Recently I had the Sony A7s for 2 weeks, paired with the Carl Zeiss 24-70mm f2.8 lens and of course, using the Sony A-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter to mount it onto the camera. My first impression when I got it out of the box was "Wow! This is small! I can't believe this is a full frame camera!". The last time I used a Sony interchangeable lens camera was the Sony a700, and before that, the a100 and they were both used extremely briefly.
Took a while before I got used to the camera because the batteries were out of juice and when I turned it on for the first time, I was already impressed with the quality of the entire camera. I've been using a FF camera for the past few years, and the weight difference is considerable! I've been using mirrorless cameras for the past few years as well, and it actually feels about the same as smaller sensor cameras, without going into detailed over which is 35.1259012g lighter (a number I plucked out of the air).
Some features are:
- 12 megapixel full frame sensor
- Magnesium alloy body
- 100% view EVF
- A wide ISO range of ISO 50 - 409,600
- A wide dynamic range
- A tilting screen
- Electronic shutter
- Built in Wifi with NFC for connection to a smartphone
- 1080/60p Full HD video with 4k capability (to an external recorder via HDMI cable)
This isn't meant to be a full blown lab test review, but more of a "how does it feel and perform in my hand" kind of review.
Stay tuned for photos, videos and my thoughts on the camera