I just received the NEX7 camera with a kit lens, Friday. Boy is it small! It is a gift for my wife who feels the A77 is too big and too heavy of a camera for her. So, it is my hope that she will enjoy the smaller size and lighter weight of the NEX.
I snagged the camera from the UPS man and charged up the battery. A quick note, the battery was depleted and when inserted in the camera, there was insufficient juice to turn on the camera. So I fully charged the battery and made sure that it would power up the camera. The camera focuses fairly quickly; however, not as quick as a Panasonic GH2. Definitely not as quick as the A77. So, I am unsure how well it would work out for taking pictures of small birds and animals. But its light weight and small size makes it the perfect vacation camera.