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MILC 36.3MP CMOS 4x Jan 2016
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Twenty-One Industry Awards

Expert review sites rave about this MILC camera and have given it twenty-one awards.

The writers at five expert review sites all decided that this camera was very good. Ephotozine and Camera Labs both gave this digital camera a "Highly Recommended" award, Lydogbilde.no and Ljudochbild.se both gave it an "Especially Recommended" award and Lydogbillede.dk gave it an "Especially Recommended 6 Star" award.

Five more expert review sites all decided that this Sony digital camera was brilliant and gave it their highest award. This digital camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from PC Mag, Digitaltrends.com, Photoreview.com.au, Reviewed.com and Fotomaniak.pl.

This camera received a "Recommended" from Trusted Reviews, Hardwarezone.com.ph, Tek.no and Fotovideo.nu all of whom thought that this Sony camera was good.

The reviewers at two additional expert review sites both thought that this Sony digital camera was terrific and gave it one of their highest awards. What Digital Camera and DP Review both gave this camera a "Gold" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on fifty-six expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review and CNET.com the average expert rating of this MILC camera is 88%.

User Reviews Are Good

The average user rating of this MILC camera is 83 out of 100 based on 128 user reviews.

Good Product Quality

Fourty-four Sony Alpha A7R reviewers who reviewed the Sony Alpha A7R said that it was good quality. Davipix mentioned on Amazon “Everything looks well made, quality in every detail” in their Sony Alpha A7R review. Dylan mentioned in December “Top quality can't fault it” and scored the product very highly. Earwicker rated this digital camera 5 stars and said on Amazon “And the image quality is simply spectacular, helped by the new Zeiss FE lenses, which offer giddying sharpness”.

Good Size

Thirty-one Sony Alpha A7R reviewers considered that it was compact. Two years ago Cnet.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website CNET.com “The Sony Alpha ILCE-7R is great, compact alternative to entry-level full-frame cameras from Nikon”. Cnet.com also said “Overall the Sony A7R II is a great camera for folks who need a high-resolution full-frame model in a more compact design than a dSLR”. Ephotozine.com mentioned in their Sony Alpha A7R review two years ago “The Sony Alpha A7R offers a 36 megapixel full-frame sensor, in a compact mirrorless weather-sealed body”.

A number of Sony Alpha A7R owners considered that the product was a good body shape. D. M. wrote on Amazon “Great camera body”. Expert review site Shutterbug.com said last year “It has a revised body design” in their review of this digital camera. Dp Review mentioned in their review of this digital camera on DP Review “Rugged weather sealed body”.

A number of Sony Alpha A7R reviewers who purchased the Sony Alpha A7R mentioned that it was lightweight. Expert website Stuff.tv mentioned two years ago “The A7R may be small and (relatively) lightweight.” . Stuff.tv also wrote “It's compact and lightweight”. Expert website Amateurphotographer.co.uk mentioned “Putting it in a small and lightweight camera body is certainly a recipe for success” in their review of the Sony Alpha A7R.

A few people reckoned that it was a good weight. Expert review site Dxomark.com mentioned “Given the Sony's small size, low weight and outstanding sens”.

One Sony Alpha A7R reviewer who bought the Sony Alpha A7R reckoned that it was heavy and bulky. Davipix wrote in their review “Good size, not bulky at all, good weight, not too heavy, not too light” although they rated the product 3 stars.

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Reasonably Priced

A few people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good value for money. Earwicker rated the Sony Alpha A7R as very good and said on Amazon two years ago “It's very reasonably priced too”. P. Durham mentioned on Amazon in December this year “Value for money”. P. Durham also mentioned “Considering the price I'm happy with it”.

A number of customers reckoned that it was a bargain for the price. Alexander Laczko mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “However the ring belt feels cheap so you should order some proper gears for your lens” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Rob Hawthorn gave the product a very good review and he mentioned on Amazon “I've tried other cheap follow focus units”.

One person mentioned that the Sony Alpha A7R was cheap. Dp Review said “Poor battery life, some autofocus inaccuracy and less capable than the more budget 7, full FE lens system yet to materialise, high ISO quality not classleading”.

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Nice Design

Six customers mentioned in their reviews that it was a good design. Akm47 wrote “Nice design, great idea.” in their review. Stephanie Lane wrote “You can clearly see the quick release design in the photos” .

A few people wrote in their reviews that the product was good looking. In December last year Am wrote “Proud to own such a beautiful camera” and gave the Sony Alpha A7R a score of 5 stars. Honest Hari mentioned “I jumped out to take shots of this particularly nice looking one” in their review.

One customer thought it was ergonomic. Dp Review wrote on DP Review “Small body with good ergonomics and controls” in their Sony Alpha A7R review.

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Robust

Twenty customers who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was well made. Alexander Laczko wrote “It feels solid and heavy (in a good way), there is no play” in his review of this digital camera. Last year Davipix wrote in their review on Amazon “All on its place and well built, as you could expect at this high level.” but despite that they only scored it 60 out of 100. Also last year Rashbre wrote on Amazon “Well built Follow focus/rack focus with quick release” and gave it a very good review.

Some customers wrote in their reviews that the product was reliable. In December last year Justice Peace said on Amazon “Even my Leica M9 was 100% reliable”. Re.peter wrote in their review of this digital camera “Detailed prints up to 24" x 16" (A2) in size without resorting to the lottery of interpolation)+ Mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras usually boast reliably high levels of exposure”.

A few Sony Alpha A7R owners who reviewed the Sony Alpha A7R concluded that it was strong and durable. Two years ago Re.peter scored the product 80 out of 100 and said on Amazon “Closing very frequently, I can assure you!) doesn't look or feel particularly sturdy (* The new Zeiss Loxia lenses have been developed independently (by Zeiss), are being sold separately (by Zeiss” in their Sony Alpha A7R review.

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Good Quality Pictures

A few Sony Alpha A7R owners who reviewed this digital camera said that it was able to produce good images. Earwicker said on Amazon two years ago “The camera puts a state of the art full frame image sensor in an incredibly small, light unit”. J. Gale said on Amazon “The lens with the adapter they give me acceptable photos for exhibition prints, even at the moment” and gave this digital camera a rating of 4 stars. In December last year Michael J. Davies mentioned “Brilliant landscape photography camera with a good lens.” in his Sony Alpha A7R review.

A number of Sony Alpha A7R owners agreed that the product had a good image sensor. Earwicker mentioned in their review of the Sony Alpha A7R “The Fuji has an APS-C sensor and a fixed pancake lens.” . Earwicker also wrote “It defaults to 1/focal length, which is too slow for these modern lens/sensor combinations”. Justice Peace said on Amazon “I think this is all down to the software because the Fuji has a much smaller sensor”.

A number of Sony Alpha A7R reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it had a good picture resolution. Two years ago Honest Hari wrote “For fast shooting and any long video work in any kind of heat don't purchase the A7r” in their review of this digital camera. Justice Peace said in December last year “Given enough time to focus by zooming in via the C1 button it is possible to achieve excellent resolution and sharpness”. Cnet.com said “As long as you don't need fast autofocus or great burst shooting” in their review.

Several people who reviewed it thought it had a good ISO range. Davipix mentioned “I love the Auto ISO as well.” . Dp Review said on DP Review two years ago “Amazing high ISO performance for a high-resolution camera”. Dp Review also said “Small size, incredible low ISO fullframe image quality, excellent viewfinder quality, tiltangle LCD, button customisation”.

One person mentioned that it was good in low light. Two years ago Steves-Digicams.com wrote on Steve's Digicams “Accurate AFAmazing image quality Outstanding low-light performanceHigh Res 3.0-inch LCD tilts for tou”.

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Good Quality Lens

Twelve people who reviewed it concluded that it had a good lens. Phillip a J Jesson wrote in his review of the Sony Alpha A7R “That was probably down to the superb SEL70200G lens” and scored it 5 stars. Photographyblog.com wrote in their review on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “Is also officially the world's smallest, lightest interchangeable lens camera with a full-frame sensor”. Digitaltrends.com gave the Sony Alpha A7R a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their Sony Alpha A7R review “Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 ($1098) If you enjoy macro photography, this high-end lens delivers outstanding quality”.

Ten Sony Alpha A7R owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good autofocus. Justice Peace mentioned “Under good studio lighting and given enough time to focus by zooming in via the C1 button it is possible to achieve excellent resolution” in their review of the Sony Alpha A7R. Rashbre wrote “Well built follow focus for use with a DSLR”. Rob Hawthorn rated it as excellent and he wrote on Amazon “The best follow focus for the price” in his review of the Sony Alpha A7R.

Two customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good zoom. Honest Hari said on Amazon “Where is the zoom up to 120mm? I think Sony needs to get its act together for its loyal customers” although they only gave it a score of 3 stars. P D Wardle said on Amazon two years ago “It is not too heavy with a standard zoom fitted nor unduly bulky”.

Some people agreed that the Sony Alpha A7R had a good image stabiliser. Digitaltrends.com mentioned “Superb 5-axis image stabilisation to correct for camera shake”. Imaging-Resource.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Imaging Resource.com “This new "R" model also gains Sony's impressive 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization that was introduced with the A7 II”.

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Good Video Capture

Some Sony Alpha A7R reviewers considered that it was good for video recording. Justice Peace mentioned on Amazon in December last year “This is a fantastic video camera” in their review yet they only scored the product 3 stars. Also in December last year Phillip a J Jesson mentioned “The wedding couple were impressed and preferred the the video over the professional wedding photographer's lol” in his review of this digital camera. Videomaker.com said in their review of this digital camera “Here are our first impressions on its full frame 4K Video capabilities” .

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A number of Sony Alpha A7R reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it was mirrorless. Davipix mentioned “Some later the DSC-RX1R, both full frame, mirrorless and sporting a 35mm fixed lens” in their Sony Alpha A7R review but in spite of that they gave it a score of 60 out of 100. Three years ago expert website Pcmag.com wrote “The Sony Alpha 7R is a full-frame mirrorless camera with an amazing 36-megapixel image sensor” in their review of the Sony Alpha A7R. Expert review site Cameralabs.com said in their review also three years ago “Sony A7r review The Sony Alpha A7r is a mirrorless system camera with a full-frame sensor” and gave it a score of 4 stars.

Some people who bought it agreed that it had a good viewfinder. Davipix wrote on Amazon in December last year “A big leap for Sony), enough customizable buttons, very good viewfinder (could be better with a bit more of magnification even though)”. Ephotozine.com mentioned on expert review site Ephotozine “A high resolution electronic viewfinder as well as a tilting screen, all packed into a compact metal weather” in their review and scored the Sony Alpha A7R 5 stars. Shutterbug.com mentioned “An excellent viewfinder” in their review.

One Sony Alpha A7R reviewer who reviewed the product considered that it had an electronic viewfinder. Dp Review mentioned in their review of this digital camera on DP Review “Excellent OLED EVF”.

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Easy to Use

Several Sony Alpha A7R reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use. Akm47 wrote “I went through 3 copies to find one without some problems connected to the poor quality control”. Justice Peace mentioned on Amazon “The cheap optional remote control is very useful”. Expert review site Photoreview.com.au wrote “Sophisticated electronic viewfinders are much easier to use when record” in their review of the Sony Alpha A7R.

Some Sony Alpha A7R reviewers who purchased it concluded that it was easy to handle. Two years ago Earwicker wrote on Amazon “It handles beautifully”. Last year Digitaltrends.com rated it 5 stars and said “Refined body design with improved handling characteristics”. Digitalversus.com said on expert website Digital Versus “Lightweight build ensure first-rate handling”.

Some Sony Alpha A7R reviewers agreed that the Sony Alpha A7R was easy to use the menus. Davipix wrote on Amazon in December last year “No comments.* Excellent responsiveness of the dials, good menu (a small step for mankind” in their review nonetheless they only gave this digital camera a score of 3 stars.

A number of Sony Alpha A7R owners concluded that the Sony Alpha A7R was comfortable and easy to hold. Digitalversus.com rated this digital camera 4 stars and said in their Sony Alpha A7R review on expert website Digital Versus last year “A more comfortable viewfinder and a hybrid shutter”. Dp Review wrote on DP Review “Big, comfortable, goodquality viewfinder” in their review of this digital camera.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Two people who reviewed it thought it was noisy. Justice Peace said on Amazon “The results are not good - very noisy images” in their Sony Alpha A7R review. Ephotozine.com said last year “The Sony Alpha A7R Mark II is the World's first full-frame camera with a 42.4 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor, which should deliver improved noise performance” in their Sony Alpha A7R review.

One customer who purchased the product mentioned that it was quiet. In December last year Phillip a J Jesson scored the Sony Alpha A7R 5 stars and he said on Amazon “The shutter is loud when in quiet environments.I was recently at a wedding”.

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Good Support

Some customers mentioned in their reviews that the product had good technical guidance. P D Wardle said in their Sony Alpha A7R review “Can be supplemented by additional manual fine focus” and scored the Sony Alpha A7R very highly. Rashbre gave the product a rating of 5 stars and mentioned “I think there is also a cheaper more plasticy version as well, so care when ordering to get the one you intend (price is a useful guide”. Dp Review mentioned on DP Review “Focus peaking makes manual focus easy” in their review of this digital camera.

Sony Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Sony has good average reviews for its MILC digital cameras as well as across its entire camera range.

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Good Technical Features

Several people who bought the Sony Alpha A7R considered that it had good features. Dp Review wrote on DP Review “Sony Alpha ILCE 7R delivers some of the best image quality we've seen for under 3 000 in a great shooting design and feature set”. Reviewed.com wrote “The extensive feature set, massive resolution” in their review of the Sony Alpha A7R and rated it 5 stars.

Good Connectivity

One customer who bought this digital camera thought it was wifi compatible. Expert website Ephotozine.com gave the Sony Alpha A7R a score of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of the Sony Alpha A7R “The Sony Alpha A7R is a feature packed camera, with a high resolution 36 megapixel full-frame sensor, full HD video, built in Wi-Fi and NFC”.

Good Flash

One customer who bought the Sony Alpha A7R reckoned that it had a good flash. Michael J. Davies mentioned on Amazon “Terrible battery life, awkward position of the Menu and Magnify buttons, no flash, poor position of shutter release (fixed in A7 II), few lenses available” and rated the Sony Alpha A7R 80 out of 100.

Good Battery Life

A number of Sony Alpha A7R reviewers said in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Ian_c said in their Sony Alpha A7R review on Amazon “Hi I'm not writing hear to review this fabulous camera.I just want to tell you all out there about the battery life and better batters that last much longer” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Justice Peace wrote in their Sony Alpha A7R review “I was using a genuine Sony battery with 90% charge”. Dp Review said “Battery life could be better”.

Very High Megapixel Count

MILC digital cameras that were released in the last 12 months have megapixel counts of between 10MP and 37MP. When compared to other newly released MILC digital cameras that we have assessed the megapixel count of, the Sony Alpha A7R's megapixel count of 36.3 megapixels is one of the highest.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Alpha A7R supports Full HD video, which is unusual. Most of the other MILC digital cameras that were released in the last year do not support Full HD video.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for the last year, the Alpha A7R supports WiFi connectivity.

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SD Memory Card

SD memory card

This digital camera supports an MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for the last year. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many MILC digital cameras that were launched in the last 12 months.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Alpha A7R is more than most MILC digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera supports a RAW image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Alpha A7R. The image format "JPG" is also supported by this Sony camera.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is the most commonly found camera shutter on comparable spec digital cameras that came out in the last year.

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Electrical Viewfinder

Most compact cameras do not have enough space to accommodate an optical viewfinder and use the display screen on the back as an electrical viewfinder.

This digital camera's viewfinder (electrical) is in fact the best viewfinder amongst all cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Alpha A7R.

An Electronic viewfinder is the worst viewfinder amongst similar types of digital camera.

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Very Many Total Megapixel Count

The Alpha A7R has a very many total megapixel count (36.8 megapixels) compared to most of the other recently released MILC digital cameras. The average total megapixel count of latest digital cameras is 21MP, and the total megapixel counts range from 16MP to 37MP.

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7360 X 4912 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Sony Alpha A7R has a higher image resolution than most cameras that have been available for the last year. This camera has a 7360 x 4912 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most newly released similar spec digital cameras have a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution. The worst image resolution of all digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Alpha A7R is 2560 х 1280 pixels and the best is 8688 x 5792 pixels.

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±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

The Alpha A7R has a ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step) flash exposure correction which is wider than most cameras that have been on the market for the last year. Most cameras that are a similar age to it have a ±2EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction. This camera also have a ±3EV (1/2, 1/3 and 1 EV step) flash exposure correction. Recently released cameras flash exposure corrections range from ±3EV (1/3 EV step) (worst) to ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) (best).

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Has Nine White Balance Modes

The Alpha A7R has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This camera has a Shade white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on MILC digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Alpha A7R. The white balance modes "Auto", "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Underwater" are also found on this Sony camera.

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Has Four Photo Effects

The Alpha A7R has a greater number of photo effects than most new similar spec digital cameras. This Sony digital camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on MILC digital cameras that have been available for the last year. The photo effects "Neutral", "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 480|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolution on MILC digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the Alpha A7R is more than most similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Sony digital camera has an Aperture priority AE light exposure mode, which is the most frequently found light exposure mode found on cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Alpha A7R. The light exposure modes "Auto", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Sony camera.

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Supports Twenty-Five ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Alpha A7R is more than most latest MILC digital cameras. This digital camera supports 25 and 600 ISO speeds, which is the most frequently supported ISO speed supported by latest MILC digital cameras. The ISO speeds "100", "125", "160", "200", "250", "320", "400", "500", "640", "800", "1000", "1250", "1600", "2000", "2250", "2500", "3200", "4000", "5000", "6400", "8000", "10000", "12800" and "16000" are also supported by this camera.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Sony Alpha A7R does not have a GPS, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Alpha A7R also do not have a GPS.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Alpha A7R does not support video recording, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other recently released similar spec digital cameras also do not support video recording.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other latest MILC digital cameras, the Sony Alpha A7R does not have a built-in flash.

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Not Waterproof

Most MILC digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Alpha A7R are not waterproof. The Sony Alpha A7R is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Most MILC digital cameras that have been around for the last year do not have an image stabiliser. The Sony Alpha A7R is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabiliser.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most MILC digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Alpha A7R are not 3D compatible. The Sony Alpha A7R is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Expensive

The price range of latest cameras is from £186 to £1,395. We think that this camera looks expensive compared to other latest cameras.

Very Short Maximum Focal Length

The maximum focal lengths of new similar spec cameras range from 52mm to 280mm, and the average maximum focal length is 94mm. With a maximum focal length of only 52.5 millimeters, the Alpha A7R has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths amongst MILC digital cameras of this age.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Alpha A7R is more than most cameras that came out in the last year. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on new comparable spec digital cameras. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Pre-flash" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this Sony digital camera.

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Only 1440x1080@25fps Resolution and Capture Speed

The Sony Alpha A7R has a 1440x1080@25fps resolution and capture speed which is higher than the 1920x1080@25fps resolution and capture speed found on most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for the last year. This Sony digital camera also have a resolution and capture speed of 640x480@25fps and 640x480@30fps. New cameras resolution and capture speeds range from 320x240@25fps (worst) to 1920x1080@120fps (best).

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Very Low JPEG Frame Rate

With a JPEG frame rate of only 30 frames per second, the Alpha A7R has one of the lower JPEG frame rates amongst digital cameras of this age. The lowest JPEG frame rate of MILC digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Alpha A7R is 30fps, the highest is 60fps, and the average JPEG frame rate is 45fps.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

The lowest display resolution of MILC digital cameras that were released in the last 12 months is 460,000 pixels, the highest is 1,700,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 1,000,000 pixels. At only 921,600 pixels, the Alpha A7R has a fairly low display resolution compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Alpha A7R.

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Very Tall

The shortest MILC camera that has been on the market for the last year is 61mm tall, the tallest is 96mm, and the average height is 78mm. At 94.4 millimeters, the Alpha A7R is fairly tall compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Alpha A7R.

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length

When compared to other MILC digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Alpha A7R, the Sony Alpha A7R's minimum focal length of 52.5 millimeters is one of the longest. The average minimum focal length of digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Alpha A7R is 27mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony Alpha A7R

Released Eleven Months Ago

This camera has been on the market for eleven months.

Average Screen Size

The Sony Alpha A7R has a relatively typical screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out in the last year.

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Average Weight

The Alpha A7R has a pretty standard weight (407 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the Alpha A7R.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Alpha A7R has a relatively standard digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Alpha A7R.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Format
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Fixed Focal Length
Lens
Lens Structure
Lens Mount Interface
Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Lens Mount
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Point
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Exposure Correction
Pre-Flash
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Lens Magnification Ratio
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
HDMI Port
Microphone in Socket
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Headphone Out Port
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Histogram
Dioptre Correction
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Lens Weight
Lens Length
Lens Diameter
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Size
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Carrying Case
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Near Field Communication
Technical Details
Image Processor

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Expert Reviews

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29 December 2015

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24 December 2015

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24 December 2015

Sony's A7R received our 2014 Stuff Award for best system camera, so the arrival of its second edition was met with plenty of excitement. Not least because the A7R II comes with a groundbreaking... Read more…

17 December 2015

The ?7R II overtakes its predecessor to provide the highest-resolution currently available in the most compact camera body. It has also introduced more professional video functions that could make...

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19 November 2015

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 28 August 2015 by IanM
IanM would recommend the Sony Alpha A7R 2

First of all, yes this camera overheats after about 17 minutes recording internal @ 4k 100mpbs and there isn't a solid workaround other than cool rooms and extending the LCD screen out from the... Read more…

Reviewed 6 August 2015 by Adam

This arrived this morning. I have been "playing" with it for about 7 hours now. The images and 4k video are phenomenal. However, using this solely in my AC controlled basement that is about 65f,... Read more…

Reviewed 19 August 2015 by BL

I ended up returning the camera. The image was great, the lowlight performance was great, the in-camera stabilization was great, and so were the rest of the features. But the camera has one huge... Read more…

Reviewed 1 October 2015 by Nish
Nish would recommend the Sony Alpha A7R 2

This is my first review for B&H. I normally do not spend the time to review gear for people I do not know. But this camera deserves some discussion. I'm a professional photojournalist, documentary... Read more…

Reviewed 17 August 2015 by Bob
Bob would recommend the Sony Alpha A7R 2

I preciously had 2 A7r cameras and have had 2 of the A7rM2 cameras for a couple of weeks. In most respects it is a superb camera and a joy to use. I have 4 Sony FE lenses and 30 Canon lenses from... Read more…

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Barcodes 00027242893832, 00636156040739, 00702971012883, 00702971012968, 00707948524642, 00707948535006, 00707948535013, 00712069725236, 00742920001605, 00742920001643, 00742920001759, 00845251061642, 00845251061659, 00845251061673, 00845251061680, 00845251064162, 00845251064179, 00845251064186, 00845251066616, 00845251067378, 00845251069051, 00845251069068, 00845251069075, 00845251069082, 00845251097504, 00845251097559

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