Sony has announced a new full frame sensor mirrorless camera the Sony A7s.

I’ve yet to make it over to the Sony booth at NAB 2014 to see it, but it is high on my list for today. It does feel initially like the new A7s could be a serious contender for the Panasonic GH4… what do you think? Sound off below in the comments!

I did have a brief chat with Den Lennie who produced the video for Sony you see below and he was very very impressed by the Sony A7s and I also plan to talk to him today again if possible.

We’re sharing the post below from

From Photography Bay:

Sony has posted sample footage from the new A7s on YouTube in full 4K resolution. Not that many people have a monitor to view it in full 4K resolution, but it’s there nonetheless. Of course, you can still get a great impression of the camera from the full HD version.

The camera is virtually identical to the A7 and A7R in terms of body and overall design. The only obvious difference is the blue “s” that appears on the 7s badge.

Sony A7s (Photo credit: Photography Bay)
Sony A7s (Photo credit: Photography Bay)

Instead of bumping up the resolution again, Sony has placed a full frame 12.2MP sensor inside the camera. And while the A7s can capture 4K video, it will not capture 4K video to on-board memory cards – only to an external recording device via the HDMI output. The clean HDMI output signal is 3840 × 2160 (30p/24p) or 1920 × 1080(60p/60i/24p) 4:2:2 8 bit.

Sony references no dedicated external recorder, only pointing to an “optional external 3rd party 4K recorder” as being required for 4K capture.

Sony A7s (Photo credit: Photography Bay)
Sony A7s (Photo credit: Photography Bay)

Read full article on Photography Bay: “Sony A7s Unveiled with a 12MP Sensor and 4K Video

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(cover photo credit: snap from Photography Bay)


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