Sony Alpha A7 Specifications

A welcome step-up from smaller sensors

Sony Alpha A7 (body only)

Part Number: ILCE7/B

General

  • Depth
    1.9 in
  • Sensor Resolution
    24.3 Megapixel
  • Enclosure Material
    magnesium alloy
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CMOS
  • Total Pixels
    24700000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    24300000 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Size
    23.9 x 35.8mm
  • Sensor Dust Reduction
    Yes
  • Sensor Features
    Anti-Dust coating, Dust Reduction (image sensor vibration)
  • Wireless Connection
    NFC (Near Field Communication), Wireless LAN
  • Digital Zoom
    4 x
  • Image Processor
    BIONZ X
  • System
    TTL contrast and phase detection
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
    25
  • AE/AF Control
    Eye detection AF, Face-priority AF, Subject-tracking AF
  • Face Detection Detalis
    Face Detection AF/AE/FE/WB, Smile Shutter
  • Digital Video Format
    AVCHD, H.264
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG
  • Max Video Resolution
    1920 x 1080
  • Interfaces Provided
    HDMI, USB 2.0, composite video/audio
  • Manufacturer
    Sony

Camera Flash

  • Type
    Hot shoe
  • Features
    AF illuminator

Exposure & White Balance

  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 100-25600, ISO 50, ISO auto (100-6400)
  • Exposure Metering
    center-weighted, multi-segment, spot
  • Exposure Metering Zones
    1200
  • Exposure Modes
    aperture-priority, automatic, bulb, manual, program, shutter-priority
  • Shooting Programs
    anti-motion blur, handheld twilight, landscape, macro, night portrait, night scene, portrait mode, sports mode, sunset
  • Special Effects
    Autumn Leaves, Black & White, Neutral, Night Scene, Pop Color, Portrait, Posterization, Retro, Rich-tone monochrome, Sepia, Soft Focus, Soft High-key, Clear, Sunset, Toy camera, Vivid, Water Colour, partial color, Deep, HDR Painting, High contrast monochrome, Illustration, Landscape, Light, Miniature
  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    2500K - 9900K, cloudy, daylight, flash, fluorescent light (cool white), fluorescent light (daylight white), fluorescent light (daylight), fluorescent light (warm white), incandescent, shade
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/8000 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    30 sec
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±5 EV range, in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing
    3 or 5 steps
  • White Balance Bracketing
    Yes
  • Exposure Range
    EV 0-20 ( ISO 100 )

Display

  • Display Format
    921,600 pixels
  • Display Form Factor
    Folding

Environmental Parameters

  • Min Operating Temperature
    32 °F
  • Max Operating Temperature
    104 °F

Lens System

  • Lens Included
    body only

Miscellaneous

  • Microsoft Certification
    Compatible with Windows 7
  • Protection
    dust resistant, splashproof
  • Color
    black
  • Color Category
    black

Memory / Storage

  • Supported Memory Cards
    Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDHC UHS-I Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card, SDXC UHS-I Memory Card
  • Video Capture
    AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 50 fps - 28Mbps
    AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 50 fps - 24Mbps
    AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 50 fps - 17Mbps
    AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 25 fps - 24Mbps
    AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 25 fps - 17Mbps
    H.264 - 1440 x 1080 - 25 fps - 12Mbps
    H.264 - 640 x 480 - 25 fps - 3Mbps

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    OLED
  • Viewfinder Color Support
    color
  • Viewfinder Diagonal Size
    0.5 in
  • Viewfinder Resolution
    2359296 pixels
  • Features
    viewfinder brightness control
  • Viewfinder Type
    OLED - OLED
  • Viewfinder Diagonal Size (metric)
    1.3 cm
  • Optical Viewfinder Field Coverage
    100%
  • Optical Viewfinder Magnification
    0.71x
  • Optical Viewfinder Dioptric Correction Range
    -4 to +3

Additional Features

  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    2.5 frames per second, 5 frames per second
  • Self Timer Delay
    10 sec, 2 sec
  • Flash Terminal
    hot shoe
  • Features
    25p Cinema Mode, AE lock, PlayMemories Camera Apps support, RGB primary color filter, Shade Correction, Superior Auto mode, Sweep Panorama technology, USB charging, auto power save, built-in help guide, built-in speaker, camera orientation detection, AF lock, face detection, high ISO speed noise reduction, highlight point display, histogram display, in-camera red-eye fix, long exposure noise reduction, saturation control, shadow point display, sharpness control, x.v.Color technology, Anti-motion Blur Mode, BRAVIA Sync function, Chromatic Aberration Compensation (CAC), Dynamic Range Optimizer, Intelligent AUTO (iAUTO), Lens Distortion Compensation (LDC), PhotoTV HD

Connections

  • Memory Card Slot
    Memory Stick PRO Duo card, SD card
  • Type
    HDMI output, USB 2.0, composite video/audio output, headphones, microphone
  • Qty
    1

Shutter

  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/8000 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    30 sec

Microphone

  • Microphone Operation Mode
    stereo

Battery

  • Technology
    lithium ion
  • Battery Type
    Sony NP-FW50
  • Details
    1 x Sony NP-FW50 Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1080 mAh ( included )
  • Battery Form Factor
    manufacturer specific
  • Manufacturer Battery Name
    Sony NP-FW50

Software

  • Type
    Sony Image Data Converter 4.0, Sony PlayMemories Home

System Requirements for PC Connection

  • Operating System Support
    Apple Mac OS X 10.6 - 10.8, MS Windows 7 SP1, MS Windows Vista SP2, Windows 8

Header

  • Brand
    Sony
  • Product Line
    Sony a7
  • Model
    ILCE-7
  • Packaged Quantity
    1

Video Input

  • Type
    digital camera
  • Digital Camera Type
    mirrorless system
  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    2.5 frames per second, 5 frames per second
  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 100-25600, ISO 50, ISO auto (100-6400)
  • ISO (Max)
    25600
  • Digital Zoom
    4 x
  • Digital Video Format
    AVCHD, H.264
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG
  • Max Video Resolution
    1920 x 1080
  • High Definition Video Support
    1080p
  • Interfaces Provided
    HDMI, USB 2.0, composite video/audio
  • Image Processor
    BIONZ X
  • Special Effects
    Autumn Leaves, Black & White, Neutral, Night Scene, Pop Color, Portrait, Posterization, Retro, Rich-tone monochrome, Sepia, Soft Focus, Soft High-key, Clear, Sunset, Toy camera, Vivid, Water Colour, partial color, Deep, HDR Painting, High contrast monochrome, Illustration, Landscape, Light, Miniature
  • HDR Mode
    Auto HDR mode
  • Face Detection
    Yes
  • Face Detection Detalis
    Face Detection AF/AE/FE/WB, Smile Shutter
  • Flash Terminal
    hot shoe
  • Self Timer Delay
    10 sec, 2 sec
  • Lens Mounting Type
    Sony E-mount
  • Features
    25p Cinema Mode, AE lock, PlayMemories Camera Apps support, RGB primary color filter, Shade Correction, Superior Auto mode, Sweep Panorama technology, USB charging, auto power save, built-in help guide, built-in speaker, camera orientation detection, AF lock, face detection, high ISO speed noise reduction, highlight point display, histogram display, in-camera red-eye fix, long exposure noise reduction, saturation control, shadow point display, sharpness control, x.v.Color technology, Anti-motion Blur Mode, BRAVIA Sync function, Chromatic Aberration Compensation (CAC), Dynamic Range Optimizer, Intelligent AUTO (iAUTO), Lens Distortion Compensation (LDC), PhotoTV HD

Lens System Mounting

  • Mounting Type
    Sony E-mount

Exposure Parameters

  • Exposure Metering
    center-weighted, multi-segment, spot
  • Exposure Metering Zones
    1200
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±5 EV range, in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps
  • Exposure Modes
    aperture-priority, automatic, bulb, manual, program, shutter-priority
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing
    3 or 5 steps
  • Shooting Programs
    anti-motion blur, handheld twilight, landscape, macro, night portrait, night scene, portrait mode, sports mode, sunset

Exposure Range

  • Light Metering Range
    EV 0-20
  • Sensitivity
    ISO 100

White Balance

  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    2500K - 9900K, cloudy, daylight, flash, fluorescent light (cool white), fluorescent light (daylight white), fluorescent light (daylight), fluorescent light (warm white), incandescent, shade
  • White Balance Bracketing
    Yes

Auto Focus

  • System
    TTL contrast and phase detection
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
    25
  • AE/AF Control
    Eye detection AF, Face-priority AF, Subject-tracking AF
  • Auto Focus Features
    Focus Peaking function, Manual Focus Check Live View

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    5 in
  • Height
    3.7 in
  • Weight
    14.67 oz

Optical Sensor

  • Sensor Resolution
    24.3 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CMOS
  • Optical Sensor Size
    23.9 x 35.8mm
  • Optical Sensor Size (metric)
    23.9 x 35.8 mm
  • Total Pixels
    24700000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    24300000 pixels
  • Sensor Dust Reduction
    Yes
  • Sensor Features
    Anti-Dust coating, Dust Reduction (image sensor vibration)

Service & Support

  • Type
    1 year warranty

Camera Display

  • Type
    LCD display
  • Display Form Factor
    folding
  • Diagonal Size
    3 in
  • Diagonal Size (metric)
    7.5 cm
  • Display Format
    921,600 pixels
  • Features
    TRILUMINOS Color technology, contrast control, display brightness control

Service & Support Details

  • Type
    limited warranty
  • Full Contract Period
    1 year

Camera Memory

  • Memory Card Slot
    Memory Stick PRO Duo card, SD card
  • Supported Memory Cards
    Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDHC UHS-I Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card, SDXC UHS-I Memory Card

Camera Specifications

  • Wireless Interface
    NFC (Near Field Communication), Wireless LAN
  • Sensors
    digital level meter
  • Surround Sound
    Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel) recording
  • Connectivity Features
    remote control via mobile devices
  • Print Standard
    DPOF support, Exif Print support, PRINT Image Matching, PictBridge support

Optical Viewfinder

  • Field Coverage
    100%
  • Magnification
    0.71x
  • Dioptric Correction Range
    -4 to +3

Still Image Storage Capacity

  • Image Resolution
    1968 x 1112, 1968 x 1312, 3008 x 1688, 3008 x 2000, 3936 x 2216, 3936 x 2624, 6000 x 3376, 6000 x 4000

Video Capture

  • Digital Video Format
    AVCHD, H.264
  • Image Resolution
    1440 x 1080, 1920 x 1080, 640 x 480
  • Frame Rate
    25 frames per second, 50 frames per second
  • Bitrate
    12Mbps, 17Mbps, 24Mbps, 28Mbps, 3Mbps

Audio Input

  • Microphone Operation Mode
    stereo

Supported Battery Details

  • Quantity
    1
  • Form Factor
    Sony NP-FW50
  • Details
    Li-ion rechargeable battery
  • Capacity
    1080 mAh
  • Included
    included

Battery Life Details

  • Usage Mode
    photo shooting
  • Battery Life
    340 shots

Communications

  • Connectivity Features
    Remote control via mobile devices

General

  • Manufacturer
    Sony
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