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Sony Alpha A7

onfoto.ru Gold Les Numeriques.com 5 Star Digital Versus 5 Star tomsguide.com Editor's Choice
A multi award winning 24.3 megapixel digital camera
MILC 24.3MP CMOS Black Dec 2012
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Sony Alpha A7 Review

With excellent reviews, we have scored the Sony Alpha A7 as follows for Summary.
100
1,609 Reviews + 22 Awards
53
Average
50
Good Features
Overall Score
56
Average

Why Has it Scored 56?

It has very good expert reviews and great user reviews with 92% 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 2017.
This Sony digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
6000 x 4000 pixels image resolution
Quite high megapixel
Heavy
Very low magnification
90
Excellent
52
Average
70
Good
51
Average

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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

Reviews

Seven Industry Awards

This Sony camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from review sites Tomsguide.com, CNET.com.au, Reviewed.com and Ferra.ru all of whom thought that this camera was superb.

This Sony digital camera was given a "Gold" award by website Onfoto.ru who said that this camera was fantastic.

The authors at two additional expert review sites both thought that this camera was very good. Imaging Resource.com gave this Sony digital camera a "Dave's Pick" award and it received an "Essential" award from PhotographyBlog.com.

Good Expert Reviews

This camera has an average expert rating of 87% based on 13 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Imaging Resource.com, Chip.de and saggiamente.com. Camera experts think this Sony camera is one of the very best cameras.

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User Reviews Are Excellent

Users have rated this Sony digital camera on average 90 out of 100. Over 89% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 93% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Sony Digital Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 29,814 expert and owner reviews (including 10,342 verified purchases), Sony has very good reviews for its cameras. Sony also has very good reviews specifically within its cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 92% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

6000 X 4000 Pixels Image Resolution

The Alpha A7 has a higher image resolution than most digital cameras. This camera has a 6000 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most cameras have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all cameras the image resolution ranges from 2592 x 1944 pixels to 7680 x 5120 pixels.

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Quite High Megapixel

The megapixel of the Alpha A7 of 24.3 megapixels is one of the highest amongst cameras. Across all the cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP.

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Heavy

With a weight of 416 grams, the Sony Alpha A7 is one of the heavier cameras amongst cameras of this age. The weights of digital cameras range from 1g to 1.5kg.

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Supports 25, 64 and 6 More ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Sony Alpha A7 is more than most digital cameras. This Sony camera supports a 200 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras. The ISO sensitivities "64", "100", "400", "640", "6400", "25600" and "25" are also supported by this Sony digital camera.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Alpha A7 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras.

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6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution

The Sony Alpha A7 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras. This camera has a 6000 x 4000 still image resolution(s), whereas most digital cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Sony camera also have still image resolution(s) of 12416 x 1856, 6000 x 3376, 8192 x 1856, 5536 x 2160, 3936 x 2624, 3936 x 2216, 3872 x 2160 and 3008 x 2000 and 3008 x 1688. Across all digital cameras the worst still image resolution is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 and the best is 6016 x 4000.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

Cameras have display resolutions (numeric) of between 3 pixels and 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 600,000 pixels. At 921,600 pixels, the Alpha A7 has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Very Low Magnification

The magnifications of cameras range from 0.15x to 100x. At only 0.71 times zoom factor, the Alpha A7 has a quite low magnification compared to most of the other cameras.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Alpha A7 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other digital cameras also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Has a Carrying Case

The Sony Alpha A7 has a carrying case, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Pre-Flash

The Alpha A7 has a pre-flash, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Alpha A7 has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other cameras also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Alpha A7 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Alpha A7 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other cameras.

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Quite Large Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of 36, the Sony Alpha A7 has one of the larger maximum aperture numbers amongst cameras of this age. The maximum aperture numbers of cameras range from 1.8 to 130, and the average maximum aperture number is 11.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Alpha A7 supports Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras also support Full HD video.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

At only 2.2, the Alpha A7 has a fairly small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras. The minimum aperture numbers of cameras range from -2 to 22.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 36 millimeters, the Sony Alpha A7's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is one of the longest amongst digital cameras. Digital cameras have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 2.3mm and 75mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Alpha A7 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels. In addition, this Sony camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. 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. The worst video resolution of all digital cameras is 320 x 120 pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 105 millimeters, the Alpha A7 has a fairly short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras. Across all the cameras the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 2.3mm to 2,000mm.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Sony Alpha A7 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camera was released in December 2012.


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