Sony Alpha A5000 vs Sony Alpha A7R

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Sony Alpha A5000
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Reasons For

10 Reasons For
14 smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 has a maximum aperture of 36, whereas the Sony Alpha A7R is only a 22 maximum aperture digital camera (14 bigger).
30% longer maximum focal length Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 is a 75mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 22.5mm longer than the Sony Alpha A7R (52.5mm).
28.5mm shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 has a minimum focal length of 24mm, however the Sony Alpha A7R is a 52.5mm minimum focal length digital camera (28.5mm longer).
94% lighter Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 is a 210g digital camera. That's 197g lighter than the Sony Alpha A7R (407g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Significantly shorter Edit
Sony Alpha A5000 is 62.8mm tall, but the Sony Alpha A7R is a 94.4mm tall digital camera (31.6mm taller).
A lot thinner Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 is a 35.7mm deep digital camera, whereas the Sony Alpha A7R is a 48.2mm deep digital camera (12.5mm thicker).
17.3mm narrower Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 is a 109.6mm wide digital camera, whereas the Sony Alpha A7R is a 126.9mm wide digital camera (17.3mm wider).
Smaller lens diameter Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 is a 60.8mm lens diameter digital camera. That's 0.7mm smaller than the Sony Alpha A7R (61.5mm).
Eighty more shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Sony Alpha A5000 is 420.00, but the Sony Alpha A7R only takes 340.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

User reviews are better
Based on 161 user reviews, the Sony Alpha A5000 has an average review score of 91%, however the Sony Alpha A7R has an average rating of 84% (based on 136 reviews).
12 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R is a 36.3MP digital camera. That's 16.2MP higher than the Sony Alpha A5000 (36.3MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

More total megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R is a 36.8MP digital camera. That's 16.4MP more than the Sony Alpha A5000 (36.8MP).
Vastly smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R has a minimum aperture of 2.8, however the Sony Alpha A5000 is a 22 minimum aperture digital camera (19.2 larger).
117.00 auto focus points Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R is a 117.00 auto focus point digital camera, whereas the Sony Alpha A5000 only has 25.00 auto focus points.
Higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 9,600 higher than the Sony Alpha A5000 (25,600).
Higher display resolution Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R is a 921,600 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 460,800 pixels higher than the Sony Alpha A5000 (921,600 pixels).
40g lighter lens weight Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R has a lens weight of 120g, but the Sony Alpha A5000 is a 160g lens weight digital camera (40g heavier).
26% shorter lens length Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R is a 36.5mm lens length digital camera. That's 9.2mm shorter than the Sony Alpha A5000 (36.5mm).
Cheaper by £129
The Sony Alpha A7R costs £129.11 less than the Sony Alpha A5000.
11 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Fourteen more awards
The Sony Alpha A7R has 21 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Sony Alpha A5000 has 7 awards.
Considerably better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Sony Alpha A7R is 89%, however the average rating of the Sony Alpha A5000 is 79% (based on 68 reviews).

Reasons Against

12 Reasons Against
16.2MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 has a megapixel count of 20.1MP, whereas the Sony Alpha A7R is a 36.3MP digital camera (16.2MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

16.4MP less total megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 has a total megapixel count of 20.4MP, but the Sony Alpha A7R is a 36.8MP digital camera (16.4MP more).
Larger minimum aperture Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 is a 22 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 19.2 larger than the Sony Alpha A7R (2.8).
Ninety-two less auto focus points Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 is a 25.00 auto focus point digital camera, whereas the Sony Alpha A7R only has 117.00 auto focus points.
9,600 lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 has a maximum ISO speed of 16,000, however the Sony Alpha A7R is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (9,600 higher).
Lower display resolution Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 has a display resolution of 460,800 pixels, but the Sony Alpha A7R is a 921,600 pixels display resolution digital camera (460,800 pixels higher).
Heavier lens weight Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 is a 160g lens weight digital camera. That's 40g heavier than the Sony Alpha A7R (120g).
9.2mm longer lens length Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 has a lens length of 45.7mm, whereas the Sony Alpha A7R is a 36.5mm lens length digital camera (9.2mm shorter).
£129 more expensive
The Sony Alpha A5000 is more expensive than the Sony Alpha A7R by £129.11.
Less retailers
Only 13 stores sells the Sony Alpha A5000, whereas 24 stores sell the Sony Alpha A7R. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Sony Alpha A5000 has received 7 awards, the Sony Alpha A7R has received 21 awards.
Appreciably Lower expert review Score
The Sony Alpha A5000's average expert rating is only 79%, however the Sony Alpha A7R's is 89% (based on 113 reviews).
10 Reasons Against
Bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R is a 22 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 14 bigger than the Sony Alpha A5000 (22).
22.5mm shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R has a maximum focal length of 52.5mm, but the Sony Alpha A5000 is a 75mm maximum focal length digital camera (22.5mm longer).
Longer minimum focal length Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R is a 52.5mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 28.5mm longer than the Sony Alpha A5000 (52.5mm).
197g heavier Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R has a weight of 407g, but the Sony Alpha A5000 is a 210g digital camera (197g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

34% taller Edit
Sony Alpha A7R is 94.4mm tall. That's 31.6mm taller than the Sony Alpha A5000 (94.4mm).
26% thicker Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R is a 48.2mm deep digital camera. That's 12.5mm thicker than the Sony Alpha A5000 (48.2mm).
17.3mm wider Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R is a 126.9mm wide digital camera. That's 17.3mm wider than the Sony Alpha A5000 (126.9mm).
Moderately bigger lens diameter Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R has a lens diameter of 61.5mm, however the Sony Alpha A5000 is a 60.8mm lens diameter digital camera (0.7mm smaller).
Only 340.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Sony Alpha A7R is 340.00, but the Sony Alpha A5000 only takes 420.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

User review Rating is Worse
The Sony Alpha A7R's average user score is 84%, however the Sony Alpha A5000's is 91% (based on 161 reviews).

Awards

7 Awards
Camera Labs: Recommended
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
vido.com.ua: Recommended
21 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
DP Review: Gold
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
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PC Mag: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Essential
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
tek.no: Recommended
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold

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Average User Rating

Date Released

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Manufacturer's Warranty

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel Count
20.1MP 36.3MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 5456 x 3632
 3872 x 2176
 2736 x 1824
BEST
 5456 x 3632
 3872 x 2176
 2736 x 1824
Maximum Image Resolution
 7360 x 4912
 7360 x 4912
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
BEST
 3:2
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
23.2 x 15.4 38.9 x 24
Total Megapixel Count
20.4MP 36.8MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 3:2
 16:9
 3:2

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture
36
BEST
22
Minimum Aperture
22 2.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
75mm
BEST
52.5mm
Minimum Focal Length
24mm
BEST
52.5mm
Focal Length Range
16 - 50 24 - 70
Fixed Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 55mm
Lens
 Wide-angle
 Wide-angle
Lens Structure
9/8 7/5
Lens Mount Interface
 Sony E
 E mount
 Sony E
 E mount
Diaphragm Blades
7 7
Filter Size
40.5mm 49mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 spot
 flexible spot
 centre weighted
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 spot
 flexible spot
 centre weighted
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
0.25m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
25 117
BEST
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 100
 200
 320
 3200
 50
 64
 80
 125
 160
 250
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2250
 2500
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25600
 16000
 25
 8000
 10000
 100
 200
 320
 3200
 50
 64
 80
 125
 160
 250
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2250
 2500
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25600
 16000
 25
 8000
 10000
Maximum ISO Speed
16,000 25,600
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Pre-flash
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Pre-flash
Flash Guide
4m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Recharging Time
3s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Pre-Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pre-flash

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Format
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1440x1080@25fps
 1440x1080@25fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Display Resolution
460,800 pixels 921,600 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5"
Lens Magnification Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.71x
Viewfinder
 electrical
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in socket
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone out port
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Cloudy
 Flash
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Cloudy
 Flash
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Neutral
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Neutral
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Dioptre Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dioptre correction
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
BIONZ X Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Night
 Night portrait
 Sports
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Night
 Night portrait
 Sports
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
210g
BEST
407g
Height
62.8mm
BEST
94.4mm
Depth
35.7mm
BEST
48.2mm
Width
109.6mm
BEST
126.9mm
Lens Weight
160g 120g
BEST
Lens Length
45.7mm 36.5mm
BEST
Lens Diameter
60.8mm
BEST
61.5mm
Weight Including Battery
269g
BEST
465g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium
 Lithium
Battery Size
NP-FW50 NP-FW50
Battery Capacity
1,080mAh 1,080mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
420 shots
BEST
340 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 Micro-USB
 HDMI
 USB
 Micro-USB
 HDMI
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included battery charger
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
 Carrying case

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
 Near field communication
 Near field communication
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Video Recording
 Video recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Interface
- Multi / Micro USB terminal Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimension
62.8 x 109.6 x 35.7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length
16 - 50 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range
3.5 - 5.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Panorama Mode
 Panorama mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed Range
30 - 1/4000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100)
4 m at ISO 100 Unknown - Click to provide data
E-Mount Lens Compatible
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Multi Point Auto Focus (AF)
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual Focus
 Manual focus
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Out
 HDMI out
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Cable
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 3:2

Technical Details

Apps
Yes - PlayMemories app Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Continuous Shooting
Continuous mode: 2.5 fps,Speed priority continuous shooting: 3.5 fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Continuous Shooting Speed (max)
2.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Diagonal
3.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life
Approx. 420 shots Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In WiFi
Yes Unknown - Click to provide data
Other Features
180° adjustable angle,Resolution: 460800 dots Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Cap Included
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Port
 USB port
Unknown - Click to provide data
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