Sony A7S summary
Sony A7S is Sony's Pro Mirrorless camera first released on April of 2014. It comes with a 12 MegaPixel, CMOS Full frame sized sensor and has a full resolution of 4240 x 2832.
The A7S is placed #40 out of 51 in Pro Mirrorless cameras and over all #183 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our database. Please use our Advanced camera finder to find camera results based on your personalized factors.
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Sony A7S family
The Sony A7S comes with a history of related digital cameras. Below, you can take a look at all past and current models alongside key features.
Sony A7S Gallery
You can see the A7S from several angles in the gallery here.
Sony A7S Pros and Cons
Below is a list of pros and cons of the Sony A7S based on aspects which are oftentimes regarded as crucial in a camera.
Sony A7S Sensor info
The Sony A7S features the Bionz X chip. The sensor spec on the Sony A7S is 35.8mm x 23.9mm (Full frame). The 856 mm² sensor is able to capture 4240 x 2832 pixels at aspect ratios of 3:2 and 16:9.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The CMOS sensor boasts 12MP and gives a native ISO range of 100 to 409600. RAW files are saved which means that the user has wider room to maneuver in post.
The picture underneath shows the A7S's sensor dimensions when compared to other common sizes. The A7S sensor comes with a crop factor of 1 and is displayed in green.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get an understanding of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Sony A7S dimensions
Sony A7S is 1.08 pounds (489 grams or 17.25 oz) and features outside measurements of 127mm x 94mm x 48mm (5.0" x 3.7" x 1.9"). The weight of average Pro Mirrorless camera is 699 grams and the Sony A7S is less heavy compared with its competitors.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
Underneath is a shot of the Sony A7S next to a softdrink so you can have a sense of its scale.
The top view just below will show the button arrangement on the A7S.
Sony A7S Lens info
The A7S uses the Sony E mount and has 126 lenses available on the market. Below is a few of the lenses we have in our collection which will fit the A7S.
Sony A7S Connectivity
The A7S has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- NFC Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that feature NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity can easily be used wirelessly with smartphones. You can easily copy pictures and usually change camera settings with no need to connect directly to the camera.
Some applications even provide a Liveview and release the shutter when you are not near the camera. If the camera has a HDMI out, it could be attached to an external display. Nearly all cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack with the USB socket.
Sony A7S Video info
The highest possible video resolution on the Sony A7S is 3840 x 2160 and it can capture in MPEG-4, AVCHD and XAVC format. 2160p gives you a outstanding resolution for video recording. You will be able to crop to 1080p to get clearer results. Beware of the substantial file sizes and make sure you get high quality SD cards that have fast write speed. The camera does feature both headphone and microphone support making it incredibly useful while capturing audio.
Sony A7S Weather Sealing
Sony A7S has got environment proofing which makes it a fantastic selection to use during tricky environments. This can be particularly helpful whenever you are unsure about the elements you might face during outdoor photography.
Sony A7S Display and Viewfinder
The Sony A7S comes with a 3" tilting display boasting a resolution of 1,230k dots.
Unfortunately the display is not a touch screen.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The View Finder details regarding Sony A7S are below:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- Resolution 2,359k dots
- Coverage 100 percent
- Magnification 0.71x
In those sunny outdoor situations which make the camera displays washed out and hard to view, viewfinders are quite useful.
Sony A7S Shutter info
Sony A7S is able to shoot continuously at 5.0 frames/s. The highest shutter speed is 1/8000 sec.
Sony A7S Flash and Hot shoe info
Sony A7S has got external flash support but is without built in flash.
Sony A7S Autofocus info
Sony A7S has got just Contrast Detect Auto Focus and does not have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more faster and accurate compared with Contrast Detect focusing. The camera comes with Face detect which is useful for people photography.
The AF system comes with 25 focus points to select from. It also includes Tracking Auto Focus for objects on the move. Sony A7S boasts manual focus in case it is required during low light or you need to have more precise control on focus.
Sony A7S Battery life
The battery life (NP-FW50) on the Sony A7S is made to last for 360 shots as per the CIPA measurements which is lower as compared with its rivals. The average Pro Mirrorless camera battery life is 441. Olympus E-M1X features the best (870) battery life within this category of cameras.
Below is a number of Pro Mirrorless cameras with the highest battery life:
Sony A7S for specific categories of photography
The following chart presents a rundown of the Sony A7S for specific categories of photography. To read more, have a look at the specific section underneath.
Sony A7S as a Portrait photography camera
The Sony A7S receives a score of 69 which is very good, meaning that it is a good pick to use for portrait images. Shooting portraits favors heavily to sensor size, RAW support in addition to the ability to utilize off-camera flash.
Sony A7S Street photography advice
With a excellent points total of 77, the Sony A7S is a outstanding fit to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera has a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.
Sports photography with Sony A7S
A reasonable sports photography rating of 53 suggests the Sony A7S is reasonably suitable for shooting sports. A camera must have fantastic autofocus plus continuous shooting for sports photography.
Sony A7S as a Travel photography camera
Portability is really critical in buying a camera for travel. On the whole, the Sony A7S gets a reasonable 59 for a travelling camera which makes it somewhat appropriate to buy for your holidays.
Sony A7S as a Landscape photography camera
For anyone who is planning to pick a camera for landscape pictures, the most critical aspect is going to be image quality. The Sony A7S with it's nice grade of 67 for a landscape camera is a good option amongst its rivals.
Vlogging with Sony A7S
A vlogging camera ought to have a articulating display, microphone port and preferably image stabilization. Considering all things, the Sony A7S is not acceptable for vlogging as it receives a terrible score of 35.
Sony A7S Alternatives
If you are in the market for alternatives to the A7S, here is a number of the highest ranked cameras that fall into the category of Pro Mirrorless.
The line chart below provides you an overview of the A7S compared to it's top scoring competitors mentioned above.
There are more cameras you may look into as alternative options. To go through a full comparison, click the "compare" link.