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Sony A7 vs NEX-7

The Sony Alpha A7 and the Sony Alpha NEX-7 are two enthusiast cameras that were revealed to the public, respectively, in October 2013 and August 2011. Both the A7 and the NEX-7 are mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras that are based on a full frame (A7) and an APS-C (NEX-7) sensor. Both cameras offer a resolution of 24 megapixels.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Sony A7
versus
Sony NEX-7
Sony A7   Sony NEX-7
Mirrorless system camera Mirrorless system camera
Sony E mount lenses Sony E mount lenses
24 MP, Full Frame Sensor 24 MP, APS-C Sensor
1080/60p Video 1080/60i Video
ISO 100-25,600 (50 - 51,200) ISO 100-16,000
Electronic viewfinder (2400k dots) Electronic viewfinder (2359k dots)
3.0 LCD, 1230k dots 3.0 LCD, 921k dots
Tilting screen (no touchscreen) Tilting screen (not touch-sensitive)
5 shutter flaps per second 10 shutter flaps per second
Weathersealed bodynot weather sealed
340 shots per battery charge430 shots per battery charge
127 x 94 x 48 mm, 474 g 120 x 67 x 43 mm, 400 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Sony Alpha A7 and the Sony Alpha NEX-7? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

The side-by-side display below illustrates the physical size and weight of the Sony A7 and the Sony NEX-7. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three consecutive perspectives from the front, the top, and the back are available. All width, height and depth dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

Size Sony A7 vs Sony NEX-7
Compare A7 versus NEX-7 top
Comparison A7 or NEX-7 rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Sony NEX-7 is considerably smaller (33 percent) than the Sony A7. Moreover, the NEX-7 is markedly lighter (16 percent) than the A7. It is worth mentioning in this context that the A7 is splash and dust resistant, while the NEX-7 does not feature any corresponding weather-sealing.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete since they do not consider the interchangeable lenses that both of these cameras require. A larger imaging sensor will tend to go along with bigger and heavier lenses, although exceptions exist. You can compare the optics available for the two cameras in the Sony FE Lens Catalog (A7) and the Sony E-Mount Lens Catalog (NEX-7). Mirrorless cameras, such as the two under consideration, have the additional advantage of having a short flange to focal plane distance, which makes it possible to mount many lenses from other systems onto the camera via adapters.

The power pack in the A7 can be charged via the USB port, so that it is not always necessary to take the battery charger along when travelling.

The adjacent table lists the principal physical characteristics of the two cameras alongside a wider set of alternatives. If you want to switch the focus of the display and review another camera pair, you can move across to the CAM-parator tool and choose from the broad selection of possible camera comparisons there.

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Body Specifications
    Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Sony A7 127 mm 94 mm 48 mm 474 g 340 Y Oct 2013 1,699i
2.
 
Sony NEX-7 120 mm 67 mm 43 mm 400 g 430 n Aug 2011 1,349i
3.
 
Nikon D610 141 mm 113 mm 82 mm 850 g 900 Y Oct 2013 1,999 i
4.
 
Panasonic GH4 133 mm 93 mm 84 mm 560 g 500 Y Feb 2014 1,499i
5.
 
Samsung NX1 139 mm 102 mm 66 mm 550 g 500 Y Sep 2014 1,499i
6.
 
Sony A7C 124 mm 71 mm 60 mm 509 g 740 Y Sep 2020 1,799 i
7.
 
Sony A6400 120 mm 67 mm 50 mm 403 g 410 Y Jan 2019 899 i
8.
 
Sony A6300 120 mm 67 mm 49 mm 404 g 400 Y Feb 2016 999i
9.
 
Sony A6500 120 mm 67 mm 53 mm 453 g 350 Y Oct 2016 1,399i
10.
 
Sony A7 II 127 mm 96 mm 60 mm 599 g 350 Y Nov 2014 1,999i
11.
 
Sony A7S 127 mm 94 mm 48 mm 489 g 380 Y Apr 2014 2,499i
12.
 
Sony A6000 120 mm 67 mm 45 mm 344 g 360 n Feb 2014 599i
13.
 
Sony A7R 127 mm 94 mm 48 mm 465 g 340 Y Oct 2013 2,299i
14.
 
Sony A3000 128 mm 91 mm 85 mm 411 g 470 n Aug 2013 329i
15.
 
Sony RX1R 113 mm 65 mm 70 mm 482 g 270 n Jun 2013 2,799i
16.
 
Sony NEX-6 120 mm 67 mm 43 mm 345 g 360 n Sep 2012 999i
17.
 
Sony RX1 113 mm 65 mm 70 mm 482 g 270 n Sep 2012 2,799i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

Any camera decision will obviously take relative prices into account. The manufacturer’s suggested retail prices give an idea on the placement of the camera in the maker’s lineup and the broader market. The NEX-7 was launched at a somewhat lower price (by 21 percent) than the A7, which makes it more attractive for photographers on a tight budget. Usually, retail prices stay at first close to the launch price, but after several months, discounts become available. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down. Then, after the new model is out, very good deals can frequently be found on the pre-owned market.

Sensor comparison

The size of the sensor inside a digital camera is one of the key determinants of image quality. A large sensor will tend to have larger individual pixels that provide better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and richer color-depth than smaller pixel-units in a sensor of the same technological generation. Moreover, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more control over depth-of-field in the image and, thus, the ability to better isolate a subject from the background. On the downside, larger sensors are more costly to manufacture and tend to lead to bigger and heavier cameras and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Sony A7 features a full frame sensor and the Sony NEX-7 an APS-C sensor. The sensor area in the NEX-7 is 57 percent smaller. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 1.0 and 1.5. Both cameras have a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 3:2.

In terms of chip-set technology, the A7 uses a more advanced image processing engine (BIONZ X) than the NEX-7 (BIONZ), with benefits for noise reduction, color accuracy, and processing speed.

Sony A7 and Sony NEX-7 sensor measures

Even though the A7 has a larger sensor, both cameras offer the same resolution of 24 megapixels. This implies that the A7 has a lower pixel density and larger individual pixels (with a pixel pitch of 5.97μm versus 3.90μm for the NEX-7), which gives it a potential advantage in terms of light gathering capacity. In addition, the A7 is much more recent (by 2 years and 1 month) than the NEX-7, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time.

The A7 has on-sensor phase detect pixels, which results in fast and reliable autofocus acquisition even during live view operation.

The Sony Alpha A7 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 25600, which can be extended to ISO 50-51200. The corresponding ISO settings for the Sony Alpha NEX-7 are ISO 100 to ISO 16000 (no boost).

A7 versus NEX-7 MP

Since 2007, DXO Mark has published sensor performance measurements that have been derived using a consistent methodology. This service is based on lab testing and assigns an overall score to each camera sensor, as well as ratings for dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), color depth ("DXO Portrait"), and low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports"). Of the two cameras under review, the A7 has a notably higher overall DXO score than the NEX-7 (overall score 9 points higher), which gives it an advantage in terms of imaging quality. This advantage is based on 0.7 bits higher color depth, 0.8 EV in additional dynamic range, and 1.1 stops in additional low light sensitivity. The table below summarizes the physical sensor characteristics and sensor quality findings and compares them across a set of similar cameras.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Sony A7 Full Frame 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.814.2224890
2.
 
Sony NEX-7 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60i24.113.4101681
3.
 
Nikon D610 Full Frame 24.2 6016 40161080/30p25.114.4292594
4.
 
Panasonic GH4 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34564K/30p23.212.879174
5.
 
Samsung NX1 APS-C 28.0 6480 43204K/30p24.213.2136383
6.
 
Sony A7C Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/30p25.014.7340795
7.
 
Sony A6400 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/30p24.013.6143183
8.
 
Sony A6300 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/30p24.413.7143785
9.
 
Sony A6500 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/30p24.513.7140585
10.
 
Sony A7 II Full Frame 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.913.6244990
11.
 
Sony A7S Full Frame 12.0 4240 28321080/60p23.913.2370287
12.
 
Sony A6000 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.113.1134782
13.
 
Sony A7R Full Frame 36.2 7360 49121080/60p25.614.1274695
14.
 
Sony A3000 APS-C 19.8 5456 36321080/60i23.712.8106878
15.
 
Sony RX1R Full Frame 24.0 6000 40001080/60p25.013.6253791
16.
 
Sony NEX-6 APS-C 16.0 4912 32641080/60i23.713.1101878
17.
 
Sony RX1 Full Frame 24.0 6000 40001080/60p25.114.3253493

Many modern cameras cannot only take still pictures, but also record videos. The two cameras under consideration both have sensors whose read-out speed is fast enough to capture moving pictures, but the A7 provides a higher frame rate than the NEX-7. It can shoot video footage at 1080/60p, while the NEX-7 is limited to 1080/60i.

Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. The two cameras under consideration are similar with respect to both having an electronic viewfinder. However, the one in the A7 offers a slightly higher resolution than the one in the NEX-7 (2400k vs 2359k dots). The following table reports on some other key feature differences and similarities of the Sony A7, the Sony NEX-7, and comparable cameras.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Specifications
(inch/000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Sony A72400 n3.0 / 1230 tilting n 1/8000s 5.0 n n
2.
 
Sony NEX-72359 n3.0 / 921 tilting n 1/4000s 10.0 Y n
3.
 
Nikon D610optical Y3.2 / 921 fixed n 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
4.
 
Panasonic GH42359 n3.0 / 1036 swivel Y 1/8000s 12.0 Y n
5.
 
Samsung NX12360 Y3.0 / 1036 tilting Y 1/8000s 15.0 Y n
6.
 
Sony A7C2360 n3.0 / 922 swivel Y 1/4000s 10.0 n Y
7.
 
Sony A64002359 n3.0 / 922 tilting Y 1/4000s 11.0 Y n
8.
 
Sony A63002359 n3.0 / 922 tilting n 1/4000s 11.0 Y n
9.
 
Sony A65002359 n3.0 / 922 tilting Y 1/4000s 11.0 Y Y
10.
 
Sony A7 II2400 n3.0 / 1230 tilting n 1/8000s 5.0 n Y
11.
 
Sony A7S2400 n3.0 / 921 tilting n 1/8000s 5.0 n n
12.
 
Sony A60001440 n3.0 / 922 tilting n 1/4000s 11.0 Y n
13.
 
Sony A7R2400 n3.0 / 1230 tilting n 1/8000s 4.0 n n
14.
 
Sony A3000202 n3.0 / 230 fixed n 1/4000s 2.5 Y n
15.
 
Sony RX1Roptional n3.0 / 1229 fixed n 1/4000s 5.0 Y n
16.
 
Sony NEX-62359 n3.0 / 921 tilting n 1/4000s 10.0 Y n
17.
 
Sony RX1optional n3.0 / 1229 fixed n 1/4000s 5.0 Y n

One difference between the cameras concerns the presence of an on-board flash. The NEX-7 has one, while the A7 does not. While the built-in flash of the NEX-7 is not very powerful, it can at times be useful as a fill-in light.

Concerning the storage of imaging data, both the A7 and the NEX-7 write their files to SDXC or Memory Stick PRO Duo cards. The A7 supports UHS-I cards (Ultra High Speed data transfer of up to 104 MB/s), while the NEX-7 cannot take advantage of Ultra High Speed SD cards.

Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Sony Alpha A7 and Sony Alpha NEX-7 and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
    Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Mic / Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Sony A7Ystereo / monoYYmicro2.0YY-
2.
 
Sony NEX-7Ystereo / monoY-mini2.0---
3.
 
Nikon D610Ymono / monoYYmini2.0---
4.
 
Panasonic GH4Ystereo / monoYYmicro2.0YY-
5.
 
Samsung NX1Ystereo / monoYYmicro3.0YYY
6.
 
Sony A7CYstereo / monoYYmicro3.2YYY
7.
 
Sony A6400Ystereo / monoY-micro2.0YYY
8.
 
Sony A6300Ystereo / monoY-micro2.0YY-
9.
 
Sony A6500Ystereo / monoY-micro2.0YY-
10.
 
Sony A7 IIYstereo / monoYYmicro2.0YY-
11.
 
Sony A7SYstereo / monoYYmicro2.0YY-
12.
 
Sony A6000Ystereo / mono--micro2.0YY-
13.
 
Sony A7RYstereo / monoYYmicro2.0YY-
14.
 
Sony A3000Ystereo / mono--mini2.0---
15.
 
Sony RX1RYstereo / monoY-mini2.0---
16.
 
Sony NEX-6Ystereo / mono--mini2.0Y--
17.
 
Sony RX1Ystereo / monoY-mini2.0---

It is notable that the A7 has a headphone jack, which is not present on the NEX-7 This port makes it possible to attach external headphones and monitor the quality of sound during the recording process.

Both the A7 and the NEX-7 have been discontinued, but can regularly be found used on eBay. The A7 was replaced by the Sony A7 II, while the NEX-7 does not have a direct successor. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Sony website.

Review summary

So what is the bottom line? Is there a clear favorite between the Sony A7 and the Sony NEX-7? Which camera is better? Below is a summary of the relative strengths of each of the two contestants.


Reasons to prefer the Sony Alpha A7:

  • Better image quality: Scores markedly higher (9 points) in the DXO overall assessment.
  • More dynamic range: Captures a larger spectrum of light and dark details (0.8 EV of extra DR).
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Requires less light for good images (1.1 stops ISO advantage).
  • Better jpgs: Has a more modern image processing engine (BIONZ X vs BIONZ).
  • Better video: Provides higher movie framerates (1080/60p versus 1080/60i).
  • Better live-view autofocus: Features on-sensor phase-detection for more confident autofocus.
  • Better sound control: Has a headphone port that enables audio monitoring while recording.
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (1230k vs 921k dots).
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/8000s vs 1/4000s) to freeze action.
  • Easier travel charging: Can be conveniently charged via its USB port.
  • Better sealing: Is weather sealed to enable shooting in dusty or wet environments.
  • Easier file upload: Has wifi built in for automatic backup or image transfer to the web.
  • Easier device pairing: Supports NFC for fast wireless image transfer over short distances.
  • Faster buffer clearing: Has an SD card interface that supports the UHS-I standard.
  • More modern: Reflects 2 years and 1 month of technical progress since the NEX-7 launch.


Arguments in favor of the Sony Alpha NEX-7:

  • Larger viewfinder image: Features a viewfinder with a higher magnification (0.73x vs 0.71x).
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (10 vs 5 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • More compact: Is smaller (120x67mm vs 127x94mm) and will fit more readily into a bag.
  • Less heavy: Has a lower weight (by 74g or 16 percent) and is thus easier to take along.
  • Longer lasting: Gets more shots (430 versus 340) out of a single battery charge.
  • Easier fill-in: Has a small integrated flash to brighten shadows of backlit subjects.
  • More affordable: Was released into a lower priced segment (21 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More heavily discounted: Has been around for much longer (launched in August 2011).

If the count of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a measure, the A7 is the clear winner of the match-up (15 : 8 points). However, the relative importance of the various individual camera aspects will vary according to personal preferences and needs, so that you might like to apply corresponding weights to the particular features before making a decision on a new camera. A professional wildlife photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a family photog, and a person interested in architecture has distinct needs from a sports shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

A7 15:08 NEX-7

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Sony A7 and the Sony NEX-7 place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera listing whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the comparison of technical specifications can provide a useful overview of the capabilities of different cameras, it remains incomplete and does no justice, for example, to the way the A7 or the NEX-7 perform in practice. User reviews, such as those found at amazon, can sometimes inform about these issues, but such feedback is often incomplete, inconsistent, and biased.

Expert reviews

This is why hands-on reviews by experts are important. The following table reports the overall ratings of the cameras as published by some of the major camera review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], digitalcameraworld [DCW], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

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Expert Camera Reviews
     Camera 
 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DCW 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Sony A75/5+ +..80/1005/55/5 Oct 2013 1,699i
2.
 
Sony NEX-75/5+ +..81/1004.5/55/5 Aug 2011 1,349i
3.
 
Nikon D6104/5+ +..87/1004.5/54.5/5 Oct 2013 1,999 i
4.
 
Panasonic GH45/5+ +..85/1005/55/5 Feb 2014 1,499i
5.
 
Samsung NX15/5....87/1005/55/5 Sep 2014 1,499i
6.
 
Sony A7C3.5/5..3.5/586/1004/54/5 Sep 2020 1,799 i
7.
 
Sony A64004/5+4/585/1004.5/54/5 Jan 2019 899 i
8.
 
Sony A63004.5/5+..85/1005/55/5 Feb 2016 999i
9.
 
Sony A65005/5+ +3.5/585/1004.5/54.5/5 Oct 2016 1,399i
10.
 
Sony A7 II5/5+4/582/1004.5/55/5 Nov 2014 1,999i
11.
 
Sony A7S4/5....86/1004.5/55/5 Apr 2014 2,499i
12.
 
Sony A60005/5+4.5/580/1004.5/55/5 Feb 2014 599i
13.
 
Sony A7R5/5+ +..82/1004.5/55/5 Oct 2013 2,299i
14.
 
Sony A30003/5+....4/54/5 Aug 2013 329i
15.
 
Sony RX1R5/5......4/54.5/5 Jun 2013 2,799i
16.
 
Sony NEX-65/5+ +..78/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2012 999i
17.
 
Sony RX15/5....79/1004/54.5/5 Sep 2012 2,799i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

The review scores listed above should be treated with care, though. The assessments were made in relation to similar cameras of the same technological generation. Hence, a score should always be seen in the context of the camera's market launch date and its price, and comparing ratings of very distinct cameras or ones that are far apart in terms of their release date have little meaning. Also, kindly note that some of the listed sites have over time developped their review approaches and their reporting style.

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Other camera comparisons

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    Specifications: Sony A7 vs Sony NEX-7

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Sony A7 Sony NEX-7
    Camera Type Mirrorless system camera Mirrorless system camera
    Camera Lens Sony E mount lenses Sony E mount lenses
    Launch Date October 2013 August 2011
    Launch Price USD 1,699 USD 1,349
    Sensor Specs Sony A7 Sony NEX-7
    Sensor Technology CMOS CMOS
    Sensor Format Full Frame Sensor APS-C Sensor
    Sensor Size 35.8 x 23.9 mm 23.4 x 15.6 mm
    Sensor Area 855.62 mm2 365.04 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 43 mm 28.1 mm
    Crop Factor 1.0x 1.5x
    Sensor Resolution 24 Megapixels 24 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 pixels 6000 x 4000 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 5.97 μm 3.90 μm
    Pixel Density 2.80 MP/cm2 6.57 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 1080/60p Video 1080/60i Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 25,600 ISO 100 - 16,000 ISO
    ISO Boost 50 - 51,200 ISO no Enhancement
    Image Processor BIONZ X BIONZ
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 90 81
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 24.8 24.1
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 14.2 13.4
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 2248 1016
    Screen Specs Sony A7 Sony NEX-7
    Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100% 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.71x 0.73x
    Viewfinder Resolution 2400k dots 2359k dots
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.0inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 1230k dots 921k dots
    LCD Attachment Tilting screen Tilting screen
    Shooting Specs Sony A7 Sony NEX-7
    Focus System On-Sensor Phase-detect Contrast-detect AF
    Manual Focusing AidFocus PeakingFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/8000s 1/4000s
    Continuous Shooting 5 shutter flaps/s 10 shutter flaps/s
    Fill Flash no On-Board Flash Built-in Flash
    Storage Medium MS or SDXC cards MS or SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot Single card slot
    UHS card support UHS-I no
    Connectivity Specs Sony A7 Sony NEX-7
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port micro HDMI mini HDMI
    Microphone Port External MIC port External MIC port
    Headphone Socket Headphone port no Headphone port
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in no Wifi
    Near-Field Communication NFC built-in no NFC
    Body Specs Sony A7 Sony NEX-7
    Environmental SealingWeathersealed bodynot weather sealed
    Battery Type NP-FW50 NP-FW50
    Battery Life (CIPA)340 shots per charge430 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging USB charging no USB charging
    Body Dimensions 127 x 94 x 48 mm
    (5.0 x 3.7 x 1.9 in)
    120 x 67 x 43 mm
    (4.7 x 2.6 x 1.7 in)
    Camera Weight 474 g (16.7 oz) 400 g (14.1 oz)

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