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Sony ILCE7S

£999.00
DP Review Gold PhotographyBlog.com Essential Ephotozine Highly Recommended What Digital Camera Gold
A fully featured and 4 year old MILC camera, perfect for wildlife photography
MILC 24.3MP CMOS Black Oct 2013
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Sony ILCE-7 Review

With excellent features, we have ranked the Sony ILCE-7 number 26 in best selling cameras and number 358 across all digital cameras.
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Fully-Featured
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3 Years Old
Overall Score
48
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 48?

Canon cameras have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better digital cameras are available. View the latest cameras 2017.
This digital camera has some great features:
6000 x 4000 pixels image resolution
Quite high megapixels sensor
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for wildlife photography, ranking number 297 in wildlife photography cameras. It is also excellent for portrait photography, ranking number 257 in portrait photography cameras as well being excellent for sports photography, ranking number 287 in sports photography cameras.
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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

Very Good Brand

Based on 32,324 expert and owner reviews (including 10,628 verified purchases), Sony has very good ratings for its digital cameras. Sony also has very good ratings specifically within its digital cameras range compared to other brands. 92% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent features but is over 6 months old and at £999.00 it is more expensive than 81% 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 £999.00 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $1,198.00 (£1,556.80).

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Features

6000 X 4000 Pixels Image Resolution

The Sony ILCE-7 has a maximum image resolution of 6000 x 4000 pixels. That's 51% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution. Digital cameras resolutions range from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Quite High Megapixels Sensor

The lowest megapixels of digital cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The megapixels of the Sony ILCE-7 of 24.3MP is quite high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 5% of all digital cameras when sorted 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 camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The ISO sensitivity (max) of the Sony ILCE-7 of 25,600 is quite high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 15% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Digital cameras have ISO sensitivities (max) of between 200 and 820,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 14,000.

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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 Sony 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, as do 66% of digital cameras.

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Heavy

The lightest camera is 50g , the heaviest is 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The weight of the Sony ILCE-7 of 416g is in the heaviest 25% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Sony ILCE-7 of 8x is in the biggest 12% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The digital zooms of digital cameras range from 0.72x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x.

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

This 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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Supports Direct Printing

The Sony ILCE-7 supports direct printing, which is unusual. 89% of digital cameras do not support direct printing.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Sony ILCE-7 of 3" is in the largest 15% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. Digital cameras have display diagonals of between 0.5" and 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Sony ILCE-7 has a shoe mounting point, which is unusual. 90% of digital cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Sony ILCE-7 has a built-in speaker(s), which is unusual. 92% of cameras do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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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 Wrist Strap

The Sony ILCE-7 has a wrist strap, unlike 93% of digital cameras which do not have a wrist strap.

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Fairly Large Viewfinder Screen Size

The average viewfinder screen size of all digital cameras is 0.41", with the smallest being 0.17" and the largest being 8". The Sony ILCE-7's viewfinder screen size of 0.5" is in the largest 13% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The Sony ILCE-7 supports a maximum still image resolution of 6000 x 4000 pixels. That's 51% higher resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. This Sony camera also supports a still image resolution of 3936 x 2624 pixels and 3008 x 2000 pixels. Across all cameras the resolution ranges from 384 x 480 pixels (worst) to 6016 x 4016 pixels (best).

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Has a Touchscreen

The Sony ILCE-7 has a touchscreen, unlike 84% of digital cameras which do not have a touchscreen.

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Has a Pre-Flash

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

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Quite High Display Resolution

The display resolution of the Sony ILCE-7 of 922,000 pixels is in the highest 21% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The average display resolution of all digital cameras is 590,000 pixels, with the lowest being 3 pixels and the highest being 16,000,000 pixels.

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Has a Headphone Output

The Sony ILCE-7 has a headphone output, which is unusual. 94% of digital cameras do not have a headphone output.

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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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Wide Range of Closest Focusing Distances Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the closest focusing distance depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of closest focusing distances are possible with this camera.

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Supports Live View

The Sony ILCE-7 supports live view. 84% of digital cameras do not support live view.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Sony ILCE-7 has a vari-angle LCD display, unlike 84% of digital cameras which do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Sony ILCE-7 supports Wi-Fi, unlike 72% of digital cameras which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Sony ILCE-7 features noise reduction, unlike 92% of digital cameras which do not feature noise reduction.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Sony ILCE-7 features flash exposure compensation, which is unusual. 80% of cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Sony ILCE-7 has an external flash connector, which is unusual. 87% of cameras do not have an external flash connector.

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Wide Range of Aspherical Lenses Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the aspherical lens depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of aspherical lenses are possible with this camera.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony ILCE-7 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 88% of cameras which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1440 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. 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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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This digital camera was released in October 2013.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony ilce7kbkit, sony ilce7rbiv, sony ilce7sb, sony alpha7r, sony hvlf32m, sony ilce7b
Barcodes 00027242874794, 00027242874800, 00027242881730, 00083922914839, 00616348088817, 00845251096903, 02000060072731, 04056572580637, 04905524958454, 04905524958478, 04905524958485, 04905524958492, 04905524958553, 04905524958560, 04905524958638, 04905524958645, 04905524983272, 04905524983296, 05054230707326, 08809393056142

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