Brand

a7R

  • 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.

  • Body

    Body type
    SLR-style mirrorless

    Sensor

    Max resolution
    7360 x 4912
    Other resolutions
    7360 x 4144, 4800 x 3200, 4800 x 2704, 3680 x 2072, 2400 x 1600
    Image ratio w:h
    3:2, 16:9
    Effective pixels
    36 megapixels
    Sensor photo detectors
    37 megapixels
    Sensor size
    Full frame (35.8 x 23.9 mm)
    Sensor type
    CMOS
    Processor
    Bionz X

    Image

    ISO
    100-25600
    White balance presets
    10
    Custom white balance
    Yes
    Image stabilization
    No
    Uncompressed format
    RAW
    JPEG quality levels
    Extra fine, fine, normal

    Optics & Focus

    Autofocus
    • Contrast Detect (sensor)
    • Phase Detect
    • Multi-area
    • Selective single-point
    • Tracking
    • Single
    • Continuous
    • Face Detection
    • Live View
    Digital zoom
    Yes (4)
    Manual focus
    Yes
    Number of focus points
    25
    Lens mount
    Sony E (NEX)

    Screen & Viewfinder

    Articulated LCD
    Tilting
    Screen size
    3"
    Screen dots
    1,230,000
    Touch screen
    No
    Screen type
    Xtra Fine LCD
    Live view
    Yes
    Viewfinder type
    Electronic
    Viewfinder coverage
    100%
    Viewfinder magnification
    0.71x
    Viewfinder resolution
    2,359,000

    Photography features

    Minimum shutter speed
    30 sec
    Maximum shutter speed
    1/8000 sec sec
    Aperture priority
    Yes
    Shutter priority
    Yes
    Manual exposure mode
    Yes
    Subject / scene modes
    Yes
    Built-in flash
    No
    External flash
    Yes (via Multi Interface Shoe)
    Flash modes
    Flash off, auto, fill-flaw, slow sync, redeye reduction, hi-speed sync, wireless control
    Continuous drive
    4.0 fps
    Self timer
    Yes (2 or 10 sec; continuous (3 or 5 exposures))
    Metering modes
    • Multi
    • Center-weighted
    • Spot
    Exposure compensation
    ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
    AE Bracketing
    ±5 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
    WB Bracketing
    Yes

    Videography features

    Resolutions
    1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 24p), 1440 x 1080 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
    Format
    MPEG-4, AVCHD
    Videography notes
    Headphone and microphone ports, XLR support via adapter
    Microphone
    Stereo
    Speaker
    Mono

    Storage

    Storage types
    SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo

    Connectivity

    USB
    USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
    HDMI
    Yes (micro-HDMI port with 4K still, uncompressed video output)
    Microphone port
    Yes
    Headphone port
    Yes
    Wireless
    Built-In, 802.11b/g/n with NFC and wireless control via PlayMemories Mobile app
    Remote control
    Yes (wired)

    Physical

    Environmentally sealed
    Yes
    Battery
    NP-FW50 lithium-ion battery
    Battery life (CIPA)
    340
    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″)

    Other features

    Orientation sensor
    yes
    Timelapse recording
    No
    GPS
    No