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Verdict:

All the usual NEX traits: outstanding image and video quality, lethargic autofocus, iffy focus from the kit lens. Sumptuous ergonomics only just help it to justify the high price

Review Date: 31 Jan 2012

Price when reviewed: £1,129

Buy it now for: £814
(see more store prices)

Supplier: http://www.jessops.com

Reviewed By: Ben Pitt

Our Rating 4 stars out of 5

User Rating 4 stars out of 5

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Basic Specifications

Part Code NEX7KB.CEH
Review Date 31 Jan 2012
Rating **** stars out of 5
CCD effective megapixels 24.0 megapixels
CCD size 23.5x15.6mm
Viewfinder electronic, 2.4 megapixels
Viewfinder magnification, coverage 1.07x, 100%
LCD screen size 3.0in
LCD screen resolution 921,600 pixels
Articulated screen Yes
Live view Yes
Optical zoom 3.0x
Zoom 35mm equivalent 27-82.5mm
Image stabilisation optical, in kit lens
Maximum image resolution 6,000x4,000
Maximum movie resolution 1920x1080
Movie frame rate at max quality 50fps
File formats JPEG, RAW; AVCHD, MPEG-4

Camera Controls

Exposure modes program, shutter priority, aperture priority, manual
Shutter speed 30 to 1/4,000 seconds
Aperture range f/3.5-22 (wide), f/5.6-32 (tele)
ISO range (at full resolution) 100 to 16000
Exposure compensation +/-5 EV
White balance auto, 9 presets with fine tuning, manual, Kelvin
Additional image controls contrast, saturation, sharpness, noise reduction, dynamic range optimisation, lens compensation (peripheral shading, chromatic aberration, distortion), AF micro adjust
Manual focus Yes
Closest macro focus 25cm
Auto-focus modes multi, centre, flexible spot, face detect, tracking
Metering modes multi, centre-weighted, centre, face detect
Flash auto, forced, suppressed, slow synchro, rear curtain, red-eye reduction
Drive modes single, continuous, self-timer, AE bracket, smile detect, HDR, panorama, 3D panorama

Physical

Memory slot SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo
Mermory supplied none
Battery type Li-ion
Battery Life (tested) 335 shots
Connectivity USB, mini HDMI, microphone, hotshoe
HDMI output resolution 1080i
Body material magnesium alloy
Lens mount Sony E mount
Focal length multiplier 1.5x
Kit lens model name Sony SEL-1855
Accessories USB cable, lens hood
Weight 544g
Size 66x119x106mm

Buying Information

Warranty one year RTB
Price £1,129
Supplier http://www.jessops.com
Details www.sony.co.uk
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