by May 22, 2014 0 comments

Sony reveals it new mirrorless 4K camera that would compliment the ongoing trend of 4K or ultra high definition technology across the globe. This compact full frame camera, Alpha A7S mirrorless device is quite similar to DSLR camera, but smaller in size, because of the mirror that reflects the view from the lens into the viewfinder has been removed.

It supports 4K video output to third-party recorders, using ‘XAVC S’ recording format. And it can record to AVCHD and MP4 codecs as well. It has the capability to handle Full HD at 60P, 60i, 30p, and 24p frame rates. In addition, this camera supports APS-C crop mode that enables for 120p recording at 720p and slo-mo playback.

Its prism reduces the size and weight of the camera as well as eliminates the requirement of viewfinder and that is why it directly processed images on the digital display. Thus, this device becomes small enough to fit into any pocket, yet has all the features of a low-budget film production camera. The device comes with many pro features including support for XLR microphones and video/audio controls.

According to the company, “The 12.2 MP A7S is world’s first camera to utilize the entire width of a full-frame image sensor in 4K video acquisition, and does this without cropping or line skipping as it can read and process data from every one of the sensor’s pixels, This allows 4K video shooters to utilize all of the artistic and creative benefits provided by the unique sensor.” There are slew of lens choices available for this camera plus a host of accessories. 

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