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Sony Alpha A7R

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Sony Alpha A7R Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Sony Alpha A7R number 216 across all digital cameras.
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Reviews
755 Reviews + 24 Awards
52
Value for Money
Average
94
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Age
2 Years Old
80
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 80?

It has great expert reviews and very good user reviews with 81% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received 24 awards including a "Recommended" award from Fotovideo.nu plus five other sites and an "Editor's Choice" award from Photoreview.com.au plus four other sites. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this camera is slightly out of date, and newer cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest cameras 2018.
It has some great features:
Higher than average megapixels
Picture profile
Multi frame NR (noise reduction)
Anti-dust system and coating
One of the world's best RAW converters by phase one
Connect to smartphones and tablets with one touch!
Meticulously crafted controls
PlayMemories camera apps *
Convenient tiltable LCD screen
S-Log2 gamma setting
Easy button customization
Clean HDMI output
Detail reproduction technology and diffraction-reducing technology
Time code/user bit
Area-specific noise reduction
High-contrast, high-resolution XGA OLED tru-finder
Stable viewfinder image
7360 x 4912 pixels image resolution
35 mm full-frame 24.3-megapixel* exmor CMOS sensor
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Higher than average maximum ISO sensitivity
5-axis image stabilization
Compatibility with wide-ranging mountable lenses*
Automatic optimisation for every lens
High-performance fast hybrid AF with wide coverage and 30% faster response
Supports 14-bit uncompressed RAW format
Robust lens mount
BIONZ X image processing engine
Pro-quality XAVC S format
Full-frame expression without the bulk
Robust magnesium alloy body
Enhanced grip and shutter button
Lock-on AF tracking
Easily back up your photos to the cloud

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared this Sony digital camera with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 311 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 335 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for portrait photography, ranking number 281 in portrait photography cameras.
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Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
79
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Sony Alpha A7R Video Reviews

Sony Alpha A7R In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

24 Industry Awards

Amongst cameras, this digital camera is one of the most highly awarded by experts in digital cameras.

This camera was given a "Recommended" award by review sites Fotovideo.nu, Trusted Reviews, Hardwarezone.com.ph, Tek.no, Altomdata.dk and Itc.ua all of whom concluded that this digital camera was very good.

This digital camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from review sites Photoreview.com.au, Reviewed.com, PC Mag, Digitaltrends.com and CNET.com.au all of whom said that this camera was phenomenally good.

This camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from review sites Ephotozine, Lydogbilde.no, Camera Labs, Lydogbillede.dk and Ljudochbild.se all of whom concluded that this digital camera was very good.

The writers at two more expert review sites both said that this digital camera was superb and gave it one of their highest awards. This was from DP Review and What Digital Camera who gave it an "Gold".

This Sony camera was given a "Design Award" by website Hardwarezone.com.sg who thought that this digital camera was well designed.

Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this Sony digital camera is 88% based on 61 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review and CNET.com. Camera experts think this camera is one of the very best digital cameras.

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Good User Reviews

People who bought this digital camera rated this digital camera 86 out of 100 on average. Over 84% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 81% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Sony Digital Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 22,823 owner and expert reviews (including 8,114 verified purchases), Sony has very good ratings for its cameras. 93% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and features, and is under 2 years old, however at £1,094.99 it is more expensive than 90% of digital cameras.

Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony Alpha A7R and the United Kingdom price of £1,094.99 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $1,689.99 (£2,325.93).

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This digital camera was released in January 2016.

Features

Higher Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Alpha A7R of 36.4MP is in the highest 2% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The average megapixels of all cameras is 16MP, with the lowest being 0.3MP and the highest being 80MP.

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7360 X 4912 Pixels Image Resolution

The Alpha A7R has a maximum image resolution of 7360 x 4912 pixels. That's over two times the resolution of a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. The worst resolution of all digital cameras is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on cameras.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Sony Alpha A7R's maximum ISO sensitivity of 25,600 is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 86% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The lowest maximum ISO sensitivity of cameras is 200, the highest is 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Heavier Than Average

The average weight of all cameras is 300g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 1.5kg. The Alpha A7R's weight of 407g is heavier than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the heaviest 27% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Wide Range of Magnifications Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the magnification depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of magnifications are possible with this camera.

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Has a Headphone Output

The Sony Alpha A7R has a headphone output. 93% of cameras do not have a headphone output.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Sony Alpha A7R supports Full HD video, unlike 76% of digital cameras which do not support Full HD video.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony Alpha A7R supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 87% of cameras which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Alpha A7R supports dioptic correction, unlike 90% of digital cameras which do not support dioptic correction.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Sony Alpha A7R does not have a GPS (satellite). 89% of cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1440 x 1080|640 x 480 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras.

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340 Battery Life

Most cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life, including the Alpha A7R which takes 340 battery life.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The display resolution of the Sony Alpha A7R of 922,000 pixels is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 22% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The lowest display resolution of cameras is 23,000 pixels, the highest is 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Sony Alpha A7R of 3" is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 51% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Pre-Flash

The Sony Alpha A7R has a pre-flash, unlike 95% of digital cameras which do not have a pre-flash.

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Has a Microphone in

The Alpha A7R has a microphone in. 88% of digital cameras do not have a microphone in.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Alpha A7R has a carrying case, which is unusual. 88% of cameras do not have a carrying case.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Sony Alpha A7R supports Wi-Fi, unlike 69% of digital cameras which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Wide Range of Minimum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Alpha A7R of 4x is fairly typical compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 80% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony ilce7rm2bcec, sony used3770970, sony ilce7rbce, sony 7014839k, sony a7rii

Barcodes:

00845251061642, 00845251061659, 00845251061673, 00845251061680, 00845251064162, 00845251064179, 00845251064186, 00845251066616, 00845251067378, 00845251069051, 00845251069068, 00845251069075, 00845251069082, 00845251097504, 00845251097559

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