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Sony Rumored to be Designing the NEX-7 as a Fujifilm X100 Killer

sonyalpharumors published the above image today showing what appears to be a pre-production render of an upcoming Sony NEX camera (reportedly the NEX-7). If the image is to be believed, then it looks like Sony is gunning for the customers Fujifilm is trying to capture with its popular X100 — people who want a retro, rangefinder-style camera with a viewfinder and large sensor. The camera is rumored to have a 24MP APS-C sensor, an electronic viewfinder, manual aperture and shutter speed controls (like the X100), and a comparable price of $1,200.

(via sonyalpharumors)


 
  • http://twitter.com/Myrddon Henning Nilsen

    EVF? Not going to kill the x100 then, because 80% of people bought it because it has a OVF.

  • http://profiles.google.com/slimspidey Spider- Man

    HOLY BALLS A VIEWFINDER!!! 

  • Bdougher

    The only options are ‘OFF’ and ‘NO’? That might severely limit the usefulness of this camera…

  • Kaushikchakravorty

    why wud really make them go is, if they add a good series of lenses… shallow aperture…

  • http://kahokarl.tumblr.com ka ho karl

    @d44d21266b5fbf532b880585c61f6458:disqus great eye!  Haha, that’s too funny.  On multiple occasions I really wanted to like the NEX series for it’s low-weight, HD video, and WLF style flip out LCD; but, the controls felt so clumsy I couldn’t even bring myself to make pictures with it.  “OFF”, and “NO” is exactly it!

  • http://twitter.com/Myrddon Henning Nilsen

    That would help.
    The performance wide open on the x100 really isn’t all that impressive.

  • Scott

    That has to be an EVF ala Lumix G series. The viewfinder, if optical, as pictured in relation to the lens above, is going to be thoroughly obscured if not blocked.

  • Scott

    That has to be an EVF ala Lumix G series. The viewfinder, if optical, as pictured in relation to the lens above, is going to be thoroughly obscured if not blocked.

  • Scott

    That has to be an EVF ala Lumix G series. The viewfinder, if optical, as pictured in relation to the lens above, is going to be thoroughly obscured if not blocked.

  • http://twitter.com/mauriciomatos Mauricio Matos

    What I really want to replace my X100 is an interchangeable lens X100 :)

  • Steve-0

    im glad i got a leica x1 with optical viewfinder..

  • Daniel Kopial

    The OVF on X100 is not as accurate as the EVF on any camera…its offset to a certain degree & you can’t see the true depth of field from OVF like that. For accurate compositions, the EVF is better. Normally at night its impossible to compose with an OVF while EVF boost the brightness as it would appear on the original shot. However, EVF tends to use more power…if you’re an ECOMODER fan…go for the OVF.

  • Dick Clinton

    A viewfinder with an optical viewfinder, who would have thought?