This week I had a chance to play with the new Sony camera line-up (including A65, A77, NEX-5N and NEX-7). Here I wanted to share some of my impressions about NEX-5N and NEX-7. Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) Let's start with the NEX-5N. Cosmetically, the new camera is nearly indistinguishable from the old NEX-5, but it's construction is actually more solid (the top deck is now the whole with the rest of the camera body). But internally, it's very different. It has the same excellent 16MP sensor as NEX-C3. AF speed is improved - focusing is now faster and more reliable. This is very noticeable both with the kit zoom and with the new Sony E 50mm f/1.8 OSS lens. Battery life also seems to be improved, but I can't really tell because I didn't have the time necessary to fully discharge the battery. You can see some samples shots in my thread about Sony E 50mm f/1.8 OSS lens. Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) NEX-7 was only available in the preproduction form and I was not allowed to take any pictures with it. Nevertheless, I was very impressed with the camera and I think this is going to be the best mirrorless camera on the market. I also think it will be unmatched for quite some time because other camera makers don't have all the technologies necessary to create a camera this advanced. Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) The metal body is just the perfect size and shape. The camera feels extremely sturdy and it handles ridiculously well. Because the viewfinder is located on the left side of the body, your nose won't be constantly pressed into the LCD screen. The 2.4MP OLED viewfinder is stunning. It's very smooth and detailed and it's the same size as the A900 viewfinder. It's so good it looks just like a good OVF but with all the additional information. NEX-7's user interface is really well thought-out. The camera has three control wheels and it enables direct access to all three exposure variables: - in the M mode, you can change ISO, shutter speed and aperture without pressing any buttons; - in the S and A modes, you can change ISO, shutter speed/aperture and exposure compensation; - in the P mode, you can change ISO, exposure pair (program shift) and exposure compensation. There is a button located near the shutter button that allows you to quickly cycle through some other adjustments: - focus mode; - AF zone; - white balance, including fine tune options.