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    New NEX 7n on the way

    Anybody interested in this? What would you like to see in the new NEX 7? I for one am perfectly happy with mine but the idea of cleaner high ISO and an even snazzier EVF is always enticing. Now, and in coming months, is a great time to buy a regular 7 if you dont need the wizz bang of the new camera.

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    Re: New NEX 7n on the way

    Smaller megapixel count, improved electronics, IBIS would be nice and improved performance with rangefinder lenses.
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    Re: New NEX 7n on the way

    n = network?

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    I read somewhere IBIS (or just IS) will never be built into current Nex cameras because of Sony's intent to keep it small and the mount distance to sensor is reason why IBIS cannot be implemented!
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    Re: New NEX 7n on the way

    I wonder if Sony's new 20 MP sensor will be the star. Slightly less resolution. Slightly better ISO.
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    Re: New NEX 7n on the way

    Quote Originally Posted by HiredArm View Post
    Smaller megapixel count, improved electronics, IBIS would be nice and improved performance with rangefinder lenses.
    The NEX 6 scratches two of those four itches

    Those were exactly my reasons to take the 6 over the 7
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    Re: New NEX 7n on the way

    Why less resolution? Can we ever have enough resolution, let alone too much? Progress in sensor technology, and associated electronics, is that we can have both more resolution and better noise.
    Thus, my only wish for NEX 7n is better behaviour re:colour shift. Of course, if I can also get better DR and less noise, I will take it!
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    Re: New NEX 7n on the way

    I won't go near one until after I see extensive tests that would show any improvements- if there are any. I also would like to wait until the price drops by a few hundred Euros. New NEX cams are over priced in the beginning and drop by 20-30%, a few months later.

    At least, this (price trends) has become a constant feature with respect to Sony and NEX'.

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    Re: New NEX 7n on the way

    Quote Originally Posted by philber View Post
    Why less resolution? Can we ever have enough resolution, let alone too much? Progress in sensor technology, and associated electronics, is that we can have both more resolution and better noise.
    Thus, my only wish for NEX 7n is better behaviour re:colour shift. Of course, if I can also get better DR and less noise, I will take it!
    Because in the current application the sensor being used is behind in performance than the "lesser" models (-5N/R, -6.) Besides the 20MP sensor in the A58 sounds like a winner... On paper (I can say I don't like what appears to be in camera noise reduction on some image samples.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by HiredArm View Post
    Because in the current application the sensor being used is behind in performance than the "lesser" models (-5N/R, -6.) Besides the 20MP sensor in the A58 sounds like a winner... On paper (I can say I don't like what appears to be in camera noise reduction on some image samples.)
    I use both 5N and 7, with the 5N as backup, or when I want to use both bodies concurrently. My opinion is that the IQ of the 7 is superior to that of the 5N in key respects (for me) of definition, colours, contrast and DR. Which is why it is my camera of choice and the 5N my backup. Hopefully the 7n can improve on those aspects where the 7 lags (noise, high ISO, RF wides)
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    Re: New NEX 7n on the way

    Yeah I have the NEX-7 sensor in the form of the A77 and I will say that the noise ruins an image quickly above ISO 800. By comparison I can do ISO 1600 relatively clean with a NEX-5. In good light the sesnor in the A77/-7 does fine but I also don't "need" 24MP from a cropped sensor either 16-20 seems to be ideal for that.
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    Re: New NEX 7n on the way

    After buying the 6 my 7 sees little action nowadays. I do not feel that the 24MP in 7 is better at all. I also do not feel the need for the 7n (if the rumors are correct). I would like to see a sea change in the sensor and not just a 1/3stop improvement which the 7 already has over the 77 because of the lack of a pellicle mirror.
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    Re: New NEX 7n on the way

    Im with Vivek. I wont come near a NEX7N until there is some solid evidence of REAL improvement. I think the NEX7 has great DR already, so saying they will improve on that doesnt do much for me. I would like to see better iso performance, faster AF and it would be cool to see some enhances video specs (higher bitrate, control over audio, headphone out...I find both of these very very hard to be implemented on such a small camera). One thing that got me excited about it was the supposedly faster AF and the fact that its no longer supposed to overheat while shooting video.

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    Re: New NEX 7n on the way

    I respectfully beg to differ with Vivek ans Rawfa. I only keep my 5N as backup to my 7, except when I want both cams ready to shoot, when I mount it with ZM18.
    I find the 7 better in colours, contrast and DR. And resolution of course. So, if the 7N improves in its handling of RF wides, it will be a no-brainer. And any other gain (noise, DR, etc.) would be icing on the cake.

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    Re: New NEX 7n on the way

    Youve got me wrong. I love my NEX7, but I will wait to check the REAL benefits of the NEX7N before getting it...as a long time dreamer and an optimist, I have high hopes

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    Re: New NEX 7n on the way

    Rawfa, you ever use the Outex underwater camera housing?

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    Re: New NEX 7n on the way

    Quote Originally Posted by MikalWGrass View Post
    Rawfa, you ever use the Outex underwater camera housing?
    I cannot say that I have (I could not even find much on google about it). Ive used a 50 bucks underwater bag in 2 or 3 trips and it did the trick for me (Im not a pro underwater photographer, so there is only so much Im whiling to pay for an underwater case). The one Ive used is kind of a clumsy solution as the the camera is not completely still inside the case, which means if you dont set it up properly you will end up with a big vignetting (the NEX7s 24mp allowed me to fix this in some cases by cropping).

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    Re: New NEX 7n on the way

    I'm also pretty content with the 7. But I'd really like faster wakeup from sleep and less VF lag when brought to the eye. A custom menu feature would be great, as would tighter dials. And one pipe dream: manual focus distance scale.

    I'll almost surely skip the n.

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