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Sony Alpha A7 Digital Camera

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With a full-frame sensor in a neatly compact body, the Sony Alpha A7 Compact System Camera with 28-70 mm Telephoto Zoom Lens delivers a powerful photographic performance without compromising on... More
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7 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

Two expert review sites thought that this digital camera was good. This Sony digital camera received a "Recommended" award from Gagadget.com, confirming their endorsement and it received an "Editor's Choice" award from Photoreview.com.au who said it was fantastic.

Expert Reviews Are Good

This digital camera received an expert rating of 87% from photoreview.com.au. The expert review sites think this Sony camera is one of the very best digital cameras of a comparable age and type.

Sony Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

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

Reasonably Priced

One person thought the product was good value for money. Expert website Digitalone.com.sg said two years ago “Both are reasonably priced full-frame mirrorless cameras.” in their review of the Sony Alpha A7.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Sony Alpha A7 owner considered that it was mirrorless.

Has Eleven White Balances

The Alpha A7 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Alpha A7. The white balances "Daylight", "Shade", "Cloudy", "Incandescent", "Fluorescent", "Warm White", "Cool White", "Day White", "Custom" and "Underwater" are also found on this Sony digital camera.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Alpha A7 has a 6000 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3072 pixels maximum image resolution found on most cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. Across all similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Alpha A7 the worst image resolution is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Alpha A7 does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Alpha A7 also do not have an image stabilizer.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Alpha A7 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Alpha A7 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Alpha A7 does not support wi-Fi, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also do not support wi-Fi.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Most cameras of this type and age do not support video capability. The Sony Alpha A7 is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Alpha A7 does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Alpha A7 also do not have a built-in flash.

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Not Waterproof

Most cameras of a comparable type and age to the Alpha A7 are not waterproof. The Sony Alpha A7 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Alpha A7, the Alpha A7 is not 3D.

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Only Supports One ISO Sensitivity

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Alpha A7 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 8,000, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivitys ISO 100 - 25600 are also supported by this Sony camera.

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1 Other reason to consider the Sony Alpha A7

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Sony released the Alpha A7.

Specification

Picture Quality
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Lens System
Minimum Aperture Number
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Type
Lens Mount Interface
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Camera
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Built-In Processor
Battery
Battery Technology
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Other Features
Interface
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Aperture Range (F-F)
Panorama
Technical Details
Continuous Shooting Speed (max)

23 Awards

reviewed.com Editor's Choice CNET.com.au Editor's Choice Digitaltrends.com Recommended Product onfoto.ru Gold vido.com.ua Recommended 3dnews.ru Editor's Choice focus-numerique.fr Recommended Imaging Resource.com Dave's Pick Camera Labs Highly Recommended 01net.com 4 Star Les Numeriques.com 5 Star Digital Versus 5 Star tomsguide.com Editor's Choice DP Review Gold ferra.ru Editor's Choice Trusted Reviews Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Essential Ephotozine Highly Recommended What Digital Camera Gold gagadget.com Recommended photoreview.com.au Editor's Choice Pocket Lint Recommended hi-tech.mail.ru/ Recommended

Expert Reviews

(115)
16 December 2015

The DT Accessory Pack Up your game and the get the most out of your gear with the following extras, hand-picked by our editors: Sony FE 35mm F2.8 Lens ($798) This Zeiss prime lens is nice and...

Digitaltrends.com

10 December 2015

Like its predecessor, the sensor in A7S II has impressive low-light performance ? in fact, very impressive high ISO dynamic range, particularly between ISO3200 and 12800. But it comes at the...

29 September 2015

The A7S is an incredible camera that excels at shooting in low-light. The camera has proven itself to be tough; it's designed to withstand less-than-ideal weather conditions while delivering...

6 April 2015

Sony's full-frame mirrorless camera gets a few but useful updates.Sony has a rather confusing naming convention for the Alpha A7 series. Not only is the Alpha name also used for its DSLRs but the... Read more…

Sony's ?7 cameras use FE lenses, a variation on the E mount, designed for 36 x 24mm sensors. Although you can fit regular E-mount lenses, most of these don't cover the full frame sensor, so frames...

Photoreview.com.au

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User Reviews

(679)
Reviewed 19 November 2014 by Jim

I bought the Sony 7R 4 months ago and it has been at Sony repairs for 2 months. Sony repair is atrocious - could not be worse. You will never receive an e mail about their receiving your camera or... Read more…

Reviewed 27 May 2015 by Tvp

First let me state that I am a professional Photographer and Videographer and have been in business since 1985. I would also like to add to this that I have purchased hundreds of thousands of... Read more…

Reviewed 12 January 2014 by Brian Hrodgar
(Verified Purchase)

Coming from a Sony NEX 5N background (which I still use and rate highly) I'm loving the EVF, weather-proofing and Menus of the A7. Still to decide which flash to purchase for the camera. The only... Read more…

Reviewed 30 December 2013 by T.J.Byford

I bought into Sony's Nex system when they launched the Model 5 in 2010. At that time it was the smallest body to house a dslr sized APS-sensor. Unfortunately, the IQ of the sensor was only so-so,... Read more…

Reviewed 10 June 2014 by D. Clarke
(Verified Purchase)

It's probably worth saying that, the unloved Canon EOS M aside, there are no really bad mirrorless systems to buy into at the moment and that anyone in the market for the A7 or the A7R has... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 00027242874794, 00027242881730, 00027242893832, 00617689596740, 00617689596757, 00636156031973, 00636983056385, 00840014162086, 00840014169924, 00840014169931, 00840014186129, 00841434110404, 00841434110411, 04548736017689, 04905524983272, 04905524983296, 08809393056142, 08809393056159

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