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Sony Alpha A7S

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A highly rated and fully featured 12.4 megapixel digital camera
SLR 12.4MP CMOS No May 2016
Camera Type Megapixels Sensor Type Waterproof Release Date
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Sony Alpha A7S Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have ranked the Sony Alpha A7S number 306 across all digital cameras.
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Overall Score
38
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 39?

It has very good user reviews with 89% of buyers recommending this digital 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At over a year old this digital camera is slightly out of date, and newer digital cameras with more up to date technology are available.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 2017.
Customers report product quality, is easy to use and good picture quality.
This digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Supports 50, 100 and 3 more ISO sensitivities
Light
Quite low megapixel
Not waterproof

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is good for landscape photography. It is also mediocre for sports photography.
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How Big is the Sony Alpha A7S?

Sony Alpha A7S front dimensions

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Sony Alpha A7S In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

21 Industry Awards

This Sony camera has received 21 awards from expert review sites.

The experts at six expert review sites all thought that this camera was fantastic and gave it their highest award. Ferra.ru, 3dnews.ru, Digitaltrends.com, Ephotozine, Reviewed.com and Tomsguide.com all gave this Sony camera an "Editor's Choice" award.

Six more expert review sites all concluded that they would endorse 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.

Review sites What Digital Camera and Onfoto.ru both decided that this camera was exceptional and gave it their "Gold" award.

In addition, the writer at website DP Review gave this camera a "Silver" award and said it was very good and the editor of website Camera Labs conluded that they would definitely endorse it and gave it a "Highly Recommended" award.

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

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 50 expert reviews from sites including DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera and CNET.com the average expert rating of this digital camera is 86 out of 100. This puts this camera in the top 12% of all the digital cameras when ranked by average expert review score.

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User Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 838 user reviews this camera has an overall user rating of 89%. Over 88% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 92% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report Superior Product Quality

18 owners wrote in their reviews that it was good quality.

Users Report it is Easy to Use

Eight customers thought this digital camera was easy to use and eight owners said in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

26 owners who purchased the Sony Alpha A7S thought it was able to produce good images, 24 people who reviewed it wrote that it was good in low light and five owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good picture resolution. four people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good image sensor and two owners concluded that this digital camera was good at handing highlights and shadows in pictures.

Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

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

Users Report it is Robust

Five owners who bought the product said that it was well made and two customers who reviewed it mentioned that it was strong and durable.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Three people considered that the product was compact.

Customers Report Acceptable Noise Level

13 people who purchased it considered that it was quiet.

Customers Report Nice Design

11 customers who reviewed it agreed that it was good looking and two people who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was smooth.

Users Report Superior Battery Life

Seven people said in their reviews that the product had a good battery life.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Four people who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it had a good viewfinder.

Users Report Good Video Capture

17 owners who bought the product considered that it was good for video recording.

Users Report Good Technical Features

Three owners who purchased it concluded that it had good features.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

Six customers who purchased it thought it was good value for money.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Six customers reckoned that this digital camera had a good autofocus and four owners who reviewed the Sony Alpha A7S thought it had a good lens.


Features

Quite Low Megapixel

Cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixel is 16MP. With a megapixel of only 12.4 megapixels, the Sony Alpha A7S has one of the lower megapixels amongst cameras of this age.

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Light

The lightest camera is 1g and the heaviest is 1.5kg. When compared to other cameras that we have assessed, the Alpha A7S's weight of only 1.08 grams is one of the lightest.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Alpha A7S has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras.

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Supports 50, 100 and 3 More ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Alpha A7S is more than most cameras. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 200, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities Auto, 50, 100, 400 and 409600 are also supported by this Sony camera.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Sony Alpha A7S has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other cameras also have a flash exposure compensation.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Alpha A7S has an HDMI port, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Alpha A7S has an anti-dust function, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Sony Alpha A7S has a shoe mounting point. Most of the other cameras also have a shoe mounting point.

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Has an Audio Recorder

The Alpha A7S has an audio recorder. Most of the other cameras also have an audio recorder.

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Quite Large Viewfinder Screen Size

With a viewfinder screen size of 0.5 inches, the Alpha A7S has one of the larger viewfinder screen sizes amongst cameras of this age. The average viewfinder screen size of cameras is 0.41".

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Sony Alpha A7S features multi burst mode, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Supports Wi-Fi

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

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

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

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Not Waterproof

The Alpha A7S is not waterproof, unlike most of the other cameras.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Sony Alpha A7S supports dioptic correction, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Age

Released 14 Months Ago

This Sony digital camera was released in May 2016.


Value for Money

Price Has Gone Down by $517 (18%)

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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 00006536110215, 00009608235591, 00635131600548, 04548736018839, 04905524983289

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