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Sony Alpha A7R vs Sony DSC-RX1

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
12MP higher megapixel Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R has a megapixel of 36.3MP, however the Sony DSC-RX1 is only a 24.3MP digital camera (12MP lower). 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.

$818 cheaper
The Sony Alpha A7R costs $1,469.00, whereas the Sony DSC-RX1 is $2,286.99.
Available from 28 shops
The more retailers stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Expert reviews are better
Based on 104 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 105 reviews).
2 Reasons For
Two more awards
The Sony DSC-RX1 has 18 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Sony Alpha A7R has 16 awards.
Better user reviews
Based on 98 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 180 reviews).

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
One year older
The Sony Alpha A7R is older than the Sony DSC-RX1 by one year.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Sony Alpha A7R has received 16 awards, the Sony DSC-RX1 has received 18 awards.
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 98 reviews).
4 Reasons Against
50% lower megapixel Edit
The Sony DSC-RX1 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.

More expensive by $818
The Sony DSC-RX1 is $817.99 more expensive than the Sony Alpha A7R.
Less retailers
The Sony DSC-RX1 is only stocked by 2 sellers, whereas the Sony Alpha A7R is stocked by 30 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.
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 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
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

54 months Ago 41 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
 JPEG XR
 RAW
 JPEG XR
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Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 35.8 x 23.9
Total Megapixels
Unknown - Click to provide data 24.7MP
Sensor Format
 Full-frame
 Full-frame
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 3:2
 16:9
 3:2
BEST

Design

Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Waterproof
Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 1x
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 22
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Fixed Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 35mm
Lens Mount Interface
 Sony E
 Sony E
Diaphragm Blade
Unknown - Click to provide data 9
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 49mm

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 spot
 multi point
 flexible spot
 centre weighted
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 spot
 multi point
 flexible spot
 centre weighted
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
BEST
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.24 - ∞
Auto Focus (AF) Points
25 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Smile Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smile detection

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Sensitivity
 100
 25600
 25
 Auto
 100
 25600
 25
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 25,600
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Unknown - Click to provide data 100
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
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
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shoe mounting point

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
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
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

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 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
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,229,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Not available
 Not available

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Custom modes
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2 2,10
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Image Quality Adjustment
 Brightness
 Brightness
Multi Burst Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi burst mode
Camera Playback
 Highlights
 Single image
 Slide show
 Highlights
 Single image
 Slide show
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
BIONZ X BIONZ
Scene Modes
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 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
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 (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.83h
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
270 shots Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Sony PlayMemories PlayMemories Home (Lite)
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

Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
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
Panorama
 Panorama
 Panorama
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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