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The best Sony A7 deals in August 2022

The best Sony A7 deals

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The A7 was Sony's first shot at the full-frame mirrorless camera (opens in new tab) market, although the fact that Sony has kept it available all these years shows just how relevant it remains. Although there are Mark II, Mark III and Mark IV versions of this camera, the original A7 is a real bargain – and one of our favorite camera deals (opens in new tab).

Based around a 24MP sensor that's capable of capturing Full HD videos to 60p, the camera would make an excellent first-time full-frame buy for those on a budget, and would even be a great candidate as a second body to another camera.

Also known as the ILCE-7 or Alpha 7, the Sony A7 (opens in new tab) accepts the same E-mount Sony lenses as other option in the series, and has a tilting LCD and a high-resolution electronic viewfinder to help you compose images and HD videos with precision in all manner of lightning conditions.

Fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF are also on board, while the magnesium alloy body is robust and fashioned with a substantial grip that supports longer and/or heavier lenses. Furthermore, despite not being the newest Alpha model around, it's primed with both Wi-Fi and NFC.

We have recently noticed that the Sony A7 II (opens in new tab) can sometimes be found for around the same price as the A7 - so do check the prices of this upgraded version too (see current prices below), as this adds the useful advantage of in-body image stabilzation.

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Sony A7 Key Specs

Take a close look at the original Sony A7, now a bargain full-frame camera

Type: Mirrorless | Sensor: Full-frame | Megapixels: 24.3MP | Lens mount: Sony E-mount | Screen: 3in tilting, 0.9million dots | Viewfinder: EVF, 2.36million dots | ISO: : 100-25600 | Max burst speed: 5fps | Max video resolution: Full HD, 1080p | User level: Enthusiast

Impressive EVF
Superb image quality
Full frame sensor
No touchscreen
No in-body image stabilization

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Sebastian Oakley
Sebastian Oakley

For nearly two decades Sebastian's work has been published internationally. Originally specialising in Equestrianism, his visuals have been used by the leading names in the equestrian industry such as The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), The Jockey Club, Horse & Hound and many more for various advertising campaigns, books and pre/post-event highlights.


He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, holds a Foundation Degree in Equitation Science and is a Master of Arts in Publishing.  He is member of Nikon NPS and has been a Nikon user since the film days using a Nikon F5 and saw the digital transition with Nikon's D series cameras and is still to this day the youngest member to be elected in to BEWA, The British Equestrian Writers' Association. 


He is familiar with and shows great interest in medium and large format photography with products by Phase One, Hasselblad, Alpa and Sinar and has used many cinema cameras from the likes of Sony, RED, ARRI and everything in between. His work covers the genres of Equestrian, Landscape, Abstract or Nature and combines nearly two decades of experience to offer exclusive limited-edition prints to the international stage from his film & digital photography.