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α7S E-MOUNT CAMERA WITH FULL-FRAME SENSOR

Product Specifications

ILCE-7S

£2,099.00
Dimensions (W x H x D)
126.9 x 94.4 x 48.2 mm
Weight
446 g (Body Only) / 489 g (With battery and media)
PlayMemories Camera Apps™
Downloadable Camera Apps, NFC One-touch functionality, Wi-Fi
Lens Mount
E-mount
Lens Compatibility
Sony E-mount lenses
Sensor Type
35 mm full frame (35.6 x 23.8mm) Exmor™ CMOS sensor
Sensor Type
35 mm
Effective Pixels
12.2MP
Image Sensor Aspect Ratio
3:2
Image Size (pixels), 3:2
35mm full frame L: 4240 x 2832 (12M), M: 2768 x 1848 (5.1M), S: 2128 x 1416 (3.0M), APS-C L: 2768 x 1848 (5.1M), M: 2128 x 1416 (3.0M), S: 1376 x 920 (1.3M)
Image Size (pixels), 16:9
35mm full frame L: 4240 x 2384 (10M), M: 2768 x 1560 (4.3M), S: 2128 x 1200 (2.6M), APS-C L: 2768 x 1560 (4.3M), M: 2128 x 1200 (2.6M), S: 1376 x 776 (1.1M)
Image Quality Modes
RAW, RAW & JPEG, JPEG Extra fine, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard
Recording Format (Movie)
AVCHD 2.0 / MP4 / XAVC S (up to 1920 x 1080/50p 28Mbps)
Video Compression
AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Image Size (pixels), PAL*
AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (50p/28Mbps/PS, 50i/24Mbps/FX, 50i/17Mbps/FH, 25p/24Mbps/FX, 25p/17Mbps/FH), MP4: 1440 x 1080 (25fps/12Mbps), 640 x 480 (25fps/3Mbps)
Other Movie Functions
Audio Level Display, Audio Rec Level, Auto Slow Shutter, HDMI info. Display (On/Off selectable), Time Code/User Bit, Clean HDMI output for 4K, Picture Profile, Creative Style, Picture Effect, Rec Control, Dual Video Rec, Marker Setting
Clear Image Zoom
Still / Movie: Approx. 2x
Lens Compensation
BIONZ X™
Lens Compensation
Peripheral shading, chromatic aberration, distortion
Compatible Recording Media
Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD memory card, SDHC memory card (UHS-I compliant), SDXC memory card (UHS-I compliant)
Storage Media Slot
Multi slot for Memory Stick Duo / SD Memory card
White Balance Modes
Auto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm White / Cool White / Day White / Daylight), Flash, Color Temperature (2500 to 9900K) & Color Filter (G7 to M7: 15 steps, A7 to B7: 15 steps), Custom, Underwater
AWB Micro Adjustment
G7 to M7 (15 steps), A7 to B7 (15 steps)
Focus Type
Contrast-detection AF
Focus Point
25 points
Focus Sensitivity Range
EV -4 to EV 20 (at ISO 100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
AF Mode
Single-shot AF (AF-S), Continuous AF (AF-C), Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus
Focus Area
Wide (25 points) / Center-weighted / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Zone
AF Illuminator
Metering Type
1200-zone evaluative metering
Metering Sensitivity
EV -3 to EV 20 (at ISO 100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
Metering Mode
Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Exposure Modes
AUTO (iAUTO, Superior Auto), Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Scene Selection, Sweep Panorama, Movie
ISO Sensitivity
ISO 50–409600
Viewfinder Type
0.5"-type electronic viewfinder (color)
Magnification
Approx. 0.71x (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m)
Screen Type
3.0" type TFT LCD
Total Number of Dots
921,600 dots
Brightness Control (LCD)
Manual ( 5 steps between -2 and +2 ), Sunny Weather mode
Focus Magnifier
35mm full frame: 4.2x, 8.3x, APS-C: 2.7x, 5.4x
Peaking MF
Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, colour: White/Red/Yellow)
Shutter Type
Electronically controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
Shutter Speed
Movies: 1/8000 to 1/4 (1/3 step), Up to 1/50 in AUTO mode (up to 1/25 in Auto Slow Shutter mode), Still images: 1/8000 to 30 sec., Bulb
Electronic Front Shutter Curtain
Yes
Silent Shooting
Yes (On/Off)
Steadyshot
Not supported (image stabilization supported on lens)
Drive Modes
3/5 exposures selectable), Bracketing (Cont., Single, White Balance, DRO), Single shooting, Continuous shooting, Speed Priority Continuous shooting, Self-timer (10/2 sec. delay selectable), Self-timer (Cont.) (10 sec. delay
Continues Shooting
5 fps (in Speed Priority Continuous Shooting mode)
PC Interface
Mass-storage, MTP, PC remote
HD Output
HDMI micro connector (Type-D), BRAVIA Sync (link menu), PhotoTV HD, 4K still image playback
Multi Interface Shoe
Headphone minijack, Microphone minijack, Multi Interface Shoe, Multi/Micro USB Terminal, Vertical Grip Connector
Multi Interface Shoe
Yes
Auto-lock Accessory Shoe
Auto-lock Accessory Shoe compatible with supplied shoe adaptor
Others
Microphone terminal (3.5mm Stereo minijack), Headphone terminal (3.5mm Stereo minijack), Vertical Grip Connector
Microphone
Built-in stereo microphone or ECM-XYST1M / XLR-K1M (sold separately)
Speaker
Built-in, monaural
Supplied Battery
NP-FW50 W-series Rechargeable Battery Pack
Battery Life (CIPA, Still Images)
Up to 380 shots
Battery Life (CIPA, Movies)
Actual: Approx. 55 min. with viewfinder, approx. 60 min. with LCD screen (CIPA standard), Continuous: Approx. 90 min. with viewfinder, approx. 90 min. with LCD screen (CIPA standard)
External Power
AC Adaptor AC-PW20 (optional)
Range
32°-104°F / 0-40°C
  • Rechargeable Battery NP-FW50
  • Cable Protector
  • AC Adaptor AC-UD10
  • Battery charger BC-TRW
  • Shoulder strap
  • Body cap
  • Accessory shoe cap
  • Eyepiece cup
  • Micro USB cable

Features

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12.2 MP 35mm full frame sensor

The α7s combines phenomenal sensitivity—ranging from ISO 50 to 409600 for still images and ISO 100 to 409600 for movies with supremely low noise, courtesy of Sony’s new 12.2-megapixel 35mm full-frame Exmor CMOS image sensor and optimized high-speed BIONZ™ X image processing engine. Professional movie functions satisfy the highest demands of serious photographers and videographers, and it’s all packed in the world’s smallest 35mm full-frame interchangeable-lens camera body.

Ultra-high sensitivity up to ISO 409600

Expand your still and movie capabilities with the ultra-high sensitivity range from ISO 50 to 409600 for still images and ISO 100 to 409600 for movies.

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BIONZ™ X processor

Sony proudly introduces the new BIONZ™ X image processing engine, which faithfully reproduces textures and details in real time, as seen by the naked eye, via extra high-speed processing capabilities. Together with front-end LSI (large scale integration) that accelerates processing in the earliest stages, it enables more natural details, more realistic images, richer tonal gradations and lower noise whether you shoot still images or movies.

Multiple recording formats

The α7s records in a wide variety of formats convenient for photographers working at all professional levels. It is compatible with 4K (3840×2160) 24p, 30p/Full HD 60p, 60i, 30p, 24p video output and Full-Frame & APS-C (Super 35mm equivalent) size.

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Full-frame filmmaking

Portable moviemaking reaches a new level of flexibility and attainability with the α7s’s unique combination of 35mm full-frame sensor, audio production features, and flexible lens interchangeability. Now, the dramatic effect of beautiful bokeh, plus the artistic choice of creating a rich cinematic ambience is yours, thanks to the full frame, P/A/S/M mode, and advanced audio capabilities. The accelerated BIONZ™ X image-processing engine enables area-specific noise reduction and detail reproduction technology to be applied to movies, resulting in ultra-fine detail and exceptionally low noise. Features like Picture Effect, full HDMI output for an external monitor, and full 1080p AVCHD Progressive format plus XAVC S, and the choice of 60p/24p recording further expand the options.

Clean HDMI output for 4K movies

Non-compressed image output is now possible at 4K (QFHD; 3840 x 2160 pixels) resolution with selectable 30p and 24p frame rates. You can choose 4K or Full HD output from a menu. The 4K output capability allows recording of high-quality 4K images by a 4K-compatible recorder, as well as 4K output directly to a compatible monitor or TV.

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XAVC S format

The high-bit-rate XAVC S format is provided for serious videographers. Available for the first time in an α camera, it enables Full HD image recording at 50Mbps for extremely high-quality expression and minimal noise. It also employs the Long GOP (Group of Pictures) data compression method to realize efficient movie recording. Note: Sony recommends using an SDXC memory card higher than Class 10 when shooting movies in the XAVC S format.

S-Log2 gamma setting

This proprietary Sony gamma setting, featured in commercial video equipment, creates a 1,300% wider dynamic range for smooth expression of gradation with reduced whiteout and blackout. Through color grading in post production, you can make the most of the low-noise image and super-rich detail to achieve various types of image expression.

Time code / User bit

As with commercial video equipment, this function provides a “Record Run” setting that only advances the time code while recording, a “Free Run” setting that advances the time code whether recording or not, a drop frame method and a non- drop frame method. The α7s can also output a superimposed time code when the clean HDMI output setting is in use. Note: This function is only available when recording in the AVCHD and XAVC S formats.

120fps shooting at HD resolution

When shooting movies in the APS-C (Super 35mm equivalent) crop mode, the α7s supports high-frame-rate 120fps shooting at HD resolution (1280 x 720 pixels). This remarkable capability broadens image expression options since a movie shot at this frame rate can be played back at 24p to create stunning 5x slow-motion effects.

Picture Profile

You can fine-tune the look of movies before shooting by adjusting gradation (black level, gamma and black gamma), color adjustment (color mode, intensity, color tone and depth), basic color (gamma and color mode) and more. Adjusted parameters can be saved along with other settings as a profile, and up to seven profiles can be stored for later recall.

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XGA OLED Tru-Finder

This viewfinder features high 1024x768 resolution, OLED improvements and the same 3-lens optical system used in the flagship α99 despite the compact body. The viewfinder displays the effects of your camera settings, so you can accurately monitor the results. You'll enjoy rich tonal gradations and three times the contrast of the α99. High-end features like 100% frame coverage, wide viewing angle, information display modes, peaking function, and focus magnifier are also provided.

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Fast Intelligent AF

Numerous features contribute to the α7s's autofocus capabilities: the new lightning-fast BIONZ™ X, high-speed full-frame image sensor output, and a newly developed Spatial Object Detection AF algorithm that conducts focusing analysis in real-time using spatial frequency information to optimally control the lens drive.

Durable anti-dust system and coating

To keep your photos blemish free, an anti-dust mechanism vibrates ultrasonically whenever you switch off the camera--thus removing any particles adhering to the image sensor. An anti-static coating also helps prevent dust settling on the sensor during lens changes.

Audio recording and monitoring functions

During movie recording and playback, you can monitor the sound using headphones connected to the camera via the headphone jack, check levels with the display controls, or attach professional sound gear using the industry-standard XLR terminal adaptor kit.

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Tiltable LCD screen

7.5 cm, 1.2 million dot LCD offers high resolution and flexible composition options

Substantial, ergonomic grip

The α7s is 25% less bulky than leading DSLRs, but still features a full-size grip for all-day shooting comfort.

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Magnesium alloy body

Thanks to this outstandingly light and strong metal, the α7s weighs 489 grams with battery—less than half the weight of leading DSLRs —but has the durability for years of performance.

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Controls, customization and navigation

Despite compact dimensions, the α7s features front and rear dials for intuitive setting of exposure, a control wheel for setting ISO, and an exposure compensation dial. Quick Navi Pro displays all major shooting options on the LCD screen so you can rapidly confirm settings and make adjustments as desired without searching through dedicated menus. Button customization empowers you to shoot just the way you like, with frequently used functions assigned to the customizable buttons of your choice. You can easily assign various functions to any of 9 buttons; and selected key functions can be assigned to the Fn button for quick access.

Dust and moisture resistance

Durability-enhancing measures include sealing around the buttons and dials, as well as a protective double-layered structure that tightly interlocks panels and components.