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Sony A7S vs A7 vs A7R vs Panasonic GH4 Specs Comparison

Sony A7s full-frame mirrorless camera has been announced at Sony Las Vegas press event today. Sony A7s is really an amazing camera for both video and still photographers! It will be released in summer 2014. Below are the Sony A7s main characteristics:

  • ISO 50-409600
  • extreme high dynamic range and color fidelity (So Sony says without to share numbers yet)
  • 4K recording with no pixel binning
  • 4K recording on external records only (internal recording only Full HD)
  • 4:2:2 color sampling with external recorder
  • The “S” stays for “sensivity
  • Price will be announced later and release in “Summer”. Some other sites said price should be $1,699. But take this with a huge grain of salt!
  • Full press text follows on bottom of this post

You can read the full details at Sony US.

Here is a full specs comparison of Sony A7S, Sony A7, Sony A7R, Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4.

Feature Sony A7S Sony A7 Sony A7R Panasonic GH4
Sensor Resolution 12 MP 24 MP 36 MP 16 MP
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS CMOS CMOS
Sensor Size 35.8 x 23.9 mm 35.8 x 23.9 mm 35.9 x 24 mm 17.3 x 13 mm
Sensor Type Full Frame Full Frame Full Frame Four Thirds
Image Size 4240 x 3832 6000 x 4000 7360 x 4912 4608 x 3456
Image Processor Bionz X Bionz X Bionz X Venus Engine IX
Viewfinder Type Electronic Electronic Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100% 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.71x 0.71x 0.71x 0.67x
Storage Media SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo SD/SDHC/SDXC
Video Output MPEG-4, AVCHD MPEG-4, AVCHD MPEG-4, AVCHD MPEG-4, AVCHD
Video Maximum Resolution XAVC S 1080 60p(50Mbps), 30p (50Mbps), 24p (50Mbps). 720 120p (50Mbps). AVCHD 60p (28Mbps), 60i (24Mbps/17Mbps), 24p (24Mbps/17Mbps) 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 24p), 1440 x 1080 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p) 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 24p), 1440 x 1080 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p) 4096 x 2160 (24p), 3840 x 2160 (24p, 25p, 30p), 1920 x 1080 (24p, 25p, 30p, 50p, 60p), 1280 x 720 (24p, 25p, 30p), 640 x 480 (25p, 30p)
Continuous Shooting Speed - 5 FPS 4 FPS 12 FPS
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 to 30 sec 1/8000 to 30 sec 1/8000 to 30 sec 1/8000 to 60 sec
Autofocus System 25 points 117 points 117 points 49 points
Native ISO Sensitivity ISO 100-102,400 ISO 100-25,600 ISO 100-25,600 ISO 200-25,600
Boosted ISO Sensitivity ISO 409,600 - - -
Clean HDMI output 3840 × 2160(30p/24p) / 1920 × 1080(60p/24p) / 1920 × 1080(60i),YCbCr 4:2:2 8bit/ RGB 8bit - - -
Timelapse recording No No No Yes
Built-in Wi-Fi Yes Yes Yes Yes
Built-in Flash No No No Yes
LCD Size 3″ Tilting TFT-LCD 3″ Tilting TFT-LCD 3″ Tilting TFT-LCD 3″ Fully articulated TFT-LCD
LCD Resolution 1,230,000 dots 1,230,000 dots 1,230,000 dots 1,036,000 dots
Exposure Compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) ±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Battery NP-FW50 NP-FW50 NP-FW50 DMW-BLF19
Battery Life 360 shots (CIPA) 340 shots (CIPA) 340 shots (CIPA) 500 shots (CIPA)
USB Version 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0
Dimensions 127 x 94 x 48 mm 127 x 94 x 48 mm 127 x 94 x 48 mm 133 x 93 x 84 mm
Weight 489g 474g 465g 560g
MSRP Price - $1,698Amazon $2,298Amazon $1,698Amazon

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