Sony announced its latest addition to the A7 and A7R family, the world’s smallest full-frame interchangeable lens camera: the A7S – a full-frame mirrorless camera made for videographers. The A7S model combines extraordinary sensitivity, low noise and spectacular 4K video quality all in one, giving professional photographers and videographers a camera to be truly excited about.
Featuring a newly developed 12.2 megapixel 35mm full frame Exmor® CMOS sensor paired with a powerful BIONZ X image processor, the A7S can shoot at a sensitivity range of ISO 50 – 409,600 with unprecedented dynamic range and low noise. This allows the A7S to collect dramatically more light than traditional cameras, to produce beautifully detailed images even in the darkest environments.
The 7S is also the world’s first camera to utilise the entire width of a full-frame image sensor in 4K video acquisition, giving 4K video shooters the ability to fully maximise the creative benefits of this unique sensor. Additionally, the high-speed read out of the 35mm full-frame image sensor combined with the high-speed processing of the BIONZ X processor enables significant improvements in video quality.
Directly compatible with the growing family of E-mount lenses, the A7S camera can also be used with A-mount and others lens systems with optional adapters. Building on this, Sony has announced development of a brand new, full-frame power zoom 28-135mm F4 lens E-mount lens that is an ideal match for the powerful movie capabilities of the A7S model.
The pricing and availability of the A7S full-frame interchangeable lens camera for Singapore, will be announced at a future date.
Seems like an interesting piece to own and use for photographers & videographers.
Especially when it’s light enough to bring around and for challenging light condition usage… such as, e.g. cave condition shooting / nature, sports, sunrise or sunset condition and even pre-weddings / actual day wedding … 🙂
My guess, it should be within the SGD2k – 3k range.
But confirmed pricing will be updated later.
Details as kindly shared by Sony Singapore and WE.
A7S – Specifications Sheet
|Type||35mm full frame (35.6 x 23.8mm), Exmor CMOS sensor|
|Number of pixels (effective)||Approx. 12.2 megapixels|
|Recording system (still images)|
|Recording format||JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.3, MPF baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)|
|RAW output||14 bit|
|Recording system (movies)|
|Recording format||XAVC S / AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant / MP4|
|Video compression||XAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264|
|AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264|
|MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264|
|Audio recording format||XAVC S: LPCM, 2ch|
|AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3), 2ch, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator|
|MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC, 2ch|
|Image size (pixels)||XAVC S: 1920 x 1080 (60p/50Mbps, 30p/50Mbps, 24p/50Mbps), 1280 x 720 (120p/50Mbps)|
|AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (60p/28Mbps/PS, 60i/24Mbps/FX, 60i/17Mbps/FH, 24p/24Mbps/FX, 24p/17Mbps/FH)|
|MP4: 1440 x 1080 (30fps/12Mbps), 640 x 480 (30fps/3Mbps)|
|Movie functions||Audio Level Display, Audio Rec Level, Auto Slow Shutter, HDMI info. Display (On/Off selectable), Time Code/User Bit, Picture Profile, Creative Style, Picture Effect, Rec Control, Dual Video Rec, Marker Setting|
|Picture Profile||Yes (Off / PP1-PP7) Parameters: Black level, Gamma (Movie, Still, Cine1-4, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2), Black Gamma, Knee,Colour Mode, Colour Level, Colour Phase, Colour Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset|
|Clean HDMI output|
|Output signal||3840 × 2160(30p/24p) / 1920 × 1080(60p/60i/24p)YCbCr 4:2:2 8bit/ RGB 8bit|
|Media||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)|
|Focus point||25 points|
|Sensitivity range||EV -4 to EV 20 (at ISO 100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)|
|Metering type||1200-zone evaluative metering|
|ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)||Still images: ISO 100-102400, Movies: ISO 200-102400 equivalent (both expandable to 409600,for still: expandable down to 50)|
|Type||XGA OLED, 1.3cm (0.5 type) electronic viewfinder (colour)|
|Total no. of dots||2,359,296 dots|
|Magnification||Approx. 0.71x (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1)|
|Type||7.5cm (3.0 type) TFT drive|
|Total number of dots||921,600 dots|
|Adjustable angle||Up approx. 90 degrees, down approx. 45 degrees|
|PlayMemories Camera Apps||Yes|
|Wireless LAN (built-in)||Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz band)*1
Playback of still images and movies on smartphones, PCs and TVs
|NFC™||Yes (NFC Forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing)|
|Multi Interface Shoe||Yes|
|HD output||HDMI micro connector (Type-D), BRAVIA Sync (link menu), PhotoTV HD, 4K still image playback|
|Type||Electronically controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type|
|Shutter speed||Still images: 1/8000 to 30 sec., Bulb
Movies: 1/8000 to 1/4 (1/3 step), Up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto Slow Shutter mode)
|Electronic front curtain shutter||Yes, On/Off|
|Battery||Rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50|
|Still images||Approx. 320 shots (viewfinder) / approx. 380 shots (LCD screen) (CIPA standard)|
|Movies||Actual*2: Approx. 55 min with viewfinder, approx. 60 min with LCD screen (CIPA standard)
Continuous*3: Approx. 90 min with viewfinder, approx. 90 min with LCD screen (CIPA standard)
|External power||AC Adaptor AC-PW20 (optional)|
|Body only||Approx. 446g|
|W x H x D (excluding protrusions)||Approx. 126.9 x 94.4 x 48.2mm|
|Specifications and features are based on information available at the time of printing and are subject to change without notice.|