|Images stolen from Imaging Resource.|
Comparing on price, the NEX-7 is so far in the lead, in my opinion, as to be almost silly. When placed next to the current top Micro 4/3 camera, the GH2, the difference is positively gargantuan. Very rarely do cameras in a similar price category diverge so wildly in quality. The noise characteristics of the previous generation of sensors were already better than Canon or Micro 4/3, but the resolution of the NEX-7 places the camera in a completely different league.
I wish that I could like the A77 just as much, but the noise and resolving abilities with that semi-transparent mirror are reduced enough to not make the concession worth it. The NEX-7, also, is in competition with Micro 4/3, which has spoiled me with the light weight of the whole system, which as I mentioned is facing a serious technical deficit. I'm telling Sony right now, if they can manage lenses even remotely comparable to 4/3 lenses, I will dive into the NEX system.