Sony Alpha 7

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Key specs

  • CMOS
  • Full format
  • 35.8 x 23.9 mm
  • 24 megapixels
  • 6000;4000 px
  • Sony E;Sony FE
  • Contrast Detect (sensor);Phase Detect;Multi-area;Center;Selective single-point;Single;Continuous;Face Detection;Live View
  • 3 in
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Sony Alpha 7 Full Specifications


Sensor typeCMOS
Image sensor formatFull format
Sensor size35.8 x 23.9 mm
Sensor photo detectors25 Mpx
Effective pixels24 Mpx
Image ratio w:h3:2, 16:9
Max resolution6000, 4000
Other resolutions6000x3376, 3936x2624 , 3936x2216, 3008x1688, 3008x2000
ProcessorBIONZ X


ISO minimum100
ISO maximum25600
Boosted ISO minimum50
White balance presets10
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Uncompressed formatRAW
Supported file formatsJPEG, RAW
Built-in HDR function
AEB/HDR support

Optics & Focus

Lens mountSony E, Sony FE
Magnification (Crop factor)1 x
Digital zoom4 x
AF assist (auto-focus assist light)Lamp
Contrast autofocus
Autofocus in recording mode
Contrast Detect , Phase Detect, Multi-area, Center, Selective single-point, Single, Continuous, Face Detection, Live View
Manual focus
Number of focus points117
Max number of AF points (incl. assistant)117
Image stabiliserLens based only
Phase detection autofocus
Number of AF points (contrast)25

Screen / viewfinder

Articulated LCDTilting
Screen typeXtraFine LCD
Screen size3 in
Screen dots1230000
Touch screen
Live view
Viewfinder coverage100 %
Viewfinder resolution2359000 px
Viewfinder magnification0.71 x
Separate info display

Photography features

Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/8000 sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure mode
Continuous shooting
Number of exposures3
Exposure compensation plus5
Exposure compensation minus-5
Expousure compensation steps1/3, 1/2
AE EV steps1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1, 2
AE frames3, 5
WB Bracketing
Subject / scene modes
Flash sync speed1/250s
External flash connectionHot shoe
Built-in flash
Flash metering systemTTL
External flash
Continuous drive5.0 fps
Metering modesMulti, Center-weighted, Spot
Manual settings
Self-timer options2, 10
Speed (JPEG)5 fps
Speed (RAW)5 fps
Exposure bracketing0.3 - 2.0±EV

Videography features

Maximum resolution1920, 1080
Supported file formatsMPEG-4, AVCHD
Max resolution (highest frame rate)1920x1080
Max frame rate (highest resolution)60 fps
Max frame rate (regardless of res.)60 fps
Video recording


Body typeSLR-style mirrorless
Body materialAluminum-magnesium
Colour of productBlack
Weight1.04 lb
Width5.00 in
Height3.70 in
Length1.89 in
Environmentally sealed
Anti-dust system


Dual memory card slots
Storage typesSD, SDHC, SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo


Battery Life (CIPA)340
Battery typeLi-Ion


USB version2.0
Microphone port
Headphone port
Remote control
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)

Other features

Orientation sensor
Timelapse recording

Sony Alpha 7 Online reviews

Sony Alpha ILCE-7 (with 28-70mm Lens) review - CNET
This compact interchangeable-lens model is a great step-up from APS-C models, as long as you don't demand action-shooting performance.Read more