Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha 7
Top 22%1,881 points
Top 22%
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Sony Alpha 7 review: 64 facts and highlights

1. megapixels

24.3MP
Panono Camera: 108MP

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
35.8 x 23.9mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 25.4mm

3. focus points

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.
117
Canon EOS R: 5655

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
5fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps

5. noise

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
2248ISO
Sony Alpha a7 III: 3730ISO

6. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Sony Alpha 7
28% have it

7. maximum light sensitivity

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.
25600 ISO
Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR: 1640000 ISO

8. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
340shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots

9. image quality

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
90
Sony Alpha 7R II: 98

10. video recording (main camera)

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.
1080 x 60fps
Fujifilm X-T3: 2160 x 60fps

11. weight

474g
HTC Re: 65.5g

12. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Sony Alpha 7
39% have it

13. color depth

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
24.8bits
HP Photosmart R927: 42bits

14. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
1/8000s
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV: 1/32000s

15. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Sony Alpha 7
50% have it

16. Has phase detection autofocus for photos

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.
Sony Alpha 7
32% have it

17. dynamic range

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.
14.2Evs
Nikon D810A: 14.8Evs

18. has built-in optical image stabilization

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
46% have it

19. has AF tracking

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
72% have it

20. pixel density

544ppi
Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7: 2160ppi

21. resolution

1358 x 906px
Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7: 5184 x 3888px

22. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
1230k dots
Fujifilm X-T1 + XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS: 1040000k dots

23. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Sony Alpha 7
26% have it

24. has a two-stage shutter

A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
Sony Alpha 7
54% have it

25. has a 24p cinema mode

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
Sony Alpha 7
27% have it

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