Sony - Alpha a7 Full –Frame Mirrorless Camera (Body Only) - Black

Capture detailed images with this Sony camera. Its fits in the palm of your hand, making it easily portable in camera bags or backpacks. It uses the E-mount interchangeable lens system and is compatible with any Sony E-mount lens (not included). Share videos and photos with the NFC One-touch control and Wi-Fi capabilities of this Sony camera body.

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$799.99
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Overview

What's Included


  • Body cap, shoulder strap, AC power adapter, USB cable
  • Sony NP-FW50 Battery
  • Sony α7 ILCE-7

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (12 out of 12)

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Features


24.3-megapixel Exmor CMOS sensor delivers incredible detail and gorgeous enlargements

The high pixel count lets you maintain high resolution even after cropping, trimming and printing large-sized images.

ISO auto, ISO 100 - 25600

Enjoy crisp, clean images over a broad spectrum of lighting conditions, even capturing great shots just before dawn and at dusk, when available light is often beautiful but scarce.

Capture fast-action shots at up to 5 fps (frames per second)

From joyous facial expressions to fast-paced sports action, you get the shot even if it only lasts a fraction of a second.

3" LCD monitor

With 921,600 pixels for clear images.

Capture spectacular movies in full 1080p HD

Full-time autofocus and manual exposure functions include face-priority, subject-tracking and eye detection autofocus.

BIONZ X image-processing engine delivers speed and performance

The processing power you need to make gorgeous, engaging images, in a variety of formats.

Preview the shot before taking it with the OLED viewfinder

Bright, high-contrast viewfinder lets you see the results before you shoot.

TTL (Through the Lens) autofocus meters focal points to ensure image sharpness

With Focus Peaking function and Manual Focus Check Live View for optimal clarity.

White balance controls deliver accurate, natural tones, regardless of lighting conditions

Settings include custom, automatic, presets (incandescent, cloudy, flash, daylight, shade, fluorescent light, 2500K - 9900K) and bracketing.

Built-in Wi-Fi to instantly share your pictures

Upload, e-mail or text photos from your camera through your smartphone or tablet.* Your smart device can also act as a second monitor as well as remote control. Smart device not included.

PictBridge compatibility lets you print photos without a PC

Compatible printer required, not included.

DRO (Dynamic Range Optimizer) sheds more light on the subject

DRO improves results with backlit subjects, recovering details hidden in the shadows, for dramatically improved results.

Full-time phase detection achieves fast, accurate autofocus

Achieves the correct focus in every mode, even HD movie.

Magnesium-alloy body

With a splash- and dust-resistant design. Features Dust Reduction (image sensor vibration) and anti-dust coating.

Smile shutter technology captures a smile the moment it happens

Automatically takes pictures at just the right time. Adjustable sensitivity and prioritization for children and adults.

Special effects let you get creative with the shot

Adjust the sharpness and saturation of your photos.

Multiformat memory slot for storing or transferring data

Accepts SD, Stick PRO Duo, SDXC, SDHC, Stick PRO-HG Duo, SDHC UHS-I, SDXC UHS-I and Stick XC-HG Duo cards. Memory cards not included.

*Requires high-speed Internet service.


Overall customer rating

4.8
100%
would recommend to a friend

Expert Rating

4.4

Pros

Cons

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fabulous IQ, not as sturdy as my M43 cameras

    Posted
    jlw518
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I moved to the A7 from an Olympus EM1 (and before that a Panasonic GH2), as I wanted the higher IQ and more flexible depth of field capabilities of the full frame sensor. I have been absolutely blown away by the image quality and output file flexibility of this camera since I got it last summer. Every time I go out and shoot, the results are exactly what I have been looking for in my gear for years. So, why am I only giving this four stars? Well, I am gentle with my gear, and yet I have already started having some hiccups with this camera. The C3 function button has become intermittent, requiring two presses before it will work. More importantly, the mount has loosened up since I got the camera, and now both native and adapted lenses wobble on it. This is especially pronounced with my LAEA4 adapter and my adapted Sony A-mount lenses, which wobble so much at the camera/adapter interface now that they occasionally lose contact with the body, and refuse to respond until I wiggle the adapter a bit. I have tried to contact their service people about the problems I am having (Precision Camera), but they are impossible to get a hold of, so I will probably just use this until it completely fails, and then send it in when I have no other option. I suspect that the newer version of this camera (A7II) has solved a lot of these problems, but it's bigger than the A7, and I really prefer the A7 form factor. I just wish they had put this model together a little bit better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Full Frame Mirrorless Camera

    Posted
    swegboy
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Purchased this camera about a month ago and am completely satisfied with it. I upgraded from the Sony a3000. I currently am using it with an APS-C lens not a full frame lens, but the quality of the photos is amazing. The wi-fi is an awesome feature to have as I can send photos straight to my phone and iPad. I can also use my iPad to control the camera. I am pleased with Sony and hope to purchase a full frame lens soon.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      SonyListens

      Hi swegboy, I'm so glad to hear that this unit meet your expectation. Good to know that you are happy with your purchase! Dave Sonystyle

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Camera!

    Posted
    Seattleimage
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought this amazing camera about 3 weeks ago and I can honestly say this is what a camera should be. Granted with a good Zeiss lens and battery grip and flash Its quite a spend purchase. But I must say its worth every penny! I was waiting on Canon to upgrade to Full Frame but they seen to not be doing much so this 15 year Canon user just switched to Sony. I love LOVE LOVE this camera!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Mirrorless for a pro?

    Posted
    Arange
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I shoot a lot of weddings, portraits, and events. This little guy can get the job done and some! It's an amazing camera, and more than capable for any job or any hobbyist who knows there way around a camera. Remember, it's all about the glass you put in front of your camera, sonny has some nice lenses and 3rd party lenses are just around the corner so don't let the lack of lenses scare you. I'm definitely gonna stick with the Sony lineup for a while!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Made me reconsider my current DSLR

    Posted
    Eli01
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I absolutely love this camera. I was kinda nervouse on making this purchase but it completely blew my mind. Never going back to a optical viewfinder again. I bought this last year and just purchased my A7ii with a Sony Zeiss. Sony is truly inovating the photography industry.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very advanced mirrorless full frame camera

    Posted
    clicker150

    Excellent camera especially if you have a load of old glass laying around, this camera will make them shine again. Honestly i can't think of any major negatives. This camera is just a pleasure to use and it delivers. So far I'm very satisfied with my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for beginner

    Posted
    Stoney
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Love the camera. Takes good photos on automatic and lightweight. Only wish it had a better battery life and built in flash

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The camera is good but service hurts me

    Posted
    Evan
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I bought this on my birthday as a gift for me. But there is no any discount for me. That is my day and I don't deserve a birthday discount.

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars with 13 reviews

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The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about manual adjust., optics, glare and design. Editors are less positive about water proof and memory. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 89/100 = Very good quality.
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  • Tom's GuideRating, 4.5 out of 5Richard Baguley on May 29, 2014
    Sony Alpha a7 Mirrorless Camera Review: Full-Frame Power
    The Alpha a7 is an exceptional performer you can take anywhere, producing very sharp images with excellent detail and accurate color. Low-light shooting also produced high-quality images, with the full-frame sensor pulling in more light than theFull Review
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  • CNETRating, 4 out of 5Lori Grunin on February 5, 2014
    Sony Alpha ILCE-7 (with 28-70mm Lens) review
    There's no question that the cheaper model of Sony's full-frame interchangeable-lens duo looks mighty attractive, thanks to its lower price tag. The less-expensive 24-megapixel model (Alpha ILCE-7, aka A7) boasts faster performance and a betterFull Review
  • CNETRating, 4 out of 5February 5, 2014
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    Note: the design and feature set for the A7 is identical to the A7R, so much of my discussion of the camera is, well, also identical.Full Review
  • The VergeRating, 4.2 out of 5Dan Seifert on December 16, 2013
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  • TechRadar (UK)Rating, 4.5 out of 5Amy Davies on December 12, 2013
    Sony Alpha A7 review
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