In-Depth Video Review of the 4K Sony A7s

Ever since it was announced at this year’s NAB, the Sony A7s has been easily one of the most awaited 4K cameras to be released this year.

It will really give the Panasonic GH4 a run for its money once paired with the Atomos Shogun 4K external recorder, also announced at NAB 2014 and due this September.

Sony packed the little camera with filmmaking-friendly features such as a 50mbps XAVC-S 8 bit 4:2:2 on-board codec, S-Log2 gammma, a full-frame sensor with a full-pixel readout, virtually eliminating moire and aliasing, while at the same time having incredible low-light sensitivity due to the large gapless photo sites on the sensor.

Matt Allard, ACS a freelance cameraman and technical editor of, (we highly recommend you check them out, if you still haven’t) brings us a really informative and hands-on in-depth review of the “low-light” beast that is the new 4K capable Sony A7s Digital Mirrorless Camera.

Matt Allard ACS

In the video review below, he tests rolling shutter, slow-motion including 720p/120fps, low-light performance, and goes over the menu functions. Due to the fact, he didn’t have access to a 4K external recorder, his test was done in Full HD an in XAVC-S.

His review is as of now, the most comprehensive test and review of the Sony A7s. So, if you are interested in picking up the little low-light beast from Sony when it hits the shelves this July (hopefully), you should check it out.

The crew at had hands down, the best NAB 2014 coverage, and as usual Matt Allard delivers a comprehensive and practical review of the Sony A7s. Check out his other reviews and brilliant work on Vimeo.

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