Sony A7s vs A7R vs A7 – which Sony full-frame camera should you buy?

Sony A7s vs A7R vs A7 - which Sony full-frame camera should you buy?

Sony A7s vs A7R vs A7 comparison: 03 Design and build quality

Sony A7s: new full-frame compact adds 4K video recording, ISO 409,600

In terms of design, the ‘s’ slots neatly into the A7 line-up – it shares the same button layout, magnesium alloy chasis and small proportions – 126.9mm x 94.4mm x 48.2mm – as the other two cameras.

As a result, the A7s can also lay claim to being the world’s smallest interchangeable-lens digital camera with a full-frame sensor.

At 446g body only, the Sony A7s is a heavier camera though – the A7 weighs 416g, while the A7R is lighter still at 407g.

Like the A7/R, the A7s includes a headphone jack for audio monitoring during movie recording and playback, as well as built-in stereo microphones.

It also features a 2.4 million dot XGA OLED electronic viewfinder and a tiltable 3″ LCD – essential for comfortable movie shooting – although the lack of touchscreen on such a video-centric camera may ultimately prove frustrating.

PAGE 1 – Sony A7s vs A7R vs A7 comparison: 01 Sensor resolution and ISO
PAGE 2 – Sony A7s vs A7R vs A7 comparison: 02 Video
PAGE 3 – Sony A7s vs A7R vs A7 comparison: 03 Design and build quality
PAGE 4 – Sony A7s vs A7R vs A7 comparison: 04 Continuous shooting and battery life
PAGE 5 – Sony A7s vs A7R vs A7 comparison: 05 Autofocus and metering
PAGE 6 – Sony A7s vs A7R vs A7 comparison: 06 Price
PAGE 7 – Sony A7s vs A7R vs A7 comparison: our conclusion

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