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Sony Alpha A7

$998.00
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CNET.com.au Editor's Choice
A high image quality and award winning MILC camera, with good features but representing only average value for money
MILC 24.3MP 6000 X 4000 Pixels CMOS Jan 2016
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Sony Alpha A7 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Sony Alpha A7 number 468 across all digital cameras.
94
Reviews
51 Reviews + 1 Award
62
Value for Money
Good
79
Features
Good Features
75
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 75?

It has great expert reviews and very good user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
This Sony digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Higher than average megapixels
6000 x 4000 pixels image resolution
Heavier than average
Does not have a GPS (satellite)

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How Big is the Sony Alpha A7?

The Sony Alpha A7 is 126.9mm wide and 94.4mm tall. It is 48.2mm deep and weighs 416g.

Sony Alpha A7 front dimensions
Sony Alpha A7 size in context

Sony Alpha A7 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $998.00 it is in the most expensive 13% of cameras.

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Features

Higher Than Average Megapixels

Digital cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The megapixels of the Sony Alpha A7 of 24.3MP is higher than 96% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Image Resolution

The Sony Alpha A7 has a maximum image resolution of 6000 x 4000 pixels. That's 51% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. The worst resolution of all cameras is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This digital 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 the most commonly found resolution on cameras.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This Sony digital camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Sony Alpha A7's maximum ISO sensitivity of 25,600 is higher than 90% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Cameras have ISO sensitivities (max) of between 200 and 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity 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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Heavier Than Average

The Sony Alpha A7's weight of 416g is heavier than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is heavier than 74% 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 Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Alpha A7 has a vari-angle LCD display, unlike 83% of digital cameras which do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Alpha A7 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 69% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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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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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Alpha A7 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 87% of digital cameras which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Alpha A7 does not have a GPS (satellite). 89% of digital cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has a Carrying Case

The Alpha A7 has a carrying case, which is unusual. 88% of digital cameras do not have a carrying case.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The Sony Alpha A7's display resolution of 922,000 pixels is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 77% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The average display resolution of all cameras is 620,000 pixels, with the lowest being 23,000 pixels and the highest being 6,300,000 pixels.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Alpha A7's display diagonal of 3" is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 49% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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12416 X 1856 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Sony Alpha A7 is 12416 x 1856. That's over seven times the resolution of a 1712 x 1712 digital camera, which is the most common resolution supported by cameras. The best resolution of all cameras is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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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|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on cameras.

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Has a Pre-Flash

The Alpha A7 has a pre-flash. 95% of cameras do not have a pre-flash.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Sony Alpha A7's digital zoom of 4x is relatively typical compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 80% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Alpha A7 supports Full HD video, unlike 76% of cameras which do not support Full HD video.

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Wide Range of Magnifications Depending On Lens Used

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

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

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