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Sony Alpha A7R Digital Camera

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MILC 36.3MP CMOS 4x Jan 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Count Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
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35 Reasons For

Twenty-One Industry Awards

This camera has received twenty-one awards from expert review sites.

The experts at five expert review sites all decided that this MILC digital camera was great. Ephotozine and Camera Labs both gave this digital camera a "Highly Recommended" award, it received an "Especially Recommended" award from both Lydogbilde.no and Ljudochbild.se and it received an "Especially Recommended 6 Star" award from Lydogbillede.dk.

Five more expert review sites all said that this Sony camera was fantastic and gave it their highest award. PC Mag, Digitaltrends.com, Photoreview.com.au, Reviewed.com and Fotomaniak.pl all gave this digital camera an "Editor's Choice" award.

This MILC digital camera received a "Recommended" from Trusted Reviews, Hardwarezone.com.ph, Tek.no and Fotovideo.nu all of whom thought that this Sony digital camera was good.

The writers at two more expert review sites both said that this camera was superb and gave it one of their highest awards. This Sony camera received a "Gold" award from both What Digital Camera and DP Review.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Fifty-six experts from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review and CNET.com have rated this camera on average 88 out of 100.

User Reviews Are Good

This MILC digital camera has an average user rating of 84 out of 100 based on 144 user reviews.

Good Product Quality

Some Sony Alpha A7R owners who purchased the Sony Alpha A7R said that it was good quality. Akm47 mentioned on Amazon “I went through 3 copies to find one without some problems connected to the poor quality control”. In November this year Amazon Customer wrote in their review of the Sony Alpha A7R on Amazon “Very well made cage/rig”. Davipix mentioned in their review of the Sony Alpha A7R “Everything looks well made, quality in every detail” .

Good Size

Thirty-two Sony Alpha A7R reviewers who purchased it concluded that it was compact. Niall Mc Nally said on Amazon “Really love the quality & compact nature of Tilta cage” in their review of the Sony Alpha A7R. Two years ago Cnet.com gave the Sony Alpha A7R a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of the Sony Alpha A7R “The Sony Alpha ILCE-7R is great, compact alternative to entry-level full-frame cameras from Nikon”. Cnet.com also said “Overall the Sony A7R II is a great camera for folks who need a high-resolution full-frame model in a more compact design than a dSLR”.

A few customers considered that this digital camera was a good body shape. D. M. rated it as excellent and mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Great camera body”. Digitaltrends.com said in their review of this digital camera “Refined body design with improved handling characteristics”. Expert review site Shutterbug.com wrote “It has a revised body design”.

A few Sony Alpha A7R owners who reviewed it mentioned that it was lightweight. Expert website Stuff.tv wrote “The A7R may be small and (relatively) lightweight.” in their review of this digital camera. Stuff.tv also said “It's compact and lightweight”. Digitalversus.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on Digital Versus “The controls and lightweight build ensure first-rate handling” and gave the Sony Alpha A7R a score of 4 stars.

Some customers who reviewed it thought it was a good weight. Dxomark.com said three years ago “Given the Sony's small size, low weight and outstanding sens” in their review of this digital camera. One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was heavy and bulky. In November last year Davipix mentioned on Amazon “Good size, not bulky at all, good weight, not too heavy, not too light”.

One Sony Alpha A7R owner who purchased the product said that it was tight. Two years ago Rob Hawthorn wrote in his Sony Alpha A7R review on Amazon “The gears are tight and accurate”.

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Nice Design

Some Sony Alpha A7R reviewers reckoned that it was a good design. Akm47 mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Nice design, great idea.”. Stephanie Lane said on Amazon “You can clearly see the quick release design in the photos” in her review of the Sony Alpha A7R and rated this digital camera as excellent. Two years ago Dp Review wrote on DP Review “Sony Alpha ILCE 7R delivers some of the best image quality we've seen for under 3 000 in a great shooting design and feature set”.

Some customers who bought the product agreed that it was good looking. Am scored the Sony Alpha A7R very highly and said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Proud to own such a beautiful camera”. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Beautiful and functional” in their Sony Alpha A7R review and rated it 5 stars. Earwicker gave the product a score of 5 stars and wrote two years ago “It handles beautifully”.

Several Sony Alpha A7R owners who reviewed it considered that it was smooth. Amazon Customer scored it very highly and said in their review of the Sony Alpha A7R in November “And the deleivery went easy and smooth”. Paul said in his Sony Alpha A7R review on Amazon “I use it with a Nikon 24-70mm lens, buttery smooth! You can even draw on the white ring with a whiteboard pen”. Seif gave the product an excellent review score and mentioned on Amazon “Everything is smooth, sturdy and look great”.

One Sony Alpha A7R owner who purchased this digital camera thought it was ergonomic. Dp Review wrote on DP Review “Small body with good ergonomics and controls”.

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Robust

Several Sony Alpha A7R owners agreed that this digital camera was well made. Alexander Laczko said in his review of the Sony Alpha A7R on Amazon this year “It feels solid and heavy (in a good way), there is no play” and rated the Sony Alpha A7R as excellent. Davipix said in November last year “All on its place and well built, as you could expect at this high level.” in their review. Mr C Chucas wrote in his Sony Alpha A7R review on Amazon two years ago “Solid fair priced indie acc”.

A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was strong and durable. Clareton Clément gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and said in their review of this digital camera “Sturdy, practical”. Re.peter gave the product a rating of 4 stars and mentioned two years ago “Closing very frequently, I can assure you!) doesn't look or feel particularly sturdy (* The new Zeiss Loxia lenses have been developed independently (by Zeiss), are being sold separately (by Zeiss”. Dp Review mentioned on DP Review “Rugged weather sealed body”.

A number of Sony Alpha A7R reviewers thought it was reliable. Justice Peace said “Even my Leica M9 was 100% reliable” in their review of the Sony Alpha A7R. Re.peter gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of the Sony Alpha A7R on Amazon “Detailed prints up to 24" x 16" (A2) in size without resorting to the lottery of interpolation)+ Mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras usually boast reliably high levels of exposure”.

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Easy to Use

Several people concluded that it was easy to use. Expert website Photoreview.com.au mentioned “Sophisticated electronic viewfinders are much easier to use when record”. Dp Review said two years ago “Plenty of controls, good layout, practical handling”.

A number of Sony Alpha A7R owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it was easy to handle. Digitalversus.com said “The camera body has got a little bulkier—but that's no bad thing for handling, as it actually helps improve grip”. Dp Review said in their review of the Sony Alpha A7R two years ago “Unforgiving resolution demands very careful handling” .

Two Sony Alpha A7R reviewers who bought this digital camera concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Davipix said in their review of the Sony Alpha A7R last year “No comments.* Excellent responsiveness of the dials, good menu (a small step for mankind”.

A number of Sony Alpha A7R owners who reviewed it considered that it was easy to setup. Paul wrote two years ago “Zero play, easy to set up and secure, I LOVE having lock to keep focus within my own predetermined limits using the stops”. A few weeks ago Sam said on Amazon “Works very well, easy to setup and very flexible” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

Several people mentioned that the Sony Alpha A7R was comfortable and easy to hold. Last year expert review site Digitalversus.com gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and said in their review of the Sony Alpha A7R “A more comfortable viewfinder and a hybrid shutter”. Dp Review said in their review on DP Review “Big, comfortable, goodquality viewfinder”.

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Good Quality Lens

A few customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good lens. Two years ago Earwicker mentioned “It defaults to 1/focal length, which is too slow for these modern lens/sensor combinations” in their Sony Alpha A7R review. Michael J. Davies mentioned “Brilliant landscape photography camera with a good lens.”. Last year Phillip a J Jesson said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “That was probably down to the superb SEL70200G lens” and rated the product 5 stars.

Several Sony Alpha A7R reviewers who reviewed the product agreed that it had a good autofocus. Harinder Kalsi wrote “Very good follow focus” . Justice Peace said in their review of the Sony Alpha A7R on Amazon “Under good studio lighting and given enough time to focus by zooming in via the C1 button it is possible to achieve excellent resolution”. Peter Laine mentioned in his Sony Alpha A7R review “Can recommend this to anyone whose looking for a reasonably priced and well-built follow focus”.

Some people who reviewed the product agreed that it had a good zoom. Honest Hari said in their review of the Sony Alpha A7R “Where is the zoom up to 120mm? I think Sony needs to get its act together for its loyal customers” but despite that they only scored the product 3 stars. P D Wardle gave it a very good review and mentioned on Amazon “It is not too heavy with a standard zoom fitted nor unduly bulky” in their review of this digital camera.

Some people said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good image stabiliser. Digitaltrends.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Superb 5-axis image stabilisation to correct for camera shake” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Imaging-Resource.com said in their Sony Alpha A7R review “This new "R" model also gains Sony's impressive 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization that was introduced with the A7 II”.

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Good Video Capture

Some people who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was good for video recording. In November last year Justice Peace said on Amazon “This is a fantastic video camera”. Paul he said in his review “Best Video Upgrade Out There”. In November last year Phillip a J Jesson mentioned “The wedding couple were impressed and preferred the the video over the professional wedding photographer's lol”.

Good Quality Pictures

Some Sony Alpha A7R owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images. Earwicker gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of the Sony Alpha A7R “The camera puts a state of the art full frame image sensor in an incredibly small, light unit”. Earwicker also wrote “And the image quality is simply spectacular, helped by the new Zeiss FE lenses, which offer giddying sharpness”. J. Gale wrote on Amazon “The lens with the adapter they give me acceptable photos for exhibition prints, even at the moment” in their review of the Sony Alpha A7R.

A number of customers who purchased it said that it had a good image sensor. Earwicker mentioned “The Fuji has an APS-C sensor and a fixed pancake lens.” in their review of this digital camera. Justice Peace mentioned “I think this is all down to the software because the Fuji has a much smaller sensor” . Justice Peace also wrote “If Sony could realise the potential of the sensor with better in-camera image processing the A7R could be a winner”.

Several Sony Alpha A7R reviewers who reviewed it thought it had a good picture resolution. Honest Hari said on Amazon “For fast shooting and any long video work in any kind of heat don't purchase the A7r” in their review of the Sony Alpha A7R but they gave it a rating of 3 stars. Justice Peace said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Given enough time to focus by zooming in via the C1 button it is possible to achieve excellent resolution and sharpness”. Cnet.com mentioned on expert website CNET.com “As long as you don't need fast autofocus or great burst shooting”.

Several customers considered that the product had a good ISO range. Davipix wrote “I love the Auto ISO as well.” in their review of the Sony Alpha A7R. Dp Review mentioned “Amazing high ISO performance for a high-resolution camera”. Dp Review also mentioned “Small size, incredible low ISO fullframe image quality, excellent viewfinder quality, tiltangle LCD, button customisation”.

One Sony Alpha A7R reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good in low light. Steves-Digicams.com said in their review of the Sony Alpha A7R two years ago “Accurate AFAmazing image quality Outstanding low-light performanceHigh Res 3.0-inch LCD tilts for tou”.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

A few Sony Alpha A7R reviewers said in their reviews that it was mirrorless. Davipix said “Some later the DSC-RX1R, both full frame, mirrorless and sporting a 35mm fixed lens” in their review of the Sony Alpha A7R. Pcmag.com wrote on PC Mag “The Sony Alpha 7R is a full-frame mirrorless camera with an amazing 36-megapixel image sensor” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Expert website Ephotozine.com said in their review of the Sony Alpha A7R “The Sony Alpha A7R offers a 36 megapixel full-frame sensor, in a compact mirrorless weather-sealed body”.

Some people considered that it had a good viewfinder. Davipix mentioned on Amazon “A big leap for Sony), enough customizable buttons, very good viewfinder (could be better with a bit more of magnification even though)” in their review. Ephotozine.com said in their review of the Sony Alpha A7R on expert website Ephotozine two years ago “A high resolution electronic viewfinder as well as a tilting screen, all packed into a compact metal weather” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Expert review site Shutterbug.com wrote “An excellent viewfinder” in their review of the Sony Alpha A7R.

One person considered that this digital camera had an electronic viewfinder. Dp Review mentioned in their review on DP Review “Excellent OLED EVF”.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Two Sony Alpha A7R reviewers who purchased the product considered that it was noisy. Last year Justice Peace wrote on Amazon “The results are not good - very noisy images” in their review of the Sony Alpha A7R. Expert website Ephotozine.com wrote “The Sony Alpha A7R Mark II is the World's first full-frame camera with a 42.4 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor, which should deliver improved noise performance” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

One person mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was quiet. Phillip a J Jesson wrote on Amazon “The shutter is loud when in quiet environments.I was recently at a wedding” and scored the product 5 stars.

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Good Support

Three Sony Alpha A7R reviewers considered that it had good technical guidance. P D Wardle mentioned “Can be supplemented by additional manual fine focus”. Rashbre said on Amazon in November last year “I think there is also a cheaper more plasticy version as well, so care when ordering to get the one you intend (price is a useful guide”. Dp Review said “Focus peaking makes manual focus easy”.

Good Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all Sony digital cameras and also specifically for Sony MILC cameras and found that in both cases Sony had good reviews.

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Good Connectivity

One customer said in their reviews that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Andi wrote on Amazon “Missing screws and correct micro HDMI protector” in their review of the Sony Alpha A7R nonetheless they scored it 2 stars.

One person who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was wifi compatible. Ephotozine.com gave it a score of 5 stars and said two years ago “The Sony Alpha A7R is a feature packed camera, with a high resolution 36 megapixel full-frame sensor, full HD video, built in Wi-Fi and NFC”.

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Good Technical Features

Two Sony Alpha A7R reviewers who reviewed it said that it had good features. Two years ago expert review site Reviewed.com gave the product a score of 5 stars and said “The extensive feature set, massive resolution”.

Good Flash

One person who bought the product said that it had a good flash. Michael J. Davies said on Amazon “Terrible battery life, awkward position of the Menu and Magnify buttons, no flash, poor position of shutter release (fixed in A7 II), few lenses available” and rated this digital camera 4 stars.

Good Battery Life

A few Sony Alpha A7R reviewers who bought the Sony Alpha A7R reckoned that it had a good battery life. Ian_c wrote in their review of this digital camera “Hi I'm not writing hear to review this fabulous camera.I just want to tell you all out there about the battery life and better batters that last much longer” . Justice Peace said “I was using a genuine Sony battery with 90% charge” in their review of this digital camera however despite that they rated it 3 stars. Dp Review said “Battery life could be better”.

Very High Megapixel Count

When compared to other recently released cameras that we have assessed the megapixel count of, the Alpha A7R's megapixel count of 36.3 megapixels is one of the highest. The megapixel counts of MILC cameras that came out around the same time as the Alpha A7R range from 10MP to 43MP.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Sony Alpha A7R supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other MILC cameras that have been available for the last year which do not support Full HD video.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available including the Sony Alpha A5000 ($348.00), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 ($799.95) which has better reviews.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Alpha A7R, the Sony Alpha A7R supports WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of other digital cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available that you might want to consider including the Lumix DMC-GX80, or the Lumix DMC-GX8 ($799.95) both from Panasonic or the Sony Alpha A5000 ($348.00) which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

SD memory card

This digital camera supports an MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many cameras that were released in the last 12 months. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this MILC digital camera is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Sony Alpha A5000 ($348.00) (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 ($799.95) (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Nikon 1 J1 ($99.99) (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on MILC cameras that came out in the last year.

There are a number of other cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Sony Alpha A5000 ($348.00), or the Nikon 1 J1 ($99.99).

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Electrical Viewfinder

Most compact cameras do not have enough space to accommodate an optical viewfinder and use the display screen on the back as an electrical viewfinder.

An electrical viewfinder is actually the best viewfinder across all recently released comparable spec cameras.

An Electronic viewfinder is the worst viewfinder amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is the most frequently found camera shutter on MILC cameras that were launched in the last year.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Alpha A7R is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera supports a RAW image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by similar spec cameras that were launched in the last year. The image format "JPG" is also supported by this Sony camera.

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Very Many Total Megapixel Count

With a total megapixel count of 36.8 megapixels, the Alpha A7R has a fairly many total megapixel count compared to most of the other MILC cameras that were launched in the last 12 months. The average total megapixel count of recently released comparable spec digital cameras is 22MP, and the total megapixel counts range from 16MP to 44MP.

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7360 X 4912 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Sony Alpha A7R has a 7360 x 4912 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution found on most comparable spec digital cameras that were released in the last 12 months. Across all digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Alpha A7R the best image resolution is 8688 x 5792 pixels and the worst is 2560 х 1280 pixels.

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±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

The Sony Alpha A7R has a ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step) flash exposure correction which is wider than most comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. Most digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it have a ±2EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction. This camera also have a ±3EV (1/2, 1/3 and 1 EV step) flash exposure correction. Similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Alpha A7R flash exposure corrections range from ±3EV (1/3 EV step) (worst) to ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) (best).

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Has Nine White Balance Modes

The Alpha A7R has a greater number of white balance modes than most recently released MILC cameras. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on latest MILC cameras. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent", "Shade" and "Underwater" are also found on this Sony camera.

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Has Four Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Alpha A7R is more than most cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Sony camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on MILC cameras that are a similar age to the Alpha A7R. The photo effects "Neutral", "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 480|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the Sony Alpha A7R is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Sony digital camera has an Aperture priority AE light exposure mode, which is the most frequently found light exposure mode found on similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the Alpha A7R. The light exposure modes "Auto", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this digital camera.

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Supports Twenty-Five ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Alpha A7R is more than most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera supports 25 and 600 ISO speeds, which is the most frequently supported ISO speed supported by latest digital cameras. The ISO speeds "100", "125", "160", "200", "250", "320", "400", "500", "640", "800", "1000", "1250", "1600", "2000", "2250", "2500", "3200", "4000", "5000", "6400", "8000", "10000", "12800" and "16000" are also supported by this digital camera.

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13 Reasons Against

Not Waterproof

Like most of the other recently released MILC cameras, the Alpha A7R is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Most new MILC cameras do not have an image stabiliser. The Sony Alpha A7R is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabiliser.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Alpha A7R is not 3D compatible. Most of the other MILC cameras that have been on the market for the last year are also not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 ($799.95) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Alpha A7R does not have a GPS, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other recently released cameras also do not have a GPS.

There are a number of other cameras which also have a GPS that you might also want to look at including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 ($799.95).

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Like most of the other MILC cameras that were launched around the same time as the Alpha A7R, the Alpha A7R does not support video recording.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a video recording and we think the Sony Alpha A5000 ($348.00), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 ($799.95) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Alpha A7R does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other MILC cameras that were launched in the last 12 months also do not have a built-in flash.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Nikon 1 J1 ($99.99), or the Sony Alpha A5000 ($348.00) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

The maximum focal lengths of comparable spec cameras that were released in the last year range from 52mm to 140mm, and the average maximum focal length is 86mm. At only 52.5 millimeters, the Sony Alpha A7R has a fairly short maximum focal length compared to most of the other MILC cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Alpha A7R.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Sony Alpha A7R is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for the last year. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Alpha A7R. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Pre-flash" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this Sony digital camera.

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Only 1440x1080@25fps Resolution and Capture Speed

The Sony Alpha A7R has a 1440x1080@25fps resolution and capture speed which is higher than most similar spec cameras that were released in the last 12 months. Most cameras that came out around the same time as it have a 1280×720@60fps resolution and capture speed. In addition, this camera have a resolution and capture speed of 640x480@25fps and 640x480@30fps. The best resolution at capture speeds of all latest similar spec digital cameras is 1920x1080@120fps and the worst is 320x240@25fps.

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Very Low JPEG Frame Rate

The lowest JPEG frame rate of MILC cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Alpha A7R is 30fps, the highest is 60fps, and the average JPEG frame rate is 46fps. The Alpha A7R has one of the lower JPEG frame rates (only 30 frames per second) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

The lowest display resolution of comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Alpha A7R is 460,000 pixels and the highest is 1,700,000 pixels. At only 921,600 pixels, the Alpha A7R has a quite low display resolution compared to most of the other MILC cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Alpha A7R.

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Quite Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

Across all the recently released MILC cameras the maximum camera shutter speeds range from 0.04s to 60s. The Alpha A7R has a fairly short maximum camera shutter speed (only 30 seconds) compared to most of the other recently released cameras.

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length

The average minimum focal length of comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for the last year is 27mm, and the minimum focal lengths range from 18mm to 53mm. When compared to other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Alpha A7R that we have assessed, the minimum focal length of the Alpha A7R of 52.5 millimeters is one of the longest.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony Alpha A7R

Released Eleven Months Ago

This MILC digital camera has been on the market for eleven months.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Sony Alpha A7R has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Alpha A7R.

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony Alpha A5000 ($348.00), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 ($799.95), and the Nikon 1 J1 ($99.99) is also worth considering.

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Average Weight

The Alpha A7R has a pretty standard weight (407 grams) compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Alpha A7R.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Alpha A7R has a pretty average digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other MILC cameras that came out around the same time as the Alpha A7R.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony Alpha A5000 ($348.00).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Format
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Fixed Focal Length
Lens
Lens Structure
Lens Mount Interface
Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Lens Mount
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Point
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Lens Magnification Ratio
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
HDMI Connector
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Lens Weight
Lens Length
Lens Diameter
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Size
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
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29 December 2015

The Sony A7R II is a mirrorless camera with a full-frame sensor and 42MP resolution. The successor of the A7R, it has a revised body design, an excellent viewfinder, a very fast AF system, and... Read more…

24 December 2015

In short, it's one of the best cameras you can buy today We know what you're thinking: this camera costs over two and half grand, and that doesn't even include a lens. And you're right: the A7R...

24 December 2015

Sony's A7R received our 2014 Stuff Award for best system camera, so the arrival of its second edition was met with plenty of excitement. Not least because the A7R II comes with a groundbreaking... Read more…

17 December 2015

The ?7R II overtakes its predecessor to provide the highest-resolution currently available in the most compact camera body. It has also introduced more professional video functions that could make...

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19 November 2015

With a full-frame sensor and 4K video, the Sony a7R II delivers in spades for both photo and video...

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Reviewed 28 August 2015 by IanM
IanM would recommend the Sony Alpha A7R 2

First of all, yes this camera overheats after about 17 minutes recording internal @ 4k 100mpbs and there isn't a solid workaround other than cool rooms and extending the LCD screen out from the... Read more…

Reviewed 6 August 2015 by Adam

This arrived this morning. I have been "playing" with it for about 7 hours now. The images and 4k video are phenomenal. However, using this solely in my AC controlled basement that is about 65f,... Read more…

Reviewed 19 August 2015 by BL

I ended up returning the camera. The image was great, the lowlight performance was great, the in-camera stabilization was great, and so were the rest of the features. But the camera has one huge... Read more…

Reviewed 1 October 2015 by Nish
Nish would recommend the Sony Alpha A7R 2

This is my first review for B&H. I normally do not spend the time to review gear for people I do not know. But this camera deserves some discussion. I'm a professional photojournalist, documentary... Read more…

Reviewed 17 August 2015 by Bob
Bob would recommend the Sony Alpha A7R 2

I preciously had 2 A7r cameras and have had 2 of the A7rM2 cameras for a couple of weeks. In most respects it is a superb camera and a joy to use. I have 4 Sony FE lenses and 30 Canon lenses from... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers sony a7, sony a7r, fotga a7, sony a7ri, fotga a7s, offers a7, fotga a7i, tablet a7, fotga a7r, sony a7rii, fotga a7si, offers a7r, fotga a7ii, tablet a7r, fotga a7ri, tilta a7m2, sony ilce7, tilta a7s2, fotga dp500, fotga a7rii, tilta ilce7, sony ilce7r, tilta est17, fotga a7sii, offers a7ri, tablet a7ri, tilta est17a, offers a7rii, tablet a7rii, fotga dp500i
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