Sony α ILCE-7

Sony α ILCE-7



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Sony α ILCE-7, 24.3 MP, 6000 x 4000 pixels, CMOS, Full HD, Touchscreen, Black

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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.

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.

Supported in Capture One Express (for Sony)

Capture One Express (for Sony) is one of the world’s best RAW converters, rendering precise colors and incredible detail. It contains flexible digital asset management, all the essential adjustment tools and fast, responsive performance in one customizable and integrated solution. * Please direct all inquiries on purchase, usage and support on Capture One solutions to Phase One.

Sony α ILCE-7. Camera type: MILC Body, Megapixel: 24.3 MP, Sensor type: CMOS, Maximum image resolution: 6000 x 4000 pixels. ISO sensitivity (max): 25600. Digital zoom: 8x. Fastest camera shutter speed: 1/8000 s. Wi-Fi. HD type: Full HD, Maximum video resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels. Display diagonal: 7.62 cm (3"), Touchscreen. Viewfinder type: Electronic. Weight: 416 g. Colour of product: Black

Picture quality
Camera type MILC Body
Megapixel 24.3 MP
Sensor type CMOS
Maximum image resolution 6000 x 4000 pixels
Still image resolution(s) 3936 x 2624, 3008 x 2000, 1968 x 1312
Image stabilizer N
Image stabilizer location Lens
Supported aspect ratios 3:2
Total megapixels 24.7 MP
Image sensor size (W x H) 35.8 x 23.9 mm
Sensor format Full-frame
Image formats supported EXIF,JPEG XR,JPG,RAW
Lens system
Digital zoom 8x
Mounting type Bayonet
Focusing
Focus TTL
Focus adjustment Auto/Manual
Auto focusing (AF) modes Centre weighted Auto Focus, Continuous Auto Focus, Contrast Detection Auto Focus, Flexible Spot Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) points selection Auto
Light exposure
Light exposure modes Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light exposure control Program AE
Light exposure correction ± 3 EV (1/2 EV; 1/3EV step)
Light metering Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Spot
Auto Exposure (AE) lock Y
ISO sensitivity (max) 25600
Shutter
Fastest camera shutter speed 1/8000 s
Slowest camera shutter speed 0.25 s
Flash
Flash modes Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Flash on, Hi-speed sync, Pre-flash, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Shoe mounting point Y
Video
Video recording Y
Maximum video resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
HD type Full HD
Video resolutions 640 x 480,1280 x 720,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080 pixels
Video formats supported AVC,AVCHD,H.264,MP4,MPEG4
Audio
Built-in microphone Y
Noise reduction Y
Memory
Compatible memory cards MS PRO Duo,MS Pro-HG Duo,MS XC-HG Duo,SD,SDHC,SDXC
Memory slots 1
Display
Display LCD
Display diagonal 7.62 cm (3")
Display resolution (numeric) 921600 pixels
Second display N
Viewfinder
Viewfinder type Electronic
Viewfinder screen size 0.5"
Ports & interfaces
USB version 2.0
HDMI Y
HDMI connector type Micro
DC-in jack Y
Headphone outputs 1
Networking
Wi-Fi Y
Near Field Communication (NFC) Y
Camera
White balance Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Fluorescent L, Incandescent, Shade, Underwater
Scene modes Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night portrait
Shooting modes Aperture priority, Auto, Manual, Movie, Program, Scene, Sensitivity priority, Shutter priority
Photo effects Vivid, Neutral, Sepia
Self-timer delay 3 s
Camera playback Highlights, Movie, Single image, Slide show
Playback modes Slideshow
Battery
Power source type AC, Battery
Battery life (CIPA standard) 340 shots
Battery type NP-FW50
Design
Colour of product Black
System requirements
Windows operating systems supported Windows 7 Enterprise,Windows 7 Enterprise x64,Windows 7 Home Basic,Windows 7 Home Basic x64,Windows 7 Home Premium,Windows 7 Home Premium x64,Windows 7 Professional,Windows 7 Professional x64,Windows 7 Starter,Windows 7 Starter x64,Windows 7 Ultimate,Windows 7 Ultimate x64,Windows 8,Windows 8 Enterprise,Windows 8 Enterprise x64,Windows 8 Pro,Windows 8 Pro x64,Windows 8 x64,Windows Vista Business,Windows Vista Business x64,Windows Vista Enterprise,Windows Vista Enterprise x64,Windows Vista Home Basic,Windows Vista Home Basic x64,Windows Vista Home Premium,Windows Vista Home Premium x64,Windows Vista Ultimate,Windows Vista Ultimate x64
Mac operating systems supported Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Weight & dimensions
Width 126.9 mm
Depth 48.2 mm
Height 94.4 mm
Weight 416 g
Weight (including battery) 474 g
Certificates
Certification CE
Packaging content
Wrist strap included Y
Other features
Aspect ratio 3:2
ILCE7B

Data sheet

Display diagonal
7.62 cm (3")
HD type
Full HD
Aspect ratio
3:2
Built-in speaker(s)
Y
Wi-Fi
Y
Colour of product
Black
Headphone outputs
1
Width
126.9 mm
Depth
48.2 mm
Height
94.4 mm
Weight
416 g
Batteries included
Y
Cables included
DC, Micro-USB
Video formats supported
AVC,AVCHD,H.264,MP4,MPEG4
Image formats supported
EXIF,JPEG XR,JPG,RAW
Audio system
stereo
Certification
CE
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Y
AC adapter included
Y
USB version
2.0
Compatible memory cards
Focus
TTL
HDMI connector type
Micro
Noise reduction
Y
Playback modes
Slideshow
HDMI
Y
Camera type
MILC Body
Megapixel
24.3 MP
Sensor type
CMOS
Maximum image resolution
6000 x 4000 pixels
Still image resolution(s)
3936 x 2624, 3008 x 2000, 1968 x 1312
Image stabilizer
N
Supported aspect ratios
3:2
Digital zoom
8x
Focus adjustment
Auto/Manual
Auto focusing (AF) modes
Centre weighted Auto Focus, Continuous Auto Focus, Contrast Detection Auto Focus, Flexible Spot Auto Focus
Light exposure modes
Light exposure correction
± 3 EV (1/2 EV; 1/3EV step)
Light metering
ISO sensitivity (min)
50
ISO sensitivity (max)
25600
Fastest camera shutter speed
1/8000 s
Slowest camera shutter speed
0.25 s
Flash modes
Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Flash on, Hi-speed sync, Pre-flash, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Video recording
Y
Maximum video resolution
1920 x 1080 pixels
Video resolutions
Motion JPEG frame rate
30 fps
Resolution at capture speed
1280x720@30fps,1440x1080@25fps,1920x1080@25fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@50fps,1920x1080@60fps,1920x810@24fps
Built-in microphone
Y
Memory slots
1
Display
LCD
Vari-angle LCD display
Y
Touchscreen
Y
Display resolution (numeric)
921600 pixels
White balance
Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Fluorescent L, Incandescent, Shade, Underwater
Scene modes
Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night portrait
Shooting modes
Aperture priority, Auto, Manual, Movie, Program, Scene, Sensitivity priority, Shutter priority
Self-timer delay
3 s
GPS (satellite)
N
Power source type
AC, Battery
Battery life (CIPA standard)
340 shots
Battery type
NP-FW50
Weight (including battery)
474 g
Wrist strap included
Y
Photo effects
Vivid, Neutral, Sepia
Camera playback
Highlights, Movie, Single image, Slide show
Light exposure control
Program AE
Viewfinder screen size
0.5"
Histogram
Y
Total megapixels
24.7 MP
Viewfinder type
Electronic
Self-timer
Y
External flash connector
Y
Image sensor size (W x H)
35.8 x 23.9 mm
DC-in jack
Y
Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Y
Flash exposure compensation
Y
Magnification
0.71x
Lens mount interface
Sony E
Auto Focus (AF) points
117
Flash sync-speed
1/250
Flash exposure correction
±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Pre-flash
Y
Field of view
100%
Sensor format
Full-frame
Shoe mounting point
Y
Image stabilizer location
Lens
Normal focusing range
0.3 - 3
Auto Focus (AF) points selection
Auto
Mac operating systems supported
Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Mounting type
Bayonet
Flash metering modes
Wireless triggering
Second display
N
Direct printing
Y
Flash type
TTL

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