Sony Alpha A7R vs Sony DSC-RX1

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Sony Alpha A7R
Sony DSC-RX1

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
$389 cheaper
The Sony Alpha A7R costs $1,898.00, whereas the Sony DSC-RX1 is $2,286.99.
Available from 5 shops
The more retailers stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Three more awards
The Sony Alpha A7R has 21 awards, however the Sony DSC-RX1 has 18 awards.
Expert reviews are better
Based on 113 expert reviews, the Sony Alpha A7R has an average review score of 89%, but the Sony DSC-RX1 has an average rating of 82% (based on 98 reviews).
1 Reason For
Better user reviews
Based on 91 reviews, the average user review score of the Sony DSC-RX1 is 93%, however the average rating of the Sony Alpha A7R is 84% (based on 136 reviews).

Reasons Against

1 Reason Against
Lower user review Score
The Sony Alpha A7R has an average user rating of 84%, but the Sony DSC-RX1 has an average user rating of 93% (based on 91 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
More expensive by $389
The Sony DSC-RX1 is $388.99 more expensive than the Sony Alpha A7R.
Less retailers
The Sony DSC-RX1 is only stocked by 2 shops, whereas the Sony Alpha A7R is stocked by 7 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Older by three months
The Sony DSC-RX1 is three months older than the Sony Alpha A7R.
Three less awards
The Sony DSC-RX1 has only received 18 awards, whereas the Sony Alpha A7R has received 21 awards.
Expert review Rating is Worse
The Sony DSC-RX1's average expert score is 82%, however the Sony Alpha A7R's is 89% (based on 113 reviews).

Awards

21 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
DP Review: Gold
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
fotomaniak.pl: Editor's Choice
fotovideo.nu: Recommended
hardwarezone.com.ph: Recommended
hardwarezone.com.sg: Innovative Design
Imaging Resource.com: Dave's Pick
kamerabild.se: Top Class
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended
lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 6 Star
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Essential
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
tek.no: Recommended
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold
18 Awards
3dnews.ru: Innovative Design
Akam.no: Recommended
CNET.com.au: Editor's Choice
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
DP Review: Gold
Ephotozine: Recommended
ferra.ru: Editor's Choice
fotovideo.nu: Recommended
Good Gear Guide.com.au: Editor's Choice
hardwarezone.com.ph: Recommended
hardwarezone.com.sg: Innovative Design
hi-tech.mail.ru/: Recommended
log.com.tr: Editor's Choice
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
What Digital Camera: Gold

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

49 months Ago 51 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
BEST
Megapixel Count
24.3MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
BEST
Still Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 12416 x 1856
 6000 x 3376
 8192 x 1856
 5536 x 2160
 3936 x 2624
 3936 x 2216
 3872 x 2160
 2640 x 1760
 2640 x 1488
 6000 x 4000
 12416 x 1856
 6000 x 3376
 8192 x 1856
 5536 x 2160
 3936 x 2624
 3936 x 2216
 3872 x 2160
 2640 x 1760
 2640 x 1488
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Maximum Image Resolution
 7360 x 4912
BEST
 7360 x 4912
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 4:3
 16:9
 3:2
 4:3
 16:9
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPEG XR
 RAW
 JPEG XR
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Full-Frame Sensor Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 35.8 x 23.9
Total Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 24.7MP
Sensor Format
 Full-frame
 Full-frame
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
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Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Maximum Waterproof Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
9.1x
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Maximum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 22
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 35mm
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 35mm
Focal Length Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 35 - 35
Fixed Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 35mm
Lens Mount Interface
 Sony E
 Sony E
Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 9
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 49mm

Focusing

Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 flexible spot
 centre weighted
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 flexible spot
 centre weighted
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
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Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.24m
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.24 - ∞
Auto Focus Point
25 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
ISO Speed
 100
 25600
 25
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2250
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 16000
 100
 25600
 25
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2250
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 16000
Maximum ISO Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 25,600
Minimum ISO Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 100
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
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Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1s
Shutter Speed Setting
 B
 B

Flash

Flash Mode
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
Tele Flash Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.75 - 21.7

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Format
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 AAC++
 AAC++

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
BEST

Display

Screen Size
3"
BEST
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Display Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,229,000 pixels

Ports & Interfaces

USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
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Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Custom modes
Shooting Mode
 Aperture priority
 Aperture priority
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2 2,10
Image Adjustment Mode
 Brightness
 Brightness
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Built-In Processor
BIONZ X BIONZ
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 NOR
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 NOR
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
BEST
453g
Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 65.4mm
Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 69.6mm
Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 113.3mm
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 482g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium
 Lithium
Supported Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Size
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-BX1
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.83h
Shot Per Battery Charge
270 shots Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Sony PlayMemories PlayMemories Home (Lite)
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
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Other Features

Interface
- USB 2.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimension
126.9 x 94.4 x 48.2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 2 - 22
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.14 - 0.29

Technical Details

Continuous Shooting Speed (max)
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
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