DRO can produce natural-looking images with optimal brightness and tonal gradations. Even if a backlit subject's face is dark, DRO can deliver a naturally bright image.
You can handle any shooting situation by choosing from eight Scene Selection modes – Portrait, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Night Portrait and Hand-held Twilight. And once you've selected a scene, NEX-7 will adjust basic shooting parameters to match it.