Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of A7R vs A7

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

Sony A7R
10.0
Sony A7
10.0
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

Sony A7R
5.3
Sony A7
6.4
focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Sony A7R
10.0
Sony A7
10.0
continuous shooting

Reviews

What do the experts think?

Sony A7R
9.2
Sony A7
9.2
Reviews from sonyalpharumors.com, imaging-resource.com, dpreview.com and 4 more

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Sony A7R vs A7

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

Sony A7R
2,746 ISO
Sony A7
2,449 ISO

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Sony A7R
4 fps
Sony A7
5 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Sony A7R
340 photos
Sony A7
340 photos

Color depth The number of variations of color the camera can capture

Sony A7R
26.0 bits
Sony A7
24.9 bits

Dynamic range Maximum range a camera can capture in one image from light to dark

Sony A7R
14.1 ev
Sony A7
14.2 ev

Features Key features of the Sony A7R  vs A7 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Sony A7R
36.2 MP
Sony A7
24 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Sony A7R
25,600 ISO
Sony A7
25,600 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Sony A7
117

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

Sony A7R
0.71x
Sony A7
0.71x

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

Sony A7R
23.8 microns
Sony A7
35.7 microns

Reviews Word on the street

Sony A7R  vs A7 

8.2
8.0

9.0
9.0

Overall

8.4 Out of 10
8.4 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Sony A7R  vs
A7 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 36.2 MP 24 MP
Resolution 7360 x 4912 6000 x 4000
Size Full frame Full frame
Area 35.9 x 24 mm 35.8 x 23.9 mm
Crop factor 1.0x 1.0x
Pixel size 23.8 microns 35.7 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes

focus system

Type Contrast detection Hybrid detection
Focus points 25 117
Supports continuous Yes Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror None None
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Electronic Electronic
Coverage 100% 100%
Magnification 0.71x 0.71x
Viewfinder size 0.71x 0.71x

performance

Max continuous shooting 4 fps 5 fps
Battery life 340 340
Continuous shooting
5 fps
4 fps

video

Sony A7R  vs
A7 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes Yes
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack 3.5mm 3.5mm
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection Phase detection
Autofocus type Contrast detection Phase detection
Autofocus supports continuous Yes Yes

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 3"
Resolution 921 k dots 1,229 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen Yes Yes
Supports live view Yes Yes

shutter

Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/8000 s 1/8000 s

form factor

Size 127 x 94 x 48 mm 127 x 94 x 48 mm
Thickness 48 mm 48 mm
Weight 465 g 417 g
Is weather sealed Yes Yes

features

Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR Yes Yes
WiFi 802.11 802.11
Automatic panorama Yes Yes
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization
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