Rental ID: SONY_A7S_4K_HIRE
The exciting and compact 4K Ultra HD A7S from Sony now available to hire from Panny Hire. This little beast is a game changer; it is the undisputed low-light champion of them all. It is Sony’s direct competitor to the GH4 from Panasonic, both 4K Ultra HD DSLR cameras, both very impressive too.
The A7S boasts some impressive technical specifications that delivery truly jaw-dropping results. Specification wise the A7S features a 4K full frame 12.2 Megapixel Exmor CMOS sensor (the same sensor as the FS7, F5 and F55, yes you read that correctly). The A7S also features the Bionz X image processor which helps it to process the data from 14+ stops of dynamic range coming in from the sensor, which gives the A7S incredible low light and DR performance, that’s over 14+ stops of dynamic range captured in video mode, when shooting stills Sony claim to have squeezed 15+ stops of dynamic range out of the sensor. 14 or 15 stops of dynamic range is absolutely ridiculously unbelievable, that is on a par with the RED EPIC Dragon and Arri Alexa / Amira cameras. We do believe it too, when you use the A7S you will be believe it, it is that good!
The low light sensitivity is just as good as the dynamic range performance, capable of being cranked (some fully usable and with low noise) up to ISO 409600 that’s nearly half a million ISO! Technically this is achieved at sensor level by using a unique on-chip gapless design that incorporates tiny lenses in between pixel sites, this increases the light-gathering capabilities of the pixels / photocell sites and promotes increased image quality across the entire sensor plane. Beyond the image performance factors the A7S can output uncompressed / clean 4:2:2 UHD 4K via HDMI (externally to our Atomos Shogun 4K Monitor / Recorder) or full HD 1080p captured internally in the high quality XAVC S format at 50 Mbps bit rate.
The A7S supports recording using S-Log2 Gamma Curve (identical to the FS7, F5 and F55) and has various picture profile options. S-Log2 allows for 1300% more dynamic range than standard REC709 signals. Additional features include Zebra exposure markers, focus peaking and time code.
Frame rates are versatile ranging from 24 up to 120 fps which are very impressive and useful slow motion capabilities (60 fps at 1080p and 120 fps at 720p).
Audio can be recorded in stereo internally or via external input (3.5mm mini-jack). The A7S features a 3” 1 million-dot OLED LCD monitor and 2.3 million-dot OLED EVF viewfinder.
We supply the Sony A7S with a Metabones Sony NEX E mount to Canon EOS EF mount adapter included free of charge.. We can supply a PL mount adapter if required.