Sony Alpha 7

Manufactured by Sony

4/5
star star star star star_border
checkthe good
  • Well placed shutter button; USB compatible batteries; Light weight
close the bad
  • Touch screen; No built in flash; Lack of screen tilt

Compare prices

warning

Darn it! We don't have what you were looking for.

Similar recommendations

- We're sure you'll like what's below.
Shops
Product Details
Availability
Shipping
Price
info_outline
Product and pricing data are sourced from third parties for informational purposes only. We strive to provide correct information, but are not responsible for inaccuracies. Should you find any errors, please help us by reporting it here.
Nikon Z6 Body (No FTZ Adapter)
Nikon Z6 Body (No FTZ Adapter)

Nikon Z6 Body (No FTZ Adapter)

In Stock

$2,087.00 $2,512.00  17% off

S World Electronics

Sony A7 III Body
Sony A7 III Body

Sony A7 III Body

In Stock

$2,474.00 $2,969.00  17% off

S World Electronics

Canon EOS M50 Black W/ef-M 15-45mm Is Lens Digital Camera (2680C011)
Canon EOS M50 Black W/ef-M 15-45mm Is Lens Digital Camera (2680C011)

Canon EOS M50 Black W/ef-M 15-45mm Is Lens Digital Camera (2680C011)

Out Of Stock

$799.99

Henrys

Sony A6400 Black (Body Only)
Sony A6400 Black (Body Only)

Sony A6400 Black (Body Only)

In Stock

$1,193.00 $1,510.00  21% off

S World Electronics

Nikon D7500 DSLR Camera (Body Only, Refurbished by Nikon USA) (1581B)
Nikon D7500 DSLR Camera (Body Only, Refurbished by Nikon USA) (1581B)

Nikon D7500 DSLR Camera (Body Only, Refurbished by Nikon USA) (1581B)

Top Rated Online Retailer! (Ships from USA.)

See Site

$0.00

$922.05

B&H Photo

Nikon AN-Dc14 Camera Strap (D750) (27145)
Nikon AN-Dc14 Camera Strap (D750) (27145)

Nikon AN-Dc14 Camera Strap (D750) (27145)

Out Of Stock

$29.99

Henrys

Sony A6100 Body Black
Sony A6100 Body Black

Sony A6100 Body Black

In Stock

$923.00 $1,156.00  20% off

S World Electronics

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Body
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Body

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Body

In Stock

$1,778.00 $2,036.00  13% off

S World Electronics

Fujifilm VPB-Xh1 Vertical Power Booster (16571477)
Fujifilm VPB-Xh1 Vertical Power Booster (16571477)

Fujifilm VPB-Xh1 Vertical Power Booster (16571477)

In Stock

$399.99

Henrys

Olympus Tough TG-6 12 Megapixel Compact Camera - Black - 3IN LCD - 4x Optical Zoom - 2x Digital Zoom - Optical (IS) - (V104210BU000)
Olympus Tough TG-6 12 Megapixel Compact Camera - Black - 3IN LCD - 4x Optical Zoom - 2x Digital Zoom - Optical (IS) - (V104210BU000)

Olympus Tough TG-6 12 Megapixel Compact Camera - Black - 3IN LCD - 4x Optical Zoom - 2x Digital Zoom - Optical (IS) - (V104210BU000)

See Site

$474.46

MyTeknology

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Body Black
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Body Black

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Body Black

In Stock

$1,121.00 $1,545.00  27% off

S World Electronics

Leica D-LUX 7 Black Silver
Leica D-LUX 7 Black Silver

Leica D-LUX 7 Black Silver

In Stock

$1,569.00 $1,945.00  19% off

S World Electronics

Sony Alpha 7 Review

If you are looking for a small, light, full-frame, mirror-less system camera, then the Sony Alpha 7 might be for you. The A7 is smaller than most cameras, which cuts down tremendously on weight. Different lenses can be attached to change shots or have a closer look at your subject of interest. Since the camera is smaller than you might be used to, a grip might also be a good idea.

 

There is an optional battery grip that you can attach to make holding easier. The Sony Alpha 7 can be used for both still shooting as well as recording video. Even though there is an attachable grip, this sort of camera is not to be used casually. The auto-focus is not always compatible and may come across as too soft depending on your personal style. Aside from the front panel, the camera is made of magnesium alloy and is weather resistant. Yes, this means you can take the camera outside and shoot even if it’s raining. The front panel is made out of plastic to help reduce the price, which is good because otherwise it would run a little on the pricier side. This also contributes to keep the unit in lightweight territory. The mode and exposure compensation dials are made out of aluminum plating as well.

 

The Sony Alpha 7 is touch screen, which can be both a blessing and a curse. You do not have to press some button an endless amount of times, which would cause your finger to hurt. All you need to do is swipe or press your finger against the screen and your option would be selected. However, it can be a pain to adjust the focus manually or even to manually adjust options in the precise form that you want to achieve. Now, this camera might not have a built in flash, but it makes up for what it lacks. The batteries are USB compatible, meaning they charge through a USB connection while being in the camera. Also, you can remotely control the device through Wi-Fi with a smartphone. The SmartRemote app is embedded in the camera so you can easily control the device if you need to stand away from the camera. However if that is a feature you don’t plan on using, then you might be wasting your money because that option comes equipped in the camera, it cannot be removed for a lower fee.

 

The screen is a tilt screen. But it only tilts either up or down while being used for landscape style shots. The screen is not completely compatible to tilt while being used in a portrait style shot. In contrast though, the viewfinder is spectacular and will help you come up with a clear, colorful shot. The shutter button is located in both a place of convenience as well as frustration. It is located in a nice enough spot so you won’t hit it by accident, but at the same time it’s hard to press without bumping the camera. This can offset a shot you spent time setting up. But the camera also withstands weather and is durable in shooting locations. The Sony Alpha 7 does have a short optical zoom range, but this can be fixed with the addition of lenses. Most lenses are compatible with the camera. This adds to the size and weight, but the fluctuation of weight from lens to lens can help you get the picture perfect shot you’re looking for. 

  • The Good :
    Well placed shutter button; USB compatible batteries; Light weight
  • The Bad :
    Touch screen; No built in flash; Lack of screen tilt
Our score:
4 / 5

People also viewed

Product Description

  • The Sony Alpha 7 is manufactured by Sony and was added in December 2014 in the Digital Cameras section
  • This product has a rating of 4.0 out of 5

Selection of Sony products