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Get the shot you want, even in low light with the Sony α7S interchangeable lens camera. The Alpha 7S packs an incredibly sensitive full-frame sensor, allowing for the ISO to be set at up to 409600 while capturing very little noise, so that a lack of light will no longer limit your vision.
The Alpha 7S uses an ultra sensitive 12.2 megapixel 35mm Exmor CMOS sensor to deliver ultra-wide dynamic range for brilliant stills and movies. Combined with the BIONZ X image processing engine, the α7S will faithfully reproduce textures and details in real time, ensuring that your shots are clear and full of detail.
With a phenomenal ISO range from 50 to 409600, the α7S will help you capture the shot you desire, even in deep darkness. The Alpha 7S is perfect for capturing night shots with low noise.
The Alpha 7S packs cutting edge technology into a small, lightweight body. Made from magnesium alloy, the body on the Alpha 7S provides comprehensive dust and moisture resistance combined with unparalleled mobility so you can comfortably take it wherever you go.
High quality video recording
Record your movies in high definition and high bitrate with the XAVC S format. Built on the XAVC format used by professional movie makers and broadcasters, XAVC S captures excellent quality while employing intelligent data compression to ensure consumer-friendly editing and file sizes. The Exmor CMOS sensor will help you capture video, even in low light thanks to a full pixel readout. Support for 120fps at HD resolution can help you create stunning slow motion movies when played back at 24p.
Thanks to its supreme sensitivity and an advanced Spatial Detection algorithm, the Alpha 7S can deliver ultra-high autofocus speed and precision, even in low light.
Wi-Fi & NFC
Instantly transfer your photos and movies to your Android smartphone or tablet, with NFC connectivity making it as easy as tapping the two devices together. Download additional functionality with PlayMemories Camera apps like Smart Remote Control (control the shutter release on your smartphone) or Direct Upload to share your work on social networks.
Frame your shots like a pro, thanks to the high contrast, high resolution XGA OLED Tru-Finder and even monitor peaking a bokeh in the viewfinder.
Lenses & Cases
One of the biggest advantages of this camera is the sheer shooting flexibility on offer. You can use additional lenses to take wide-angle, telephoto, or close-up shots to suit just about any situation. The shorter the focal length (measured in mm), the wider the view will be – the longer the focal length, the more telescopic the picture. With a selection of interchangeable lenses at your disposal, the creative possibilities are endless. Click here to browse our selection.
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Note: Please check the compatibility with your camera.
- Accessories Included
- Rechargeable battery NP-FW50, cable protector, AC adapter AC-UD10, battery charger BC-TRW, shoulder strap, body cap, accessory shoe cap, eyepiece cup, micro USB cable
This feature fixes onto the main subject and enhances focus on a snap's hot spots
- Battery Size & Number
- Battery life
How long the battery lasts for (and if applicable) until it needs recharging
- Approx 380 shots per charge
- Built In Flash
- Camera Type
- Compact System
- Micro HDMI output, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi, NFC
- Continuous Shooting Speed
Continuous Shooting Speed
The amount of frames per second that can be shot in continuous shooting mode
- H9.4 x W12.6 x D4.8cm
- Direct printing
Can connect to a compatible digital camera to print without the need to use a computer.
- 3" TFT LCD
- Face Detection
Automatically detects faces and optimises focus, so they're the main subject/s of a snap
- File Formats
- RAW, RAW & JPEG, JPEG Extra fine, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard
Allows your camera to detect and record where a picture is taken
- Hard drive
Stores files and programmes. A portion of this may already be consumed by pre-installed data.
- Image Megapixels
- Image Stabilisation
Irons out blur and shake, so your shots are super-sharp
- Lens Aperture
Measures the lens' light exposure and, thus, depth of field
- Lens Size
Also known as focal length, this is the distance from the sensor and the optical centre of the lens when focused to infinity
- Lens Type
Whether it zoom, wide-angle or telephoto, different lens types serve different purposes
Extreme close-up shots of small subjects like insects or plants
- Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
- Maximum ISO Rating
Maximum ISO Rating
Defines the sensor's light sensitivity and, thus, performance in low-light settings
- Memory Card Type
- Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD memory card, SDHC memory card (UHS-I compliant), SDXC memory card (UHS-I compliant)
- Model name / number
- Alpha ILCE-7S
- NFC enabled
Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
- Power Supply
- Li-ion NP-FW50 battery
- Red-Eye Reduction
Shuts outs red-eye in portraits and group photos
- Screen size
- Self Timer
Lets you run into your own pictures by delaying it being taken by a few seconds after the shutter is pressed
- Sensor Size
- 35 mm full frame (35.6 x 23.8mm)
- Sensor Type
- Exmor CMOS
- Shooting Modes
- AUTO (iAUTO, Superior Auto), Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Scene Selection, Sweep Panorama, Movie
- Shutter Speeds
The amount of time is takes for the shutter to open and close. High speed lets you freeze action completely, slower ones allow motion blur
- Movies: 1/8000 to 1/4 (1/3 step), Up to 1/50 in AUTO mode (up to 1/25 in Auto Slow Shutter mode), Still images: 1/8000 to 30 sec., Bulb
- Smile Detection
- Sweep Panorama
- Touch Screen
- Tripod Thread
- Video Resolution
- 1080p HD video
The interface you look through to compose and focus your picture
- 0.5" electronic viewfinder
- 446g (body only) / 489g (with battery and media)
- Wi-Fi enabled
- Zoom (digital)
Enlarges video captured by the optical zoom and makes it seem even closer
- Zoom (optical)
Higher the zoom, the closer you can get to the subject. In optical, the lens physically moves, maintaining more quality than digital zoom.
- Standard delivery within 5 working days
- Next or named day delivery
- Named day UK delivery pre-10.30am
- International delivery
- Not available
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If you’ve changed your mind about keeping your purchase, please return it in its original condition with proof of purchase and we’ll exchange or refund it. Unless faulty, this should be within 35 days of receiving your order. By original condition, we’d expect this to mean that you’ve kept packaging and labels, and that the item is undamaged and unused.
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