It was only a few days ago when we showed Sony’s new micro four thirds Alpha NEX range cameras that were scheduled to come shortly. Well it appears Sony are already working on the next model in the range to beat the current great looking new range to enter the four thirds market and go to war with the likes of the Olympus PEN.
What the NEX-7 is said to have over it’s older brothers the NEX-3 and NEX-5 is a different in the sensor chips, allowing it to snap video at Full HD at 60fps and 24fps. Also it will increase it’s 720p capturing to 120fps and 60fps, allowing super slow motion capture of video. The other difference is the size with the NEX-7 coming in slightly larger. Now obviously if you’re in the micro four thirds market, size is probably what has swung you with DSLRs just that little bit too big. That aside it will still support the same E-mount lenses as the NEX-3 and NEX-5 however with an adaptor it will also support the A-mount lenses used by Sony’s Alpha DSLR cameras, sweet.
The only downside is it’s all rumour with Sony apparently making it official at the Photokina expo in September where we also expect to see Panasonic and Olympus show us their new models. Also that means there’s no date or price yet, watch this space though.