Today I received my 5th sample of the Sony NEX 7. That sounds stupid, I know. Unlikely, even. However, it’s true. The truth is that I should never have sold the very first unit I got, but the camera had me slightly confused at first and I didn’t take the full measure of its greatness from the get go. It’s only shortly after parting with it (like, 12 hours ??) that I started to feel that I’d made a mistake.
I won’t bore you with the various details of the next 4 units and the tortuous path that took me to Number 5. Just let me give you a tip : do NOT attempt a LCD replacement if it becomes scratched or ugly. It’s totally feasible by a moron like me, but then stupid tiny treacherous plastic parts break on you and your 1100$ camera is good for the dump, unless you like shooting blind…
It’s been months than rumors of a NEX 7 replacement have been thrown all over the web. And at this point I care very little whether they come true or not. I’ve just secured a perfectly good, mint, flawlessly functioning NEX 7 and I intend to KEEP it.
So I just want to say this : of all the countless cameras that I’ve owned, played with, used, borrowed, re-sold or whatever, the NEX 7 certainly is right up there with the Nikon D700 for image quality, and probably unchallenged and unequalled for overall shooting experience and inspiration factor. If you’re curious about the NEX system and your budget allows it : GET ONE !