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Sony Alpha A7

alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the image quality and lens. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the features. There are some mixed views about the energy efficiency and battery.

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

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Sony Alpha A7

 

But the unique combination of a full-frame sensor in a mirrorless body give the A7r and A7 many more options outside of Sony's own lens catalogues. The short flange to sensor distance has of course been exploited by many mirrorless cameras to date to...

Great quality rivals DSLRs of similar resolution ; Full-frame sensor means no crop with any lenses ; Small body with good ergonomics and controls ; Weatherproof body ; Excellent large and detailed electronic viewfinder ; Tilting 3in screen with live...

AF falls behind DSLR viewfinder or best mirrorless ; No built-in stabilisation. Needs optically stabilized lenses ; Limited selection of native lenses at launch ; Screen not touch-sensitive and doesn't fully articulate ; Fairly basic bracketing and no...

The Alpha A7 and A7r are a wake-up call for the photographic industry, especially to Canon and Nikon. Here are two cameras which not only match or outperform top-selling DSLRs in many respects, but which also can use their lenses, in some cases with...

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Sony Alpha A7 review

 

An affordable full-frame CSC

Full frame sensor ; Light body ; Small body ; Tilting screen

Limited lens collection ; No touchscreen ; Limited raw functionality

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Sony Alpha A7 review

 

When the Sony Alpha A7 first materialised we were really rather excited. The first compact system camera with a full-frame sensor to surface in the market, it answered a question so many had been waiting for. Big sensor, small size, affordable price....

Affordable, small size, full-frame image quality is great with prime lens attached, excellent electronic viewfinder quality, tilt-angle LCD, button customisation, focus peaking for manual focus

Poor battery life, 28-70mm kit lens not great, full FE lens system yet to materialise, AF-C not comparable to DSLR, no pinpoint AF can mean questionable accuracy

The Sony Alpha A7 is a mini marvel with a big point of interest: that full-frame sensor. At £1,299 for the body only, this is as affordable as large-sensor snapping can get, and it could open up a whole new set of interest from more casual...

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Sony Alpha a7 review

 

Stunning image quality for the size and price, but lenses are expensive

Then again, the a7 comes a very close second, and makes us wonder how other premium CSCs with their smaller sensors can hope to compete. It's not surprising that Sony was the company to deliver the first full-frame CSC. We're very glad it did.

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Preview: Sony Alpha A7

 

Want it fast or want it fine? Sony gives you the choice, introducing not one but two full-frame interchangeable-lens cameras after years of rumors and anticipation. The new A7 series -- which bears the model designation ILCE, like the cheap A3000,...

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Sony Alpha A7 review: Quality images in a compact body

 

Sony is relatively new to photography, but you would be hard-pressed to tell. Most recently the manufacturer gave us the brilliant NEX series, a range of digital compact cameras that offers impressive image quality in a small form factor coupled with...

By no means is the Sony Alpha A7 a perfect camera, but we can forgive a few foibles. It costs less than most full-frame cameras or even some 4/3rds setups like the Olympus OMD-1, yet in the right hands it can take photos of remarkable quality. Take the...

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