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Sony A7

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the build quality and portability are on the whole positive. The viewfinder and value for money are also mentioned favorably, but the shutter and responsiveness get critical reviews.

image quality, value for money, viewfinder, portability, build quality

battery, lens, performance, responsiveness, shutter

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony A7 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Sony a7 Review: Catapulting the Mirrorless Market


Sony rocked the photographic world when it launched the first full-frame mirrorless cameras, the a7 and a7R. These cameras catapulted the mirrorless market into the forefront of technology for many MILC advocates. But those outstanding specs don't mean...

excellent image quality ; advanced feature set with extensive custom options ; high quality electronic viewfinder ; Wi-Fi

slightly sub-par kit lens vs. cameras' capabilities ; movie record button awkwardly placed ; autofocus somewhat sluggish in low light ; relatively short battery life ; limited availability of native full-frame lenses at launch

There's no doubt that Sony has raised the bar for all other camera manufacturers with the release of the a7/a7R. These cameras go far beyond the basic excitement of being full-frame mirrorless cameras. A broad feature set with extensive custom options...

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Hands on: Sony A7 review


We go hands on with Sony's full-frame compact system camera

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Sony A7


Sony's groundbreaking full-frame CSC is very good but it's not without faults

Impressive level of customisation ; Compact size ; Competitive price tag ; Good handling

General burst mode performance poor ; Currently a limited range of lenses ; So-so kit lens

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Sony A7


Offering excellent value for money, the Sony A7 opens up the magic of full-frame photography to an entirely new audience.

Benefits of a full-frame camera without the size (and expense) ; Seamless panorama stitching ; Excellent image quality ; Great OLED viewfinder ; Dust and moisture resistant

In-camera battery charging ; AF system isn't as fast as an SLR

Offering excellent value for money, the Sony A7 opens up the magic of full-frame photography to an entirely new audience. Coupled with excellent image quality and a glut of features — and a world of lenses with a free adapter thrown in the mix — it's a...

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This is the 24mp version of Sony's full frame mirrorless camera. There is also a 36mp a7r ($2500 body). The magnesium alloy body is weather-sealed and is smaller than any full frame DSLR. There is a 2.4m dot electronic viewfinder and 75mm high...

The image quality is stunning with exceptional high ISO low noise capability. The smaller form factor and lower price make for an irresistible entry point into full frame photography. Auto HDR works well

The shutter is incredibly loud. You won’t be sneaking any stealth shots with the a7. The electronic viewfinder is a little shimmery

This camera is brilliant. It looks handsome, it feels solid and it delivers the output that is expected from full-frame digital sensors. We used it with the supplied Zeiss 55mm prime which is incomparable (and expensive) and altogether it is a superb...

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Sony's latest CSC gives D-SLR quality and a big sensor in a small, lightweight package.

The Sony A7 is the first consumer-level, full-frame CSC to hit the market. It is solidly built, well priced, and comes with all the functions you’d expect. But aside from the impressive sensor, there are no other features to get particularly excited...