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Sony Alpha A7S

DP Review Gold PhotographyBlog.com Essential Ephotozine Highly Recommended What Digital Camera Gold
A highly rated and fully featured 12.2 megapixel camera
MILC 12.2MP CMOS Black Jan 2016
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Sony Alpha A7S Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have scored the Sony Alpha A7S as follows for Summary.
89
188 Reviews
9
Poor
50
Good Features
Overall Score
41
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 41?

It has very good user reviews with 89% of buyers recommending this camera to others.
At over a year old this digital camera is slightly out of date, and newer cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest cameras 2017.
This digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in flash
Supports 50, 100 and 1 more ISO sensitivity
Quite low megapixel
Heavy
70
Very Good
28
Mediocre
60
Good
60
Good

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How Big is the Sony Alpha A7S?

The Sony Alpha A7S is 126.9mm wide and 94.4mm tall. It is 48.2mm deep and weighs 446g.

Sony Alpha A7S front dimensions

Sony Alpha A7S size in context

Sony Alpha A7S In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

21 Industry Awards

This Sony camera is one of the most awarded by expert review sites of all the cameras.

This camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from websites Ferra.ru, 3dnews.ru, Digitaltrends.com, Ephotozine, Reviewed.com and Tomsguide.com all of whom decided that this Sony digital camera was fantastic.

The writers at six additional expert review sites all concluded that they would recommend this Sony digital camera. Vido.com.ua, Gagadget.com, Hi-tech.mail.ru/, Focus-numerique.fr, Trusted Reviews and Pocket Lint all gave this camera a "Recommended" award.

Websites What Digital Camera and Onfoto.ru both concluded that this camera was terrific and gave it their "Gold" award.

The editors of two additional expert review sites endorsed this digital camera. This camera received a DP Review "Silver" award and it received a "Highly Recommended" award from review website Camera Labs, confirming their endorsement.

This camera received a "5 Star" award from both Digital Versus and Les Numeriques.com and 01net.com gave it a "4 Star" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

50 experts from sites including What Digital Camera, DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com and CNET.com have rated this Sony digital camera on average 86 out of 100. If all the cameras are ranked by average expert review score then this camera is in the top 12%.

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Good User Reviews

This camera has an average user rating of 89% based on 838 user reviews. 469 reviewers (88% of all reviewers) gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 92% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Based on 29,814 owner and expert reviews (including 10,342 verified purchases), Sony has very good reviews for its digital 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

Quite Low Megapixel

The lowest megapixel of cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixel is 16MP. With a megapixel of only 12.2 megapixels, the Sony Alpha A7S has one of the lower megapixels amongst cameras of this age.

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Heavy

With a weight of 446 grams, the Alpha A7S is one of the heavier cameras amongst cameras of this age. Cameras have weights of between 1g and 1.5kg.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Alpha A7S has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Supports 50, 100 and 1 More ISO Sensitivity

The Alpha A7S has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 200, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Sony camera. The ISO sensitivities 50, 100 and 409600 are also supported by this digital camera.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Alpha A7S has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Alpha A7S features noise reduction. Most of the other cameras also feature noise reduction.

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Quite Large Viewfinder Screen Size

Digital cameras have viewfinder screen sizes of between 0.17" and 8". At 0.5 inches, the Alpha A7S has a quite large viewfinder screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras is 600,000 pixels. The Sony Alpha A7S has a quite high display resolution (numeric) (921,600 pixels) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the cameras the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 2.3mm to 2,000mm. The Alpha A7S has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (only 105 millimeters) amongst cameras of this age.

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Fairly Large Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture numbers of cameras range from 1.8 to 130, and the average maximum aperture number is 11. At 22, the Alpha A7S has a fairly large maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony Alpha A7S supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other cameras also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Has a Microphone in

The Alpha A7S has a microphone in. Most of the other cameras also have a microphone in.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Alpha A7S has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other cameras.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Alpha A7S supports Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras also support Full HD video.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on cameras.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Alpha A7S does not have a GPS (satellite), although this is within the context that most of the other cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has a Pre-Flash

The Alpha A7S has a pre-flash, as do most of the other cameras.

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Very Low Magnification

The average magnification of cameras is 2.6x. The Alpha A7S has a fairly low magnification (only 0.71 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Alpha A7S supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this Sony camera support a video resolutions of 1440 x 1080 pixels and 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. Across all cameras the best video resolution is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Alpha A7S has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras.

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12416 X 1856 Still Image Resolution

The Alpha A7S has a 12416 x 1856 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras. Most cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Sony digital camera also have still image resolution(s) of 8192 x 1856, 4240 x 2832 and 5536 x 2160 and 3872 x 2160. The worst still image resolution of all cameras 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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Supports Live View

The Alpha A7S supports live view. Most of the other cameras also support live view.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Alpha A7S has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other cameras also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Alpha A7S features saturation adjustment. Most of the other digital cameras also feature saturation adjustment.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Alpha A7S features contrast adjustment. Most of the other cameras also feature contrast adjustment.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Sony Alpha A7S supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras also support Wi-Fi.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

At 8 times zoom factor, the Alpha A7S has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras. Cameras have digital zooms of between 0.72x and 810x.

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Age

Released 18 Months Ago

This digital camera was released in January 2016.


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