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MILC 36.4MP CMOS Oct 2013
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User Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 65 user reviews this camera has a terrific average user rating.

Good Size

A number of Sony ILCE-7 owners who purchased it considered that it was compact. Howard Barnett Wedding Photographer scored it 5 stars and he mentioned in November this year “Nice and compact & great images It has a small flange back so with adapters to can use lots of lens” in his review of this digital camera. James Nolan wrote on Amazon two years ago “I absolutely love this camera! Whenever I see DSLR users these days, I am reminded how compact the A7 really is”. Nicolas B. wrote on Amazon “Very good camera for people who wanted more compact reflex to” in his review and gave the product an excellent rating.

Some Sony ILCE-7 owners thought the product was lightweight. John mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Portable and very lightweight in comparison to my D3s”. Michael J. Davies wrote in his review of the Sony ILCE-7 “The camera is small, lightweight, good build quality” . In November this year R. Abrook said on Amazon “You have a lightweight system capable of producing stunning, sharp pictures” in their review and gave this digital camera an excellent review score.

Three Sony ILCE-7 reviewers wrote that the product was a good weight. Fabian said on Amazon this year “+Size, weight and looks +Full frame +Manual controls easy to use +Manual focusing aids (focus peaking, focus zoom) +EVF - lots of pros” in his Sony ILCE-7 review. J. Newton wrote on Amazon “The first lenses you should consider in my opinion are the 35mm f2.8 which is a superb Zeiss light weight lens” in their review.

A number of Sony ILCE-7 owners who bought it reckoned that it was a good size. Clara99 mentioned in their Sony ILCE-7 review on Amazon “Such a good size and weight” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. In November last year Tescodirect mentioned “Either rate it as very close or possibly better in some dimensions”.

Several customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was a good body shape. T.j.byford mentioned on Amazon “At that time it was the smallest body to house a dslr sized APS-sensor”. One person mentioned in their reviews that it was heavy and bulky.

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Robust

Nine Sony ILCE-7 owners who reviewed the Sony ILCE-7 considered that it was well made. Three years ago Bwfc77 wrote on Amazon “It feels solid, even rugged” in their review of this digital camera. D. Clarke said on Amazon “+ It’s well made” in their review of the Sony ILCE-7 and gave the Sony ILCE-7 a score of 80 out of 100. Dr. G. J. Pepper wrote on Amazon “Jello effect; whereas video taken at HD 1080 60p is rock solid”.

Some Sony ILCE-7 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was reliable. Ajmb mentioned in their Sony ILCE-7 review on Amazon “I was in dire need to upgrade my old trustworthy Canon that I've regularly used on wedding shoots, events”. Ajmb also mentioned “Add to that my trustworthy 900 grams 24-70mm L lens”. Ajmb also wrote “And leaving my old trustworthy Canon behind for holidays does somewhat hurt a little (the first time I genuinely felt remorse”.

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Nice Design

Several customers who bought the Sony ILCE-7 concluded that it was good looking. Amazon Customer said “Its still pretty fast” in their review of this digital camera and scored it 5 stars. Artistic Dyslexic gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “My favourite style of photography is documentary”. Clara99 said three years ago “Gorgeous pictures” and scored the Sony ILCE-7 5 stars.

Several Sony ILCE-7 reviewers who bought it reckoned that it was ergonomic. Two years ago Brian Hrodgar wrote “Ergonomically I have found everything to be comfortable to use-it's feather-like compared to a D700-and the recent firmware version 1.2 update has reduced the camera start-up time”. Michael J. Davies wrote in the same month “Ergonomically just a much more pleasurable camera to operate” in his review of this digital camera but even so he only gave this digital camera a rating of 60 out of 100.

Some Sony ILCE-7 reviewers agreed that it was retro. Tescodirect wrote in their review of the Sony ILCE-7 “Has a peculiar retro styling which does not appeal to me”.

Some Sony ILCE-7 owners said in their reviews that the product was smooth. J. Newton rated it 5 stars and wrote “The new shape/grip with less smooth surfaces and more grippy surfaces”. The Demon Barber wrote in their review on Amazon in November last year “•Smooth auto-ISO ramping makes for easy ramping from Indoors to Outdoors for video if you don't have clickless aperture lenses”.

One person mentioned that the product was neat. Nick Beadle said in his Sony ILCE-7 review two years ago “A very tidy compact package”.

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Easy to Use

Twelve Sony ILCE-7 owners who bought the product said that it was easy to use. Anthony Robins rated the product as excellent and he wrote on Amazon two years ago “The focus zoom check thing is very quick to use.”. Artistic Dyslexic wrote “I know its a very capable camera and has served me well and a camera i will continue to use as its better in some areas to the sony” and rated it 5 stars. Brian Hrodgar said “The A7 is a joy to use with focus peaking”.

A few people who bought it agreed that it was easy to use the menus. Anthony Robins mentioned in his review “I like the menus”. James Nolan said on Amazon “There are 2 assignable buttons as well for favourite settings”. T.j.byford rated the product 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Although it was often criticised, I never really had any problems with Sony's menu system.”.

Three Sony ILCE-7 owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was comfortable and easy to hold. James Nolan wrote on Amazon “It's light though, with a really solid tactile feel with it's metal body and surprisingly comfortable to hold” and gave the product an excellent review score. Tescodirect gave this digital camera a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote “For dimly-lit venues you have to go a little higher than I am comfortable with (i.e” in their review.

Some customers who reviewed the Sony ILCE-7 considered that it was easy to setup. Michael Clark mentioned in his review of the Sony ILCE-7 on Amazon “Very quick to set up and achieve professional results” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Tescodirect mentioned “I found it really easy to set up” in their review of this digital camera.

One customer who bought this digital camera mentioned that it was easy to handle.

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Good Product Quality

Some people agreed that it was good quality. Bwfc77 said on Amazon “It exudes quality, feels great in my (rather large) hands” in their review of this digital camera. Bwfc77 also mentioned “Performs with, real quality; an absolute pleasure to work with”. Daniel H. wrote in his Sony ILCE-7 review on Amazon “Excellent picture quality”.

Reasonably Priced

Nine Sony ILCE-7 reviewers agreed that it was good value for money. Ajmb wrote “And if you're ever so slightly off, well, your photos look like a genuine 1970s shots! Finally cost”. Anthony Robins he said “Affordable ones emerging to utilise your autofocus Canon”. D. Clarke gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote two years ago “Other accoutrements that rapidly cost more than the body alone”.

Some Sony ILCE-7 reviewers who bought the Sony ILCE-7 reckoned that it was a bargain for the price. A few weeks ago Ed Mcbain mentioned on Amazon “The A7S can certainly do that) I could've gotten something like the A7 much more cheaply” in his review although he gave this digital camera a score of 2 stars. In November this year Fabian mentioned on Amazon “+High ISO with relatively low noise +Ability to use old, cheap lenses - possible on DSLRs as well.” and rated the product as very good. Fabian also mentioned “I have a cheap tripod which might be an issue in terms of shake”.

Some Sony ILCE-7 reviewers wrote that it was cheap. A few weeks ago Amazon Customer rated the product as very good and wrote in their Sony ILCE-7 review on Amazon “Just what you need to rediscover SLR photography if you used to have film, on a reasonable budget”. Brian Hrodgar wrote “Pentax/Asahi Takumar lenses with an inexpensive M42 to E-mount adapter”. Saffy M wrote on Amazon “Just bought some inexpensive 40 year old manual lenses that work beautifully with this camera”.

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Good Support

Several customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had good technical guidance. Two years ago Anthony Robins scored the product very highly and he wrote “It's almost impossible to focus accurately, let alone quickly and reliably with legacy manual focus lenses”. Bwfc77 said “Luckily I tracked down an American guide which explained them enough for me to understand the idea.”. Bwfc77 also mentioned “Seriously, at this price you'd think Sony could do better on the guide front, surely?) So, not cheap.”.

Good Quality Pictures

Several Sony ILCE-7 owners wrote in their reviews that the Sony ILCE-7 was able to produce good images. Artistic Dyslexic mentioned three years ago “I've had the camera for over a week now and love taking images with it” and scored the product 5 stars. Brian Hrodgar mentioned on Amazon “A pocket battleship of a camera, capable of creating stunning images” in his Sony ILCE-7 review and rated the product 5 stars. Bwfc77 said on Amazon “Most importantly takes fantastic photos (well, I take the photos, of course.” in their review of the Sony ILCE-7.

A number of Sony ILCE-7 owners who purchased the Sony ILCE-7 thought it was good in low light. Ed Mcbain mentioned in his review of the Sony ILCE-7 on Amazon this month “It was so poor I ended up trading it in for a Nikon D750 which has been absolutely fantastic in low light” but despite that he only gave it a rating of 40 out of 100. Ed Mcbain also wrote “If you're thinking on getting one of these for their supposed low-light abilities, I would strongly recommend getting a test drive first”. Two years ago Mr. James Greene mentioned “This is a great wee camera for the money excellent all rounder and particularly good in low-light sony are in my opinion current leaders in the field of csc cameras”.

A few customers agreed that it had a good image sensor. In November Fabian said on Amazon “The science should work out in favor of the full frame sensor in terms of exposure length.”. Michael J. Davies said “A Full Frame sensor in a body thats the same size as the RX10 is a dream come true” but even so he rated the product 3 stars. Rafael Rianchofernández said in his review on Amazon this year “The dynamic range of the sensor is outstanding” and gave this digital camera an excellent review.

Four customers who reviewed it considered that it had a good picture resolution. Two years ago Anthony Robins wrote “Almost essential for quick portrait shooting” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. P. Burgess said in their review of the Sony ILCE-7 on Amazon “Its simply amazing for shooting up to very high ISO's without noise”. The Blue Reviewer mentioned “A full-frame one-of-a-kind compact resolution beast (the a7R is even more of a beast” .

Four Sony ILCE-7 reviewers concluded that the product had a good ISO range. Rjm said in November last year “No problems whatsoever starting ISO at 3,200 when night shooting” in their review of the Sony ILCE-7. Rjm also mentioned “The real value of the super high ISO is to frame your shots when you simply can't see in complete darkness”. Tescodirect mentioned on Amazon “The D610 is fairly good when you raise the ISO, certainly better than any other camera I have owned until this point.” in their Sony ILCE-7 review.

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Good Quality Lens

Seventeen Sony ILCE-7 reviewers who reviewed the Sony ILCE-7 agreed that it had a good autofocus. In November last year Ajmb mentioned on Amazon “Focusing is pin sharp” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Ajmb also mentioned “Canon have a very good focusing system with their DIGIC6 processor.”. Ajmb also said “It's easy enough to focus on moving objects/people”.

A few customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good lens. Brian Hrodgar said on Amazon “Watch those fast legacy lens prices continue to rise as people embrace full-frame” in his review of the Sony ILCE-7 and gave it a score of 5 stars. Dr. G. J. Pepper said “The kit lens is great.”. I. Salem scored it very highly and mentioned on Amazon “Build quality and kit lens also very good” in their Sony ILCE-7 review.

Some Sony ILCE-7 reviewers who purchased the product wrote that it had a good image stabiliser. Jmlelectro mentioned “Superb for a full frame camera this is a first with chip stabilisation, works well”. Nick Beadle said in his review “And it has image stabilisation which none of the Sony lenses do”.

A number of people who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good zoom. Michael J. Davies said in his review on Amazon “Compared to the RX10 its poor where you simply use the zoom tab by the shutter release” however despite that he scored the product 3 stars. Two years ago Nick Beadle said on Amazon “I decided to keep my Canon 70-200mm L F4 IS zoom as there is nothing to match it from Sony for the money”.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Several customers who reviewed it considered that it had an electronic viewfinder. Anthony Robins mentioned two years ago “I'm hardly ever aware that this is an EVF rather than an optical, unless I'm in very, very low light” . Brian Hrodgar wrote “Rate highly) I'm loving the EVF, weather-proofing and Menus of the A7” in his review of this digital camera and rated it as excellent. Michael J. Davies said “I read they are using the same EVF on the A7 as on the RX10, well its not! The A7 is pixelated” in his review although he only gave it a score of 3 stars.

Some Sony ILCE-7 owners wrote that it was mirrorless. D. Clarke mentioned “The unloved Canon EOS M aside, there are no really bad mirrorless systems to buy into at the moment” in their review. J. Newton said on Amazon “I'd like to say this is a mirrorless downside” in their review and gave the Sony ILCE-7 a rating of 5 stars. John wrote on Amazon “An Impressive Mirrorless Camera” in his review.

Several people said in their reviews that the product had a good viewfinder. Ajmb said “OLED viewfinder is another brilliant benefit, whatever people tell you” in their review of this digital camera. Jayacee mentioned on Amazon “Easy to use with an excellent viewfinder” in their review. Zakk scored this digital camera 5 stars and wrote “The viewfinder is perfect and the articulated rear screen makes it easy for tripod work”.

Some Sony ILCE-7 owners who reviewed the Sony ILCE-7 mentioned that it had a good screen. Anthony Robins wrote in his review “The viewfinder and display are great”. The Demon Barber mentioned “•Rear screen is nice and high-res”.

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Good Video Capture

Some people who reviewed the product thought it was good for video recording. Dr. G. J. Pepper wrote in their review of the Sony ILCE-7 on Amazon “For years I have been searching for that single piece of kit that will shoot perfect stills and perfect video”. Dr. G. J. Pepper also said “If you take video footage then you simply have to change the settings from PAL to NTSC”. In November last year J. Newton mentioned on Amazon “You have a sensational 1080p video camera (no 4K, not even externally” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Good Connectivity

One person who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was able to connect to the internet. D. Clarke said on Amazon “Stepping gently round internet flamewars about equivalence in DOF” in their review.

One Sony ILCE-7 reviewer who purchased it concluded that it was good in terms of USB connections. Last year Hmuo wrote “They also suggested to get my hands on a fresh computer, fresh USB cable and try a fresh install following their instructions precisely” in their review of this digital camera.

One customer who reviewed this digital camera thought it had email functionality. Last year William D Pummell said on Amazon “Supplier (tiffany3 on Amazon Marketplace) responded promptly to my email and arranged prompt delivery” in his review of this digital camera and scored the product very highly.

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Good Brand

Sony SLR digital cameras have good reviews on average and across all digital cameras Sony is one of the superior manufacturers.

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Good Technical Features

A number of Sony ILCE-7 owners considered that it had good features. Hmuo mentioned in their Sony ILCE-7 review “1) if you were counting on time-lapse features and other useful add ons, you will need to create an account” however despite that they only gave it a rating of 3 stars. William D Pummell said on Amazon “The high ISO features will be very useful to me”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One person who bought the product reckoned that it was quiet. The Demon Barber mentioned in their Sony ILCE-7 review “•Silent shutter is an amazing feature”.

Good Battery Life

A few people who bought it concluded that it had a good battery life. Anthony Robins wrote in his review of this digital camera “2) buy a battery grip - near enough £300!” . Last year J. Newton said on Amazon “Panasonic cameras have incredible battery life”. T.j.byford said in their review on Amazon three years ago “And this will work with all FF frame lenses, so I effectively can double my battery of lenses at the touch of a button” and rated the product 5 stars.

Good Flash

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product had a good flash. Michael J. Davies said “A built in flash” in his review of this digital camera.

Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Sony ILCE-7 supports WiFi connectivity, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras which support WiFi connectivity and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon EOS 6D[plb_1609271_price], and the Olympus OM-D E-M1[plb_2009986_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite High Megapixel Count

The Sony ILCE-7 has a fairly high megapixel count (24.3 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec. SLR digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have megapixel counts of between 4MP and 52MP, and the average megapixel count is 18MP.

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Supports Full HD Video

The Sony ILCE-7 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other cameras that have been available for more than two years.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony NEX-6[plb_1609287_price], the Canon EOS 6D[plb_1609271_price], and the Olympus OM-D E-M1[plb_2009986_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

The Sony ILCE-7 has a built-in flash. Most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the ILCE-7 also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Sony NEX-6[plb_1609287_price], the Canon EOS 6D[plb_1609271_price], or the Pentax K-5 IIs[plb_1716817_price].

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SD Memory Card

SD memory card

This digital camera supports an MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras that support an MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think because of it's better review score, the NEX-6[pl_1609287_price], and the NEX-6[pl_1609287_price] both from Sony is also worth considering.

Cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth looking at include the Canon EOS 6D[plb_1609271_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Olympus OM-D E-M1[plb_2009986_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 416 grams, the Sony ILCE-7 is quite light compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. Across all the digital cameras of this type and age the weights range from 230g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 630g.

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Pentax K-5 IIs[plb_1716817_price] (680g), the Sony NEX-6[plb_1609287_price] (287g), or the Olympus OM-D E-M1[plb_2009986_price] (443g) which also has a higher rating.

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Electrical Viewfinder

Most compact cameras do not have enough space to accommodate an optical viewfinder and use the display screen on the back as an electrical viewfinder.

This digital camera's viewfinder (electrical) is actually the best viewfinder amongst all similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

The worst viewfinder amongst similar types of digital camera is Electronic.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Sony ILCE-7 is more than most SLR digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. The most frequently found HDMI connector is Mini, but this HDMI connector is not found on this camera. The HDMI connectors Micro are also found on this Sony camera.

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6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution

The Sony ILCE-7 has a 6000 x 4000 still image resolution which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution found on most SLR digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. In addition, this camera have a still image resolution of 3936 x 2624 and 3008 x 2000.

This digital camera's still image resolution (6000 x 4000) is actually the best still image resolution across all digital cameras of this type and age.

Across comparable types of digital camera the worst still image resolution is 480 x 480.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The Sony ILCE-7 has a greater number of supported image formats than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by SLR digital cameras that are a similar age to the ILCE-7. The image format "RAW" is also supported by this digital camera.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Fairly Large Viewfinder Screen Size

The viewfinder screen sizes of comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the ILCE-7 range from 0.2" to 0.5", and the average viewfinder screen size is 0.45". At 0.5 inches, the Sony ILCE-7 has a quite large viewfinder screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the ILCE-7.

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Quite Many Total Megapixel Count

The Sony ILCE-7 has one of the more total megapixel counts (24.7 megapixels) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years have total megapixel counts of between 10MP and 53MP, and the average total megapixel count is 19MP.

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Quite High Maximum ISO Speed

The lowest maximum ISO speed of digital cameras of this spec and age is 1,600, the highest is 210,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 19,000. The Sony ILCE-7 has one of the higher maximum ISO speeds (25,600) amongst SLR digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Big Image Effective Megapixels

Cameras of this age and type have image effective megapixels of between 16MP and 25MP. The Sony ILCE-7 has one of the bigger image effective megapixels (24.3 megapixels) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Has Four Photo Effects

The Sony ILCE-7 has a greater number of photo effects than most similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera has a Neutral photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on SLR digital cameras that were released around the same time as the ILCE-7. The photo effects "Black&White", "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this Sony camera.

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± 5EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 5EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many cameras of this spec and age.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 6000 x 4000 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

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±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

The Sony ILCE-7 has a ±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction which is wider than the ±1EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction found on most similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. The worst flash exposure correction of all SLR digital cameras that have been available for more than two years is ±1EV (1/2 EV step) and the best is ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step).

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on cameras of this age and type.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 480|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many SLR digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Very Thin

The Sony ILCE-7 is one of the thinner similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the ILCE-7 (only 48.2 millimeters) amongst SLR digital cameras of this age. The depths of digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the ILCE-7 range from 29mm to 130mm.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the Sony ILCE-7 is more than most SLR digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This Sony digital camera has an Auto light exposure mode, which is the most commonly found light exposure mode found on cameras of a similar age and spec to the ILCE-7. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Sony camera.

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Supports Four ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Sony ILCE-7 is more than most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This Sony digital camera supports a 100 ISO speed, which is the most commonly supported ISO speed supported by SLR digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The ISO speeds "200", "6400" and "25600" are also supported by this camera.

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Features Three Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Sony ILCE-7 is more than most SLR digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This Sony digital camera features a Single Auto Focus auto focus, which is the most commonly featured auto focus featured on cameras of a comparable age and type to the ILCE-7. The auto focus "Continuous Auto Focus" and "Multi Point Auto Focus" are also featured on this camera.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Sony ILCE-7 is more than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. The most frequently supported camera file system is DCF 2, but this camera file system is not supported by this Sony digital camera. The camera file systems DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.3 and RAW are also supported by this camera.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and spec.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Recording

The Sony ILCE-7 does not support video recording, unlike most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the ILCE-7.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a video recording and we think the Canon EOS 6D[plb_1609271_price], or the Pentax K-5 IIs[plb_1716817_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Sony ILCE-7 does not have a GPS. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also do not have a GPS.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a GPS to this digital camera and we think the Canon EOS 6D[plb_1609271_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the ILCE-7, the Sony ILCE-7 is not 3D compatible.

If you want a digital camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Olympus OM-D E-M1[plb_2009986_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

The Sony ILCE-7 is not waterproof. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the ILCE-7 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Sony ILCE-7 does not have an image stabiliser, although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also do not have an image stabiliser.

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Only Features Seven Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Sony ILCE-7 is more than most similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the ILCE-7. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Flash on", "Pre-flash", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony camera.

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Only Has Eight Shooting Modes

The Sony ILCE-7 has a greater number of shooting modes than most SLR digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This camera has a Manual shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The shooting modes "Aperture priority", "Auto", "Movie", "Program", "Scene", "Sensitivity priority" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this digital camera.

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Only Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the Sony ILCE-7 is more than most SLR digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most commonly supported audio format is PCM, but this audio format is not supported by this camera. The audio formats AAC are also supported by this digital camera.

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Only 270 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Sony ILCE-7 is a digital camera that takes 270 shots shots per battery charge. Most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the ILCE-7 take between 220 and 4,699 shots per battery charge.

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Quite Long Flash Recharging Time

At 4 seconds, the Sony ILCE-7 has a quite long flash recharging time compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the ILCE-7. Cameras that came out around the same time as the ILCE-7 have flash recharging times of between 1s and 5.5s.

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Pricey

The cheapeast digital cameras that came out more than two years ago that we found costs £40 and the most expensive costs £5,581. We think that this digital camera looks expensive for a camera of a similar type and age.

Very Long Flash Sync-Speed

When compared to other SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the ILCE-7 that we have checked, the flash sync-speed of the Sony ILCE-7 of 4 seconds is one of the longest. The shortest flash sync-speed of SLR digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the ILCE-7 is 0.0031s, the longest is 4s, and the average flash sync-speed is 0.67s.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony ILCE-7

Released Over Three Years Ago

This SLR digital camera has been on the market for over three years.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the Sony ILCE-7 has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that were released around the same time as the ILCE-7.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 3" screen cameras currently available including the EOS 1Ds Mark III[pl_958589_price], or the EOS 6D[pl_1609271_price] both from Canon or the Sony NEX-6[plb_1609287_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Sony ILCE-7 has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the ILCE-7.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

Other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might also want to consider include the EOS 1Ds Mark III[pl_958589_price], or the EOS 6D[pl_1609271_price] both from Canon or the Sony NEX-6[plb_1609287_price] which has better reviews.

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Total Megapixel Count
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Lens System
Lens Mount Interface
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Auto Focus Point
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Auto Exposure Lock
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Video Format
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Packaging Content
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What Digital Camera Gold

Expert Reviews

(4)
8 December 2014

This roundup contains the majority of current full-frame camera offerings available. Full-frame cameras have image sensors as large as a frame of 35mm film...

Small and lightweight
Tiltable LCD screen
Sharp OLED EVF
Wireless remote viewing and picture transfer
Incredibly small body for a fullyfeatured, fullframe camera
Have to purchase addons such as internal timelapse
No external charger for battery
Poor battery life
Grassisgreener syndrome when compared to its higherres sibling
Moderate performance
26 November 2013

The A7 is not without its faults - even with the on-chip phase-detect AF, focusing performance for moving subjects is restrictive, burst shooting is also slow, there's the odd handling quirk,...

What Digital Camera

Great quality rivals DSLRs of similar resolution
Full-frame sensor means no crop with any lenses
Small body with good ergonomics and controls
Weatherproof body
Excellent large and detailed electronic viewfinder
AF falls behind DSLR viewfinder or best mirrorless
No built-in stabilisation
Needs optically stabilized lenses
Limited selection of native lenses at launch
Screen not touch-sensitive and doesn't fully articulate
5 February 2014

Sony Alpha ILCE-7 (A7) is a great alternative to similarly priced entry-level full-frame dSLRs, as long as you don't need speedy continuous shooting...

Sony's Alpha ILCE 7, aka the 7, delivers excellent photo and video quality in a well-designed camera that's enjoyable to shoot with
The long startup time and short battery life disappoint
18 January 2016

Die Sony a7 (Alpha 7) überzeugt uns bei der Bildqualität - kein Wunder, nutzt sie doch einen besonders großen Vollformat-Sensor. Sowohl Verarbeitung als auch Ausstattung liegen auf hohem...

Excellent picture quality, compact for a fullframe camera, fiveaxis image stabilisation works well
Bildschrfe und Rauschen
Flssiger Sucher
Scharfes KlappDisplay
PreisLeistungsVerhltnis
Autofocus a little slow in low light, shutter sound is pretty loud
AObjektive nur per Adapter
Autofokus bei Schwachlicht
Blitz im Body fehlt

User Reviews

(81)
(Verified Purchase)

I moved from an Olympus 4/3 system. The resolution and depth-of-field control of full-frame is incomparable! I learned how to shoot on a 35mm camera, so the complexities of the Sony and its menus... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Very good camera for people who wanted more compact reflex to bring for travel pros : - Light and small for a FF reflex - We can transfer photo by Wifi, NFC cons : - Pay attention to the dust as... Read more…

Reviewed 12 August 2016 by DG
(Verified Purchase)

Already own the a7sii and bought this as an accompaniment. The camera itself does not need reviewing - it is a known stellar performer. However, the seller with the most stars (WAA Electronics)... Read more…

Reviewed 2 August 2016 by Rut
(Verified Purchase)

I have been using this camera with the Sony 35mm 2,8 and Batis 18mm lenses. The sharpness of the photos is superb, and the colours are true to life. The panorama function is truly amazing. You... Read more…

Reviewed 1 August 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Great camera, fast delivery...

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