Sony Alpha 7R

Announced Oct 16, 2013 •
36 megapixels | 3 screen | Full frame sensor
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Announced Oct 16, 2013

The Sony Alpha 7R is a full-frame E-mount mirrorless camera. The A7R is very similar to its less-expensive sibling (the A7), except that it uses a 36 megapixel CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter. The A7 twins are the smallest and lightest full-frame cameras on the market.

While the cameras can use any E-mount lens, there will be a crop factor involved (unless you don't mind vignetting). Sony is producing a new line of FE-series lenses that take advantage of the larger sensor.

The A7's use the new Sony Bionz X processor, which produces images with better detail, less noise, and reduced diffraction. Other features include a 3-inch, tilting LCD, XGA OLED electronic viewfinder, Multi-interface (hot) shoe, Wi-Fi with NFC, and 1080/60p video recording.

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Quick specs
Body type SLR-style mirrorless
Max resolution 7360 x 4912
Effective pixels 36 megapixels
Sensor size Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
ISO 100-25600
Lens mount Sony E (NEX)
Articulated LCD Tilting
Screen size 3
Screen dots 1,230,000
Min shutter speed 30 sec
Max shutter speed 1/8000 sec
Format MPEG-4, AVCHD
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 465 g (1.03 lb / 16.40 oz)
Dimensions 127 x 94 x 48 mm (5 x 3.7 x 1.89)
GPS None

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Our review

When it comes to getting high image quality from a small, full-frame camera, the Sony a7R has it wrapped up. It's worth the higher price and pairs well with Sony's impressive FE lenses.

Good for: Enthusiasts who shoot Raw, and are prepared to take the time required to make the most from the a7R's sensor

Not so good for: Snapshooting and capturing fast action

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