NEX-7 sample images look good, noise is there, but it's livable

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by RichA, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. RichA

    RichA Guest

    I'd say it's a worthy camera. It will have to go up against the
    Panasonic GH-2 and the lenses are still a problem (some shots are
    soft, could be noise reduction as well), but the overall quality (Yes,
    I know the samples are JPEGS) looks good. I rarely shoot above 400
    ISO if I can help it anyway.

    For any m4/3rd user, the NEX-7 is about the resolution, not the noise
    control.

    http://dpreview.com/news/1109/11091420sonynex7gallery.asp
     
    RichA, Sep 16, 2011
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    Bruce Guest


    The cameras used on the press day in San Diego apparently did not have
    the later version of firmware that will be available when they are
    released for retail sale. It's simply too early to judge the image
    quality.

    It's also probably not a good idea to judge a camera on the basis of
    mediocre snapshots of undemanding subjects. The real issues with the
    camera, if any, won't come to light until someone does a comprehensive
    test on some difficult subjects in some demanding lighting conditions.

    I think the only safe conclusion that can be drawn at this stage is
    that 24 million is a heck of a lot of pixels. ;-)

    Despite all the above caveats, I have ordered an NEX-7 for myself. <g>
     
    Bruce, Sep 16, 2011
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    RichA Guest

    Latest shots from the new Zeiss lens look ok wide open, but not great,
    not hyper sharp and there is some CA.. I don't anticipate any huge
    changes once the firmware is "firmed" up so what we see now (for
    JPEGs) is probably a good indication of the production model.
     
    RichA, Sep 16, 2011
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    Bowser Guest

    some of the shots look spectacular, others just OK. And what can we tell
    from JPGs? Not much, really. but Sony's track record for sensors
    recently is excellent, so based on that, I have faith.

    and I have a NEX 7 on pre-order. the NEX 5 is already gone for a nice
    price on ebay.
     
    Bowser, Sep 16, 2011
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    Rich Guest

    Sony should be congratulated for listening to users and providing what
    appears to be a much more "adult" camera than the 3 or 5. This is
    exactly what people where asking for.
     
    Rich, Sep 17, 2011
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    Bowser Guest

    I think Sony was very surprised by the reaction to the original NEX 3
    and 5. They may have attracted some former P&S users, but as it turns
    out many of us wanted that larger sensor in a much smaller body than the
    typical SLR. If the NEX 7 lives up to expectations, and some decent
    glass follows, I probably won't have any need to keep the Canon SLR
    system I've been using for quite some time. I don't shoot sports any
    more, so the need for AF that fast isn't critical. I do travel so a
    lighter kit is essential.

    What I'd like to see are a few shots taken by the NEX 7 with the 18-200
    zoom. That's a nice lens and would make a great match for that body (I
    believe...).
     
    Bowser, Sep 17, 2011
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    Alfred Molon Guest

    The NEX 7 is interesting, but very wide lenses, such as the Sigma 8-16
    for instance, are still not available.
    Also, to support 24MP on an APS-C sensor the lens must be very, very
    sharp. I have serious doubts an 18-200 zoom is sharp enough and if so,
    you could just get a 16MP model.
     
    Alfred Molon, Sep 17, 2011
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    Bowser Guest

    I have that zoom, and used it extensively on the NEX 5. It's very good.
    Also, FWIW, the "SLR Gear" site tested it and it showed quite good
    there, as well. This lens seems to be consistently very good/excellent,
    especially for a long zoom.

    I expect that we'll see some third party glass pretty soon, given the
    sales of the NEX line, and the fact that Sony, last April, made the
    specs for the E mount public to encourage lens development from other
    makers, like Sigma. Also, Sony is going to introduce, next year, a high
    quality standard zoom and a few other lenses. I have no doubt that the
    third party vendors will offer lenses, given that it's a growing market.
     
    Bowser, Sep 17, 2011
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