66points

Sony Alpha 7

66points

Sony Alpha 7S

Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha 7S
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60 facts in comparison

Sony Alpha 7 vs Sony Alpha 7S

Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha 7S

Why is Sony Alpha 7 better than Sony Alpha 7S?

  • 92 more focus points
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    117vs25
  • 1.99x more megapixels (main camera)
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    24.3MPvs12.2MP
  • 3 better image quality
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    90vs87
  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
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  • 15g lighter
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    474gvs489g
  • 3.77% better color depth
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    24.8bitsvs23.9bits
  • 7.58% wider dynamic range
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    14.2Evsvs13.2Evs
  • 309k dots higher resolution (screen)
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    1230k dotsvs921k dots

Why is Sony Alpha 7S better than Sony Alpha 7?

  • 16x higher maximum light sensitivity
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    409600 ISOvs25600 ISO
  • 40shots longer battery life
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    380shotsvs340shots
  • Weather-sealed (splashproof)
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  • 1.65x lower noise at high ISO
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    3702 ISOvs2248 ISO
  • Has phase-detection autofocus for videos
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  • 0% less body volume
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    573.02cm³vs573.024cm³
  • Has manual gain
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Design

1.Has a flip-out screen
Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha 7S
Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.
2.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha 7S
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
3.weight

474g

489g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
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 afterward to get them looking perfect.
5.Has a hot shoe
Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha 7S
A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.
6.screen resolution

1230k dots

921k dots

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.

Optics

1.sensor size

35.8 x 23.9mm

35.8 x 23.9mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
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.
The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
4.maximum light sensitivity

25600 ISO

409600 ISO

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.
5.has AF tracking
Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha 7S
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.
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.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 60fps

2160 x 30fps

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.
A phase-detection autofocus system is faster than a contrast detection autofocus system. Even when recording scenes with a lot of fast movements, the videos are sharp and clear.
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
4.has a 24p cinema mode
Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha 7S
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
5.supports AVCHD format
Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha 7S
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.

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha 7S
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
2.has a microphone input
Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha 7S
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

Battery

1.Battery life (CIPA)

340shots

380shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
2.has a removable battery
Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha 7S
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha 7S
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.has a battery level indicator
Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha 7S
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Features

1.noise

2248 ISO

3702 ISO

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
2.supports Wi-Fi
Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha 7S
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
4.color depth

24.8bits

23.9bits

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
5.Has a remote control
Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha 7S
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
6.dynamic range

14.2Evs

13.2Evs

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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