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Model Name: Sony Alpha ILCE-A7S 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
General
Model Number: A7S
Camera Format: Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: Yes
Retail Price: $2499.99
Street Price: $2423.59
Date Available: 2014-07-08
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 17.9 oz (507 g)
includes batteries
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Weight Includes Kit Lens? No
Size: 5.0 x 3.7 x 1.9 in.
(127 x 94 x 48 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony
Total Megapixels: 12.4
Effective Megapixels: 12.2
Sensor Format: 35mm
Sensor Size (dia.): 1.69"
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.0
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Sensor-shift Stabilized: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4240 x 2832 (12.0 MP, Other),
4240 x 2384 (10.1 MP, 16:9),
2768 x 1848 (5.1 MP, Other),
2768 x 1560 (4.3 MP, 16:9),
2128 x 1416 (3.0 MP, 3:2),
2128 x 1200 (2.6 MP, 16:9),
12416 x 1856 (23.0 MP, Other),
8192 x 1856 (15.2 MP, Other),
2160 x 5536 (12.0 MP, Other),
2160 x 3872 (8.4 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG, RAW (14-bit ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG
Video Capture
Movie Mode: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080, 1280x720, 1440x1080, 640x480
Movie Frame Rate: 60p/60i/30p/24p, 120p/60p/60i/30p/24p, 30p, 30p
Movie File Format: XAVC-S, AVCHD 2.0, MP4 with stereo sound
Optics
Lens Mount: Sony E
Kit Lens: n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):  
Zoom Ratio:  
Aperture Range:  
Normal Focus Range:  
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x; 2x Clear Image Digital Zoom
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: 25-point contrast-detect AF: Wide (25 points), Center-weighted, Flexible Spot (S/M/L), Zone
Face Detection: Yes
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF
Viewfinder Type: EVF: 0.5-inch (1.30cm) 2.4M-dot XGA color OLED, 100% coverage, 0.71x magnification, -4.0 to +3.0 diopter
Display
LCD Viewfinder: Yes
LCD Size (inches): 3.0
LCD Resolution: 921,600 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: No
Articulating LCD: Yes
Max Playback Zoom: 13.3x
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto, 100 - 102,400, expandable to 50 - 409,600
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (4 settings), Flash, Custom, Color Temp./ Filter (2500-9900K with 15-step Magenta/Green compensation), Underwater
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/8000
Bulb Mode: Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 1200-zone Evaluative Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Program AE: Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Scene Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur; Sweep Panorama; Picture Effect: Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R, G, B, Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Soft Highkey, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolor, Illustration; Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level (1-5)), Auto High Dynamic Range: Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure Difference Level (1.0-6.0 EV, 1.0 EV step)
Self Timer: 2 or 10; 3/5 shots after 10 seconds
Time Lapse:  
Flash
Built-in Flash: No
Flash Modes: Flash off, Auto flash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Hi-speed Sync, Wireless; Red-eye reduction: On/Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a
Flash Range Description: n/a
Max Flash Sync: 1/250
Flash Exp Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
Ext Flash Connection: Multi Interface Hot shoe
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC
Memory Included (MB):  
File System:  
DCF Compliant: Yes
Connectivity
Composite Video Out: No
NTSC/PAL Switchable: n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Built-In Wi-fi: Yes
Computer/Printer: USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: No
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Yes, via USB or Wi-Fi
Other Connection: Micro HDMI (Type-D), Multi Micro USB connector, Stereo microphone jack (3.5mm), Stereo headphone jack (3.5mm)
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NP-FW50
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-FW50 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes
CIPA Rating: 380
Software
Included Software:  
OS Compatibility:  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: 720p (1,280 x 720 pixel) video can be recorded at 120fps with an APS-C sensor crop. Can't record 4K video internally, but can output uncompressed 3,840 x 2,160 pixel 4K video over the HDMI port for recording on an external device. Can also output uncompressed Full HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixel) video. Can shoot still images at 5.0 fps in Speed Priority Continuous mode, or 2.5 fps otherwise. Battery life figure of 380 shots is for LCD monitor. Using electronic viewfinder, battery life falls to 320 shots.

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