Sony ILCE-7s Alpha 7s A7s Full Frame CMOS Digital Camera (Body Only, PAL)

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Box Contents

Sony Alpha A7s Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only)
NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (1080mAh)
BC-TRW W Series Battery Charger
AC Adapter
Micro USB Cable
Body Cap
Shoulder Strap
Cable Protector


Features

12.2MP Full-Frame Exmor CMOS Sensor
BIONZ X Image Processor
Gapless On-Chip Lens Design
3.0" 921.6k-Dot Tilting LCD Monitor
XGA 2.36M-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
Full HD Recording in XAVC S
4:2:2 UHD 4K Output via HDMI
Full Pixel Read-Out, S-Log2 Gamma
Expandable Sensitivity: ISO 50-409600
Fast Intelligent 25-Point AF System


Full-Frame Exmor Sensor and BIONZ X Image Processor
Incorporated within the sleek body design is a 12.2MP full-frame Exmor CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor, which work together to enable an expansive dynamic range with minimal noise and notable sensitivity. The a7S features a native sensitivity range from ISO 100-102400, which is further expandable to ISO 50-409600. Coupled with the large individual pixel size the 12.2MP sensor affords, this camera is well-suited to use in low-light conditions.

The sensor's design also features a new-generation RGB color filter array, as well as a gapless on-chip lens design. Together, these two technologies enable truly efficient light-gathering abilities that further reinforce the low noise, high-sensitivity design. Furthermore, an anti-reflective coating has also been applied to the seal glass of the image sensor to minimize surface reflections, glare, and ghosting for contrast-rich, color-neutral imagery.

The sensor and processor combination also avail a wealth of performance-related benefits to still shooting, including a Speed Priority continuous shooting rate of 5 fps, or a 2.5 fps shooting rate with continuous AF. The contrast-detection AF system employs 25 distinct points to quickly and precisely acquire focus in light levels as low as -4 EV to support working in a wide variety of shooting conditions.
Full Pixel Read-Out with Clean HDMI Out for 4K Recording
Line-Skipping has been the Achilles Heel of video recording DSLR and Mirrorless cameras since video recording was first introduced. Most full-frame and APS-C still cameras have extremely high pixel counts, which is great for still photography, but makes utilizing the whole sensor technically infeasible when recording video since scaling down, say a 36 megapixel image in real time would require a much more expensive image processor and generate more heat than such a compact body could handle. So traditionally these cameras skip lines when recording video, leading to major aliasing and moiré from the large sample gaps as well as decreased resolution and increased noise. However, the lower resolution sensor of the a7S is designed for video recording and features a full sensor readout without any line skipping. This means you will see a sharp image devoid of major aliasing and moiré whether recording internally at 1080p or externally in UHD 4K.

For times when the high quality 50 Mbps XAVC S Codec is not enough the a7S is able to output uncompressed UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at a 4:2:2 color depth over HDMI to compatible third party recorders. Or, if recording internally to a memory card the HDMI can output 1080p at 4:2:2 for external recorders or HD monitors that don't support 4K inputs. The full list of supported HDMI output signals is:

  • 3840 x 2160 (30p/24p/25p)
  • 1920 x 1080 (60p/24p/50p)
  • 1920 x 1080 (60i/50i), YCbCr 4:2:2 8-bit/RGB 8-bit
Up to 120 fps High Speed Video Recording
In addition to the standard 24p/25p/30p/60i recording formats the a7S is also able to record at much higher frame rates for slow motion playback, albeit at lower resolutions. 1080p video can be recorded in up to 60p using the entire sensor. And 120 fps is possible at 720p using an approximately APS-C sized center crop of the sensor. 120 fps recording allows for about 5x slow motion when played back in 24p.
Customizable Color Profiles and S-Log2 Gamma
To make sure the a7S is able to use its extensive dynamic range while recording video it incorporates extensive customizable color and gamma controls. Users can adjust the gamma, black level, knee, color level, and more. Also users can use the same S-Log2 Gamma Curve that is found on high end Sony Cinema cameras that squeezes up to 1300% more dynamic range into the video signal then traditional REC709, for increased post-production flexibility.
Flexible Timecode Options
The a7S has multiple timecode recording options to meet different workflows. It has the standard 'Record Run" mode that only advances the timecode when recording, as well as "Free Run" timecode that advances the timecode even when not recording, which can be great for syncing multiple cameras at live events. It can also record timecode in both drop frame and non-drop frame modes. When recording internally the a7S is also able to output timecode via HDMI. Timecode output is not supported when outputting 4K over HDMI.
Live Video Overlays
The a7S features many of the same real-time visual overlays and aids that professional video users have come to rely on. These include focus peaking to aid in manual focusing, zebra markers to help judge overexposure, and an audio level overlay for mixing audio. Also focus magnification is available for checking critical focus. These are available in both viewfinder and LCD display.
Audio Input & Headphone Jack
The a7S features a 3.5mm microphone input jack for compatibility with external microphones. And for users needing more the a7S is also compatible with the Sony XLR-k1M XLR Adapter for recording professional balanced XLR audio signals with phantom power and adjustable mic/line inputs. 
For monitoring audio the a7S features a 3.5mm headphone jack as well as real time audio levels for a visual reference.
Body Design
Revolving around a compact, sleek body design, the a7S features both a large rear LCD monitor as well as a bright electronic viewfinder. The rear 3.0" 921.6k-dot Xtra Fine LCD features a tilting design (up 90° and down 45°) to benefit working from both high and low angles. Also benefitting visibility with the rear monitor is the incorporation of WhiteMagic technology, which noticeably increases brightness for easier viewing in sunlit conditions. When shooting at eye-level, the 0.5" XGA OLED electronic viewfinder features a high 0.71x magnification and a 2.36 million-dot resolution for precise monitoring capabilities.
Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity enables the a7S to instantly share imagery to mobile devices for direct sharing online to social networking, via email, and to cloud storage sites. NFC (Near Field Communication) is also supported, which allows for one-touch connection between the camera and compatible mobile devices; no complex set-up is required. Once connected, the linked mobile device can also display a live view image on its screen and remotely control the camera's shutter.

Additionally, PlayMemories Camera Apps are also supported via the built-in Wi-Fi connection, and allow you to personalize the camera's features depending on specific shooting styles. Apps are available to suit creating portraits, detailed close-ups, sports, time lapse, motion shot, and other specific types of imagery.


Specifications

DIMENSIONS (W X H X D)
Approx. 126.9 x 94.4 x 48.2mm (approx. 5 x 3 3/4 x 1 15/16 in.)
WEIGHT
Body Only: Approx. 446g (approx. 15.7 oz), With battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo: Approx. 489g (approx. 1 lb 1.2 oz)
LENS MOUNT
Sony E-mount lenses
SENSOR TYPE
35mm full frame (35.6 x 23.8mm), Exmor CMOS sensor
IMAGE SENSOR ASPECT RATIO
3:2
IMAGE SIZE (PIXELS), 3:2
35mm full frame L: 4240 x 2832 (12M), M: 2768 x 1848 (5.1M), S: 2128 x 1416 (3.0M), APS-C L: 2768 x 1848 (5.1M), M: 2128 x 1416 (3.0M), S: 1376 x 920 (1.3M)
IMAGE SIZE (PIXELS), 16:9
35mm full frame L: 4240 x 2384 (10M), M: 2768 x 1560 (4.3M), S: 2128 x 1200 (2.6M), APS-C L: 2768 x 1560 (4.3M), M: 2128 x 1200 (2.6M), S: 1376 x 776 (1.1M)
IMAGE QUALITY MODES
RAW, RAW & JPEG, JPEG Extra fine, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard
RECORDING FORMAT (MOVIE)
XAVC S / AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant / MP4
VIDEO COMPRESSION
AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
IMAGE SIZE (PIXELS), PAL*
AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (50p/28Mbps/PS, 50i/24Mbps/FX, 50i/17Mbps/FH, 25p/24Mbps/FX, 25p/17Mbps/FH), MP4: 1440 x 1080 (25fps/12Mbps), 640 x 480 (25fps/3Mbps)
OTHER MOVIE FUNCTIONS
Audio Level Display, Audio Rec Level, Auto Slow Shutter, HDMI info. Display (On/Off selectable), Time Code/User Bit, Clean HDMI output for 4K, Picture Profile, Creative Style, Picture Effect, Rec Control, Dual Video Rec, Marker Setting
CLEAR IMAGE ZOOM
Still / Movie: Approx. 2x
LENS COMPENSATION
Peripheral shading, chromatic aberration, distortion
COMPATIBLE RECORDING MEDIA
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)
STORAGE MEDIA SLOT
Multi slot for Memory Stick Duo / SD Memory card
WHITE BALANCE MODES
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
AWB MICRO ADJUSTMENT
G7 to M7 (15 steps), A7 to B7 (15 steps)
FOCUS TYPE
Contrast-detection AF
FOCUS POINT
25 points
FOCUS SENSITIVITY RANGE
EV -4 to EV 20 (at ISO 100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
AF MODE
Single-shot AF (AF-S), Continuous AF (AF-C), Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus
FOCUS AREA
Wide (25 points) / Center-weighted / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Zone
METERING TYPE
1200-zone evaluative metering
METERING SENSITIVITY
EV -3 to EV 20 (at ISO 100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
METERING MODE
Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
EXPOSURE MODES
AUTO (iAUTO, Superior Auto), Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Scene Selection, Sweep Panorama, Movie
ISO SENSITIVITY
Still images: ISO 100-102400, Movies: ISO 200-102400 equivalent (both expandable to 409600, for still: expandable down to 50)
VIEWFINDER TYPE
XGA OLED, 1.3cm (0.5 type) electronic viewfinder (colour)
MAGNIFICATION
Approx. 0.71x (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m)
SCREEN TYPE
7.5cm (3.0-type) wide type TFT
TOTAL NUMBER OF DOTS
921,600 dots
BRIGHTNESS CONTROL (LCD)
Manual ( 5 steps between -2 and +2 ), Sunny Weather mode
FOCUS MAGNIFIER
35mm full frame: 4.2x, 8.3x, APS-C: 2.7x, 5.4x
PEAKING MF
Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, colour: White/Red/Yellow)
SHUTTER TYPE
Electronically controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
SHUTTER SPEED
Movies: 1/8000 to 1/4 (1/3 step), Up to 1/50 in AUTO mode (up to 1/25 in Auto Slow Shutter mode), Still images: 1/8000 to 30 sec., Bulb
ELECTRONIC FRONT SHUTTER CURTAIN
Yes
SILENT SHOOTING
Yes (On/Off)
STEADYSHOT
Not supported (image stabilization supported on lens)
DRIVE MODES
3/5 exposures selectable), Bracketing (Cont., Single, White Balance, DRO), Single shooting, Continuous shooting, Speed Priority Continuous shooting, Self-timer (10/2 sec. delay selectable), Self-timer (Cont.) (10 sec. delay
CONTINUES SHOOTING
Continuous shooting: Max. 2.5fps, Speed Priority Continuous shooting: Max. 5.0fps
PC INTERFACE
Mass-storage, MTP, PC remote
HD OUTPUT
HDMI micro connector (Type-D), BRAVIA Sync (link menu), PhotoTV HD, 4K still image playback
MULTI INTERFACE SHOE
Yes
AUTO-LOCK ACCESSORY SHOE
Auto-lock Accessory Shoe compatible with supplied shoe adaptor
OTHERS
Microphone terminal (3.5mm Stereo minijack), Headphone terminal (3.5mm Stereo minijack), Vertical Grip Connector
MICROPHONE
Built-in stereo microphone or ECM-XYST1M / XLR-K1M (sold separately)
SPEAKER
Built-in, monaural
SUPPLIED BATTERY
Rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50
BATTERY LIFE (CIPA, STILL IMAGES)
Approx. 320 shots (viewfinder) / approx. 380 shots (LCD screen) (CIPA standard)
BATTERY LIFE (CIPA, MOVIES)
Actual: Approx. 55 min. with viewfinder, approx. 60 min. with LCD screen (CIPA standard), Continuous: Approx. 90 min. with viewfinder, approx. 90 min. with LCD screen (CIPA standard)
EXTERNAL POWER
AC Adaptor AC-PW20 (optional)
RANGE
32°-104°F / 0-40°C

 

 
 

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