The 35mm full-frame Exmor CMOS image sensor delivers beautiful images from corner to corner and stunning 24.3-megapixel resolution that’s ideal for large-format prints. Enjoy low noise, an extremely wide dynamic range, and amazingly rich and subtle gradations. As one of the world’s leading image sensor developers, Sony reproduces details more faithfully so that every scene
looks incredibly real.
No.1 image sensor manufacturer for digital cameras and video recorders. *Based on Sony research – April 2012 to March 2013 (50% market share)
* Approximate effective megapixels
Extraordinarily Realistic Detail
The high-speed BIONZ X image processing engine faithfully reproduces textures and details in real time, as seen by the naked eye, via extra high-speed processing capabilities. Together with front-end LSI (large scale integration) that accelerates processing in the earliest stages, it enables more natural details, more realistic images, richer tonal gradations and lower noise whether you shoot still images or movies.
Controls are refined for intuitive operation and immediate adjustment of parameters while viewing scenes through the viewfinder. Shaped and placed for easy access, they contribute to a remarkably comfortable shooting experience. Despite compact dimensions, the 7 features front and rear dials for intuitive setting of exposure, a control wheel for setting ISO, and an exposure compensation dial.
Rapid And Accurate Autofocusing
To achieve the fastest autofocusing performance of a full-frame camera, Enhanced Fast Hybrid AF combines speedy phase-detection AF with highly accurate contrast-detection AF. Major advances in high-speed contrast detection AF, including faster communication
with the lens made possible is by the advanced Spatial Object Detection algorithm.
View every scene clearly in the bright and accurate XGA OLED Tru-Finder, which features OLED improvements and the same 3-lens optical system used in the flagship α99 despite the compact body. 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.
The unprecedented combination of mobility and functionality unleashes exciting moviemaking possibilities. By taking full advantage of the 35mm full-frame sensor, BIONZ X image processing engine, audio production features and flexible lens interchangeability, you can create movies of breathtaking visual and sound quality with exquisite background blur, remarkably clear details, and the sensitivity to bring dark scenes to vibrant life. Features like Picture Effect, clean HDMI output, P/A/S/M modes and your choice of 60p or 24p recording further expand your creative options.
Three Advances In
The exceptional performance of the image sensor was achieved through various advanced sensor features. Light concentration technology dramatically increase the amount of light collected by each pixel, while photodiode expansion technology further raises sensitivity while maintaining low noise and achieving a high S/N ratio. Sony optimised the design and positioning of every on-chip lens (OCL). A gapless on-chip lens design eliminates the gaps between micro-lenses to collect more light. Moreover, each on-chip lens is optimally positioned depending on its location to accommodate the sharper angle of light entering the periphery.
Even when capturing a subject partially turned away from the camera with a shallow depth of field, the face will be sharply focused thanks to extremely accurate eye detection that can prioritize a single pupil. A green frame appears over the prioritized eye when focus has been achieved for easy confirmation. Eye AF can be used when the function is assigned to a customizable button, allowing users to instantly activate it
depending on the scene.
Wi-Fi And NFC
You can instantly transfer a photo or MP4 movie to your Android™ smartphone or tablet by simply touching it with the α7 — thanks to built-in Wi-Fi and NFC™ (Near Field Communication)*. Once transferred, you can upload content directly to your favorite SNS with ease. Touch your mobile device with the camera to activate Smart Remote Control, which is pre-installed and lets you control the camera’s shutter release from your smartphone or tablet. To set up, simply download the free PlayMemories Mobile app.
* Requires NFC-compatible Android device.
Audio Input And Monitoring
This optional XLR Adaptor Kit features XLR terminals, the professional standard for movie production, to enable sound recording via wide-ranging professional microphones and line-in connection for sound input. The ability to separately control left and right channel input directly from the XLR adaptor helps simplify post-shoot editing.
Easy Button Customisation
Button customisation empowers you to shoot just the way you like, with frequently used functions assigned to the customisable buttons of your choice. You can easily assign any of 46 functions to any of 9 buttons* to enjoy speedier, more intuitive
operation and maximum convenience.
* Some functions can only be assigned to certain buttons.
View your still images at a breathtaking size and resolution on 4K-compatible TVs. Simply connect the α7 via HDMI cable or Wi-Fi and it will optimise output for maximum 4K viewing enjoyment. Sony’s “TRILUMINOS Colour” also allows you to view photos and movies in rich, natural colours on any TV equipped with a “TRILUMINOS Display.” The expanded colour gamut lets you immerse yourself once again in those unforgettably colourful moments.