Sony Alpha A7

  • Sony Alpha A7
88
Based on 32 scores, 82 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    21
  • Good:
    10
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Fullframe image sensor.
  • 5fps burst shooting.
  • Snappy autofocus.

Cons:

  • Sensor design includes OLPF.
  • No PC sync socket.

Expert reviews and ratings

By InsideHW on

Serious photographers have seen the presentation of Sony Alpha 7 as a fulfillment of a lifelong dream. The power of a full-format sensor (FF) in the body off a CSC class device removes the need for carrying a bag filled with equipment everywhere, because...

By Tom's Guide on 90

Sony's Alpha a7 is a pro-level mirrorless camera that offers excellent full-frame performance and good ergonomics in a compact design. The Sony Alpha a7 mirrorless camera is Sony's attempt to challenge pro DSLR models by packing all of their...

By Videomaker on

By making the world's lightest and smallest camera with a full-frame sensor and keeping all of the features of DSLRs for good digital imaging, Sony seems to have found a niche in the crowded camera market. Though there is still some room for improvement...

By The Imaging Resource on 90

When we reviewed Sony's A7R mirrorless camera, we were thrilled by its combination of a full-frame image sensor and a compact body. The Sony A7 offers both, and yet it's even more affordable. It also boasts better autofocus and performance, but trades...

By MobileTechReview on 80

There's simply nothing like it: a full frame DSLR competitor in a body that's barely bigger and heavier than Sony's NEX (soon to be Alpha a5000 and a6000) ILCs. If you need big image quality but don't want to haul big gear around, the a7 and a7R are...

By thunderbaylive.com on

Lisa Gade reviews the Sony Alpha a7 camera. This is the first full frame ILC (interchangeable lens camera). The CMOS sensor is the same size as other full frame cameras and 35mm film cameras. The a7 is incredibly compact and portable and the body weighs...

By Popular Photography Magazine on

Comparisons are tricky for the A7, since there are no other 24MP ILCs, other than Sony's discontinued NEX-7 and newly announced Alpha 6000, which we haven't tested; the only other full-frame ILC is the A7R. Samsung's NX300, with a 20.3MP sensor, produced...

By Expert Reviews on 80

Stunning image quality for the size and price, but lenses are...

By digitalspy.co.uk on 80

By no means is the Sony Alpha A7 a perfect camera, but we can forgive a few foibles. It costs less than most full-frame cameras or even some 4/3rds setups like the Olympus OMD-1, yet in the right hands it can take photos of remarkable quality. Take the...

By Amateur Photographer on 87

I enjoyed shooting with the Alpha 7 thanks to the comfortable and well-proportioned handgrip, dual dials, logically positioned customisable controls and intuitive menu system. That said, Id see like to see an improvement in some areas. Despite the...

By Digital Photography Review on 80

The Alpha 7 has broken new ground in the full-frame market, in terms of both size and price. Its compact size, broad feature set and very good Raw image quality make it a compelling option for those wanting a large sensor. Unfortunately, the JPEGs have...

By DPexpert on

REVIEW—SONY a7] by terry on 16 January 2014 Price: $1900 body (street price) Simply brilliant THE LOW-DOWN: This is the 24mp version of Sony’s full frame mirrorless camera. There is also a 36mp a7r ($2500 body). The magnesium alloy body is...

By Sydney Morning Herald on

This is the 24-megapixel version of Sony's full-frame mirrorless camera. There is also a 36-megapixel A7r ($2500 body). The magnesium alloy body is...

By brisbanetimes.com.au on

This camera looks handsome, feels solid and has the output expected of full-frame digital sensors. We used it with the supplied Zeiss 55mm prime lens, which is incomparable and expensive, and it is a superb kit. We have used the A7 and the A7r and admire...

By DigitalCameraReview on 80

There's no doubt that Sony has raised the bar for all other camera manufacturers with the release of the a7/a7R. These cameras go far beyond the basic excitement of being full-frame mirrorless cameras. A broad feature set with extensive custom options...

By DigitalVersus on 100

And now for the million dollar question: is Sony's A7 a better buy than the A7R? Well, that's not so straight forward to answer. The Alpha 7 is faster to start up and has a slightly speedier autofocus. Plus, it's less demanding when it comes to lens...

By tech.uk.msn.com on 100

It's a wonderful opportunity to get into full frame photography - great pics, great fun, great price, great job...

By TechReviewSource on 90

The Sony Alpha 7 is a fast-shooting, full-frame mirrorless camera that is capable of capturing some impressive images, but we prefer its sibling, the 7R,...

By CNET Australia on 89

Offering excellent value for money, the Sony A7 opens up the magic of full-frame photography to an entirely new...

By The Verge on 83

The A7s are the most advanced and expensive mirrorless cameras Sony has ever produced. They may look similar to the company's line of NEX cameras, but the A7s have one significant difference: a *much* larger image sensor. Bigger sensors simply produce...