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Sony ILCE7B Digital Camera

MILC 24.3MP CMOS Nov 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Count Image Stabiliser Sensor Type 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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Excellent Owner Reviews

This Sony camera has a terrific average owner rating based on 65 owner reviews.

Good Product Quality

A few customers who reviewed the Sony ILCE-7 reckoned that it was good quality. Bwfc77 said “It exudes quality, feels great in my (rather large) hands”. Bwfc77 also mentioned “Performs with, real quality; an absolute pleasure to work with”. Daniel H. said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Excellent picture quality”.

Robust

A number of people who purchased the product considered that it was well made. Three years ago Bwfc77 mentioned “It feels solid, even rugged” in their review of this digital camera. D. Clarke mentioned on Amazon “+ It’s well made”. Dr. G. J. Pepper wrote on Amazon “Jello effect; whereas video taken at HD 1080 60p is rock solid” in their review of the Sony ILCE-7.

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

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Nice Design

Several customers who purchased the Sony ILCE-7 reckoned that it was good looking. Amazon Customer mentioned two years ago “Its still pretty fast” in their review and rated the product 5 stars. Artistic Dyslexic mentioned “My favourite style of photography is documentary” and gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars. Clara99 said on Amazon three years ago “Gorgeous pictures” in their review of this digital camera and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

Some Sony ILCE-7 owners who bought the product agreed that it was ergonomic. Brian Hrodgar rated it 5 stars and he mentioned “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”. Michael J. Davies wrote two years ago “Ergonomically just a much more pleasurable camera to operate”.

Two Sony ILCE-7 reviewers who reviewed it considered that it was retro. Tescodirect wrote “Has a peculiar retro styling which does not appeal to me”.

Two people who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was smooth. J. Newton gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their Sony ILCE-7 review “The new shape/grip with less smooth surfaces and more grippy surfaces”. Last year The Demon Barber mentioned on Amazon “•Smooth auto-ISO ramping makes for easy ramping from Indoors to Outdoors for video if you don't have clickless aperture lenses” in their Sony ILCE-7 review and rated it 4 stars.

One Sony ILCE-7 owner wrote in their reviews that it was neat. Nick Beadle wrote “A very tidy compact package” in his review.

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Easy to Use

A few Sony ILCE-7 owners who purchased the Sony ILCE-7 agreed that it was easy to use. Anthony Robins he wrote in his review of this digital camera two years ago “The focus zoom check thing is very quick to use.”. Artistic Dyslexic gave the product a rating of 5 stars and said “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 review of this digital camera. Brian Hrodgar wrote in his review of this digital camera two years ago “The A7 is a joy to use with focus peaking” .

A few customers who reviewed it agreed that it was easy to use the menus. Anthony Robins gave it a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “I like the menus”. James Nolan mentioned in his Sony ILCE-7 review on Amazon “There are 2 assignable buttons as well for favourite settings” and gave it a very good review. T.j.byford said on Amazon “Although it was often criticised, I never really had any problems with Sony's menu system.” and rated it as excellent.

A few Sony ILCE-7 owners who reviewed the Sony ILCE-7 considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. James Nolan mentioned “It's light though, with a really solid tactile feel with it's metal body and surprisingly comfortable to hold” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Tescodirect gave it a rating of 4 stars and said on Amazon in November last year “For dimly-lit venues you have to go a little higher than I am comfortable with (i.e”.

A few people who reviewed the Sony ILCE-7 reckoned that it was easy to setup. Michael Clark gave it an excellent rating and he wrote “Very quick to set up and achieve professional results” in his review of the Sony ILCE-7. Tescodirect wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “I found it really easy to set up” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

One Sony ILCE-7 reviewer considered that the product was easy to handle.

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Good Support

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

Good Size

Several customers thought this digital camera was compact. Howard Barnett Wedding Photographer gave the Sony ILCE-7 a rating of 5 stars and he said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon a few weeks ago “Nice and compact & great images It has a small flange back so with adapters to can use lots of lens”. James Nolan mentioned in his review of this digital camera “I absolutely love this camera! Whenever I see DSLR users these days, I am reminded how compact the A7 really is” and gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars. Nicolas B. said in his review of the Sony ILCE-7 on Amazon this year “Very good camera for people who wanted more compact reflex to”.

A few Sony ILCE-7 owners who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was lightweight. John mentioned in his review “Portable and very lightweight in comparison to my D3s”. Michael J. Davies mentioned in his review on Amazon “The camera is small, lightweight, good build quality” but he scored it 3 stars. A few weeks ago R. Abrook said in their review on Amazon “You have a lightweight system capable of producing stunning, sharp pictures”.

Several people considered that the Sony ILCE-7 was a good weight. Fabian wrote in his Sony ILCE-7 review on Amazon “+Size, weight and looks +Full frame +Manual controls easy to use +Manual focusing aids (focus peaking, focus zoom) +EVF - lots of pros” and rated it as excellent. J. Newton scored this digital camera very highly and mentioned in their review of the Sony ILCE-7 “The first lenses you should consider in my opinion are the 35mm f2.8 which is a superb Zeiss light weight lens”.

Some people who purchased it wrote that it was a good size. Clara99 said on Amazon “Such a good size and weight” in their review. Tescodirect wrote on Amazon “Either rate it as very close or possibly better in some dimensions” in their Sony ILCE-7 review.

Some people wrote that the Sony ILCE-7 was a good body shape. T.j.byford scored the product very highly and mentioned three years ago “At that time it was the smallest body to house a dslr sized APS-sensor”. One customer who reviewed it considered that it was heavy and bulky.

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Good Quality Pictures

Thirty Sony ILCE-7 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was able to produce good images. Artistic Dyslexic said “I've had the camera for over a week now and love taking images with it” and scored the product very highly. Brian Hrodgar wrote in his review of this digital camera “A pocket battleship of a camera, capable of creating stunning images”. Bwfc77 wrote on Amazon “Most importantly takes fantastic photos (well, I take the photos, of course.”.

Some Sony ILCE-7 reviewers who bought this digital camera wrote that it was good in low light. Ed Mcbain said 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 mentioned “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 he mentioned two years ago “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”.

Several people said in their reviews that it had a good image sensor. A few weeks ago Fabian said on Amazon “The science should work out in favor of the full frame sensor in terms of exposure length.” in his Sony ILCE-7 review. Michael J. Davies mentioned on Amazon “A Full Frame sensor in a body thats the same size as the RX10 is a dream come true”. In November this year Rafael Rianchofernández said in his Sony ILCE-7 review “The dynamic range of the sensor is outstanding”.

Four Sony ILCE-7 owners who reviewed it wrote that it had a good picture resolution. Anthony Robins said on Amazon “Almost essential for quick portrait shooting” in his Sony ILCE-7 review. P. Burgess mentioned in their review on Amazon “Its simply amazing for shooting up to very high ISO's without noise” and gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars. The Blue Reviewer wrote “A full-frame one-of-a-kind compact resolution beast (the a7R is even more of a beast”.

Some people said that the product had a good ISO range. Rjm said “No problems whatsoever starting ISO at 3,200 when night shooting”. Rjm also wrote “The real value of the super high ISO is to frame your shots when you simply can't see in complete darkness”. Tescodirect wrote “The D610 is fairly good when you raise the ISO, certainly better than any other camera I have owned until this point.”.

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Good Quality Lens

A number of Sony ILCE-7 owners who purchased it reckoned that it had a good autofocus. Ajmb mentioned “Focusing is pin sharp”. Ajmb also wrote “Canon have a very good focusing system with their DIGIC6 processor.”. Ajmb also wrote “It's easy enough to focus on moving objects/people”.

A few customers who bought it reckoned that it had a good lens. Brian Hrodgar mentioned in his review of the Sony ILCE-7 on Amazon two years ago “Watch those fast legacy lens prices continue to rise as people embrace full-frame”. Dr. G. J. Pepper mentioned on Amazon “The kit lens is great.”. I. Salem wrote on Amazon “Build quality and kit lens also very good” in their review.

A number of customers wrote that it had a good image stabiliser. Jmlelectro wrote in their Sony ILCE-7 review in November last year “Superb for a full frame camera this is a first with chip stabilisation, works well”. Nick Beadle gave the Sony ILCE-7 a very good rating and he wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “And it has image stabilisation which none of the Sony lenses do”.

A few customers said in their reviews that the Sony ILCE-7 had a good zoom. Michael J. Davies mentioned on Amazon “Compared to the RX10 its poor where you simply use the zoom tab by the shutter release”. Nick Beadle wrote in his review 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”.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Some customers who reviewed it reckoned that it had an electronic viewfinder. Anthony Robins gave it an excellent rating and he mentioned on Amazon “I'm hardly ever aware that this is an EVF rather than an optical, unless I'm in very, very low light”. Brian Hrodgar said on Amazon “Rate highly) I'm loving the EVF, weather-proofing and Menus of the A7” in his review of this digital camera. Two years ago Michael J. Davies mentioned in his review of this digital camera “I read they are using the same EVF on the A7 as on the RX10, well its not! The A7 is pixelated” however he rated this digital camera 3 stars.

Some people who purchased this digital camera considered that it was mirrorless. D. Clarke mentioned “The unloved Canon EOS M aside, there are no really bad mirrorless systems to buy into at the moment” in their review of the Sony ILCE-7. J. Newton gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote “I'd like to say this is a mirrorless downside” in their Sony ILCE-7 review. John said on Amazon “An Impressive Mirrorless Camera”.

Several people thought the Sony ILCE-7 had a good viewfinder. Ajmb said in their review of the Sony ILCE-7 on Amazon “OLED viewfinder is another brilliant benefit, whatever people tell you”. Jayacee scored it 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “Easy to use with an excellent viewfinder” in their Sony ILCE-7 review. Three years ago Zakk said in their review of this digital camera “The viewfinder is perfect and the articulated rear screen makes it easy for tripod work”.

Two Sony ILCE-7 reviewers who reviewed it agreed that it had a good screen. Anthony Robins wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “The viewfinder and display are great”. Last year The Demon Barber rated the product 80 out of 100 and mentioned “•Rear screen is nice and high-res”.

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Good Video Capture

Five people wrote that it was good for video recording. Dr. G. J. Pepper wrote on Amazon “For years I have been searching for that single piece of kit that will shoot perfect stills and perfect video” in their Sony ILCE-7 review. 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 on Amazon “You have a sensational 1080p video camera (no 4K, not even externally” in their review of this digital camera.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Sony MILC cameras have good ratings on average and across all digital cameras Sony is one of the better rated brands.

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Good Connectivity

One Sony ILCE-7 reviewer said in their reviews that the Sony ILCE-7 was able to connect to the internet. Two years ago D. Clarke gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Stepping gently round internet flamewars about equivalence in DOF”.

One Sony ILCE-7 owner said in their reviews that this digital camera was good in terms of USB connections. Hmuo mentioned in their review of the Sony ILCE-7 last year “They also suggested to get my hands on a fresh computer, fresh USB cable and try a fresh install following their instructions precisely” .

One customer wrote that it had email functionality. William D Pummell said on Amazon “Supplier (tiffany3 on Amazon Marketplace) responded promptly to my email and arranged prompt delivery” in his review and gave the product a very good review score.

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Good Technical Features

A number of Sony ILCE-7 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it had good features. Hmuo wrote in their review “1) if you were counting on time-lapse features and other useful add ons, you will need to create an account” but despite that they only gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100. William D Pummell wrote “The high ISO features will be very useful to me” in his Sony ILCE-7 review.

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was quiet. The Demon Barber said in their review of the Sony ILCE-7 “•Silent shutter is an amazing feature” .

Good Battery Life

A few customers who bought the Sony ILCE-7 mentioned that it had a good battery life. Anthony Robins said on Amazon two years ago “2) buy a battery grip - near enough £300!” in his Sony ILCE-7 review and rated the product as very good. J. Newton said on Amazon “Panasonic cameras have incredible battery life”. Three years ago T.j.byford mentioned on Amazon “And this will work with all FF frame lenses, so I effectively can double my battery of lenses at the touch of a button” in their review of this digital camera and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

Good Flash

One Sony ILCE-7 owner who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good flash. Michael J. Davies mentioned in his review of the Sony ILCE-7 “A built in flash”.

Quite High Megapixel Count

MILC cameras that are a comparable age to the ILCE-7 have megapixel counts of between 2.3MP and 46MP, and the average megapixel count is 17MP. With a megapixel count of 24.3 megapixels, the Sony ILCE-7 has a quite high megapixel count compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Sony ILCE-7 supports WiFi connectivity. Most of the other MILC cameras that have been available for more than two years do not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of other digital cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available that you might also want to consider including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 ($924.99) which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Sony ILCE-7 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the ILCE-7.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 ($924.99) which has better reviews.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Like most of the other cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the ILCE-7, the Sony ILCE-7 supports Full HD video.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 ($924.99).

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SD Memory Card

SD memory card

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

If you want a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 ($924.99) (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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Supports Four Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Sony ILCE-7 is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the ILCE-7. The image formats "EXIF", "JPEG XR" and "RAW" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

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

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The Sony ILCE-7 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. The most frequently found HDMI connector is Mini, but this HDMI connector is not found on this camera. The HDMI connectors Micro are also found on this digital camera.

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Quite Many Total Megapixel Count

With a total megapixel count of 24.7 megapixels, the Sony ILCE-7 has one of the more total megapixel counts amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. Across all the cameras of this spec and age the total megapixel counts range from 12MP to 48MP, and the average total megapixel count is 18MP.

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Very Big Image Effective Megapixels

When compared to other MILC cameras that are a comparable age to the ILCE-7, the Sony ILCE-7's image effective megapixels of 24.3 megapixels is one of the biggest. The smallest image effective megapixels of digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 16MP, the biggest is 25MP, and the average image effective megapixels is 19MP.

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Features Eight Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Sony ILCE-7 is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of a similar age and type to the ILCE-7. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Flash on", "Hi-speed sync", "Pre-flash", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony camera.

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Has Eleven White Balance Modes

The Sony ILCE-7 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of this age and spec. This Sony camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on cameras of this type and age. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H", "Fluorescent L", "Incandescent", "Shade" and "Underwater" are also found on this camera.

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

The Sony ILCE-7 has a wider flash exposure correction than most MILC cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Sony digital camera has a ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step) flash exposure correction, whereas most cameras of a similar type and age to it have a ±1EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction. In addition, this camera have a ±3EV (1/2, 1/3 and 1 EV step) flash exposure correction.

A ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step) flash exposure correction is in fact the best flash exposure correction across all cameras of a comparable type and age to the ILCE-7.

Across comparable types of digital camera the worst flash exposure correction is ±1EV (1/3 EV step).

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Sony ILCE-7 has a higher image resolution than most MILC cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera has a 6000 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most MILC cameras that are a similar age to it have a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution.

This digital camera's image resolution (6000 x 4000 pixels) is in fact the best image resolution across all digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the ILCE-7.

Across comparable types of digital camera the worst image resolution is 4000 x 3000 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolution on digital cameras of a similar type and age 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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Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The Sony ILCE-7 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most MILC cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera has a Manual light exposure mode, which is the most commonly found light exposure mode found on MILC cameras that came out more than two years ago. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Sony digital camera.

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Supports Four ISO Speeds

The Sony ILCE-7 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most MILC cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera supports a 200 ISO speed, which is the most frequently supported ISO speed supported by MILC cameras that were launched around the same time as the ILCE-7. The ISO speeds "100", "6400" and "25600" are also supported by this Sony digital camera.

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H.264 Video Format

This digital camera supports an AVC|AVCHD|H.264|MP4|MPEG4 video format, which is typical of many cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Features Four Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Sony ILCE-7 is more than most MILC cameras that are a similar age to it. This digital camera features a Continuous Auto Focus auto focus, which is the most frequently featured auto focus featured on similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The auto focus "Centre weighted Auto Focus", "Contrast Detection Auto Focus" and "Flexible Spot Auto Focus" are also featured on this Sony camera.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is typical of many MILC cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

The Sony ILCE-7 has a very small minimum ISO speed (only 50) compared to most of the other MILC cameras that have been available for around the same time as the ILCE-7. Cameras of a comparable age and spec to the ILCE-7 have minimum ISO speed of between 50 and 200.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Recording

The Sony ILCE-7 does not support video recording. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the ILCE-7 also do not support video recording.

We compared all the other cameras which also support video recording to this digital camera and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 ($924.99) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Sony ILCE-7 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the ILCE-7 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

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.

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Not Waterproof

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

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Sony ILCE-7 does not have an image stabiliser. Most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago also do not have an image stabiliser.

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Heavy

With a weight of 416 grams, the Sony ILCE-7 is one of the heavier similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The average weight of cameras that were released more than two years ago is 310g, and the weights range from 70g to 680g.

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Quite Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

Across all the digital cameras of this age and spec the maximum camera shutter speeds range from 0.25s to 240s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 40s. When compared to other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the ILCE-7 that we have assessed the maximum camera shutter speed of, the Sony ILCE-7's maximum camera shutter speed of only 0.25 seconds is one of the shortest.

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Only Has Three Photo Effects

The Sony ILCE-7 has a greater number of photo effects than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. This camera has a Vivid photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on MILC cameras that have been available for more than two years. The photo effects "Neutral" and "Sepia" are also found on this digital camera.

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Only Supports Two Power Sources

The Sony ILCE-7 has a greater number of power sources than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This Sony digital camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most commonly supported power source supported by MILC cameras that have been around for more than two years. The power source "AC" is also supported by this camera.

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Only Has Eight Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Sony ILCE-7 is more than most cameras of this age and type. This camera has a Manual shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on MILC cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the ILCE-7. The shooting modes "Aperture priority", "Auto", "Movie", "Program", "Scene", "Sensitivity priority" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this digital camera.

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Thick

At 48.2 millimeters, the Sony ILCE-7 is fairly thick compared to most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as the ILCE-7. The depths of MILC cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 22mm to 95mm, and the average depth is 44mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony ILCE-7

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Average Screen Size

The Sony ILCE-7 has a relatively standard screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the ILCE-7.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Sony ILCE-7 has a relatively typical digital zoom (8 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the ILCE-7.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Format
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range
Lens Mount Interface
Lens Mount
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Auto Focus Point
Focus Points Selection
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Sync-Speed
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Exposure Correction
Flash Metering Mode
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Lens Magnification Ratio
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Networking
Other Features
Auto Exposure
Colour Temperature
Image Effective Megapixels
Aspect Ratio
Technical Details
Flash Type
Viewfinder

Expert Reviews

(1)
5 February 2014

Sony Alpha ILCE-7 (A7) is a great alternative to similarly priced entry-level full-frame dSLRs, as long as you don't need speedy continuous shooting...

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
The long startup time and short battery life disappoint

User Reviews

(80)
(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 2 August 2016 by Rut
(Verified Purchase)

I have been using this camera with the Sony 35mm 2,8 and Batis 18mm lenses. The sharpness of the photos is superb, and the colours are true to life. The panorama function is truly amazing. You... Read more…

Reviewed 1 August 2016 by Amazon Customer
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Great camera, fast delivery...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ilce7r, ilce7bce, sony ilce7m2kbcec
Barcodes 02000060072731, 04056572580637, 04548736001763, 04905524958454, 04905524958478, 04905524958485, 04905524958553, 04905524958560, 04905524958638, 04905524958645, 05054230707326

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