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Sony Alpha A7
9.2 out of 10

Sony Alpha A7

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Sony A7 Review

Ken Rockwell
8 July 2015
  • Conclusion: My A7 is much better than my digital LEICAs. The A7 is a huge step forward for LEICA shooters. The A7 is for backpacking nature and outdoor photographers. Forget the tweakers' A7r. It has poorer autofocus and its bloated files clog professional workflow.
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Overall 9

Hands-on Review: Sony a7

Digitalcamera HQ
20 November 2014
  • Summary: Consumers are often asked to either pay a premium price or sacrifice features for compact cameras. Can the $2,000 full frame mirrorless camera from Sony change that?
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Overall 8

Sony Alpha A7S Review

26 August 2014
  • Conclusion: The Sony Alpha A7S can do some remarkable things. It takes very good stills with its 12.2MP full-frame sensor. Wedding and event photographers should jump on it thanks to its quick response, along with outstanding image and movie quality.
  • Pros: Nice extension of the A7 series, Mind-boggling ISOs, Remarkably quiet in Silent Shooting Mode, Includes two batteries
  • Cons: Really geared for pros, Expensive, No built-in flash, Slow burst mode
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Sony Alpha 7 Camera Review

16 June 2014
  • Summary: Sony has finally made a MILC that cinematographers want: a fully capable, full-frame sensor camera that can mount professional lenses and still weigh in at less than a pound.
  • Pros: Small and lightweight, Tiltable LCD screen, Sharp OLED EVF, Wireless remote viewing and picture transfer
  • Cons: Have to purchase add-ons such as internal time-lapse, No external charger for battery, Poor battery life
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Camera Test: Sony Alpha 7 (A7)

Pop Photo
21 April 2014
  • Summary: Comparisons are tricky for the A7, since there are no other 24MP ILCs, other than Sony’s discontinued NEX-7 and newly announced Alpha 6000, which we haven’t tested; the only other full-frame ILC is the A7R.
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Overall 9

Sony A7

Imaging Resource
18 April 2014
  • Conclusion: Late last year, Sony set the mirrorless world alight with the announcement of not one, but two brand-new, fully-featured compact system cameras with full-frame image sensors. Realistically, the Sony A7 and A7R were -- and still are -- unrivaled.
  • Pros: Smallest full-frame, fully-featured interchangeable-lens camera by a country mile, Noticeably more affordable than A7R, Can fit in a coat pocket with lens, Superb JPEG image quality at low to moderate ISOs, Excellent sharpness with few sharpening artifacts, Excellent dynamic range, Very good high...
  • Cons: Very limited selection of native full-frame lenses (but many planned in the next two years), Weak optical low-pass filter can mean aliasing artifacts, High ISO JPEGs look over-processed, Slow buffer clearing (but deep buffer), AF not as good in low-light as most prosumer DSLRs (A7R performed bett...
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Overall 8

Expert Review

DP Review
17 March 2014
  • Summary: The Alpha 7 has broken new ground in the full-frame market, in terms of both size and price. While it's not perfect, the a7's compact size, broad feature set and very good raw image quality arguably make up for issues like relatively poor battery life and slightly overprocessed JPEGs.
  • Pros: Small and well-priced full-frame body, Very good image quality when shooting Raw, Solid build quality, Compatible with a huge range of legacy 35mm camera lenses with no field-of-view crop, Large, high resolution electronic viewfinder, Tilting LCD offers good detail and outdoor visibility, Useful ...
  • Cons: JPEG quality disappointing compared to peers – crude sharpening, over-aggressive processing and occasional posterization, Autofocus can be hesitant, especially in low light; AF improves when assist lamp is turned off, Auto ISO tends to keep shutter speed at 1/60 sec, often resulting in blurry pho...
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Overall 9

Sony Alpha 7 Review

11 February 2014
  • Summary: The digital photography world was set on fire when Sony models declared its Leader 7 and 7R full-frame mirror less electronic cameras. It's the tiniest and least costly full-frame digital camera with exchangeable contacts, and one that facilitates nearly every Negatives lens ever made, thanks to the...
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Goondu Review: Sony Alpha 7

10 February 2014
  • Excerpt: The Sony Alpha 7 is a camera that has garnered a lot of interest lately and it is clear why. It is arguably one of the cheapest, if not the cheapest, around to house a 35mm full-frame sensor. It’s also a handy mirrorless camera system.
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Overall 8

Sony a7 ( with SEL-2870 Zoom Lens)

6 February 2014
  • Summary: Sony Alpha ILCE-7 (A7) is a great alternative to similarly priced entry-level full-frame dSLRs, as long as you don't need speedy continuous shooting.
  • Pros: Sony's Alpha ILCE-7 , aka the A7, delivers excellent photo and video quality in a well-designed camera that's enjoyable to shoot with.
  • Cons: The long startup time and short battery life disappoint.
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