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Sony Alpha 7

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Sony Alpha 7 review: specs and price

Sony Alpha 7
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Sony Alpha 7

Why is Sony Alpha 7 better than the average?

  • Sensor size
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    35.8 x 23.9mmvs246.69mm
  • Megapixels (main camera)
    24.3MPvs17.46MP
  • Focus points
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    117vs61.8
  • Maximum light sensitivity
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    25600 ISOvs20377.19 ISO
  • Noise
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    2248 ISOvs1216.06 ISO
  • Video recording (main camera)
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    1080 x 60fpsvs42617.51fps
  • Image quality
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    90vs71.39
  • Fastest shutter speed
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    1/8000svs1/3075s

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Design

1.resolution
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2. more viewfinder coverage
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With 100% coverage you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage you may have to crop your photos afterwards to get them looking perfect.

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3.pixel density
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4.Has a flip-out screen
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Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.

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5.Has a hot shoe
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A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.

Sony Alpha 7
6.LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
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The device has an LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixel, resulting in sharp and crisp images. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

Sony Alpha 7

Optics

1.focus points
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The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.

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2.has AF tracking
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With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.

Sony Alpha 7
3.sensor size
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The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.

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81.2 x 25.4mm

35.8 x 23.9mm

4.maximum light sensitivity
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With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.

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5.has built-in optical image stabilization
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Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

Sony Alpha 7
6.Has phase detection autofocus for photos
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A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.

Sony Alpha 7

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)
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The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

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3456 x 50fps

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2.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
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When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

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3.has a 24p cinema mode
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24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

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4.supports AVCHD format
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AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.

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Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
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A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

Sony Alpha 7
2.has a microphone input
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A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

Sony Alpha 7
3.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
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With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

Sony Alpha 7

Battery

1.Battery life (CIPA)
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CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.

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2.has a removable battery
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The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

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3.has a rechargeable battery
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The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Sony Alpha 7
4.has a battery level indicator
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An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

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Features

1.image quality
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A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.

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2.noise
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The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.

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3730 ISO

2248 ISO

3.color depth
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The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.

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42bits

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4.dynamic range
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The better the dynamic range the system captures a wider number of values from dark to light leading to more details in low and highlights. Source: DxOMark.

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5.has an external memory slot
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The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

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6.Has Wi-Fi
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The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

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