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Sony Alpha A5000 vs Sony Alpha A7R

Sony Alpha A5000 vs Sony Alpha A7R

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Sony Alpha A5000
Sony Alpha A7R

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
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.

Eighty more battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Sony Alpha A5000 is 420.00, but the Sony Alpha A7R only takes 340.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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 872 user reviews, the Sony Alpha A5000 has an average review score of 91%, however the Sony Alpha A7R has an average rating of 85% (based on 622 reviews).
4 Reasons For
Higher megapixel 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.

Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Sony Alpha A7R is 921,600 pixels display resolution. That's 460,800 pixels higher than the Sony Alpha A5000 (921,600 pixels).
Sixteen more awards
The Sony Alpha A7R has 22 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Sony Alpha A5000 has 6 awards.
Considerably better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Sony Alpha A7R is 90%, however the average rating of the Sony Alpha A5000 is 79% (based on 59 reviews).

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
16.2MP lower megapixel Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 has a megapixel 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.

Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Sony Alpha A5000 is only 460,800 pixels display resolution, but the Sony Alpha A7R is a 921,600 pixels display resolution digital camera (460,800 pixels higher).
Fewer awards
Whilst the Sony Alpha A5000 has received 6 awards, the Sony Alpha A7R has received 22 awards.
Appreciably Lower expert review Score
The Sony Alpha A5000's average expert rating is only 79%, however the Sony Alpha A7R's is 90% (based on 132 reviews).
4 Reasons Against
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.

Only 340.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Sony Alpha A7R is 340.00, but the Sony Alpha A5000 only takes 420.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

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User review Rating is Worse
The Sony Alpha A7R's average user score is 85%, however the Sony Alpha A5000's is 91% (based on 872 reviews).

Awards

6 Awards
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
22 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
altomdata.dk: Recommended
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
CNET.com.au: Editor's Choice
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
DP Review: Highly Recommended
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
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hardwarezone.com.sg: Innovative Design
Imaging Resource.com: Dave's Pick
kamerabild.se: Top Class
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended 6 star
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

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

16 months Ago 16 months Ago

Manufacturer's Warranty

2 Years No data

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel
20.1MP 36.3MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
23.2 x 15.4 38.9 x 24
Total Megapixels
20.4MP 36.8MP
BEST
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 3:2
 16:9
 3:2

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Digital Zoom
4x Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Sony E
 E mount
 Sony E
 E mount
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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 (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 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
ISO Sensitivity (max)
16,000 Unknown - Click to provide data
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Pre-flash
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Pre-flash
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
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

Compatible Memory Cards
 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

Display Diagonal
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 (numeric)
460,800 pixels 921,600 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5"
Viewfinder Type
 electrical
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone outputs

Camera

GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Cloudy
 Flash
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Cloudy
 Flash
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Neutral
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Neutral
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
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 Modes
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Night
 Night portrait
 Sports
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Night
 Night portrait
 Sports
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 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 94.4mm
Depth
35.7mm 48.2mm
Width
109.6mm 126.9mm
Weight (including Battery)
269g
BEST
465g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium
 Lithium
Battery Type
NP-FW50 NP-FW50
Battery Capacity
1,080mAh 1,080mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
420 shots
BEST
340 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Other Features

Video Capability
 Video capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

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