Andrew Reid of EOS HD has written a post on his first impressions on the video abilities of the new Sony NEX 7.
Seems to me this thing lands right in-between the NEX 5n and the A77. Check out what Andrew writes in regard to the 5n:
What’s new over the NEX 5N?
- Newer 24MP sensor. To my eye Sony’s new sensor has better colour and a finer noise grain than the video from the 16MP NEX 5N. There were doubts about it in low light. We’ll come to that later in the full review.
- TruFinder OLED EVF – Sony are a leader in this technology and it shows. Unlike on DSLRs with a mirror, you can of course shoot video through the viewfinder on the NEX 7. I shot the video above entirely handheld through the EVF without a rig.
- CineStyle-alike flat picture profile – The NEX 7 has an extremely useful picture profile called Neutral that offers the flattest image I have ever seen in a DSLR video mode. Fantastic for grading, and no other camera holds onto as much detail in the lows as the NEX 7 with this profile dialled down.
- Beefier handling – To have shutter speed, aperture and ISO on dials rather than buttons is a real pleasure. Although I cannot seem to reassign the Tri Navi aperture control wheel for something else when the aperture control is on the lens which is a minor issue.
- Unlike the A77 / A65, there is no 20% FOV crop in video mode (but no Steady Shot Inside unfortunately)
- The controls and menus seem more responsive
- A new live view display mode with no text overlays on the image
- Standard 3.5mm mic socket and hotshoe (NEX 5N had neither)
Check out his post for more info and a video sample.