The Sony NEX-7 is far from perfect. As noted in part 1, most of the new features are compromised in one way or another, but there's an even bigger elephant in the room: The excessively dense 24.3 megapixel sensor overwhelms most of the NEX system lenses. Too Many Pixels? I was wary of that pixel-dense sensor from the start, since I never felt that the 14.2 megapixel sensor of … [Read more...] about Sony NEX-7 Hands-On Review Part 2: 24.3 Million Surprising Shortcomings
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
My favorite NEX camera lens (apart from the special-purpose SLR Magic 35/1.7) is the kit 18-55 tele-zoom. But I often found myself wishing for a longer focal length when outside or at events. I tried a few old Minolta lenses with an adapter, but these were difficult to use since they lack stabilization and auto-focus. So I decided to pick up the Sony 55-210 tele-zoom for the … [Read more...] about Sony 55-210 OSS Tele-Zoom Lens: Hands-On Review
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?