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Sony Alpha A7S

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Sony Alpha A7S

$1,679.00
Sony Alpha A7S

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DP Review Gold PhotographyBlog.com Essential Ephotozine Highly Recommended What Digital Camera Gold
A good spec and multi award winning SLR digital camera, but representing only middle of the road value for money
SLR 12.4MP 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels CMOS May 2016
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Sony Alpha A7S Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Sony Alpha A7S number 335 in best selling cameras and number 493 across all digital cameras.
95
Reviews
264 Reviews + 9 Awards
59
Value for Money
Average
78
Features
Good Features
74
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

It has very good expert reviews and great user reviews with 90% of buyers recommending this camera to others.
At over a year old this digital camera is slightly out of date, and newer digital cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest cameras 2018.
This digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used
Lower than average megapixels
Only 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels image resolution

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How Big is the Sony Alpha A7S?

Sony Alpha A7S front dimensions
Sony Alpha A7S size in context

Sony Alpha A7S In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $1,679.00 it is more expensive than 91% of cameras.

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We found a cheaper price for the Sony Alpha A7S of £1,499.00 ($1,499.00) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $180.00.

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Features

Lower Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Sony Alpha A7S of only 12.4MP is lower than 76% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The lowest megapixels of cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Image Resolution

The Alpha A7S has a maximum image resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels. That's 87% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution. Across all cameras the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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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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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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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

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

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Slower Than Average Camera Shutter Speed

The Alpha A7S's camera shutter speed of only 0s is in the slowest 1% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Alpha A7S's display diagonal of 3" is relatively average compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 58% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Not Waterproof

Like most other digital cameras, the Sony Alpha A7S is not waterproof. 92% of cameras are not waterproof.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Sony Alpha A7S supports dioptic correction, which is unusual. 90% of cameras do not support dioptic correction.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Alpha A7S has an anti-dust function, which is unusual. 90% of digital cameras do not have an anti-dust function.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Alpha A7S supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 69% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Sony Alpha A7S has a shoe mounting point, which is unusual. 89% of cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Has an Audio Recorder

The Alpha A7S has an audio recorder, unlike 99% of digital cameras which do not have an audio recorder.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Sony Alpha A7S has an HDMI port, unlike 73% of digital cameras which do not have an HDMI port.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Alpha A7S supports Full HD video. 76% of cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Sony Alpha A7S features flash exposure compensation, unlike 79% of cameras which do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Alpha A7S features multi burst mode, which is unusual. 87% of digital cameras do not feature multi burst mode.

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Wide Range of Magnifications Depending On Lens Used

This Sony 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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

offers ilce7sbcec, sony ilce7sbcec, sony ilce7sm2b, sony p252904p

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00027242894273, 00635131600548

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