Sony A7S Used to Capture Stunning Astrophotography

Photographer Andrew Whyte, who specialises in long-exposure photography, used the Sony A7S to capture a series of stunning images across the United Kingdom.

“As a long-exposure photographer, I’m always searching for equipment which renders great detail while allowing me the largest range of creative potential. I’ve been truly blown away by the image quality I can capture in low light using the Sony A7S,” Whyte says. “The shots are incredibly low noise, and the camera’s sensitivity opens up so many possibilities for the photographer.

You can see some of the low light astrophotography sample photos taken with the Sony A7s mirrorless camera below. Click on the images for high resolution.

Sony Alpha A7s Used For Astrophotography

The Sony A7S features a 12.2-megapixel with a 35mm full-frame sensor, 4K video recording, ISO 50 to 102,400 (extendable to ISO 409,600) and an improved AF system that remains operational down to light levels as low as -4EV.

Sony a7S Astrophotography 00

30 sec | f/4.0 | 24.0 mm | ISO 3200

As the clocks change, the darkest skies across Britain come to life with Sony

Sony α7S used to capture stunning astrophotography

  • Striking photographs of the night sky by Andrew Whyte released to mark the clocks going back on 26 October
  • Shots taken in two of the most spectacular dark Dark Sky areas in the UK – Northumberland National Park and the Brecon Beacons
  • Photos taken with Sony α7S, the perfect camera for low light photography with unrivalled ISO range of 50-409600

As the clocks go back this weekend, it will bring darker skies to the UK – making it the best time of year for Britain’s 10,000 amateur astronomers and stargazers.

To mark the occasion, and show the UK public what they can see on their doorstep, photographer Andrew Whyte used the Sony α7S to capture a series of stunning images at some of the 92 Dark Sky Sites and parks across the British Isles.

Andrew, who specialises in long-exposure photography, used the Sony α7S on a series of overnight shoots in Northumberland National Park (Europe’s largest International Dark Sky Park) and the Brecon Beacons (one of only five areas in the world granted International Dark Sky Reserve status).

The images depict a range of stunning locations throughout the areas of natural beauty, including the Milky Way above Elf Kirk viewpoint in Northumberland National Park and Pontsticill Reservoir in the Brecon Beacons National Park.

The images were taken on the Sony α7S, a professional, portable 35mm full frame interchangeable lens camera. The camera is particularly well suited to low-light conditions as it has unrivalled sensitivity (up to ISO 409600), so the amount of light it can collect is dramatically increased compared to conventional cameras.

Bob Mizon, from The British Astronomical Association, commented on what the British public can expect to see over the winter months:

“As British Summer Time ends on October 26th and we revert to ‘real’ time, stargazers and photographers both dedicated and casual can look forward to longer observing sessions outside. Town dwellers may see many of the brighter stars, and planets, from back gardens, but, with a little effort, they can visit unpolluted rural sites and take advantage of the many recently created Dark Sky areas of the UK.

“The winter night sky offers many wonders: Orion, the Geminid meteors, the tangled clusters of Perseus… It is nature’s grandest free show, and yours to enjoy.”

Photographer Andrew Whyte commented on the capabilities of the Sony α7S, which he used to shoot the images:

“As a long-exposure photographer, I’m always searching for equipment which renders great detail while allowing me the largest range of creative potential. I’ve been truly blown away by the image quality I can capture in low light using the Sony α7S – the shots are incredibly low noise, and the camera’s sensitivity opens up so many possibilities for the photographer.”

Sony A7s Price & Availability

The Sony A7s price is $2,499.00. The 4K video recording mirrorless camera is available from camera stores below.

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Sony a7S Astrophotography 01

30 sec | f/4.0 | 24.0 mm | ISO 6400

Sony a7S Astrophotography 02

20 sec | f/4.0 | 24.0 mm | ISO 12800

Sony a7S Astrophotography 03

30 sec | f/4.0 | 24.0 mm | ISO 6400

Sony a7S Astrophotography 04

15 sec | f/2.8 | 55.0 mm | ISO 6400

Sony a7S Astrophotography 05

20 sec | f/4.0 | 24.0 mm | ISO 12800