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Sony ILCE7SB

74

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Sony ILCE7SB

$2,596.00
Sony ILCE-7
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A high image quality and award winning SLR camera, with good features but representing only moderate value for money
SLR 24.3MP 6000 X 4000 Pixels CMOS Oct 2013
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Sony ILCE-7 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Sony ILCE-7 number 488 across all digital cameras.
96
Reviews
48 Reviews + 1 Award
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 marvellous user reviews with 94% of buyers recommending this camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2018.
This Sony digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
6000 x 4000 pixels image resolution
Higher than average megapixels
7K full-frame ILC body with standard zoom lens full-frame
Capture almighty 24.3mp image quality
Shoot the detail fast with less noise
Catch the moment in the blink of an eye
Designed for professional use anywhere
Share results instantly with wi-fi & NFC
Show 4k ultra HD photos & full HD movies
Heavier than average
Does not have a GPS (satellite)

Should You Buy it Now?

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How Big is the Sony ILCE-7?

The Sony ILCE-7 is 126.9mm wide and 94.4mm tall. It is 48.2mm deep and weighs 416g.

Sony ILCE-7 front dimensions
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Sony ILCE-7 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $2,596.00 it is more expensive than 91% of cameras.

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We found a cheaper price for the Sony ILCE-7 of £1,394.54 ($1,394.54) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $1,201.46.

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Features

6000 X 4000 Pixels Image Resolution

The Sony ILCE-7 has a maximum image resolution of 6000 x 4000 pixels. That's 51% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. The resolution of all cameras ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Higher Than Average Megapixels

Cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The Sony ILCE-7's sensor megapixels of 24.3MP is in the highest 6% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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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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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

Cameras have ISO sensitivities (max) of between 200 and 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000. The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Sony ILCE-7 of 25,600 is higher than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 11% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This Sony 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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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Sony ILCE-7 has a built-in flash. 68% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Heavier Than Average

The weight of the Sony ILCE-7 of 416g is heavier than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the heaviest 26% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the cameras the weights range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Has a Headphone Output

The Sony ILCE-7 has a headphone output, which is unusual. 93% of cameras do not have a headphone output.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Sony ILCE-7 features noise reduction. 91% of cameras do not feature noise reduction.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Sony ILCE-7 has a vari-angle LCD display. 83% of cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The display resolutions of cameras range from 23,000 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels. The display resolution of the Sony ILCE-7 of 922,000 pixels is higher than 77% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Live View

The Sony ILCE-7 supports live view, which is unusual. 83% of digital cameras do not support live view.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of all cameras is 12x, with the smallest being 1x and the biggest being 810x. The Sony ILCE-7's digital zoom of 8x is in the biggest 14% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony ILCE-7 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). 87% of cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Has a Pre-Flash

The Sony ILCE-7 has a pre-flash. 95% of digital cameras do not have a pre-flash.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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340 Battery Life

The Sony ILCE-7 is a digital camera that takes 340 shots battery life.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Sony ILCE-7 has a touchscreen, which is unusual. 83% of digital cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Supports Direct Printing

The Sony ILCE-7 supports direct printing, which is unusual. 89% of cameras do not support direct printing.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1440 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on cameras.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Sony ILCE-7 features flash exposure compensation, unlike 79% of cameras which do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most other cameras, the Sony ILCE-7 does not have a GPS (satellite). 89% of cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Sony ILCE-7 has a built-in speaker(s), which is unusual. 92% of cameras do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has a Self-Timer

The Sony ILCE-7 has a self-timer. 82% of digital cameras do not have a self-timer.

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6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Sony ILCE-7 is 6000 x 4000. That's over eight times the resolution of a 1712 x 1712 camera, which is the most common resolution supported by cameras. Cameras resolutions range from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Sony ILCE-7 has a shoe mounting point, which is unusual. 89% of cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Sony ILCE-7 of 3" is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 85% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Sony ILCE-7 does not feature bluetooth. 95% of digital cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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Has a Wrist Strap

The Sony ILCE-7 has a wrist strap, unlike 91% of cameras which do not have a wrist strap.

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Wide Range of Magnifications Depending On Lens Used

This Sony 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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Has an External Flash Connector

The Sony ILCE-7 has an external flash connector, unlike 86% of cameras which do not have an external flash connector.

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Wide Range of Minimum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Sony ILCE-7 supports Wi-Fi. 69% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

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Barcodes:

00027242874787, 00027242874794, 00027242874800, 00027242881730, 00083922914839, 00616348088817, 00845251096903, 02000060072731, 04056572580637, 04905524958454, 04905524958478, 04905524958485, 04905524958492, 04905524958553, 04905524958560, 04905524958638, 04905524958645, 04905524983272, 04905524983296, 05054230707326, 08809393056142

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