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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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12.2MP 35mm full-frame sensor gives top image quality

A huge 35mm full frame sensor offers 50x more surface area than a conventional compact camera sensor. The larger suface area means vastly better sensitivity for low-light shooting as well as fine control over depth of field. Paired with great optics, Sony's full frame sensor is ideal for creative, commercial, and landscape photography.

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 100 to 409600 for movies. High ISO lets you choose to shoot without unnatural flash illumination and allows faster shutter speeds (to freeze motion) even in low light--ideal for sports on an overcast day.

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BIONZ™ X for superior detail and texture

All digital cameras need to convert the light captured by their sensor to a beautiful digital photograph. The engine that powers this conversion is just as important as your lens and a high-resolution sensor--so Sony developed the remarkable BIONZ(tm) X processor, allowing more natural details, more realistic images, richer tonal gradations, and lower noise while shooting both photos and movies.

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High-quality video with the XAVC S format

The high-bit-rate XAVC S format is provided for videographers ready to take their work to the next level. Delivering incredible quality, XAVC S is built from the XAVC format used by professional movie makers and broadcasters, while employing intelligent data compression to bring about consumer-friendly editing and file sizes.

Multiple recording formats provide video versatility

Shoot to suit, with a range of video formats available. Capture using the high bitrate AVCHD or XAVC S codec for editing and playback on big screens; or choose the MP4 mode for quick uploading and sharing. Capture motion at up to 24p frame rates for dramatic slow motion possibilities.

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Full-frame filmmaking capability

Professional quality moviemaking in the palm of your hand. Capture stunning images, even in low light thanks to the premium Exmor CMOS sensor. Then enjoy the flexibility to add external audio capture plus off-board video monitoring and recording, all designed to put professional creation in reach of anyone.

Clean HDMI output

Monitor and capture uncompressed video using the clean HDMI output. Simultaneously record video to onboard memory cards in playback-friendly compressed formats, as well as to an external recorder in your choice of formats and bitrates, for ultimate professional production flexibility.

Professional gamma setting

The S-Log2 is a proprietary Sony gamma setting featured in commercial video equipment, and incorporated here. Invaluble for professionals seeking post-production flexibility, this preset Picture Profile offers up to 14 stops of dynamic range - enough latitude to capture all the detail in both deep shadow and bright sunlight.

Pro-level time code and user bit video functions

An essential tool on multi-camera shoots, timecode dramatically speeds up editing where several cameras need to be syncronised. Both Record Run, which advances timecode only while recording, and Free Run, with continuous timecode advancement are supported. Additionally a User Bit feature lets you add identifying information (such as scene and take numbers) alongside the timecode.

Picture Profile for pre-shoot settings

Fine-tune the look of your 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.

120fps at HD resolution for super slo-mo video

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

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Enhanced Fast Hybrid Autofocus captures action

Enhanced Fast Hybrid Autofocus (AF) is comprised of a number of features: Phase-detection AF (bringing the subject into focus), contrast-detection AF (fine-tuning focus points), and Spatial Object Detection (which estimates subject movement). They all work together seamlessly to let you capture a fast-moving subject with perfect sharpness.

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See settings with the XGA OLED Tru-Finder

Preview your camera settings and effects in real-time even when using the viewfinder. Unlike optical viewfinders, you can compose black and white photos or preview exposure adjustments before pressing the shutter. Plus, features like 100% frame coverage, wide viewing angle, information display modes, peaking function, and focus magnification will significantly enhance how you shoot.

Comprehensive anti-dust system

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. Additionally, an anti-static coating helps prevent dust settling on the sensor during lens changes.

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Tiltable LCD screen for flexible composition

High resolution screen with tilt capability allows perfect framing of otherwise impossible over-head or low-angle shots.

Audio recording and monitoring functions

During movie recording and playback, you can directly monitor sound using the built-in headphone jack. On-screen audio level monitoring is also available, or connect to professional microphones and audio mixers with the optional XLR terminal adaptor kit.

High dust and moisture resistance

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

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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Strong and light magnesium alloy body

Thanks to using magnesium alloy, the world's lightest structural metal, the α7s weighs 489 grams with battery—far lighter that other high-performance cameras—but has the durability for years of performance.

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See your options: Quick Navi Pro and custom buttons

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 lets you shoot just the way you like, with frequently used functions assigned to the customizable buttons of your choice.

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.

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.