α7S

  • Wide ISO sensitivity setting from 50 to 409600 and unprecedented dynamic range
  • World’s first full-frame sensor capable of full pixel read-out without pixel binning process for movie and 4K (QFHD: 3840 x 2160) HDMI video output.
  • Professional video functions including XAVC S Full HD recording at 50Mbps, time code and optional XLR audio inputs
  • High ISO sensitivity range allows faster shutter speeds during low light shooting

  • α Mount System compatible with a wide range of high quality lenses, including power zoom lens ideal for movie shooting
  • Improved Fast Intelligent AF performance in light as low as EV-4
  • Ultra compact, light-weight body for comfortable pro-style operation

Develop for Sony cameras

The Sony Camera Remote API beta SDK allows you to develop apps to control a number of Sony cameras wirelessly from another device.

Supported APIs/SDKs

General

  • Lens mount: α E-mount

Image sensor

  • 35mm full frame (35.6 x 23.8mm), Exmor CMOS sensor
  • Number of effective pixels: 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: 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 system

  • Type: Contrast-detection AF
  • 25 focus points
  • Sensitivity range: EV -4 to EV 20 (at ISO 100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)

Exposure control

  • Metering type: 1200-zone evaluative metering
  • ISO sensitivity: Still images: ISO 100-102400, Movies: ISO 200-102400 equivalent (both expandable to 409600, for still: expandable down to 50)

Viewfinder

  • XGA OLED, 1.3cm (0.5 type) electronic viewfinder (color)
  • Total no. of dots: 2,359,296 dots
  • Field coverage: 100%
  • Magnification: Approx. 0.71x (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1)

LCD screen

  • 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

Interface

  • Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz band)*
  • Playback of still images and movies on smartphones, PCs and TVs
  • NFC Forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing
  • Multi Interface Shoe
  • HD output: HDMI micro connector (Type-D), BRAVIA Sync (link menu), PhotoTV HD, 4K still image playback

Shutter

  • 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

Drive

  • Drive modes: Single shooting, Continuous shooing, 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)
  • Speed: Continuous shooting: Max. 2.5fps, Speed Priority Continuous Shooting: Max. 5.0fps (May vary depending onshooting conditions and media)

Power

  • Battery: Rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50
  • Still images: Approx. 320 shots (viewfinder) / approx. 380 shots (LCD screen) (CIPA standard)
  • Movies: Actual**: Approx. 55 min with viewfinder, approx. 60 min with LCD screen (CIPA standard), Continuous***: Approx. 90 min with viewfinder, approx. 90 min with LCD screen (CIPA standard)
  • External power: AC Adaptor AC-PW20 (optional)

Weight and dimensions

  • With battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo: Approx. 489g (approx. 1 lb 1.2 oz)
  • Body only: Approx. 446g (approx. 15.7 oz)
  • W x H x D (excluding protrusions): Approx. 126.9 x 94.4 x 48.2mm (approx. 5 x 3 3/4 x 1 15/16 in.)

Footnotes

* Configuration method/Access method: WPS or manually/infrastructure mode. When connecting to smartphones, the camera can always work as a base without a wireless access point. (Security: WEP/WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK).

** Indicated recording time is defined by repeating the following cycle: Power on, start recording, zoom, stand-by and power off.

*** Indicated recording time is defined by repeating the following cycle: Pressing the MOVIE button. No other operations such as zoom are performed.