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Sony a7S
9.4 out of 10

Sony a7S

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Expert Review

SierraDescents.com
15 August 2014
  • Conclusion: Is it perfect? No, obviously not. Perfect doesn't exist. But Sony's A7S is surely among the most exciting cameras ever made available to photographers at such an accessible price.
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Overall 9
8.6

Expert Review

DP Review
11 August 2014
  • Summary: Its 1080p footage is the cleanest, most detailed we've yet seen, with virtually no moiré and often jaw-dropping low-light performance. Some of the low light advantage is undercut if you need to stop-down to achieve sufficient depth-of-field but, unlike smaller sensor systems, you have the choice...
  • Pros: Impressive image quality, Superb, detailed, essentially moiré-free 1080p footage, Outstanding 4K (UHD) video when used with external recorder, Useful, high resolution electronic viewfinder, Completely silent shooting available, Microphone and headphone ports, Useful tools, such as focus peaking a...
  • Cons: Limited to contrast-detect AF, while a7/II siblings have on-sensor phase-detect AF, Lower dynamic range and resolution than immediate competitors, Sony's Raw compression scheme can lead to posterization at high contrast edges, Small battery can be restrictive, especially for video shooting, Lack ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Alpha 7S

PC Magazine
11 August 2014
  • Conclusion: The Sony Alpha 7S full-frame mirrorless camera offers incredible performance in low light, but you'll need an external recorder to take advantage of its 4K video support.
  • Pros: Amazing high ISO capability. Full-frame image sensor. 5fps burst shooting. Sharp, tilting rear LCD. Excellent OLED EVF. Great control layout. Compact, dust and moisture-resistant body. Vertical shooting grip available.
  • Cons: 4K recording requires external recorder. No PC sync socket. No built-in flash. Limited native lens selection. Overactive EVF eye sensor.
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Overall 9
9.1

Expert Review

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29 July 2014

Expert Review

digitalcameraworld.com
15 July 2014
  • Summary: Sony A7s review: The Sony Alpha 7s adds a slew of new professional features to the company’s popular full-frame compact camera. Our head of testing put it through its paces in her latest review video.
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Overall 9
9.1
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
9.0
Features 9
9.0
Performance 9
9.0
Picture quality 10
9.5

Sony Alpha 7S Review

What Digital Camera
7 July 2014
  • Summary: Usually you would expect a camera with such a high sensitivity range to be the preserve of professional sports or wildlife photographers, or photojournalists, but since the AF speed or shooting rate is not quite fast enough for serious sports or wildlife photographers, the A7S won’t really appeal to...
  • Pros: High ISO noise performance; Great dynamic range
  • Cons: Low resolution might not be for all; 4k option requires off-camera recording
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Overall 9
9.0

Sony A7S

Imaging Resource
16 May 2014
  • Conclusion: With the A7S, Sony steered away from the megapixel race and offered a rather unique option for their customers: a large, full-frame sensor with only 12 megapixels. To create such a sensor, the individual pixels are made significantly larger than the pixels on, say, Sony's 24.3MP A7 and 36.6MP A7R...
  • Pros: Outstanding high ISO performance, for both stills and video, Excellent JPEG image quality at low to moderately high ISOs, Very good dynamic range, Picture Profiles including SLog2 for professional-grade dynamic range and picture customization for video and stills, XAVC S Full HD video is very hig...
  • Cons: 12 megapixels may not be enough resolution for some applications, 4K video recording is only available with external recorder (not recorded internally), No Cinema 4K (4096 x 2160), Very limited selection of native full-frame lenses, Sluggish startup time, Continuous AF not supported in 5 fps "Spe...
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Alpha A7S review

Pocket Lint
12 September 2014
  • Conclusion: Just like the original A7, the A7S is mini marvel with a massive sensor. It's the new 12-megapixel chip that's the main point of interest as image quality is the cleanest out of the current trio of A7 cameras available.
  • Pros: Great full-frame image quality, sturdy build and small scale design, great electronic viewfinder quality, tilt-angle LCD with large view, two batteries included
  • Cons: Poor battery life, no wall charger means slow charge, full-frame lens range is lacking, AF-C not comparable to £2k DSLR, 4K capture off-camera only, much pricier than standard A7
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Sony Alpha 7S review

Amateur Photographer
2 August 2014
  • Summary: If you place your main priority on AF speed or shooting rate, the A7S won't really meet your needs. Also, if you're looking for a camera that delivers huge amounts of detail thanks to a high resolution, the A7S won't really be the answer either.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony A7S review

TechRadar UK
11 July 2014
  • Summary: Sony's most expensive Alpha 7-series CSC has the lowest resolution and highest price – what's that all about?
  • Pros: 4K video output via HMDI, Lots of control over video, Maximum sensitivity setting of ISO 409,600
  • Cons: Low pixel count for stills, 4K recording only via an external recorder, Lens range currently limited
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