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α7

Full-frame, palm-sized α

Perfection for all.

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α7

  • 24.3-megapixel* 35mm full-frame Exmor™ CMOS sensor
  • New BIONZ X™ image processing engine
  • Exceptionally compact, lightweight body
* Approximate effective megapixels
Full-frame, palm-sized α.
Perfection for all.
All the advantages of a 35mm full-frame image sensor and lens interchangeability are now compressed in a body of unprecedented compactness — a dream once considered impossible — without compromising on image quality, shooting comfort, functionality or AF performance. Whether capturing still images or HD movies, you'll enjoy what was previously only possible on larger high-end cameras. The extraordinary α7. Full frame without the full dimensions.

Ultra compact 35 mm full-frame interchangeable-lens camera

An unprecedented combination of revolutionary compactness and remarkably realistic image quality with supremely natural detail.

24.3-megapixel* 35mm full-frame Exmor™ CMOS sensor

The 35mm full-frame Exmor CMOS image sensor delivers beautiful images from corner to corner and stunning 24.3-megapixel resolution that's ideal for large-format prints.

* Approximate effective megapixels

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New BIONZ X™ image processing engine

The new BIONZ X™ image processing engine faithfully reproduces textures and details in real time, as seen by the naked eye, via unrivaled high-speed processing capabilities.

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Enhanced Fast Hybrid AF

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.

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High-contrast, high-resolution XGA OLED Tru-Finder

High-contrast, high-resolution XGA OLED Tru-Finder features OLED improvements and the same 3-lens optical system used in the flagship α99, despite the compact body.

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Swift and intuitive control

Controls are refined for intuitive operation and immediate adjustment of parameters while viewing scenes through the viewfinder. Shaped and placed for easy access, they contribute to a remarkably comfortable shooting experience. Despite compact dimensions, the α7 features front and rear dials for intuitive setting of exposure, a control wheel for setting ISO, and an exposure compensation dial.

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Full-frame expression without the bulk

Such powerful moviemaking capabilities have never been available in a camera this small. The unprecedented combination of mobility and functionality unleashes exciting new moviemaking possibilities. By taking full advantage of the 35mm full-frame sensor, new BIONZ X image processing engine, audio production features and flexible lens interchangeability, you can create movies of breathtaking visual and sound quality with exquisite background blur, remarkably clear details, and the sensitivity to bring dark scenes to vibrant life. Features like Picture Effect, clean HDMI output, P/A/S/M modes and your choice of 60p or 24p recording further expand your creative options.

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Ultimate precision and craftsmanship

Sony broadens your photographic horizons with an expanded lineup of full-frame lenses offering incomparable performance. The α7 empowers you to fully utilize the renowned depiction performance of professional full-frame A-mount lenses as well as new FE full-frame lenses in the E-mount series that are optimized for the α7.

Mount adaptors for attaching A-mount lenses

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 on a tripod to support large A-mount lenses.

Accessories to meet every need

The superior imaging capabilities of the new α7 are complemented by a wide variety of accessories that afford enhanced convenience and creative potential.

Connect to smartphones and tablets with one touch!

You can instantly transfer a photo or video to your Android™ smartphone or tablet by simply touching it with the α7 — thanks to built-in Wi-Fi and NFC™ (Near Field Communication)*. Once a photo or movie has been transferred, you can upload it directly to your favourite SNS with ease.

* Requires NFC-compatible Android device.

Add new feature to your camera

Download new editing and shooting apps
Upload photos wirelessly without a computer
Add future enhancements to your camera

For more detail

Go to PlayMemories Camera Apps page

* Availability of applications varies by country.

Direct Upload

Smart Remote Control

Coming Soon

Multiple Exposure

Coming Soon

Lens Compensation

α7S

Joining the α7 series of the world’s smallest full-frame interchangeable lens cameras*1, α7S puts extraordinary sensitivity up to ISO 409600*2, low noise and spectacular 4K video quality into the hands of professional photographers and videographers.

*1 Amongst interchangeable-lens digital cameras equipped with a 35 mm full-frame image sensor, according to Sony research as of April 2014
*2 Standard ISO range: Still 100 – 102400, Movie 200-102400; Expandable ISO range: Still 50-409600, Movie 200-409600

α7R

Combining 36.4 MP 35 mm full frame sensor, no optical low-pass filter, and compact body, the α7R is an upgrade from even the best current DSLRs. With world-class imaging capability, the α7R is designed to be the professional’s choice.

  • Sophisticated image sensor

  • Supreme operability and reliability

  • XGA OLED Tru-Finder

  • Innovative autofocusing

  • Advanced movie functions

  • Creative shooting options

  • Post-shooting features

Sophistication made compact

Never before has an interchangeable-lens camera this small packed the power of a 35mm full-frame sensor. The α7 liberates photographers and cinematographers by combining amazing portability with all the advantages of full-frame photography and filmmaking, including higher sensitivity shooting with lower noise, a wider dynamic range, a shallower depth of field that enables dramatic defocusing effects like bokeh, and compatibility with wide-angle full-frame lenses.

35 mm full-frame 24.3-megapixel* Exmor™ CMOS sensor

The 35mm full-frame Exmor CMOS image sensor delivers beautiful images from corner to corner and stunning 24.3-megapixel resolution that’s ideal for large-format prints. You'll enjoy low noise, an extremely wide dynamic range, and amazingly rich and subtle gradations. Moreover, innovations that could only be achieved by Sony (one of the world’s leading image sensor developers) reproduce details more faithfully so that every scene looks incredibly real.

* Approximate effective megapixels

Sony is the world’s No. 1 manufacturer of image sensors for digital cameras and video recorders (based on Sony research from April 2012 to March 2013 that shows Sony has a 50% market share).

Three advances in sensor technology

The exceptional performance and sensitivity of the image sensor were achieved with the help of three advances in sensor design. Light concentration technology compressed the height of circuitry to dramatically increase the amount of light collected by each pixel. Photodiode expansion technology increased the size of the photodiode at every pixel to improve the sensor’s dynamic range and deliver smoother, richer image gradation. On-chip column A/D conversion converts light to digital signals with utmost precision and speed on the sensor itself before image processing and combines with dual NR to produce images of exceptional quality and clarity.

New BIONZ X™ image processing engine

The new high-speed BIONZ X image processing engine 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're shooting still images or movies.

Detail reproduction technology and diffraction-reducing technology

Detail-reproduction technology depicts details more faithfully with a more natural sense of dimension, while diffraction-reducing technology suppresses the effects of diffraction to faithfully reproduce fine details even when shooting at small aperture settings (large F-numbers). Together, they contribute to remarkably realistic images.

Area-specific noise reduction

Enhanced area-specific noise reduction works together with detail reproduction technology to reproduce details with a new level of clarity, especially at high-sensitivity settings. It selectively divides the image into areas based on patterns (such as edges, textures and evenly coloured areas like blue skies), then applies the most appropriate noise reduction for each area to markedly reduce noise.

Meticulously crafted controls

Controls are refined for intuitive operation and immediate adjustment of parameters while viewing scenes through the viewfinder. Shaped and placed for easy access, they contribute to a remarkably comfortable shooting experience. Despite compact dimensions, the α7 features front and rear dials for intuitive setting of exposure, a control wheel for setting ISO, and an exposure compensation dial.

Intuitive Quick Navi Pro

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.

Quick, sure operation via customizable UI

The newly developed user interface takes on many of the features of A-mount cameras to enable smoother operation and swifter progression from setting up to shooting. You can also customise various features to suit your preferences, such as by assigning up to 12 of your favourite functions to the Fn button for quicker, more intuitive access.

Easy button customisation

Button customisation empowers you to shoot just the way you like, with frequently used functions assigned to the customisable buttons of your choice. You can easily assign any of 46 functions to any of 9 buttons* to enjoy speedier, more intuitive operation and maximum convenience.

* Some functions can only be assigned to certain buttons.

Liberating tiltable LCD screen

Shooting comfort is enhanced by an LCD screen that smoothly tilts to accommodate everything from low to high-angle shooting. This tilting flexibility combines with the camera’s compact mobility to greatly expand your shooting options.

Robust magnesium alloy body

The remarkably compact and lightweight body is solidly built to withstand the rigours of shooting in the field. It’s the ideal blend of solid reliability, steady handling and extremely low weight, thanks to a top cover and internal structure constructed of rigid magnesium alloy.

Generous grip with easy release button

Despite the camera’s compact dimensions, the grip is generously sized and contoured to provide a firm, steady grasp. After long hours of capturing images, even with a large A-mount lens, the α7 feels comfortable in your hand. Every finger falls naturally on its ergonomic contours, including a deep upper curve for the middle finger. The optimal stroke and refined craftsmanship of the shutter button also increase your tactile pleasure.

Anti-dust system and coating

To keep your photos blemish free, an anti-dust mechanism vibrates ultrasonically whenever you switch off the camera to remove any particles adhering to the image sensor. An anti-static coating also helps prevent dust and other particles from adhering to the sensor when changing lenses.

Dust and moisture resistance

Carefree shooting in tough environments is yours thanks to comprehensive dust and moisture resistance measures that enhance reliability by helping to prevent water and dust from entering the body. These measures include sealing around the buttons and dials, as well as a protective double-layered structure that tightly interlocks panels and components.

High-contrast, high-resolution XGA OLED Tru-Finder™

View every scene clearly in the bright and accurate XGA OLED Tru-Finder, which features OLED improvements and the same 3-lens optical system used in the flagship α99 despite the compact body. 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 α99. High-end features like 100% frame coverage and a wide viewing angle are also provided.

Faithful reproduction of every scene

Since images displayed in the viewfinder come directly from the image sensor, they faithfully reproduce what will appear in your recorded images. You can therefore compose the scene and fine-tune every detail with remarkable accuracy instead of guesswork. Even bokeh is displayed with all the subtle characteristics that will appear in your final image. This is a decisive advantage over optical viewfinders, which display bokeh distorted by the focusing screen.

Focus Magnifier & Peaking function

Thanks to the viewfinder’s XGA resolution, you can clearly magnify the image to simplify manual fine-tuning of the focus whether shooting still images or movies. The Peaking function can also be activated to colourise the most sharply focused areas of your image for quick confirmation (level of sensitivity and highlight colour are adjustable).

Variable information display

The OLED viewfinder clearly displays the shooting information of your choice for quick and easy reference. You can select any of 5 display modes (Graphic Display, Display All Info., No Disp. Info., Histogram or Digital Level Gauge) by pressing the DISP button.

Colour temperature & brightness

Viewfinder colour temperature and brightness (now adjustable in 5 steps, versus the previous 3) can easily be adjusted to compensate for the type and amount of surrounding light.

Full-screen viewing on the α7 viewfinder

When an APS-C format lens is mounted on the α7, the scene is displayed over the entire viewfinder screen.

Full-frame expression without the bulk

Never before have such powerful moviemaking capabilities been available in a camera this small. The unprecedented combination of mobility and functionality unleashes exciting new moviemaking possibilities. By taking full advantage of the 35mm full-frame sensor, audio production features and flexible lens interchangeability, you can create movies of breathtaking visual and sound quality with exquisite background blur, remarkably clear details, and the sensitivity to bring dark scenes to vibrant life. The new accelerated BIONZ X image processing engine also enables area-specific noise reduction and detail reproduction technology to be applied to movies for the very first time, resulting in ultra-fine detail and exceptionally low noise. Features like Picture Effect, clean HDMI output, P/A/S/M modes and your choice of 60p or 24p recording further expand your creative options.

Full HD 60p movie recording

Create movies of amazing clarity that play extra smoothly by recording them at Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) in the AVCHD Ver. 2.0 (Progressive) format — at the extremely high frame rate of 60 fps. The α7 also supports 24p movie recording, which gives your movies a subtle look that movie lovers everywhere associate with the cinema.

P/A/S/M manual movie modes

Manual operation frees you to realize your creative vision. By finely adjusting manual focus and P/A/S/M modes (Programmed AE, Aperture priority, Shutter-speed priority and Manual exposure), you can flexibly adjust background blur and manually control exposure to achieve exactly the look you seek.

Headphone jack

Professional sound production versatility and connectivity free you to create soundtracks as professional as your images. During movie recording and playback, you can monitor the sound using headphones connected to the α7. Stereo sound output is guaranteed to provide the highest possible playback quality via recommended Sony high-end headphones.

Audio level display and rec level control

You can precisely control the sound level with 32-step precision using a meter displayed on the viewfinder or rear monitor. Moreover, Live (real-time) and Lip-sync settings are provided for output timing that satisfies professional needs.

Optional XLR Adaptor Kit for professional sound production

This adaptor kit features XLR terminals, the professional standard for movie production, to enable sound recording via wide-ranging professional microphones and line-in connection for sound input. The ability to separately control left and right channel input directly from the XLR adaptor helps simplify post-shoot editing.

Simultaneous Full HD movie output via HDMI (with shooting info On/Off flexibility)

An HDMI terminal makes it easy to transfer Full HD movie signals in real-time to an external monitor for accurate, large-screen viewing and listening. This feature supports uncompressed movie recording on external recording equipment and lets you output uncompressed movies with the shooting info display function off.

Enhanced Fast Hybrid AF

Enhanced Fast Hybrid AF 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 (Fast Intelligent AF) with wide AF coverage fine-tunes the focusing in the blink of an eye. Performance is dramatically improved beyond that of previous Fast Hybrid AF systems through a number of major advances in high-speed contrast-detection AF, including faster communication with the lens made possible by the advanced Spatial Object Detection algorithm. Other advances include optimized image-sensor data read-out, swifter processing of AF-related data by the new BIONZ X image processing engine, and a more efficient lens drive that reduces back-and-forth lens movement.

* 99 points when an APS-C lens compatible with Fast Hybrid AF is mounted.

5 fps continuous shooting with AF tracking

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.

New Eye 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.

Lock-on AF tracking

It’s easy to keep moving subjects in focus with Lock-on AF. It adjusts target frame size based on subject characteristics and makes use of a wide AF area to ensure usage of the optimal AF point for smooth, stable autofocusing. Just press the shutter button halfway to activate it*. New BIONZ X ensures swifter subject tracking and detection performance than ever before.

* Shutter button activation is only available in AF-C mode.

New AF area setting options

When using the Flexible Spot AF area setting, you can select a small, medium-sized or large AF area to match the size of your subject and help ensure the camera focuses on the intended area. Wide and Zone focus area settings are also available.

Multi Frame NR (Noise Reduction)

The Multi Frame NR mode is super effective at suppressing noise and lets you clearly capture dark scenes like candle-lit environments without a tripod or flash. The camera takes four shots and then composites them — with dramatically higher speed thanks to new accelerated BIONZ X — to significantly reduce noise and achieve sensitivity equivalent to ISO 51200 when shooting at the highest ISO setting. Camera shake blur is also lowered while contrast and detail are raised.

Auto HDR (High Dynamic Range)

Auto HDR expands the dynamic range of your images from darkest shadows to brightest highlights to capture all the tonal gradations seen by your naked eye. With one press, it instantly shoots three exposures and composites the best details from each in the highlights, mid-tones and shadows at new significantly higher speed to create a single image with wider dynamic range than any single exposure could possibly capture.

D-range Optimizer (DRO)

In difficult lighting, DRO analyzes and corrects your images to achieve smoother, more natural gradations with more detail in the highlights and shadows. When a backlit subject’s face is dark, for example, it recovers details in the shadows to deliver a naturally bright image. You can use it during continuous shooting and when photographing moving subjects.

Creative Style

Creative Style settings bring out the character of your scene. Depending on your creative intentions, simply select any of 13 settings (Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Portrait, Landscape, etc.) and the camera will adjust colour and other image parameters accordingly. You can also fine-tune contrast, saturation* and sharpness to suit your preference and achieve just the right finishing touch.

* Not available when B/W or Sepia mode is selected.

Picture Effect (13 modes)

Convert everyday scenes into works of art by applying innovative Picture Effect modes that adjust camera parameters and apply advanced image processing with real-time previews for most effects. You can choose from 13 modes, including Toy Camera, Posterization, HDR Painting, Miniature, Watercolour and Illustration.

4K Still Image Output and TRILUMINOS™ Colour

View your still images at breathtaking size and resolution on big-screen 4K-compatible TVs. Simply connect the α7 with the television via HDMI cable or Wi-Fi and it will optimize output for maximum 4K viewing enjoyment. Sony’s “TRILUMINOS Colour” also allows you to view photos and movies in rich, natural colours on any TV equipped with a “TRILUMINOS Display.” The expanded colour gamut lets you immerse yourself once again in those unforgettably colourful moments, from the complex shades in a shimmering blue sky to the natural tones of a rosy complexion.

Connect to smartphones and tablets with one touch!

You can instantly transfer a photo or MP4 movie to your Android™ smartphone or tablet by simply touching it with the α7 — thanks to built-in Wi-Fi and NFC™ (Near Field Communication)*. Once a photo or movie has been transferred, you can upload it directly to your favourite SNS with ease. Touching your mobile device with the camera can also activate Smart Remote Control, which is pre-installed in the camera and lets you control the camera’s shutter release from your smartphone or tablet. Setting up your mobile device for these Wi-Fi/NFC capabilities is as simple as downloading a free PlayMemories Mobile app (www.sony.net/pmm/).

* Requires NFC-compatible Android device.

PlayMemories for heightened enjoyment after the shot

PlayMemories Home™

Easy-to-use image management software installs onto Windows and Mac computers. Use it to download, view, edit, print and share photos and videos.

PlayMemories Studio™

Feature-packed image management software for PS3 users. Edit and view photos and movies as well as play captivating slideshows with sound.

PlayMemories Online™

A fun image sharing service for both photos and movies. Uploaded images can be viewed on multiple devices, and quality photo books can easily be created from the images.

PlayMemories Mobile™

Transfer photos and movies to your smartphone or tablet PC via Wi-Fi with this free application. Available for Android and iOS.

Note: Availability of each software service varies according to country or region.

PlayMemories

PlayMemories Camera Apps™*

The exciting new application download service, PlayMemories Camera Apps, lets you add new functions to your camera's existing feature-set to heighten photographic expression according to your own creative needs. Two applications are currently available for the α7 as of Oct. 16, 2013. Direct Upload uploads photos directly to networking services and Smart Remote Control allows a smartphone to control the camera. Many more apps will become available later, including Multiple Exposure, Lens Compensation, Photo Retouch and Picture Effect+.

* Requires a valid Sony Entertainment Network account. Some apps require a fee.

www.sony.net/pmca/

Image Data Converter

Advanced features enable manipulation, conversion and management of full-resolution RAW images. You can expertly adjust exposure, white balance, tonal curves, saturation, contrast, hue and sharpness — as well as apply DRO and vignetting compensation. Bundled Remote Camera Control software also lets you remotely activate and deactivate still/movie recording and control various camera settings from a PC.

  • Sophisticated image sensor

  • Supreme operability and reliability

  • XGA OLED Tru-Finder

  • Innovative autofocusing

  • Advanced movie functions

  • Creative shooting options

  • Post-shooting features

α7 (ILCE-7)

Basic Specifications

Size & Weight

Dimensions (W x H x D)*

Approx. 126.9 × 94.4 × 48.2mm (approx. 5 ×3 3/4 × 1 15/16 in.)

*Excluding protrusions

Weight

Approx. 474g (approx. 1 lb 0.7 oz) (With battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo)
Approx. 416g (approx. 14.7 oz) (Body only)

Convenience Features (details)

General

Camera type

Interchangeable-lens digital camera

Lens compatibility

Sony E-mount lenses

Image sensor

Type

35mm full frame (35.8 × 23.9mm), Exmor CMOS sensor

Number of pixels (effective)

Approx. 24.3 megapixels

Number of pixels (total)

Approx. 24.7 megapixels

Image sensor aspect ratio

3:2

Anti-dust system

Charge protection coating on optical filter and ultrasonic vibration mechanism

Recording system (still images)

Recording format

JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.3, MPF baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)

Image size (pixels)

[3:2 aspect ratio] 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)

[16:9 aspect ratio] 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)

[Sweep Panorama] Wide: horizontal 12416 x 1856 (23M), vertical 5536 x 2160 (12M), Standard: horizontal 8192 x 1856 (15M), vertical 3872 x 2160 (8.4M)

Image quality modes

RAW, RAW & JPEG, JPEG Extra fine, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard

RAW output

14 bit

Picture Effect

13 modes: Posterization (Colour, B/W), Pop Colour, Retro Photo, Partial Colour (R, G, B, Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolour, Illustration

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) (Style Box 1-6 also provided)

Dynamic range functions

Off, Dynamic Range Optimiser (Auto/Level (1-5)), Auto High Dynamic Range: Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure Difference Level (1.0-6.0 EV, 1.0 EV step)

Colour space

sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB standard compatible with TRILUMINOS™ Colour

Recording system (movies)

Recording format

AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant / MP4

Video compression

AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264

Audio recording format

AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3), 2ch
MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC, 2ch

Image size (pixels)

[1080 60i compatible device] AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (60p/28Mbps/PS, 60i/24Mbps/FX, 60i/17Mbps/FH, 24p/24Mbps/FX, 24p/17Mbps/FH)
MP4: 1440 x 1080 (30fps/12Mbps), 640 x 480 (30fps/3Mbps)

[1080 50i compatible device] AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (50p/28Mbps/PS, 50i/24Mbps/FX, 50i/17Mbps/FH, 25p/24Mbps/FX, 25p/17Mbps/FH)
MP4: 1440 x 1080 (25fps/12Mbps), 640 x 480 (25fps/3Mbps)

Movie functions

Audio Level Display, Audio Rec Level, Auto Slow Shutter, HDMI info. Display (On/Off selectable)

Colour space

xvYCC standard (x.v.Color™ when connected via HDMI cable) compatible with TRILUMINOS™ Colour

Media

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)

Slot

Multi slot for Memory Stick Duo / SD Memory card

Noise reduction

Noise reduction

Long exposure NR: On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec., High ISO NR: Normal/Low/ Off selectable

Multi Frame NR

Auto/ISO 100 to 51200

White balance

Modes

Auto WB / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluorescent (Warm White / Cool White / Day White / Daylight) / Flash / Colour Temperature (2500 to 9900K) & Colour 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)

Bracketing

3 frames, H/L selectable

Focus system

Type

Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF / contrast-detection AF)

Focus point

117 points (phase-detection AF), 25 points (contrast-detection AF)

Sensitivity range

EV 0 to EV 20 (at ISO 100 equivalent with F2.8 lens attached)

AF modes

Single-shot AF (AF-S), Continuous AF (AF-C), Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus

Focus area

Multi Point (117 points for phase-detection AF, 25 points for contrast-detection AF) / Centre-weighted / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Zone

Other features

Lock-on AF, Eye AF, Predictive control, Focus lock; Eye-start AF and AF micro adjustment (both only available with optional LA-EA2 or LA-EA4 attached), AF illuminator (built-in, LED type, range: Approx. 0.30-3 m), AF ON

Exposure control

Metering type

1200-zone evaluative metering

Metering sensor

Exmor CMOS sensor

Metering sensitivity

0 to 20 EV (at ISO 100 equivalent with F2.8 lens attached)

Metering modes

Multi-segment, Centre-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

Scene Selection

Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Handheld Twilight, Anti Motion Blur

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)

AE 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.

AE lock

Available with AE lock button. Locked when shutter button is pressed halfway. Can be disabled from the Menu.

ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)

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)

Viewfinder

Type

XGA OLED, 1.3 cm (0.5 type) electronic viewfinder (colour)

Total number of dots

2,359,296 dots

Brightness control

Auto/Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2)

Colour temperature control

Manual (5 steps)

Field coverage

100%

Magnification

Approx. 0.71x (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1 diopter)

Dioptre adjustment

-4.0 to +3.0m-1 diopter

Eye point

Approx. 27mm from the eyepiece lens, 22mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1 diopter (CIPA standard)

Display

Graphic Display / Display All Info. / No Disp. Info. / Histogram / Digital Level Gauge

Real-time image-adjustment display

On/Off

LCD screen

Type

7.5 cm (3.0 type) TFT drive

Total number of dots

921,600 dots

Brightness control

Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode

Adjustable angle

Up approx. 90 degrees, down approx. 45 degrees

Display selector (Finder/LCD)

Auto/Manual

Display

Graphic Display / Display All Info. / No Disp. Info. / Histogram / Digital Level Gauge / Shooting information for viewfinder mode

Real-time image-adjustment display

On/Off

Focus magnifier

35mm full frame: 5.9x, 11.7x, APS-C: 3.8x, 7.7x

Zebra

Yes

Peaking MF

Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Colour: White/Red/Yellow)

Other features

Face detection

On / On (Regist. Faces) / Off, Face registration, Face selection (Max. number of detectable faces: 8)

Auto Object Framing

Yes

Clear Image Zoom

Still / Movie: Approx. 2x

Digital zoom

Smart zoom (still images) M: Approx. 1.5x, S: Approx. 2.0x

Digital zoom (still images) Approx. 4x

Digital zoom (movies) Approx. 4x

PlayMemories Camera Apps

Yes

Lens compensation

Peripheral shading, chromatic aberration, distortion

Shutter

Type

Electronically controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type

Shutter speed

Still images: 1/8000 to 30 sec., Bulb

Movies: 1/8000 to 1/4 (1/3 step)

NTSC: Up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto Slow Shutter mode)

PAL: Up to 1/50 in AUTO mode (up to 1/25 in Auto Slow Shutter mode)

Flash sync. speed

1/250 sec.

Electronic front curtain shutter

Yes, On/Off

SteadyShot INSIDE (image stabilisation)

Type

Not supported (image stabilization supplied by lens)

Flash Control (with optional external flash)

Control

Pre-flash TTL

Flash compensation

+/-3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)

Flash bracketing

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 modes

Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear Sync., Slow Sync., Red-eye reduction (On/Off selectable), Hi-speed sync*1, Wireless*1

External flash

Sony α System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe. Attach the shoe adapter for flash compatible with Auto-lock Accessory Shoe.

Drive

Drive modes

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)

Speed (approx., max.)*2

Continuous shooting: Max. 2.5fps, Speed Priority Continuous shooting: Max. 5.0fps

Playback

Modes

Single (with or without shooting information, RGB histogram & highlight/shadow warning), 9/25-frame index view, Enlarged display mode (Maximum magnification L: 18.8x, M: 12.3x, S: 9.4x), 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

Interface

PC interface

Mass-storage, MTP, PC remote

Multi/Micro USB Terminal

Yes*3

Wi-Fi

Playback of still images and movies on smartphones, PCs and TVs

NFC™

Yes (NFC Forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing)

HD output

HDMI micro connector (Type-D), BRAVIA Sync (link menu), PhotoTV HD, 4K still image playback

Multi Interface Shoe

Yes

Others

Auto-lock Accessory Shoe compatible with supplied shoe adapter, Microphone terminal (3.5 mm Stereo minijack), Headphone terminal (3.5 mm Stereo minijack), Vertical Grip Connector

Compatible OS

Windows Vista*4 SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Mac OS X (v. 10.6-10.8)

Audio

Microphone

Built-in stereo microphone or ECM-CG50 / XLR-K1M (sold separately)

Speaker

Built-in, monaural

Print

Compatible standards

Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting

Custom function

Type

Custom key settings, Programmable setting

Memory function

Yes (2 sets)

Power

Battery

Rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50

Still images

Approx. 270 shots (viewfinder) / approx. 340 shots (LCD screen) (CIPA standard)

Movies

Actual*5 *6: Approx. 60 min with viewfinder, approx. 65 min with LCD screen (CIPA standard)

Continuous*5 *7: Approx. 90 min with viewfinder, approx. 90 min with LCD screen (CIPA standard)

External power

AC Adapter AC-PW20 (optional)

Operating temperature

Range

32°-104°F / 0-40°C

Specifications and features are based on information available at the time of printing and are subject to change without notice.

*1
With compatible external flash.
*2
Approximate. May vary depending on shooting conditions and media.
*3
Supports Micro USB compatible device.
*4
Starter Edition is not supported.
*5
Continuous movie recording is possible for approximately 29 minutes (limited by product specifications).
*6
Indicated recording time is defined by repeating the following cycle: Power on, start recording, zoom, stand-by and power off.
*7
Indicated recording time is defined by repeating the following cycle: Pressing the MOVIE button. No other operations such as zoom are performed.

Body/Lens compatibility
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E-mount Lenses

E 10-18 mm F4 OSS

SEL1018

E 16 mm F2.8

SEL16F28

E PZ 16-50 mm F3.5-5.6 OSS*1*2

SELP1650

Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70 mm F4 ZA OSS

SEL1670Z

E 18-55 mm F3.5-5.6 OSS*1

SEL1855

E PZ 18-105 mm F4 G OSS

SELP18105G

E 18-200 mm F3.5-6.3 OSS

SEL18200

E 18-200 mm F3.5-6.3 OSS LE*1

SEL18200LE

E PZ 18-200 mm F3.5-6.3 OSS

SELP18200

E 20 mm F2.8

SEL20F28

Sonnar T* E 24 mm F1.8 ZA

SEL24F18Z

Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70 mm F4 ZA OSS

SEL2470Z

FE 28-70 mm F3.5-5.6 OSS

SEL2870

FE PZ 28-135 mm F4 G OSS

SELP28135G

E 30 mm F3.5 Macro

SEL30M35

E 35 mm F1.8 OSS

SEL35F18

Sonnar T* FE 35 mm F2.8 ZA

SEL35F28Z

E 50 mm F1.8 OSS

SEL50F18

Sonnar T* FE 55 mm F1.8 ZA

SEL55F18Z

E 55-210 mm F4.5-6.3 OSS*1

SEL55210

FE 70-200 mm F4 G OSS

SEL70200G

*1 Optical SteadyShot (OSS) cannot be used when mounted on the α7.
*2 Noise may occur at high sensitivity (ISO) settings when mounted on the α7.


Converter

Fisheye Converter

VCL-ECF1

Dedicated for SEL16F28

Ultra Wide Converter

VCL-ECU1

Dedicated for SEL16F28


Mount Adaptor


A-mount lenses

DT 11-18 mm F4.5-5.6

SAL1118

16 mm F2.8 Fisheye

SAL16F28

Vario–Sonnar T* 16-35 mm F2.8 ZA SSM

SAL1635Z

DT 16-50 mm F2.8 SSM

SAL1650

Vario–Sonnar T* DT 16-80 mm F3.5-4.5 ZA

SAL1680Z

DT 16-105 mm F3.5-5.6

SAL16105

DT 18-55 F3.5-5.6 SAM II

SAL18552

DT 18-135 mm F3.5-5.6 SAM

SAL18135

DT 18-250 mm F3.5-6.3

SAL18250

20 mm F2.8

SAL20F28

Distagon T* 24 mm F2 ZA SSM

SAL24F20Z

Vario–Sonnar T* 24-70 mm F2.8 ZA SSM

SAL2470Z

28-75 mm F2.8 SAM

SAL2875

DT 30 mm F2.8 Macro SAM

SAL30M28

35 mm F1.4 G

SAL35F14G

DT 35 mm F1.8 SAM

SAL35F18

50 mm F1.4

SAL50F14

Planar T* 50 mm F1.4 ZA SSM

SAL50F14Z

DT 50 mm F1.8 SAM

SAL50F18

50 mm F2.8 Macro

SAL50M28

DT 55-200 mm F4-5.6 SAM

SAL55200-2

DT 55-300 mm F4.5-5.6 SAM

SAL55300

70-200 mm F2.8 G SSM II

SAL70200G2

70-300 mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM II

SAL70300G2

70-300 mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM

SAL70300G

70-400 mm F4-5.6 G SSM II

SAL70400G2

Planar T* 85 mm F1.4 ZA

SAL85F14Z

85 mm F2.8 SAM

SAL85F28

100 mm F2.8 Macro

SAL100M28

Sonnar T* 135 mm F1.8 ZA

SAL135F18Z

135 mm F2.8 [T4.5] STF

SAL135F28

300 mm F2.8G SSM II

SAL300F28G2

500 mm F4G SSM

SAL500F40G


Teleconverter

1.4x Teleconverter

SAL14TC

2x Teleconverter

SAL20TC

  • Flash / Flash Accessories

  • Light

  • Grip

  • Movies

  • Lens Accessories / Filter

  • Tripod / Remote Commander

  • Case & Straps

  • Power / Kit

  • Others

Flash / Flash Accessories

Flash

Model: HVL-F60M

Flash

Model: HVL-F43M

Flash

Model: HVL-F20M

Off camera shoe for MI shoe

Model: FA-CS1M

External Battery Adapter for Flash

Model: FA-EB1AM

Extension Cable for Flash

Model: FA-EC1AM

Multi Flash Cable

Model: FA-MC1AM

Triple Connector for Flash

Model: FA-TC1AM


Light

Battery Video IR Light

Model: HVL-LEIR1

Battery Video Light

Model: HVL-LE1

Ring Light

Model: HVL-RL1

Macro Twin Flash Kit

Model: HVL-MT24AM

Macro Light Adaptor

Model: FA-MA1AM


Grip

Vertical Grip

Model: VG-C1EM


Movies

Stereo Microphone

Model: ECM-XYST1M

Shotgun Microphone

Model: ECM-CG50

XLR Adaptor Kit

Model: XLR-K1M

Stereo Headphones

Model: MDR-1R


Lens Accessories / Filter

Mount Adaptor

Model: LA-EA4

Mount Adaptor

Model: LA-EA3

Body Cap

Model: ALC-B1EM

Rear Lens Cap

Model: ALC-R1EM

Lens Cap Holder

Model: LCS-LC1AM

Soft Carrying Case

Model: LCS-BBM

Soft Carrying Case

Model: LCS-BBL

Circular PL Filter

Model: VF-49/55/62/67/72/77CPAM

MC Protector

Model: VF-49/55/62/67/72/77MPAM


Tripod / Remote Commander

Multipod

Model: VCT-MP1

Shooting Grip With Mini Tripod

Model: GP-VPT1

Remote Control Tripod

Model: VCT-VPR1

Remote Control Tripod

Model: VCT-VPR10

Remote Control Tripod

Model: VCT-VPR100

Remote Commander

Model: RMT-DSLR2

Remote Commander

Model: RM-VPR1


Case & Straps

Soft Carrying Case

Model: LCS-ELCA

Soft Carrying Case

Model: LCS-BBK

Soft Carrying Case

Model: LCS-SB1

Messenger Type Bag

Model: LCS-MS10

Soft Carrying Case

Model: LCS-SC21

Soft Carrying Case

Model: LCS-SC8

Soft Carrying Case

Model: LCS-SL20

Rucksack

Model: LCS-BP3

Rucksack

Model: LCS-BP2

Shoulder Strap

Model: STP-XH70

Shoulder Strap

Model: STP-XH1

Shoulder Strap

Model: STP-XSR1

Shoulder Strap

Model: STP-XS2AM

Shoulder Strap

Model: STP-XSG1

Shoulder Strap

Model: STP-XS3


Power / Kit

Rechargeable Battery Pack

Model: NP-FW50

Rechargeable Battery Pack

Model: 2NP-FW50

Battery Charger

Model: BC-VW1

AC Adapter

Model: AC-PW20

Battery Charger

Model: BC-QM1

Battery Charger

Model: BC-TRW

Accessory Kit

Model: ACC-VW

Accessory Kit

Model: ACC-USFW1

Accessory Kit

Model: ACC-FWCA


Others

Screen Protect Semi Hard Sheet

Model: PCK-LM16

Clip-on LCD Monitor

Model: CLM-V55

Bracket Support

Model: VCT-55LH

Shoe Adapter

Model: ADP-MAA

Shoe Adapter

Model: ADP-AMA

HDMI Cable

Model: DLC-HEM30/DLC-HEM15

Shoe Cap

Model: FA-SHC1M

SD Memory Card Media

Memory Stick Storage Media

Sample Images

FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS (SEL2870), M mode, 1/400 sec., F4, ISO 800, Manual white balance

Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA (SEL55F18Z), M mode, 1/125 sec., F2, ISO 100, Manual white balance

FFE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS (SEL2870), M mode, 1/125 sec., F5.6, ISO 100, Manual white balance

FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS (SEL2870), M mode, 1/200 sec., F5.6, ISO 160, Manual white balance

FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS (SEL2870), A mode, 1/125 sec., F5.6, ISO 400, Auto white balance

Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA (SEL55F18Z), M mode, 1/250 sec., F2.2, ISO 400, Manual white balance

70-200 mm F2.8 G SSM II (SAL70200G2), Mount Adaptor LA-EA4, M mode, 1/2500 sec., F4, ISO 200, Auto white balance

FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS (SEL2870), A mode, 1/640 sec., F6.3, +0.3 EV, ISO 100

FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS (SEL2870), P mode, 1/250 sec., F9, ISO 160, Manual white balance

Sonnar T* FE 35 mm F2.8 ZA (SEL35F28Z), P mode, 1/100 sec., F5, +0.7 EV, ISO 400, Auto white balance

FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS (SEL2870), P mode, 1/80 sec., F4.5, +0.3 EV, ISO 200, Auto white balance

Sample Image Download

Lens: FE 28-70 mm F3.5-5.6 OSS (SEL2870)
Mode: M mode
Shutter speed: 1/125 sec.
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 100
WB: Manual white balance

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Lens: Sonnar T* FE 55 mm F1.8 ZA (SEL55F18Z)
Mode: M mode
Shutter speed: 1/250 sec.
Aperture: F2.2
ISO: 400
WB: Manual white balance

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Lens: Sonnar T* FE 35 mm F2.8 ZA (SEL35F28Z)
Mode: P mode
Shutter speed: 1/100 sec.
Aperture: F5
EV Comp.: +0.7 EV
ISO: 400
WB: Auto white balance

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