a7 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera w/ 28-70mm full frame lens

a7 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera w/ 28-70mm full frame lens

a7 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera w/ 28-70mm full frame lens
Never has something so small been so big. No other full frame, interchangeable-lens camera is this light or this portable. 24MP of rich detail. A true-to-life 2.4M OLED viewfinder. Wi-Fi sharing. It's all the full-frame performance you ever wanted-in a compact size that will change your perspective entirely. a7 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera w/ 28-70mm full frame lens

Features

A new frame of mind.

A new frame of mind.

No other full frame, interchangeable-lens camera is this light or this portable. 24.3 MP of rich detail. A true-to-life 2.4 million dot OLED viewfinder. Wi-Fi sharing and an expandable shoe system. It's all the full-frame performance you ever wanted in a compact size that will change your perspective entirely.

World's smallest & lightest interchangeable lens full-frame camera

Sony's Exmor image sensor takes full advantage of the Full-frame format, but in a camera body less than half the size and weight of a full-frame DSLR.
World's smallest & lightest interchangeable lens full-frame camera
Full Frame 24.3 MP Brilliance

Full Frame 24.3 MP Brilliance

A whole new world of high-quality images are realized through the 24.3 MP effective 35 mm full-frame sensor, a normal sensor range of ISO 100 – 25600, and a sophisticated balance of high resolving power, gradation and low noise. The BIONZ® X image processor enables up to 5 fps high-speed continuous shooting.

Fast Hybrid focusing speed w/ contrast and phase-detection AF

Enhanced Fast Hybrid auto focus combines speedy phase-detection AF with highly accurate contrast-detection AF, which has been accelerated through a new Spatial Object Detection algorithm, to achieve among the fastest autofocusing performance of any full-frame camera. First, phase-detection AF with 117 densely placed phase-detection AF points swiftly and efficiently moves the lens to bring the subject nearly into focus. Then contrast-detection AF with wide AF coverage fine-tunes the focusing in the blink of an eye.
Fast Hybrid focusing speed w/ contrast and phase-detection AF
Lighting Quick Autofocus

Lighting Quick Autofocus

The high-speed image processing engine and improved algorithms combine with optimized image sensor read-out speed to achieve ultra high-speed AF despite the use of a full-frame sensor.

Eye Catching AF

Even when capturing a subject partially turned away from the camera with a shallow depth of field, the face will be sharply focused thanks to extremely accurate eye detection that can prioritize a single pupil. A green frame appears over the prioritized eye when focus has been achieved for easy confirmation. Eye AF can be used when the function is assigned to a customizable button, allowing users to instantly activate it depending on the scene.
Eye Catching AF
Expand your system of choice

Expand your system of choice

To take advantage of the lightweight on-the-go body, the α7 is fully compatible with Sony's E-mount lens system and expanded line of E-mount compact and lightweight full-frame lenses from Carl Zeiss and Sony's premier G-series. Additional 3rd party adaptors allow you to tap into your existing system of lenses.*
* Not all features supported by third party lens mount adaptors. Functionality not guaranteed with third party adaptors.

Fast and Intuitive Shooting Control

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. When fleeting shooting opportunities arise, you'll be able to respond swiftly with just the right settings.
Fast and Intuitive Shooting Control
High contrast 2.4M dot OLED EVF

High contrast 2.4M dot OLED EVF

View every scene in rich detail with the XGA OLED Tru-Finder, which features OLED improvements and the same 3-lens optical system used in the flagship a99. The viewfinder faithfully displays what will appear in your recording, including the effects of your camera settings, so you can accurately monitor the results. You'll enjoy rich tonal gradations and 3 times the contrast of the a99. High-end features like 100% frame coverage and a wide viewing angle are also provided.

Cover Every Shooting Angle

The tiltable 3.0" (1,229k dots) Xtra Fine LCD Display makes it easy to photograph over crowds or low to capture pets eye to eye by swinging up approx. 84° and down approx. 45°. Easily scroll through menus and preview life thanks to WhiteMagic technology that dramatically increases visibility in bright daylight. The large display delivers brilliant-quality still images and movies while enabling easy focusing operation.
Cover Every Shooting Angle
Simple Connect with Smartphones and Tablets

Simple Connect with Smartphones and Tablets

Wi-Fi® connectivity allows you to control your camera with your compatible Smartphone or Tablet and the PlayMemories camera app. Frame your image on your device's LCD and control the camera shutter. You can even transfer the images taken directly to your mobile device for quick editing and uploading - sharing has never been easier. Connectivity has been simplified to one-touch utilizing NFC (near field communication). Simply touch the camera to the compatible NFC enabled device to connect.

New BIONZ X image processing engine

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.
New BIONZ X image processing engine
Full HD 24p/60i/60p w/uncompressed HDMI output

Full HD 24p/60i/60p w/uncompressed HDMI output

Make movie magic with Full HD 1920 x 1080 video in cinematic 24p, or capture fast action at incredible 60p and 60i frame-rates. Made even easier with the α6000's 179 point AF (auto focus) system – tracking moving subjects is not a problem. Selectable in-camera – Blu-ray quality - AVCHD or simple and easier upload to the web - MP4 codecs are available. For serious videographers, uncompressed clean-screen video files to external recording devices is possible via the HDMI® connection.

Capture the Decisive Moment at up to 5FPS

When your subject is moving fast, you can capture the decisive moment with clarity and precision by shooting at speeds up to 5 frames per second. New faster, more accurate AF tracking, made possible by Fast Hybrid AF, uses powerful predictive algorithms and subject recognition technology to track every move with greater speed and precision.
Capture the Decisive Moment at up to 5FPS
PlayMemories<sup>™</sup> Camera Apps

PlayMemories Camera Apps

Personalize your camera by adding new features of your choice with PlayMemories Camera Apps. Find apps to fit your shooting style from portraits, detailed close-ups, sports, time lapse, motion shot and much more. Use apps that shoot, share and save photos using Wi-Fi that make it easy to control and view your camera from smartphone, and post photos directly to Facebook or backup images to the cloud without connecting to a computer.11.

View 4K stills on your 4K TV

Enjoy Ultra High Definition slide shows directly from the camera to a compatible 4K television. The α7 converts images for optimized 4K image size playback (8MP). Enjoy expressive rich colors and amazing detail like never before. Images can be viewed via an optional HDMI or WiFi.
View 4K stills on your 4K TV
Get a Grip

Get a Grip

Enjoy long hours of comfortable operation in the vertical orientation with this sure vertical grip, which can hold two batteries for longer shooting and features dust and moisture protection.

Expand Your Creativity

Both of these 35mm full-frame compatible adaptors let you mount the α7 with any A-mount lens. The LA-EA4 additionally features a built-in AF motor, aperture-drive mechanism and Translucent Mirror Technology to enable continuous phase-detection AF. Both adaptors also feature a tripod hole that allows mounting of a tripod to support large A-mount lenses.
Expand Your Creativity

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Specifications

Camera
Lens Compatibility Sony E-mount Full Frame, operation with Minolta / Konica Minolta Maxxum A-mount lenses confirmed via optional LA-EA3/LA-EA4 adaptor9
Camera Type Interchangeable Lens Digital SLR camera
Lens Mount Type Sony E-mount Full Frame
Imaging Sensor
Imaging Sensor Exmor CMOS sensor (35.8 x 23.9mm)
Processor BIONZ® X image processor
Anti Dust Charge protection coating on optical filter and ultrasonic vibration mechanism
Pixel Gross 24.7 Megapixels (approx.)
Effective Picture Resolution 24.3 Megapixels (approx.)
Color Filter System RGB primary color filters
Recording
Media Type 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)
Color Space Still:
sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB standard compatible with TRILUMINoS Color
Movie:
xvYCC standard (x.v.Color when connected via HDMI cable) compatible with TRILUMINoS color
Still Image Mode RAW, RAW & JPEG, JPEG Extra fine, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard
Still Image Max Effective Resolution 24.3 Megapixels
Still Image Size 16:9 35mm full frame:
L: 6000 x 3376 (20M), M: 3936 x 2216 (8.7M), S: 3008 x 1688 (5.1M)
APS-C:
L: 3936 x 2216 (8.7M), M: 3008 x 1688 (5.1M), S: 1968 x 1112 (2.2M)
Still Image Size 3:2 35mm full frame:
L: 6000 x 4000 (24M), M: 3936 x 2624 (10M), S: 3008 x 2000 (6.0M)
APS-C:
L: 3936 x 2624 (10M), M: 3008 x 2000 (6.0M), S: 1968 x 1312 (2.6M)
Panorama Still Image Size Horizontal Wide: 12,416 x 1,856 (23M)
Horizontal Std.: 8,192 x 1,856 (15M)
Vertical Wide: 2,160 x 5,536 (12M)
Vertical Std.: 2,160 x 3,872 (8.4M)
Video Mode AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant / MP4
Video Resolution AVCHD:
PS - 1920 x 1080/60p@28Mbps
FX - 1920 x 1080/60i@24Mbps
FH - 1920 x 1080/60i@17Mbps
FX - 1920 x 1080/24p@24Mbps
FH - 1920 x 1080/24p@17Mbps
MP4:
HD - 1440 x 1080/30p@12Mbps
VGA - 640 x 480/30p@3Mbps
Video Signal NTSC color, EIA standards
Audio Format Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC
Microphone/Speaker Built-in stereo microphone or ECM-CG50 / XLR-K1M (sold separately) / Built-in monaural speaker; volume settings in 8 steps between 0 and 7
Still Image File Format JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
Optics/Lens
Lens Type Sony E-mount Full Frame (SEL2870)
Lens Mount Type Sony E-mount Full Frame
Aperture (Max.) f/3.5 - 5.6
Aperture (Min.) f/22 - 36
Digital Zoom Yes, approx. 4x
Smart Zoom® Technology M: approx. 1.4x, S: approx. 2x
Focal Length (35mm equivalent) 28mm-70mm (35mm equivalent)
Filter Diameter 55mm
Lens Construction Metal
Lens Groups-Elements 8 groups, 9 elements (4 aspheric surfaces)
Minimum Focus Distance 12" (1m)(W) - 18" (0.45m) (T)
Angle of View 54o - 23o
Aperture Blade 7 blades (Circular aperture)
Aspheric Elements 4 aspheric surfaces
Dimensions (Max. Diameter x Length) 2-7/8" x 3-3/8" (62 x 60mm)
Direct Manual Focus Yes
Exterior Finish Black
Lens Weight 10.5oz (295g)
Low Noise During Movie Capture Excellent
Maximum Magnification 0.19x
Mount Material Metal
EV Compensation +/-5.0 EV (in 1/3 EV or 1/2 EV steps), with exposure compensation dial: +/-3.0 EV (in 1/3 EV step
Viewfinder
Type 1/2-inch (1.30 cm) XGA OLED color electronic viewfinder
Diopter Adjustment -4.0 m-1 ~ +3.0m-1 (diopter)
Field of View 100%
Magnification Approx. 0.71x with 50 mm lens at infinity, -1m-1 (diopter)
LCD Display
LCD Type 3.0” (7.5cm) TFT LCD (921,600 dots) with tiltable design
Brightness Control Manual (5 steps between -2 to +2), Sunny Weather mode
Coverage 100%
Live View Continuous Live View
Real-time image adjustment display Yes (On / Off)
Histogram Yes (On / Off)
Peaking Yes (Level setting: High / Mid / Low / Off, Color: White / Red / Yellow)
Grid Display Graphic Display / Display All Info. / No Disp. Info. / Histogram / Digital Level Gauge / Shooting information for viewfinder mode
Customization Grid, Histogram display, Digital Level Gauge, Grid Line, Magnified display for playback
Focus Control
Focus System Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF / contrast-detection AF)
Focus Points 117 points (phase-detection AF), 25 points (contrast-detection AF)
AF Modes Single-shot AF (AF-S), Continuous AF (AF-C), Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus
Focus Area Multi Point (25 points) / Center-weighted / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Zone
Focus Sensitivity EV 0 to 20 EV (at ISO100 equivalent, with F2.8 lens attached)
Manual Focus Assist 35mm full frame: 7.2x, 14.4x
APS-C: 4.7x, 9.4x
Focus Features Lock-on AF, Eye AF, Predictive control, Focus lock, Eye-start AF (only available with optional LA-EA2 or LA-EA4 attached), AF illuminator (built-in, LED type, range: Approx. 0.30-3m, AF micro adjustment, AF ON
AF Illuminator Yes (with built-in LED type)
Exposure System
Picture Effect(s) 13 modes: Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R, G, B, Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolor, Illustration
Auto Exposure Lock Available with AE lock button. Locked when shutter button is pressed halfway. Can be disabled from the Menu
Color Temperature 2500 – 9900K with 15-step each Magenta/Green compensation (G7 to M7), Amber/Blue (A7 to B7), Custom
Creative Style Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn Leaves, Black & White, Sepia (Contrast -3 to +3 steps, Saturation -3 to +3 steps, Sharpness -3 to +3 steps)
D-Range Optimizer Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto / Level (1-5)), Auto High Dynamic Range: Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure Difference Level (1.0-6.0 EV, 1.0 EV step)
Exposure Bracketing With 3 frames in 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1.0 EV, 2.0 EV or 3.0 EV increments.
With 5 frames in 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV or 2/3 EV increments
Exposure Compensation +/-5.0 EV (in 1/3 EV or 1/2 EV steps), with exposure compensation dial: +/-3.0 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
Exposure Settings AUTO (iAUTO, Superior Auto), Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Scene Selection, Sweep Panorama, Movie
ISO Still images: ISO 100-25600 (ISO numbers up from ISO 50 can be set as expanded ISO range),
AUTO (ISO 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
Movies: ISO 200-25600 equivalent, AUTO (ISO 200-6400 equivalent)
Metering Advanced 1200-zone evaluative metering
Metering Modes Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Metering Sensitivity EV 0 to 20 EV (at ISO100 equivalent, with F2.8 lens attached)
Noise Reduction Long exposure NR: On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec., High ISO NR: Normal / Low / Off selectable
Scene Mode(s) Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur
White Balance Mode 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
Drive System
Continuous Shooting Speed Continuous shooting: Max. 2.5fps, Speed Priority Continuous shooting: Max. 5.0fps
Drive Mode Single shooting, Continuous shooting, Speed Priority Continuous shooting, Self-timer (10/2 sec delay selectable), Self-timer (Cont.) (10 sec. delay; 3/5 exposures selectable), Bracketing (Cont., Single, White Balance, DRO)
Self-timer 2-sec. or 10-sec. delay
Shutter Speeds 1/8000 to 30 seconds, bulb
Shutter Type Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane shutter
Flash
Flash Bracketing With optional external flash:
1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1, 2, 3 EV steps, 3/5 frames (1.0/2.0/3.0 EV: only 3 frames) selectable
Flash Compensation With optional external flash:
±3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
Flash Coverage With optional external flash: 16 mm (focal length printed on lens body)
Flash Metering System With optional external flash: Pre-flash TTL
Flash Modes With optional external flash:
Flash off, Auto flash, Fill-flash, Rear Sync., Slow Sync., Red-eye reduction (On/Off selectable), Hi-speed sync, Wireless
Flash Type Optional external flash
Convenience Features
Self Timer Yes
Red-Eye Reduction Yes
Erase/Protect Yes
Media/Battery Indicator Yes
Power Save Mode Yes
Still Image Playback Options Single (with or without shooting information, RGB histogram & highlight/shadow warning), 9/25-frame index view, Enlarged display mode (Maximum magnification L: 23.0x, M: 15.0x, S: 11.5x), Auto Review (10 / 5 / 2 sec, off), Image orientation (Auto / Manual / Off selectable), Slideshow, Panorama scrolling, Folder selection (Still / Date / MP4 / AVCHD), Forward / Rewind (Movie), Delete, Protect
Video Playback Options Forward / Rewind (Movie)
Multiple Language Display Yes
Advanced Features
Face Detection On, Off, Face Registration, Face Selection; maximum eight faces detected
Smile Shutter technology Smile shutter (selectable from 3 steps)
Image Stabilization Lens-based (where applicable)
Intelligent Auto Yes
Superior Auto Yes
Tracking Focus Yes
Anti Motion Blur Yes
Auto High Dynamic Range Yes, (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1-6 EV at 1.0 EV step), off)
Priority Setting (for Face Detection) Yes (eight faces max)
Shooting Tips Yes
Sweep Panorama Horizontal (Wide / Standard), Vertical (Wide / Standard)
Interface
Headphone Jack Yes
Microphone Input Yes
Remote Commander Yes, via optional RM-VPR1
Accessory Shoe Yes, via Multi Interface Shoe
PictBridge Compatible Yes
A/V Remote Terminal Yes, via Multi Terminal interface
BRAVIA® Sync Yes, via HDMI® with compatible BRAVIA HDTV (link menu)8
DC IN Yes via optional AC-PW20AM (sold separately)
HD Output HDMI® Type D micro connector
Memory Card Slot 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)
NFC Yes (NFC Forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing)
PhotoTV HD Yes, with BRAVIA Sync enabled HDTV and HDMI® cable
Tripod Mount Yes, 1/4" (20 thread count)
USB Port(s) USB 2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage, MTP)
Weights and Measurements
Dimensions (Approx.) Approx. 5 × 3-3/4 × 1-15/16” (126.9 x 94.4 x 48.2 mm) (W/H/D) excluding protrusions
Weight (Approx.) With battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo Approx. 1 lb. 0.7 oz. (474 g)
Weight(Approx) (Main unit only) Approx. 14.7 oz. (416 g)
Power
Battery Type InfoLITHIUM® NP-FW50 (7.2V)
Battery Capacity 1080 mAh
Number of Still Images Approx. 340 images with LCD monitor (CIPA standard)
Power Requirements One rechargeable battery pack (NP-FW50)
Software
Supplied Software Supplied Software: PlayMemories Home, Image Data Converter Version 4
Operating System Compatibility Image Data Converter 4.0:
Microsoft Windows® Vista® SP2, Windows® 7 SP1, Windows® 8 (Pentium 4 or faster)
Mac OS X (10.6-10.8) (Intel Core Solo/Core Duo/Core 2 Duo or faster)
PlayMemories Home:
Microsoft Windows® Vista® SP2, Windows® 7 SP1, Windows® 8 (Pentium III 800 MHz or faster; for playing/editing HD movies: Intel Core Duo 1.66 GHz or faster/Intel Core 2 Duo 1.66 GHz or faster, Intel Core 2 Duo 2.26 GHz or faster (AVC HD (FX/FH))
Mac OS X (10.6-10.8) (Intel Core Solo/Core Duo/Core 2 Duo or faster)
Service and Warranty Information
Limited Warranty Term 1 Year Parts & Labor
Interface
Multi Interface Shoe Yes
Interface
Wired Yes, via optional RM-VPR1
Lens compensation
Lens compensation Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion
Other Features
Help guide Yes
Other Features
Area Setting Yes
Clock Function,Setting Yes
Eye-Fi ready Yes
Shop Front Mode Yes
Power
External power Yes via optional AC-PW20AM (sold separately)
Print
Compatible standards Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting
Recording system (still image)
14bit RAW Yes
Viewfinder
Display Disp. Basic Info, Histogram
Viewfinder
Brightness Control Auto / Manual (3 steps between -1 and +1)
Wi-Fi
PlayMemories Camera Apps Yes
Send to Computer Yes
View on Smartphone Yes
View on TV Yes

What's in the Box

  • SEL2870 lens
  • Lens cap
  • Rechargeable battery (NP-FW50)
  • AC adaptor (AC-UB10)
  • Shoulder strap
  • Body cap
  • Micro USB cable

CNET Editors' Rating
4 out of 5 stars.

The good

Sony's Alpha ILCE-7, aka the A7, delivers excellent photo and video quality in a well-designed camera that's enjoyable to shoot with.

The bad

The long startup time and short battery life disappoint.

The bottom line

Sony Alpha ILCE-7 (A7) is a great alternative to similarly priced entry-level full-frame dSLRs, as long as you don't need speedy continuous shooting.

  • Design rating is 9.0 out of 10.
  • Features rating is 9.0 out of 10.
  • Performance rating is 8.0 out of 10.
  • Image quality rating is 8.0 out of 10.