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Sony NEX-7 Camera Review

The new Alpha NEX-7 is one of the best interchangeable lens cameras we've ever tested.

March 30, 2012
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Introduction

The new Alpha NEX-7 is one of the best interchangeable lens cameras we've ever tested. It captured sharp video in all of our tests, handled motion extremely well, and, to top it all off, Sony fits this impressive video performance into a compact package that handles very well and includes a titlting LCD.

The NEX-7 is available now for $1199 (body only), or for $1349 with an 18-55mm kit lens.

Motion & Sharpness

The Sony NEX-7 not only offers an abundance of frame rate options for recording video, but it also captured motion extremely well in our tests. The camcorder’s 1080/60p record mode is definitely its best—it produced crystal-clear video that looked smooth and fluid throughout our test. We did notice a tad more artifacting when shooting with the NEX-7’s 1080/60i mode, and the camera had its worst performance using its MPEG-4 video recording option.