The Alpha a7 Mirrorless Digital Camera from Sony incorporates a full-frame Exmor CMOS sensor into an E-mount body thus providing the light gathering capability and detail-rich imaging of a full-frame sensor with a compact, lightweight, and versatile mirrorless, interchangeable lens camera system. The 24.3MP sensor enables high resolution images and low light effectiveness with its standard ISO sensitivity range of 100-25600. The new BIONX X image processor offers fast processing and operation speeds such as 5 fps burst shooting and front-end LSI (large-scale integration) improves the early stages of image processing resulting in more natural details and richer tones. 14-bit RAW output preserves the detail provided by the sensor.
An enhanced Hybrid Autofocus system combines a 117-point, phase-detection AF system with a 25-point contrast-detection system for high speed and accuracy. Flexible spot focus areas in addition to multipoint, center-weighted, and zone focusing contribute to its functionality and manual focus assist can be optimized for full-frame or APS-C-format shooting zones. New Eye AF Control provides highly precise eye-detection for shots that place the focus directly on the subject's eye, even when they are partially turned away.
Full HD 1080 video capture with 24p/60i/60p frame rates is supported in both AVCHD and MP4 codecs. Uncompressed video can be recorded off-camera via an HDMI connection, and both built-in and external stereo recording is available. HDMI and wireless output allows for viewing of still images on ultra HD 4K television. The 3.0" tiltable LCD has a 1.23M-dot resolution and WhiteMagic technology for better visibility in bright light. A high-contrast 2.4M OLED electronic viewfinder provides 100% coverage, a wide viewing angle, and features the same 3-lens optical system used in the Sony a99 DSLR.
Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC capability enable easy wireless transfer of images as well as remote shutter control from smartphones and tablets. Remote Control via a USB connection enables still photo adjustment control and now includes video capture control. The Quick Navi Pro interface system can display all camera adjustments on the LCD for rapid setting changes when needed.
The advanced Sony Multi-Interface shoe expands compatibility options for flash, microphone, and other accessories, and as an E-mount full-frame camera, the Alpha a7 is compatible with all present APS-C sized E-mount lenses in APS-C Crop Mode as well as the new E-mount full-frame Zeiss and Sony G-series lenses. Lens mount adapters with a tripod mount are also available to use A-mount lenses on E-mount cameras and an optional dedicated battery grip enables stable extended shooting and vertical orientation stability.
|Lens Mount||Sony E-Mount|
|Pixels||Actual: 24.7 Megapixel
Effective: 24.3 Megapixel
|Max Resolution||6000 x 4000 @ 3:2|
|Other Resolutions||3936 x 2624 @ 3:2
3008 x 2000 @ 3:2
1968 x 1312 @ 3:2
6000 x 3376 @ 16:9
3936 x 2216 @ 16:9
3008 x 1688 @ 16:9
1968 x 1112 @ 16:9
|Sensor Type / Size||CMOS, 35.8 x 23.9 mm|
Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: MPEG-4 AVCHD
Audio: AAC LC, AC3
|Dust Reduction System||Yes|
|Memory Card Type||SD
Memory Stick Pro Duo
Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo
Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo
|Video Recording||Yes, NTSC|
|Resolution||1920 x 1080: 60 fps, 24 fps
1440 x 1080: 30 fps
640 x 480: 30 fps
|Audio Recording||Built-in Mic: With Video, Stereo,
Optional External Mic: With Video, Stereo,
|Focus Type||Auto & Manual|
|Focus Mode||Single-servo AF (S), Continuous-servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M)|
|Autofocus Points||Phase Detection: 117
Contrast Detection: 25
|Viewfinder Pixel Count||2,400,000|
|Viewfinder Magnification||Approx. 0.71x|
|Diopter Adjustment||- 4 to +3 m|
|Display Screen||3" Rear Screen Tilting Live Preview LCD (1,229,000)|
|ISO Sensitivity||Auto, 100-25600 (Extended Mode: 50-)|
Speed: 30 - 1/8000 seconds
|Metering Method||Center-weighted average metering, Multi-zone metering, Spot metering|
|Exposure Modes||Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Bulb, Manual, Movie, Programmed Auto, Scene Selection, Shutter Priority, Sweep Panorama
Metering Range: EV 0.0 - EV 20.0
Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
|White Balance Modes||Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Color Temperature Filter, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Underwater|
|Burst Rate||Up to 5 fps at 24.3 MP|
|Flash Modes||Modes: Auto
Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
|Dedicated Flash System||TTL|
|35mm equivalent focal-length (on APS-C)||42-105|
|Lens groups / elements||8-9|
|Angle of view (35mm)||75°-34°|
|Angle of view (on APS-C)||54°-23°|
|Minimum aperture (F)||22-36|
|Number of aperture blade||7|
|Minimum focus distance||0.3-0.45|
|Maximum magnification ratio||0.19x|
|Dimensions (Diameter x Length)||Approx. 72.5mm x 83mm|
|Weight (approx.)||Approx. 295g|
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