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Sony ILCE7B Digital Camera

MILC 24.3MP CMOS Oct 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
7K Full-frame ILC Body With Standard Zoom Lens Full-frame. 24.3MP full-frame Exmor CMOS sensor, BIONZ X processor, Fast Hybrid Autofocus, OLED viewfinder with SEL-2870 zoom lens - Shoot 24.3MP... More
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Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, ILCE-7 owners rated this digital camera as excellent.

Robust

Nine Sony ILCE-7 reviewers thought the Sony ILCE-7 was well made. Bwfc77 said on Amazon “It feels solid, even rugged”. Three years ago Dr. G. J. Pepper wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Jello effect; whereas video taken at HD 1080 60p is rock solid”. Dr. G. J. Pepper also mentioned “A built in ND filter would have been wonderful”.

Six people reckoned that it was reliable. Ajmb mentioned two years ago “I was in dire need to upgrade my old trustworthy Canon that I've regularly used on wedding shoots, events” in their review of the Sony ILCE-7. Ajmb also said “Add to that my trustworthy 900 grams 24-70mm L lens”. Ajmb also mentioned “And leaving my old trustworthy Canon behind for holidays does somewhat hurt a little (the first time I genuinely felt remorse”.

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Good Support

Several Sony ILCE-7 owners who purchased the product considered that it had good technical guidance. Anthony Robins gave it a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned “It's almost impossible to focus accurately, let alone quickly and reliably with legacy manual focus lenses”. Bwfc77 rated it 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon four years ago “Luckily I tracked down an American guide which explained them enough for me to understand the idea.”. Bwfc77 also mentioned “Seriously, at this price you'd think Sony could do better on the guide front, surely?) So, not cheap.”.

Good Size

Some customers considered that this digital camera was compact. Howard Barnett Wedding Photographer wrote “Nice and compact & great images It has a small flange back so with adapters to can use lots of lens” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. James Nolan said on Amazon “I absolutely love this camera! Whenever I see DSLR users these days, I am reminded how compact the A7 really is”. Three years ago Nick Beadle wrote “A very tidy compact package”.

Several Sony ILCE-7 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was lightweight. John said on Amazon “Portable and very lightweight in comparison to my D3s” in his Sony ILCE-7 review. Michael J. Davies said in his review on Amazon three years ago “The camera is small, lightweight, good build quality” but in spite of that he only gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100. R. Abrook said in their review on Amazon in January last year “You have a lightweight system capable of producing stunning, sharp pictures”.

A few Sony ILCE-7 owners wrote in their reviews that it was a good weight. Fabian scored it very highly and he wrote “+Size, weight and looks +Full frame +Manual controls easy to use +Manual focusing aids (focus peaking, focus zoom) +EVF - lots of pros” in his review of this digital camera. Two years ago J. Newton said “The first lenses you should consider in my opinion are the 35mm f2.8 which is a superb Zeiss light weight lens”.

Two Sony ILCE-7 reviewers said in their reviews that it was a good size. Clara99 scored it 5 stars and mentioned in their review of the Sony ILCE-7 on Amazon “Such a good size and weight”. Tescodirect said two years ago “Either rate it as very close or possibly better in some dimensions” in their review and rated it 80 out of 100.

Some Sony ILCE-7 owners reckoned that the product was a good body shape. James Nolan said in his Sony ILCE-7 review “It's light though, with a really solid tactile feel with it's metal body and surprisingly comfortable to hold”. T.j.byford mentioned in their review “At that time it was the smallest body to house a dslr sized APS-sensor” and gave it an excellent review.

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Nice Design

A few customers mentioned that the Sony ILCE-7 was good looking. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Its still pretty fast”. Artistic Dyslexic wrote in their Sony ILCE-7 review on Amazon “My favourite style of photography is documentary”. Clara99 mentioned on Amazon “Gorgeous pictures”.

A number of Sony ILCE-7 owners who purchased it said that it was ergonomic. Brian Hrodgar rated the product as very good and he wrote in his review of the Sony ILCE-7 on Amazon “Ergonomically I have found everything to be comfortable to use-it's feather-like compared to a D700-and the recent firmware version 1.2 update has reduced the camera start-up time”. Michael J. Davies said on Amazon “Ergonomically just a much more pleasurable camera to operate”.

Some customers wrote in their reviews that it was retro. Tescodirect wrote in their review on Amazon “Has a peculiar retro styling which does not appeal to me” and rated the product 4 stars.

Several Sony ILCE-7 owners reckoned that the Sony ILCE-7 was smooth. J. Newton scored it 5 stars and said on Amazon “The new shape/grip with less smooth surfaces and more grippy surfaces”. The Demon Barber said on Amazon two years ago “•Smooth auto-ISO ramping makes for easy ramping from Indoors to Outdoors for video if you don't have clickless aperture lenses” in their review of this digital camera and scored the Sony ILCE-7 4 stars.

One Sony ILCE-7 owner who bought it concluded that it was neat.

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Good Product Quality

Some Sony ILCE-7 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Sony ILCE-7 was good quality. Bwfc77 mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “It exudes quality, feels great in my (rather large) hands”. Bwfc77 also wrote “Performs with, real quality; an absolute pleasure to work with”. D. Clarke said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “+ It’s well made”.

Easy to Use

Some customers agreed that the product was easy to use. Anthony Robins mentioned “The focus zoom check thing is very quick to use.” and rated the product 5 stars. Artistic Dyslexic mentioned on Amazon “I know its a very capable camera and has served me well and a camera i will continue to use as its better in some areas to the sony”. Brian Hrodgar mentioned on Amazon “The A7 is a joy to use with focus peaking” in his review of the Sony ILCE-7 and gave the product an excellent review.

Four people who bought it concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Anthony Robins mentioned “I like the menus” in his review of this digital camera and gave it a very good review score. James Nolan gave it a score of 5 stars and he wrote “There are 2 assignable buttons as well for favourite settings” in his review of the Sony ILCE-7. T.j.byford mentioned on Amazon four years ago “Although it was often criticised, I never really had any problems with Sony's menu system.” in their review of this digital camera.

Three Sony ILCE-7 owners who bought the product reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Tescodirect mentioned on Amazon “For dimly-lit venues you have to go a little higher than I am comfortable with (i.e” in their review.

A few Sony ILCE-7 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to setup. Michael Clark mentioned in his Sony ILCE-7 review “Very quick to set up and achieve professional results”. Tescodirect said “I found it really easy to set up” in their review.

One customer who bought the Sony ILCE-7 considered that it was easy to handle.

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Good Quality Pictures

A number of Sony ILCE-7 owners concluded that it was able to produce good images. Artistic Dyslexic said in their Sony ILCE-7 review on Amazon “I've had the camera for over a week now and love taking images with it”. Brian Hrodgar gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “A pocket battleship of a camera, capable of creating stunning images”. Bwfc77 mentioned on Amazon “Most importantly takes fantastic photos (well, I take the photos, of course.” in their review of this digital camera.

Several Sony ILCE-7 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was good in low light. Ed Mcbain said in his review on Amazon “It was so poor I ended up trading it in for a Nikon D750 which has been absolutely fantastic in low light”. Ed Mcbain also wrote “If you're thinking on getting one of these for their supposed low-light abilities, I would strongly recommend getting a test drive first”. Three years ago Mr. James Greene said on Amazon “This is a great wee camera for the money excellent all rounder and particularly good in low-light sony are in my opinion current leaders in the field of csc cameras” and scored the product very highly.

A few Sony ILCE-7 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Sony ILCE-7 had a good image sensor. Fabian wrote on Amazon “The science should work out in favor of the full frame sensor in terms of exposure length.” in his review. Michael J. Davies mentioned in his review of the Sony ILCE-7 on Amazon “A Full Frame sensor in a body thats the same size as the RX10 is a dream come true” however despite that he only gave the product a score of 60 out of 100. In January last year Rafael Rianchofernández said “The dynamic range of the sensor is outstanding” in his Sony ILCE-7 review.

A number of customers thought this digital camera had a good picture resolution. Anthony Robins wrote on Amazon “Almost essential for quick portrait shooting” in his review of this digital camera and gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars. P. Burgess rated it as excellent and wrote on Amazon “Its simply amazing for shooting up to very high ISO's without noise” in their review. The Blue Reviewer wrote on Amazon four years ago “A full-frame one-of-a-kind compact resolution beast (the a7R is even more of a beast” in their Sony ILCE-7 review.

A number of customers thought the product had a good ISO range. Two years ago Rjm scored the Sony ILCE-7 very highly and said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “No problems whatsoever starting ISO at 3,200 when night shooting”. Rjm also wrote “The real value of the super high ISO is to frame your shots when you simply can't see in complete darkness”. Tescodirect wrote in the same month “The D610 is fairly good when you raise the ISO, certainly better than any other camera I have owned until this point.” .

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Good Quality Lens

Seventeen Sony ILCE-7 reviewers considered that it had a good autofocus. Ajmb wrote in their review “Focusing is pin sharp”. Ajmb also wrote “Canon have a very good focusing system with their DIGIC6 processor.”. Ajmb also mentioned “It's easy enough to focus on moving objects/people”.

Some Sony ILCE-7 owners who bought it concluded that it had a good lens. Brian Hrodgar scored this digital camera very highly and he mentioned in his review of this digital camera “Watch those fast legacy lens prices continue to rise as people embrace full-frame”. Dr. G. J. Pepper scored it 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “The kit lens is great.” in their Sony ILCE-7 review. I. Salem rated the Sony ILCE-7 as excellent and said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Build quality and kit lens also very good”.

A number of people reckoned that the Sony ILCE-7 had a good image stabiliser. Jmlelectro said “Superb for a full frame camera this is a first with chip stabilisation, works well”. Nick Beadle he wrote on Amazon “And it has image stabilisation which none of the Sony lenses do” in his review.

Several customers who purchased the Sony ILCE-7 thought it had a good zoom. Michael J. Davies mentioned in his review of the Sony ILCE-7 “Compared to the RX10 its poor where you simply use the zoom tab by the shutter release” but in spite of that he gave it a score of 3 stars. Nick Beadle said in his review three years ago “I decided to keep my Canon 70-200mm L F4 IS zoom as there is nothing to match it from Sony for the money” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Some Sony ILCE-7 owners who reviewed it wrote that it had an electronic viewfinder. Anthony Robins gave the product a very good review and he mentioned on Amazon “I'm hardly ever aware that this is an EVF rather than an optical, unless I'm in very, very low light” in his review of the Sony ILCE-7. Brian Hrodgar said on Amazon “Rate highly) I'm loving the EVF, weather-proofing and Menus of the A7”. Michael J. Davies wrote “I read they are using the same EVF on the A7 as on the RX10, well its not! The A7 is pixelated”.

A few customers who purchased the Sony ILCE-7 agreed that it was mirrorless. Three years ago D. Clarke gave it a score of 4 stars and mentioned on Amazon “The unloved Canon EOS M aside, there are no really bad mirrorless systems to buy into at the moment”. J. Newton gave this digital camera an excellent review score and mentioned “I'd like to say this is a mirrorless downside”. Two years ago John said in his Sony ILCE-7 review on Amazon “An Impressive Mirrorless Camera”.

A number of people said in their reviews that it had a good viewfinder. Ajmb mentioned in their Sony ILCE-7 review “OLED viewfinder is another brilliant benefit, whatever people tell you”. Jayacee mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Easy to use with an excellent viewfinder”. Zakk mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The viewfinder is perfect and the articulated rear screen makes it easy for tripod work”.

Some customers thought the Sony ILCE-7 had a good screen. Anthony Robins scored the Sony ILCE-7 5 stars and he said on Amazon “The viewfinder and display are great” in his review of the Sony ILCE-7. The Demon Barber mentioned two years ago “•Rear screen is nice and high-res”.

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Good Video Capture

Some customers wrote in their reviews that it was good for video recording. Dr. G. J. Pepper wrote on Amazon “For years I have been searching for that single piece of kit that will shoot perfect stills and perfect video” in their review of the Sony ILCE-7 and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Dr. G. J. Pepper also mentioned “If you take video footage then you simply have to change the settings from PAL to NTSC”. J. Newton wrote “You have a sensational 1080p video camera (no 4K, not even externally”.

Good Connectivity

One Sony ILCE-7 reviewer who bought it reckoned that it was able to connect to the internet. D. Clarke gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and said “Stepping gently round internet flamewars about equivalence in DOF” in their review of this digital camera.

One customer who reviewed it mentioned that it was good in terms of USB connections. Hmuo mentioned two years ago “They also suggested to get my hands on a fresh computer, fresh USB cable and try a fresh install following their instructions precisely” in their review.

One Sony ILCE-7 owner wrote that it had email functionality. William D Pummell said on Amazon “Supplier (tiffany3 on Amazon Marketplace) responded promptly to my email and arranged prompt delivery” and rated it 5 stars.

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Good Technical Features

Some customers who bought this digital camera thought it had good features. Hmuo wrote “1) if you were counting on time-lapse features and other useful add ons, you will need to create an account” in their review of this digital camera although they gave the product a rating of 3 stars. William D Pummell mentioned two years ago “The high ISO features will be very useful to me” and scored this digital camera 5 stars.

Good Brand

MILC cameras built by Sony have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all cameras (not just MILC cameras) and found that Sony also has good ratings across its entire range.

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Acceptable Noise Level

One customer who reviewed the product thought it was quiet. Two years ago The Demon Barber wrote on Amazon “•Silent shutter is an amazing feature”.

Good Battery Life

A number of Sony ILCE-7 owners said in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Anthony Robins rated the Sony ILCE-7 as very good and he wrote three years ago “2) buy a battery grip - near enough £300!”. J. Newton said in their review of this digital camera “Panasonic cameras have incredible battery life”. T.j.byford wrote on Amazon “And this will work with all FF frame lenses, so I effectively can double my battery of lenses at the touch of a button” in their review of the Sony ILCE-7.

Good Flash

One Sony ILCE-7 owner who purchased it wrote that it had a good flash. Michael J. Davies mentioned “A built in flash” but despite that he gave the product a rating of 3 stars.

Fairly High Megapixel

The megapixels of digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years range from 2.3MP to 46MP. The Sony ILCE-7 has one of the higher megapixels (24.3 megapixels) amongst cameras of this age.

Cameras with a higher megapixel that might be worth looking at include the Sony ILCE-7R[plb_2440672_price] (36.3MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Sony ILCE-7 supports wi-Fi. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the ILCE-7 do not support wi-Fi.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras which support wi-Fi and we think the Leica T[plb_2550905_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Sony ILCE-7 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the ILCE-7 also have a built-in flash.

Other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to look at include the Leica T[plb_2550905_price], or the Nikon 1 AW1[plb_2020636_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

This camera supports an MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this MILC digital camera is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Nikon 1 AW1[plb_2020636_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Sony ILCE-7R[plb_2440672_price] (MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Leica T[plb_2550905_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The Sony ILCE-7 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most MILC cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most commonly found HDMI connector type is Mini, but this HDMI connector type is not found on this digital camera. The HDMI connector types Micro are also found on this camera.

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Stereo Audio System

This digital camera has a Stereo audio system, which is typical of many MILC cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Sony ILCE-7 has a 6000 x 4000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most MILC cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. Most cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Sony digital camera have a still image resolution(s) of 3936 x 2624 and 3008 x 2000.

A 6000 x 4000 still image resolution(s) is in fact the best still image resolution amongst all cameras of this type and age.

Amongst comparable types of digital camera the worst still image resolution is 1024 x 768.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is the most frequently found camera shutter type on digital cameras of this age and type.

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Electrical Viewfinder Type

This digital camera has an Electrical viewfinder type, which is the most frequently found viewfinder type on cameras of this age and spec. Most compact cameras do not have enough space to accommodate an optical viewfinder and use the display screen on the back as an electrical viewfinder.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the Sony ILCE-7 is more than most MILC cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by cameras of a comparable spec and age to the ILCE-7. The image formats supported "RAW" is also supported by this Sony camera.

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Quite Many Total Megapixels

The Sony ILCE-7 has a fairly many total megapixels (24.7 megapixels) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the ILCE-7. MILC cameras that were released more than two years ago have total megapixelss of between 12MP and 48MP.

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Fairly High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The ISO sensitivity (max)s of digital cameras that are a comparable age to the ILCE-7 range from 1,600 to 410,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 24,000. At 25,600, the Sony ILCE-7 has a quite high ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the ILCE-7.

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Has Eight White Balances

The Sony ILCE-7 has a greater number of white balance modes than most MILC cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on digital cameras of this type and age. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent", "Shade" and "Underwater" are also found on this Sony camera.

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±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

The Sony ILCE-7 has a ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step) flash exposure correction which is wider than most MILC cameras that have been available for more than two years. Most digital cameras of this age and type have a ±2EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction. This Sony camera also have a ±3EV (1/2, 1/3 and 1 EV step) flash exposure correction. Across all cameras of this age and spec the worst flash exposure correction is ±1EV (1/3 EV step) and the best is ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step).

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Has Four Photo Effectss

The Sony ILCE-7 has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras that have been available for more than two years. This Sony camera has a Vivid photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on cameras of a similar age and spec to the ILCE-7. The photo effectss "Black&White", "Neutral" and "Sepia" are also found on this camera.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Sony ILCE-7 has a 6000 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it. Most cameras of this spec and age have a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution.

This digital camera's image resolution (6000 x 4000 pixels) is in fact the best image resolution amongst all cameras of this age and spec.

The worst image resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera is 4000 x 3000 pixels.

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± 5EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Sony ILCE-7 has a ± 5EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than the ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction found on most MILC cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

A ± 5EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is in fact the best light exposure correction amongst all cameras of this age and spec.

Amongst comparable types of camera the worst light exposure correction is ± 2EV (1/3EV step).

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Quite Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

The Sony ILCE-7 has one of the smaller ISO sensitivity (min)s (only 100) amongst cameras of this age. The ISO sensitivity (min)s of digital cameras of this spec and age range from 50 to 200.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

The Sony ILCE-7 has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) (921,600 pixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of MILC cameras that are a comparable age to the ILCE-7 is 33 pixels, the highest is 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 730,000 pixels.

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Supports Four ISO Sensitivitys

The Sony ILCE-7 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This Sony digital camera supports a 200 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras that have been around for more than two years. The ISO sensitivitys "100", "6400" and "25600" are also supported by this digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolutions on similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. 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.

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Features Seven Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The Sony ILCE-7 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This camera features a Continuous Auto Focus auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the ILCE-7. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Centre weighted Auto Focus", "Contrast Detection Auto Focus", "Face detection", "Flexible Spot Auto Focus", "Multi Point Auto Focus" and "Single Auto Focus" are also featured on this Sony camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The number of power sources supported by the Sony ILCE-7 is more than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most commonly supported power source type supported by similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the ILCE-7.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Sony ILCE-7 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago do support Full HD video.

Alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to consider include the Sony ILCE-7R[plb_2440672_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other digital cameras of this type and age, the Sony ILCE-7 does not support video capability.

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Not 3D

The Sony ILCE-7 is not 3D. Most of the other MILC cameras that are a similar age to the ILCE-7 are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Sony ILCE-7 does not have a GPS (satellite), although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) to this digital camera and we think the Nikon 1 AW1[plb_2020636_price] is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the Sony ILCE-7 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Sony ILCE-7 does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other MILC cameras that are a comparable age to the ILCE-7 also do not have an image stabilizer.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The Sony ILCE-7 has one of the smaller digital zooms (only 4 times zoom factor) amongst MILC cameras of this age. Comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the ILCE-7 have digital zooms of between 2x and 150x.

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Heavy

The Sony ILCE-7 is quite heavy (416 grams) compared to most of the other MILC cameras that came out more than two years ago. Across all the digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the ILCE-7 the weights range from 70g to 680g.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Nikon 1 AW1[plb_2020636_price] (313g) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Features Seven Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Sony ILCE-7 is more than most cameras of this age and type. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of this age and spec. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Flash on", "Pre-flash", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony camera.

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Only 270 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Sony ILCE-7 is a digital camera that takes 270 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Quite Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

At only 30 seconds, the Sony ILCE-7 has a fairly short slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the ILCE-7. The slowest camera shutter speeds of cameras of this age and type range from 4s to 240s.

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Very Long Flash Sync-Speed

Similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the ILCE-7 have flash sync-speeds of between 0.004s and 4s, and the average flash sync-speed is 0.96s. The flash sync-speed of the Sony ILCE-7 of 4 seconds is one of the longest amongst MILC cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony ILCE-7

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Sony released the ILCE-7.

Average Display Diagonal

The Sony ILCE-7 has a pretty average display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the ILCE-7.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 3" screen cameras currently available including the Nikon 1 AW1[plb_2020636_price] which has better reviews.

If this digital camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Leica T[plb_2550905_price] (3.7") which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

We compared all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon 1 AW1[plb_2020636_price], the Sony ILCE-7R[plb_2440672_price], and the Leica T[plb_2550905_price] is also worth considering.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Image Stabilizer Location
Sensor Format
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Mount Interface
Mounting Type
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Normal Focusing Range
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Sync-Speed
External Flash Connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
Pre-Flash
Shoe Mounting Point
Flash Metering Modes
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Audio System
Noise Reduction
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Second Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Magnification
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Headphone Outputs
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Camera File System
Live View
Camera Playback
Direct Printing
Playback Modes
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Wrist Strap Included
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Aspect Ratio
Technical Details
Built-In Speaker(s)
Self-Timer
Flash Type

User Reviews

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(Verified Purchase)

I moved from an Olympus 4/3 system. The resolution and depth-of-field control of full-frame is incomparable! I learned how to shoot on a 35mm camera, so the complexities of the Sony and its menus... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Very good camera for people who wanted more compact reflex to bring for travel pros : - Light and small for a FF reflex - We can transfer photo by Wifi, NFC cons : - Pay attention to the dust as... Read more…

Reviewed 12 August 2016 by DG
(Verified Purchase)

Already own the a7sii and bought this as an accompaniment. The camera itself does not need reviewing - it is a known stellar performer. However, the seller with the most stars (WAA Electronics)... Read more…

Reviewed 1 August 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Great camera, fast delivery...

We have the A7mk11 and the A7R mk11 ( I was going to buy the A6000 as a second camera but upgraded my wife's a7mk11 instead I'm more than happy with her cast off's ) The secret to getting the very... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Yes I do like this camera it is very easy to access various functions .It is my first full frame camera so I hope the quality of images will be as good as my old Contax RX film camera.

Reviewed 17 May 2016 by Mr. R. W. Lutter
(Verified Purchase)

Best camera I have ever had. It is quite heavy for the size. I moved over from a 5D MKII and the quality is so much better, however the batteries can run down very quickly compared to the canon... Read more…

Reviewed 5 April 2016 by Ali Asad
(Verified Purchase)

Probably the best and most capable camera of it's kind on the market. My name is Ali Asad. I am a cinematographer. I used it on the my last shoot Mad To Be Normal [...] as a second camera to the... Read more…

Reviewed 30 March 2016 by Vishal sharma
(Verified Purchase)

Best camera i have ever owned but its riddles with limitations. Cons: Battery life is terrible, lasting me on average only 2 hours. If you want to make time lapses with video your limited to 30... Read more…

Reviewed 21 March 2016 by Fabian

Absolutely brilliant! Just moved from an APS-C Nikon (D90) to my first full frame. Despite some people saying the setting rings and buttons are not the best, I love them. I shoot on manual most of... Read more…

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