The above image is purported to be the new Sony NEX-7. While it appears to be a fake based on the credibility of the source and evidence of image alteration, Sony could have a real gem on its hands if it did something along these lines in the upcoming prosumer NEX model – as a step-up from the NEX-5.
Running through the numbers highlighted above, significant features are:
- Optical, rangefinder-style viewfinder (kinda like the Fuji X100, eh?)
- Alpha hot shoe
- 24mm f/1.8 NEX lens
- Flash & image preview buttons
- Built-in flash
- Dual control dials (unknown features)
- Unknown button (perhaps used in conjunction with dual control dials?)
- Unknown switch (perhaps focus or drive modes?)
The trademarked NEX mode wheel is on the back. Additionally, there’s a dedicated record button within easy reach of the thumb, and the LCD appears to have a gap between it and the body, which would mean it’s an articulating display.
What would you think about these “features” if this is the NEX-7? Would it be worth the rumored kit price of $1200?
[via Minolta Sony Club forum]