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Sony Alpha A7S

£1,499.00
Sony Alpha A7S
94
Reviews
142 Reviews + 6 Awards
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Features
Good Features
87
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
55
Value for Money
Average
64
Age
4 Years Old
73
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Our Verdict:
A good spec and multi award winning 446g digital camera, with a Gold award from two expert review websites and 4 further awards from other expert sites
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With outstanding reviews, we have ranked the Sony Alpha A7S number 445 across all digital cameras.

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Kagoo Score
94
Reviews
65
Features
88
Popularity
56
Value for Money
64
Age
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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 73?

It has very good expert reviews and great user reviews with 88% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received six awards including a "Gold" award from DP Review plus one other site and a "Recommended Product" from Digitaltrends.com. Looking across the entire Canon digital camera range, the average reviews for all Canon cameras are also excellent.
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 digital cameras 2018.
The Alpha A7S has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
4240 x 2832 pixels image resolution
Higher than average maximum ISO sensitivity
Lower than average megapixels
Only 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution

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What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is good for everyday photography, ranking number 253 in everyday photography cameras. It is also good for landscape photography, ranking number 257 in landscape photography cameras as well being good for portrait photography, ranking number 191 in portrait photography cameras.
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Overall Review Score

The Sony Alpha A7S has received an average review score of 88% based on 139 reviews.

Awards

The Sony Alpha A7S has received 6 awards including a Gold Award from DP Review, a Gold Award from What Digital Camera and a 5 Star Award from Digital Versus
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Reviews Breakdown

50% of customers would recommend the Sony Alpha A7S.
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69 Reviews
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24 Reviews
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6 Reviews
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Average Rating of Sony Cameras

We have evaluated 28,712 expert reviews and 129,986 user reviews for cameras written online and used this data to determine an average rating for Sony cameras of 88%. This makes Sony the 2nd best camera brand according to customer reviews.

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Features

Key Features

4240 X 2832 Pixels Image Resolution
Lower Than Average Megapixels
Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution
Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity
Very Short Camera Shutter Speed
Has a Built-in Flash
Heavier Than Average
Average Display Diagonal
Has a Built-in Speaker(s)
Has an External Flash Connector
4240 X 2832 Pixels Image Resolution

The Sony Alpha A7S has a maximum image resolution of 4240 x 2832 pixels. That's 25% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most common resolution. The best resolution of all digital cameras is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Lower Than Average Megapixels

The average megapixels of all digital cameras is 16MP, with the lowest being 0.3MP and the highest being 80MP. The Alpha A7S's sensor megapixels of only 12.2MP is lower than 77% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as Full HD.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Sony Alpha A7S of 410,000 is very high compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 99% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The lowest maximum ISO sensitivity of digital cameras is 200, the highest is 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 15,000.

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Very Short Camera Shutter Speed

Across all the cameras the camera shutter speeds range from 0.000016s to 4s, and the average camera shutter speed is 0.008s. The Sony Alpha A7S's camera shutter speed of only 0.000125s is shorter than average when compared to most other cameras. It is shorter than 90% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-in Flash
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The Alpha A7S has a built-in flash. 69% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Heavier Than Average

Digital cameras have weights of between 50g and 2.7kg, and the average weight is 310g. The weight of the Sony Alpha A7S of 446g is heavier than 75% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Display Diagonal
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The display diagonal of the Alpha A7S of 3" is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is larger than 62% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-in Speaker(s)

The Alpha A7S has a built-in speaker(s), unlike 88% of cameras which do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Alpha A7S has an external flash connector, which is unusual. 83% of digital cameras do not have an external flash connector.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

Across all the digital cameras the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 9.5x. The digital zoom of the Alpha A7S of 8x is bigger than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is bigger than 87% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Live View

The Alpha A7S supports live view, which is unusual. 81% of digital cameras do not support live view.

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340 Battery Life

The Alpha A7S is a digital camera that takes 340 shots battery life. Most of the other digital cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life.

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Has a Microphone in

The Sony Alpha A7S has a microphone in. 85% of digital cameras do not have a microphone in.

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Larger Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The Sony Alpha A7S's maximum aperture number of 22 is in the largest 7% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Sony Alpha A7S features noise reduction. 88% of digital cameras do not feature noise reduction.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Alpha A7S has a self-timer. 79% of digital cameras do not have a self-timer.

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Very Low Magnification

The magnification of the Alpha A7S of only 0.71x is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 14% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

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Has a Headphone Output

The Alpha A7S has a headphone output. 90% of cameras do not have a headphone output.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Alpha A7S features contrast adjustment. 79% of digital cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Supports Wi-Fi
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The Sony Alpha A7S supports Wi-Fi. 70% of digital cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Sony Alpha A7S features saturation adjustment, unlike 84% of digital cameras which do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Alpha A7S has an anti-dust function, unlike 87% of cameras which do not have an anti-dust function.

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Has a Pre-Flash

The Sony Alpha A7S has a pre-flash, unlike 92% of cameras which do not have a pre-flash.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Alpha A7S has a handheld remote control, which is unusual. 97% of digital cameras do not have a handheld remote control.

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Supports Full HD Video
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The Alpha A7S supports Full HD video. 76% of cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Alpha A7S's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 105mm is shorter than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the shortest 29% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony Alpha A7S supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which is unusual. 87% of cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The display resolution of the Sony Alpha A7S of 922,000 pixels is higher than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is higher than 78% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The display resolutions of digital cameras range from 23,000 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 600,000 pixels.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Sony Alpha A7S does not have a GPS, although keep in mind that 89% of digital cameras also do not have a GPS.

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Popularity

The Sony Alpha A7S is currently ranked number 445 across all digital cameras.
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Value for Money

Value for Money

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Release Date

This Sony camera has been on the market since April 2014.

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Sony Alpha A7S Specification

Key Features
Optical Zoom
Weight
Camera Type
Megapixels
Picture Quality
Image Stabiliser
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Sensor Type
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Image Stabilizer Location
Sensor Format
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Waterproof
Dustproof
Certification
Colour
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (F-F)
Lens Type
Lens Structure (Elements/groups)
Lens Mount Interface
Diaphragm Blade
Filter Size
Mounting Type
Focusing
Smile Detection
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
Light Exposure Modes
Maximum ISO Sensitivity
Minimum ISO Sensitivity
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
External Flash Connector
Pre-Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Sync-Speed
Flash Exposure Lock
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Recording
Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Resolution At Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Built-in Microphone
Built-in Speaker(s)
Voice Recording
Noise Reduction
Audio System
Audio Formats Supported
Memory
Compatible Memory Card
Display
Display Diagonal
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Magnification
Viewfinder Type
Viewfinder Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
Microphone in
USB Version
Headphone Output
USB Connector Type
HDMI Connector Type
USB Connector
Camera
Image Processor
GPS
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Anti-Dust Function
Camera File System
Live View
Multi Burst Mode
Camera Playback
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Electronic Compass
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Lens Length
Lens Diameter
Weight (Including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life
Operational Conditions
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Operating Systems Supported (Mac)
Operating Systems Supported (Windows)
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards
Other Features
Built-in Flash
Face Detection
Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum System Requirements
Colour Depth
Eye Point
Burst Transfer Rate
Technical Details
Self-Timer
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Continuous Shooting
Speakers
AC Adapter Power

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers

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