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Sony announced a new player in the quickly-growing 4K video game, the full frame a7S, joining the α7 and α7R family of the world’s smallest full-frame interchangeable lens cameras. The Sony α7S features a newly developed, 12.2 effective megapixel 35mm Exmor® CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor, allowing it to shoot at a sensitivity range expandable to ISO 50 – 409,600 with unprecedented dynamic range and low noise. The a7S is also the first camera to use the entire width of the full-frame image sensor when shooting 4K video, and according to Sony does this without cropping or line skipping.
The Sony a7S will be available soon from Adorama. Pricing and availability details are not yet announced.
Sony a7S Key Features:
- 12.2 Effective MP 35mm CMOS Sensor
- 4K Video Recording
- Wide ISO Sensitivity (ISO 50- 409,600 expandable)
- Minimal Noise in Low Light
- Full Pixel Read-Out in Movie Shooting
- Compatible with the Growing Line of E-Moint Lenses
Sony has announced development of a brand new, full-frame power zoom 28-135mm F4 lens E-mount lens that is an ideal match for the powerful movie capabilities of the α7S model.
“The α7S gives Sony the most complete, versatile lineup of full-frame cameras in market today,” said Neal Manowitz, director of the interchangeable lens camera business at Sony Electronics. “Between the α99, VG900, RX1, α7, α7R and now α7S models, we have completely revolutionized what it means to be a ‘full-frame’ camera, bringing a new level of quality and portability to enthusiast photographers and videographers.”