updated 11:20 am EDT, Thu July 14, 2011
Sony NEX-7 DSLR image shows off controls
Earlier rumors that an upcoming Sony NEX-7 digital SLR will mimic the look of an older Konica-Minolta Dimage A2 appear to be mostly true, as a new digital image of the upcoming Sony shooter has been leaked by SonyAlphaRumors. Still, the image is said to be of a pre-production unit, so some changes may still occur, and even the source says so. A rangefinder similar to that of the Fujifilm X100 is visible on the image as well.
As for specs, the camera is expected to get a 24-megapixel sensor from the A77 and a three million-pixel OLED EVF that's not a hybrid viewfinder. A Carl Zeiss 24mm f1.8 prototype lens has been seen attached to the DSLR in the image. There is also a hot shoe, and number four shows the flash and image preview buttons, from left to right. Five is the pop-up flash and six is believed to outline the manual aperture and shutter speed controls.
The NEX-7 is expected to cost about $1,200. A release date for the camera remains unknown, however.