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Learn & Explore Series Episode 80

"What You Should Know About the Sony NEX-7 Camera"

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Did You Know?

The 24.3MP APS-C CMOS sensor in the Sony NEX-7 is 13 times larger than the sensor on the average compact camera.

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Did You Know?

Although the NEX-7’s dimensions are similar to a compact camera, the OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF), when combined with the high-resolution sensor, provides a 100% field of view.

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Did You Know?

The Sony NEX-7 has both a pop-up flash, with a guide number of 6, and a hot shot that accepts all Sony Alpha flash units and accessories.

Special Thanks to
Industry Expert: Sean Grieco
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Questions covered in the above interview:

  1. What is the advantage of buying the Sony NEX-7, with its 24.3MP APS-C CMOS sensor, over a full-frame DSLR with a similar size sensor?
  2. Does the NEX-7 fit in a pocket or purse?
  3. Will both hobbyists, enthusiasts and serious photographers find the NEX-7 a useful camera, and why will serve the needs of such a wide range of photographers?
  4. Isn’t the resolution of the NEX-7’s viewfinder much greater than even top-of-the-line DSLRs? What are the benefits of all that resolution?
  5. Does the viewfinder offer through-the-lens viewing and what are the benefits of this feature?
  6. What is the Tri-Navi control feature and what does it control?
  7. What is the fastest continuous shooting speed of the NEX-7?
  8. Can I shoot HD movies in all manual shooting modes?
  9. Does the NEX-7 record stereo sound when shooting video?
  10. Can I shoot video in the MP4 format for uploading to social media sites?
  11. What is the NEX-7’s Sweep Panorama mode and what are its advantages?
  12. Will the NEX-7 accept non-Sony lenses? Is an adapter required?
  13. Does the NEX-7 have HDMI output and why would I want this feature?
  14. What is the Object Tracking feature in the NEX-7’s autofocus system?
  15. If I consider buying a used Sony NEX-7, then how can I be assured that it has been thoroughly inspected, cleaned and refurbished?