Sony Alpha A7R
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Sony Alpha A7R Editor's Choice 5 Star Trusted Reviews Recommended Essential
A multi award winning and fully featured 36.3 megapixel camera
MILC 36.3MP Dec 2012
Camera Type Megapixels Release Date

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Sony Alpha A7R Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have scored the Sony Alpha A7R as follows for Summary.
702 Reviews + 24 Awards
Not Currently for Sale
Good Features
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 42?

It has very good expert reviews and very good user reviews with 83% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
This Sony digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite high megapixel
7360 x 4912 pixels image resolution

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13 Industry Awards

This Sony camera has received 13 awards from expert review sites.

Websites,,, and all endorse this camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

This Sony camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from both review sites and, both of which thought that this camera was superb.

Review websites Camera Labs and both strongly endorse this camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The writer at one more expert review site said that this Sony camera was well designed. This digital camera received an "Innovative Design" award from gave this digital camera a "5 Star" award, gave it a "4 Star" award and it received a "Dave's Pick" award from Imaging

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

The average expert rating of this Sony digital camera is 90% based on 38 expert reviews from sites including, Ephotozine, Techradar and Camera Labs. This puts this camera in the top 3% of all the cameras when ranked by average expert review score.

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Good Owner Reviews

This camera has an average owner rating of 88 out of 100 based on 188 owner reviews. 117 reviewers (85% of all reviewers) gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 81% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Very Good Brand

We checked 29,814 user and expert reviews (including 10,342 verified purchases) for Sony digital cameras and found that on average Sony has very good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has very good ratings specifically for its cameras. 92% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Quite High Megapixel

Across all the cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixel is 16MP. When compared to other digital cameras that we have checked, the Alpha A7R's megapixel of 36.3 megapixels is one of the highest.

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7360 X 4912 Pixels Image Resolution

The Sony Alpha A7R has a 7360 x 4912 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most cameras. Most cameras have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all cameras the best image resolution is 7680 x 5120 pixels and the worst is 2592 x 1944 pixels.

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Supports 25, 100 and 1 More ISO Sensitivity

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Alpha A7R is more than most cameras. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 200, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities 100, 25600 and 25 are also supported by this camera.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Alpha A7R supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other cameras also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on digital cameras.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Sony Alpha A7R has an external flash connector. Most of the other cameras also have an external flash connector.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This Sony digital camera has been on the market since December 2012.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony ilce7rm2bat, sony ilce7rm2bad, sony ilce7rm2bvg, sony alphaa7rii, brand ilce7rm2, sony ilce7rbiv, sony sonya7rii, sony sel50m28, brand ilce7rb, sony alpha7r, sony a7r2, bodya7r, a7rmor
Barcodes 00027242874787, 00027242893832, 00616348088817, 00840014164844, 00840014186129, 00845251096903, 00846431051668, 04548736017689, 04905524958492, 08809393056159

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