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Sony a7 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Body
Finally a full frame camera that is travel friendly and easy to use. Sony has served up a camera that can match the capabilities of the larger DSLR cameras in a compact size. Ergonomic and intuitive design makes it easy to shoot on land as well as underwater with all the housing options to choose from. The Sony a7 will offer up an incredible 24 megapixels of resolution to help you get The Shot.
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Sony a7 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Body


Finally a full frame camera that is travel friendly and easy to use. Sony has served up a camera that can match the capabilities of the larger DSLR cameras in a compact size. Ergonomic and intuitive design makes it easy to shoot on land as well as underwater with all the housing options to choose from. The Sony a7 will offer up an incredible 24 megapixels of resolution to help you get The Shot.

A New Frame of Mind
No other full frame, interchangeable-lens camera is this light or this portable. 24.3MP of rich detail. A true-to-life 2.4 million dot OLED viewfinder. Wi-Fi® sharing and an expandable shoe system. It's all the full-frame performance you ever wanted in a compact size that will change your perspective entirely.

World's Smallest and Lightest
Meet the world's smallest lightest and interchangeable lens full-frame camera*. Sony's Exmor® image sensor takes full advantage of the Full-frame format, but in a camera body less than half the size and weight of a full-frame DSLR.

Full Frame Brilliance
Enter a whole new world of high-quality images thanks to the 24.3MP effective 35mm full-frame sensor, a normal sensor range of ISO 100  25600, and a sophisticated balance of high resolving power, gradation and low noise. Never miss a shot as the BIONZ® X image processor enables up to 5 fps high-speed continuous shooting and 14-bit RAW image data recording.

New BIONZ X Image Processing Engine
Sony proudly introduces the new BIONZ® X image processing engine, which faithfully reproduces textures and details in real time, as seen by the naked eye, via extra high-speed processing capabilities. Together with front-end LSI (large scale integration) that accelerates processing in the earliest stages, it enables more natural details, more realistic images, richer tonal gradations and lower noise whether you shoot still images or movies.

DSLR-like Focusing Speed
Enhanced Fast Hybrid auto focus combines speedy phase-detection AF with highly accurate contrast-detection AF, which has been accelerated through a new Spatial Object Detection algorithm, to achieve among the fastest autofocusing performance of any full-frame camera. First, phase-detection AF with 117 densely placed phase-detection AF points swiftly and efficiently moves the lens to bring the subject nearly into focus. Then contrast-detection AF with wide AF coverage fine-tunes the focusing in the blink of an eye.

Lightning Quick Autofocus
Get ultra high-speed AF despite the use of a full-frame sensor via an advanced image processing engine and improved algorithms that combine and optimize image sensor read-out speed.

Eye Catching
Capture subjects partially turned away from the camera in a shallow depth of field with no problem thanks to Eye AF. Simply focus on a face, and a green frame appears over the prioritized eye to confirm the proper subject is locked. Its extremely accurate eye detection can even prioritize a single pupil. Eye AF can be used when the function is assigned to a customizable button, allowing users to instantly activate it depending on the scene.

Optimal Optics
To take advantage of the lightweight on-the-go body, the a7 is fully compatible with Sony's E-mount lens system as well as compact and lightweight E-mount full-frame lenses from Carl Zeiss® and Sony's premier G-Series.

Fast and Intuitive Shooting Control
Respond swiftly with just the right settings without searching through dedicated menus thanks to Quick Navi Pro. Easily view all major shooting options on the LCD screen so you can rapidly confirm settings and make adjustments on the fly when fleeting shooting opportunities arise.

High Contrast OLED Viewfinder
View every scene in rich detail with the 2.4M dot XGA OLED Tru-Finder, which features OLED improvements and the same 3-lens optical system used in the flagship a99. Since the viewfinder faithfully displays what will appear in your recording, including the effects of your camera settings, you can accurately monitor your scene and the settings results. You'll enjoy rich tonal gradations and 3 times the contrast of the a99, along with high-end features like 100% frame coverage and a wide viewing angle.

Cover Every Shooting Angle
Snap shots high over crowds or down low to capture a pet's eye view with the tiltable 3.0" (1,229k dots) Xtra Fine LCD that boasts a range of movement between approximately 84° up and 45° down. Easily scroll through menus and preview life thanks to WhiteMagic technology that dramatically increases visibility in bright daylight. The large display delivers brilliant-quality still images and movies while enabling easy focusing operation.

Full HD Output
Capture Full 1920 x 1080 HD uncompressed clean-screen video files with external recording devices via an HDMI® connection in 60p and 60i frame rates. Selectable in-camera AVCHD codec frame rates include super-smooth 60p, standard 60i or cinematic 24p, while MP4 codec is also available for smaller files for easier upload to the web.

Capture the Decisive Moment
When your subject is moving fast, you can capture the decisive moment with clarity and precision by shooting at speeds up to 5 frames per second. New faster, more accurate AF tracking, made possible by Fast Hybrid AF, uses powerful predictive algorithms and subject recognition technology to track every move with greater speed and precision.

PlayMemories Camera Apps
The exciting new application download service, PlayMemories Camera Apps, lets you add new functions to your camera's existing feature-set to heighten photographic expression according to your own creative needs. Two applications are currently available for a7 as of October 16, 2013: Direct Upload uploads photos directly to networking services and Smart Remote Control allows a smartphone to control the camera. Many more apps will become available later, including Multiple Exposure, Lens Compensation, Photo Retouch and Picture Effect+.

Simply Connect with Smartphones and Tablets
Wirelessly share your photos and videos through simplified Wi-Fi/NFC control. Use Wi-Fi or NFC (near field communication) for convenient cordless image transfer to Android smartphones and tablets. Simply touch devices to establish an NFC connection; no complex set-up is required. Even better, the smart Remote Control feature lets you control the shutter through your smartphone after you pair it to the camera.

View 4K Stills on Your 4K TV
Watch Ultra High Definition slide shows directly on compatible 4K televisions via optional HDMI or Wi-Fi connection8. The a7 converts images for optimized 4K image size playback (8MP) so you can enjoy expressive rich colors and amazing detail like never before.

Get a Grip
Enjoy long hours of comfortable operation in the vertical orientation with the optional sure vertical grip (VG-C1EM), which can hold two batteries for longer shooting and features dust and moisture protection.

Expand Your Creativity
In addition to E-mount lenses, you can add an optional 35mm full-frame compatible adapter (LA-EA3 or LA-EA4) to mount any A-mount lens to the a7. The LA-EA4 features a built-in AF motor, aperture-drive mechanism and Translucent Mirror Technology to enable continuous phase-detection AF. Both adapters feature a tripod hole that allows mounting of a tripod to support large A-mount lenses.

Dust and moisture resistance
Carefree shooting in tough environments is yours thanks to comprehensive dust and moisture resistance measures that enhance reliability by helping to prevent water and dust from entering the body. These measures include sealing around the buttons and dials, as well as a protective double-layered structure that tightly interlocks panels and components.

Highlights
  • World's lightest interchangeable lens full-frame camera1
  • Full Frame 24.3MP resolution with 14-bit RAW recording
  • Fast Hybrid AF with phase-detection for DSLR-like speed
  • Fast Intelligent AF optimized for full-frame sensor
  • Direct access interface for fast, natural shooting control
  • Simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi® or NFC
  • Compatible with Sony E-mount and full frame lenses
In The Box
  • Lens cap
  • Rechargeable battery (NP-FW50)
  • AC adaptor (AC-UB10)
  • Shoulder strap
  • Body cap
  • Micro USB cable
Camera Specifications:
  • Software

    • Operating System Compatibility : Image Data Converter 4.0: Microsoft Windows® Vista® SP2, Windows® 7 SP1, Windows® 8 (Pentium 4 or faster) Mac OS X (10.6-10.8) (Intel Core Solo/Core Duo/Core 2 Duo or faster) PlayMemories Home: Microsoft Windows® Vista® SP2, Windows® 7 SP1, Windows® 8 (Pentium III 800 MHz or faster; for playing/editing HD movies: Intel Core Duo 1.66 GHz or faster/Intel Core 2 Duo 1.66 GHz or faster, Intel Core 2 Duo 2.26 GHz or faster (AVC HD (FX/FH)) Mac OS X (10.6-10.8) (Intel Core Solo/Core Duo/Core 2 Duo or faster)
    • Supplied Software : Supplied Software: PlayMemories Home, Image Data Converter Version 4
  • Advanced Features

    • Image Stabilization : Lens-based (where applicable)
    • Auto High Dynamic Range : Yes, (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1-6 EV at 1.0 EV step), off)
    • Sweep Panorama : Horizontal (Wide / Standard), Vertical (Wide / Standard)
    • Anti Motion Blur : Yes
    • Shooting Tips : Yes
    • Intelligent Auto : Yes
    • Face Detection : On, Off, Face Registration, Face Selection; maximum eight faces detected
    • Priority Setting (for Face Detection) : Yes (eight faces max)
    • Smile Shutter technology : Smile shutter (selectable from 3 steps)
    • Superior Auto : Yes
    • Tracking Focus : Yes
  • Camera

    • Camera Type : Full-frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera
    • Lens Compatibility : Sony E-mount Full Frame, operation with Minolta / Konica Minolta Maxxum A-mount lenses confirmed via optional LA-EA3/LA-EA4 adaptor9
    • Lens Mount Type : Sony E-mount Full Frame
    • Color : Black
  • Convenience Features

    • Media/Battery Indicator : Yes
    • Still Image Playback Options : Single (with or without shooting information, RGB histogram & highlight/shadow warning), 9/25-frame index view, Enlarged display mode (Maximum magnification L: 23.0x, M: 15.0x, S: 11.5x), Auto Review (10 / 5 / 2 sec, off), Image orientation (Auto / Manual / Off selectable), Slideshow, Panorama scrolling, Folder selection (Still / Date / MP4 / AVCHD), Forward / Rewind (Movie), Delete, Protect
    • Video Playback Options : Forward / Rewind (Movie)
    • Self Timer : Yes
    • Power Save Mode : Yes
    • Red-Eye Reduction : Yes
    • Erase/Protect : Yes
    • Multiple Language Display : Yes
  • Drive System

    • Continuous Shooting Speed : Continuous shooting: Max. 2.5fps, Speed Priority Continuous shooting: Max. 5.0fps
    • Shutter Speeds : 1/8000 to 30 seconds, bulb
    • Self-timer : 2-sec. or 10-sec. delay,
    • Shutter Type : Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane shutter
    • Drive Mode : Single shooting, Continuous shooting, Speed Priority Continuous shooting, Self-timer (10/2 sec delay selectable), Self-timer (Cont.) (10 sec. delay; 3/5 exposures selectable), Bracketing (Cont., Single, White Balance, DRO)
  • Exposure System

    • D-Range Optimizer : Off, 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)
    • Auto Exposure Lock : Available with AE lock button. Locked when shutter button is pressed halfway. Can be disabled from the Menu
    • Exposure Compensation : +/-5.0 EV (in 1/3 EV or 1/2 EV steps), with exposure compensation dial: +/-3.0 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
    • Picture Effect(s) : 13 modes: Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R, G, B, Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolor, Illustration
    • Exposure Settings : AUTO (iAUTO, Superior Auto), Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Scene Selection, Sweep Panorama, Movie
    • Scene Mode(s) : Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur
    • Metering Modes : Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
    • Metering Sensitivity : EV 0 to 20 EV (at ISO100 equivalent, with F2.8 lens attached)
    • Metering : Advanced 1200-zone evaluative metering
    • ISO : Still images: ISO 100-25600 (ISO numbers up from ISO 50 can be set as expanded ISO range), AUTO (ISO 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit) Movies: ISO 200-25600 equivalent, AUTO (ISO 200-6400 equivalent)
    • Noise Reduction : Long exposure NR: On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec., High ISO NR: Normal / Low / Off selectable
    • Creative Style : Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn Leaves, Black & White, Sepia (Contrast -3 to +3 steps, Saturation -3 to +3 steps, Sharpness -3 to +3 steps)
    • Color Temperature : 2500  9900K with 15-step each Magenta/Green compensation (G7 to M7), Amber/Blue (A7 to B7), Custom
    • White Balance Mode : Auto WB / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluorescent (Warm White / Cool White / Day White / Daylight) / Flash / Color Temperature (2500 to 9900K) & Color Filter (G7 to M7: 15 steps, A7 to B7: 15 steps) / Custom / Underwater
    • Exposure Bracketing : With 3 frames in 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1.0 EV, 2.0 EV or 3.0 EV increments. With 5 frames in 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV or 2/3 EV increments
  • Flash

    • Flash Bracketing : With optional external flash: 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1, 2, 3 EV steps, 3/5 frames (1.0/2.0/3.0 EV: only 3 frames) selectable
    • Flash Metering System : With optional external flash: Pre-flash TTL
    • Flash Compensation : With optional external flash: ±3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
    • Flash Modes : With optional external flash: Flash off, Auto flash, Fill-flash, Rear Sync., Slow Sync., Red-eye reduction (On/Off selectable), Hi-speed sync, Wireless
    • Flash Coverage : With optional external flash: 16 mm (focal length printed on lens body)
    • Flash Type : Optional external flash
  • Focus Control

    • Focus Features : Lock-on AF, Eye AF, Predictive control, Focus lock, Eye-start AF (only available with optional LA-EA2 or LA-EA4 attached), AF illuminator (built-in, LED type, range: Approx. 0.30-3m, AF micro adjustment, AF ON
    • Manual Focus Assist : 35mm full frame: 7.2x, 14.4x APS-C: 4.7x, 9.4x
    • AF Illuminator : Yes (with built-in LED type)
    • Focus Sensitivity : EV 0 to 20 EV (at ISO100 equivalent, with F2.8 lens attached)
    • Focus Area : Multi Point (25 points) / Center-weighted / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Zone
    • Focus Points : 117 points (phase-detection AF), 25 points (contrast-detection AF)
    • AF Modes : Single-shot AF (AF-S), Continuous AF (AF-C), Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus
    • Focus System : Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF / contrast-detection AF)
  • Imaging Sensor

    • Pixel Gross : 24.7 Megapixels (approx.)
    • Color Filter System : RGB primary color filters
    • Effective Picture Resolution : 24.3 Megapixels (approx.)
    • Anti Dust : Charge protection coating on optical filter and ultrasonic vibration mechanism
    • Imaging Sensor : Exmor CMOS sensor (35.8 x 23.9mm)
    • Processor : BIONZ® X image processor
  • Interface

    • NFC : Yes (NFC Forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing)
    • DC IN : Yes via optional AC-PW20AM (sold separately)
    • Memory Card Slot : Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD memory card, SDHC memory card (UHS-I compliant), SDXC memory card (UHS-I compliant)
    • HD Output : HDMI® Type D micro connector
    • Accessory Shoe : Yes, via Multi Interface Shoe
    • A/V Remote Terminal : Yes, via Multi Terminal interface
    • PictBridge Compatible : Yes
    • Tripod Mount : Yes, 1/4" (20 thread count)
    • Remote Commander : Yes, via optional RM-VPR1
    • PhotoTV HD : Yes, with BRAVIA Sync enabled HDTV and HDMI® cable
    • USB Port(s) : USB 2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage, MTP)
    • BRAVIA® Sync : Yes, via HDMI® with compatible BRAVIA HDTV (link menu)8
    • Multi Interface Shoe : Yes
    • Headphone Jack : Yes
    • Microphone Input : Yes
  • Interface

      • Wired : Yes, via optional RM-VPR1
  • LCD Display

    • Peaking : Yes (Level setting: High / Mid / Low / Off, Color: White / Red / Yellow)
    • Real-time image adjustment display : Yes (On / Off)
    • LCD Type : 3.0 (7.5cm) TFT LCD (921,600 dots) with tiltable design
    • Coverage : 100%
    • Histogram : Yes (On / Off)
    • Live View : Continuous Live View
    • Brightness Control : Manual (5 steps between -2 to +2), Sunny Weather mode
    • Grid Display : Graphic Display / Display All Info. / No Disp. Info. / Histogram / Digital Level Gauge / Shooting information for viewfinder mode
    • Customization : Grid, Histogram display, Digital Level Gauge, Grid Line, Magnified display for playback
  • Lens compensation

    • Lens compensation : Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion
  • Optics/Lens

    • Direct Manual Focus : Yes
    • Lens Type : Sony E-mount Full Frame
    • Digital Zoom : Yes, approx. 4x
    • Lens Mount Type : Sony E-mount Full Frame
    • EV Compensation : +/-5.0 EV (in 1/3 EV or 1/2 EV steps), with exposure compensation dial: +/-3.0 EV (in 1/3 EV step)
    • Exterior Finish : Black
  • Power

    • Battery Type : InfoLITHIUM® NP-FW50 (7.2V)
    • Power Requirements : One rechargeable battery pack (NP-FW50)
    • Number of Still Images : Approx. 340 images with LCD monitor (CIPA standard)7
    • Battery Capacity : 1080 mAh
  • Power

      • External power : Yes via optional AC-PW20AM (sold separately)
    • Compatible standards : Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting
  • Recording

    • Panorama Still Image Size : Horizontal Wide: 12,416 x 1,856 (23M) Horizontal Std.: 8,192 x 1,856 (15M) Vertical Wide: 2,160 x 5,536 (12M) Vertical Std.: 2,160 x 3,872 (8.4M)
    • Video Resolution : AVCHD: PS - 1920 x 1080/60p@28Mbps FX - 1920 x 1080/60i@24Mbps FH - 1920 x 1080/60i@17Mbps FX - 1920 x 1080/24p@24Mbps FH - 1920 x 1080/24p@17Mbps MP4: HD - 1440 x 1080/30p@12Mbps VGA - 640 x 480/30p@3Mbps
    • Audio Format : Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC
    • Video Mode : AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant / MP4
    • Color Space : Still: sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB standard compatible with TRILUMINOS Color Movie: xvYCC standard (x.v.Color when connected via HDMI cable) compatible with TRILUMINOS color
    • Still Image Size 16:9 : 35mm full frame: L: 6000 x 3376 (20M), M: 3936 x 2216 (8.7M), S: 3008 x 1688 (5.1M) APS-C: L: 3936 x 2216 (8.7M), M: 3008 x 1688 (5.1M), S: 1968 x 1112 (2.2M)
    • Still Image Size 3:2 : 35mm full frame: L: 6000 x 4000 (24M), M: 3936 x 2624 (10M), S: 3008 x 2000 (6.0M) APS-C: L: 3936 x 2624 (10M), M: 3008 x 2000 (6.0M), S: 1968 x 1312 (2.6M)
    • Still Image Mode : RAW, RAW & JPEG, JPEG Extra fine, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard
    • Media Type : Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD memory card, SDHC memory card (UHS-I compliant), SDXC memory card (UHS-I compliant)
    • Still Image Max Effective Resolution : 24.3 Megapixels
    • Video Signal : NTSC color, EIA standards
    • Microphone/Speaker : Built-in stereo microphone or ECM-CG50 / XLR-K1M (sold separately) / Built-in monaural speaker; volume settings in 8 steps between 0 and 7
    • Still Image File Format : JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
    • 14bit RAW : Yes
  • Service and Warranty Information

    • Limited Warranty Term : 1 Year Parts & Labor
  • Viewfinder

    • Display : Disp. Basic Info, Histogram
    • Brightness Control : Auto / Manual (3 steps between -1 and +1)
    • Type : 1/2-inch (1.3 cm) XGA OLED color electronic viewfinder (2,359,296 dots)
    • Field of View : 100%
    • Magnification : Approx. 0.71x with 50 mm lens at infinity, -1m-1 (diopter)
    • Diopter Adjustment : -4.0 m-1 ~ +3.0m-1 (diopter)
  • Weights and Measurements

    • Weight(Approx) (Main unit only) : Approx. 14.7 oz. (416 g)
    • Dimensions (Approx.) : Approx. 5 × 3-3/4 × 1-15/16 (126.9 x 94.4 x 48.2 mm) (W/H/D) excluding protrusions
    • Weight (Approx.) : With battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo Approx. 1 lb. 0.7 oz. (474 g)
  • Wi-Fi

    • PlayMemories Camera Apps : Yes
    • View on TV : Yes
    • Send to Computer : Yes
    • View on Smartphone : Yes





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