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α7S E-MOUNT CAMERA WITH FULL-FRAME SENSOR

Full Specifications and Features

ILCE-7S

MRP

Rs. 134,990

(incl. of all taxes)
Lens Mount
E-mount
Lens compatibility
Sony E-mount lenses
Sensor Type
35 mm
Sensor
35mm full-frame (35.6 x 23.8 mm) Exmor® CMOS sensor
Number Of Pixels (Effective)
Approx. 12.2 megapixels
Number of Pixels (total)
Approx. 12.4 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
35 mm 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
35 mm full frame L: 4,240 x 2,384 (10M), M: 2,768 x 1,560 (4.3M), S: 2,128 x 1,200 (2.6M), APS-C L: 2,768 x 1,560 (4.3M), M: 2,128 x 1,200 (2.6M), S: 1,376 x 776 (1.1M)
Image Size (pixels), Sweep Panorama
Wide: horizontal 12416 x 1856 (23M), vertical 5536 x 2160 (12M), Standard: horizontal 8192 x 1856 (15M), vertical 3872 x 2160 (8.4M)
Image Quality Modes
RAW, RAW & JPEG, JPEG Extra fine, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard
RAW Output
14 bit
Picture Effect
13 modes: Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R, G, B, Y), High Contrast Monochrome,Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature, WaterColor, Illustration
Creative Style
Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn Leaves, Black & White, Sepia (Contrast -3 to +3 steps, Saturation -3 to +3 steps, Sharpness -3 to +3 steps) (Style Box 1-6 also provided)
Dynamic Range Functions
Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level (1-5)), Auto High Dynamic Range: Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure Difference Level (1.0-6.0 EV, 1.0 EV step)
Colour Space
sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB standard compatible with TRILUMINOS™ Color
Recording Format (Movie)
XAVC S / AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant / MP4
Video Compression
XAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio Recording Format
XAVC S: LPCM, 2ch, AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3), 2ch, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC, 2ch
Image Size (Pixels), NTSC
XAVC S: 1920 x 1080 (60p/50Mbps, 30p/50Mbps, 24p/50Mbps), 1280 x 720 (120p/50Mbps) AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (60p/28Mbps/PS, 60i/24Mbps/FX, 60i/17Mbps/FH, 24p/24Mbps/FX, 24p/17Mbps/FH) MP4: 1440 x 1080 (30fps/12Mbps), 640 x 480 (30fps/3Mbps)
Image Size (pixels), NTSC*
XAVC S: 1,920 x 1,080 (60p/50 Mbps, 30p/50 Mbps, 24p/50 Mbps), 1,280 x 720 (120p/50 Mbps) AVCHD: 1,920 x 1,080 (60p/28 Mbps/PS, 60i/24 Mbps/FX, 60i/17 Mbps/FH, 24p/24 Mbps/FX, 24p/17 Mbps/FH) MP4: 1,440 x 1,080 (30fps/12 Mbps), 640 x 480 (30fps/3 Mbps)
Image Size (pixels), PAL
XAVC S: 1920 x 1080 (50p/50Mbps, 25p/50Mbps, 24p/50Mbps), 1280 x 720 (100p/50Mbps) 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)
Picture Profile
Yes (Off / PP1-PP7) Parameters: Black level, Gamma (Movie, Still, Cine1-4, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2), Black Gamma, Knee, Color Mode, Color Level, Color Phase, Color Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset
Movie Functions
Audio Level Display, Audio Rec Level, Auto Slow Shutter, HDMI info. Display (On/Off selectable), Time Code/User Bit, Creative Style, Picture Effect, Rec Control, Dual Video Rec, Marker Setting
Colour Space
xvYCC standard (x.v.Color™when connected via HDMI cable) compatible with TRILUMINOS™ Color
Clean HDMI output
NTSC: 3840 x 2160 (30p/24p) / 1920 x 1080 (60p/24p) / 1920 x 1080 (60i), YCbCr 4:2:2 8bit/ RGB 8bit, PAL: 3840 x 2160 (25p) / 1920 x 1080 (50p) / 1920 x 1080 (50i), YCbCr 4:2:2 8bit/ RGB 8bit
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
Noise Reduction
Long exposure NR: On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec., High ISO NR: Normal/Low/Off selectable
Multi Frame NR
Auto/ISO 100 to 409600
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)
Bracketing
3 frames, H/L selectable
Focus Type
Contrast-detection AF
Focus Sensor
Exmor® CMOS sensor
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
Other Features
Eye-start AF and AF micro adjustment (both only available with optional LA-EA2 or LA-EA4 attached), AF illuminator (built-in, LED type, range: Approx. 0.30-3m), AF ON, Lock-on AF, Eye AF, Focus lock
Type
Metering Type
1200-zone evaluative metering
Metering Sensor
Exmor® CMOS sensor
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
Scene Selection
Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur
Exposure Compensation
+/-5.0 EV (in 1/3 EV or 1/2 EV steps), with exposure compensation dial: +/-3.0 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
Auto (AE) Bracketing
With 3 frames in 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1.0 EV, 2.0 EV or 3.0 EV increments.
AE Lock
Available with AE lock button. Locked when shutter button is pressed halfway. Can be disabled from the Menu.
ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
Still images: ISO 100–102400, Videos: ISO 100–102400 equivalent (both expandable to 409600, for stills: expandable down to 50)
Viewfinder Type
XGA OLED, 1.3 cm (0.5 type) electronic viewfinder (colour)
Number of Dots
2,359,296 dots
Brightness Control (Viewfinder)
Auto/Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2)
Colour Temperature Control
Manual (5 steps)
Field Coverage
100%
Magnification
Approx. 0.71 x (with 50 mm lens at infinity, -1 m-1)
Dioptre Adjustment
-4.0 to +3.0 m -1
Eye Point
Approx. 27 mm from the eyepiece lens, 22 mm from the eyepiece frame at -1 m -1 (CIPA standard)
Viewfinder Display
Graphic Display, Display All Info, No Disp. Info, Digital Level Gauge, Histogram
Real-time Image Adjustment Display
On/Off
Screen Type
7.5 cm (3.0 type) TFT drive
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
Display Selector (Finder/LCD)
Auto/Manual
LCD Display
Graphic Display, Display All Info., No Disp. Info., Histogram, Digital Level Gauge, Shooting information for viewfinder mode
Real-time Image Adjustment Display (LCD)
On/Off
Focus Magnifier
35 mm full frame: 4.2x, 8.3x, APS-C: 2.7x, 5.4x
Zebra
Yes
Quick Navi
Yes
Peaking MF
Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow)
Face Detection
On / On (Regist. Faces) / Off, Face registration, Face selection (Max. number of detectable faces: 8)
Auto Object Framing
Yes (Still images)
Clear Image Zoom
Still/Movie: 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*1
Lens Compensation
Peripheral shading, chromatic aberration, distortion
Zoom Ring Rotate
Yes
Image processor
BIONZ X™
Shutter Type
Electronically controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
Shutter Speed
Still images: 1/8000 to 30 s, Bulb, Movies: 1/8000 to 1/4 (1/3 step), NTSC: Up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto Slow Shutter mode), PAL: Up to 1/50 in AUTO mode (up to 1/25 in Auto Slow Shutter mode)
Flash Sync. Speed
1/250 sec.*2
Electronic Front Shutter Curtain
Yes (On/Off)
Silent Shooting
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, Rear Sync., Slow Sync., Red-eye reduction (On/Off selectable), Hi-speed sync*3, Wireless*3
External Flash Compatibility
Sony α System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe, attach the shoe adaptor for flash compatible with Auto-lock accessory shoe
FE Level Lock
Yes
Flash Type
Optional
Drive Modes
Single shooting, Continuous shooting, Speed Priority Continuous shooting, Self-timer (10/2 s delay selectable), Self-timer (Cont.) (10 s delay 3/5 exposures selectable), Bracketing (Cont., Single, White Balance, DRO)
Continuous Drive Speed (approx. max.)
5fps (in Speed Priority Continuous Shooting mode)
Speed (approx. max.)
Continuous shooting: Max. 2.5fps, Speed Priority Continuous shooting: Max. 5.0fps*4
No. of recordable frames (approx.)
Continuous shooting: 88 frames (JPEG Extra Fine L), 200 frames (JPEG Fine L), 200 frames (JPEG Standard L), 61 frames (RAW), 35 frames (RAW & JPEG) Speed Priority Continuous shooting: 65 frames (JPEG Extra Fine L), 200 frames (JPEG Fine L), 200 frames (JPEG Standard L), 30 frames (RAW), 25 frames (RAW & JPEG)*4
Playback Modes
Single (with or without shooting information, Y RGB histogram & highlight/shadow warning), 9/25-frame index view, Enlarged display mode (Maximum magnification L: 13.3x, M: 8.7x, S: 6.7x), Auto Review (10/5/2 sec, off), Image orientation (Auto/Manual/Off selectable), Slideshow, Panorama scrolling, Folder selection (Still / Date / MP4 / AVCHD / XAVC S), Forward/Rewind (Video), Delete, Protect
PC Interface
Mass-storage, MTP, PC remote
Multi / Micro USB Terminal
Yes*7
Wireless LAN (Built-In)
Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE802.11 b/g/n (2.4 GHz band)*5 Playback of still images and movies on smartphones, PCs and TVs
NFC™
Yes (NFC Forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing)
HD Output
HDMI micro connector (Type-D), BRAVIA™ Sync (link menu), PhotoTV HD, 4K still image playback
Multi Interface Shoe
Yes*6
Others
Auto-lock Accessory Shoe compatible with supplied shoe adaptor, Microphone terminal (3.5 mm Stereo minijack), Headphone terminal (3.5mm Stereo minijack), Vertical Grip Connector
Auto-lock Accessory Shoe
Auto-lock Accessory Shoe compatible with supplied shoe adaptor
Interfaces
Headphone minijack, Microphone minijack, Multi/Micro USB Terminal, Multi Interface Shoe, Vertical Grip Connector
Microphone
Built-in stereo microphone or ECM-XYST1M/XLR-K1M (sold separately)
Speaker
Built-in, monaural
Compatible Standards
Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting
Custom Function Type
Custom key settings, Programmable setting
Memory Function
Yes (2 sets)
Supplied Battery
NP-FW50 W-series Rechargeable Battery Pack
Battery Life (Still Images)
Approx. 320 shots (viewfinder) / Approx. 380 shots (LCD screen) (CIPA standard)*9
Battery Life (CIPA, Movies)
Actual*10*11: Approx. 55 min with viewfinder, Approx. 60 min with LCD screen (CIPA standard) Continuous*10*12: Approx. 90 min with viewfinder, Approx. 90 min with LCD screen (CIPA standard)
External Power
AC-PW20 AC Adaptor (optional)
Internal Battery Charge
Yes
Dimensions (W x H x D)
126.9 x 94.4 x 54.8 mm, 126.9 x 94.4 x 48.2 mm (from grip to monitor); (5 x 3 3/4 x 2 1/4, 5 x 3 3/4 x 1 15/16; from grip to monitor)
Weight (with battery and memory card included)
Approx. 489 g (With battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo™) / Approx. 446 g (Body only)
Range
0–40 °C/32 –104 °F
Wireless and network capabilities
Downloadable camera apps, NFC One-touch functionality, Wi-Fi
Compatible OS
Windows Vista® SP2*8, Windows® 7 SP1, Windows® 8, Windows® 8.1, Mac OS® X (v10.6-v10.9)
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*1 Services vary by country. *2 With compatible Sony external flash, *3 With compatible external flash, *4 Approximate. May vary depending on shooting conditions and media. *5 Configuration method/Access method: WPS or manually/infrastructure mode. When connecting to smartphones, the camera can always work as a base without a wireless access point. (Security: WEP/WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK), *6 Sony accessories for the Accessory Shoe can be attached. *7 Supports Micro USB compatible device. *8 Starter Edition is not supported. *9 The LCD screen is turned on, shot once every 30 seconds, operate zoom alternately between W and T ends, flash strobe once every two times, turn power off and on once every ten times. *10 Continuous movie recording is possible for approximately 29 minutes (limited by product specifications).*11 Indicated recording time is defined by repeating the following cycle: Power on, start recording, zoom, stand-by and power off. *12 Indicated recording time is defined by repeating the following cycle: Pressing the MOVIE button. No other operations such as zoom are performed.
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  • Rechargeable Battery NP-FW50, Cable Protector, AC Adaptor AC-UD10, Battery Charger BC-TRW, Shoulder strap, Body cap, Accessory shoe cap, Eyepiece cup, Micro USB cable

Features

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12.2 MP 35mm full-frame sensor gives top image quality

A huge 35mm full-frame sensor offers 50x more surface area than a conventional compact camera sensor. The larger surface area means vastly better sensitivity for low-light shooting as well as fine control over depth of field. Paired with great optics, Sony's full-frame sensor is ideal for creative, commercial and landscape photography.

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 100 to 409600 for movies. High ISO lets you choose to shoot without unnatural flash illumination and allows faster shutter speeds (to freeze motion) even in low light - ideal for sports on an overcast day.

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BIONZ X™ for superior detail and texture

All digital cameras need to convert the light captured by their sensor to a beautiful digital photograph. The engine that powers this conversion is just as important as your lens and a high-resolution sensor - so Sony developed the remarkable BIONZ X™ processor, allowing more natural details, more realistic images, richer tonal gradations and lower noise while shooting both photos and movies.

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High-quality video with the XAVC S format

The high bit rate XAVC S format is provided for videographers ready to take their work to the next level. Delivering incredible quality, XAVC S is built from the XAVC format used by professional movie makers and broadcasters, while employing intelligent data compression to bring about consumer-friendly editing and file sizes.

Multiple recording formats provide video versatility

Shoot to suit, with a range of video formats available. Capture using the high bit rate AVCHD or XAVC S codec for editing and playback on big screens; or choose the MP4 mode for quick uploading and sharing. Capture motion at up to 24p frame rates for dramatic slow motion possibilities.

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Full-frame filmmaking capability

Professional quality moviemaking in the palm of your hand. Capture stunning images, even in low light thanks to the premium Exmor® CMOS sensor. Then enjoy the flexibility to add external audio capture plus off-board video monitoring and recording, all designed to put professional creation in reach of anyone.

Clean HDMI output

Monitor and capture uncompressed video using the clean HDMI output. Simultaneously record video to on-board memory cards in playback-friendly compressed formats, as well as to an external recorder in your choice of formats and bit rates, for ultimate professional production flexibility.

Professional gamma setting

The S-Log2 is a proprietary Sony gamma setting featured in commercial video equipment and incorporated here. Invaluable for professionals seeking post-production flexibility, this preset Picture Profile offers up to 14 stops of dynamic range - enough latitude to capture all the detail in both deep shadow and bright sunlight.

Pro-level time code and user bit video functions

An essential tool on multi-camera shoots, timecode dramatically speeds up editing where several cameras need to be synchronised. Both Record Run, which advances timecode only while recording, and Free Run, with continuous timecode advancement, are supported. Additionally a User Bit feature lets you add identifying information (such as scene and take numbers) alongside the timecode.

Picture Profile for pre-shoot settings

Fine-tune the look of your movies before shooting by adjusting gradation (black level, gamma and black gamma), colour adjustment (colour mode, intensity, colour tone and depth), basic colour (gamma and colour mode) and more. Adjusted parameters can be saved along with other settings as a profile and up to seven profiles can be stored for later recall.

120 fps at HD resolution for super slo-mo video

When shooting movies in the Super-35-mm equivalent (APS-C) crop mode, this camera supports high-frame-rate 120 fps shooting at HD resolution (1280 x 720 pixels). This remarkable capability broadens your expressive options since a movie shot at this frame rate can be played back at 24p to create stunning 5x slow-motion effects.

Enhanced Fast Hybrid Autofocus captures action

Enhanced Fast Hybrid Autofocus (AF) is comprised of a number of features: Phase-detection AF (bringing the subject into focus), contrast-detection AF (fine-tuning focus points) and Spatial Object Detection (which estimates subject movement). They all work together seamlessly to let you capture a fast-moving subject with perfect sharpness.

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See settings with the XGA OLED Tru-Finder™

Preview your camera settings and effects in real-time even when using the viewfinder. Unlike optical viewfinders, you can compose black and white photos or preview exposure adjustments before pressing the shutter. Plus, features like 100% frame coverage, wide viewing angle, information display modes, peaking function and focus magnification will significantly enhance how you shoot.

Comprehensive anti-dust system

To keep your photos blemish free, an anti-dust mechanism vibrates ultrasonically whenever you switch off the camera - thus removing any particles adhering to the image sensor. Additionally, an anti-static coating helps prevent dust settling on the sensor during lens changes.

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Tiltable LCD screen for flexible composition

High resolution screen with tilt capability allows perfect framing of otherwise impossible over-head or low-angle shots.

Audio recording and monitoring functions

During movie recording and playback, you can directly monitor sound using the built-in headphone jack. On-screen audio level monitoring is also available, or connect to professional microphones and audio mixers with the optional XLR terminal adaptor kit.

High dust and moisture resistance

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

Substantial, ergonomic grip

The α7s is 25% less bulky than leading DSLRs, but still features a full-size grip for all-day shooting comfort.

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Strong and light magnesium alloy body

Thanks to using magnesium alloy, the world's lightest structural metal, the α7s weighs 489 g with battery –far lighter that other high-performance cameras– but has the durability for years of performance.

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See your options: Quick Navi Pro and custom buttons

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 customisation lets you shoot just the way you like, with frequently used functions assigned to the customisable buttons of your choice.

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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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Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X

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