Sony Alpha 7S
Top 10%1,367 points
Top 10%
Megapixels
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Top 95%
747 cameras
10.91MP - 19.73MP
NaN% of all camerasYes
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megapixels
sensor size
maximum light sensitivity
video recording
longer battery life

Sony Alpha 7S: 57 facts and highlights

1. megapixels

12.20MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
295
0

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 38mm
247
0

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.
25
Sony Alpha a6500: 425
191
0

4. noise

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
3702ISO
Sony Alpha 7S: 3702ISO
178
0

5. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Sony Alpha 7S
26% have it
152
0

6. weight

489g
HTC Re: 65.50g
142
0

7. image quality

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
87
Sony Alpha 7R II: 98
132
0

8. 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.
409600ISO
Pentax KP: 819200ISO
127
0

9. video recording

2160 x 30fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
115
0

10. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
380shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
114
0

11. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Sony Alpha 7S
34% have it
100
0

12. color depth

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
23.90bits
HP Photosmart R927: 42bits
87
0

13. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Sony Alpha 7S
48% have it
86
0

14. Faster video autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting movies

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper movies.
Sony Alpha 7S
11% have it
85
0

15. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
0s
Canon EOS-1D C: 0s
81
0

16. 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 7S
25% have it
77
0

17. width

127mm
DxO One: 26.20mm
76
0

18. 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.
13.20Evs
Nikon D810A: 14.80Evs
72
0

19. volume

573cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
71
0

20. height

94mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
71
0

21. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
921k dots
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 1230000k dots
71
0

22. thickness

48mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
70
0

23. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Sony Alpha 7S
23% have it
68
0

24. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3"
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2: 4.80"
59
0

25. Weather sealed

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
Sony Alpha 7S
18% have it
58
0

26. 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 7S
73% have it
57
0

27. Faster photo autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting pictures

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper images.
Sony Alpha 7S
30% have it
57
0

28. supports AVCHD format

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.
Sony Alpha 7S
26% have it
54
0

29. Is a system camera

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.
Sony Alpha 7S
43% have it
54
0

30. 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 7S
52% have it
52
0

31. Has an electronic viewfinder

An electronic viewfinder (or EVF) is a small display showing the image. Benefits of these over optical viewfinders include: they show more of the image, they can be more compact, focusing is easier with digital zoom, and they can also sometimes have extra info on the display, eg. a live histogram.
Sony Alpha 7S
16% have it
51
0

32. can be controlled remotely

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
Sony Alpha 7S
44% have it
50
0

33. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Sony Alpha 7S
66% have it
49
0

34. more viewfinder coverage

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.
100%
Canon EOS M6: 100%
49
0

35. has manual shutter speed

This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
Sony Alpha 7S
45% have it
48
0

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