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Sony Alpha A7 Digital Camera

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17 Reasons For

Twenty-Four Industry Awards

Experts really like this camera and have given it twenty-four awards.

This Sony camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by Ephotozine, Digitaltrends.com, Tomsguide.com, CNET.com.au, Ferra.ru, 3dnews.ru and Reviewed.com all of whom concluded that this camera was outstanding.

This camera was given a "Recommended" award by Trusted Reviews, Pocket Lint, Focus-numerique.fr, Hi-tech.mail.ru/, Gagadget.com, Vido.com.ua and Tek.no all of whom concluded that this Sony digital camera was good.

This digital camera received a "Highly Recommended" from both Camera Labs and Lydogbillede.dk, both of which concluded that this camera was great.

This Sony digital camera was given a "Gold" award by both What Digital Camera and Onfoto.ru, both of which concluded that this camera was outstanding.

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Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on fifty-two expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review and CNET.com the average expert rating of this camera is 87%. Digital camera experts think this digital camera is one of the very best cameras of this type and age.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 800 owner reviews this camera has an average owner rating of 90%.

Good Product Quality

A few customers who reviewed the product thought it was good quality. What Digital Camera wrote three years ago “Great quality rivals DSLRs of similar resolution” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Digitaltrends.com wrote two years ago “Event photographers should jump on it thanks to its quick response, along with outstanding image and movie quality.” . Expert review site Trustedreviews.com said “A number of irrefutable factors mean that the very best in image quality is still delivered from full-frame sensors” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Quality Pictures

A few Sony Alpha A7 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Pcmag.com mentioned on PC Mag three years ago “The Sony Alpha 7 is a fast-shooting, full-frame mirrorless camera that is capable of capturing some impressive images.” in their review and scored this digital camera 5 stars. Cnet.com.au mentioned in their Sony Alpha A7 review in the same month “The Sony A7 opens up the magic of full-frame photography to an entirely new audience” and rated the Sony Alpha A7 4 stars. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk rated it 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their Sony Alpha A7 review “Stunning image quality for the size”.

A few Sony Alpha A7 reviewers who purchased this digital camera considered that it had a good image sensor. Expert review site Videomaker.com said “It features a full-frame 35mm sensor” . Mobiletechreview.com gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “@lisagade) The Sony Alpha a7 is the first ILC (interchangeable lens camera) mirrorless camera with a full frame sensor”. Expert review site Amateurphotographer.co.uk said “It broke new ground with the combination of an impressive full frame sensor in a portable”.

A number of Sony Alpha A7 reviewers who bought the product concluded that it had a good picture resolution. Techradar.com gave the product a score of 4 stars and mentioned on Techradar “Those wanting the ultimate in detail resolution should opt for the 36Mp Sony Alpha a7R, while photographers for whom low-ligh”. Techradar.com also wrote “Nikon told us for years that 12 million pixels was 'enough'.”. Expert website Amateurphotographer.co.uk said in their review of this digital camera “Also, if youre looking for a camera that delivers huge amounts of detail thanks to a high resolution” .

Several people who purchased the product concluded that it had a good ISO range. Whatdigitalcamera.com wrote on What Digital Camera two years ago “Sony Alpha 7S Review - The Sony Alpha 7S is the latest addition to Sony's growing range of full frame CSCs, featuring an impressive ISO range of 50-409,600”. Ephotozine.com said on expert review site Ephotozine “An impressive ISO range from ISO50 to ISO409600 for both stills”. Digitaltrends.com mentioned “Dramatically raises sensitivity (ISO) capability to nose-bleed heights” and gave it a score of 4 stars.

A number of people concluded that it was good in low light. Pcmag.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and wrote on PC Mag two years ago “The Sony Alpha 7S full-frame mirrorless camera offers incredible performance in low light.” in their review of the Sony Alpha A7. Cameralabs.com wrote on Camera Labs also two years ago “The lower resolution of the A7s gives it greater low light performance with a huge maximum sensitivity of 409,600 ISO.” in their review. Dp Review mentioned “It's a very nice form factor and it's great in low light” .

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Good Size

Several people who purchased the Sony Alpha A7 thought it was compact. Expert website Photographyblog.com mentioned in their review three years ago “The Sony A7 is the world's first 35mm full-frame compact system camera (along with the A7R that was launched at the same time” and rated the product as excellent. Photographyblog.com also said “The Sony A7S is a 35mm full-frame compact system camera with a 12.2 megapixel sensor that provides an incredible ISO range of 50-409,600”. Expert website Tomsguide.com said “Good ergonomics in a compact design” in their review of this digital camera.

Some customers reckoned that the Sony Alpha A7 was a good body shape. What Digital Camera mentioned in their Sony Alpha A7 review “Small body with good ergonomics”. Digitalversus.com mentioned on Digital Versus “The Alpha 7S has the same body and Bionz X processor as the Alpha 7”.

One Sony Alpha A7 owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was thick. One Sony Alpha A7 reviewer said in their reviews that it was lightweight. Dp Review wrote on DP Review two years ago “Small and lightweight”.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Nineteen Sony Alpha A7 reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it was mirrorless. Three years ago What Digital Camera mentioned “AF falls behind DSLR viewfinder or best mirrorless” and scored it 5 stars. Ephotozine.com gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote “With the Sony A7R, they are also claiming the World's smallest and lightest full frame mirrorless” in their Sony Alpha A7 review. Expert website Tomsguide.com mentioned in their review “Sony's Alpha a7 is a pro-level mirrorless camera that offers excellent full-frame performance” and gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars.

A number of Sony Alpha A7 owners said in their reviews that it had a good viewfinder. What Digital Camera mentioned “Excellent large and detailed electronic viewfinder”. Dp Review mentioned in their review on DP Review “Large, high resolution electronic viewfinder”. Dp Review also said “Great OLED viewfinder”.

A few people reckoned that it had an electronic viewfinder. Dp Review said on DP Review “Sharp OLED EVF” in their review of this digital camera. Dp Review also wrote “Big and precise EVF”.

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Good Technical Features

A few people who reviewed the Sony Alpha A7 said that it had good features. Expert website Videomaker.com mentioned “If you are looking for pro features in a compact DSLR package, then the Sony a7S should be on your short list” in their review. Expert review site Digitalcamerareview.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “A broad feature set with extensive custom options wi” . Dp Review wrote on DP Review “Excellent image quality, advanced feature set with extensive custom options, high quality electronic viewfinder”.

Robust

Several Sony Alpha A7 reviewers who bought it agreed that it was well made. Three years ago Techreviewsource.com scored the product 5 stars and said “The Alpha 7 is built f” in their review of this digital camera. Digitalcamerareview.com wrote “The a7 is well-made and feels solid in the hand” in their review of this digital camera. Dp Review said on DP Review “Solid build quality”.

A number of people said in their reviews that the product was strong and durable. Expert review site Gizmodo.com.au mentioned “The camera has proven itself to be tough; it's designed to withstand less-than-ideal weather conditions while delivering excellent image quality that was previously only achievable with”.

One Sony Alpha A7 reviewer who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was easy to damage or scratch. Dpreview.com mentioned in their review on DP Review “The Alpha 7 has broken new ground in the full-frame market, in terms of both size” and scored it 4 stars.

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Nice Design

Some Sony Alpha A7 reviewers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was ergonomic. One person who purchased it concluded that it was luxurious. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote on Expert Reviews two years ago “At first glance it looks like a typical upmarket compact system camera (CSC” and scored the product 4 stars.

One Sony Alpha A7 reviewer who bought the product concluded that it was good looking. Dpexpert.com.au said “THREE GORGEOUS CAMERAS] by terry on 26 March 2014 THE NEW FUJIFILM X-T1 JOINS THE OLYMPUS OMD E-M1” in their review of this digital camera.

One Sony Alpha A7 reviewer who purchased the Sony Alpha A7 concluded that it was a good design. Dp Review said “Great fullframe image quality, sturdy build and small scale design, great electronic viewfinder quality, tiltangle LCD with large view, two batteries included”.

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Easy to Use

Several customers who purchased the Sony Alpha A7 concluded that it was easy to use. Dp Review mentioned “Great control layout”. Reviewed.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “We think some really talented artists will be able to use this as an incredible tool.”. Expert review site Techgoondu.com said “It's also a handy mirrorless camera system” in their review.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the Sony Alpha A7 was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert review site Amateurphotographer.co.uk wrote in their review “I enjoyed shooting with the Alpha 7 thanks to the comfortable and well-proportioned handgrip, dual dials, logically positioned customisable controls”.

One person who reviewed the product considered that it was easy to handle. Dp Review said on DP Review “Good handling” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Video Capture

Six customers said in their reviews that this digital camera was good for video recording. Expert review site Gizmodo.com mentioned “If you are a video shooter looking for something that is better than Canon full-frame video quality at comparable price, you should absolutely consider the Sony A7s” in their review of the Sony Alpha A7. Dp Review said “Sony's Alpha ILCE 7, aka the 7, delivers excellent photo and video quality in a well-designed camera that's enjoyable to shoot with” in their Sony Alpha A7 review. Dp Review also wrote “Comprehensive video mode with great performances”.

Sony Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 14,994 expert and owner reviews, Sony has good reviews for its digital cameras. Sony also has good reviews specifically within its cameras range compared to other brands.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Two customers agreed that the Sony Alpha A7 was quiet. Digitalversus.com mentioned on expert website Digital Versus “It's also the only Alpha 7 to sport an electronic shutter for completely silent picture-taking and XAVC-S video recording; it also shoots 4K video.” in their review of this digital camera. Dp Review wrote in their review of the Sony Alpha A7 “Remarkably quiet in Silent Shooting Mode”.

A few Sony Alpha A7 reviewers who reviewed it agreed that it was noisy. Dp Review said “The shutter is very loud”. Dp Review also said “Very impressive noise performance up to IS 25600 IS 51200”.

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Good Connectivity

One Sony Alpha A7 reviewer considered that it was good in terms of connectivity. Two years ago Amateurphotographer.co.uk wrote in their review of this digital camera “The model features the same Wi-fi and NFC connectivity which so impressed on the other two models”.

Has Eleven White Balance Modes

The Alpha A7 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on cameras of this age and spec. The white balance modes "Daylight", "Shade", "Cloudy", "Incandescent", "Fluorescent", "Warm White", "Cool White", "Day White", "Custom" and "Underwater" are also found on this Sony camera.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Sony Alpha A7 has a higher image resolution than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This camera has a 6000 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most digital cameras of this age and type have a 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution. The worst image resolution of all similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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12 Reasons Against

Poor Battery Life

A few customers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it did not have a good battery life. Dp Review wrote “Poor battery life” . Dp Review also mentioned “Mediocre battery life when using electronic viewfinder”. Dp Review also mentioned “The long startup time and short battery life disappoint”.

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Sony Alpha A7 does not have an image stabiliser. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also do not have an image stabiliser.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago do not support Full HD video. The Alpha A7 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Alpha A7 do not support WiFi connectivity. The Alpha A7 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Sony Alpha A7 does not support video recording. Most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as the Alpha A7 also do not support video recording.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Alpha A7 does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also do not have a built-in flash.

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Not Waterproof

Most cameras that have been on the market for more than two years are not waterproof. The Alpha A7 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Alpha A7 are not 3D compatible. The Alpha A7 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Alpha A7 does not have a GPS. Most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as the Alpha A7 also do not have a GPS.

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Only Supports One ISO Speed

The Sony Alpha A7 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 10,000, but this ISO speed is not supported by this Sony digital camera. The ISO speeds ISO 100 - 25600 are also supported by this camera.

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Only Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the Alpha A7 is more than most digital cameras of this spec and age. The most frequently supported audio format is AC3, but this audio format is not supported by this camera. The audio formats AAC-LC are also supported by this digital camera.

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Only Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Autofocus & manual focus, which is the most commonly found focus on digital cameras of this age and type.

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1 Other reason to consider the Sony Alpha A7

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camera has been on the market for over four years.

Specification

Picture Quality
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Design
Waterproof
Colour
Lens System
Minimum Aperture
Focal Length Range
Lens
Lens Mount Interface
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Camera
3D Compatible
GPS
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Built-In Processor
Weight & Dimensions
Battery
Battery
Shot Per Battery Charge
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
Interface
Dimension
Aperture Range
Accessories
Technical Details
Continuous Shooting Speed (max)

24 Awards

3dnews.ru Editor's Choice vido.com.ua Recommended onfoto.ru Gold focus-numerique.fr Recommended Les Numeriques.com 5 Star Digitaltrends.com Recommended Product reviewed.com Editor's Choice CNET.com.au Editor's Choice Imaging Resource.com Dave's Pick Camera Labs Highly Recommended 01net.com 4 Star Digital Versus 5 Star tek.no Recommended tomsguide.com Editor's Choice DP Review Gold ferra.ru Editor's Choice Trusted Reviews Recommended lydogbillede.dk Especially Recommended 6 Star PhotographyBlog.com Essential Ephotozine Highly Recommended What Digital Camera Gold gagadget.com Recommended Pocket Lint Recommended hi-tech.mail.ru/ Recommended

Expert Reviews

(115)
10 December 2015

Like its predecessor, the sensor in A7S II has impressive low-light performance ? in fact, very impressive high ISO dynamic range, particularly between ISO3200 and 12800. But it comes at the...

29 September 2015

The A7S is an incredible camera that excels at shooting in low-light. The camera has proven itself to be tough; it's designed to withstand less-than-ideal weather conditions while delivering...

6 April 2015

Sony's full-frame mirrorless camera gets a few but useful updates.Sony has a rather confusing naming convention for the Alpha A7 series. Not only is the Alpha name also used for its DSLRs but the... Read more…

12 March 2015

Sony?s pricey compact system camera is a low-light master, but 4K video requires extra investment...

11 March 2015

Sony A7s: Amazing in its specialised fields The A7s isn't for everyone. It's Sony's priciest compact system camera ? and yet it feels specialised towards low-light shooting and professional...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 19 November 2014 by Jim

I bought the Sony 7R 4 months ago and it has been at Sony repairs for 2 months. Sony repair is atrocious - could not be worse. You will never receive an e mail about their receiving your camera or... Read more…

Reviewed 27 May 2015 by Tvp

First let me state that I am a professional Photographer and Videographer and have been in business since 1985. I would also like to add to this that I have purchased hundreds of thousands of... Read more…

Reviewed 12 January 2014 by Brian Hrodgar
(Verified Purchase)

Coming from a Sony NEX 5N background (which I still use and rate highly) I'm loving the EVF, weather-proofing and Menus of the A7. Still to decide which flash to purchase for the camera. The only... Read more…

Reviewed 30 December 2013 by T.J.Byford

I bought into Sony's Nex system when they launched the Model 5 in 2010. At that time it was the smallest body to house a dslr sized APS-sensor. Unfortunately, the IQ of the sensor was only so-so,... Read more…

Reviewed 10 June 2014 by D. Clarke
(Verified Purchase)

It's probably worth saying that, the unloved Canon EOS M aside, there are no really bad mirrorless systems to buy into at the moment and that anyone in the market for the A7 or the A7R has... Read more…

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