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Full-frame, palm-sized α.

Sensitivity mastered.


Awe-inspiring sensitivity realizes a whole new world of imaging expression

Newly developed 35 mm full-frame Exmor™ CMOS sensor brings ultra-wide dynamic range and high movie quality

It combines phenomenal sensitivity up to ISO 409600*1 with supremely low noise, courtesy of Sony’s new 12.2-megapixel 35 mm full-frame Exmor CMOS image sensor and optimized high-speed BIONZ X image processing engine. Professional movie functions satisfy the highest demands of serious photographers and videographers, plus everything is precision-packed in the world’s smallest 35 mm full-frame interchangeable-lens digital camera body*2 for unparalleled mobility. Imagine the possibilities.

*1 Standard ISO range: Still 100–102400, Movie 200–102400; Expandable ISO range: Still 50–409600, Movie 200–409600

*2 Among interchangeable-lens digital cameras equipped with a 35 mm full-frame image sensor (as of April 6, 2014) according to Sony research.


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).

Ultra-high sensitivity 35 mm full-frame sensor — up to ISO 409600*

Sony’s new remarkably sensitive 12.2-megapixel 35 mm full-frame Exmor CMOS sensor delivers a wide sensitivity range from ISO 50 to 409600*, as well as extremely low noise. The newly developed image sensor provides photographers/videographers with high dynamic range in every light condition from severe low light to bright sunlight.

* Standard ISO range: Still 100–102400, Movie 200–102400; Expandable ISO range: Still 50–409600, Movie 200–409600

World’s first full-frame sensor capable of full pixel read-out without binning process for movies*1

The sensor reads out image data from every pixel, even during Full HD and 4K*2 movie output, and enables recording and output of Full HD movies at 60p (50p), 60i (50i), 30p (25p) and 24p frame rates, as well as output of 4K movies at a 30p or 24p frame rate, with both resolutions available at both full-frame and APS-C (Super 35 mm equivalent) size.

*1 When used in 24p/30p (25p) movie setting.

*2 4K movie recording requires a 4K compatible recorder.

BIONZ X image processing engine

Sony proudly introduces the 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.

Vario-Tessar T* FE 24–70 mm F4 ZA OSS (SEL2470Z), A mode, 1/40 sec., F4, ISO 3200, Auto white balance

FE 70–200 mm F4 G OSS (SEL70200G), A mode, 1/3200 sec., F5.6, ISO 12800, Auto white balance

Sonnar T* FE 55 mm F1.8 ZA (SEL55F18Z), A mode, 1/320 sec., F1.8, ISO 800, Auto white balance

Vario-Tessar T* FE 24–70 mm F4 ZA OSS (SEL2470Z), A mode, 1/25 sec., F8, +0.3 EV, ISO 100, Daylight white balance


Unparalleled 4K image quality.3840x2160

XAVC S format

The high-bit-rate XAVC S format is provided for serious videographers. Available for the first time in an α camera, it enables Full HD image recording at 50 Mbps for extremely high-quality expression and minimal noise. It also employs the Long GOP (Group of Pictures) data compression method to realize efficient movie recording.

Note: Sony recommends using an SDXC memory card higher than Class 10 when shooting movies in the XAVC S format.

Image Size Frame Rate Wrapper Sampling Bit-rate
XAVC S Full HD 1920×1080 60p/30p/24p MP4 4:2:0 50 Mbps
HD 1280×720 120p 50 Mbps
AVCHD Full HD 1920×1080 60p M2TS 4:2:0 Max. 28 Mbps
60i Max. 24 Mbps
24p Max. 24 Mbps

Advanced movie functions support a professional workflow

Picture Profile

You can fine-tune the look of movies before shooting by adjusting gradation (Black Level, Gamma, Black Gamma, Knee), color adjustment (Color Mode, Color Level, Color Phase, Color Depth) and Detail. Adjusted parameters can be saved along with other settings as a profile, and up to seven profiles can be stored for later recall.

S-Log2 gamma setting

This proprietary Sony gamma setting, featured in professional camcorders, creates a 1,300% wider dynamic range for smooth expression of gradation with reduced whiteout and blackout. Through color grading in post-production, you can make the most of the low-noise image and super-rich detail to achieve various types of image expression.

Time code / User bit

As with commercial video equipment, this function provides a “Record Run” setting that only advances the time code while recording, a “Free Run” setting that advances the time code whether recording or not, a drop frame method and a non-drop frame method. The α7S can also output an embedded time code when the clean HDMI output setting is in use.

Note: This function is only available when recording in the AVCHD and XAVC S formats.

120 fps (100 fps) shooting at HD resolution

120 fps (100 fps) recording broadens image expression options since a movie shot at this frame rate can be played back at 24p to create stunning 5x slow-motion effects. When 120 fps (100 fps) recording is selected, movies are automatically recorded at HD resolution (1280 x 720 pixels) in the APS-C (Super 35 mm equivalent) crop size.

Clean HDMI output for 4K movies

Non-compressed image output is now possible at 4K (QFHD: 3840 x 2160 pixels) resolution with selectable 30p (25p) and 24p frame rates. You can choose 4K or Full HD output from a menu. The 4K output capability allows recording of high-quality 4K images by a 4K-compatible recorder, as well as 4K output directly to a compatible monitor or TV.

α mount system

Wide-ranging compatible E-mount lenses let you take full advantage of sophisticated features while comfortably shooting movies. For example, specially equipped lenses let you enjoy Optical SteadyShot image stabilization or smooth, steady power zooming throughout the entire zoom range, and all E-mount lenses let you enjoy smooth autofocusing and auto exposure. The camera’s short flange back expands lens options, via mount adaptors, so you can make the most of your current lens collection. The LA-EA4 adaptor, for example, lets you mount professional A-mount lenses and enjoy continuous phase-detection AF.

Full Frame E-mount Power Zoom Lens For Movie

Currently under development

E-mount will expand your choice of lenses


Movie recording

Rec Size


Manual Operation

Auto Operation







E-mount Lens

35 mm Full-frame|Super 35 mm / APS-C


A-mount Lens


35 mm Full-frame|Super 35 mm / APS-C

w / mount adapter

※A-mount SLR/DSLR lenses and mount adapters from Sony and third party A-mount SLR/DSLR lenses for Sony are available.

Cutting-edge features in the world’s smallest body*

* Among interchangeable-lens digital cameras equipped with a 35 mm full-frame image sensor (as of April 6, 2014) according to Sony research.

Unparalleled compactness

The α7S offers unrivaled compactness and carefree mobility despite its large 35 mm full-frame sensor.

High-speed, high-precision Fast Intelligent AF

Supreme sensitivity and an advanced new algorithm deliver ultra-high AF speed even in low-light conditions (as low as EV -4).

XGA OLED Tru-Finder

A high-contrast viewfinder with dramatically improved visibility contributes to stress-free, intuitive operation.

Wi-Fi/NFC connectivity

Enjoy wireless connectivity with mobile devices, transfer of images and movies, and remote controlled operation.

Main specifications

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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.


With a 24.3 MP 35 mm Full Frame sensor and Sony’s most advanced autofocus in a compact, lightweight body, the α7 is perfect second camera for professionals—or primary camera for enthusiasts seeking expert-level results.

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