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Sony Alpha A7S

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A good spec and multi award winning MILC camera, good for sports photography
MILC 12.2MP 4240 X 2832 Pixels CMOS Apr 2014
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Sony Alpha A7S Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Sony Alpha A7S number 419 across all digital cameras.
95
Reviews
172 Reviews + 9 Awards
53
Value for Money
Average
76
Features
Good Features
68
Age
3 Years Old
73
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 73?

It has great expert reviews and very good user reviews with 89% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received nine awards including a "Gold" award from DP Review plus one other site and an "Editor's Choice" from Reviewed.com. 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 digital cameras 2018.
Customers report superior product quality, that it is easy to use and it is robust.
The Alpha A7S has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Higher than average maximum ISO sensitivity
Low noise, extreme clarity
7S offers wide-ranging visual expression in a lightweight body with a newly developed 12.2-megapixel 35mm full-frame exmor CMOS sensor. its latest advances in sensor technology helps improve the sensor's dynamic range. expect richer tonal gradations, unprecedented sensitivity and exceptionally low noise to both still images and movies with every s
Unrivalled low-light performance
a high dynamic range and an unrivalled ISO sensitivity range of up to 409600*, you will be able to shoot extraordinary scenes in precision like never before. additionally, the light concentration technology and photodiode expansion technology increase the amount of light collected and size of the photodiode at every pixel, raising the camera's sensitivity while maintaining low noise. from capturing stars in the night sky to moving objects in a dimly lit room, the 7s opens the door to image expression not possible with other came
Video functions for smoother workflow
7S is equipped with a suite of advanced movie functions to support a professional workflow. fine-tune the look of movies by adjusting gradation and colour before shooting with picture profile, experience wider dynamic range for low noise image and super rich detail with s-log2 gamma setting, shoot at 120fps in HD resolution and work in ease with an embedded time code used in standard commercial video equipm
Extraordinarily realistic detail
Z X used in 7s been optimised through deployment of sony's latest image processing technologies to make the most of the high sensitivity of the newly developed image sensor and the optical performance of the series lens lineup. the result is astonishingly high-speed processing capabilities as well as faithfully reproduced textu
Faithful, high-resolution OLED display
Viewfinder faithfully displays what will appear in your recording, including the effects of your camera settings, so you can accurately monitor the results. you'll enjoy rich tonal gradations, faithful colour reproductivity and high contrast. high-end features like 100% frame coverage and a wide viewing angle are also provi
Only 4240 x 2832 pixels image resolution
Lower than average megapixels

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 342 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 361 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 356 in wildlife photography cameras.
75
Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
78
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. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up. The price has dropped from £2,499 to £1,350 in the last 71 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.
There is a 56% chance that the price will go up. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go down. Get Price Alerts.

How Big is the Sony Alpha A7S?

The Sony Alpha A7S is 126.9mm wide and 94.4mm tall. It is 48.2mm deep and weighs 446g.

Sony Alpha A7S front dimensions
Sony Alpha A7S size in context

Sony Alpha A7S In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Nine Industry Awards

This digital camera has received nine awards from experts.

This camera received a "Gold" award from both websites DP Review and What Digital Camera, both of which thought that this Sony camera was excellent.

The editors of three additional expert review sites all liked this Sony digital camera. This digital camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from website Reviewed.com and it received a "Recommended Product" award from website Digitaltrends.com, confirming their endorsement. Furthermore, the editor of website Ephotozine gave this Sony digital camera a "Highly Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement.

Three additional expert review sites all said that this camera was very good. Digital Versus and Les Numeriques.com both gave this Sony camera a "5 Star" award and it received a "4 Star" award from 01net.com.

The writer at one additional expert review site said that this Sony digital camera was very good. This was from PhotographyBlog.com who gave it an "Essential".

Good Expert Reviews

This camera has an average expert rating of 86% based on 22 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review, What Digital Camera and Ephotozine. This puts this Sony camera in the top 13% of all the cameras when ranked by average expert review score.

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Good Owner Reviews

Owners have rated this camera on average 88%. Over 87% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 89% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report Good Product Quality

10 customers agreed that the product was good quality.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Six customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was easy to use and five customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was easy to use the menus.

Sony Digital Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 22,092 owner and expert reviews (including 7,416 verified purchases) for Sony digital cameras and found that on average Sony has very good ratings. 92% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report That it is Robust

Five people said in their reviews that the Sony Alpha A7S was well made.

Customers Report Nice Design

Eight customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

13 owners wrote that it was able to produce good images, 12 owners who bought this digital camera concluded that it was good in low light and two customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. two owners said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good image sensor.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Nine people who purchased the product wrote that it was good for video recording.

Customers Report Excellent Battery Life

Six people who purchased the Sony Alpha A7S agreed that it had a good battery life.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Four owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a good viewfinder.

Users Report Acceptable Noise Level

Five owners who reviewed it said that it was quiet.

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

Five customers who reviewed the Sony Alpha A7S agreed that it was good value for money.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Five people concluded that the product had a good autofocus and four owners who bought it thought it had a good lens.

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but average features and is over 6 months old, and at £1,350.00 it is more expensive than 92% of cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony Alpha A7S and the United Kingdom price of £1,350.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $1,620.20 (£2,247.06).

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera was released in April 2014.

Features

Only 4240 X 2832 Pixels Image Resolution

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

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Lower Than Average Megapixels

The Alpha A7S's sensor megapixels of only 12.2MP is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is lower than 78% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This Sony 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 typical of many digital cameras.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Alpha A7S's maximum ISO sensitivity of 410,000 is very high compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 1% of all cameras when ranked 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 digital 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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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

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

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Alpha A7S has a built-in flash, as do 68% of cameras.

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Heavier Than Average

The weight of the Sony Alpha A7S of 446g is heavier than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is heavier than 77% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the weights range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Has a Pre-Flash

The Alpha A7S has a pre-flash. 95% of digital cameras do not have a pre-flash.

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

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

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Alpha A7S does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth keeping in mind that 89% of cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This Sony 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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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

Cameras have digital zooms of between 1x and 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x. The digital zoom of the Alpha A7S of 8x is bigger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 12% 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 91% of cameras which do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Alpha A7S supports Full HD video, unlike 76% of cameras which do not support Full HD video.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1440 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on digital cameras.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

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

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Has a Microphone in

The Sony Alpha A7S has a microphone in, unlike 88% of cameras which do not have a microphone in.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Alpha A7S features saturation adjustment, which is unusual. 87% of cameras do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Supports Live View

The Sony Alpha A7S supports live view, unlike 83% of digital cameras which do not support live view.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Alpha A7S's display diagonal of 3" is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 41% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Alpha A7S supports Wi-Fi. 69% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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380 Battery Life

Most cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life, including the Alpha A7S which takes 380 battery life.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Alpha A7S features contrast adjustment. 83% of cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Has a Headphone Output

The Sony Alpha A7S has a headphone output, unlike 93% of cameras which do not have a headphone output.

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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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Features Noise Reduction

The Alpha A7S features noise reduction, which is unusual. 91% of cameras do not feature noise reduction.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

Cameras have display resolutions of between 23,000 pixels and 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels. The Alpha A7S's display resolution of 922,000 pixels is in the highest 23% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony e20snilce7sm2b, sony e19snilce7sm2b, sony ilce7sm2bad, sony ilce7sm2biv, sony ilce7sm2bat, sony ilce7sbcec, sony sel90m28g, fotga dp500iii, sony p252904p, fotga a7rii, sony ilce7r, fotga a7sii, fotga a7ii

Barcodes:

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