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Sony Alpha A6300 vs Sony Alpha A7R

Sony Alpha A6300 vs Sony Alpha A7R

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Sony Alpha A6300
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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
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.

Sixty more battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Sony Alpha A6300 is 400.00, 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 slightly better
The Sony Alpha A6300 has an average user review score of 87%, however the Sony Alpha A7R has an average rating of 85% (based on 633 reviews).
4 Reasons For
12.1MP higher megapixel Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R has a megapixel 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.

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).
Seven more awards
The Sony Alpha A7R has 22 awards, whereas the Sony Alpha A6300 has 15 awards.
Expert reviews are slightly better
Based on 132 expert reviews, the Sony Alpha A7R has an average review score of 89%, however the Sony Alpha A6300 has an average rating of 86% (based on 96 reviews).

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
A lot lower megapixel Edit
The Sony Alpha A6300 has a megapixel 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 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).
Fewer awards
Whilst the Sony Alpha A6300 has received 15 awards, the Sony Alpha A7R has received 22 awards.
Slightly Lower expert review Score
The Sony Alpha A6300's average expert rating is 86%, however the Sony Alpha A7R's is 89% (based on 132 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
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.

Sixty less battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Sony Alpha A7R is 340.00, but the Sony Alpha A6300 only takes 400.00 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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Eight months older
The Sony Alpha A7R is older than the Sony Alpha A6300 by eight months.
Slightly Lower user review Score
The Sony Alpha A7R's average user rating is 85%, however the Sony Alpha A6300's is 87% (based on 44 reviews).

Awards

15 Awards
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Trusted Reviews: 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: Gold
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
fotomaniak.pl: 5 Star
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ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended 6 star
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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

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

8 months Ago 16 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel
24.2MP 36.3MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
23.5 x 15.6 38.9 x 24
Total Megapixels
25MP 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

Maximum Aperture Number
22 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
16 - 70 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Sony E
 E mount
 Sony E
 E mount
Diaphragm Blade
7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
55mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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 (AF) Points
425 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 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
ISO Sensitivity (max)
51,200 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
 Centre-weighted
 Centre-weighted
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

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

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 High-speed synchronization
 Fill-in
 Pre-flash
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 High-speed synchronization
 Fill-in
 Pre-flash
Flash Guide Number
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
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 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
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

Compatible Memory Cards
 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 Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
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 (numeric)
921,600 pixels 921,600 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.39" 0.5"
BEST
Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 electrical
 Electronic
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 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 Effects
 Black&White
 Negative film
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Negative film
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,5,10 2,10
Multi-Shot Function
 Multi-shot function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Orientation Sensor
 Orientation sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
Camera Playback
 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 (D-D)
-4 - 3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 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 94.4mm
Depth
48.8mm 48.2mm
Width
120mm 126.9mm
Weight (including Battery)
404g
BEST
465g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium
 Lithium
Battery Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
NP-FW50 NP-FW50
Battery Capacity
1,020mAh 1,080mAh
BEST
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
400 shots
BEST
340 shots
Battery Voltage
7.3V 7.2V

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
32 - 104 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 Micro-USB
BEST
 USB
 Micro-USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
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)

Technical Details

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