The 36.4-megapixel* 35mm full-frame Exmor CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter delivers unbelievably high resolution in combination with high sensitivity and extremely low noise. Sony brings out the full potential of the sensor and lens, thus achieving an enhanced sense of clarity with supremely realistic details to the very edges of your photos. An AR coating also reduces flare and ghosting.
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.
Real-time And Optimal Focusing At All Times
Fast Intelligent AF provides extremely fast AF performance despite the employment of a full-frame sensor. In fact, it achieves top-level AF speed in the full-frame category through the support of various advances including lightning-fast BIONZ X, high-speed full-frame image sensor output, and a Spatial Object Detection AF algorithm. Eye AF is useful 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 prioritise a single pupil.
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.
Liberated Full-frame Moviemaking
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.
Solid And Reliable Body
The remarkably compact and lightweight body is solidly built to withstand the rigors of shooting in the field. It’s the ideal blend of record-breaking lightness, solid reliability and steady handling, thanks to a top cover, front cover and internal structure constructed of rigid magnesium alloy. Carefree shooting in tough environments is yours thanks to comprehensive dust and moisture resistance measures that enhance reliability by helping to prevent water and dust from entering the body. To keep your photos blemish free, an anti-dust mechanism vibrates ultrasonically whenever you switch off the camera to remove any particles adhering to the image sensor.
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 α7R 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.