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Sony Alpha A7 review

£900.00 Typical price

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Key features
  • Mirrorless
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Is the Sony Alpha A7 a compact system camera with a full-frame sensor, or a high-end DSLR that looks like a CSC? It's shaped more like a CSC than rival full-frame cameras from Canon or Nikon, and it doesn't have the optical viewfinder or the mirror you'd find in a DSLR. Yet the Alpha A7 is still a serious photographic tool, and what does it matter what you call it if the image quality holds up?

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  • Should I buy it?
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Range of DSLR and mirrorless camera scores
  1. 56%
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  2. 72%
    Average score
  3. 86%
    Highest score
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