Sony's new camera at NAB this year comes in a familiar form factor for all of the DSLR users out there. The Sony a7S, an extension of the previous a7 models, is a full frame 12.2 megapixel sensor capable of HD recording up to 120 fps, with 4K recording only through HDMI to an external recorder such as the new Atomos Shogun. Hit the jump to watch our interview with Sony at their NAB booth:

Specs at a glance:

  • 12.2MP Full-Frame Exmor CMOS Sensor
  • Sony E-mount
  • Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 24, 30, 60 FPS
  • Capable of 120 FPS at 720p
  • Records to AVCHD, XAVC S and MP4 to SD, SDXC, SDHC, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo
  • 4K (4240 x 2832) full-frame sensor is cropped to UHD 3840 x 2160 for recording via HDMI to external recorder only (8 bit, 4:2:2)
  • ISO range from 50-409,600
  • 3.0" 921.6k-Dot Tilting LCD Monitor
  • Sony W-series batteries
  • Dynamic Range TBA
  • Availability TBA

The 's' on the model stands for sensitivity and claims to be able to see and focus in -4 EV lighting conditions due to the large pixels.

Here's Sony's official video and the first footage from the camera:


There's no pricing or availability details, though we know it will be more expensive that the previous a7 models at $1,700. What do you think of this offering from Sony? Join the discussion below and stay tuned to our coverage from the floor at our NAB master post.


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