Sony NEX-7, NEX-5N, a77 and a65 detailed specs

This just in - Sony NEX 7, NEX 5N, a77 and a65 cameras detailed specs:

Sony NEX-7 specs:

  • 24.3 MP Exmor sensor
  • ISO range: 100-16000
  • 1920x1080 60p/60i/24p AVCHD video recording
  • XGA OLED viewfinder
  • 3" 921k dots TruBlack LCD display
  • 10 fps
  • HDR functionality
  • Built-in flash
  • Battery life: over 400 shots
  • Magnesium alloy body
  • Improved startup time and AF speed


Sony NEX-5N specs:

  • 16.1 MP Exmor senor
  • Bionz processor
  • max shutter speed; 1/4000
  • ISO range: 100-25600
  • 1920x1080 60p/60i/24p AVCHD video recording
  • 10 fps
  • 10x digital zoom
  • 3D sweep panorama
  • Anti dust system
  • Programmable buttons
  • Battery life: over 430 shots
  • Weight: around 200 g

Sony a77 specs:

  • 24.3 MP Exmor CMOS sensor
  • ISO 100-16000, with an ISO 50 option
  • Video recording at 1920 x 1080 60p/24p
  • New Bionz image processor
  • 19 points AF sensor with 11 cross sensors
  • Continuous AF during video recording
  • Built-in image stabilization
  • 12 fps with continuous AF
  • 1/8000 shutter speed
  • New smart teleconverter function with 1.4x and 2.0x option
  • OLED viewfinder with 100% coverage
  • 921k tiltable LCD
  • 11 picture modes and 15 picture effects
  • Built-in flash
  • GPS support
  • 2D/3D sweep panorama function
  • Face recognition
  • Battery life: over 500 shots
  • Weather sealed magnesium alloy body
  • Weight: less than 700 g
  • New option vertical grip

Sony a65 specs:

  • Similar body design like the a77
  • 15 points AF sensor with 3 cross sensors
  • 10 fps
  • Max shutter: 1/4000 sec
  • Weight: less than 600 g
  • Remaining specs similar to a77
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  • Luis

    Nice work, thanks. NEX-5N specs are awesome. So nice to have ISO 100 for maximizing the DR and the possibility of attaching a viewfinder.

  • Camaman

    Wow! These all sound great!
    But I don’t get why Nex7 wouldn’t have “digital zoom” crop mode or whatever if the lesser model has one.

    PS I love how they called the same function ” smart teleconverter” and limited it to well known x1.4 and x2 factors!! hahahaha!
    Must be so all the vain “pros” wont feel wounded by the prospect of buying a camera with digital zoom!
    Sony really did their homework on that detail! 🙂

    • preston

      so that they have an excuse to release a nearly identical NEX7n next year and prolong the product life

  • osam

    I’ll just wait and see how well that 24mp sensor does at anything above base ISO. Looks to me like Sony made themselves another studio camera that’s more likely going to be fighting above it’s weight class with the MF guys than with anything from the actual DSLR market.

    • The problem with the a900/a850 is not the 24MP… they messed up something when making the whole package. Which is why the D3x which uses the same sensor does much better. The 21MP 1Ds3 and 5D2 both also have the same SNR as the D3/D700 sensor, if you know how to compare.

      If the sensor is made well, then it doesn’t matter whether it’s 24MP or even 40MP… you can always resize the images down to 12MP or whatever size and they’ll have the same levels of noise and better resolution than a native 12MP or whatever Bayer sensor. Most of the time when people go wrong, they try to compare a X MP image to a Y MP image where X<Y. A.k.a. the soccerdad/soccermom/i-want-to-see-my-camera-rank-high/Dpreview style.

      • osam

        Sorry but no. If you buy a 24mp camera to downsize to 12mp, then you’re an idiot.

        • Myst

          the people who this is aimed at, mostly do prints, so a 24mp sensor will always be better than a 12mp sensor, even if it has higher noise levels, with a 12mp you won’t ever reach the same resolution as with a 24mp.

          • dyna

            Agreed. Also, if someone hasn’t shot with the A900, they really don’t know what they’re missing. There are a lot of things missing but there are plenty of things that Sony got right. And the color quality is most certainly one of them. I love Nikon but I’m fortunate, I feel, to have a friend who works for Sony and I won’t lie: I love that dam thing. Zeiss 135 f/1.8? I don’t care what system you shoot. Put that on an A900 and you’re a happy photographer 🙂

        • Pikemann Urge

          If you buy a 24mp camera to downsize to 12mp, then you’re an idiot.

          Not necessarily. 🙂 Keep in mind fill areas (photosites per unit of area) and the Bayer array and you’ll see that it’s not so silly after all.

  • XGA OLED viewfinder
    3″ 921k dots TruBlack LCD display

    If the screens only 921K “dots”, how can it be XGA? It should at least be 2.3M “dots”.

    Not saying all of these are bogus but there seems to be some slip some where when writing the spec list. Maybe by Sony itself.

    • pavel

      XGA is viewfinder and 921K is the LCD screen in the back. Two different things 😉

  • 42PL

    It doesn’t look like there’s a built in flash in the Nex 7 pics I’ve seen but this says there is one?

    • Rob V

      There is, you can kinda see a line above the Sony logo.

  • 42PL

    If the Nex 5 has manual control over video watch out!

  • Scott

    Sheesh… what would a 24MP NEX-7 cost? Would it be priced the same as the A77?

  • MarkR

    So when are the official announcements due?

    • 42PL

      August 24

  • Mike

    OLED viewfinder, no thank you.

  • John Bowen

    I see nothing in there about flash sync speeds. How about some info real photographers might need?

    • aloy

      real photographers use nikon or canon my friend

      • Sky

        Or rather: real fanboys make you think so 😉

      • harpo

        With Sony sensors (Nikon).

        • a

          but it’s still nikon 🙂

      • Myst

        real photographers use any kind of camera, only fanboys stick blindly to a brand.

      • dyna

        Real photographers apparently receive roofies with their cameras and are highly open to suggestion, clearly willing to ignore what may be a better fit for their style of imaging. There are some things that each manufacturer does better than the other. Something will appeal to you that simply won’t matter to another photographer. You wouldn’t believe how many people I recommend Olympus’ E-5 to for a variety of reasons, not least of which is its construction… but its jpeg output is extraordinary. Some folks just don’t want RAW as much as it may seem like blasphemy to others.

        Nikon and Canon are nowhere near the only game in town and this has been the case for some time. Prepare for a ton of new rules in the very near future, to boot.

  • NYCpete

    only if they made black lenses.

  • JB

    Seems like good specs

    We may be close to an FF nex in the coming years

    • pixelAngst

      Unfortunately full frame and mirrorless compact will never mix – the diameter of the image circle required for full frame would require a much bigger diameter lens design.

  • grumps

    Sony NEX 7 specs shows Built-in flash, when it clearly has a hot shoe?

    • Sky

      Look above “SONY” sign. That’s where the flash is hidden.

  • Stephen

    The a77 looks like a Canon. Let’s hope it lives up to its impressive specs.

  • alex

    Canon, move!

  • Seon N.

    I am excited about this NEX 7 I really dont care for all the added bells and whistles, I am a street photog, I wil never use it for video ( or built in flash, hahaha no)… and according to sonyalpharumors its being billed as the next gen rangefinder. Oled viewfinder I have to take a wait and see approach, for candid shooting one should want an optical viewfinder. HDR has no place in street. 24 MP sensor sounds really tempting lets see how it does (extremely high ISOs), I would have taken full frame with less MP. Lastly build quality sounds alright, I cant wait til August 24th comes so that I can see the price and reviews, otherwise I would spend more money for a real rangefinder (Leica anyone?) if the NEX 7 turns out to be a dumbed down DSLR, the A77 on the other hand is ugly all DSLRs are friggin nasty looking…

  • rhlpetrus

    What does it mean 100-16000 ISO range? Usually ISO range limit values fall in 100 x powers of 2.

    • I think the ISO will have different step values – 1/3 or 1/4

  • Carlos

    Sony still has those gigantic lenses in their product photos. Ruins everything. Isn’t there anything smaller?

  • Well guys and gals, I’ve been shooting commercial photography for sixteen years using my Mamiya RB67 with outstanding results… 90% of my photography is architectural. I made the switch to digital this past year because our professional labs in Kansas City no longer developed E-6… my film was going to Atlanta and turn around time was to long for clients. I purchased the Nikon D-700 and could not be happier with the results I get from this camera. I hear many of you slamming different manufacturers, but I think if you stay with the top lines of cameras and pick a camera which suites your needs, you will be very happy with the results.

  • I wonder, if all of you waiting and longing for 24 MPix have lenses, that resolve 24 MPix on an APS-C sensor (that means 50 MPix on an FF sensor!!)
    I use my best Leica glass from my M9 on the NEX-5 and find the IQ below the IQ with the same glass on the M9!

    • sirin

      +1, a sole voice of reason here.
      everyone’s welcome to enjoy 12fps of blurry 24mp photos. or otherwise, use the a900 – the most noisy FF camera ever created. thanks, i’ll pass.

      • Carlos

        I really don’t think having, say 24 mps and then only using 12 of them is silly. Just pick the value you need. If you are at the Grand Canyon you might want 24 and then back at the lodge shooting snapshots of the family, use 12 or maybe even 6.

        When FF sensors are hardly more expensive than DX, soon for sure, then this will be a good option for even consumer products.

        And, yes, full-frame and EVIL does mix. Perfectly, and that is the main reason for it. Check out a Leica CL. Small, with tiny terrific lenses, and it is a full 35mm cameral. And it has a full rangefinder, so it could be re-designed as an EVIL today with the same basic size and shape.

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