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α7 E-MOUNT CAMERA WITH FULL FRAME SENSOR

Full Specifications & Features

ILCE-7 Body

$1,799.95

(NZD inc. GST)
Lens Mount
Sony E-mount lenses
Lens Compatibility
Sony E-mount lenses
Type
35 mm
Sensor
35 mm full frame (35.8 x 23.9mm) Exmor™ CMOS sensor
Number Of Pixels (Effective)
24.3MP
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 Format (Still images)
JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0 Exif Ver.2.3 MPF Baseline compliant) RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
Image Size (pixels), 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)
Image Size (pixels), 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)
Image Size (pixels), Sweep Panorama
Wide: horizontal 12,416 x 1,856 (23M), vertical 5,536 x 2,160 (12M) Standard: horizontal 8,192 x 1,856 (15M), vertical 3,872 x 2,160 (8.4M)
Image Quality Modes
RAW RAW&JPEG JPEG Extra Fine JPEG Fine JPEG Standard
RAW Output
14bit RAW
Picture Effect
13 types: Posterization (Colour) Posterization (B/W) Pop Colour Retro Photo Partial Colour (R/G/B/Y) High Contrast Monochrome Toy Camera(Normal/Cool/Warm/Green/Magenta) Soft High-key Soft Focus(High/Mid/Low) HDR Painting(High/Mid/Low) Rich-tone Monochrome Miniature(Auto/Top/Middle(H)/Bottom/Right/Middle(V)/Left) Watercolour Illustration(High/Mid/ Low)
Creative Style
Standard Vivid Neutral Clear Deep Light Portrait Landscape Sunset Night Scene Autumn leaves Black & White Sepia Style Box(1-6) (Contrast (-3 to +3 steps) Saturation (-3 to +3 steps) Sharpness (-3 to +3 steps))
Dynamic Range Functions
Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level (1-5)), Auto High Dynamic Range (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure Difference Level (1-6 EV, 1.0 EV step))
Recording Format (Movie)
AVCHD 2.0 / 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), PAL
AVCHD:1920 x 1080 (60p, 28M, PS) 1920 x 1080 (60i, 24M, FX) 1920 x 1080 (60i, 17M, FH) 1920 x 1080(24p, 24M, FX) 1920 x 1080(24p, 17M, FH) AVC MP4: 1440 x 1080(30fps) VGA(640 x 480, 30fps) MPEG 4: 720 Fine (1280 x 720, 30fps) 720 STD (1280 x 720, 30fps) VGA(640 x 480, 30fps)
Movie Functions
Audio Level Display,Audio Rec Level,Auto Slow Shutter,HDMI Info. Display
Compatible Recording Media
Memory Stick PRO Duo™ Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™ Memory Stick XC-HG Duo SD memory card SDHC™ memory card SDXC™ memory card
Noise Reduction
Long exposure NR: On/Off , available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec.
Multi Frame NR
Auto/ISO 100 to 51200
White Balance Modes
Auto Daylight Shade Cloudy Incandescent Fluorescent : Warm White / Cool White / Day White / Daylight Flash Colour Temperature 2500 to 9900K & colour filter G7 to M7(15-step), A7 to B7(15-step) Custom Underwater
AWB Micro Adjustment
G7 to M7, 15-step / A7 to B7, 15-step
Bracketing
3 frames, H/L selectable
Focus Type
Fast Hybrid AF(phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)
Focus Sensor
Exmor" CMOS sensor"
Focus Point
35mm full frame: 117 points (phase-detection AF) APS-C: 99 points (phase-detection AF) / 25 points (conotrast-detection AF)
Focus Sensitivity Range
EV0 to EV20 (ISO100 equivalent with F2.8 lens attached)
AF Mode
AF-S (Single-shot AF), AF-C ( Continuous AF), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual Focus
Focus Area
Multi Point (117 points (phase-detection AF), 25 points(contrast-detection AF)) / Zone / Center-weighted / Flexible Spot (S/M/L)
Other Features
Lock-on AF, Eye Focus, Predictive control, Focus lock, Eye-Start AF (only with LA-EA2 or LA-EA4 attached(Sold separately))
Type
AF Illuminator range
Approx. 0.3m - approx. 3.0m (with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS attached)
Metering Type
1200-zone evaluative metering
Metering Sensor
Exmor" CMOS sensor"
Metering Sensitivity
EV0 to EV20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.8 lens attached)
Metering Mode
Multi-segment Center-weighted Spot
Exposure Modes
iAUTO Superior Auto Programmed AE (P) Aperture priority (A) Shutter-speed priority (S) Manual (M) Sweep Panorama Scene Selection Movie (Programmed AE (P) / Aperture priority (A) / Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual (M) )
Scene Selection
Portrait Landscape Macro Sports action Sunset Night portrait Night scene Hand-held Twilight Anti Motion Blur
Exposure Compensation
+/- 5.0EV(1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps selectable) (with exposure compensation dial : +/- 3EV (1/3 EV steps))
Auto (AE) Bracketing
Bracket: Cont./Bracket: Single, With 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1.0 EV, 2.0 EV, 3.0 EV increments, 3/5 frames (2.0 EV, 3.0 EV : only 3 frames) selectable
AE Lock
Locked when shutter button is pressed halfway. Can be disabled from the Menu. Available with AE lock button.
ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
ISO 50–25600
Viewfinder Type
0.5"-type electronic viewfinder (colour)
Number of Dots
2 359 296 dots
Brightness Control (Viewfinder)
Auto/Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2)
Color Temperature Control
Manual (5 steps)
Field Coverage
100%
Magnification
approx. 0.71 x (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1) diopter
Dioptre Adjustment
-4.0 to +3.0m-1diopter
Eye Point
Approx. 27mm from the eyepiece lens, 22mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1 diopter (CIPA standard)
Viewfinder Display
Graphic Display,Display All Info, No Disp. Info, Digital Level Gauge, Histogram
Real-time Image Adjustment Display
On/Off
Type
3.0" type TFT LCD
Total Number of Dots
921,600 dots
Brightness Control (LCD)
Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode
Adjustable Angle
Up by approx. 90 degrees, Down by approx. 45 degrees
LCD Display
Graphic Display Display All Info No Disp. Info Level Histgram For viewfinder
Real-time Image Adjustment Display (LCD)
On/Off
Focus Magnifier
Yes Focus Magnifier (35mm full frame: 5.9x, 11.7x APS-C: 3.8x, 7.7x)
Quick Navi
Yes
Peaking MF
Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, colour: White/Red/Yellow)
Face Detection
On/On (Regist. Faces) Off Face registration Face selection (Max. number of detectable faces: 8)
Auto Object Framing
Still images
Clear Image Zoom
Approx. 2x
Smart zoom (Still Image)
35mm full frame: M:approx 1.5x, S:approx 2x APS-C: M:approx 1.3x, S:approx 2x
Digital zoom (Still Image)
35mm full frame: L:approx 4x, M:approx 6.1x, S:approx 8x; APS-C: L:approx 4x, M:approx 5.2x, S:approx 8x
Digital zoom (Movie)
35mm full frame: approx 4x APS-C: approx 4x
PlayMemories Camera Apps™
YES
Lens Compensation
Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion
Image Processor
BIONZ X™
Self-Portrait
Yes (3 sec delay/OFF selectable)
Smile Shutter
Smile shutter (selectable from 3 steps)
Touch Shutter
YES
Shutter Speed
Still images:1/8000 to 30 sec, Bulb Movies: 1/8000 to 1/4(1/3 steps) up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto slow shutter mode)
Flash Sync. Speed
1/250 sec.
Electronic Front Shutter Curtain
Yes (On/Off)
Steadyshot
Not supported (image stabilisation supported on lens)
Flash Control
Pre-flash TTL
Flash Compensation
+/- 3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
Flash Modes
Flash off Autoflash Fill-flash Slow Sync. Rear Sync. Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable) Hi-speed sync.(With compatible external flash) Wireless control (With compatible external flash)
External Flash Compatibility
Sony α System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe, attach the shoe adaptor for flash compatible with Auto-lock accessory shoe
Wireless Control
Yes
Drive Modes
Single Shooting Continuous shooting Speed Priority Continuous shooting Self-timer (10/2 sec delay selectable) Self-timer (Cont.) (with 10 sec delay 3/5 exposures selectable) Bracket Single Bracket Cont.,WB Bracket DRO Bracket
Continuous Drive Speed (approx. max.)
5 fps (in Speed Priority Continuous Shooting mode)
Playback Modes
Single (with or without shooting information RGB histogram & highlight / shadow warning) 9/25-frame index view Enlarged display mode (L: 18.8x, M: 12.3x, S: 9.4x) Panorama (Standard): 25.6x, (Wide): 38.8x Auto Review (10/5/2 sec,Off) Image orientation (Auto/Manual/Off selectable) Slideshow Panorama scrolling Folder selection (Date/ Still/ MP4/ AVCHD) Forward/Rewind (movie) Delete Protect
PC Interface
Mass-storage, MTP, PC remote
NFC™
Yes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible)
HD Output
HDMI micro connector BRAVIA Sync (link menu) PhotoTV HD 4K still image PB
Multi Interface Shoe
Yes
Interfaces
Headphone minijack, Microphone minijack, Multi/Micro USB Terminal, Multi Interface Shoe, Vertical Grip Connector
Microphone
Built-in stereo microphones or ECM-CG50/ XLR-K1M (sold separately)
Speaker
Built-in, monaural
Compatible Standards
Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting
Supplied Battery
NP-FW50 W-series Rechargeable Battery Pack
Battery Life (Still Images)
Up to 340 shots
Battery Life (CIPA, Movies)
Actual Recording:Approx. 60 minutes (Viewfinder), Approx 65 minutes (LCD screen) (CIPA standard) Continuous Recording:Approx. 100 minutes (Viewfinder), Approx 100 minutes (LCD screen) (CIPA standard)
External Power
AC Adaptor AC-PW20 (sold separately)
Internal Battery Charge
Yes
Dimensions (W x H x D)
126.9 x 94.4 x 54.8mm, 126.9 x 94.4 x 48.2mm (from grip to monitor); 5 x 3 3/4 x 2 1/4 in., 5 x 3 3/4 x 1 15/16 in. (from grip to monitor)
Weight (with battery and memory card included)
416 g (Body Only) / 474 g (With battery and media)
View on Smartphone
Yes
Upload to PC
Yes
View on TV
Yes
Wireless & Network Capabilities
Downloadable Camera Apps, NFC One-touch functionality, Wi-Fi
Compatible OS
Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Mac OS X (v10.5-v10.8)
*
Continuous movie recording is possible for approximately 29 minutes (limited by product specifications).
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Indicated recording time is defined by repeating the following cycle: Power on, start recording, zoom, stand-by and power off.
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Indicated recording time is defined by repeating the following cycle: Pressing the MOVIE button. No other operations such as zoom are performed.
  • Power cord
  • Rechargeable Battery NP-FW50
  • AC Adaptor AC-UB10
  • Shoulder strap
  • Body cap
  • Accessory shoe cap
  • Eyepiece cup
  • Micro USB cable

Features

24.3 MP 35mm full frame sensor

Sony, one of the world's leading makers of image sensors, combined its top new technologies to achieve the high resolution and image quality in history. This revolutionary 35mm full-frame Exmorª CMOS image sensor collects light with record efficiency to achieve high sensitivity, a wide dynamic range and an incredible new level of realism while significantly reducing noise.

Micro-engineering advances

The exceptional performance of the image sensor was achieved through various advanced sensor features. First, compressing circuitry height dramatically increases the amount of light collected by each pixel, while photodiode expansion technology increased the size of the photodiode at every pixel to improve the sensor's dynamic range and further raise sensitivity while maintaining low noise and achieving a high S/N ratio.

BIONZ X processor

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.

Detail reproduction and diffraction reduction

Two new technologies bring out the full performance of sensor and lenses. Detail reproduction technology prevents the overemphasized outlines that plague most digital images. Diffraction reduction suppresses the effects of diffraction, which causes points of light to appear blurred especially at small aperture settings (large F-numbers). By taking the aperture setting into account, this technology faithfully restores clarity to points of light and other fine details, for beautiful landscapes, portraiture, and more.

Area-specific noise reduction

Area-specific noise reduction is now more powerful than ever. It selectively divides the image into areas based on patterns (such as edges, textures and evenly coloured areas like blue skies), and then applies the most appropriate noise reduction for each area to improve image quality, especially at high-sensitivity settings. Working together with Sony's detail reproduction, it gives supremely clear, detailed images.

16-bit processing + 14-bit RAW

16-bit image processing and 14-bit RAW output help preserve maximum detail and produce images of the highest quality with rich tonal gradations. The 14-bit RAW (Sony ARW) format ensures optimal quality for later image adjustment (via Image Data Converter or other software).

Controls, customization and navigation

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. 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. Button customization empowers you to shoot just the way you like, with frequently used functions assigned to the customizable buttons of your choice. You can easily assign any of 46 functions to any of 9 buttons; up to 12 key functions can be assigned to the Fn button for quick access.

Tiltable LCD screen

7.5 cm, 1.2 million dot LCD offers high resolution and flexible composition options.

Magnesium alloy body

Thanks to this outstandingly light and strong metal, the α7 weighs 474 grams with battery—less than half the weight of leading DSLRs—but has the durability for years of performance.

Substantial, ergonomic grip

The α7 is 25% less bulky than leading DSLRs, but still features a full-size grip for all-day shooting comfort.

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

Durability-enhancing measures include sealing around the buttons and dials, as well as a protective double-layered structure that tightly interlocks panels and components.

XGA OLED Tru-Finder

This viewfinder features high 1024x768 resolution, OLED improvements and the same 3-lens optical system used in the flagship α99 despite the compact body. The viewfinder displays the effects of your camera settings, so you can accurately monitor the results. You'll enjoy rich tonal gradations and three times the contrast of the α99. High-end features like 100% frame coverage, wide viewing angle, information display modes, peaking function, and focus magnifier are also provided.

Full-frame filmmaking

The unique combination of 35mm full-frame sensor, audio production features and flexible lens interchangeability means a new level of portable moviemaking. 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, full HDMI output for an external monitor, P/A/S/M modes, and full 1080p AVCHD Progressive format, and the choice of 60p/24p recording further expand the options.

Audio recording & monitoring

During movie recording and playback, you can monitor the sound using headphones connected to the α7 via the headphone jack, check levels with the display controls, or attach professional sound gear using the industry-standard XLR terminal adaptor kit.

Enhanced Fast Hybrid Autofocus

Numerous features contribute to the α7's autofocus capabilities: the new lightning-fast BIONZ X, high-speed full-frame image sensor output, and a newly developed Spatial Object Detection AF algorithm that conducts focusing analysis in real-time using spatial frequency information to optimally control the lens drive.

New Eye Autofocus

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 Autofocus and area setting options

Lock-on AF adjusts the 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. 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.

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.

Full HD 60p video

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.

Picture of α7 E-mount Camera with Full Frame Sensor

One-touch remote and one-touch sharing

One-touch remote lets you use your smartphone or tablet as a viewfinder and remote control for a digital camera, and one-touch sharing lets you transfer your photos and videos from your camera. Either way, by installing PlayMemories Mobile app to your NFC-enabled Android smartphone or tablet, you can avoid complex set-up sequences and establish wireless connection simply by touching your device to the camera. You are now ready to control your camera from your smartphone to take a photo from a previously out-of-reach spot, or simply be in your own group shot, as well as transfer them instantly to your smartphone for sharing on SNS. No NFC? No problem. You can also pair the devices manually.

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Picture of α7 E-mount Camera with Full Frame Sensor

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Picture of α7 E-mount Camera with Full Frame Sensor

Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X

This product is compatible with Final Cut Pro X and iMovie.