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Sony Alpha A7S

£1,499.00
Sony Alpha A7S

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A multi award winning but a little out of date SLR digital camera, good for wildlife photography
SLR 12.4MP 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels CMOS May 2016
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Sony Alpha A7S Review

With excellent reviews and at under 2 years old, we have ranked the Sony Alpha A7S number 416 across all digital cameras.
95
Reviews
257 Reviews + 9 Awards
54
Value for Money
Average
67
Features
Good Features
83
Age
1 Year Old
74
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

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 a "Recommended Product" from Digitaltrends.com. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this camera is slightly out of date, and newer digital cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
Customers report product quality, it is easy to use and it is robust.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used
Lower than average megapixels
Only 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels image resolution

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared this Sony digital camera with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for landscape photography, ranking number 294 in landscape photography cameras. It is also very good for portrait photography, ranking number 244 in portrait photography cameras as well being very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 287 in wildlife photography cameras.
77
Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape 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 £1,169.40 at MobiCity UK 41 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 82% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.

How Big is the Sony Alpha A7S?

Sony Alpha A7S front dimensions
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Sony Alpha A7S In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Nine Industry Awards

Amongst cameras, this Sony camera is one of the most awarded by camera experts.

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

Furthermore, this camera received a "Recommended Product" award from review site Digitaltrends.com, confirming their endorsement and the author at review site Reviewed.com concluded that it was extremely good and gave it an "Editor's Choice" award. This Sony camera also received a "Highly Recommended" award from review website Ephotozine.

The writers at three other expert review sites all thought that this camera was very good. Digital Versus and Les Numeriques.com both gave this Sony camera a "5 Star" award and it received an "Essential" award from PhotographyBlog.com.

The expert at one more expert review site thought that this digital camera was very good. This was from 01net.com who gave it an "4 Star".

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on 25 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review, What Digital Camera and Ephotozine the average expert rating of this Sony digital camera is 86 out of 100. Experts think this Sony camera is one of the better cameras.

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Good Owner Reviews

Owners have rated this digital camera on average 89%. 92 reviewers (88% of all reviewers) gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 89% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report Superior Product Quality

16 owners reckoned that the product was good quality.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Seven customers who bought it concluded that it was easy to use the menus and six owners who bought the product thought it was easy to use.

Sony 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 cameras. 93% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is Robust

Five people reckoned that it was well made.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

26 customers said in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images, 17 people who bought it considered that it was good in low light and four owners who bought this digital camera wrote that it had a good picture resolution. four people who reviewed the Sony Alpha A7S considered that it had a good image sensor.

Users Report Good Video Capture

15 people who purchased the Sony Alpha A7S agreed that it was good for video recording.

Users Report Great Technical Features

Three people who bought this digital camera reckoned that it had good features.

Customers Report Excellent Design

10 people who reviewed it thought it was good looking.

Users Report Acceptable Noise Level

10 people who purchased the product agreed that it was quiet.

Users Report Good Battery Life

Seven customers who reviewed it considered that it had a good battery life.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Four people who purchased it reckoned that it had a good viewfinder.

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

Six owners who reviewed this digital camera thought it was good value for money.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Five owners agreed that the product had a good autofocus and four owners mentioned in their reviews that the Sony Alpha A7S had a good lens.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and is under 2 years old but has mediocre features, and at £1,499.00 it is more expensive than 92% 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 A7S and the United Kingdom price of £1,499.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $1,699.00 (£2,340.88).

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Age

Released Over a Year Ago

Sony released the Alpha A7S in May 2016.

Features

Lower Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Sony Alpha A7S of only 12.4MP is lower than 76% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The lowest megapixels of cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Image Resolution

The Alpha A7S has a maximum image resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels. That's 87% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution. Across all cameras the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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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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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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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

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

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Slower Than Average Camera Shutter Speed

The Alpha A7S's camera shutter speed of only 0s is in the slowest 1% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Alpha A7S features multi burst mode, which is unusual. 87% of digital cameras do not feature multi burst mode.

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Wide Range of Magnifications Depending On Lens Used

This Sony 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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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Sony Alpha A7S features flash exposure compensation, unlike 79% of cameras which do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

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

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Has an HDMI Port

The Sony Alpha A7S has an HDMI port, unlike 73% of digital cameras which do not have an HDMI port.

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Has an Audio Recorder

The Alpha A7S has an audio recorder, unlike 99% of digital cameras which do not have an audio recorder.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Sony Alpha A7S has a shoe mounting point, which is unusual. 89% of cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Alpha A7S supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 69% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Alpha A7S has an anti-dust function, which is unusual. 90% of digital cameras do not have an anti-dust function.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Sony Alpha A7S supports dioptic correction, which is unusual. 90% of cameras do not support dioptic correction.

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Not Waterproof

Like most other digital cameras, the Sony Alpha A7S is not waterproof. 92% of cameras are not waterproof.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Alpha A7S's display diagonal of 3" is relatively average compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 58% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony e20snilce7sm2b, sony e19snilce7sm2b, sony ilce7sm2biv, sony hvlf32m, sony ilce7sb, sony vgc2em

Barcodes:

00027242881730, 00636983056385, 00841434110404, 00841434110411, 04905524983272, 04905524983296, 08809393056142

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