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Sony Alpha A7 review

An affordable full-frame CSC

For a full explanation of what our resolution charts mean, and how to read them, check out our full explanation of our camera testing resolution charts.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

JPEG

ISO 100

Full ISO 100 image, see the cropped (100%) versions below.

ISO 100 crop

ISO 100, score: 28 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

ISO 200

ISO 200, score: 28 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

ISO 400

ISO 400, score: 28 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

ISO 800

ISO 800, score: 28 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

ISO 1600 crop

ISO 1600, score: 28 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

ISO 3200

ISO 3200, score: 28 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

ISO 6400

ISO 6400, score: 26 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

ISO 12800

ISO 12800, score: 24 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

ISO 25600

ISO 25600, score: 18 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

RAW

ISO 100

ISO 100, score: 28 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

IS0 200

ISO 200, score: 26 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

ISO 400

ISO 400, score: 26 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

ISO 800

ISO 800, score: 26 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

ISO 1600

ISO 1600, score: 24 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

ISO 3200

ISO 3200, score: 24 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

ISO 6400

ISO 6400, score: 24 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

ISO 12800

ISO 12800, score: 22 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

ISO 25600

ISO 25600, score: 22 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

Tech Specs

Product TypeMirrorless Camera Body Only
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenNo
Wireless LANYes
Effective Camera Resolution24.3 Megapixel
GPSNo
USBYes
HDMIYes
PictBridgeNo
Product Familyalpha
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedMemory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, Memory Stick Duo, Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Image StabilizationNo
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameSony
DurabilityDust Resistant, Moisture Resistant
FeaturesContinuous Shooting Mode, Live View, Face Detection, Orientation Sensor, External Flash Shoe, Near Field Communication (NFC), Noise Reduction
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsAVCHD, MPEG-4 AVC, H.264, MP4
Viewfinder TypeElectronic
Weight (Approximate)416 g
Image Sensor Size35.80 mm x 23.90 mm
Maximum Image Resolution6000 x 4000
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height94.4 mm
Width126.9 mm
Depth48.2 mm
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
External FlashOptional
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerSony Corporation
Product Model7
Product Nameα7 Full-Frame ILC Body Only (No Lens Included)
Product Linealpha
Exposure Control
  • Program AE
  • Aperture Priority AE
  • Shutter Priority AE
  • Manual
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberILCE7B.CE
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.sony.co.uk
Marketing InformationStep up to full-frame power

Switch lenses. Shoot almighty professional quality with 24.3MP. React with speed and accuracy thanks to Fast Hybrid Autofocus and a high resolution OLED viewfinder. Realise your creative vision anywhere with the world's smallest 35mm full-frame interchangeable-lens camera.

Package Contents
  • α7 Full-Frame ILC Body Only (No Lens Included)
  • Battery
Limited Warranty1 Year