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Sony A7R V vs Sony ZV-E1

Portability
60
Imaging
84
Features
96
Overall
88
Sony Alpha A7R V front
 
Sony ZV-E1 front
Portability
80
Imaging
67
Features
89
Overall
75

Sony A7R V vs Sony ZV-E1 Key Specs

Sony A7R V
(Full Review)
  • 61MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.20" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 32000 (Boost to 102800)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 7680 x 4320 video
  • Sony E Mount
  • 723g - 131 x 97 x 82mm
  • Released October 2022
  • Replaced the Sony A7R IV
Sony ZV-E1
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.00" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 80 - 102400 (Raise to 409600)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 1920 video
  • Sony E Mount
  • 483g - 121 x 72 x 54mm
  • Introduced March 2023
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Sony A7R V vs Sony ZV-E1 Overview

Its time to take a more detailed look at the Sony A7R V versus Sony ZV-E1, both Pro Mirrorless digital cameras and they are both built by Sony. There is a crucial difference between the image resolutions of the A7R V (61MP) and ZV-E1 (12MP) but they possess the same exact sensor sizes (Full frame).

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The A7R V was released 5 months before the ZV-E1 so they are of a similar generation. Both of these cameras offer different body type with the Sony A7R V being a SLR-style mirrorless camera and the Sony ZV-E1 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera.

Before going through a comprehensive comparison, below is a brief overview of how the A7R V scores versus the ZV-E1 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Sony A7R V over the Sony ZV-E1

 A7R V ZV-E1 
Display sizing3.20"3.00"Larger display (+0.2")
Display resolution2360k1037kClearer display (+1323k dot)

Reasons to pick Sony ZV-E1 over the Sony A7R V

 ZV-E1 A7R V 

Common features in the Sony A7R V and Sony ZV-E1

 A7R V ZV-E1 
IntroducedOctober 2022March 2023Similar generation
Focus manually More precise focusing
Display typeFully articulatedFully ArticulatedFully Articulated display
Selfie screen Both good for selfies
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Sony A7R V vs Sony ZV-E1 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is going to travel with your camera frequently, you will need to factor its weight and size. The Sony A7R V offers exterior measurements of 131mm x 97mm x 82mm (5.2" x 3.8" x 3.2") along with a weight of 723 grams (1.59 lbs) whilst the Sony ZV-E1 has specifications of 121mm x 72mm x 54mm (4.8" x 2.8" x 2.1") along with a weight of 483 grams (1.06 lbs).

Contrast the Sony A7R V versus Sony ZV-E1 in the latest Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ based on the lens you use at that moment. Underneath is the front view over all size comparison of the A7R V vs the ZV-E1.

Sony A7R V vs Sony ZV-E1 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability score of the A7R V and ZV-E1 is 60 and 80 respectively.

Sony A7R V vs Sony ZV-E1 top view buttons comparison

Sony A7R V vs Sony ZV-E1 Sensor Comparison

Generally, it's difficult to picture the difference between sensor dimensions purely by reviewing specs. The image below will help give you a more clear sense of the sensor sizing in the A7R V and ZV-E1.

As you can plainly see, the 2 cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing but different MP. You should anticipate the Sony A7R V to deliver extra detail as a result of its extra 49 Megapixels. Greater resolution will make it easier to crop images a little more aggressively.

Sony A7R V vs Sony ZV-E1 sensor size comparison

Sony A7R V vs Sony ZV-E1 Screen and ViewFinder

Sony A7R V vs Sony ZV-E1 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony A7R V Portrait photography info
Sony ZV-E1 Portrait photography info
90
has manual focus
fantastic resolution (61MP)
large sensor size (Full frame)
offers face detect focus
saves RAW formats
72
manual focus
sensor size is great (Full frame)
features face detect focus
supports RAW formats
resolution not great (12 megapixels)
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Street Comparison

Sony A7R V Street photography factors
Sony ZV-E1 Street photography factors
79
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
large sensor size (Full frame)
saves RAW formats
features focus via touch
environment proof
great high ISO (32,000)
84
screen articulates
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
supports RAW formats
includes focus by touch
environment proofing
lighter than others in class (483 grams)
great ISO range (102,400)
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Sports Comparison

Sony A7R V Sports photography factors
Sony ZV-E1 Sports photography factors
92
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000 seconds)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
fantastic resolution (61MP)
large sensor size (Full frame)
offers tracking focus
environment proof
great battery (600 shots)
supports phase detect auto focus
72
quiet shooting (1/8,000s)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
features tracking focus
environment proofing
better than average battery pack (570 shots)
has phase detect auto focus
max shutter speed is low (1/s)
resolution not great (12MP)
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Travel Comparison

Sony A7R V as a Travel photography camera
Sony ZV-E1 as a Travel photography camera
80
great battery (600 per charge)
environment proof
connects via bluetooth
features focus via touch
fantastic resolution (61 megapixels)
selfie friendly display
79
better than average battery pack (570 CIPA)
lighter than others in class (483g)
environment proofing
has bluetooth
includes focus by touch
display is selfie friendly
resolution not great (12 megapixels)
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Landscape Comparison

Sony A7R V as a Landscape photography camera
Sony ZV-E1 as a Landscape photography camera
89
has manual focus
switch lenses (Sony E mount)
screen is a good size (3.20")
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
fantastic resolution (61 megapixels)
large sensor size (Full frame)
does not have anti aliasing filter
great high ISO (32,000)
saves RAW formats
environment proof
great battery (600 per charge)
2 card slots
79
manual focus
switch lenses (Sony E mount)
nice screen size (3.00 inch)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
great ISO range (102,400)
supports RAW formats
environment proofing
better than average battery pack (570 per charge)
resolution not great (12MP)
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony A7R V as a Vlogging camera
Sony ZV-E1 as a Vlogging camera
80
selfie friendly display
has touchscreen
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
offers face detect focus
video res high (7680 x 4320 pxls)
comes with mic support
85
display is selfie friendly
touchscreen enabled
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
features face detect focus
video res high (3840 x 1920 pixels)
has microphone support
lighter than others in class (483g)
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Sony A7R V vs Sony ZV-E1 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony A7R V and Sony ZV-E1
 Sony Alpha A7R VSony ZV-E1
General Information
Brand Sony Sony
Model type Sony Alpha A7R V Sony ZV-E1
Category Pro Mirrorless Pro Mirrorless
Released 2022-10-26 2023-03-29
Physical type SLR-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size Full frame Full frame
Sensor measurements 35.8 x 23.8mm 35.6 x 23.8mm
Sensor surface area 852.0mm² 847.3mm²
Sensor resolution 61 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 9504 x 6336 4240 x 2832
Maximum native ISO 32000 102400
Maximum enhanced ISO 102800 409600
Lowest native ISO 100 80
RAW format
Lowest enhanced ISO 50 40
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Total focus points 693 759
Lens
Lens support Sony E Sony E
Total lenses 187 195
Focal length multiplier 1 1
Screen
Display type Fully articulated Fully Articulated
Display diagonal 3.20 inches 3.00 inches
Display resolution 2,360 thousand dots 1,037 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 9,440 thousand dots -
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.9x -
Features
Min shutter speed 30s 30s
Max shutter speed 1/8000s -
Max quiet shutter speed - 1/8000s
Continuous shutter rate 10.0 frames per second 10.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance no built-in flash no built-in flash
Flash settings Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction, Wireless, Hi-speed sync. no built-in flash
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Max flash synchronize 1/250s -
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 7680x4320 ( 25p, 23.98) 3840 x 2160 @ 120p / 280 3840 x 2160 @ 100p / 280 Mbps, XA3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 200 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 50p / 200 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 140 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 140 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 100p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
Maximum video resolution 7680x4320 3840x1920
Video format MPEG-4, XAVC S, XAVC HS, XAVC S-I, H.264, H.265 MPEG-4, XAVC S, H.264
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 GBit/sec) USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 GBit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 723 grams (1.59 lbs) 483 grams (1.06 lbs)
Dimensions 131 x 97 x 82mm (5.2" x 3.8" x 3.2") 121 x 72 x 54mm (4.8" x 2.8" x 2.1")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 600 photos 570 photos
Battery style Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NP-FZ100 NP-FZ100
Self timer Yes Yes
Time lapse recording With downloadable app
Type of storage Dual SD/CFexpress Type A slots SD/SDHC/SDXC + Memory Stick Pro Duo
Card slots Dual 1
Retail pricing $3,900 $2,198