Doug Kaye and Frederick Van Johnson sit down to discuss the new Sony NEX-7 digital camera ($1,350 US). In this Google+ Hangout video, Doug shares his findings after testing the camera over several days.
The Sony NEX-7 is a winner. The 24MP APS-C sensor in a mirrorless body delivers great images. The electronic viewfinder works well.
Although the camera is highly configurable with most of the buttons, knobs and wheels being programmable, after four days of shooting with it using various setups, I think this is a camera that’s best used in a mostly automatic mode.
The current selection of lenses is limited to just three, but the inexpensive 18-55mm kit lens is a good choice. The NEX-7 won’t replace your DSLR, but it’s a great second camera or one to take when you want to travel light.