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Sony ILCE-7

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SLR 24.3MP 6000 X 4000 Pixels CMOS Oct 2013
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Sony ILCE-7 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Sony ILCE-7 number 122 in best selling cameras and number 279 across all digital cameras.
95
Reviews
47 Reviews + 1 Award
53
Value for Money
Average
94
Features
Fully-Featured
62
Age
4 Years Old
78
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 78?

It has very good expert reviews and terrific user reviews with 94% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received an industry award from Les Numeriques.com. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital 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 it is easy to use, good picture quality and product quality. However they also report inferior battery life, unacceptable noise level and that it is not an acceptable size.
The ILCE-7 has some great features:
6000 x 4000 pixels image resolution
Higher than average megapixels
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Higher than average maximum ISO sensitivity
7K full-frame ILC body with standard zoom lens full-frame
Capture almighty 24.3mp image quality
Shoot the detail fast with less noise
Catch the moment in the blink of an eye
Designed for professional use anywhere
Share results instantly with wi-fi & NFC
Show 4k ultra HD photos & full HD movies

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 367 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 387 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 382 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.
There is a 78% 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 ILCE-7?

The Sony ILCE-7 is 126.9mm wide and 94.4mm tall. It is 48.2mm deep and weighs 416g.

Sony ILCE-7 front dimensions
Sony ILCE-7 size in context

Sony ILCE-7 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

One Industry Award

The author at one expert review site thought that this Sony digital camera was very good. This was from Les Numeriques.com who gave it an "5 Star".

Excellent Expert Reviews

On average, based on three expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, PC Mag and Les Numeriques.com this camera has an overall expert rating of 90 out of 100. This puts this Sony camera in the top 3% of all the cameras when ranked by average expert review score.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, based on 44 owner reviews the average owner rating of this Sony camera is terrific. 30 reviewers (93% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 94% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report Poor Battery Life

Two people who bought the product considered that it did not have a good battery life.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Six people said in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use and two customers considered that it was easy to use the menus.

Customers Report Unacceptable Noise Level

Two owners who reviewed it agreed that it was noisy.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

Nine owners who reviewed it mentioned that it was able to produce good images and two customers thought the product had a good picture resolution.

Users Report That it is Not an Acceptable Size

Two people who reviewed the product agreed that it was heavy and bulky.

Users Report Superior Product Quality

Six owners who bought the Sony ILCE-7 agreed that it was good quality.

Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

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

Customers Report That it is Robust

Four people who purchased it agreed that it was well made.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Two owners who purchased it concluded that it had a good zoom.

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and features, but is over 6 months old, and at £1,394.54 it is in the most expensive 17% of cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony ILCE-7 and the United Kingdom price of £1,394.54 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $1,174.57 (£1,629.01).

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

Sony released the ILCE-7 in October 2013.

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Features

6000 X 4000 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Sony ILCE-7 is 6000 x 4000 pixels. That's 51% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. The best resolution of all digital cameras is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Higher Than Average Megapixels

Across all the cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The Sony ILCE-7's sensor megapixels of 24.3MP is very high compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 96% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This 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 cameras.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

Across all the cameras the ISO sensitivities (max) range from 200 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000. The Sony ILCE-7's maximum ISO sensitivity of 25,600 is in the highest 14% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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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 Sony ILCE-7 has a built-in flash. 68% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Heavier Than Average

The weight of the Sony ILCE-7 of 416g is heavier than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the heaviest 26% 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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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Sony ILCE-7 has a shoe mounting point, which is unusual. 89% of cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Sony ILCE-7 does not have a GPS (satellite). 89% of digital cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Sony ILCE-7 has a built-in speaker(s), unlike 91% of digital cameras which do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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

This 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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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This 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 cameras.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Sony ILCE-7 features flash exposure compensation, unlike 78% of digital cameras which do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Supports Direct Printing

The Sony ILCE-7 supports direct printing. 88% of cameras do not support direct printing.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Sony ILCE-7 does not feature bluetooth. 95% of cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Sony ILCE-7 features noise reduction, which is unusual. 91% of cameras do not feature noise reduction.

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Has a Wrist Strap

The Sony ILCE-7 has a wrist strap. 91% of digital cameras do not have a wrist strap.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Sony ILCE-7's display diagonal of 3" is relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 15% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Sony ILCE-7 supports Wi-Fi, unlike 69% of cameras which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Sony ILCE-7 has an external flash connector. 86% of cameras do not have an external flash connector.

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6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Sony ILCE-7 is 6000 x 4000. That's over eight times the resolution of the most common resolution of 1712 x 1712. Cameras resolutions range from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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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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Has a Self-Timer

The Sony ILCE-7 has a self-timer, unlike 82% of digital cameras which do not have a self-timer.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Sony ILCE-7 has a vari-angle LCD display, unlike 83% of cameras which do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Sony ILCE-7 has a touchscreen, unlike 83% of cameras which do not have a touchscreen.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The Sony ILCE-7's display resolution of 922,000 pixels is higher than 76% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the cameras the display resolutions range from 23,000 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels.

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Supports Live View

The Sony ILCE-7 supports live view. 83% of cameras do not support live view.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

Across all the cameras the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x. The Sony ILCE-7's digital zoom of 8x is bigger than 87% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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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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Has a Headphone Output

The Sony ILCE-7 has a headphone output. 93% of cameras do not have a headphone output.

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Has a Pre-Flash

The Sony ILCE-7 has a pre-flash, unlike 95% of cameras which do not have a pre-flash.

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340 Battery Life

The Sony ILCE-7 is a camera that takes 340 shots battery life. Most of the other cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony ILCE-7 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which is unusual. 87% of cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony ilce7kbkit, sony ilce7rbiv, sony ilce7sb, sony alpha7r, sony ilce7b

Barcodes:

00027242874787, 00027242874794, 00027242874800, 00027242881730, 00083922914839, 00616348088817, 00845251096903, 02000060072731, 04056572580637, 04905524958454, 04905524958478, 04905524958485, 04905524958492, 04905524958539, 04905524958553, 04905524958560, 04905524958638, 04905524958645, 04905524983272, 04905524983296, 05054230707326, 08809393056142

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