I've had my Sony NEX-7 for a couple of weeks now, and so far I'm liking it a lot.
I'll be posting a more detailed review soon (aimed specifically for those considering downsizing from their full-size DSLR gear). I also managed to find an infrared (IR) trigger and timer combination that will work with the IR remote feature of the Sony NEX-7.
The result - my first attempt at time-lapse photography - shot from our balcony here in Bangkok. It's a little choppy, and probably could have used a slightly longer 'dark' scene at the end. The camera was set to aperture priority (f8), with the timer trigger combination set to one frame every 10 seconds for about 90 minutes.