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.

FeatureSony A7SSony A7Sony A7RPanasonic GH4
Sensor Resolution12 MP24 MP36 MP16 MP
Sensor TypeCMOSCMOSCMOSCMOS
Sensor Size35.8 x 23.9 mm35.8 x 23.9 mm35.9 x 24 mm17.3 x 13 mm
Sensor TypeFull FrameFull FrameFull FrameFour Thirds
Image Size4240 x 38326000 x 40007360 x 49124608 x 3456
Image ProcessorBionz XBionz XBionz XVenus Engine IX
Viewfinder TypeElectronicElectronicElectronicElectronic
Viewfinder Coverage100%100%100%100%
Viewfinder Magnification0.71x0.71x0.71x0.67x
Storage MediaSD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG DuoSD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG DuoSD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG DuoSD/SDHC/SDXC
Video OutputMPEG-4, AVCHDMPEG-4, AVCHDMPEG-4, AVCHDMPEG-4, AVCHD
Video Maximum ResolutionXAVC 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 Speed5 FPS4 FPS12 FPS
Max Shutter Speed1/8000 to 30 sec1/8000 to 30 sec1/8000 to 30 sec1/8000 to 60 sec
Autofocus System25 points117 points117 points49 points
Native ISO SensitivityISO 100-102,400ISO 100-25,600ISO 100-25,600ISO 200-25,600
Boosted ISO SensitivityISO 409,600
Clean HDMI output3840 × 2160(30p/24p) / 1920 × 1080(60p/24p) / 1920 × 1080(60i),YCbCr 4:2:2 8bit/ RGB 8bit
Timelapse recordingNoNoNoYes
Built-in Wi-FiYesYesYesYes
Built-in FlashNoNoNoYes
LCD Size3″ Tilting TFT-LCD3″ Tilting TFT-LCD3″ Tilting TFT-LCD3″ Fully articulated TFT-LCD
LCD Resolution1,230,000 dots1,230,000 dots1,230,000 dots1,036,000 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)
BatteryNP-FW50NP-FW50NP-FW50DMW-BLF19
Battery Life360 shots (CIPA)340 shots (CIPA)340 shots (CIPA)500 shots (CIPA)
USB Version2.02.02.02.0
Dimensions127 x 94 x 48 mm127 x 94 x 48 mm127 x 94 x 48 mm133 x 93 x 84 mm
Weight489g474g465g560g
MSRP Price$1,698Amazon$2,298Amazon$1,698Amazon