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Sony A7R vs Sony TX9

Portability
78
Imaging
76
Features
76
Overall
76
Sony Alpha A7R front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 front
Portability
95
Imaging
36
Features
40
Overall
37

Sony A7R vs Sony TX9 Key Specs

Sony A7R
(Full Review)
  • 36MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 25600
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Sony E Mount
  • 465g - 127 x 94 x 48mm
  • Introduced February 2014
  • Renewed by Sony A7R II
Sony TX9
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 125 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-100mm (F3.5-4.6) lens
  • 149g - 98 x 60 x 18mm
  • Revealed July 2010
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Sony A7R vs Sony TX9 Overview

Below, we will be looking at the Sony A7R versus Sony TX9, one being a Pro Mirrorless and the latter is a Ultracompact and they are both manufactured by Sony. There is a significant difference among the image resolutions of the A7R (36MP) and TX9 (12MP) and the A7R (Full frame) and TX9 (1/2.3") use totally different sensor measurements.

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The A7R was brought out 3 years later than the TX9 and that is a fairly sizable gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Each of these cameras come with different body type with the Sony A7R being a SLR-style mirrorless camera and the Sony TX9 being a Ultracompact camera.

Before diving straight into a comprehensive comparison, below is a quick introduction of how the A7R matches up against the TX9 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Sony A7R over the Sony TX9

 A7R TX9 
RevealedFebruary 2014July 2010More recent by 44 months
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen resolution1230k922kSharper screen (+308k dot)

Reasons to pick Sony TX9 over the Sony A7R

 TX9 A7R 
Screen dimension3.5"3"Bigger screen (+0.5")
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Sony A7R and Sony TX9

 A7R TX9 
Manually focus Dial precise focusing
Selfie screen Neither has selfie screen

Sony A7R vs Sony TX9 Physical Comparison

For those who are intending to lug around your camera, you should consider its weight and size. The Sony A7R has exterior dimensions of 127mm x 94mm x 48mm (5.0" x 3.7" x 1.9") and a weight of 465 grams (1.03 lbs) whilst the Sony TX9 has specifications of 98mm x 60mm x 18mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 0.7") along with a weight of 149 grams (0.33 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change depending on the lens you are utilizing at that time. The following is the front view dimension comparison of the A7R against the TX9.

Sony A7R vs Sony TX9 size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability rating of the A7R and TX9 is 78 and 95 respectively.

Sony A7R vs Sony TX9 top view buttons comparison

Sony A7R vs Sony TX9 Sensor Comparison

Generally, it's hard to envision the contrast in sensor measurements simply by checking out a spec sheet. The photograph here may offer you a more clear sense of the sensor sizes in the A7R and TX9.

Clearly, each of these cameras posses different resolutions and different sensor measurements. The A7R featuring a bigger sensor will make achieving bokeh simpler and the Sony A7R will produce more detail having its extra 24 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also make it easier to crop photographs somewhat more aggressively. The more recent A7R is going to have an advantage when it comes to sensor tech.

Sony A7R vs Sony TX9 sensor size comparison

Sony A7R vs Sony TX9 Screen and ViewFinder

Sony A7R vs Sony TX9 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony A7R Portrait photography information
Sony TX9 Portrait photography information
85
has manual focus
high resolution (36 megapixels)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
provides face detection autofocus
delivers RAW formats
28
focusing manually
no manual exposure
cannot use external flash
low megapixels (12MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Street Comparison

Sony A7R as a Street photography camera
Sony TX9 as a Street photography camera
80
has a tilting screen
sensor size is big (Full frame)
delivers RAW formats
weather sealing
lighter than competitors in class (465 grams)
above average high ISO (25,600)
no image stabilization
60
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports focus by touch
screen does not articulate
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
more heavy than competition (149g)
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Sports Comparison

Sony A7R Sports photography advice
Sony TX9 Sports photography advice
63
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000 seconds)
high resolution (36MP)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
weather sealing
max frames per second low (4.0 frames/s)
no image stabilization
low battery life (340 CIPA)
has no phase detect autofocus
34
built in image stabilization (Optical)
has tracking focus
lack of shutter priority mode
low megapixels (12MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Sony A7R
Travel photography with Sony TX9
70
lighter than competitors in class (465 grams)
weather sealing
high resolution (36MP)
low battery life (340 CIPA)
does not offer selfie friendly display
60
supports focus by touch
built-in flash
rather wide (25mm)
does not have Timelapse mode
more heavy than competition (149 grams)
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Sony A7R as a Landscape photography camera
Sony TX9 as a Landscape photography camera
79
has manual focus
switch lenses (Sony E mount)
screen size is good (3 inches)
high resolution (36 megapixels)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
does not have low pass filter
above average high ISO (25,600)
delivers RAW formats
weather sealing
no image stabilization
low battery life (340 shots)
42
focusing manually
rather wide (25mm)
lovely big screen (3.5 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
no manual exposure
low megapixels (12MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
does not have Timelapse mode
World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records

Vlogging Comparison

Sony A7R as a Vlogging camera
Sony TX9 as a Vlogging camera
36
provides face detection autofocus
good video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
comes with external microphone socket
lighter than competitors in class (465 grams)
does not offer selfie friendly display
no image stabilization
32
rather wide (25mm)
touch screen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
does not have microphone port
more heavy than competition (149 grams)
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100

Sony A7R vs Sony TX9 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony A7R and Sony TX9
 Sony Alpha A7RSony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9
General Information
Make Sony Sony
Model Sony Alpha A7R Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9
Category Pro Mirrorless Ultracompact
Introduced 2014-02-13 2010-07-08
Body design SLR-style mirrorless Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Bionz X Bionz
Sensor type CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size Full frame 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 35.9 x 24mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 861.6mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 36 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 7360 x 4912 4000 x 3000
Maximum native ISO 25600 3200
Minimum native ISO 100 125
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Number of focus points 25 9
Lens
Lens mount Sony E fixed lens
Lens focal range - 25-100mm (4.0x)
Largest aperture - f/3.5-4.6
Macro focus distance - 1cm
Total lenses 121 -
Focal length multiplier 1 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Tilting Fixed Type
Screen size 3 inch 3.5 inch
Resolution of screen 1,230 thousand dot 922 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Screen tech Xtra Fine LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 2,359 thousand dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.71x -
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30s 2s
Fastest shutter speed 1/8000s 1/1600s
Continuous shutter speed 4.0 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Set WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range no built-in flash 3.80 m
Flash modes no built-in flash Auto, On, Off, Slow syncro
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Fastest flash sync 1/160s -
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 24p), 1440 x 1080 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p) 1920 x 1080 (50 fps), 1440 x 1080 (50, 25fps), 1280 x 720 (25 fps), 640 x 480 (25 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video data format MPEG-4, AVCHD AVCHD
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 465g (1.03 lb) 149g (0.33 lb)
Dimensions 127 x 94 x 48mm (5.0" x 3.7" x 1.9") 98 x 60 x 18mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 0.7")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score 95 not tested
DXO Color Depth score 25.6 not tested
DXO Dynamic range score 14.1 not tested
DXO Low light score 2746 not tested
Other
Battery life 340 photographs -
Form of battery Battery Pack -
Battery model NP-FW50 NP-BN1
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec; continuous (3 or 5 exposures)) Yes (2 sec or 10 sec, portrait1/ portrait2)
Time lapse shooting With downloadable app
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo SD/ SDHC/ SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo, Internal
Storage slots Single Single
Launch pricing $1,898 $799