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The NEX-7 is well designed camera in many respects.
But like most other camera vendors today, Sony degrades the integrity of the NEX-7 as a camera by not understanding that a checklist of features does not make a good camera. The principle of Less is More. Where is the feature to remove features? I would strip out 80% of the menu system for my uses.
The multiple dials and controls and modal menus felt chaotic to me at first, but once I found what I needed, I was able to operate the camera efficiently. So in the end it is not too bad. Except that key features like focus assist could have been done much better (ergonomically) were it not for the choice to generalize the controls for use with too many features.
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