Sony a7

MPN: E1SNILCE7B  |  EAN: 0845251061581  |  Model: a7

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as at 25 Sep 19 | 12:43 AM CET

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Choosist's Ratings

Sony a7 - E1SNILCE7B Performance, Usage and Feature Ratings
Use Rating
Mirrorless Camera
Outstanding
Basic Skill Level (Photo)
Very Good
Intermediate Skill Level (Photo)
Very Good
Basic Skill Level (Video)
Outstanding
Intermediate Skill Level (Video)
Very Good
Travel
Outstanding
Wildlife Photography
Outstanding
Landscape Photography
Outstanding
Astronomy Photography
Outstanding
Event Videos
Just Right
High FPS Videos
Outstanding
Everyday Life Photography
Outstanding
Home Videos
Outstanding
Events Photography
Outstanding
Film Making
Outstanding
Sports Photography
Outstanding
Low-light Videos
Outstanding
Underwater Photography
Outstanding
WiFi Connectivity
Outstanding
Regular Looks
Outstanding
Camera Body Only
Outstanding
Bluetooth Connectivity
Outstanding

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

Keeping it simple - For someone who is not too bothered about technicalities, this Sony device works!

For those who are passionate about photography at a casual level but are prepared to make the occasional technical adjustments, the a7 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

Casual videos - If the technicalities involved in altering video settings are not a priority, then this Sony device is a very good option!

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Video Scenarios

The Sony a7, 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 a7 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

The Sony a7 has a sensor size of 35.8 x 23.9 mm (mm) which is crucial for capturing as much light information as possible when taking photographs of the cosmos. The ability to shoot and store images as RAW files and not just JPEG is important for this kind of photography. This model delivers on that!

If you're looking to simply use your camera to point-and-shoot everyday moments with an item or person as the subject matter, then the a7 is an easy recommendation for this.

While taking those action shots during the day's event, you'll be aiming to keep your subject matter in sharp focus while they're in motion. The Auto Focus Tracking capability that comes with this camera helps with this.

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 a7, also comes with a Tracking Focus mode which is great for photos were the subject is constantly moving.

Sea-life is always breathtaking. With this camera from Sony, you can expect to produce vivid images that showcases the unique tone that are found with photographs taken underwater.

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 a7 is a breeze.

In scenarios where animals are darting about, the burst mode on this camera comes in handy as well as it's Tracking Focus capability. The combination of these features and the 35.8 x 23.9 mm (mm) Image Sensor on this camera, provides you with a device that suits your wildlife photography needs - whether tranquil or dramatic.

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

With this model, you no longer need to worry about carrying cables for data transfer all the time as it comes with Wi-FI.

Style

Whether you want to blend in, or have a camera that doesn’t attract unwanted attention, the basic design of the a7 fits the bill.

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Technical Specifications

Sony a7 - E1SNILCE7B Technical Specifications
Specification Description
Design
Camera Type Mirrorless
Operating Temperature (T-T) 0 - 40 °F
Product Colour Black
Camera
Aperture Priority AE Yes
Image Formats Supported JPEG, RAW
Orientation Sensor Yes
Panorama Mode Yes
Photo Effects 1
Scene Modes Night landscape, Night portrait, Portrait, Sports, Sunset, Landscape (scenery)
Scene Modes Present Yes
Self-timer Delay 10 s
White Balance Anti-Motion Blur, Hand-held Twilight, Landscape, Macro, Night portrait, Night scene, Portrait, Sports action, Sunset
Flash
External Flash Connector Yes
Flash Exposure Correction ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Flash Modes Auto, Flash off, Hi-speed sync, Pre-flash, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Pre-flash Yes
Focusing
Auto Focus Yes
Auto Focus (AF) Points 117
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection 1
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes Continuous Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus
Face Detection Yes
Focus TTL
Focus Adjustment Auto/Manual
Manual Focus Yes
Tracking Focus 1
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity 100, 200, 6400, 25600
ISO Sensitivity (max) 25600
ISO Sensitivity (min) 50
Light Exposure Modes Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light Metering Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Spot
Manual Exposure Yes
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed 30 - 1/8000 s
Continuous Shooting Mode Yes
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed 1/8000 s
Shutter Priority AE Yes
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed 30 s
Video
Analog Signal Format System NTSC, PAL
Camcorder Media Type Memory Stick, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Full HD Yes
HD Type Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Motion JPEG Frame Rate 30 fps
Resolution At Capture Speed 640x480@25fps, 640x480@30fps, 1440x1080@25fps
Speakers 1
Supported Aspect Ratios 3:2, 16:9
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
Audio Formats Supported AAC-LC, MPEG-4
Audio System Dolby Digital
Built-in Microphone Yes
Headphone Output Type 3.5mm
Headphone Outputs 1
Microphone Operation Mode Stereo
XLR In Yes
Lens System
Digital Zoom 4 x
Interchangeable Lens Present 1
Lens Mount Interface Sony E
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG Duo, MS XC-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Display
Built-in Display Yes
Display TFT
Display Diagonal 3
Display Resolution (numeric) 921600 pixels
Flip-out Screen Yes
Vari-angle LCD Display Yes
Viewfinder
Diopter Adjustment (D-D) -4 - +3m
Diopter Correction Yes
Electronic Viewfinder Yes
Magnification 0.71 x
Viewfinder Type Electronic
Sensor
Image Sensor Size (W X H) 35.8 x 23.9 mm
Megapixel 24.3 MP
Sensor Format Cropped
Sensor Type CMOS
Total Megapixels 24.7 MP
Technical Details
Image Processor BIONZ X
Ports & Interfaces
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 Connector Type B
USB Version 2.0
Battery
Battery Type NP-FW50
Power Source Type Battery
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC) Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
Packaging Content
Batteries Included Yes
Battery Charger Included Yes
Carrying Case Yes
Weight & Dimensions
Depth 48.2 mm
Height 94.4 mm
Weight 416 g
Weight (including Battery) 474 g
Width 126.9 mm
Picture Quality
Maximum Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 pixels