Sony A7R summary
Sony A7R is Sony's Pro Mirrorless camera first introduced on February of 2014. It has got a 36 MegaPixel, CMOS Full frame sized sensor and has a max resolution of 7360 x 4912.
The A7R is ranked #32 out of 51 in Pro Mirrorless cameras & over-all #83 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our collection. You should try out our Smart camera finder to see camera rankings based on your customized criteria.
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Sony A7R family
The Sony A7R is part of a family of products. You can see the full range below.
Sony A7R Gallery
You can see the A7R from various angles in the gallery underneath.
Sony A7R Pros and Cons
Below is a list of advantages and drawbacks of the Sony A7R based on things that are oftentimes considered crucial in a camera.
Sony A7R Sensor specifications
The Sony A7R is powered by the Bionz X processor. The sensor specification in the Sony A7R is 35.9mm x 24mm (Full frame). The 862 mm² sensor is able to capture 7360 x 4912 pixels at aspect ratios of 3:2 and 16:9.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The CMOS sensor has 36 megapixels and provides a native ISO range of 100 - 25600. RAW format is saved which means that you have wider room to maneuver in post.
Sony opted to skip the anti-alias filter on the Sony A7R. This will result in more sharp photos but could introduce moire under certain situations.
The graphic below displays the A7R's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The A7R sensor has a crop factor of 1 and is presented in green.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Sony A7R dimensions
Sony A7R weighs about 1.03 lbs (465g / 16.40 oz) & has exterior measurements of 127mm x 94mm x 48mm (5.0" x 3.7" x 1.9"). The weight of typical Pro Mirrorless camera is 699g so the Sony A7R is less heavy compared with other rivals.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The following is a pic of the Sony A7R besides a softdrink so you can get a feel for its scale.
The top view directly below will show the button design on the A7R.
Sony A7R Lens specifications
The A7R uses the Sony E mount and has 126 lenses available. Below is a few of the lenses we have in our database which will fit the A7R.
Sony A7R Connectivity
The A7R has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- NFC Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras with NFC and / or Bluetooth support can easily be used wirelessly via smartphones. You can copy pictures and usually adjust camera settings without the hassle of connecting directly to the camera.
Some applications even provide a Liveview and hit the shutter whenever you are not close to the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI port, it could be connected to an external monitor. Nearly all cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack using the USB socket.
Sony A7R Video specifications
The max video resolution in the Sony A7R is 1920 x 1080 and you can capture in MPEG-4 and AVCHD format. 1080p resolution provides a good balance in quality and file sizes but 1080p will not give you any room to downsample. The camera does have both headphone and microphone support making it incredibly useful whilst capturing sound.
Sony A7R Weather Sealing
Sony A7R provides weather proofing making it a great option for use in tough conditions. This is particularly useful any time you are not sure about the elements you may face in outdoor photography.
Sony A7R Display and Viewfinder
The Sony A7R has got a 3 inch tilting screen boasting a resolution of 1,230 thousand dots.
Unfortunately the screen is not a touch screen.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The View Finder specifications for Sony A7R are as follows:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- ViewFinder Resolution 2,359 thousand dots
- ViewFinder Coverage 100%
- ViewFinder Magnification 0.71x
For bright outdoor situations which make the camera displays washed out and difficult to see, viewfinders can be quite valuable.
Sony A7R Shutter specifications
Sony A7R is able to shoot continuously at 4.0 fps. The maximum shutter speed is 1/8000 seconds.
Sony A7R Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Sony A7R has external flash support but comes without built-in flash. The maximum flash sync speed is 1/160 seconds.
Sony A7R Autofocus specifications
Sony A7R has just Contrast Based Autofocus & doesn't have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more snappier & exact compared with Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera has got Face detect which makes it handy for portraits.
It has got 25 focus points to pick from. Sony A7R can use manual focusing when required in low light scenarios or you need more accurate control on focusing.
Sony A7R Battery life
The battery pack (NP-FW50) in the Sony A7R is designed to last for 340 shots with respect to the CIPA benchmarks which is lower as compared with it's rivals. The usual Pro Mirrorless camera battery life is 441. Olympus E-M1X has got the maximum (870) battery life in this kind of cameras.
Here is a number of Pro Mirrorless cameras that have the strongest battery life:
Sony A7R for different styles of photography
The following graph provides a summary of the Sony A7R for different styles of photography. To read more, have a look at the specific section below.
Sony A7R as a Portrait photography camera
The Sony A7R gets a rating of 86 which is tremendous, meaning that it is a fantastic choice to use for portraits. Shooting portrait images favors heavily to sensor dimension, RAW support together with the potential to work with external lighting.
Sony A7R Street photography factors
With a excellent score of 80, the Sony A7R is a awesome option to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera features a perfect balance of image quality and portability.
Sony A7R Sports photography advice
A nice sports photography score of 63 means the Sony A7R is a very decent choice for shooting sports. A camera must have very good tracking plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Sony A7R as a Travel photography camera
Size is super critical when selecting a travel camera. In general, the Sony A7R gets a very good 70 as a travel camera which is a fine option for your travels.
Landscape photography with Sony A7R
For those who are looking to choose a camera for landscape photography, the most important aspect is going to be image quality. The Sony A7R with it's exceptional grade of 79 as a landscape camera is a awesome fit within the current market.
Sony A7R as a Vlogging camera
A camera for vlogging ought to offer a moving display screen, mic input and if possible image stabilization. Considering all the details, the Sony A7R is simply not appropriate for vlogging as it gets a low rating of 36.
Sony A7R Alternatives
If you are shopping for alternatives to the A7R, below is a list of the top ranked cameras that fall in to the family of Pro Mirrorless.
The chart listed below shows you a summary of the A7R versus it's highest scored competitors suggested earlier.
These are various other cameras you may see as alternatives. To look at a thorough comparison, visit the "compare" link.