Sony Alpha NEX-7 With 18-55 mm Lens
Pictures of our families and friends are what keep our memories alive, and this holiday season there's a camera that brings those photos to a professional–quality level without the extremely high cost. The Sony Alpha NEX-7 with 18-55 mm lens creates the perfect combination of the portability of a point and shoot and the image quality of a DSLR.
This camera, which was rated "best camera of the year" in 2011 by Popular Photography, contains a mirror-less system and comes with 24.3MP, up to 10 fps shooting, AVCHD HD movies with up to 1080 quality, APS-C size HD image sensor, Sweep Panorama, Auto HDR, Tru-Finder OLED electronic viewfinder and an E-mount 18-55mm lens. The best part about this camera is that the lenses are interchangeable. It costs around $1,249.99 at most retail stores, including the Sony website, but if that is still a little too costly for you, there are other NEX models that are just as good and cost less: the NEX-6 is $849.99 and the NEX-5R, which is the new predecessor to the NEX-5N that was released in August, is $599.99.