NEX 7 Samples at DPR

Discussion in 'Sony E-Mount (incl. NEX, A7, A7R, A3000) Forum' started by christilou, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

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    Oh my!!!!! Still like to see some high ISO shots, but it looks a serious contender for my dSLR replacement. Can't wait to see and hear more! :clapping:
     
  2. Streetshooter

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    Thanks Christy, I actually got more excited about the GRD4.
    The new Nex7 will no doubt turn heads.
     
  3. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer S.C. Charter Member

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    Oh, yes, forgot to mention the GRD IV :rolleyes:
     
  4. Ghosthunter

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    I must say the NEX 7 images there are pretty impressive. I wonder how much better they would be with the Zeiss 24mm nailed to the front!!!!
     
  5. Ray Sachs

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    you should be able to figure it out...
    I'd have been shocked if they were anything short of excellent, given how good the Nex 5 was. And I'm sure they'll be pretty stunning with that Zeiss leading the way. If the lenses worked for me in that size/IQ compromise spectrum we all stake out our points along, I'd be all over Nex. As is, I'm happy enough with the IQ of m43 and love the small primes in a way I don't think I could ever love the Nex lenses unless they figure out how to make 'em with the likely quality of the Zeiss at much closer to the size of the 16...

    But if the Nex 5n or 7 DIDN'T turn out great files, THAT would be the man-bites-dog story...

    -Ray
     
  6. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

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    I will be impressed if the 24 meg sensor outperforms the 16 meg sensor in terms of low light/high ISO/less noise.
     
  7. stratokaster

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    Armanius, I had a chance to use A77 which uses the same sensor as NEX-7. It was definitely more noisy than the excellent 16 MP Sony sensor, but I was really pleased by its colors and dynamic range. In two days of shooting in harsh sun, I did not manage to produce a single blown-out highlight or a single blocked shadow.
     
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  8. Streetshooter

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    At what ISO did you start to notice noise?
     
  9. stratokaster

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    At ISO 400 :biggrin: But I was shooting with DRO enabled, it probably lifted shadows and increased noise somewhat.

    BTW, have you seen this NEX-7 ISO 6400 sample? I think it's excellent. It will make a beautiful 20"x30" print.
    http://images.alphamountworld.com/nex7-samples/_DSC5909-iso6400.JPG
     
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  10. Streetshooter

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    400....eek! Yes, Unfortunately I saw the sample.
    To be truthful, my Nex 5 files are the best I've ever gotten from a digital camera except from the RD1s. The new 7 promises to out perform the 5 by a good margin....
    I wish I never looked at that file...
     
  11. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

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    Hmmm ... that 6400 file didn't look that impressive to me. Am I missing something? Nice DR and colors for sure. But looks quite soft and somewhat smeary. Sorry ... must be the pixel peeper in me. Wondering if the NEX5N might be the way to go ...
     
  12. soundimageplus

    soundimageplus SC Top Veteran S.C. Charter Member

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    Yes very impressive.

    There are some raw A77 files floating around as well, which will actually convert in Picasa. (free download for mac and pc) Its the same sensor, different lenses of course, but they look impressive. No great shakes at high ISO, the raw files are VERY noisy above 3200, but with some software tweaking they might improve.

    At low ISO's they are very good indeed, loads of resolution.

    You can find some raw files here.

    Sony Alpha SLT-A77 Camera Thumbnails - Hands-On Preview


    Sony A77: primeras impresiones y muestras
     
  13. stratokaster

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    Yes, at the pixel level it looks like a watercolor. But that's the beauty of huge files: you can resize it to 6 MP and get a highly detailed and essentially noise-free ISO 6400 picture. Or don't bother with resizing, just print it and it will look excellent.
     
  14. Djarum

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    Ok. I must have missed something. Clicking on the DPR link didn't send me to any NEX-7 images.

    Never mind.
     
  15. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator Moderator

    Jul 3, 2010
    I've been playing with some NEX-7 RAW files from a torrent file made available at SAR.

    Here's an ISO 3200 photo which I processed from RAW using the latest beta of Raw Photo Processor (Mac only). I'm showing the resized version along with a 100% crop inset:

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    Keep in mind that this is the kit lens, a beta version of RPP that doesn't fully support the camera, that the guy who took these samples was rushed and many show handshake blur, missed focus, etc.

    I think the NEX-7 will probably not quite match the 5N at the highest ISO values, but it will definitely out-res the 5N and have very decent performance (at least for RAW shooters) at high ISO.

    Here's the RAW file I used: http://www.box.net/shared/qzr3y44c6h550bl26x8m
     
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  16. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

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    Nice choice for the 100% crop! :rolleyes: Definitely caught my attention!
     
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  17. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator Moderator

    Jul 3, 2010
    :rofl:

    Believe it or not, this was the only one that was sharp and properly focused :rolleyes:.
     
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  18. Djarum

    Djarum SC All-Pro S.C. Charter Member Subscribing Member

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    Lol. I wonder how a nex 7 image scaled down to next 5n size.