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(SR4) An NEX-7 hands-on report and NEX-5N info


There are two rumors coming from Asia and from sources I know well.

1) Hong Kong Sonysdf (Click here to read the english translation).

According to the source the Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 has a nice Bokeh but corner sharpness wide open is not on very top high level. The NEX-7 feels larger than the [shoplink 5502]Leica M9[/shoplink]! It is also rather heavy, whilst it feels extremely solid in hands and is well built. It has direct and professional controls;

UPDATE: I got this info from one of my sources in Hong Kong but I now saw it has been posted at RiceHigh a couple of hours before I posted it (the post was scheduled while I was working). So here is the link to Ricehigh.

2) Thailand Fotorelax (Click here to read the google english translation).

The NEX-5N has a “Capacitive Touch Screen“.


Reminder: Those are the specs of the new NEX cameras

24,3 Exmor HD sensor
100-16.000 ISO
1200 zone metering
1920×1080 60p/60i/24p AVCHD 2.0 (28Mbit/s) video recording
3 million dot XGA OLED viewfinder
3inch 921k TruBlack LCD display (touchscreen)
10 fps
20ms startup time
Built-in flash
New universal hot shoe
Battery life for over 400 shots
Magnesium alloy body

16.1 MP Exmor sensor (Same us [shoplink 7207]Sony NEX-C3[/shoplink])
ISO 100-25600
1920×1080 60p/60i/24p AVCHD 2.0 video recording
Shutter 1/4000
10 fps
Can take over 430 shots with one battery
Same AF speed as the GH2

16 MPX Exmor sensor
1920×1080 60p/60i/24p AVCHD 2.0 video recording
Can record stills in RAW
3 inch touchscreen (swifel)
audio level control
IR AVR remote

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