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Sony ILCE7RB Digital Camera

MILC 36.4MP CMOS 8x Oct 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
7K Full-frame ILC Body With Standard Zoom Lens Full-frame. 24.3MP full-frame Exmor CMOS sensor, BIONZ X processor, Fast Hybrid Autofocus, OLED viewfinder with SEL-2870 zoom lens - Shoot 24.3MP... More
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One Industry Award

What Digital Camera thought that this camera was marvellous and gave it their "Gold" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this MILC camera is 85 out of 100 based on three expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, CNET.com and Chip.de. That puts this camera in the top 17% of all the comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 89 owner reviews this MILC camera has an exceptional overall owner rating.

Easy to Use

Several Sony ILCE-7 owners who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it was easy to use. Akm47 wrote three years ago “I went through 3 copies to find one without some problems connected to the poor quality control”. Anthony Robins he wrote in his review of this digital camera “The focus zoom check thing is very quick to use.”. Artistic Dyslexic mentioned “I know its a very capable camera and has served me well and a camera i will continue to use as its better in some areas to the sony” in their Sony ILCE-7 review and rated it 5 stars.

A few Sony ILCE-7 owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use the menus. Anthony Robins said in his Sony ILCE-7 review on Amazon “I like the menus” and scored the Sony ILCE-7 very highly. Davipix said two years ago “* Excellent responsiveness of the dials, good menu (a small step for mankind”. James Nolan scored it 5 stars and he mentioned “There are 2 assignable buttons as well for favourite settings”.

A number of Sony ILCE-7 reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Brian Hrodgar said “Ergonomically I have found everything to be comfortable to use-it's feather-like compared to a D700-and the recent firmware version 1.2 update has reduced the camera start-up time”. James Nolan mentioned “It's light though, with a really solid tactile feel with it's metal body and surprisingly comfortable to hold” in his review and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Tescodirect wrote in their review “For dimly-lit venues you have to go a little higher than I am comfortable with (i.e” and scored the Sony ILCE-7 80 out of 100.

Three customers who bought it agreed that it was easy to handle. Earwicker mentioned in their review on Amazon “It handles beautifully”. Dp Review mentioned on DP Review three years ago “Good handling”.

A number of people who purchased this digital camera thought it was easy to setup. Three years ago Michael Clark mentioned on Amazon “Very quick to set up and achieve professional results” in his Sony ILCE-7 review. Two years ago Tescodirect wrote “I found it really easy to set up” in their Sony ILCE-7 review.

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Good Product Quality

A few Sony ILCE-7 owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good quality. Bwfc77 scored the product very highly and said “It exudes quality, feels great in my (rather large) hands” in their Sony ILCE-7 review. Bwfc77 also wrote “Performs with, real quality; an absolute pleasure to work with”. Three years ago D. Clarke mentioned in their review “+ It’s well made”.

Good Size

Several Sony ILCE-7 reviewers mentioned that this digital camera was compact. Howard Barnett Wedding Photographer rated it as very good and he said in his review “Nice and compact & great images It has a small flange back so with adapters to can use lots of lens”. James Nolan said on Amazon “I absolutely love this camera! Whenever I see DSLR users these days, I am reminded how compact the A7 really is”. Three years ago Nick Beadle gave it a very good review score and he mentioned “A very tidy compact package” in his review of this digital camera.

Several Sony ILCE-7 owners wrote that this digital camera was lightweight. John said on Amazon “Portable and very lightweight in comparison to my D3s” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Michael J. Davies wrote three years ago “The camera is small, lightweight, good build quality” in his review of this digital camera. In January last year R. Abrook gave the Sony ILCE-7 an excellent review score and wrote in their review of this digital camera “You have a lightweight system capable of producing stunning, sharp pictures”.

Some Sony ILCE-7 reviewers who bought it considered that it was a good body shape. Three years ago D. M. said in their review “Great camera body”. Four years ago T.j.byford mentioned “At that time it was the smallest body to house a dslr sized APS-sensor” in their review. What Digital Camera said in their review of this digital camera in the same month “Small body with good ergonomics” .

Some Sony ILCE-7 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was a good weight. Fabian mentioned on Amazon in January last year “+Size, weight and looks +Full frame +Manual controls easy to use +Manual focusing aids (focus peaking, focus zoom) +EVF - lots of pros” in his Sony ILCE-7 review. J. Newton wrote in their review on Amazon “The first lenses you should consider in my opinion are the 35mm f2.8 which is a superb Zeiss light weight lens”.

Several Sony ILCE-7 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was heavy and bulky. Davipix said on Amazon “Good size, not bulky at all, good weight, not too heavy, not too light”. Rut said in their review on Amazon “It's not the case of lugging a heavy SLR around with you” and gave it an excellent review.

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Nice Design

Thirteen customers considered that the product was good looking. Am said “Proud to own such a beautiful camera”. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Its still pretty fast” in their Sony ILCE-7 review and scored the Sony ILCE-7 very highly. Four years ago Artistic Dyslexic scored the Sony ILCE-7 very highly and mentioned in their review “My favourite style of photography is documentary”.

Some Sony ILCE-7 owners who reviewed this digital camera thought it was ergonomic. Michael J. Davies wrote on Amazon “Ergonomically just a much more pleasurable camera to operate” in his review of the Sony ILCE-7 but despite that he gave the product a score of 60 out of 100.

A number of people who purchased it reckoned that it was retro. Tescodirect said “Has a peculiar retro styling which does not appeal to me” in their review.

Some people who bought the Sony ILCE-7 agreed that it was smooth. J. Newton said “The new shape/grip with less smooth surfaces and more grippy surfaces” in their review. Two years ago The Demon Barber said on Amazon “•Smooth auto-ISO ramping makes for easy ramping from Indoors to Outdoors for video if you don't have clickless aperture lenses”.

One Sony ILCE-7 owner who purchased it reckoned that it was a good design. Akm47 wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Nice design, great idea.”. One person who purchased the product considered that it was neat.

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Good Support

Some customers who bought it reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Anthony Robins wrote on Amazon “It's almost impossible to focus accurately, let alone quickly and reliably with legacy manual focus lenses” in his review of this digital camera. Bwfc77 scored it 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Luckily I tracked down an American guide which explained them enough for me to understand the idea.” in their Sony ILCE-7 review. Bwfc77 also wrote “Seriously, at this price you'd think Sony could do better on the guide front, surely?) So, not cheap.”.

Robust

A few people who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was well made. Bwfc77 said “It feels solid, even rugged” . Davipix mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Everything looks well made, quality in every detail”. Davipix also said “All on its place and well built, as you could expect at this high level.”.

Some Sony ILCE-7 reviewers who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was reliable. Ajmb mentioned in their Sony ILCE-7 review on Amazon “I was in dire need to upgrade my old trustworthy Canon that I've regularly used on wedding shoots, events” and rated it as very good. Ajmb also said “Add to that my trustworthy 900 grams 24-70mm L lens”. Ajmb also mentioned “And leaving my old trustworthy Canon behind for holidays does somewhat hurt a little (the first time I genuinely felt remorse”.

One Sony ILCE-7 owner mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was strong and durable. Re.peter rated it 4 stars and wrote “Closing very frequently, I can assure you!) doesn't look or feel particularly sturdy + Providing you optimise the camera's settings”.

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Good Quality Pictures

A number of Sony ILCE-7 owners wrote in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Artistic Dyslexic said in their Sony ILCE-7 review “I've had the camera for over a week now and love taking images with it” . Brian Hrodgar mentioned in his Sony ILCE-7 review three years ago “A pocket battleship of a camera, capable of creating stunning images” . Four years ago Bwfc77 mentioned on Amazon “Most importantly takes fantastic photos (well, I take the photos, of course.”.

Thirteen Sony ILCE-7 owners who reviewed the Sony ILCE-7 agreed that it had a good image sensor. Earwicker mentioned “The Fuji has an APS-C sensor and a fixed pancake lens.”. Earwicker also said “It defaults to 1/focal length, which is too slow for these modern lens/sensor combinations”. Fabian rated it 5 stars and he said on Amazon “The science should work out in favor of the full frame sensor in terms of exposure length.”.

A number of customers who bought it wrote that it was good in low light. In January last year Ed Mcbain wrote on Amazon “It was so poor I ended up trading it in for a Nikon D750 which has been absolutely fantastic in low light”. Ed Mcbain also wrote “If you're thinking on getting one of these for their supposed low-light abilities, I would strongly recommend getting a test drive first”. Mr. James Greene wrote in his review of this digital camera “This is a great wee camera for the money excellent all rounder and particularly good in low-light sony are in my opinion current leaders in the field of csc cameras”.

A number of people agreed that the product had a good picture resolution. Anthony Robins scored the product 5 stars and he said on Amazon three years ago “Almost essential for quick portrait shooting” in his review. Also three years ago Honest Hari said in their review of the Sony ILCE-7 “For fast shooting and any long video work in any kind of heat don't purchase the A7r”. Justice Peace mentioned in their review of the Sony ILCE-7 two years ago “Given enough time to focus by zooming in via the C1 button it is possible to achieve excellent resolution and sharpness” nonetheless they only gave this digital camera a rating of 60 out of 100.

Several people who bought the product mentioned that it had a good ISO range. Davipix wrote “I love the Auto ISO as well.” in their review of this digital camera. Rjm said “No problems whatsoever starting ISO at 3,200 when night shooting” in their review of this digital camera and gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars. Rjm also mentioned “The real value of the super high ISO is to frame your shots when you simply can't see in complete darkness”.

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Good Quality Lens

Several Sony ILCE-7 owners who bought the Sony ILCE-7 thought it had a good autofocus. Ajmb wrote “Focusing is pin sharp”. Ajmb also mentioned “Canon have a very good focusing system with their DIGIC6 processor.”. Ajmb also said “It's easy enough to focus on moving objects/people”.

Some Sony ILCE-7 reviewers who bought it considered that it had a good lens. Brian Hrodgar mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Watch those fast legacy lens prices continue to rise as people embrace full-frame”. Dr. G. J. Pepper gave the product a rating of 5 stars and said on Amazon “The kit lens is great.”. I. Salem rated this digital camera as very good and mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Build quality and kit lens also very good”.

Four Sony ILCE-7 reviewers who purchased the product reckoned that it had a good zoom. Honest Hari said in their review of the Sony ILCE-7 “Where is the zoom up to 120mm? I think Sony needs to get its act together for its loyal customers”. Three years ago Michael J. Davies mentioned in his review of the Sony ILCE-7 on Amazon “Compared to the RX10 its poor where you simply use the zoom tab by the shutter release”. Nick Beadle rated the product 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “I decided to keep my Canon 70-200mm L F4 IS zoom as there is nothing to match it from Sony for the money”.

Some Sony ILCE-7 reviewers who purchased this digital camera thought it had a good image stabiliser. Jmlelectro said on Amazon “Superb for a full frame camera this is a first with chip stabilisation, works well”. Nick Beadle wrote on Amazon “And it has image stabilisation which none of the Sony lenses do” in his review.

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Good Video Capture

Several customers who reviewed the Sony ILCE-7 considered that it was good for video recording. Dr. G. J. Pepper wrote in their Sony ILCE-7 review “For years I have been searching for that single piece of kit that will shoot perfect stills and perfect video” . Dr. G. J. Pepper also wrote “If you take video footage then you simply have to change the settings from PAL to NTSC”. J. Newton said “You have a sensational 1080p video camera (no 4K, not even externally” in their Sony ILCE-7 review.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A number of Sony ILCE-7 reviewers who reviewed the product thought it had a good viewfinder. Ajmb mentioned two years ago “OLED viewfinder is another brilliant benefit, whatever people tell you” . In the same month Davipix mentioned in their review of the Sony ILCE-7 on Amazon “A big leap for Sony), enough customizable buttons, very good viewfinder (could be better with a bit more of magnification even though)”. Also two years ago Jayacee wrote “Easy to use with an excellent viewfinder”.

Eight people thought the product had an electronic viewfinder. Anthony Robins said on Amazon three years ago “I'm hardly ever aware that this is an EVF rather than an optical, unless I'm in very, very low light”. Brian Hrodgar mentioned on Amazon “Rate highly) I'm loving the EVF, weather-proofing and Menus of the A7” in his review. Michael J. Davies mentioned on Amazon “I read they are using the same EVF on the A7 as on the RX10, well its not! The A7 is pixelated” in his review of the Sony ILCE-7.

Several Sony ILCE-7 reviewers concluded that the Sony ILCE-7 was mirrorless. D. Clarke said “The unloved Canon EOS M aside, there are no really bad mirrorless systems to buy into at the moment”. Davipix wrote “Some later the DSC-RX1R, both full frame, mirrorless and sporting a 35mm fixed lens” although they rated it 3 stars. J. Newton gave it a rating of 5 stars and said on Amazon “I'd like to say this is a mirrorless downside”.

Several Sony ILCE-7 reviewers concluded that this digital camera had a good screen. Anthony Robins wrote in his review “The viewfinder and display are great”. Rut mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “This is useful when it is too bright for the screen viewing” and scored the product very highly. The Demon Barber said “•Rear screen is nice and high-res”.

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Reasonably Priced

Some customers who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was good value for money. Ajmb said in their Sony ILCE-7 review on Amazon “And if you're ever so slightly off, well, your photos look like a genuine 1970s shots! Finally cost” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Andrew Byrd said on Amazon “Great price nice product” in his review and rated it 5 stars. Anthony Robins mentioned three years ago “Affordable ones emerging to utilise your autofocus Canon” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

A number of people who bought the product thought it was a bargain for the price. Ed Mcbain said in his review “The A7S can certainly do that) I could've gotten something like the A7 much more cheaply”. Fabian said in his review of the Sony ILCE-7 “+High ISO with relatively low noise +Ability to use old, cheap lenses - possible on DSLRs as well.”. Fabian also mentioned “I have a cheap tripod which might be an issue in terms of shake”.

Three customers who reviewed the product wrote that it was cheap. Amazon Customer wrote in their Sony ILCE-7 review “Just what you need to rediscover SLR photography if you used to have film, on a reasonable budget” and rated the product 5 stars. Three years ago Brian Hrodgar said “Pentax/Asahi Takumar lenses with an inexpensive M42 to E-mount adapter”. Saffy M said on Amazon two years ago “Just bought some inexpensive 40 year old manual lenses that work beautifully with this camera” in their review.

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A Best Selling Camera

The ILCE-7 is a popular choice of digital camera.

Acceptable Noise Level

A number of customers who purchased it considered that it was noisy. Justice Peace said on Amazon “The results are not good - very noisy images” in their Sony ILCE-7 review yet they only gave this digital camera a score of 3 stars. Dp Review mentioned in their review of the Sony ILCE-7 “The shutter is very loud”.

Some Sony ILCE-7 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was quiet. Phillip a J Jesson wrote on Amazon “The shutter is loud when in quiet environments” and gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars. Two years ago The Demon Barber rated the product 4 stars and said “•Silent shutter is an amazing feature” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Technical Features

Four customers mentioned in their reviews that the Sony ILCE-7 had good features. Hmuo mentioned in their review of this digital camera “1) if you were counting on time-lapse features and other useful add ons, you will need to create an account”. William D Pummell said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon two years ago “The high ISO features will be very useful to me”. Dp Review wrote “Excellent image quality, advanced feature set with extensive custom options, high quality electronic viewfinder” in their review.

Good Connectivity

One customer who bought it concluded that it was able to connect to the internet. D. Clarke wrote on Amazon “Stepping gently round internet flamewars about equivalence in DOF”.

One Sony ILCE-7 owner who bought the Sony ILCE-7 said that it was good in terms of USB connections. Two years ago Hmuo said in their review on Amazon “They also suggested to get my hands on a fresh computer, fresh USB cable and try a fresh install following their instructions precisely” nonetheless they gave the product a score of 60 out of 100.

One Sony ILCE-7 reviewer who reviewed this digital camera thought it had email functionality. William D Pummell said on Amazon two years ago “Supplier (tiffany3 on Amazon Marketplace) responded promptly to my email and arranged prompt delivery” in his review of the Sony ILCE-7 and gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars.

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Sony Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

MILC digital cameras manufactured by Sony have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all digital cameras (not just MILC digital cameras) and found that Sony also has good ratings across its entire range.

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Good Flash

A number of people considered that this digital camera had a good flash. Michael J. Davies said “A built in flash” in his Sony ILCE-7 review but in spite of that he scored the product 3 stars.

Quite High Megapixel

The Sony ILCE-7 has a fairly high megapixel (24.3 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the ILCE-7. The lowest megapixel of comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the ILCE-7 is 2.3MP, the highest is 46MP, and the average megapixel is 18MP.

We compared all the other 24.3MP digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the Sony Alpha A6000[plb_2165999_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Sony ILCE-7 supports wi-Fi, unlike most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the ILCE-7 which do not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which support wi-Fi currently available which you might want to consider including the Alpha A5100[pl_2417436_price], or the Alpha A6000[pl_2165999_price] both from Sony or the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

The Sony ILCE-7 has a built-in flash. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the ILCE-7 also have a built-in flash.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Alpha A5100[pl_2417436_price], or the Alpha A6000[pl_2165999_price] both from Sony which has better reviews.

It is worth considering other cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Fujifilm X-E2[plb_1963114_price].

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

This digital camera supports an MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Cameras with a better memory card type that might be worth considering include the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), or the Sony Alpha A6000[plb_2165999_price] (MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Sony ILCE-7 has a 6000 x 4000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras of this spec and age. Most cameras of a comparable age and type to it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). This camera also have a still image resolution(s) of 3936 x 2624 and 3008 x 2000.

A 6000 x 4000 still image resolution(s) is in fact the best still image resolution amongst all digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the ILCE-7.

The worst still image resolution across comparable types of camera is 1024 x 768.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The Sony ILCE-7 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras of this type and age. The image formats supported "RAW" is also supported by this Sony digital camera.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Electrical Viewfinder Type

This camera has an Electrical viewfinder type, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. Most compact cameras do not have enough space to accommodate an optical viewfinder and use the display screen on the back as an electrical viewfinder.

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Stereo Audio System

This camera has a Stereo audio system, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Sony ILCE-7 is more than most similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Sony digital camera has a Micro HDMI connector type, which is the most commonly found HDMI connector type found on MILC digital cameras that are a comparable age to the ILCE-7.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixels

With a total megapixels of 24.7 megapixels, the Sony ILCE-7 has one of the more total megapixelss amongst MILC digital cameras of this age. The average total megapixels of cameras of this type and age is 19MP, and the total megapixelss range from 12MP to 48MP.

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

With an ISO sensitivity (max) of 25,600, the Sony ILCE-7 has one of the higher ISO sensitivity (max)s amongst MILC digital cameras of this age. The lowest ISO sensitivity (max) of digital cameras of a similar age and type to the ILCE-7 is 1,600, the highest is 410,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 24,000.

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±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ±3EV (1/2| 1/3| 1 EV step) flash exposure correction, which is the most frequently found flash exposure correction on digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Has Eight White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Sony ILCE-7 is more than most MILC digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the ILCE-7. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent", "Shade" and "Underwater" are also found on this Sony camera.

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Has Four Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the Sony ILCE-7 is more than most MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This Sony digital camera has a Vivid photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on cameras of a comparable age and spec to the ILCE-7. The photo effectss "Black&White", "Neutral" and "Sepia" are also found on this camera.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Sony ILCE-7 has a 6000 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution found on most cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

A 6000 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution is in fact the best image resolution amongst all MILC digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

A 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution is the worst image resolution amongst similar types of digital camera.

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± 5EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Sony ILCE-7 has a ± 5EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than the ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction found on most cameras of this type and age. Digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago light exposure corrections range from ± 2EV (1/3EV step) (worst) to ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) (best).

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Quite Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

At only 100, the Sony ILCE-7 has a quite small ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. The ISO sensitivity (min)s of digital cameras of this age and type range from 50 to 200.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The Sony ILCE-7 has a quite high display resolution (numeric) (921,600 pixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the ILCE-7 is 33 pixels, the highest is 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 730,000 pixels.

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Supports Four ISO Sensitivitys

The Sony ILCE-7 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This digital camera supports a 200 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the ILCE-7. The ISO sensitivitys "100", "6400" and "25600" are also supported by this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This digital camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Features Seven Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Sony ILCE-7 is more than most MILC digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera features a Continuous Auto Focus auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the ILCE-7. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Centre weighted Auto Focus", "Contrast Detection Auto Focus", "Face detection", "Flexible Spot Auto Focus", "Multi Point Auto Focus" and "Single Auto Focus" are also featured on this Sony digital camera.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The Sony ILCE-7 has a greater number of power sources than most MILC digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Sony digital camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most commonly supported power source type supported by digital cameras of a similar type and age to the ILCE-7.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is typical of many digital cameras of this spec and age.

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13 Reasons Against

Poor Battery Life

Several Sony ILCE-7 owners who reviewed the product considered that it did not have a good battery life. Anthony Robins said on Amazon three years ago “Battery life is not good” in his Sony ILCE-7 review. Michael J. Davies mentioned in his review of the Sony ILCE-7 two years ago “Terrible battery life, awkward position of the Menu” . Vishal Sharma wrote “Battery life is terrible, lasting me on average only 2 hours” in their Sony ILCE-7 review yet they scored the product 4 stars.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Sony ILCE-7 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the ILCE-7 do support Full HD video.

It is worth considering alternative cameras which also support Full HD video including the Alpha A5100[pl_2417436_price], or the Alpha A6000[pl_2165999_price] both from Sony or the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Sony ILCE-7 does not support video capability, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the ILCE-7 also do not support video capability.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also support video capability including the Sony Alpha A5100[plb_2417436_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as the ILCE-7, the Sony ILCE-7 is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the ILCE-7, the Sony ILCE-7 does not have a GPS (satellite).

Other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might want to consider include the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price].

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Not Waterproof

The Sony ILCE-7 is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the ILCE-7 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the ILCE-7, the Sony ILCE-7 does not have an image stabilizer.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of cameras of this spec and age range from 2x to 150x. With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Sony ILCE-7 has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst MILC digital cameras of this age.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony Alpha A6000[plb_2165999_price] is also worth considering.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth considering include the Sony Alpha A5100[plb_2417436_price] (8x and higher rated).

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Heavy

Across all the MILC digital cameras that came out more than two years ago the weights range from 70g to 680g, and the average weight is 330g. The Sony ILCE-7 is one of the heavier digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the ILCE-7 (416 grams) amongst cameras of this age.

If you are not worried about having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Fujifilm X-E2[plb_1963114_price] (300g).

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Only Features Seven Flash Modess

The Sony ILCE-7 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on cameras that came out more than two years ago. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Flash on", "Pre-flash", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony digital camera.

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Only 270 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Sony ILCE-7 is a digital camera that takes 270 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the ILCE-7 take between 220 and 539 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Quite Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The shortest slowest camera shutter speed of cameras of a comparable type and age to the ILCE-7 is 4s and the longest is 240s. At only 30 seconds, the Sony ILCE-7 has a fairly short slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that are a comparable age to the ILCE-7.

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Very Long Flash Sync-Speed

Across all the cameras of this spec and age the flash sync-speeds range from 0.004s to 4s, and the average flash sync-speed is 0.98s. When compared to other similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the ILCE-7, the Sony ILCE-7's flash sync-speed of 4 seconds is one of the longest.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony ILCE-7

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera was released over three years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Sony ILCE-7 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

Digital cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price] (3.31" and higher rated).

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Alpha A6000[pl_2165999_price], or the Alpha A5100[pl_2417436_price] both from Sony or the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price].

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Image Stabilizer Location
Sensor Format
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Lens Mount Interface
Mounting Type
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Normal Focusing Range
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Sync-Speed
External Flash Connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
Pre-Flash
Shoe Mounting Point
Flash Metering Modes
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Noise Reduction
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Second Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Magnification
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Headphone Outputs
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Camera Playback
Direct Printing
Playback Modes
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
System Requirements
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Wrist Strap Included
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Other Features
Aspect Ratio
Technical Details
Built-In Speaker(s)
Self-Timer
Flash Type

User Reviews

(65)
(Verified Purchase)

I moved from an Olympus 4/3 system. The resolution and depth-of-field control of full-frame is incomparable! I learned how to shoot on a 35mm camera, so the complexities of the Sony and its menus... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Very good camera for people who wanted more compact reflex to bring for travel pros : - Light and small for a FF reflex - We can transfer photo by Wifi, NFC cons : - Pay attention to the dust as... Read more…

Reviewed 12 August 2016 by DG
(Verified Purchase)

Already own the a7sii and bought this as an accompaniment. The camera itself does not need reviewing - it is a known stellar performer. However, the seller with the most stars (WAA Electronics)... Read more…

Reviewed 1 August 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Great camera, fast delivery...

We have the A7mk11 and the A7R mk11 ( I was going to buy the A6000 as a second camera but upgraded my wife's a7mk11 instead I'm more than happy with her cast off's ) The secret to getting the very... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Yes I do like this camera it is very easy to access various functions .It is my first full frame camera so I hope the quality of images will be as good as my old Contax RX film camera.

Reviewed 17 May 2016 by Mr. R. W. Lutter
(Verified Purchase)

Best camera I have ever had. It is quite heavy for the size. I moved over from a 5D MKII and the quality is so much better, however the batteries can run down very quickly compared to the canon... Read more…

Reviewed 5 April 2016 by Ali Asad
(Verified Purchase)

Probably the best and most capable camera of it's kind on the market. My name is Ali Asad. I am a cinematographer. I used it on the my last shoot Mad To Be Normal [...] as a second camera to the... Read more…

Reviewed 30 March 2016 by Vishal sharma
(Verified Purchase)

Best camera i have ever owned but its riddles with limitations. Cons: Battery life is terrible, lasting me on average only 2 hours. If you want to make time lapses with video your limited to 30... Read more…

Reviewed 21 March 2016 by Fabian

Absolutely brilliant! Just moved from an APS-C Nikon (D90) to my first full frame. Despite some people saying the setting rings and buttons are not the best, I love them. I shoot on manual most of... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ilce7r, ilce7k, ilce7bce, ilce7kbce, ilce7rbce, sony vgc1, tilta a7s2, sony vgc1e, tilta a7m2, sony ilce7, tilta est17, sony vgc1em, sony ilce7d, tilta ilce7, sony ilce7r, sony ilce7k, sony ilce7s, sony ilce7b, sony ilce7kb, sony ilce7sb, sony ilce7rb, sony p184460, sony ilce7sc, sony ilce7kd, tilta est17a, sony ilce7bc, sony ilce7di, tilta ilce7s
Barcodes 00006509704583, 00702971012883, 00702971012968, 02000060072731, 04056572580637, 04056572580644, 04548736001701, 04548736001763, 04905524951882, 04905524958454, 04905524958478, 04905524958485, 04905524958539, 04905524958553, 04905524958560, 04905524958638, 04905524958645, 04905524983289, 05054230707326

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