Sony A7 SLR Ergonomic Digital Camera

Last updated: August 5, 2023

The Sony A7S is a mirrorless camera that is light, produces beautiful images and won't break the bank to purchase. It can also capture some of the best 4K video of any mirrorless camera on the market. It's small, affordable and generally a great all-around camera.

We looked at the top Digital Cameras and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Digital Camera you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: A light mirrorless camera that can capture great 4K video.

In our analysis of 88 expert reviews, the Sony SLR Ergonomic Digital Camera placed 10th when we looked at the top 16 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

No other full frame, interchangeable-lens camera is this light or this portable. 24.3 MP of rich detail. A true-to-life 2.4 million dot OLED viewfinder. Wi-Fi sharing and an expandable shoe system. It’s all the full-frame performance you ever wanted in a compact size that will change your perspective entirely.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

The absolute best thing about the A7 is what it offers for the price. It's fantastic to have a full-frame sensor in something so small and affordable. When the system grows a little more, this will be a more serious contender for mainstream photographers, and it's nice to see something shaking up the market a bit.
JPEG quality disappointing compared to peers – crude sharpening, over-aggressive processing and occasional posterization
The Sony A7 has a 24.3 megapixel full-frame sensor with an optical low-pass filter, a Sony E bayonet mount, a new range of full-frame E-mount lenses, a dust/moisture-resistant magnesium alloy body, ISO range of 50-51200, fast hybrid auto focus system, XGA OLED electronic viewfinder, tiltable 3-inch LCD screen, NFC and Wi-Fi connectivity, Full 60p/24p HD movie recording and 4K photo output for viewing on Ultra HD displays and TVs.
Sony’s 24.2-megapixel A7 III is a near-perfect all-around mirrorless camera. You can fire bursts at 10 fps, capture sharp images with excellent dynamic range day or night, and autofocus accurately on fast-moving subjects or portraits. It also handles very well and captures the sharpest 4K video of any full-frame mirrorless camera on the market, except for Sony’s much more costly A9. It’s not perfect,
Incredibly small body for a fully-featured, full-frame camera; Very high resolution; Hybrid autofocus is reasonably fast and confident; Significantly better burst-shooting performance than A7R; Excellent image quality even at very high sensitivities
The A7R III uses a 42.4-megapixel sensor while the A7 III tops out at 24.2 megapixels. Thanks to the BSI tech, both full-frame sensors are able to capture more light than conventional sensors.
The rear display is a 3-inch LCD with touch input support. It's a step back from the one used on the a7 II, which is a 1,228k-dot design with "white pixels" to cut through sun glare on bright days. This one is a more pedestrian 921k-dot design.

What reviewers didn't like

The battery is the biggest letdown of this camera. Like other Sony cameras before it, most notably the RX1 (and RX1R), it's just not good enough for something aimed at enthusiast photographers. It's lucky the batteries are small, so carrying around extras shouldn't take up too much pocket room.
JPEG quality disappointing compared to peers – crude sharpening, over-aggressive processing and occasional posterization
In our experience, the difference between the two modes is that in Anti Motion Blur mode, the camera is more willing to pick a really high ISO setting like ISO 6400 to maintain a fast shutter speed, whereas in Hand-held Twilight mode, it will only go as high as absolutely necessary to avoid camera shake at the chosen focal length.
The rear display has touch capability, but you can use it only to change focus. That's unlike the touchscreens on the aforementioned X-H1 and GH5, which also let you tweak menu settings. The new display is a bit dimmer than its predecessor's, so it can be tricky to use in sunlight
The Sony A7 is just slightly heavier than its sibling, but the difference is not one you'd notice, even holding the two cameras side-by-side. Despite being heavier, it also features just slightly more plastic in its construction
The A7R had more drastic differences in terms of clarity over distance and zooming in on close subjects (those extra pixels really highlight details). The A7 III fairs just as well with the different lenses, but the smallest of details aren’t as apparent. Still due to similar BSI sensors and color profiles, composition and focus are very much alike
By default it toggles the touch sensitivity of the rear display. The touch functions are a bit limited. You can't navigate through menus via touch.
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