Some say it is a rumor, other says is a teaser, whilst, Sony Nex-7 is gossiped to be the next generation of Nex-5, consumer grade camera that will not recognize XDCam recording format, as Sony will likely stick to AVCHD at a higher 24mbps bit rate.

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Nex-5 was capable of recording HD video in 1080i, Sony Nex-7 is predicted to carry 1080p and going to use an APS-chip. Sony Nex-3 and Nex-5, on the other hand, has a 14.2 effective megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor and Sony’s E-mount lens system, which are compatible with DSLR lenses with the use of an optional mount adapter.

Estimated features on Sony Nex-7 including:

You could pre-order Nex-3 and Nex 5 from Sony, however, no further info on the release date of Nex-7 yet.

[ Source: Gizmodo ; EOSHD ; Sony ]