α7 E-mount Camera with Full-Frame Sensor

α7 E-mount Camera with Full-Frame Sensor

Sony E-mount camera with 12.1 MP full-frame Exmor® CMOS sensor; compact; 4K video capability, ultra-high 102,400 ISO sensitivity;
α7 E-mount Camera with Full-Frame Sensor

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

A huge 35 mm full-frame sensor offers 50 times more surface area than in conventional compact camera sensors. The larger surface 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 ultra-high sensitivity from ISO 50 to 409,600 for still images and 100 to 409,600 for movies. High ISO lets you shoot without unnatural flash illumination and use faster shutter speeds (to freeze motion) even in low light-ideal for sports on overcast days.

BIONZ® X for superior detail and texture

Everything a digital camera needs to convert light captured by its sensor into a beautiful digital photograph. The engine that powers this conversion is just as important as the lens and high-resolution sensor-so Sony developed the remarkable BIONZ®(tm) X processor. It gives you more natural detail, more realistic images, richer tonal gradations, and lower noise when shooting either photos or movies.

High-quality video with the XAVC S format

The high-bitrate XAVC S format is 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 moviemakers and broadcasters and uses intelligent data compression to offer 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 MP4 mode for quick uploading and sharing. Capture motion at up to 24p frame rates for dramatic slow motion effects.

Full-frame moviemaking 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 within the reach of all.

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

S-Log2 is a proprietary Sony gamma setting featured in commercial video equipment and incorporated here. Invaluable to professionals seeking postproduction 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 when several cameras need to be synchronized. Record Run, which advances timecode only while recording, and Free Run, with continuous timecode advancement, are supported. In addition, the User Bit feature lets you add identifying information (such as scene and take numbers) alongside the timecode.

Picture Profile for preshoot settings

Fine-tune the look of your movies before shooting by adjusting gradation (black level, gamma, and black gamma), color (color mode, intensity, color tone, and depth), basic color (gamma and color mode), and more. Save adjusted parameters along with other settings as a profile. Store up to seven profiles for later use.

120 fps at HD resolution for super slo-mo video

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

Enhanced Fast Hybrid Autofocus captures action

Enhanced Fast Hybrid Autofocus (AF) consists 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.

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 significantly enhance how you shoot.

Complete antidust system

To keep your photos blemish free, an antidust mechanism vibrates ultrasonically whenever you switch off the camera, removing any particles adhering to the image sensor. Also, an antistatic coating helps prevent dust from settling on the sensor during lens changes.

Tilting LCD screen for flexible composition

High-resolution screen that tilts to allow perfect framing of otherwise impossible overhead 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 adapter kit.

High dust and moisture resistance1

Durability-enhancing methods are engineered into the design, including sealing around the buttons and dials and 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.

Strong and light magnesium alloy body

Thanks to magnesium alloy, the world's lightest structural metal, the α7s weighs 17.25 oz with battery-far lighter that other high-performance cameras-but has the durability for years of performance.

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.

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Specifications

Lens
Lens Mount Sony E-mount lenses
Lens Compatibility Sony E-mount lenses, Sony A-mount lenses with optional LA-EA adapter
Sensor
Sensor Type Full Frame Exmor CMOS sensor
SENSOR 35 mm full frame Exmor® CMOS sensor
Number Of Pixels (Effective) 12.2 MP
Image Sensor Aspect Ratio 3 : 2
Recording (still images)
Image Size (pixels), 3:2 35 mm 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 35 mm 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 (movie)
Recording Format AVCHD 2.0 / MP4 / XAVC S (up to 1920 x 1080/50p 28 Mbps)
Video Compression XAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Image Size (pixels), NTSC XAVC S: 1920 x 1080 (60p/50 Mbps, 30p/50 Mbps, 24p/50 Mbps), 1280 x 720 (120p/50 Mbps)
AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (60p/28 Mbps/PS, 60i/24 Mbps/FX, 60i/17 Mbps/FH, 24p/24 Mbps/FX, 24p/17 Mbps/FH)
MP4: 1440 x 1080 (30 fps/12 Mbps), 640 x 480 (30 fps/3 Mbps)
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
Storage Media
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-card reader for Memory Stick Duo/SD memory cards
White Balance
White Balance Modes Auto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm White / Cool White / Day White / Daylight), Flash, Color Temperature (2500 to 9900 K) and 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
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
TYPE
Exposure
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 (Recommended Exposure Index) Expanded ISO Sensitivity Range ISO 50-409600*1
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type 0.5" electronic viewfinder (color)
Magnification Approx. 0.71x (with 50 mm lens at infinity, -1m)
LCD Screen
Monitor Type 3.0 in 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 35 mm full frame: 4.2x, 8.3x, APS-C: 2.7x, 5.4x
Peaking MF Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow)
Other Features
Clear Image Zoom Still / Movie: Approx. 2x
PlayMemories Camera Apps™ Yes6
Lens Compensation Peripheral shading, chromatic aberration, distortion
Image Processor BIONZ X
Shutter
Shutter Type Electronically controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
Shutter Speed Still images: 1/8000 to 30 s, Bulb
Movies: 1/8000 to 1/4 (1/3 step), up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto Slow Shutter mode)
Electronic Front Curtain Shutter Yes
Silent Shooting Yes (On/Off)
Image Stabilization
Steadyshot Not supported (image stabilization supported on lens)
Drive
Drive Modes Single shooting, Continuous shooting, Speed Priority Continuous shooting, Self-timer (10/2 s delay selectable), Self-timer (Cont.) (10 s delay
3/5 exposures selectable), Bracketing (Cont., Single, White Balance, DRO)
Continuous Drive Speed (approx. max.) 5 fps (in Speed Priority Continuous Shooting mode)
Interface
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 Yes
Others Microphone terminal (1/8 in stereo minijack), Headphone terminal (1/8 in stereo minijack), vertical grip connector
Auto-lock Accessory Shoe Autolock Accessory Shoe compatible with supplied shoe adapter
Interfaces Multi/Micro USB Terminal
Multi Interface Shoe
Microphone minijack
Headphone minijack
Vertical Grip Connector
Audio
Microphone Built-in stereo microphone or ECM-XYST1M / XLR-K1M (sold separately)
Speaker Built-in, monaural
Power
Supplied Battery NP-FW50 W-series Rechargeable Battery Pack
Battery Life (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 adapter AC-PW20 (optional)
Size & Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D) 5 x 3 3/4 x 2 1/4", 5 x 3 3/4 x 1 15/16" (from grip to monitor); 126.9 x 94.4 x 54.8 mm, 126.9 x 94.4 x 48.2 mm (from grip to monitor)
Weight (with battery and memory card included) 15.73 oz (body only) / 17.25 oz (with battery and media)
Operating temperature
Range 32–104°F / 0–40°C
WiFi® & NFC
Wireless & Network Capabilities Wi-Fi®
NFC One-touch functionality
Downloadable Camera Apps

What's in the Box

  • Rechargeable Battery (NP-FW50)
  • Cable Protector
  • AC Adaptor (AC-UUD11)
  • Battery charger (BC-TRW)
  • Shoulder strap
  • Body cap
  • Accessory shoe cap
  • Eyepiece cup
  • Micro USB cable