• 35mm 847.3mm2
  • 12.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 102,400
  • 35mm 855.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • Detailed specifications
  • Sony Alpha ILCE-A7S
  • Sony Alpha ILCE-A7 II
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Predecessor:   Sony A7
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Successor: Sony A7S II
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General
Model Number: A7S A7 II
Alternate Model Number(s): ILCE-7S ILCE-7M2
Camera Format: Compact System Camera Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: Yes Yes
Retail Price: $2499.99 $1999.99
Street Price: $2,248.00 $1,398.00
Date Available: 2014-07-08 2014-12-09
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 17.9 oz (507 g)
includes batteries
32.8 oz (930 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 5.0 x 3.7 x 1.9 in.
(127 x 94 x 48 mm)
5.0 x 3.8 x 2.4 in.
(127 x 96 x 60 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony Sony
Effective Megapixels: 12.2 24.3
Sensor Format: 35mm 35mm
Sensor size: 847.28mm2 (35.60mm x 23.80mm) 855.62mm2 (35.80mm x 23.90mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 8.40 microns 5.97 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.0x 1.0x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No Yes
DxO Sensor Score: 87 90
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 23.9 24.9
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 13.2 13.6
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 3,702 2,449
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4240 x 2832 (12.0 MP, 3:2),
4240 x 2384 (10.1 MP, 16:9),
2768 x 1848 (5.1 MP, 3:2),
2768 x 1560 (4.3 MP, Other),
2128 x 1416 (3.0 MP, 3:2),
2128 x 1200 (2.6 MP, Other),
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)
6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2),
3936 x 2624 (10.3 MP, 3:2),
3008 x 2000 (6.0 MP, 3:2),
3936 x 2624 (10.3 MP, 3:2),
3008 x 2000 (6.0 MP, 3:2),
1968 x 1312 (2.6 MP, 3:2),
6000 x 3376 (20.3 MP, 16:9),
3936 x 2216 (8.7 MP, 16:9),
3008 x 1688 (5.1 MP, 16:9),
3936 x 2216 (8.7 MP, 16:9),
3008 x 1688 (5.1 MP, 16:9),
1968 x 1112 (2.2 MP, Other),
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 JPEG, RAW (14-bit ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 5.0 5.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60p/​60i/​50p/​50i/​30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (120p/​100p)
1440x1080 (30p/​25p)
640x480 (30p/​25p)
1920x1080 (60p/​60i/​30p/​24p)
1440x1080 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
Movie File Format: XAVC-S, AVCHD 2.0, MP4 with stereo sound XAVC S / AVCHD 2.0 / MP4; Stereo Audio: LPCM / Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC
Composite Video Out: No No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Sony E Sony E
Lens: n/a Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS SEL2870
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):   28 - 70mm
Focal Length (actual):   28 - 70mm
Zoom Ratio:   2.50x
Aperture Range:   f/3.5-22 (W) / f/5.6-36 (T)
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range:   40 cm to Infinity
15.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: n/a 55.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x; 2x Clear Image Digital Zoom Up to 4x; up to 2x Clear Image Digital Zoom
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: 25-point contrast-detect AF: Wide (25 points), Center-weighted, Flexible Spot (S/M/L), Zone Fast Hybrid AF (Phase-detect + Contrast-detect AF): 117 points (phase-detection AF), 25 points (contrast-detection AF); Multi Point (25 points) / Center-weighted / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Zone
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF / LCD EVF / LCD
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 EVF: 0.5-inch (1.30cm) 2.4M-dot XGA color OLED, 100% coverage, 0.71x magnification, -4.0 to +3.0 diopter
Focus Peaking: Yes Yes
EVF Resolution: 2,359,296 dots (786,432 pixels) 2,359,296 dots (786,432 pixels)
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.71x 0.71x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.71x 0.71x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 921,600 dots (307,200 px) 1,228,800 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 13.3x 18.8x
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 102400 25600
Minimum ISO (native): 100 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100 - 102,400, expandable to 50 - 409,600 Auto (100-6400), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600; Low extention to ISO 50; up to 51200 in MFNR mode
Auto ISO Mode: Yes 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 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: 1/8000 - 30 sec 1/8000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 1200-zone Evaluative Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot 1200-zone Evaluative Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 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) Scene Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur; Sweep Panorama; HDR: Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1-6 EV at 1.0 EV step),
Self Timer: 2 or 10; 3/5 shots after 10 seconds 2 or 10; 3/5 shots after 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: No No
Flash Modes: Flash off, Auto flash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Hi-speed Sync, Wireless; Red-eye reduction: On/Off 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 n/a
Flash Range Description: n/a n/a
Max Flash Sync: 1/250 1/250
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Multi Interface Hot shoe Multi Interface Hot shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW (14-bit ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG RAW (14-bit ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: XAVC-S, AVCHD 2.0, MP4 with stereo sound XAVC S / AVCHD 2.0 / MP4; Stereo Audio: LPCM / Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes Yes
NFC: Yes Yes
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: Yes Yes
Headphone Jack: Yes Yes
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: No No
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Yes, via USB or Wi-Fi Optional via RM-VPR1, USB or Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): Micro HDMI (Type-D), Multi Micro USB connector, Stereo microphone jack (3.5mm), Stereo headphone jack (3.5mm) Multi-Terminal Micro USB (with remote support), Type-D Micro HDMI, 3.5mm Microphone and 3.5mm Headphone jacks
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.53 0.74
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.57  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): Unlimited  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 0.52 0.79
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 5.0 5.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 62 52
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 5.0 5.0
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 39 28
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 5.0 5.0
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 28 24
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.18 seconds 0.22 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.129 seconds 0.151 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):    
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.024 seconds 0.053 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes): Full AF lag, Multi-area AF mode = 0.183s Full AF lag with electronic first curtain disabled (enabled is the default) = 0.359 second
Startup Time: 2.0 seconds 1.7 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.5 seconds 1.0 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power:    
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 380 shots 350 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 320 shots 270 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NP-FW50 Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable NP-FW50 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 2 x Proprietary NP-FW50 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary NP-FW50 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes No
Internal Charging Supported: Yes Yes
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. In-body 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization (up to 4.5 stops of corrections), White Magic tilting LCD (170 degrees up, 41 degrees down), XAVC S, AVCHD 2.0 & MP4 videos, S-Log2 and S-Gamut, improved grip and shutter button, stronger lens mount, optional VG-C2EM battery grip.