It took over five months, but Sony finally delivered my NEX-7 kit on March 8 (my birthday, natch!). After using the camera for a few weeks, I can say it's exactly what I hoped it would be: A worthy upgrade over the NEX-5, and perhaps the best enthusiast camera on the market. But it's not without flaws, including some surprising shortcomings. Here's my hands-on review! Why Buy … [Read more...] about Sony NEX-7 Hands-On Review Part 1: The New Super-Camera
The CompactFlash Association announced a new media card format last month, and now Sony and Nikon have introduced the first media and digital cameras, respectively. But what exactly is an XQD memory card? Read on for the details. A Different Type of Media for Different Type of Camera Most consumers have grown used to the standard SD card for digital media. It is become … [Read more...] about What Is an XQD Card? The New Media for Pro Cameras!
Sony is not a company that is known for interoperability and compliance with standards. Quite the opposite, in fact, if one considers technologies like Memory Stick, Blu-Ray, and most every other development they have made in consumer electronics. But what about the NEX mirrorless cameras? How do they compare to similar offerings from other vendors? You might also like reading … [Read more...] about Is the Sony NEX Camera System Excessively Proprietary?
I got a great question via email this week. So good that it demanded a long, detailed answer worth sharing! Your tweets about your NEX have intrigued me a bit...I get tired of lugging my Nikon D90 around with my kids, yet I find the quality of most point-and-shoot cameras terrible...so the NEX seems like an interesting compromise. I'm trying to decide between the NEX-5N, … [Read more...] about Why Buy a NEX-7? Why Sony NEX At All?
As I mentioned the other day, I recently picked up a Canon ultra-compact digital camera to use while on the road. What I didn't mention is that I also grabbed a nifty new accessory for the MacBook Pro: A SanDisk ExpressCard flash media adapter. This little gadget converts a notebook's ExpressCard slot into a versatile flash media adapter - it takes most versions of SD and … [Read more...] about SanDisk ExpressCard Flash Media Adapter: Nifty MacBook Pro Accessory!