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Sony Alpha 7S / a7S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 421 reviews of Sony Alpha 7S / a7S. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the low light performance and price. The portability and usability also get good comments, but there are some mixed opinions about the battery. There are some critical comments about the image stabilizer and zoom.

performance, usability, portability, price, low-light

contrast, zoom, stabilizer

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Alpha 7S / a7S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Alpha 7S / a7S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Sony Alpha 7S / a7S from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the size and low light performance. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the flash and reliability.

performance, usability, portability, low-light, size

exposure, reliability, flash

91% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

May, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Alpha 7S / a7S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 139 user reviews of Sony Alpha 7S / a7S from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People really like the low light performance and price. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the contrast and image stabilizer.

performance, usability, portability, price, low-light

reliability, battery, stabilizer , contrast

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

May, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Alpha 7S / a7S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony Alpha 7S / a7S from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. People really like the performance.

performance

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

May, 2020

Expert review by : Richard Butler , Dale Baskin , Rishi Sanyal , Samu (dpreview.com)

Sony Alpha 7S Review

 

The a7S is the third model in Sony's full-frame mirrorless lineup, a 12MP camera that puts as much emphasis on its movie capture capabilities as its still image prowess. While the a7S is a capable still shooter, Sony has emphasized that its real focus...

Impressive image quality Superb, detailed, essentially moiré-free 1080p footage Outstanding 4K (UHD) video when used with external recorder Useful, high resolution electronic viewfinder Completely silent shooting available Microphone and headphone...

Limited to contrast-detect AF, while a7/II siblings have on-sensor phase-detect AF Lower dynamic range and resolution than immediate competitors Sony's Raw compression scheme can lead to posterization at high contrast edges Small battery can be...

The Sony a7S is an interesting departure for a camera company: a model where possibly more of the emphasis during the design process has been placed on video capture, rather than stills. This is made easier to see by the existence of its sibling...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Sony Alpha 7S

 

The Sony Alpha 7S full-frame mirrorless camera offers incredible performance in low light, but you'll need an external recorder to take advantage of its 4K video support.

Amazing high ISO capability. Full-frame image sensor. 5fps burst shooting. Sharp, tilting rear LCD. Excellent OLED EVF. Great control layout. Compact, dust and moisture-resistant body. Vertical shooting grip available.

4K recording requires external recorder. No PC sync socket. No built-in flash. Limited native lens selection. Overactive EVF eye sensor.

The EVF is an OLED panel with a 2,359k-dot resolution, similar to the one found in the APS-C Alpha NEX-7. It's one of the best you'll find in a digital camera, although we give slight preference to the LCD EVF in the Olympus OM-D E-M1. The LCD tends to...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Sony A7S will cost $2,500 when it ships in July

 

Sony announced pricing and availability of its 4K-video-capable full-frame camera.

May, 2014

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

Sony α7S

 

Joining a growing family of full-frame image sensor cameras -- including the α99, VG900, RX1, α7 and α7R -- Sony has announced the α7S, or Alpha 7S. Along with its two Alpha 7 siblings, the α7S is the world's smallest full-frame interchangeable lens...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Stephen (4k.com)

A Review of the Sony A7s II Camera – 4K Mirrorless Full-frame Alpha

 

Sony's new Alpha A7s II is a direct follow-up to the original Alpha A7s from last year and while this new full-frame mirrorless shooting machine keeps a lot of the essential specs and external appearance features of the original Alpha, it has also come...

Absolutely superb nigh and low light shooting ability ; Excellent EXMOR full-frame sensor ; Robust build ; 169 AF points ; Massive ISO ; Remarkably crisp 4K and Full HD video quality

Expensive, very expensive ; Could use better organized touchscreen menu controls

Overall, despite its very high price, we love the Sony A7S II and for users who want a superb compact mirrorless camera for low light video and photo shooting, we pretty much can’t recommend a better device. However, if you just want 4K video for...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Sony A7S II full-frame camera

 

Sony Alpha 7S II interchangeable lens digital camera : Sony Electronics announced the latest addition to its award winning series of compact, full-frame A7 cameras with the introduction of the A7S II. Offering ultra-high sensitivity and wide dynamic...

A number of enhancements have been made to the look and feel of the Sony A7S II to make it more user friendly, reliable and intuitive. Its magnesium-alloy body is both light and highly robust and the grip and shutter buttons have been re-designed so...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Kelly M (4k.com)

Sony Alpha a7S Compact 4k Camera Review

 

Last year, Sony really tried to do something different when they unveiled the first true full-frame mirrorless cameras. The A7S is a follow-up to the A7 and the A7R, a series that began with a simple principle: put a heavy pro-grade DSLR into something...

Good for 4K ; Extremely good ISO range at 100-409,600 ; Large grip ; Very good in low-light situations ; Silent and digital shutter

No way to see 4K footage well, just yet ; Menu button location ; AF misfunctions on moving subjects ; Drains battery very fast

If you are looking for a DSLR with a light weight, the A7S is your camera. It is full of a lot of features that are not on most DSLRs, and if not for that 4K external issue, it would be ideal.

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Sony A7s

 

Sony Alpha 7s Full-Frame camera : From starry night-time skies to atmospheric, candle-lit interiors: there's now a camera that opens up extraordinary creative possibilities for capturing flawless, emotionally engaging movie footage and...

There’s a growing range of A lenses to take full advantage of the camera’s near-limitless creative potential. Currently under development, a brand-new full frame E-mount power zoom 28-135mm, F4 lens appeals to quality-conscious movie-makers. In...

Jun, 2014

Essential

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Sony A7S II Review

 

The Sony A7S II is a new 35mm full-frame compact system camera with a 12.2 megapixel sensor that provides an incredible ISO range of 50-409,600 and high dynamic range. Other standout highlights of the A7S II include internal 4K video recording with...

Although the new A7S II seems like a rather modest upgrade of last year's A7S model on paper, in reality it offers enough new features, especially for videographers, and usability enhancements to justify the increase in both size and cost.

Dec, 2015

Essential

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Sony A7S Review

 

The Sony A7S is a 35mm full-frame compact system camera with a 12.2 megapixel sensor that provides an incredible ISO range of 50-409,600 and high dynamic range. Other standout highlights of the A7S include 4K movie recording (24p and 25p), XAVC S Full...

If low-light shooting is your thing, then the Sony A7S should be right at the top of your shopping list. Offering a killer combination of massive ISO range, 15-stop dynamic range, sensible 12 megapixel resolution on a full-frame sensor, truly silent...

Jul, 2014

Price comparison for Sony Alpha 7S / a7S

  Store     Price
Sony a7 III ILCE7M3/B Full-Frame Mirrorless...
Advanced 24.2MP BSI Full frame Image Sensor w/ 1.8X readout speed Advanced 24.2MP Back Illuminated 35 millimeter Full frame Image
$1,998.00 TO SHOP
Sony Alpha a7II Mirrorless Digital Camera - Body Only
World’s first 5-axis in-body image stabilization in a full-frame camera.
$898.00 TO SHOP
Sony a7S II ILCE7SM2/B 12.2 MP E-mount Camera with...
Full-frame camera with 5-axis image stabilization
$1,998.00 TO SHOP
Sony Alpha a7SII Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body...
BUNDLE INCLUDES: Sony Alpha a7SII Mirrorless Digital Camera Body, 128GB Memory Card, Mini Zoom Microphone...
$1,998.00 TO SHOP
Sony a7 Full-Frame Mirrorless Digital Camera with 28...
24.3 MP full frame CMOS sensor. Compatible OS - Windows Vista SP2*4, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Mac OS X...
$732.00 TO SHOP
Sony Alpha a7S Mirrorless Digital Camera Full Frame...
Sony Alpha a7S Mirrorless Digital Camera - Rechargeable Batteries (2) - Charger BC-TRW - AC Adapter AC-UD10...
$1,998.00 TO SHOP
Sony Alpha a7S II Mirrorless Camera with Rokinon 3...
Includes - Sony Alpha a7SII Mirrorless Camera / Rokinon DS 24mm T1.5 Cine Lens / Rokinon DS 35mm T1.5 Cine...
$3,648.00 TO SHOP
Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera 24.3 MP...
24 MP APS-C CMOS sensor ISO 100-25600 and Focus Sensitivity Range: EV 0 to EV 20 (at ISO 100 equivalent...
$398.00 TO SHOP
Sony Alpha a7II Mirrorless Digital Camera with 28...
BUNDLE INCLUDES: Sony Alpha a7II Mirrorless Digital Camera with 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens, Proline Tripod and...
$1,098.00 TO SHOP
Sony RX100 VII Premium Compact Camera with 1.0-type...
20. 1MP 1. 0 Type stacked CMOS sensor, Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* 24 200 millimeter F2. 8 F4. 5 large aperture...
$1,198.00 TO SHOP

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