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SonyAlpha NEX-7 Digital Camera Limited Edition Bundle with 18-55mm and 20mm Lenses
 
4.6

(based on 75 reviews)

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    (24)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (53)
  • Great resolution (43)
  • Easy to use (38)
  • Large clear LCD (35)
  • Fast shutter speed (32)

Cons

  • Complicated controls (11)
  • Short battery life (11)
  • Poor in low light (9)

Best Uses

  • Travel (47)
  • Family photos (38)
  • Low light (27)
  • Macro photography (18)
  • Video (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (32), Semi-pro photographer (15), Casual photographer (10), Pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (52), Yes (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Easy to use! Light and portable!

I just bought this camera for my wife and so far she has enjoyed using it. There's still many options she hasn't discovered but there is plenty of tutorials and tips on how to...Read complete review

I just bought this camera for my wife and so far she has enjoyed using it. There's still many options she hasn't discovered but there is plenty of tutorials and tips on how to use this camera online. A good start is youtube. The bag that comes with the camera is an excellent travel companion. This is a great package the only thing I regret is not adding Adobe Lightroom software to this package. The great thing is when I bought this package it included a $100 giftcard so she might end up using that to buy the software. Low light situations can be tricky with this camera but still takes great pictures. I'm sure they more we learn about the options on this camera the better our pictures will be. I'll upload some of the photos my wife has taken of our dog with this camera. We've only had the camera for about two weeks and we are still learning new options and how to use them.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Learning menu system

Learning this system from the manual can be OK but you are likely to find supplementing it better.
I don't think that the books available are likely to be much more help than this...Read complete review

Learning this system from the manual can be OK but you are likely to find supplementing it better.
I don't think that the books available are likely to be much more help than this manual.
The internet search has provided a better tool.
Many of the videos are generic and repetitive.
Specific brief topics have been helpful.
Many references are text only, which is usually fast and effective.
The videos typically go too fast, assume that you know something you may not actually know as a newcomer, and tend to be made by experts resulting in these flaws. They don't pause between sentences as though they are talking to someone who is reviewing the topic instead of learning. The best teachers are people who have just learned and are in touch with the process still.
Some appear to be unscripted and poorly prepared, to put it as kindly as I can.

Example: the panorama feature isn't difficult to learn if that is all that is on the video. I don't personally think it a particularly good feature but is quick and probably OK for, in effect, a snap shot.

The How to set up the first time type of videos can be useful in your customizing the camera overall.

Making 'buttons' customized is a special topic and requires several run throughs. They really aren't buttons in usual sense of word.

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5.0

Love this camera!

By Elmira

from NJ

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Good in Low Light
  • Great Resolution
  • Small / Compact

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Travel
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about Sony Alpha NEX-7 Digital Camera Limited Edition Bundle with 18-55mm and 20mm Lenses:

    This camera is small and light, very easy to travel with. I highly recommend camera and B&H is the best!

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    • No

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    5.0

    superior results

    By truth exists

    from Leipers Fork

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sony Alpha NEX-7 Digital Camera Limited Edition Bundle with 18-55mm and 20mm Lenses:

          superior results in auto and all the manual control you need to create the image you felt. Bought this with a Zeiss lens and am thrilled with both the results so far and the possibilities. Great prices and customer service as well.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Gret Compact Camera

          By Macbee

          from Scottsdale, Arizona

          About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast Shutter Speed
          • Great Resolution
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Travel

            Comments about Sony Alpha NEX-7 Digital Camera Limited Edition Bundle with 18-55mm and 20mm Lenses:

            I use this camera primarily as a back-up or when I am out and about and don't want to carry my full size DSLRs. This camera is loaded with features and preforms at a surprisingly high level. I have been involved in photography for more than 30 years and have managed my way through many different user manuals. I have to say that the manual that is provided with this camera is one of the most difficult ones to understand I have ever encountered. It is relatively complex and not very user friendly. It takes time to get familiar with how to operate this compact camera, its size and where each button and dial is located. I am glade this camera comes with a view finder as the LCD screen is impossible to read in bright light conditions.

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            5.0

            I Like This Camera

            By CameraBuff

            from Corona, CA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Good Battery Life
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Sony Alpha NEX-7 Digital Camera Limited Edition Bundle with 18-55mm and 20mm Lenses:

                The more I use this camera, the better I like it! It is compact, rugged, and has a really great feel. The fact that it has an aluminum body, rather than plastic, is a big part of this. What amounts to an online help system has unusually clear explanations of the various functions. Along with the excellent lenses that are available for it, this is a camera system that I am becomining really fond of.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Fun little toy

                By ck

                from Los Angeles, CA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Fast Shutter Speed
                • Good in Low Light
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Travel
                  • Video

                  Comments about Sony Alpha NEX-7 Digital Camera Limited Edition Bundle with 18-55mm and 20mm Lenses:

                  Good camera for casual settings

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Most underestimated mirrorless around

                  By Sugar Shane

                  from Rancho C-Monga, CA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

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                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Fast Shutter Speed
                  • Great Resolution
                  • Small / Compact
                  • Use Any Lens W Adapter

                  Cons

                  • Poor in Low Light
                  • Short Battery Life

                  Best Uses

                  • Editorials
                  • Models

                  Comments about Sony Alpha NEX-7 Digital Camera Limited Edition Bundle with 18-55mm and 20mm Lenses:

                  After over 20 years of photography and tired of toting DSLR's I went on the search for the most DSLR like mirrorless - this is the one. I use this to shoot editorials after failed attempts to quickly pace my shoot and models with a x-pro 1 and a x100s - and after recently trying a xt1, that is an overhyped camera that this little sony still walks around -this is one agile little camera - buy it before its to late.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  So Far, Very Good

                  By Mel the jigsaw puzzle maker

                  from Walkersviile, MD

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Good Battery Life
                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Great Resolution
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                  • Complicated Controls

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel
                  • Wildlife photos

                  Comments about Sony Alpha NEX-7 Digital Camera Limited Edition Bundle with 18-55mm and 20mm Lenses:

                  I have been taking this camera while hiking for the past three weeks. It suits my purposes perfectly with its quality of photographs coupled with its weight. I can no longer haul the weight of my SLR and its lenses.

                  It is easy to use on Automatic and, after reading Busch's book on how it works, not that difficult to use in semi-manual and manual.

                  Sling bag that came with it is awkward to worthless.

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                  5.0

                  Love this camera!

                  By Kelly

                  from Kansas

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Fast Shutter Speed
                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Great Resolution
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                  • Short Battery Life

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel
                  • Wildlife photos

                  Comments about Sony Alpha NEX-7 Digital Camera Limited Edition Bundle with 18-55mm and 20mm Lenses:

                  So far, I love this camera!! It takes crisp, clear images. I'd read several reviews that talked about the difficulty navigating thru all the settings was, but it seemed actually pretty easy and user friendly to me. It took a couple looks through one of the pamphlets that came with the camera, and I had it down. The camera has so many different options and setting, its amazing! It is also light and very easy to travel with. The only complaint is how fast the battery drains. If you're looking at buying this, look for a backup battery!

                  The kit the camera came with is great for starting out. This is my first interchangeable lens camera, so the stock lenses are great for me to begin with.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great deal

                  By Mike

                  from Utah

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fast Shutter Speed
                  • Good Battery Life
                  • Great Resolution
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                  • Complicated Controls

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Travel
                  • Video

                  Comments about Sony Alpha NEX-7 Digital Camera Limited Edition Bundle with 18-55mm and 20mm Lenses:

                  I was in the market for a mirrorless camera and really liked the Nex 7. This bundle sealed the deal for me with all the extras I received for the price. I have been very happy with this camera and the included lenses.

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                  5.0

                  Sony nex-7 bundle

                  By David

                  from San Diego

                  Comments about Sony Alpha NEX-7 Digital Camera Limited Edition Bundle with 18-55mm and 20mm Lenses:

                  I'm loving my new camera and B&H is the best. Great sales staff...very helpful. Highly recommend. Shipping is a little slow, but it's free.

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                  5.0

                  Excellent Bundle

                  By Brent

                  from Indianapolis, IN

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Fast Shutter Speed
                  • Great Resolution
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                  • Poor in Low Light

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel
                  • Wildlife photos

                  Comments about Sony Alpha NEX-7 Digital Camera Limited Edition Bundle with 18-55mm and 20mm Lenses:

                  So far this camera is simply a joy to use. I'm a beginner in photography at best and I already have a good grasp on the navigation menus, which some have complained to be cumbersome. The quality is excellent, I love the way the camera feels in my hands, and because of it's size, I'll be more prone to take this with me wherever I go.

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                  5.0

                  Tired of carrying a DSLR

                  By Wally

                  from Beautiful Colorado

                  About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Sony Alpha NEX-7 Digital Camera Limited Edition Bundle with 18-55mm and 20mm Lenses:

                    Small time photojournalist and normally carry a Nikon D700 for my shoots with a cheap Olympus E-300 that is my misuse and abuse tool. However, both cameras have become cumbersome and I stick out like a sore thumb with the Nikon and large glass. Only in my first week so still getting used to it. In controlled environments it is wonderful. Had to take a few shots this week for a newspaper and shot with the settings I'd normally use with my D700 and they were pretty grainy but usable in a paper (more than likely me). For those close in shots such as portraits and close in candid news shots I am really impressed, for the further heavy scene shots such as a fire scene I covered the other day with only a distant access - not so much but as I get used to this camera I have a feeling it will be ten times better in those distant shots.

                    For now I am highly impressed with this camera but still in the honeymoon stage.

                    Top photo is shot in my office using the kit lens at 18mm right out of box in intelligent mode no flash, bottom same shot backed up and at 55mm. Wasn't interested in framing the shot or using personal settings just showing what the image is like in it's fully auto setting in JPEG and untouched (I normally shoot in RAW and run through light room and photoshop). Cloudy day, overhead fluorescent lighting.

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                    5.0

                    Nex-7

                    By david

                    from San Diego

                    Comments about Sony Alpha NEX-7 Digital Camera Limited Edition Bundle with 18-55mm and 20mm Lenses:

                    This is my go to travel camera the menus are easy to navigate. B&H is great to deal with. Highly recommend.

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                    5.0

                    Great Deal for this camera package!

                    By Mark the Bolivian

                    from Colorado Springs CO

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Fast Shutter Speed
                    • Good Battery Life
                    • Good in Low Light
                    • Great Resolution
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Travel
                      • Video

                      Comments about Sony Alpha NEX-7 Digital Camera Limited Edition Bundle with 18-55mm and 20mm Lenses:

                      I purchased this camera because I am taking a motorcycle graduation trip across South America. I have only had some experience with an old DSLR and decided I wanted to invest some money in a good setup that I can have for a long time. So far, I have been getting familiar with all of the capabilities of the camera. I love how easy to use this camera is even to a novice like me. So far camera performance is great, 20MP in wide shots look great and I have gotten a pretty good handle of manual mode in under a month. Having both programmable knobs to change the settings is pretty convenient.
                      Unfortunately the NEX-7 was originally released in early 2012 so it has a USB mini B plug instead of the micro that is standard nowadays. It is also a bit larger than I expected and would be uncomfortable to have inside your pants pocket.

                      I am looking forward to capturing some great memories with this camera!!

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                      5.0

                      Love it!

                      By hello there

                      from Los Angeles, CA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Sony Alpha NEX-7 Digital Camera Limited Edition Bundle with 18-55mm and 20mm Lenses:

                            I am using the 7 as my go to camera. Its light and the settings and layout of the camera is very user friendly. The manual is difficult to read but with a few look overs and actually using the camera in all modes, the camera is very nicely made and easy to navigate!

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                            4.0

                            Sony Alpha NEX-7

                            By Santi

                            from MIAMI

                            Comments about Sony Alpha NEX-7 Digital Camera Limited Edition Bundle with 18-55mm and 20mm Lenses:

                            Love it!! Easy to use and great size. I just added an adaptor and can now use it with my other Canon lenses.

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                            5.0

                            GOOD PRICE, GOOD CAMERA

                            By chao

                            from los angels

                            Verified Buyer

                            Comments about Sony Alpha NEX-7 Digital Camera Limited Edition Bundle with 18-55mm and 20mm Lenses:

                            I HAVE A GOOG CHANCE TO BUY. CI HAVE 5D2 ii , too heavy. it is better for daily life

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                            4.0

                            Incredible Mirror-less Camera

                            By Max

                            from Kalamazoo, MI

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Fast Shutter Speed
                            • Good in Low Light
                            • Great Resolution
                            • Small / Compact

                            Cons

                            • No Wifi
                            • Unable To Use Sony Apps

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Macro Photography
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Sony Alpha NEX-7 Digital Camera Limited Edition Bundle with 18-55mm and 20mm Lenses:

                            I was looking for my first serious camera and did exhaustive research on the benefits of mirror-less vs traditional DSLR models.
                            The NEX 7 was not on my list of possibilities due to cost but the bundled offer made it much more affordable. I had been considering the NEX 6 however; in the end I am more than pleased with what the 7 offers though I have to admit that not being WiFi enabled and not having the apps that Sony offers for the 5 & 6 series cameras is a bit annoying.
                            The image quality is spectacular as is the customization set up of the the buttons and dials. The build quality and hand feel of the NEX 7 is definitely better than the 6, in my opinion.
                            At this price I would highly recommend this bundle !

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                            5.0

                            Great value package!

                            By Zookarook

                            from Kansas

                            Comments about Sony Alpha NEX-7 Digital Camera Limited Edition Bundle with 18-55mm and 20mm Lenses:

                            I switched over to this from my canon EOS 40D. I am impressed with the image quality and feel of the camera. Still getting used to the mirror less system. I don't like the view finder and find myself using it less and less. But I am very impressed with the image quality. Overall, I would recommend this!

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                            5.0

                            Sony Nex 7 Camera

                            By JN

                            from Phoenix, AZ

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use
                            • Fast Shutter Speed
                            • Good in Low Light
                            • Great Resolution
                            • Small / Compact

                            Cons

                            • No Viewfinder

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Travel
                            • Wildlife photos

                            Comments about Sony Alpha NEX-7 Digital Camera Limited Edition Bundle with 18-55mm and 20mm Lenses:

                            This is a very compact but high quality professional camera. I like the lenses it came with and for me they are also reasonable quality lenses. The only part of this camera I am trying to get used to is the electronic viewfinder.

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