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Full frame compact system camera
12.2MP CMOS sensor
BIONZ X processor
ISO 100-102,400 (exp. to ISO 50 and 409,600 equivalent settings)
Full HD video, 4K via HDMI output
3.0" tiltable LCD, 1.23million dots
OLED viewfinder, 2.35million dots
Wi-Fi and NFC
Fast Intelligent 25-point AF System
Great low light performer for stills and videos
Takes Sony E-mount lenses
Official Sony video - Unparalleled 4K image quality
12.2 MP 35mm full frame sensor
The a7s combines phenomenal sensitivity - ranging from ISO 50 to 409600 for still images and ISO 200 to 409600 for movies with supremely low noise, courtesy of Sony’s new 12.2-megapixel 35mm full-frame Exmor CMOS image sensor and optimised high-speed BIONZ X image processing engine. Professional movie functions satisfy the highest demands of serious photographers and videographers, and it’s all packed in the world’s smallest 35mm full-frame interchangeable-lens camera body.
Ultra-high sensitivity up to ISO 409600
Expand your still and movie capabilities with the ultra-high sensitivity range from ISO 50 to 409600 for still images and ISO 200 to 409600 for movies.
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.
Clean HDMI output for 4K movies
Non-compressed image output is now possible at 4K (QFHD; 3840 x 2160 pixels) resolution with selectable 30p and 24p frame rates. You can choose 4K or Full HD output from a menu. The 4K output capability allows recording of high-quality 4K images by a 4K-compatible recorder, as well as 4K output directly to a compatible monitor or TV.
Multiple recording formats
The a7s records in a wide variety of formats convenient for photographers working at all professional levels. It is compatible with 4K 24p, 30p/Full HD 60p, 60i, 30p, 24p video output and Full-Frame & APS-C (Super 35mm equivalent) size.
Portable moviemaking reaches a new level of flexibility and attainability with the a7s’s unique combination of 35mm full-frame sensor, audio production features, and flexible lens interchangeability. Now, the dramatic effect of beautiful bokeh, plus the artistic choice of creating a rich cinematic ambience is yours, thanks to the full frame, P/A/S/M mode, and advanced audio capabilities. The accelerated BIONZ X image-processing engine enables area-specific noise reduction and detail reproduction technology to be applied to movies, resulting in ultra-fine detail and exceptionally low noise. Features like Picture Effect, full HDMI output for an external monitor, and full 1080p AVCHD Progressive format plus XAVC S, and the choice of 60p/24p recording further expand the options.
XAVC S format
The high-bit-rate XAVC S format is provided for serious videographers. Available for the first time in an a camera, it enables Full HD image recording at 50Mbps for extremely high-quality expression and minimal noise. It also employs the Long GOP (Group of Pictures) data compression method to realize efficient movie recording. Note: Sony recommends using an SDXC memory card higher than Class 10 when shooting movies in the XAVC S format.
S-Log2 gamma setting
This proprietary Sony gamma setting, featured in commercial video equipment, creates a 1,300% wider dynamic range for smooth expression of gradation with reduced whiteout and blackout. Through color grading in post production, you can make the most of the low-noise image and super-rich detail to achieve various types of image expression.
Low light demonstration video (1600-409,600)
Time code / User bit
As with commercial video equipment, this function provides a "Record Run" setting that only advances the time code while recording, a "Free Run" setting that advances the time code whether recording or not, a drop frame method and a non- drop frame method. The a7s can also output a superimposed time code when the clean HDMI output setting is in use. Note: This function is only available when recording in the AVCHD and XAVC S formats.
120fps shooting at HD resolution
When shooting movies in the APS-C (Super 35mm equivalent) crop mode, the a7s supports high-frame-rate 120fps shooting at HD resolution (1280 x 720 pixels). This remarkable capability broadens image expression options since a movie shot at this frame rate can be played back at 24p to create stunning 5x slow-motion effects.
You can fine-tune the look of movies before shooting by adjusting gradation (black level, gamma and black gamma), color adjustment (color mode, intensity, color tone and depth), basic color (gamma and color mode)
|Sensor Format:||Full Frame|
|Sensor size:||35.6 x 23.8 mm|
|Max Resolution:||4240 x 2384|
|Autofocus system:||Contrast-detection AF|
|Lens mount:||Sony E|
|Frames per second:||5|
|Card format:||Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD, SDHC|
|File formats:||RAW, JPEG, XAVC S, AVCHD|
|Shutter speed fast:||1/8000 sec|
|Shutter speed slow:||30 sec|
|HD Movie mode:||4K|
|Screen size (inches):||3.0|
|Flash guide number:||0|
|Size:||126.9 x 94.4 x 48.2 mm|
|Connectivity:||HDMI micro connector (Type-D), BRAVIA Sync (link menu), PhotoTV HD, 4K still image playback, Mass-storage, MTP, PC remote|