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Sony Alpha A7R vs Sony DSC-RX1R

Sony Alpha A7R vs Sony DSC-RX1R

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Sony Alpha A7R
Sony DSC-RX1R

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Higher megapixel Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R is a 36.3MP digital camera. That's 12MP higher than the Sony DSC-RX1R (24.3MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

270.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Sony Alpha A7R is 270.00, but the Sony DSC-RX1R only takes 220.00 battery life (CIPA standard). Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Eight more awards
The Sony Alpha A7R has 16 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Sony DSC-RX1R has 8 awards.
Better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Sony Alpha A7R is 89% based on 104 reviews, however the average rating of the Sony DSC-RX1R is 82% (based on 72 reviews).
1 Reason For
Better user reviews
The average user review score of the Sony DSC-RX1R is 92%, but the average rating of the Sony Alpha A7R is 84% (based on 180 reviews).

Reasons Against

2 Reasons Against
Older by nine months
The Sony Alpha A7R is nine months older than the Sony DSC-RX1R.
User review Rating is Worse
The Sony Alpha A7R's average user score is 84%, however the Sony DSC-RX1R's is 92% (based on 48 reviews).
4 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel Edit
The Sony DSC-RX1R is a 24.3MP digital camera. That's 12MP lower than the Sony Alpha A7R (24.3MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Only 220.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Sony DSC-RX1R is a digital camera that takes 220.00 battery life (CIPA standard), whereas the Sony Alpha A7R only takes 270.00 battery life (CIPA standard). Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Eight less awards
The Sony DSC-RX1R has only received 8 awards, however the Sony Alpha A7R has received 16 awards.
Expert review Rating is Worse
The Sony DSC-RX1R has an average expert score of 82%, but the Sony Alpha A7R has an average expert rating of 89% (based on 104 reviews).

Awards

16 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
altomdata.dk: Recommended
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
DP Review: Gold
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
fotomaniak.pl: Editor's Choice
hardwarezone.com.ph: Recommended
Imaging Resource.com: Dave's Pick
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
8 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
dkamera.de: Recommended
Ephotozine: Recommended
Imaging Resource.com: Dave's Pick
kamerabild.se: Top Class
log.com.tr: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

54 months Ago 44 months Ago

Manufacturer's Warranty

2 Years No data

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
BEST
 MILC
Megapixel
36.3MP
BEST
24.3MP
Image Stabilizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 3376
 3936 x 2624
 3936 x 2216
 2640 x 1760
 2640 x 1488
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 3376
 3936 x 2624
 3936 x 2216
 2640 x 1760
 2640 x 1488
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 7360 x 4912
BEST
 7360 x 4912
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 35.8 x 23.9
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
BEST

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 2x
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Lens Mount Interface
 Sony E
 Sony E
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 49mm

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 centre weighted
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
BEST
Auto Focus (AF) Points
25 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.2 - 0.35
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - ∞

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
BEST
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
ISO Sensitivity
 100
 25600
 25
 100
 25600
 25
ISO Sensitivity (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 25,600
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Unknown - Click to provide data 100
Light Metering
 Centre-weighted
 Centre-weighted
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1s

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Slow synchronization
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.75 - 21.7

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 AVCHD
 AVC
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
BEST
Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
BEST

Display

Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Display Resolution (numeric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,228,800 pixels

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge
HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Tripod Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
BIONZ X 1
Scene Modes
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sunset

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 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 Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium
 Lithium
Battery Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-BX1
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
270 shots
BEST
220 shots

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Sony PlayMemories Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
BEST
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included

Networking

Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB 2.0 port
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI port
Interface
- USB 2.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimensions (WxDxH)
126.9 x 94.4 x 48.2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range (F-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2 - 22
Panorama
 Panorama
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cool Shot Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Cool shot function

Technical Details

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