Sony Alpha A6300 vs Sony Alpha A7R

Sony Alpha A6300
Sony Alpha A7R

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
Three hundred and eight more auto focus points Edit
The Sony Alpha A6300 is a 425.00 auto focus point digital camera, whereas the Sony Alpha A7R only has 117.00 auto focus points.
A lot higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony Alpha A6300 has a maximum ISO speed of 51,200, however the Sony Alpha A7R is only a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (25,600 lower).
0.36x higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Sony Alpha A6300 has a lens magnification ratio of 1.07x, however the Sony Alpha A7R is only a 0.71x lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.36x lower). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

Lighter Edit
The Sony Alpha A6300 is a 361g digital camera. That's 46g 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.

27.5mm shorter Edit
Sony Alpha A6300 is 66.9mm tall, but the Sony Alpha A7R is a 94.4mm tall digital camera (27.5mm taller).
A little narrower Edit
The Sony Alpha A6300 is a 120mm wide digital camera, whereas the Sony Alpha A7R is a 126.9mm wide digital camera (6.9mm wider).
Sixty more shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Sony Alpha A6300 is 400.00, 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.

Available from 25 shops
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
9 Reasons For
12.1MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R has a megapixel count of 36.3MP, whereas the Sony Alpha A6300 is only a 24.2MP digital camera (12.1MP lower). 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.

11.8MP more total megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R has a total megapixel count of 36.8MP, but the Sony Alpha A6300 is only a 25MP digital camera (11.8MP less).
Smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 1.2 smaller than the Sony Alpha A6300 (2.8).
Larger viewfinder screen size Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R has a viewfinder screen size of 0.5", but the Sony Alpha A6300 is only a 0.39" viewfinder screen size digital camera (0.11" smaller).
Quite thinner Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R is a 48.2mm deep digital camera, whereas the Sony Alpha A6300 is a 48.8mm deep digital camera (0.59999999999999mm thicker).
Hugely lighter lens weight Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R is a 120g lens weight digital camera. That's 187.9g lighter than the Sony Alpha A6300 (120g).
Shorter lens length Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R has a lens length of 36.5mm, whereas the Sony Alpha A6300 is a 75mm lens length digital camera (38.5mm longer).
Smaller lens diameter Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R is a 61.5mm lens diameter digital camera. That's 5.1mm smaller than the Sony Alpha A6300 (61.5mm).
A bit bigger battery capacity Edit
Sony Alpha A7R is 1,080mAh battery, but the Sony Alpha A6300 is only a 1,020mAh battery digital camera (60mAh smaller).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
A lot lower megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A6300 has a megapixel count of 24.2MP, whereas the Sony Alpha A7R is a 36.3MP digital camera (12.1MP 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.

A lot less total megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A6300 has a total megapixel count of 25MP, but the Sony Alpha A7R is a 36.8MP digital camera (11.8MP more).
31% larger minimum aperture Edit
The Sony Alpha A6300 is a 4 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 1.2 larger than the Sony Alpha A7R (2.8).
A lot smaller viewfinder screen size Edit
The Sony Alpha A6300 has a viewfinder screen size of 0.39", but the Sony Alpha A7R is a 0.5" viewfinder screen size digital camera (0.11" larger).
0.59999999999999mm thicker Edit
The Sony Alpha A6300 is a 48.8mm deep digital camera, whereas the Sony Alpha A7R is a 48.2mm deep digital camera (0.59999999999999mm thinner).
Heavier lens weight Edit
The Sony Alpha A6300 is a 307.9g lens weight digital camera. That's 187.9g heavier than the Sony Alpha A7R (120g).
38.5mm longer lens length Edit
The Sony Alpha A6300 has a lens length of 75mm, whereas the Sony Alpha A7R is a 36.5mm lens length digital camera (38.5mm shorter).
8% bigger lens diameter Edit
The Sony Alpha A6300 is a 66.6mm lens diameter digital camera. That's 5.1mm bigger than the Sony Alpha A7R (61.5mm).
60mAh smaller battery capacity Edit
Sony Alpha A6300 is only 1,020mAh battery, but the Sony Alpha A7R is a 1,080mAh battery digital camera (60mAh bigger).
9 Reasons Against
Three hundred and eight less auto focus points Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R is a 117.00 auto focus point digital camera, whereas the Sony Alpha A6300 only has 425.00 auto focus points.
Vastly lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R has a maximum ISO speed of 25,600, however the Sony Alpha A6300 is a 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (25,600 higher).
Vastly lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R has a lens magnification ratio of 0.71x, however the Sony Alpha A6300 is a 1.07x lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.36x higher). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

Heavier Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R is a 407g digital camera. That's 46g heavier than the Sony Alpha A6300 (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.

A lot taller Edit
Sony Alpha A7R is 94.4mm tall, but the Sony Alpha A6300 is a 66.9mm tall digital camera (27.5mm shorter).
6.9mm wider Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R is a 126.9mm wide digital camera, whereas the Sony Alpha A6300 is a 120mm wide digital camera (6.9mm narrower).
Sixty less shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Sony Alpha A7R is 340.00, but the Sony Alpha A6300 only takes 400.00 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.

Less retailers
Only 2 shops sells the Sony Alpha A7R, whereas 27 sellers sell the Sony Alpha A6300. 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.
Two months older
The Sony Alpha A7R is older than the Sony Alpha A6300 by two months.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel Count
24.2MP 36.3MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 3376
 4240 x 2832
 4240 x 2400
 3008 x 2000
 3008 x 1688
BEST
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 3376
 4240 x 2832
 4240 x 2400
 3008 x 2000
 3008 x 1688
Maximum Image Resolution
 7360 x 4912
 7360 x 4912
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
23.5 x 15.6 38.9 x 24
Total Megapixel Count
25MP 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
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Maximum Aperture
22 22
Minimum Aperture
4 2.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 52.5mm
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 52.5mm
Focal Length Range
16 - 70 24 - 70
Fixed Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 55mm
Lens
 Wide-angle
 Wide-angle
Lens Structure
16/12 7/5
Lens Mount Interface
 Sony E
 E mount
 Sony E
 E mount
Diaphragm Blades
7 7
Filter Size
55mm 49mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus Point
425
BEST
117
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 Shutter priority AE
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 Shutter priority AE
ISO Speed
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 51200
 25600
 25
 50
 125
 250
 500
 1000
 1250
 2000
 2250
 2500
 4000
 5000
 16000
 8000
 10000
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 51200
 25600
 25
 50
 125
 250
 500
 1000
 1250
 2000
 2250
 2500
 4000
 5000
 16000
 8000
 10000
Maximum ISO Speed
51,200
BEST
25,600
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 High-speed synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Fill-in
 Pre-flash
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 High-speed synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Fill-in
 Pre-flash
Flash Guide
6m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Pre-Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pre-flash

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
BEST
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1440x1080@25fps
 1440x1080@25fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MS Pro-HG Duo HX
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MS Pro-HG Duo HX
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

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

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.39" 0.5"
BEST
Lens Magnification Ratio
1.07x
BEST
0.71x
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 electrical
 Electronic
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
 Microphone in socket
 Microphone in socket
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST
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
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Fluorescent H
 Fluorescent L
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Fluorescent H
 Fluorescent L
 Underwater
 Custom modes
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Negative film
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Negative film
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,5,10 2,10
Multi-Shot Mode
 Multi-shot mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Orientation Sensor
 Orientation sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
 Dioptre correction
Camera File System
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
Playback Mode
 Single image
 Slide show
 Single image
 Slide show
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment
-4 - 3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Night
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Twilight
 Night portrait
 Sunset
 Landscape
 Night
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Twilight
 Night portrait
 Sunset

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
361g
BEST
407g
Height
66.9mm
BEST
94.4mm
Depth
48.8mm 48.2mm
BEST
Width
120mm
BEST
126.9mm
Lens Weight
307.9g 120g
BEST
Lens Length
75mm 36.5mm
BEST
Lens Diameter
66.6mm 61.5mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
404g
BEST
465g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium
 Lithium
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
NP-FW50 NP-FW50
Battery Capacity
1,020mAh 1,080mAh
BEST
Shot Per Battery Charge
400 shots
BEST
340 shots
Battery Voltage
7.3V 7.2V

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
32 - 104 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
 Near field communication
 Near field communication

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
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