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Sony a7S full frame mirrorless camera

introduction

  • announced Oct 2013
  • who is it for?
  • newly developed, 12.2 mp 35mm full frame Exmor® CMOS sensor
  • class leading high ISO performance
  • 1st full frame camera with full pixel read out in movie mode (ie. no pixel binning) which allows videos with much reduced aliasing, moiré and false color artifacts
  • 4K video output to a external recorder

specs

  • new 12.2 mp sensor
    • 25 CDAF points
  • no PDAF
  • 5fps burst
  • shutter 30sec - 1/8000th sec but loud
    • electronic first curtain mode, which allows for a quieter shutter, and reduces the potential for 'shutter shock' vibration
    • electronic silent mode
  • flash sync 1/250th sec
  • no built-in flash but multi-interface flash shoe
  • exp. compensation ±5 EV
  • Auto ISO usable in manual mode via exposure compensation dial
  • awesome high ISO performance:
  • 3“ tilting 1.23m dot LCD but not touch sensitive
  • XGA EVF
  • awesome video capabilities:
    • excellent high ISO videos
    • 1st full frame camera with full pixel read out in movie mode (ie. no pixel binning) which allows videos with much reduced aliasing, moiré and false color artifacts
    • 4K (QFHD 3840 x 2160 pixels 4:2:2 8-bit) video using the full width of the sensor, this can be output to a 3rd party external recorder (eg. Atomos Shogun ~$2000) but cannot be saved to a memory card
    • 1080 HD video at 60p, 60o, 30p and 24p direct to memory card
    • video can be cropped to Super 35mm (APS-C) and at this crop can shoot at 120fps
    • S-Log2 gamma for expanded dynamic range
    • XAVC S recording format at 50Mbps in HD video mode in addition to AVCHD and MP4 codecs
    • video mode picture profile that can adjust settings like gamma, black, level and color adjustment
    • time code/user bit
    • various marker and zebra displays on both the LCD screen and viewfinder
  • no timelapse recording
  • USB 2.0
  • weather sealed, composite body
  • WiFi with NFC
  • 489g
  • 126.9 x 94.4 x 48.2mm (approx. 5 x 3 3/4 x 1 15/16 in.)
  • NB. does not ship with a proper battery charger, instead it comes with a Micro USB cable and the AC-UUD11 AC Battery Charging Adapter (a USB to AC converter)

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photo/sonya7s.txt · Last modified: 2015/09/12 00:44 by gary1