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Sony Alpha A7S Digital Camera

MILC 12.2MP CMOS Jan 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Full HD Video Release Date
Does not have a good lens
Does not have a good battery life
Not thin
623 Reviews + 17 Awards
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Reviews

Sony Has Good Camera Reviews

Based on 23,045 expert and user reviews (including 200 verified purchases), Sony has good ratings for its digital cameras. Sony also has good ratings specifically for its low megapixel digital cameras compared to other manufacturers. 92% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Sony Alpha A7S supports video recording, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Sony Alpha A7S supports Full HD video. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than a year also support Full HD video.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Sony Alpha A7S supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this Sony camera. This digital camera also supports a video resolutions of 1440 x 1080 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.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all cameras of this age and type.

Amongst comparable types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer who reviewed it considered that it was quiet.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Sony Alpha A7S has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Design

Easy to Use

One owner said in their reviews that the Sony Alpha A7S was easy to use. Bhphotovideo.com wrote in their review of this digital camera two years ago “Easy to Use” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Not Good Quality

One person who reviewed it thought it was not good quality. Bhphotovideo.com said “Poor Image Quality” in their review of this digital camera however despite that they scored it a maximum of 5 stars.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Sony Alpha A7S supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera also support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Alpha A7S supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Alpha A7S has a battery charger included. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera also have a battery charger included.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Sony Alpha A7S has an AC adapter included. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Sony Alpha A7S has a batteries included, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than a year ago.

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Technical Details

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Sony Alpha A7S has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Headphone Outputs

The Alpha A7S has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a Microphone in

The Alpha A7S has a microphone in. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also have a microphone in.

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Has an HDMI

The Alpha A7S has an HDMI, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Viewfinder

Very Large Viewfinder Screen Size

Across all the cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera the viewfinder screen sizes range from 0.2" to 0.5". With a viewfinder screen size of 0.5 inches, the Alpha A7S has one of the largest viewfinder screen sizes amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Very Low Magnification

With a magnification of only 0.71 times zoom factor, the Alpha A7S has one of the lower magnifications amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age. The lowest magnification of digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera is 0.71x and the highest is 3.9x.

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Light Exposure

Supports Two ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Sony Alpha A7S is more than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 80, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities 50 and 409600 are also supported by this digital camera.

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Good Picture Resolution

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good picture resolution. Bhphotovideo.com gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote “Great Resolution”. Two owners said that this digital camera was good in low light. Two years ago Bhphotovideo.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Good in Low Light” and scored the product a maximum of 5 stars.

One customer who reviewed it considered that it had a good image sensor. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Amazing Sensor” in their review of this digital camera.

One person wrote in their reviews that the Sony Alpha A7S was able to produce good images. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Cinematic Image” in their review of this digital camera and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Does Not Have a Good Lens

One owner who reviewed it reckoned that it did not have a good lens. Two years ago Bhphotovideo.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Native Lens Selection” yet they still scored the product a maximum of 5 stars. One person mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera did not have a good image stabiliser.

One person considered that it did not have a good zoom. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Limited Zoom”.

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Does Not Have a Good Viewfinder

One customer who purchased the Sony Alpha A7S considered that it did not have a good viewfinder. Bhphotovideo.com said in their review of this digital camera “No Viewfinder”.


Power

Does Not Have a Good Battery Life

Two people who purchased this digital camera thought it did not have a good battery life. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Small Battery” in their review of this digital camera but despite that they rated it a maximum of 5 stars.


Weight & Dimensions

Not Thin

One person wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was not a good body shape.

One owner wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was not thin. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Bracketing Too Narrow” in their review of this digital camera yet they still gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 446 grams, the Alpha A7S has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Camera

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year, the Alpha A7S does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

This Sony digital camera has been on the market since April 2017.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Sony Alpha A7S has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

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Product Identifiers

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