The Alpha 7R was one of the best cameras we tested in 2013, but what of its sibling, the Alpha 7? Phil Hall tests the 24.3-million-pixel, full-frame CSC, Sony Alpha 7

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Sony Alpha 7 review – Metering

Image: The Alpha 7’s metering is very dependable, delivering consistently pleasing exposures

The Alpha 7’s 1,200-zone evaluative metering system has been used in numerous Alpha SLT cameras, so it is quite a familiar system and in the main delivers pleasingly accurate results, whether in balanced or more challenging conditions. A handy feature is the Alpha 7’s zebra pattern display, which, while intended more for video use, will provide a quick reference to areas in the frame that may see highlights blown out.

  1. 1. Sony Alpha 7 at a glance:
  2. 2. Sony Alpha 7 review - Build and handling
  3. 3. Sony Alpha 7 review - Autofocus
  4. 4. Sony Alpha 7 review - Viewfinder, live view, LCD and video
  5. 5. Sony Alpha 7 review - White balance and colour
  6. 6. Sony Alpha 7 review - Metering
  7. 7. Sony Alpha 7 review - Dynamic range
  8. 8. Sony Alpha 7 review - Noise, resolution and sensitivity
  9. 9. Sony Alpha 7 review - Our verdict
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