Sony ILCE-7

MPN: ILCE7B.CE  |  EAN: 4905524958560  |  Model: ILCE-7

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as at 24 Sep 19 | 6:30 AM CET



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Sony ILCE-7 - ILCE7B.CE Performance, Usage and Feature Ratings
Use Rating
Mirrorless Camera
Intermediate Skill Level (Video)
Basic Skill Level (Photo)
Intermediate Skill Level (Photo)
Basic Skill Level (Video)
Underwater Photography
Low-light Videos
Wildlife Photography
Landscape Photography
Everyday Life Photography
Event Videos
High FPS Videos
Events Photography
Home Videos
Sports Photography
Film Making
WiFi Connectivity
Regular Looks
Camera Body Only
Bluetooth Connectivity

Kind of Camera

The Mirror-less Camera is a very good option for taking those shots with a professional flair. The ability to change lenses and tweak a variety of photo settings can be quite powerful. 

Photography Skillset

Simple shots - As a photography noob, this Sony ILCE-7 camera would suit you adequately.

For those who are passionate about photography at a casual level but are prepared to make the occasional technical adjustments, the ILCE-7 is a very straightforward option. At this skill level you'll be comfortable utilising features such as the 117  "Auto Focus points" that this camera comes with.

Video skill level

Simple clips - As a videography noob, this Sony ILCE-7 video camera should be sufficient for your needs.


Video Scenarios

The Sony ILCE-7, is a very competent option when it comes to recording occasions and related activities. 

Its always great to capture moments of delight at home or while spending time with family and friends on an outing. For this, the Sony ILCE-7 is a great companion to have.

Capture the drama - This Sony camera is is good partner for your craft. Filming in different situations  requires a really good Image sensor and this camera packs one that measures at 35.8 x 23.9 mm mm which works very well for your needs. 

Other Video needs

If you're looking for that silky-smooth rendering of your videos, this camera has got it as its able to handle 60 FPS at 1080p resolutions.

Low light recording can be tricky, however this camera has got what it takes to help you through that. This is because its minimum aperture number combined with it's maximum ISO sensitivity can produce crispy images with minimal noise.

Photo Scenarios

There are times when you just want to take simple but great photos of things around you without bothering too much about camera settings. For that purpose, the ILCE-7 is a really good choice. 

Its important to ensure the celebrant (or special guests) are in clear view in every photo taken. Keeping them in focus while they're moving about is one of the great features that comes with the ILCE-7.

As lots of sports happen at night or in-doors, the image sensor size plays an important role in image quality during low light conditions. In addition to its 35.8 x 23.9 mm(mm) sensor size, the Sony ILCE-7, also comes with a Tracking Focus mode which is great for photos were the subject is constantly moving.

Taking photos while underwater is a lot of fun. You'll be able to bathe the subject of your photograph with the colours and hues only found when taking shots in an aquatic environment.

Whether on holiday or exploring new places, this camera from Sony is a great choice. Taking photos of what's around you - near and far - with the ILCE-7 is a breeze.

From ants to zebras, a camera for nature's mosaic needs to have a great image sensor which is why the 35.8 x 23.9 mm (mm) that comes with this model works well for this scenario. It comes with a Continuous Shooting Mode allowing you to take successive shots rapidly. 

If you've got requirements to take photos of a variety of landscapes, then the presence of multiple scene modes on a camera is helpful in order to setup quickly and start shooting. This model from Sony has got this capability making it a suitable option for your needs. In addition, this model has the ability to select what parts of your frame you would like to focus on before you take the shot.

Other considerations

Transferring your shots from your camera to another device is made even more convenient with the in-built Wi-FI capability of this camera.

Since this camera is certified as dust-proof, it does gives it at an added advantage over regular cameras. This way you can be rest assured the ILCE-7 will cater for your outdoor needs.


It looks simple, capable and doesn't stand out in any particular way.

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Technical Specifications

Sony ILCE-7 - ILCE7B.CE Technical Specifications
Specification Description
Camera Type Mirrorless
Dustproof Yes
Product Colour Black
Aperture Priority AE Yes
Direct Printing Yes
Image Formats Supported JPEG, RAW
Multi Burst Mode Yes
Panorama Mode Yes
Photo Effects 1
Playback Modes Slideshow
Scene Modes Anti Motion Blur, Hand-held Twilight, Landscape, Macro, Night portrait, Night scene, Portrait, Sports action, Sunset
Scene Modes Present Yes
Self-timer Delay 3 s
Shooting Modes Aperture priority, Auto, Manual, Movie, Program, Scene, Sensitivity priority, Shutter priority
White Balance Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Color Temperature Filter, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Underwater
External Flash Connector Yes
Flash Exposure Compensation Yes
Flash Exposure Correction ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Flash Metering Modes Wireless triggering
Flash Modes Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Flash on, Hi-speed sync, Pre-flash, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash Sync-speed 1/250 s
Flash Type TTL
Pre-flash Yes
Shoe Mounting Point Yes
Auto Focus Yes
Auto Focus (AF) Points 117
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection Auto
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes Centre weighted Auto Focus, Continuous Auto Focus, Contrast Detection Auto Focus, Flexible Spot Auto Focus
Face Detection Yes
Focus TTL
Focus Adjustment Auto/Manual
Manual Focus Yes
Normal Focusing Range 0.3 - 3 m
Tracking Focus 1
Light Exposure
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock Yes
ISO Sensitivity 50 - 25600
ISO Sensitivity (max) 25600
ISO Sensitivity (min) 50
Light Exposure Control Program AE
Light Exposure Correction ± 3 EV (1/2 EV; 1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Modes Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light Metering Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Spot
Manual Exposure Yes
Camera Shutter Speed 1/4 - 1/8000 s
Continuous Shooting Mode Yes
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed 1/8000 s
Shutter Priority AE Yes
Shutter Speed (photo) 30 - 1/8000 s
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed 1/4 s
Camcorder Media Type MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG Duo, MS XC-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Full HD Yes
HD Type Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Motion JPEG Frame Rate 30 fps
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Speakers 1
Supported Aspect Ratios 3:2
Video Formats Supported AVC, AVCHD, H.264, MP4, MPEG4
Video Recording Yes
Video Resolutions 640 x 480, 1280 x 720, 1440 x 1080, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Audio Formats Supported AAC LC, AC3
Audio Noise Reduction Yes
Audio System Dolby Digital
Built-in Microphone Yes
Built-in Speaker(s) Yes
Headphone Output Type 3.5mm
Headphone Outputs 1
Microphone In Yes
Microphone Operation Mode Stereo
XLR In Yes
Lens System
Digital Zoom 8 x
Lens Mount Interface Sony E
Mounting Type Bayonet
Compatible Memory Cards MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG Duo, MS XC-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Built-in Display Yes
Display LCD
Display Diagonal 3 "
Display Resolution (numeric) 921600 pixels
Field Of View 100 %
Flip-out Screen Yes
Touchscreen Yes
Vari-angle LCD Display Yes
Diopter Adjustment (D-D) -4.0 - +3.0m
Diopter Correction Yes
Electronic Viewfinder Yes
Magnification 0.71 x
Viewfinder Screen Size 0.5 "
Viewfinder Type Electronic
Image Sensor Size (W X H) 35.8 x 23.9 mm
Megapixel 24.3 MP
Sensor Format Full-frame
Sensor Type CMOS
Total Megapixels 24.7 MP
Technical Details
Self-timer Yes
Other Features
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Ports & Interfaces
DC-in Jack Yes
HDMI (Micro) Ports Quantity 1
HDMI Connector Type D
HDMI Ports Quantity Yes
USB 2.0 (Micro USB) Ports Quantity 1
USB 2.0 Connectors 1
USB Connector Micro-USB
USB Version 2.0
Battery Life (CIPA Standard) 340 shots
Battery Type NP-FW50
Power Source Type AC, Battery
Near Field Communication (NFC) Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included Yes
Batteries Included Yes
Cables Included DC, Micro-USB
Wrist Strap Included Yes
Certification CE
Weight & Dimensions
Depth 48.2 mm
Height 94.4 mm
Weight 416 g
Weight (including Battery) 474 g
Width 126.9 mm
System Requirements
Mac Operating Systems Supported Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Windows Operating Systems Supported Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ult
Picture Quality
Maximum Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 pixels
Still Image Resolution(s) 3936 x 2624, 3008 x 2000, 1968 x 1312
Memory Slots 1