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SonyAlpha a7S Mirrorless Digital Camera
 
4.7

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good in low light (61)
  • Compact (54)
  • Easy to use (46)
  • Great resolution (36)
  • Large clear LCD (31)

Cons

  • Short battery life (37)
  • Complicated controls (5)
  • No image stabilization (4)

Best Uses

  • Video (52)
  • Low light (51)
  • Travel (39)
  • Weddings (31)
  • Family photos (23)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (34), Semi-pro photographer (20), Photo enthusiast (10)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

we test a pre-release A7s, impresive!!

Hello, my name is Gerardo Campos of Geco Films.
We have been one of the few that have had the chance of testing the new photo and video camera SONY A7S. You...Read complete review

Hello, my name is Gerardo Campos of Geco Films.
We have been one of the few that have had the chance of testing the new photo and video camera SONY A7S. You can find our test in vimeo under this name: "sony A7s test geco english subtitles"
This is the new camera that has a 4K sensor, with a 4K output
It does NOT record internally in 4K
One of its main features is its light sensibility.
There are some reviews going around on internet, but we wanted to do our own testing.
We filmed simple shots on the street, since we didn´t have the camera for much time.
We also tested its slow motion performance, since this camera can work up to 120 fps in 720p mode.
The camera is small and very light
Easy to maneuver
The Menu is fairly well distributed.
This camera´s light sensibility is phenomenal
We have some images here. I will show you what we captured on the screen and how the camera delivers the image.
This camera reaches 409.000 ISO, which is insane.
We tested it in 409000 ISO, but the truth is that we didn´t find anything dark enough to shoot in that setting without burning.
I´ll show you some nighttime images of buildings
The image can be recovered since the camera has a very wide dynamic range
More than 15 stops points of dynamic range
You can notice this when recovering the scene.
When you have a burnt or clipped image, although it seems to be unrecoverable. In post production, as you reduce brightness and highlights you will see how much information is held within the image.
You can recover invisible image data which may be useful.
Obviously the camera is noisy in 409.000 ISO, inappropriate for high quality use. However the image could be usable up to 50.000 ISO or maybe even 102.000 ISO, if it were later filtered with Denoise or Neat Video.
It could be useful in a wide range of instances. Such as documentaries were the camera is used in night vision avoiding infra red. In scenes were animals or insects are photophobic.
This camera would be great for those circumstances.
It is a small camera, so its transportation is optimum.
It is light weight and you can use which ever lens you chose.
You would only need a small tripod, nothing sophisticated and you would be set to work in scenes with no light at all. It is impressive!
You can find our test in vimeo under this name: "sony A7s test geco english subtitles"

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

a7S and a7R — Not for action photograpy

I professionally shoot high school, club, and collegiate sports. I own the Sony a99 and a7. I love the size, WiFi capability, and everything about the A7. However, on both of...Read complete review

I professionally shoot high school, club, and collegiate sports. I own the Sony a99 and a7. I love the size, WiFi capability, and everything about the A7. However, on both of my above body's, the 24MP sensor is too noisy above ISO 3200. When I shoot sports, especially indoor sports, such as swimming and diving, I often want to use an ISO of 3200+ to achieve the highest possible shutter speed and lowest noise for a given aperture.When I read about the low-noise, high ISO capability of the a7S, with its large photo site, 12MP sensor, I couldn't wait. When the a7S became available for pre-order, I immediately ordered one. It finally came in, and it met my every expectation except one: When placed in "Continuous Auto Focus" (AF-C) mode, using any of the new FE mount lenses, the camera takes from 1 to 3 seconds to focus. This makes the camera useless for indoor or outdoor, high speed action photography and videography.I spoke to Sony several times about this problem. They agree that the camera's focusing system hunts some before it focus locks on the target. Two different Sony reps said that this is a product of "Contrast Only" autofocus used in the a7S and a7R. My a99 and a7 use "Phase and Contrast" autofocus and they both focus much, much, much faster that the a7S or a7R.Now I can see Sony using "Contrast Only" autofocus in the a7R which is designed more for studio or landscape photography, but why Sony didn't take the slow "Contrast Only" slow focus into consideration for the a7S — a camera that could have revolutionized low-light, high ISO action shooting, is beyond me. What a major shame!If you want to see this for yourself, it's easy. Go to any Sony dealer, mount any Sony FE autofocus lens on an a7S or a7R, select "AF-C" in the Focus menu, and watch how much it hunts and how long it takes to focus when the shutter is depressed half way down.I sent the camera back. If this problem can be fixed with firm-ware, I will buy another one, and update my review to 5 stars. Otherwise, two stars is all it deserves, as I shoot moving subjects. The a7 currently is a much better choice over the a7s or a7R for action shooting.

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5.0

great!

By F dreves

from Valdivia, Chile

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dynamic Range
  • Fast Shutter Speed
  • Good in Low Light
  • Great Resolution
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Small / Compact

Cons

  • Complicated Controls
  • Short Battery Life

Best Uses

  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Sports/Action
  • Travel
  • Video
  • Wildlife photos

Comments about Sony Alpha a7S Mirrorless Digital Camera:

great camera, not only iso sensitivity. The best thing is its sharpness and dynamic range.

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5.0

A revolutionary camera

By Lio

from Puerto Rico

About Me Pro Photographer

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Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Good in Low Light
  • Great Resolution
  • Small / Compact

Cons

  • Short Battery Life

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Travel
  • Video
  • Weddings/Events

Comments about Sony Alpha a7S Mirrorless Digital Camera:

This camera may seem small and inoffensive but
its gonna wow you.
This is really a video camera in a Dslr Body
Best 1080 resolution out there of any dslr or mirrorless
Best in lowlight
Buy it you wont regret it.

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5.0

Establece una nuevo estándar.

By Carlos Navarro

from Buenos Aires, Argentina

About Me Photo Enthusiast

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Pros

  • Fast Shutter Speed
  • Good in Low Light
  • Small / Compact

Cons

  • Short Battery Life

Best Uses

  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Travel

Comments about Sony Alpha a7S Mirrorless Digital Camera:

Soy usuario de la gama alta de Canon hace varios años. Abandone el formato ASP-C por los problemas de ruidos, baja profundidad de campo y latitud. Hace años de desembarque en el Full Frame de la mano de Canon 1D MIII (1,3x) y recientemente Canon 5D Mark III con 24-70 f2.8 L y 70-200 f2.8 L. Estaba contento con los resultados de mi cámara, muchas veces acudía a un flash de apoyo y recientemente comencé a usar 50mm 1.4 buscando lenes mas luminosos en condiciones de poca luz. ¿El problema? El peso y la poca discreción de un equipo tan grande y pesado. Finalmente pensé en adquirir una segunda cámara para viajar mas liviano y llamar menos la atención y B&H me recomendaron la SONY a7S. Seguí el consejo y para mi sorpresa hoy es mi cámara principal. Más latitud, más ISO, menor peso y discreta. Una cámara que con el 24-70 f4 solo pesa 980g con Full Frame y saca fotos en la oscuridad. La resolución de 12,2 MP no es problema en absoluto. La probé en NYC recorriendo sus calles con más de 10.000 disparos y en el 99% de los casos fue efectiva.Puedo remplazar con está cámara a las Canon 5D MIII, no en todos los frentes, pero es lo que buscaba para viajar liviano sin perder calidad.

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5.0

great

By Aldo Miike

from Sao Paulo, Brazil

About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

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Pros

  • Fast Shutter Speed
  • Good in Low Light
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Small / Compact

Cons

  • 64 Gb Sd Card Needed

Best Uses

  • Video

Comments about Sony Alpha a7S Mirrorless Digital Camera:

Everything I wanted. I only wish that you could tell during the purchase that a 64Gb sd card it's needed for better quality videos.

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5.0

Wonderful surprise in a small package

By Sibea

from Boston

About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

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Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Good in Low Light
  • Great Resolution
  • Small / Compact

Cons

  • Short Battery Life

Best Uses

  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Travel

Comments about Sony Alpha a7S Mirrorless Digital Camera:

I was trully impressed with low noise and exceptional low night capability of this camera. I compare this with my Nikon D800e and even Hasselblad H4D 50MS. The picture quality is on par with the big boys providing one use a quality lens. I bought the Voigtlander 50mm F1.1 and to try out on this and it picture quality in wide open is very close to my Nikon 50mm f1.4 (or I would say a little sharper). Comparing with the Hasselblad 100mm f2 is still a bit lag of overall corner sharpness but is close.

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5.0

Product needs a little improvement

By Louis1255

from Medford,NY

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Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Fast Shutter Speed
  • Good in Low Light
  • Great Resolution
  • Large Clear LCD

Cons

  • Lag / Shutter Delay
  • Poor Image Stabilization

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Travel
  • Video
  • Wildlife photos

Comments about Sony Alpha a7S Mirrorless Digital Camera:

An excellent product for stills and video needs a much more sophisticated WiFi Remote Control with at least half-a-mile range radius than the supplied toy like Remote Controller with few feet range for this price.

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5.0

Best all purpose a7

By brian

from New York, NY

About Me Casual Photographer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Fast Shutter Speed
  • Good in Low Light
  • Great Resolution
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Small / Compact

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors/Low Light

    Comments about Sony Alpha a7S Mirrorless Digital Camera:

    I use this camera mainly for street photography and especially at night. It has insane iso capabilities (as you've all heard I'm sure). I have mine set to auto iso usually with a max of 51200. Pics are still very useable at this range although you will see a little bit of noise... but we're talking about useable at 51200 here- that's pretty incredible. The beauty of having a vast iso range like this particularly for my uses, is that even when the sun goes down I can still shoot with fast shutter speeds and freeze action as I please because auto-iso will take care of the rest. Also- 12mp is more than enough. Don't believe the numbers hype.

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    4.0

    Great all purpose camera for stills.

    By Trezo Je

    from Port Orange, FL

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Fast Shutter Speed
    • Good in Low Light
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • Short Battery Life

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Macro Photography
    • Travel
    • Video
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about Sony Alpha a7S Mirrorless Digital Camera:

    I love photography in low light settings. I have tried several cameras with expensive fast lenses trying to get "the shot" in low light situations and struggled with missed shots because the lens is searching during auto focus or the subject is moving.

    I chose the Zeiss 24-70mm lens with a maximum aperture of 4, for my initial lens. Combined with this camera, I am able to capture a lot of shots in low lit areas and tight spaces.

    Since I mostly get close to my subjects, 12MP images are not limiting at all. I really enjoy the smaller file size too, though 16MP might have been the sweet spot.

    The ability to shoot in absolute silence when needed is fantastic. I can sit in a room with family members and pull off great shots without the flow of their social interactions being perturbed by the beep of the focus lock and the click of the shutter.

    There have been some complaints about the focusing ability in low light in some situations: it is not an action camera, but I have barely missed a shot with people moving about and acting normally, including quick gestures with the hands in manual mode.

    The A7S also captures fantastic images in normal light and the images have an impressive dynamic range: another factor in my decision to get this camera. The detail captured in the highlights and shadows is very good.

    This camera excels in the areas is has been advertised to do. It was not intended for action photography, which I believe is the intended niche for the A7.

    For my purposes, the camera is a joy to use. Using the camera mostly for stills, not video, it fulfills some specific needs suited for my tastes: great low light capture and great dynamic range. The ability to shoot completely silent is especially useful when hanging out with family and friends: hearing the beep of the focus lock and the click of the shutter really does distract people, if not annoy them, and that makes getting good shots more difficult.

    I cannot think of a reason to give the camera anything less than four stars keeping my personal expectations in line with the intended uses for this camera.

    There are quite a few reviews honing in on its video capabilities. It is also a fantastic stills camera, provided the inherent constraints of the design work with your style of photography.

    I am completely satisfied with this camera.

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    5.0

    Amazing Low Light Performance

    By Buckdarmha

    from Pacific Northwest/SF Bay Area

    About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

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    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Resolution

    Cons

    • Documentation

    Best Uses

    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Video

    Comments about Sony Alpha a7S Mirrorless Digital Camera:

    I still can't get over how good this camera performs at high ISO settings. Coupled with the Zeiss 1.8/55mm, it produces stunning color and sharpness. The documentation is horrible – sLog is accessed on Picture Profile 7, and I guess it will output 4K on the HDMI when I hook it up to a Shogun (coming soon!) but you wouldn't know it from the manual. But you don't by technology for the paper manual, so I still give it five stars.

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    5.0

    Even Better Than Expected

    By Zack

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

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    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Good Battery Life
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Resolution
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Sony Alpha a7S Mirrorless Digital Camera:

      After seeing a number of videos with test footage from the camera, I was very excited to try the camera out because of its image quality. I originally intended on renting the camera for a video shoot, but decided to take the leap and just buy the camera anyways. Couldn't be happier with the camera. It does nearly everything I'd like it to do. Big upgrade from my Canon rebel T3i. The EVF is beautiful, peaking is incredibly helpful... I'm very satisfied with my decision to buy the camera. Highly recommend anyone considering this camera to take the leap as I did and get the camera, you won't be disappointed.

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      5.0

      amazing camera with awesome form factor

      By Mac Ruiz

      from Lake Havasu AZ

      About Me Pro Photographer

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      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Fast Shutter Speed
      • Good in Low Light
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • Rolling Shutter

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Travel
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Sony Alpha a7S Mirrorless Digital Camera:

      I use this alongside of my fs-700 as a B-cam in many professional environments. Everyone know that this cam has great low light but the image quality is brilliant. and can control the highlights like a beast. Note the battery life is not all that bad!! If you do have to shoot fast objects or more violent camera movements switch to apc mode and that takes care of rolling shutter.-----

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      4.0

      Pretty darn amazing

      By Tim

      from Vancouver BC

      About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

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      Pros

      • Fast Shutter Speed
      • Good in Low Light
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • LCD Scratches easy
      • Lens Selection
      • Short Battery Life

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Sony Alpha a7S Mirrorless Digital Camera:

      The A7S is brilliant. Fairly light weight. The usability is OK. The viewfinder is quite good but I wish it was off set to the far left side like on the NEX 7. If you're doing low level shots, the giant view finder blocks the center top part of the screen.
      The flippy-uppy screen is decent. The battery life is average at best (which is why it comes with 2)

      Video wise - I can confidently shoot at 80,000 iso with just grain. The image quality and detail is still there at 80 000. Ridiculous. If you're shooting video in stills mode (M) you don't get an accurate preview of the noise in the video or viewfinder until you hit the record button.

      Still wise - it's not bad! Sure it's only 12mp but that should be plenty for most people. However, out of the box, crop mode is set to auto. When you're using some 3rd party lenses via adapter, the A7S will sometimes automatically set the camera to crop mode even when using a full frame lens resulting in lower res files (5.1mp). I unfortunately learned this the hard way when on a shoot. About a quarter of the still taken with the same lens (ef 24-105 f4l) where of lower res.

      Still a great camera but I'd recommend turning off a bunch of the default auto features:
      Set auto crop mode to OFF
      High ISO NR : OFF
      Auto Shutter Speed : OFF (this is can cause the shutter speed to slow down in low light causing laggy/choppy video - Especially when shooing 24p)

      You can't take stills in movie mode so I suggest sticking to M and record from there.

      Other than the quirky default settings, The A7S is quite an amazing camera so far. I do still prefer my NEX 7 for stills because it's faster with twice the resolution.

      Great all around tool with exceptional video capabilities with decent stills ability too.

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      4.0

      Great low light camera

      By Josh Tree Park

      from Garden Grove, CA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Resolution
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • Complicated Controls
      • Lag / Shutter Delay
      • Short Battery Life

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Sony Alpha a7S Mirrorless Digital Camera:

      I bought the product primarily for it's video capability.The Pros- Great ISO suppression, almost no noise even at 3200 ISO.- Great usability - custom hot keys and etc.The Cons- Can't compare with expensive cameras - few details are missing in features but what do you expect from a camera under $3K?- Menus that can be better with Firmware update.

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      5.0

      Great camera so far!

      By Kastur Troi

      from Dallas, Texas

      About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Good in Low Light
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • Poor Image Stabilization
      • Short Battery Life

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Travel
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about Sony Alpha a7S Mirrorless Digital Camera:

      This has been a great replacement for my Canon 5D Mark III. I was looking for a full frame camera that also does 4K (still waiting, so benefit of the doubt here) and is great in low light.I am still using Canon glass as I am heavily invested in their L series. The adapter I purchased makes auto focus a mess but I just turn on focus peaking and use the manual focus. Still great results!

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      5.0

      Almost perfect.

      By pro producer

      from DC

      About Me Pro Photographer

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      Pros

      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Resolution
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • Poor Image Stabilization
      • Short Battery Life

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Travel
      • Video

      Comments about Sony Alpha a7S Mirrorless Digital Camera:

      The best, although far from easiest, video camera for low profile documentary work I have ever used. There are only three real problems with the camera: 1. The rolling shutter is really hard to deal with. You can try shooting APSC/crop sensor even with full frame lens to minimize, but if Sony can figure out how to put a global shutter in this camera it will be a killer. 2. The SLOG2 profile, which is irresistible, takes an eternity to color correct and grade. Plus you need ND filters to shoot in daylight in SLOG2. The other profiles produce amazing out of the camera footage.3. The optional XLR adapter is terrific, but completely impractical without a cage because there's no place to mount it on the camera. Battery life blows. Those are quibbles, because the A7S is a joy to use.

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      5.0

      A game Changer

      By Alejandra

      from MIami, FL

      About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

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      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Fast Shutter Speed
      • Great Resolution
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • Short Battery Life

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Macro Photography
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about Sony Alpha a7S Mirrorless Digital Camera:

      I'm so glad I decided for the new Sony A7s.

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      4.0

      Fantastic Camera - Specific Use!

      By Jimmy1228

      from New York, NY

      About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Good in Low Light
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • Short Battery Life

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Street Photography
      • Travel

      Comments about Sony Alpha a7S Mirrorless Digital Camera:

      I shot with Nikon for over 6 years so trading in one of my DSLRs for this setup was a very big step. My choice to swap was to be able to shoot urban photography much more discreetly and for that purpose, this was an excellent choice!The great things are a small physical form-factor. while still providing full-frame output. The low-light ISO performance is unbelievable. Some have called out the 12 MP as an issue but for me, I can honestly count on one hand how many times I've printed 20"x30" so truly, 12 MP is MORE than enough. Also, I'm framing as I would print (minimal cropping). Last point about the 12 MP: I traded in my D700 (12 MP) so I'm in roughly the same place. The silent shooting mode works well - almost creepily well. I haven't used it in fast-motion situations nor indoor so I cannot confirm/deny the banding issue yet, but for outdoor journalistic or street photography, it works well. The dynamic range you're able to get out of a single image is quite good (attaching a vert shot at sunset). My setup is the a7s paired with a Leica 35mm Summilux.I will say that migrating from the D700, one of my current "downsides" is the transition in getting used to a different UI and menu setup. Also, in order for the smaller physical form factor, there are setting/controls that are imbedded into the electronic menu instead of externally. Some customization of the buttons help - but not all custom functions can be associated (hopefully a firmware update of sorts could address?). Other than that, the only other primary downside the battery life. Granted - the a7s sold in the US comes with 2 batteries (I believe I read somewhere else that in other countries it may only be 1?). However, even with 2 batteries, this is the first time I was concerned that I might not last the full day (full disclosure, I haven't run into the problem yet but then again, I had not shot with the rear LCD screen on on my DSLRs in the past so seeing 32% remaining after a half day took me by surprise - perhaps another mental adjustment).Unfortunately, I have not had the opportunity to test out the video capabilities just yet - though I hear this is one of the highlights (apologies!). However, certainly something I look forward to as I use this more.

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      5.0

      My God. It's Full of Stars!

      By modrocket

      from Santa Monica, CA

      About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

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      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Good in Low Light
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Sony Alpha a7S Mirrorless Digital Camera:

        Having fun exploring the galaxy with this CMOS sensor.

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        4.0

        What You Expect - Impressive Low Light

        By Dylan

        from New York, NY

        About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

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        Pros

        • Good in Low Light

        Cons

        • Complicated Controls
        • Poor Image Quality
        • Short Battery Life

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Video

        Comments about Sony Alpha a7S Mirrorless Digital Camera:

        This camera is as the reviews suggest - impressive for video, and mediocre in photo.

        The low light is great. I have no trouble bumping it to ISO20,000+ for acceptable results. It's an impressive camera by no doubt.

        Photos aren't bad by any means, just not as extraordinary. I had some issues with the focus peaking, but is that something to rely on anyway?

        Also, watch out for rolling shutter - especially in silent photo mode.

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        5.0

        Couldn't wait to show my friends!

        By Wichita Lensman

        from Wichita, KS

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Resolution
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • Short Battery Life

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
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        Comments about Sony Alpha a7S Mirrorless Digital Camera:

        I bought the a7S with the 55mm f1.8 10 days ago. They performed exactly as advertised. The camera's low light capabilities are remarkable. I've just tried up to ISO 12800 in my lowlight living room, and outdoors at sunset. The lack of noise at 8000 is amazing, and 12800 shots require a minimum of noise reduction in Lightroom The lens is tack sharp. My only negative is that the batteries don't last as long under similar conditions as my Canon 5D MII.

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