Sony Alpha a7 | 24.3MP Mirrorless Full Frame Camera w/ 28–70mm Lens


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Details & Highlights

Product Highlights

    Introducing the no–compromise full frame that's so small, you'll take it everywhere.
    No other full frame, interchangeable–lens camera is this light or this portable. 24.3 MP of rich detail. A true–to–life 2.4 million dot OLED viewfinder. Wi–Fi® sharing and an expandable shoe system. It's all the full–frame performance you ever wanted in a compact size that will change your perspective entirely.

    Full Frame 24.3 MP resolution with 14–bit RAW output
    A whole new world of high–quality images are realized through the 24.3 MP effective 35 mm full–frame sensor, a normal sensor range of ISO 100 – 25600, and a sophisticated balance of high resolving power, gradation and low noise. The BIONZ® X image processor enables up to 5 fps high–speed continuous shooting and 14–bit RAW image data recording.

    Fast Hybrid AF w/ phase–detection for DSLR–like focusing speed
    Enhanced Fast Hybrid auto focus 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 α swiftly and efficiently moves the lens to bring the subject nearly into focus. Then contrast–detection AF with wide AF coverage fine–tunes the focusing in the blink of an eye.

Details from Sony

    Fast Intelligent AF for responsive, accurate, and greater operability with full frame sensor
    The high–speed image processing engine and improved algorithms combine with optimized image sensor read–out speed to achieve ultra high–speed AF despite the use of a full–frame sensor.

    New Eye AF control
    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.

    Compatible with Sony's E–mount lens system and new full–frame lenses
    To take advantage of the lightweight on–the–go body, the α7 is compatible with Sony's E–mount lens system and expanded line of E–mount compact and lightweight full–frame lenses from Carl Zeiss and Sony's premier G–series.

    Direct access interface for fast, intuitive shooting control
    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.

    High contrast 2.4M dot OLED EVF for eye–level framing
    View every scene in rich detail with the XGA OLED Tru–Finder, which features OLED improvements and the same 3–lens optical system used in the flagship α99. 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.

    3.0" 921k dot LCD tilts for high and low angle framing
    The tiltable 3.0” (921k dots) Xtra Fine™ LCD Display makes it easy to photograph over crowds or low to capture pets eye to eye by swinging up approx. 84° and down approx. 45°. Easily scroll through menus and preview live thanks to LCD technology that dramatically increases visibility in bright daylight. The large display delivers brilliant–quality still images and movies while enabling easy focusing operation.

    Simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi–Fi® or NFC
    Connectivity with smartphones for One–touch sharing/One–touch remote has been simplified with Wi–Fi®/NFC control. In addition to Wi–Fi support for connecting to smartphones, the α7 also supports NFC (near field communication) providing “one touch connection” convenience when transferring images to Android™ smartphones and tablets. Users need only touch devices to connect; no complex set–up is required. Moreover, when using Smart Remote Control – a feature that allows shutter release to be controlled by a smartphone – connection to the smartphone can be established by simply touching compatible devices.

    PC control w/ remote video capture control
    Remote Camera Control allows you to control your α7 from your PC using a USB cable. Feature control has also been updated to include video capture control.

    14–bit RAW output for rich tonal gradation
    14–bit RAW image data of extremely high quality is outputted by the α7. This data fully preserves the rich detail generated by the image sensor during the 14–bit A/D conversion process. When developed with Sony's Image Data Converter RAW development software, these images deliver the superb photographic expression and rich gradation that only 14–bit data can offer.

    New BIONZ® X image processing engine
    Sony proudly introduces the new 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.

    Full HD movie2 at 24p/60i/60p w/uncompressed HDMI output
    Capture Full 1920 x 1080 HD uncompressed clean–screen video files to external recording devices via an HDMI® connection in 24p, 60p and 60i frame–rates. Selectable in–camera AVCHD™ codec frames rates include super–smooth 60p, standard 60i or cinematic 24p. MP4 codec is also available for smaller files for easier upload to the web.

    Up to 5 fps shooting to capture the decisive moment
    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.

    Multi–interface Shoe for flash and microphone flexibility
    Unlike conventional cameras, the α7 features the advanced Multi–Interface Shoe that dramatically expands compatibility with Sony digital imaging accessories, thus raising the potential for photo/movie shooting.

    4K Still image output by HDMI8 or WiFI for viewing on 4K TVs
    Enjoy Ultra High Definition slide shows directly from the camera to a compatible 4K television. The α7 converts images for optimized 4K image size playback (8MP). Enjoy expressive rich colors and amazing detail like never before. Images can be viewed via an optional HDMI or WiFi.

    TRILUMINOUS™ color outputs wider color gamut to compatible devices
    TRILUMINOS™ Color technology, allows you to experience photos and movies in rich, natural colors on any TV equipped with a TRILUMINOS Display™. The expanded color gamut immerses you in those unforgettably colorful moments, from the complex shades in a shimmering blue sky to the delicate skin in a baby's face.

    PlayMemories™ Camera Apps allows feature upgrades
    Personalize your camera by adding new features of your choice with PlayMemories™ Camera Apps. Find apps to fit your shooting style from portraits, detailed close–ups, sports, time lapse, motion shot and much more. Use apps that shoot, share and save photos using Wi–Fi that make it easy to control and view your camera from smartphone, and post photos directly to Facebook or backup images to the cloud without connecting to a computer.11

    Image Data Converter
    Advanced features enable manipulation, conversion and


Features & Specs

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Detailed Specifications
  • Lens Compatibility: Sony E–mount Full Frame, operation with Minolta / Konica Minolta Maxxum A–mount lenses confirmed via optional LA–EA3/LA–EA4 adaptor9
  • Camera Type: Interchangeable Lens Digital SLR camera
  • Lens Mount Type: Sony E–mount Full Frame

  • Imaging Sensor
  • Imaging Sensor: Exmor CMOS sensor (35.8 x 23.9mm)
  • Processor: BIONZ® X image processor
  • Anti Dust: Charge protection coating on optical filter and ultrasonic vibration mechanism
  • Pixel Gross: 24.7 Megapixels (approx.)
  • Effective Picture Resolution: 24.3 Megapixels (approx.)
  • Color Filter System: RGB primary color filters

  • Recording
  • Media Type: 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)
  • Color Space: Still: sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB standard compatible with TRILUMINOS™ Color Movie: xvYCC standard (x.v.Color™ when connected via HDMI cable) compatible with TRILUMINOS™ color
  • Still Image Mode: RAW, RAW & JPEG, JPEG Extra fine, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard
  • Still Image Max Effective Resolution: 24.3 Megapixels
  • Still Image Size 16:9: 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)
  • Still Image Size 3:2: 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)
  • Panorama Still Image Size: Horizontal Wide: 12,416 x 1,856 (23M) Horizontal Std.: 8,192 x 1,856 (15M) Vertical Wide: 2,160 x 5,536 (12M) Vertical Std.: 2,160 x 3,872 (8.4M)
  • Video Mode: AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant / MP4
  • Video Resolution: AVCHD™: PS – 1920 x 1080/60p@28Mbps FX – 1920 x 1080/60i@24Mbps FH – 1920 x 1080/60i@17Mbps FX – 1920 x 1080/24p@24Mbps FH – 1920 x 1080/24p@17Mbps MP4: HD – 1440 x 1080/30p@12Mbps VGA – 640 x 480/30p@3Mbps
  • Video Signal: NTSC color, EIA standards
  • Audio Format: Dolby Digital (AC–3) / MPEG–4 AAC–LC
  • Microphone/Speaker: Built–in stereo microphone or ECM–CG50 / XLR–K1M (sold separately) / Built–in monaural speaker; volume settings in 8 steps between 0 and 7
  • Still Image File Format: JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)

  • Optics/Lens
  • Lens Type: Sony E–mount Full Frame (SEL2870)
  • Lens Mount Type: Sony E–mount Full Frame
  • Aperture (Max.): f/3.5 – 5.6
  • Aperture (Min.): f/22 – 36
  • Digital Zoom: Yes, approx. 4x
  • Smart Zoom® Technology: M: approx. 1.4x, S: approx. 2x
  • Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28mm–70mm (35mm equivalent)
  • Filter Diameter: 55mm
  • Lens Construction: Metal
  • Lens Groups–Elements: 8 groups, 9 elements (4 aspheric surfaces)
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 12" (1m)(W) – 18" (0.45m) (T)
  • Angle of View: 54o – 23o
  • Aperture Blade: 7 blades (Circular aperture)
  • Aspheric Elements: 4 aspheric surfaces
  • Dimensions (Max. Diameter x Length): 2–7/8" x 3–3/8" (62 x 60mm)
  • Direct Manual Focus: Yes
  • Exterior Finish: Black
  • Lens Weight: 10.5oz (295g)
  • Low Noise During Movie Capture: Excellent
  • Maximum Magnification: 0.19x
  • Mount Material: Metal
  • EV Compensation: +/–5.0 EV (in 1/3 EV or 1/2 EV steps), with exposure compensation dial: +/–3.0 EV (in 1/3 EV step

  • Viewfinder
  • Type: 1/2–inch (1.30 cm) XGA OLED color electronic viewfinder
  • Diopter Adjustment: –4.0 m–1 ~ +3.0m–1 (diopter)
  • Field of View: 100%
  • Magnification: Approx. 0.71x with 50 mm lens at infinity, –1m–1 (diopter)
  • Display: Disp. Basic Info, Histogram
  • Brightness Control: Auto / Manual (3 steps between –1 and +1)

  • LCD Display
  • LCD Type: 3.0” (7.5cm) TFT LCD (921,600 dots) with tiltable design
  • Brightness Control: Manual (5 steps between –2 to +2), Sunny Weather mode
  • Coverage: 100%
  • Live View: Continuous Live View
  • Real–time image adjustment display: Yes (On / Off)
  • Histogram: Yes (On / Off)
  • Peaking: Yes (Level setting: High / Mid / Low / Off, Color: White / Red / Yellow)
  • Grid Display: Graphic Display / Display All Info. / No Disp. Info. / Histogram / Digital Level Gauge / Shooting information for viewfinder mode
  • Customization: Grid, Histogram display, Digital Level Gauge, Grid Line, Magnified display for playback

  • Focus Control
  • Focus System: Fast Hybrid AF (phase–detection AF / contrast–detection AF)
  • Focus Points: 117 points (phase–detection AF), 25 points (contrast–detection AF)
  • AF Modes: Single–shot AF (AF–S), Continuous AF (AF–C), Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus
  • Focus Area: Multi Point (25 points) / Center–weighted / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Zone
  • Focus Sensitivity: EV 0 to 20 EV (at ISO100 equivalent, with F2.8 lens attached)
  • Manual Focus Assist: 35mm full frame: 7.2x, 14.4x APS–C: 4.7x, 9.4x
  • Focus Features: Lock–on AF, Eye AF, Predictive control, Focus lock, Eye–start AF (only available with optional LA–EA2 or LA–EA4 attached), AF illuminator (built–in, LED type, range: Approx. 0.30–3m, AF micro adjustment, AF ON
  • AF Illuminator: Yes (with built–in LED type)

  • Exposure System
  • Picture Effect(s): 13 modes: Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R, G, B, Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Soft High–key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich–tone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolor, Illustration
  • Auto Exposure Lock: Available with AE lock button. Locked when shutter button is pressed halfway. Can be disabled from the Menu
  • Color Temperature: 2500 – 9900K with 15–step each Magenta/Green compensation (G7 to M7), Amber/Blue (A7 to B7), Custom
  • 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)
  • D–Range Optimizer: Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto / Level (1–5)), Auto High Dynamic Range: Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure Difference Level (1.0–6.0 EV, 1.0 EV step)
  • Exposure 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
  • 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)
  • Exposure Settings: AUTO (iAUTO, Superior Auto), Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter–speed priority (S), Manual (M), Scene Selection, Sweep Panorama, Movie
  • ISO: 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)
  • Metering: Advanced 1200–zone evaluative metering
  • Metering Modes: Multi–segment, Center–weighted, Spot
  • Metering Sensitivity: EV 0 to 20 EV (at ISO100 equivalent, with F2.8 lens attached)
  • Noise Reduction: Long exposure NR: On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec., High ISO NR: Normal / Low / Off selectable
  • Scene Mode(s): Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Hand–held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur
  • White Balance Mode: Auto WB / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluorescent (Warm White / Cool White / Day White / Daylight) / Flash / Color Temperature (2500 to 9900K) & Color Filter (G7 to M7: 15 steps, A7 to B7: 15 steps) / Custom / Underwater

  • Drive System
  • Continuous Shooting Speed: Continuous shooting: Max. 2.5fps, Speed Priority Continuous shooting: Max. 5.0fps
  • Drive Mode: 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)
  • Self–timer: 2–sec. or 10–sec. delay
  • Shutter Speeds: 1/8000 to 30 seconds, bulb
  • Shutter Type: Electronically–controlled, vertical–traverse, focal–plane shutter

  • Flash
  • Flash Bracketing: With optional external flash: 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 Compensation: With optional external flash: �3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
  • Flash Coverage: With optional external flash: 16 mm (focal length printed on lens body)
  • Flash Metering System: With optional external flash: Pre–flash TTL
  • Flash Modes: With optional external flash: Flash off, Auto flash, Fill–flash, Rear Sync., Slow Sync., Red–eye reduction (On/Off selectable), Hi–speed sync, Wireless
  • Flash Type: Optional external flash

  • Convenience Features
  • Self Timer: Yes
  • Red–Eye Reduction: Yes
  • Erase/Protect: Yes
  • Media/Battery Indicator: Yes
  • Power Save Mode: Yes
  • Still Image Playback Options: Single (with or without shooting information, RGB histogram & highlight/shadow warning), 9/25–frame index view, Enlarged display mode (Maximum magnification L: 23.0x, M: 15.0x, S: 11.5x), 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
  • Video Playback Options: Forward / Rewind (Movie)
  • Multiple Language Display: Yes

  • Advanced Features
  • Face Detection: On, Off, Face Registration, Face Selection; maximum eight faces detected
  • Smile Shutter™ technology: Smile shutter (selectable from 3 steps)
  • Image Stabilization: Lens–based (where applicable)
  • Intelligent Auto: Yes
  • Superior Auto: Yes
  • Tracking Focus: Yes
  • Anti Motion Blur: Yes
  • Auto High Dynamic Range: Yes, (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1–6 EV at 1.0 EV step), off)
  • Priority Setting (for Face Detection): Yes (eight faces max)
  • Shooting Tips: Yes
  • Sweep Panorama: Horizontal (Wide / Standard), Vertical (Wide / Standard)

  • Interface
  • Headphone Jack: Yes
  • Microphone Input: Yes
  • Remote Commander: Yes, via optional RM–VPR1
  • Accessory Shoe: Yes, via Multi Interface Shoe
  • PictBridge Compatible: Yes
  • A/V Remote Terminal: Yes, via Multi Terminal interface
  • BRAVIA® Sync™: Yes, via HDMI® with compatible BRAVIA HDTV (link menu)8
  • DC IN: Yes via optional AC–PW20AM (sold separately)
  • HD Output: HDMI® Type D micro connector
  • Memory Card Slot: 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)
  • NFC: Yes (NFC Forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One–touch remote, One–touch sharing)
  • PhotoTV HD: Yes, with BRAVIA Sync enabled HDTV and HDMI® cable
  • Tripod Mount: Yes, 1/4" (20 thread count)
  • USB Port(s): USB 2.0 Hi–speed (mass–storage, MTP)
  • Multi Interface Shoe: Yes

  • Weights and Measurements
  • Dimensions (Approx.): Approx. 5 � 3–3/4 � 1–15/16” (126.9 x 94.4 x 48.2 mm) (W/H/D) excluding protrusions
  • Weight (Approx.): With battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo Approx. 1 lb. 0.7 oz. (474 g)
  • Weight(Approx) (Main unit only): Approx. 14.7 oz. (416 g)

  • Power
  • Battery Type: InfoLITHIUM® NP–FW50 (7.2V)
  • Battery Capacity: 1080 mAh
  • Number of Still Images: Approx. 340 images with LCD monitor (CIPA standard)
  • Power Requirements: One rechargeable battery pack (NP–FW50)

  • Software
  • Supplied Software: Supplied Software: PlayMemories Home, Image Data Converter Version 4
  • Operating System Compatibility: Image Data Converter 4.0: Microsoft Windows® Vista® SP2, Windows® 7 SP1, Windows® 8 (Pentium 4 or faster) Mac OS X (10.6–10.8) (Intel Core Solo/Core Duo/Core 2 Duo or faster) PlayMemories Home: Microsoft Windows® Vista® SP2, Windows® 7 SP1, Windows® 8 (Pentium III 800 MHz or faster; for playing/editing HD movies: Intel Core Duo 1.66 GHz or faster/Intel Core 2 Duo 1.66 GHz or faster, Intel Core 2 Duo 2.26 GHz or faster (AVC HD (FX/FH)) Mac OS X (10.6–10.8) (Intel Core Solo/Core Duo/Core 2 Duo or faster)

  • Service and Warranty Information
  • Limited Warranty Term: 1 Year Parts & Labor

  • Lens compensation
  • Lens compensation: Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion

  • Other Features
  • Area Setting: Yes
  • Clock Function,Setting: Yes
  • Eye–Fi ready: Yes
  • Shop Front Mode: Yes
  • Help guide: Yes

  • Print
  • Compatible standards: Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting

  • Recording system (still image)
  • 14bit RAW: Yes

  • Wi–Fi
  • PlayMemories Camera Apps: Yes
  • Send to Computer: Yes
  • View on Smartphone: Yes
  • View on TV: Yes

  • Interface
  • Remote release
  • Wired: Yes, via optional RM–VPR1

  • Power
  • External power
  • External power: Yes via optional AC–PW20AM (sold separately)
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