Sony makes a semi hard protector. I've been using those since i've owned a NEX 7. I used to think they would not be necessary since I owned DSLRS before from the big two but Sony's LCDS are really easy to scratch. My NEX 7 got a minor but sometimes noticeable scratch (visible when you had a solid colour area on and around it) and I read a few others that had similar experiences to me. Ever since i've covered the lcd with Sony's own semi hard protector since some scratches (I know this because of a phone I used to have) are a bit too deep and can get to the plastic LCD. The semi hard protector adds an extra mm or so of peace of mind.