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Sony Alpha A7

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CNET.com.au Editor's Choice
An award winning and top of the range MILC camera, with one of the highest image qualities on the market but representing only average value for money
MILC 24.3MP 6000 X 4000 Pixels CMOS Jan 2016
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Sony Alpha A7 Review

With excellent features and reviews, we have ranked the Sony Alpha A7 number 236 across all digital cameras.
93
Reviews
51 Reviews + 1 Award
52
Value for Money
Average
93
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Age
2 Years Old
79
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 79?

It has great expert reviews and great user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received an "Editor's Choice" award from CNET.com.au. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Sony digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2018.
Customers report good picture quality, video capture and superior product quality.
The Alpha A7 has some great features:
Higher than average megapixels
6000 x 4000 pixels image resolution
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Optical image stabilisation may be available with some lenses

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 321 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 335 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for portrait photography, ranking number 283 in portrait photography cameras.
77
Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
79
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of £784.99 at e-GlobaL Central UK 24 hours ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
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How Big is the Sony Alpha A7?

The Sony Alpha A7 is 126.9mm wide and 94.4mm tall. It is 48.2mm deep and weighs 416g.

Sony Alpha A7 front dimensions
Sony Alpha A7 size in context

Sony Alpha A7 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

One Industry Award

This Sony camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from website CNET.com.au who decided that this digital camera was astonishingly good.

Good Expert Reviews

This camera has an average expert rating of 85 out of 100 based on five expert reviews from sites including netzwelt.de, mobiletechreview.com, CNET.com.au and dday.it. This means that digital camera experts think this digital camera is one of the better digital cameras.

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Good User Reviews

On average, people who bought this Sony camera rated it as 88%. 28 reviewers (89% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Two customers who purchased it reckoned that it had a good image sensor and two people agreed that the product was able to produce good images.

Sony Digital Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 22,823 user and expert reviews (including 8,114 verified purchases), Sony has very good ratings for its digital cameras. 93% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Three customers who bought the Sony Alpha A7 agreed that it was good for video recording.

Users Report Superior Product Quality

Two people who purchased it reckoned that it was good quality.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Five people concluded that it was easy to use.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Two customers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was good value for money.

  • Offering excellent value for money…
    Cnet.com.au December 2013
  • The price is very decent too…
    Phil W (Argos.co.uk) - October 2015
  • It is also full frame so there is no need for extra expensive optical adapters needed to get the correct magnification from the microscope…

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and features, and is under 3 years old, however at £799.00 it is more expensive than 89% of digital cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony Alpha A7 and the United Kingdom price of £799.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $998.00 (£1,375.04).

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera was released in January 2016.

Features

Higher Than Average Megapixels

Digital cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The megapixels of the Sony Alpha A7 of 24.3MP is higher than 96% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Image Resolution

The Sony Alpha A7 has a maximum image resolution of 6000 x 4000 pixels. That's 51% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. The worst resolution of all cameras is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on cameras.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This Sony digital camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Sony Alpha A7's maximum ISO sensitivity of 25,600 is higher than 90% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Cameras have ISO sensitivities (max) of between 200 and 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Heavier Than Average

The Sony Alpha A7's weight of 416g is heavier than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is heavier than 74% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The lightest digital camera is 50g , the heaviest is 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Wide Range of Magnifications Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the magnification depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of magnifications are possible with this camera.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Alpha A7 supports Full HD video, unlike 76% of cameras which do not support Full HD video.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Alpha A7 has a vari-angle LCD display, unlike 83% of digital cameras which do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Sony Alpha A7's digital zoom of 4x is relatively typical compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 80% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Pre-Flash

The Alpha A7 has a pre-flash. 95% of cameras do not have a pre-flash.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on cameras.

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12416 X 1856 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Sony Alpha A7 is 12416 x 1856. That's over seven times the resolution of a 1712 x 1712 digital camera, which is the most common resolution supported by cameras. The best resolution of all cameras is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Alpha A7's display diagonal of 3" is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 49% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The Sony Alpha A7's display resolution of 922,000 pixels is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 77% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The average display resolution of all cameras is 620,000 pixels, with the lowest being 23,000 pixels and the highest being 6,300,000 pixels.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Alpha A7 has a carrying case, which is unusual. 88% of digital cameras do not have a carrying case.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Alpha A7 does not have a GPS (satellite). 89% of digital cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Alpha A7 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 87% of digital cameras which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Wide Range of Minimum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Alpha A7 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 69% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

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