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7S E-mount Camera with Full-Frame Sensor

Sony ILCE7SB

Features

  • A huge 35 mm full-frame sensor offers 50 times more surface area than in conventional compact camera sensors. 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.
  • Expand your still and movie capabilities with ultra-high sensitivity from ISO 50 to 409,600 for still images and 100 to 409,600 for movies. High ISO lets you shoot without unnatural flash illumination and use faster shutter speeds (to freeze motion) even in low light-ideal for sports on overcast days.
  • Everything a digital camera needs to convert light captured by its sensor into a beautiful digital photograph. The engine that powers this conversion is just as important as the lens and high-resolution sensor-so Sony developed the remarkable BIONZ®(tm) X processor. It gives you more natural detail, more realistic images, richer tonal gradations, and lower noise when shooting either photos or movies.
  • The high-bitrate XAVC S format is 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 moviemakers and broadcasters and uses intelligent data compression to offer consumer-friendly editing and file sizes.

Quick Specs

  • Type: Digital
  • Style: Digital Still Camera
  • Energy Star Rated: No

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35mm sensor w/ large pixels for high-ISO & Dynamic Range The innovative α7S features a 12.2 effective megapixel 35mm Exmor ® CMOS sensor paired with a powerful BIONZ X image processor, allowing it to shoot at a sensitivity range of ISO 50 - 409600 4 with unprecedented dynamic range and low noise. The extra-large pixels on the α7S collects dramatically more light than traditional cameras to produce beautifully detailed, low-noise images in even the most challenging lighting environments.

12.2MP sensor optimized for 4k and low light video The α7S is the world's first 35mm camera to incorporate direct pixel readout' utilizing the entire width of the full-frame image sensor without line skipping or pixel binning. Therefore in both HD and 4K video acquisition I can read and process data from every one of the sensor's pixels. This allows video shooters to utilize all of the artistic and creative benefits provided by the unique sensor.

Fast Intelligent AF in light as low as EV -4 Equipped with the same high-precision Fast Intelligent AF system as the α7R camera, the α7S drastically improve AF sensitivity in low-light that can go as low as -4EV.

New-generation RGB filter with gapless on-chip lens design The larger than normal pixel size on the 35mm full-frame image sensor with effective 12.2MP, employs Sony's latest image sensor technologies on the α7S. To boost the image sensor's light collection efficiency, a new-generation RGB color filter has been adopted, in addition to the gapless on-chip lens design, light concentration technology and photodiode expansion technology delivers unprecedented high sensitivity and low-noise levels with high dynamic range in every light condition from severe low light to bright sunlight. By applying an AR coating on the surface of the seal glass over the image sensor, ghosting and flare have been minimized, further contributing to the α7S's high image quality.

Uncompressed 4:2:2 Full HD and 4K QFHD output via HDMI 1 In video mode, the α7S can output 4K video at QFHD (3840x2160) in 4:2:2 to an optional external 3rd party 4K recorder via the HDMI 1

50Mbps XAVC S 1920x1080 at 60P, 1280x720 at 120P For the first time ever in a Sony α camera, the α7S adopts the workflow-friendly XAVC S recording format in addition to AVCHD and MP4 codecs. XAVC S format allows for full HD recording at a data rate of 50 mbps with lower compression for improved video quality. The α7S can record full HD (1920x1080) at frame rates of 60p, 60i, 30p and 24p directly to a compatible memory card. Video modes can be changed from full-frame to APS-C (super 35mm equivalent) if desired, and in this crop mode, the camera can support high frame rate 120fps shooting at standard HD resolution (1280 x 720p), creating a 5x slow-motion effect.

Pro-workflow w/ Picture Profile, S-Log2 and time code The α7S is equipped with S-Log2 gamma. Common to Sony's range of professional video cameras, S-Log2 expands the dynamic range by up to 1300% to minimize clipped highlights and loss of detail in shadows. The α7S include a picture profile that can adjust settings like gamma, black, level and color adjustment, and can be saved for use in a multi-camera shoot. It also has Full HD and 4K base band HDMI ® output, time code/user bit for easier editing, synchronous recording feature with compatible devices, various marker and zebra displays on both the LCD screen and viewfinder.

High contrast 2.4-million dot XGA OLED Tru-Finder EVF View every scene in rich detail with the XGA OLED Tru-Finder, which features OLED improvements and the same 3-lens optical system used in the flagship α99. The viewfinder faithfully displays what will appear in your recording, including the effects of your camera settings, so you can accurately monitor the results. You'll enjoy rich tonal gradations and 3 times the contrast of the α99. High-end features like 100% frame coverage and a wide viewing angle are also provided.

3.0 1.23M dot LCD tilts for high and low angle framing" The tiltable 3.0" (1,229k dots) Xtra Fine LCD Display makes it easy to photograph over crowds or low to capture pets eye to eye by swinging up approx. 84° and down approx. 45°. Easily scroll through menus and preview life thanks to WhiteMagic technology that dramatically increases visibility in bright daylight. The large display delivers brilliant-quality still images and movies while enabling easy focusing operation.

Audio level controls, AAC/Linear PCM 2 , optional XLR kit The α7S has a Multi-terminal interface shoe that is compatible with Sony's XLR Adaptor Microphone Kits (XLR-K1M plus a new model under development), allowing the use of professional microphone systems.

Compatible w/ Sony E-mount lenses and many others 3 Directly compatible with the growing family of E-mount lenses, the α7S camera can also be used with A-mount and others lens systems with optional adapters. Sony's complete α lens system includes several premium offerings from Carl Zeiss ® and G Series Lenses. Sony's E-mount lens system is particularly well-suited for video shooting, with a variety of models containing "movie-friendly" features like smooth focusing, powered zoom control, and silent iris/aperture control.

Simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi ® or NFC Connectivity with smartphones for One-touch sharing/One-touch remote has been simplified with Wi-Fi ® /NFC control. In addition to Wi-Fi support for connecting to smartphones, α7S also supports NFC (near field communication) providing "one touch connection" convenience when transferring images to Android smartphones and tablets. Users need only touch devices to connect; no complex set-up is required. Moreover, when using Smart Remote Control - a feature that allows shutter release to be controlled by a smartphone - connection to the smartphone can be established by simply touching compatible devices.

Silent shutter mode for discreet shooting Silent shutter mode is ideal when discretionary shooting is required; like capturing a recital or wildlife. Activating the silent shutter eliminates the use of the mechanical shutter and therefore shutter noise by utilizing an electronic shutter in its place.

PlayMemories Camera Apps allows feature upgrades Personalize your camera by adding new features of your choice with PlayMemories Camera Apps. Find apps to fit your shooting style from portraits, detailed close-ups, sports, time lapse, motion shot and much more. Use apps that shoot, share and save photos using Wi-Fi ® that make it easy to control and view your camera from smartphone, and post photos directly to Facebook or backup images to the cloud without connecting to a computer. 11

PlayMemories Camera Apps allows feature upgrades Personalize your camera by adding new features of your choice with PlayMemories Camera Apps. Find apps to fit your shooting style from portraits, detailed close-ups, sports, time lapse, motion shot and much more. Use apps that shoot, share and save photos using Wi-Fi that make it easy to control and view your camera from smartphone, and post photos directly to Facebook or backup images to the cloud without connecting to a computer. 11

4K Still image output by HDMI8 or Wi-Fi for viewing on 4K TVs Enjoy Ultra High Definition slide shows directly from the camera to a compatible 4K television. The α7 converts images for optimized 4K image size playback (8MP). Enjoy expressive rich colors and amazing detail like never before. Images can be viewed via an optional HDMI or WiFi.

Vertical Grip Capable Enjoy long hours of comfortable operation in the vertical orientation with this sure vertical grip, which can hold two batteries for longer shooting and features dust and moisture protection.

Mount Adaptors Both of these 35mm full-frame compatible adaptors let you mount the α7R with any A-mount lens. The LA-EA4 additionally features a built-in AF motor, aperture-drive mechanism and Translucent Mirror Technology to enable continuous phase-detection AF. Both adaptors also feature a tripod hole that allows mounting of a tripod to support large A-mount lenses.

Features

  • A huge 35 mm full-frame sensor offers 50 times more surface area than in conventional compact camera sensors. 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.
  • Expand your still and movie capabilities with ultra-high sensitivity from ISO 50 to 409,600 for still images and 100 to 409,600 for movies. High ISO lets you shoot without unnatural flash illumination and use faster shutter speeds (to freeze motion) even in low light-ideal for sports on overcast days.
  • Everything a digital camera needs to convert light captured by its sensor into a beautiful digital photograph. The engine that powers this conversion is just as important as the lens and high-resolution sensor-so Sony developed the remarkable BIONZ®(tm) X processor. It gives you more natural detail, more realistic images, richer tonal gradations, and lower noise when shooting either photos or movies.
  • The high-bitrate XAVC S format is 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 moviemakers and broadcasters and uses intelligent data compression to offer consumer-friendly editing and file sizes.
  • Shoot to suit, with a range of video formats available. Capture using the high-bitrate AVCHD or XAVC S codec for editing and playback on big screens; or choose MP4 mode for quick uploading and sharing. Capture motion at up to 24p frame rates for dramatic slow motion effects.
  • 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 within the reach of all.
  • Monitor and capture uncompressed video using the clean HDMI output. Simultaneously record video to onboard memory cards in playback-friendly compressed formats, as well as to an external recorder in your choice of formats and bitrates, for ultimate professional production flexibility.
  • S-Log2 is a proprietary Sony gamma setting featured in commercial video equipment and incorporated here. Invaluable to professionals seeking postproduction 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.
  • An essential tool on multi-camera shoots, timecode dramatically speeds up editing when several cameras need to be synchronized. Record Run, which advances timecode only while recording, and Free Run, with continuous timecode advancement, are supported. In addition, the User Bit feature lets you add identifying information (such as scene and take numbers) alongside the timecode.
  • Fine-tune the look of your movies before shooting by adjusting gradation (black level, gamma, and black gamma), color (color mode, intensity, color tone, and depth), basic color (gamma and color mode), and more. Save adjusted parameters along with other settings as a profile. Store up to seven profiles for later use.
  • When shooting movies in Super-35 mm equivalent (APS-C) crop mode, this camera supports 120 fps high-frame-rate shooting at HD resolution (1280 x 720 pixels). This remarkable capability broadens your expressive options because movie shots at this frame rate can be played back at 24p to create stunning 5x slow-motion effects.
  • Enhanced Fast Hybrid Autofocus (AF) consists 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.
  • 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 significantly enhance how you shoot.
  • To keep your photos blemish free, an antidust mechanism vibrates ultrasonically whenever you switch off the camera, removing any particles adhering to the image sensor. Also, an antistatic coating helps prevent dust from settling on the sensor during lens changes.
  • High-resolution screen that tilts to allow perfect framing of otherwise impossible overhead or low-angle shots.
  • 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 adapter kit.
  • Durability-enhancing methods are engineered into the design, including sealing around the buttons and dials and a protective double-layered body structure that tightly interlocks panels and components.
  • The 7s is 25% less bulky than leading DSLRs, but still features a full-size grip for all-day shooting comfort.
  • Thanks to magnesium alloy, the world's lightest structural metal, the 7s weighs 17.25 oz with battery-far lighter that other high-performance cameras-but has the durability for years of performance.
  • 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 customization lets you shoot just the way you like, with frequently used functions assigned to the customizable buttons of your choice.
  • 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 Imaging Edge 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.
  • Capture One Express (for Sony) is free software for high-quality finishing of RAW data. Capture One Pro (for Sony) can be bought for compatible functions such as local adjustment and PC tethered shooting.
  • This product is compatible with Final Cut Pro X and iMovie.
  • Elevate your photography with Imaging Edge desktop applications. Use "Remote" to control and monitor shooting live on your PC screen; "Viewer" to quickly preview, rate, and select photos from large image libraries; and "Edit" to develop RAW data into high-quality photos for delivery. Get the best from Sony RAW files, and manage your productions more efficiently.
Lens Mount Sony E-mount lenses
Lens Compatibility Sony E-mount lenses, Sony A-mount lenses with optional LA-EA adapter
Sensor Type Full Frame Exmor CMOS sensor
SENSOR 35 mm full frame Exmor® CMOS sensor
Number Of Pixels (Effective) 12.2 MP
Image Sensor Aspect Ratio 3 : 2
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: 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 AVCHD 2.0 / MP4 / XAVC S (up to 1920 x 1080/50p 28 Mbps)
Video Compression AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Image Size (pixels), NTSC* AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (60p/28 Mbps/PS, 60i/24 Mbps/FX, 60i/17 Mbps/FH, 24p/24 Mbps/FX, 24p/17 Mbps/FH), MP4: 1440 x 1080 (30 fps/12 Mbps), 640 x 480 (30 fps/3 Mbps), XAVC S: 1920 x 1080 (60p/50 Mbps, 30p/50 Mbps, 24p/50 Mbps), 1280 x 720 (120p/50 Mbps)
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
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-card reader for Memory Stick Duo/SD memory cards
White Balance Modes Auto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm White / Cool White / Day White / Daylight), Flash, Color Temperature (2500 to 9900 K) and 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
TYPE -
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

, Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Scene Selection, Sweep Panorama, Movie

ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index) Expanded ISO Sensitivity Range ISO 50-409600*1
Viewfinder Type 0.5" electronic viewfinder (color)
Magnification Approx. 0.71x (with 50 mm lens at infinity, -1m)
Monitor Type 3.0 in type TFT LCD
Total Number of Dots 921,600 dots
Brightness Control (LCD) Manual ( 5 steps between -2 and +2 ), Sunny Weather mode
Focus Magnifier 35 mm full frame: 4.2x, 8.3x, APS-C: 2.7x, 5.4x
Peaking MF Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow)
Clear Image Zoom Still / Movie: Approx. 2x
PlayMemories Camera Apps YES
Lens Compensation Peripheral shading, chromatic aberration, distortion
Image Processor BIONZ X
Shutter Type Electronically controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
Shutter Speed Movies: 1/8000 to 1/4 (1/3 step), up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto Slow Shutter mode), Still images: 1/8000 to 30 s, Bulb
Electronic Front Curtain Shutter 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 s delay selectable), Self-timer (Cont.) (10 s delay
Continuous Drive Speed (approx. max.) 5 fps (in Speed Priority Continuous Shooting mode)
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
Others Microphone terminal (1/8 in stereo minijack), Headphone terminal (1/8 in stereo minijack), vertical grip connector
Auto-lock Accessory Shoe Autolock Accessory Shoe compatible with supplied shoe adapter
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
Supplied Battery NP-FW50 W-series Rechargeable Battery Pack
Battery Life (Still Images) Up to 380 shots
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 adapter AC-PW20 (optional)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 5 x 3 3/4 x 2 1/4", 5 x 3 3/4 x 1 15/16" (from grip to monitor); 126.9 x 94.4 x 54.8 mm, 126.9 x 94.4 x 48.2 mm (from grip to monitor)
Weight (with battery and memory card included) 15.73 oz (body only) / 17.25 oz (with battery and media)
Range 32-104°F / 0-40°C
Wireless & Network Capabilities Downloadable Camera Apps, NFC One-touch functionality, Wi-Fi®

Quick Specs


  • Appearance

  • Type: Digital
  • Style: Digital Still Camera

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: No

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