Sony A7S (Alpha ILCE-7S) Compact System Camera, HD 1080p, 12.2MP, Wi-Fi, NFC, OLED EVF, 3” Screen, Body Only

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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.

Full-frame shooting
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.

Enhanced sensitivity
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.

Compact design
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.

Fast Autofocus
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.

OLED Viewfinder
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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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
Autofocus Information This feature fixes onto the main subject and enhances focus on a snap's hot spots
Battery life Information How long the battery lasts for (and if applicable) until it needs recharging
Approx 380 shots per charge
Battery Size & Number
Built In Flash
Camera Type
Compact System
Micro HDMI output, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi, NFC
Continuous Shooting Speed Information The amount of frames per second that can be shot in continuous shooting mode
H9.4 x W12.6 x D4.8cm
Direct printing Information Can connect to a compatible digital camera to print without the need to use a computer.
Face Detection Information 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
GPS Information Allows your camera to detect and record where a picture is taken
Hard drive Information Stores files and programmes. A portion of this may already be consumed by pre-installed data.
Image Megapixels
Image Stabilisation Information Irons out blur and shake, so your shots are super-sharp
Lens Aperture Information Measures the lens' light exposure and, thus, depth of field
Lens Size Information 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 Information Whether it zoom, wide-angle or telephoto, different lens types serve different purposes
Macro Information Extreme close-up shots of small subjects like insects or plants
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
Maximum ISO Rating Information 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 Information 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 Information Shuts outs red-eye in portraits and group photos
Screen size Information Measured diagonally.
Self Timer Information 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 Information 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 Information Lets you attach a tripod to the camera's frame
Video Resolution
1080p HD video
Viewfinder Information The interface you look through to compose and focus your picture
0.5" electronic viewfinder
Weight Information Unpackaged weight
446g (body only) / 489g (with battery and media)
Wi-Fi enabled
Zoom (digital) Information Enlarges video captured by the optical zoom and makes it seem even closer
Zoom (optical) Information Higher the zoom, the closer you can get to the subject. In optical, the lens physically moves, maintaining more quality than digital zoom.


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