Doctor's Review: Medicine on the Move

June 3, 2020

The size of a stocking stuffer

Sony’s Alpha NEX-7 pocket digital is getting a lot of hype —and it hasn’t even hit store shelves yet. The NEX-7 is as small as a compact digital, but has the interchangeable lenses and power of a regular DSLR. This top-of-the-line mirrorless camera even squeezes in many features of Sony's larger (and “world’s fastest”) A77 DSLR. It has a 24-megapixel sensor, a 2.4-million-dot OLED electronic viewfinder (that enables full HD recording), a pop-up flash, a full-size hot shoe (for an external flash) and a tiltable rear LCD. All this in a 285-gram, magnesium-alloy body that’s 12 centimetres long, seven centimetres high and four centimetres wide (minus the lens), that is, barely bigger than Sony's usual line of compact digitals. Yes, this bad boy definitely has the potential to replace a regular DSLR for any experienced photographer, maybe even the one under your roof. $1199.99 for the body; $1399.99 for the body and an E-mount 18-55mm lens. [CC]

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