Sony Alpha 7S

Announced Apr 6, 2014 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | Full frame sensor
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Product description
Announced Apr 6, 2014

Manufacturer description: The innovative a7S camera features a newly developed, 12.2 effective megapixel 35mm CMOS sensor paired with a powerful BIONZ X image processor, allowing it to shoot at a sensitivity range of ISO 50 – 409600 with unprecedented dynamic range and low noise.

The new model is also the world's first camera to utilize the entire width of a full-frame image sensor in 4K video acquisition, and does this without cropping or line skipping as it can read and process data from every one of the sensor's pixels. This allows 4K video shooters to utilize all of the artistic and creative benefits provided by the unique sensor.

The camera is also equipped with the same high-precision Fast Intelligent AF system as the a7R camera, with drastically improved low-light AF sensitivity that can go as low as -4EV.

Quick specs
Body type SLR-style mirrorless
Max resolution 4240 x 2832
Effective pixels 12 megapixels
Sensor size Full frame (35.8 x 23.9 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
ISO Auto, 100-102400
Lens mount Sony E (NEX)
Focal length mult. 1×
Articulated LCD Tilting
Screen size 3
Screen dots 921,000
Min shutter speed 30 sec
Max shutter speed 1/8000 sec
Format MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 489 g (1.08 lb / 17.25 oz)
Dimensions 127 x 94 x 48 mm (5 x 3.7 x 1.89)
GPS None

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Our review

Its 1080p footage is the cleanest, most detailed we've yet seen, with virtually no moiré and often jaw-dropping low-light performance. Some of the low light advantage is undercut if you need to stop-down to achieve sufficient depth-of-field but, unlike smaller sensor systems, you have the choice over whether to do this or whether to embrace the shallow-depth-of-field and low light capabilities.

Good for: Professional video shooters, photographers that value high ISO sensitivity

Not so good for: Landscape photographers, shooters needing the highest resolution images available

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