Sony Alpha NEX-7
Top 25%1,144 points
Top 25%
Megapixels
Number of cameras
lowmidhigh
Top 90%
211 cameras
19.73MP - 28.56MP
NaN% of all camerasYes
No
megapixels
sensor size
maximum light sensitivity
continuous shooting at high resolution
video recording
longer battery life

Sony Alpha NEX-7: 56 facts and highlights

1. megapixels

24.3MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
294
0

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
23.5 x 15.6mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 38mm
247
0

3. focus points

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
25
Sony Alpha a6500: 425
190
0

4. noise

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
1016ISO
Sony Alpha 7S: 3702ISO
178
0

5. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
10fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
175
0

6. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Sony Alpha NEX-7
26% have it
152
0

7. weight

400g
HTC Re: 65.5g
142
0

8. image quality

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
81
Sony Alpha 7R II: 98
132
0

9. maximum light sensitivity

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
16000ISO
Pentax KP: 819200ISO
127
0

10. video recording

1080 x 60fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
115
0

11. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
430shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
114
0

12. color depth

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
24.1bits
HP Photosmart R927: 42bits
87
0

13. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Sony Alpha NEX-7
48% have it
85
0

14. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
0.00025s
Canon EOS-1D C: 0.00000125s
81
0

15. pixel density

471ppi
Hasselblad Stellar: 544ppi
77
0

16. has a 24p cinema mode

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
Sony Alpha NEX-7
25% have it
76
0

17. width

120mm
DxO One: 26.2mm
76
0

18. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Sony Alpha NEX-7
26% have it
73
0

19. dynamic range

The better the dynamic range the system captures a wider number of values from dark to light leading to more details in low and highlights. Source: DxOMark.
13.4Evs
Nikon D810A: 14.8Evs
72
0

20. height

67mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
71
0

21. volume

341.71cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
71
0

22. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
921k dots
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 1230000k dots
71
0

23. thickness

42.6mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
70
0

24. resolution

1176 x 784px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2K + Lumix G Vario 14-42mm/ F3.5-5.6 ASPH./ MEGA O.I.S: 1517 x 1920px
69
0

25. Can create panoramas in-camera

It allows you to take multiple photos capturing different parts of the scene, and then joins them together into a single photo.
Sony Alpha NEX-7
36% have it
59
0

26. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3"
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2: 4.8"
58
0

27. has AF tracking

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
Sony Alpha NEX-7
73% have it
56
0

28. supports AVCHD format

AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.
Sony Alpha NEX-7
26% have it
54
0

29. Is a system camera

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.
Sony Alpha NEX-7
43% have it
54
0

30. has a two-stage shutter

A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
Sony Alpha NEX-7
52% have it
52
0

31. Has an electronic viewfinder

An electronic viewfinder (or EVF) is a small display showing the image. Benefits of these over optical viewfinders include: they show more of the image, they can be more compact, focusing is easier with digital zoom, and they can also sometimes have extra info on the display, eg. a live histogram.
Sony Alpha NEX-7
16% have it
51
0

32. has a flash

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
Sony Alpha NEX-7
88% have it
51
0

33. can be controlled remotely

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
Sony Alpha NEX-7
44% have it
50
0

34. more viewfinder coverage

With 100% coverage you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage you may have to crop your photos afterwards to get them looking perfect.
100%
Canon EOS M6: 100%
49
0

35. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Sony Alpha NEX-7
66% have it
49
0

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