Please choose a department

Sony Alpha A7s Body Only

Price Pledge

Price Pledge ensures we won't be beaten on price! We actively monitor the prices offered by our competitors daily and adjust our own pricing accordingly.

At a glance
Sony Alpha A7s 4K 12 Megapixel Full Frame Compact System Camera (Body Only) (ILCE7SB.CE)

Price Pledge

Price Pledge ensures we won't be beaten on price! We actively monitor the prices offered by our competitors daily and adjust our own pricing accordingly.

47668
Catalogue:
sony_a7s / ILCE7SB.CEC

Price Pledge

Price Pledge ensures we won't be beaten on price! We actively monitor the prices offered by our competitors daily and adjust our own pricing accordingly.

Unfortunately we no longer sell this product
The product details shown, are provided for historical reference only. Check out our suggestions

Shipping Calculator

Please select Country
Please enter your UK postcode or select different country above
Estimated Shipping

Terms and conditions

The prices shown are an estimate based on the purchase of a single item with nothing else in your basket. The prices and options do not include shipping regulations and duties which will be checked in the checkout process.

At CVP we always strive to get your order to you as quickly as possible, but in the interest of clarity please note that next day is defined as the next working day (ie: excluding weekends, UK bank holidays and public holidays).

Orders placed and security cleared before 14:00GMT where all items are in stock will normally be dispatched on the same business day for ultimate delivery according to the shipping method selected.

Where an item is not physically in stock, the actual delivery time will be extended by the lead time for the product in question. Shipping to the Channel Islands, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and some remote UK postcodes are not next day but 2 working days.

All transactions are subject to CVP security checks which are for our mutual protection against identity theft and fraud. In the event that additional checks are required you will be informed and dispatch time will be extended by the time taken to resolve any queries raised. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

*Due to unforseen circumstances, on some occasions same day dispatch may not be possible. In this event we will always do our utmost to keep you fully informed of any delay imposed.

For more information on shipping, please read our Delivery and Collection or please our Terms and Conditions

Product Details

Overview
Sony Alpha A7s 4K 12 Megapixel Full Frame Compact System Camera (Body Only) (ILCE7SB.CE). Note: Sony recommends using a speed 3 class 10 SDXC memory when shooting movies in the XAVC S format
Full-frame, palm-sized α
Marvel at the world’s first full-frame sensor capable of full pixel readout on 4K video — impressively precision-packed in the world’s smallest interchangeable lens digital camera.
New Full Frame 35mm Exmor™ CMOS sensor for ultra wide dynamic range and high movie quality.
This 12.2 megapixel sensor combines unbelievable sensitivity of up to ISO 409,600*1 with very low noise levels, when combined with the optimised high-speed BIONZ X image processing engine. The camera is also equipped with professional movie functions to fulfil the needs of serious photographers and videographers, and everything is fitten into the world’s smallest 35mm full-frame interchangeable-lens digital camera body*2
*1 Standard ISO range: Still 100 – 102400, Movie 200-102400; Expandable ISO range: Still 50-409600, Movie 200-409600
*2 Among interchangeable-lens digital...
Summary
Format: Full Frame
Memory Card Type: SD
Resolution: 12 Megapixels
Sensor Type: EXMOR CMOS
Type: Photo, Video
Video Resolution: 4K
Weight: 0-500g
Included in box
  • 1 x A7s Body
  • 1 x Rechargeable Battery NP-FW50
  • 1 x Cable Protector
  • 1 x AC Adapter AC-UD10
  • 1 x Battery charger BC-TRW
  • 1 x Shoulder strap
  • 1 x Body cap
  • 1 x Accessory shoe cap
  • 1 x Eyepiece cup
  • 1 x Micro USB cable

About the Sony Alpha A7s Body Only

Note: Sony recommends using a speed 3 class 10 SDXC memory when shooting movies in the XAVC S format

Full-frame, palm-sized α
Marvel at the world’s first full-frame sensor capable of full pixel readout on 4K video — impressively precision-packed in the world’s smallest interchangeable lens digital camera.

New Full Frame 35mm Exmor™ CMOS sensor for ultra wide dynamic range and high movie quality.
This 12.2 megapixel sensor combines unbelievable sensitivity of up to ISO 409,600*1 with very low noise levels, when combined with the optimised high-speed BIONZ X image processing engine. The camera is also equipped with professional movie functions to fulfil the needs of serious photographers and videographers, and everything is fitten into the world’s smallest 35mm full-frame interchangeable-lens digital camera body*2

*1 Standard ISO range: Still 100 – 102400, Movie 200-102400; Expandable ISO range: Still 50-409600, Movie 200-409600
*2 Among interchangeable-lens digital cameras equipped with a 35mm full-frame image sensor (as of April 6, 2014) according to Sony research.

First ever full-frame sensor for full movie pixel readout without binning process
The camera sensor reads-out image information from each and every pixel, even during Full HD and 4K*2 movie output. This enables recording and output of Full HD movies at 60p (50p), 60i (50i), 30p (25p) and 24p frame rates, in addition to output of 4K movies at a 30p or 24p frame rate, with both resolutions available at both full-frame and APS-C (Super 35mm equivalent) size.

*1 When used in 24p/30p(25p) movie setting.*2 4K movie recording requires a 4K compatible recorder.

BIONZ X Image processing chip
Sony's brand new BIONZ X processing engine has been designed to utilise extra high speed processign to faithfully reproduce textures and details in real time, as seen by the naked eye. Combined with front-end LSI (large scale integration) which accelerates processing in the earliest stages, this processing gives richer tonality, more accurate and natural details as well as keeping noise levels extremely low, both for stills and movies.

Uncompressed "Clean" HDMI output for 4K movies
Non-compressed image output is now possible at 4K (QFHD: 3840 x 2160 pixels) resolution with selectable 30p (25p) and 24p frame rates. You can choose 4K or Full HD output from a menu. The 4K output capability allows recording of high-quality 4K images by a 4K-compatible recorder, as well as 4K output directly to a compatible monitor or TV.

A-Mount
Wide-ranging compatible E-mount lenses let users take full advantage of sophisticated features while comfortably shooting movies. For example, specially equipped lenses enable the enjoyment of Optical SteadyShot image stabilisation or smooth, steady power zooming throughout the entire zoom range, and all E-mount lenses deliver smooth autofocusing and auto exposure. The camera's short flange back expands lens options, via mount adapters, so users can make the most of their current lens collection. The LA-EA4 adaptor, for example, lets users mount professional A-mount lenses and enjoy continuous phase-detection AF.

Professional video functions
Professional video functions such as XAVC S Full HD recording at 50Mbps, time code and optional XLR audio inputs.

Cutting-edge features in the world’s smallest body
The lightweight magnesium alloy body features comprehensive dust and moisture resistance — plus the precise control offered by 9 customisable buttons with 54 possible functions.

Full frame, compact form
The α7S offers unparalleled mobility and customisation—along with a massive 35 mm full-frame sensor.

Silent shooting
The electronic shutter eliminates shutter noise, enabling discreet shooting of wildlife, recitals and more.

Built light; built to last
Crafting the α7S from magnesium—the world’s lightest structural metal—means superb handling and reliability.

Fast Intelligent AF for sensational focus
Supreme sensitivity and an advanced Spatial Object Detection algorithm deliver ultra-high autofocus speed and precision, even in low-light conditions (as low as EV-4).

Lens
Lens MountSLT-α65 A-mount Camera with APS-C Sensor
Lens Compatibilityα6000 E-mount Camera with APS-C sensor
Sensor
Sensor Type35 mm
Sensor Type35 mm full frame (35.6 x 23.8mm) Exmor™ CMOS sensor
Number of Pixels (Effective)12.2MP
Image Sensor Aspect Ratio3:2
Recording (still images)
Image Size (Pixels), 3:235mm full frame L: 4240 x 2832 (12M), M: 2768 x 1848 (5.1M), S: 2128 x 1416 (3.0M), APS-C L: 2768 x 1848
(5.1M), M: 2128 x 1416 (3.0M), S: 1376 x 920 (1.3M)
Image Size (Pixels), 16:935mm full frame L: 4240 x 2384 (10M), M: 2768 x 1560 (4.3M), S: 2128 x 1200 (2.6M), APS-C L: 2768 x 1560
(4.3M), M: 2128 x 1200 (2.6M), S: 1376 x 776 (1.1M)
Image Quality ModesRAW, RAW & JPEG, JPEG Extra fine, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard
Recording (movie)
Recording FormatAVCHD 2.0 / MP4 / XAVC S (up to 1920 x 1080/50p 28Mbps)
Video CompressionAVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Image Size (Pixels), PALAVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (50p/28Mbps/PS, 50i/24Mbps/FX, 50i/17Mbps/FH, 25p/24Mbps/FX, 25p/17Mbps/FH), MP4: 1440
x 1080 (25fps/12Mbps), 640 x 480 (25fps/3Mbps)
Movie FunctionsAudio Level Display, Audio Rec Level, Auto Slow Shutter, HDMI info. Display (On/Off selectable), Time Code/User Bit, Clean HDMI
output for 4K, Picture Profile, Creative Style, Picture Effect, Rec Control, Dual Video Rec, Marker Setting
Storage Media
Compatible Recording MediaMemory 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)
Storage Media SlotMulti slot for Memory Stick Duo / SD Memory card
White Balance
White Balance ModesAuto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm White / Cool White / Day White / Daylight), Flash,
Color Temperature (2500 to 9900K) & Color Filter (G7 to M7: 15 steps, A7 to B7: 15 steps), Custom, Underwater
AWB Micro AdjustmentG7 to M7 (15 steps), A7 to B7 (15 steps)
Focus
Focus TypeContrast-detection AF
Focus Point25 points
Focus Sensitivity RangeEV -4 to EV 20 (at ISO 100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
AF ModeSingle-shot AF (AF-S), Continuous AF (AF-C), Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus
Focus AreaWide (25 points) / Center-weighted / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Zone
AF Illuminator
Exposure
Metering Type1200-zone evaluative metering
Metering SensitivityEV -3 to EV 20 (at ISO 100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
Metering ModeMulti-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Exposure ModesAUTO (iAUTO, Superior Auto), Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Scene
Selection, Sweep Panorama, Movie
ISO SensitivityISO 50–409600
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type0.5"-type electronic viewfinder (color)
MagnificationApprox. 0.71x (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m)
LCD Screen
Screen Type3.0" type TFT LCD
Total Number of Dots921,600 dots
Brightness Control (LCD)Manual ( 5 steps between -2 and +2 ), Sunny Weather mode
FOCUS Magnifier35mm full frame: 4.2x, 8.3x, APS-C: 2.7x, 5.4x
Peaking MFYes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, colour: White/Red/Yellow)
Other Features
Clear Image ZoomStill / Movie: Approx. 2x
Playmemories Camera Apps™YES
Lens CompensationPeripheral shading, chromatic aberration, distortion
Image ProcessorBIONZ X™
Shutter
Shutter TypeElectronically controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
Shutter SpeedMovies: 1/8000 to 1/4 (1/3 step), Up to 1/50 in AUTO mode (up to 1/25 in Auto Slow Shutter mode), Still images: 1/8000 to 30
sec., Bulb
Electronic Front Curtain ShutterYes
Silent ShootingYes (On/Off)
Image Stabilization
SteadyshotNot supported (image stabilisation supported on lens)
Drive
Drive Modes3/5 exposures selectable), Bracketing (Cont., Single, White Balance, DRO), Single shooting, Continuous shooting, Speed Priority
Continuous shooting, Self-timer (10/2 sec. delay selectable), Self-timer (Cont.) (10 sec. delay
Continues Shooting5 fps (in Speed Priority Continuous Shooting mode)
Interface
PC InterfaceMass-storage, MTP, PC remote
HD OutputHDMI micro connector (Type-D), BRAVIA Sync (link menu), PhotoTV HD, 4K still image playback
Multi Interface ShoeYes
OthersMicrophone terminal (3.5mm Stereo minijack), Headphone terminal (3.5mm Stereo minijack), Vertical Grip Connector
Auto-Lock Accessory ShoeAuto-lock Accessory Shoe compatible with supplied shoe adaptor
Multi Interface ShoeHeadphone minijack, Microphone minijack, Multi/Micro USB Terminal, Multi Interface Shoe, Vertical Grip Connector
Audio
MicrophoneBuilt-in stereo microphone or ECM-XYST1M / XLR-K1M (sold separately)
SpeakerBuilt-in, monaural
Power
Supplied BatteryNP-FW50 W-series Rechargeable Battery Pack
Battery Life (Still Images)Up to 380 shots
Battery Life (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 PowerAC Adaptor AC-PW20 (optional)
Size & Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D)126.9 x 94.4 x 48.2 mm
Weight446 g (Body Only) / 489 g (With battery and media)
Operating temperature
Range32°-104°F / 0-40°C
WiFi® & NFC
Wireless & Network CapabilitiesDownloadable Camera Apps, NFC One-touch functionality, Wi-Fi
  • Extra Compact – smallest 35mm frame interchangeable lens camera as of April 6 2014
  • ISO up to 409,600 with extremely low noise
  • 35mm Full Frame Movie Recording with optimised BIONZ X4K Processor – includes Picture Profile, S-Log2 gamma
  • 30p Frame Rate for 4K, 60p Frame Rate for Full HD
  • 120fps shooting at HD resolution
  • Picture Profile for black level and gamma adjustment
  • Time Code / User Bit - Has a “Record Run” mode that only advances the time code while recording, a “Free Run” mode that advances the time code whether recording or not, a drop frame method and a non- drop frame method. Can also output a superimposed time code when the clean HDMI output setting is in use (only available when recording in the AVCHD and XAVC S formats).
  • Data Readout from every pixel during 4K and Full HD Movie Recording
  • XAVC S Format for Full HD Movies (first for an a-Series camera)
  • Great Audio - XLR adapter compatible, Audio Level Meter with Manual Control
  • Clean HDMI output for 4K and Full HD
  • Enhanced Fast Hybrid Autofocus
  • Tough Magnesium Alloy Body with dust and moisture resistance
  • Anti-Static Sensor Coating with ultrasonic anti-dust cleaning
  • Tiltable LCD monitor
  • Ergonomic design with control wheel and 9 custom buttons
  • Can be used with A-mount lenses using optional LA-EH4 adapter
Documentation
8.97 MB- 27-07-2016

KITS WITH THIS PRODUCT

Sony Alpha A7s 4K 12 Megapixel Full Frame Compact System Camera (Body Only) (ILCE7SB.CE)
SmallRig 1620 (SR1620) Version Cage for Sony A7, A7S and A7R
Wednesday 22nd of November 2017
398 Views

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

SERVICES AND REPAIRS

Events

CVP holds a number of different events, everything from product demos to education sessions to make sure you're using your equipment to its full potential. Find what event is right for you.

See what's on

ProRepairs

We are immensely proud of our manufacturer-approved broadcast service and repair centre which is the only Sony ASC achieving repair status under every product category. As such we are authorized to perform 'free' PrimeSupport in-warranty repairs to any legitimately EU-sourced Sony Broadcast & Professional equipment.

I need a repair

CVP Education

We understand the importance of education and we offer preferential pricing to all bona-fide educational establishments wherever possible, whether that be a one-off equipment order or a specialist design and installation of bespoke multimedia facilities, we have you covered.

Find out more
THIS PAGE IS NOT CACHED. GENERATING CACHE!

SUBSCRIBE

Please enter your email address below to sign up for product news, promotions, updates and events