Ok the NEX7 rocks

Discussion in 'Sony E-Mount (incl. NEX, A7, A7R, A3000) Forum' started by Olivier Duong, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. Olivier Duong

    Olivier Duong SC Regular

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    Jul 16, 2012
    I was never really into the NEX cameras, the NEX7 looked nice with some good specs but I never jumped the bandwagon.
    I did a comparison on my blog along with the OMD and Fuji Xpro with M glass. Man this camera ROCKS, I should have bought it instead of the OMD.
    It is so easy with manual glass and so fast with the fps it's almost like cheating. I never knew it had of that in it's tiny body!
    I think it's unfortunate Sony does not focus on their camera marketing enough, if it had, I might have bought the NEX7.
    I dont really like the build and the UI but besides this it really is a solid camera, the best of all that I tested for manual lenses.
     
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  2. flash

    flash SC Veteran

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    May 6, 2011
    Gordon
    I love my NEX7.

    Had Sony had some more decent lenses or even released a larger roadmap the EM5 would have struggled.

    But m4/3 has a great range of great lenses and many more coming soon that take advantage of their cameras capabilities. A camera on its own doesn't make a system.

    The real surprise to me is that the Samsung system hasn't done better. Now there's a marketing fail.

    Gordon
     
  3. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    Thanks for sharing the blog (great design there, btw) and review!

    If you have time to run a follow-up, you may want to think about not stopping down to f16. That's pretty far into diffraction territory and you won't be able to see any of the newer/higher mpx sensors' resolution performance. It would seem like the E-M5 peaks around f4, the Nex-7 at about f5.6, (assume Xpro1 is in the same range?), etc. I know you were probably trying to keep the playing field level, and this could make it really challenging to conduct a test with different DoF, but don't think you are giving any of the newer cameras a chance to show anywhere close to their true resolution performance. Just a friendly suggestion.
     
  4. Phoenix

    Phoenix SC Top Veteran

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    Dec 28, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Phoenix Gonzales
    Hahaha, after shooting SLRs, Mediums, RFs, and DSLRs I still find focusing manual glass on the NEX-7 the fastest and most precise, and yes, it does feel like cheating :thumbup:
     
  5. Olivier Duong

    Olivier Duong SC Regular

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    Jul 16, 2012
    Thanks for the compliment!
    I know for the f16, but then again, I just wanted max dof and not have to miss my focus :) (some of the cams really sucked at that)
     
  6. Olivier Duong

    Olivier Duong SC Regular

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    Jul 16, 2012
    Yup. Too easy!
     
  7. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    Love seeing how this stuff gets put together, especially things as skinny and tight as modern cameras.

    Care to donate the EVF, so that I can transplant it into my Pentax K-01? :biggrin:
     
  8. Olivier Duong

    Olivier Duong SC Regular

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    Jul 16, 2012
    Nice, very tight fit!