Sony A7 (ILCE-7)
Construction: Magnesium alloy bodyshell, sealed against dust and moisture. Lens Mount: Sony E bayonet (FE). Sensor Type/Size: CMOS, 23.9x35.8 mm. Total Pixels: 24.7 million (maximum image size = 6000x4000 pixels). Focal Length Conversion Factor: None. Storage Medium: Dual format slot for SD/SDHC/ SDXC memory cards with UHS-I support or Memory Stick PRO Duo/PRO HG Duo/XC-HG Duo memory cards. Data Compression: Three levels of JPEG compression on three resolution settings plus 14-bit lossless on RAW data. RAW+JPEG capture. Choice of aspect ratios – 3:2 and 16:9. ISO Range: 100-25,600. Buffer Memory: Up to 50 frames JPEG/large/fine or 25 RAW. Maximum Frame Rate: 2.5 per second (5.0 per second in Speed-Priority mode). Video Recording: AVCHD Version 2.0 format – Full HD at 1920x1080 pixels, 50 or 24 fps and 16:9 aspect ratio (maximum bit rate is 28 Mbps). Full HD at 1920x1080 pixels, 50 fps (interlaced) and 16:9 aspect ratio (maximum bit rate is 24 Mbps). HD at 1440x1080 pixels at 25 fps and 16:9 aspect ratio. MPEG 4 AVC/H .264 compression. MP4 format – Full HD at 1920x1080 pixels, 25 fps and 16:9 aspect ratio and HD at 1280x720 pixels, 25 fps and 16:9 aspect ratio. MPEG 4 AVC/H .264 compression. Stereo microphones with auto/manual adjustable levels. Stereo audio input and output. Uncompressed 8-bit 4:2:2 colour output via HDMI connection, zebra patterns. Autofocusing: Hybrid contrast/phase difference detection system. 117 points with phase detection, 25 with contrast detection. Centre-point and flexible spot modes, auto tracking and face detection. Direct manual focusing (DMF) and manual focus assist via magnified image and peaking display. Metering: 1200-point multi-pattern, centreweighted average, spot and P-TTL auto flash. Exposure Modes: Program (with shift), aperture/ shutter-priority auto and manual. Nine subject/ scene programs with auto selection. Shutter: Electronic focal plane, vertical travel, 301/8000 second plus ‘B’, flash sync to 1/250 second. White Balance: Auto, nine presets, one custom setting, correction (blue-to-amber or magentato-green), manual colour temperature setting and CC filters (magenta-to-green and blue-to-amber). Underwater mode. Power Source: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack. Features: OLED EVF (2.34 megapixels), ‘Multi Terminal Interface’ hotshoe, sensor cleaning, electronic level display, real-time histogram, grid display, 7.62 cm LCD monitor (1.23 million pixels) with adjustments for tilt, ‘Sweep Panorama’ (2D and 3D), 13 ‘Creative Style’ presets (Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn Leaves, B&W and Sepia), adjustable ‘Creative Style’ parameters (contrast, sharpness and colour saturation), 13 ‘Picture Effect’ settings (Posterisation – Colour/B&W, Pop Colour, Retro Photo, Partial Colour, High Contrast Mono, Toy Camera, Soft High-Key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-Tone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolour, Illustration), ‘Dynamic Range Optimiser’ (Auto and five manual levels), HDR capture (three exposures with either auto correction or manual adjustment from +/-1.0 to 6.0 EV), lens corrections (Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion), sRGB and Adobe RGB colour spaces, long exposure noise reduction, high ISO noise reduction, luminance/RGB histograms with highlight/shadow warnings, adjustable image display time, 9/25 thumbnails, auto playback with variable display time, playback zoom (up to 18.8x), WiFi with NFC connectivity, Print Image Matching and DPOF support. Price: $1499 body only.