DUBLIN CASTLE AND GROUNDS – I USED A TEN YEAR OLD SONY NEX-7
Unlike most people I do not sell my old cameras and I have all of them except for the Canon 5D which I gave to a friend on permanent loan. I did sell a few lenses because the were not full frame.
Today I decided to use my Sony NEX-7 and it booted up with no problem which surprised me as I have not used it about six years. However as I sold my cropped lenses I had to use a full frame lens [Zeiss FE 55mm F1.8 which is a beautiful lens].
I purchased my Sony NEX-7 about ten years ago and despite its many flaws it was one of my favourite cameras and it was the camera that resulted in me deciding to switch from Canon DSLR to mirrorless. At the time I also has a Canon 5D and a Canon 1Ds III. The DsIII was very expensive but my copy was faulty and I did not like it the 5D was excellent but I considered it to be too heavy and bulky despite its performance.
The Sony α NEX-7 is a digital camera announced 24 August 2011 by Sony. It is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera and as such inherits a smaller body form factor than a traditional digital single-lens reflex camera, while still retaining the sensor size and features of an APS-C-sized model. It is targeted at experienced users, enthusiasts and professionals. It is replaced by the ILCE-6000 (α6000).
Albeit being delayed for a few months because of 2011’s Thai floods, the α NEX-7 was very well received by critics and users. In regions like Hong Kong, α NEX-7 was always running out of stock. DPreview.com and PhotographyBlog gave it their highest awards, with the highest score ever attained by an APS class camera. α NEX-7 also won the best camera in Camera Grand Prix 2012 under professional catalog, which was voted by a professional community consisting of 57 council members from the professional press field of the Camera Journal Press Club.
At the time of its release, the Sony Alpha NEX-7 had the best image quality among any mirrorless interchangeable-lens compact camera which had been tested by DxO Labs and also the best APS-C Sensor camera from Sony. Sony α65, Sony α77 and NEX-7 have similar sensors and received DxOMark Overall Scores of 74, 78, and 81, respectively. The image quality of NEX-7 can be comparable with Nikon D7000 (score 80) and Pentax K-5 (score 82)