Sony’s Alpha A7s Full-frame and 4K Ready DSLR Launching in July
Along with the revealing of Sony’s latest RX100 Mark III compact point-and-shoot camera, Sony has also officially announced information on the availability and pricing of its upcoming full-frame 4K ready mirrorless camera the Alpha A7s which will be available for purchase in July for an SRP for $2,500 for just the camera’s body.
The Sony Alpha A7s, which was initially revealed at NAB in Las Vegas last month, features a 35mm full-frame 12.2-megapixel Exmor CMOS sensor partnered with the company’s latest BIONZ X image processor which Is also found in the company’s other new cameras. The Alpha A7s also features a wide and high ISO range of 50 – 4096002 and the ability to output 4K video; 4K video capture is also supported when the Alpha A7s is used with an external recorder.
Other video capture features of the Alpha A7s include support for 1080p video capture up to 60fps, 720p video up to 120fps at APS-C crop mode, and support for S-Log2 gamma which expands the camera’s dynamic range by 1300-percent resulting in reduced clipping of highlights and shadows. Videos recorded on the Alpha A7s are stored in XAVC-S (at 50mbps), AVCHD, or MP4 formats.
The Alpha A7s is also equipped with a 25-point autofocus system, an XGA OLED Tru-Finder electronic viewfinder, Wi-Fi b/g/n, NFC, and a 3-inch 921k-dot TFT LCD display.
Sony did not announce if they were planning to sell a body with lens kit of the Alpha A7s when the camera comes out in July so for now the only option is the $2,500 body-only kit which is now available for pre-order at various online stores and retailers. Additionally, Sony is also developing a video-centric lens for the Alpha A7s – a full-frame power zoom 28-135mm F4 E-mount lens which could be the lens the Alpha A7s would come with if it were sold as a body + lens kit.