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Sony Alpha A7R Digital Camera

MILC 36.3MP CMOS Jan 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Full HD Video Release Date
Sony has good reviews for its cameras
Supports video recording
Does not have a GPS (satellite)
765 Reviews + 22 Awards
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Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We checked 23,045 owner and expert reviews (including 7,132 verified purchases) for Sony digital cameras and found that on average Sony has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically for its high megapixel cameras. 92% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over a Year Ago

It was April 2017 when this digital camera was released.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Alpha A7R has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider including the Samsung NX1 (£911.52) which has better reviews; or the Olympus PEN-F (£871.05) which is cheaper.

If this camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to look at the Nikon D610 (£832.99) (3.2") which is also higher rated.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Alpha A7R supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Alpha A7R supports Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also support Full HD video.

We compared all the other cameras which support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon SL1 (£840.67), and the Nikon D610 (£832.99) is also worth considering.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Alpha A7R supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera. This camera also support a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels and 1440 x 1080 pixels. 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. The worst video resolution of all high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

The Sony Alpha A7R has a relatively typical weight (407 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Camera

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Alpha A7R does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other high megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) to this digital camera and we think the Nikon D610 (£832.99) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Features Histogram

The Alpha A7R features histogram. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also feature histogram.

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Price

Expensive

The price range of cameras of a comparable spec and age is from £62 to £4,517. We think that this Sony digital camera looks expensive compared to other cameras of a comparable spec and age.


Flash

Has a Pre-Flash

The Sony Alpha A7R has a pre-flash, as do most of the other cameras that were launched more than a year ago.

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Viewfinder

Very Large Viewfinder Screen Size

When compared to other high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera that we have checked, the viewfinder screen size of the Sony Alpha A7R of 0.5 inches is one of the largest. The viewfinder screen sizes of high megapixel cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera range from 0.2" to 0.5", and the average viewfinder screen size is 0.35".

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Networking

Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Alpha A7R supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Microphone in

The Alpha A7R has a microphone in, as do most of the other cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Sony Alpha A7R has a headphone outputs. Most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera also have a headphone outputs.

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Has an HDMI

The Sony Alpha A7R has an HDMI, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Picture Quality

7360 X 4912 Pixels Image Resolution

The Alpha A7R has a higher image resolution than most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. This camera has a 7360 x 4912 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it have a 3008 x 2000 pixels maximum image resolution. Comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera maximum image resolutions range from 2560 х 1280 pixels to 7952 x 5304 pixels.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Alpha A7R has a built-in microphone. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for more than a year also have a built-in microphone.

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Light Exposure

Supports Twenty-Five ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Sony Alpha A7R is more than most cameras of this type and age. This camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than a year. The ISO sensitivities "125", "160", "200", "250", "320", "400", "500", "640", "800", "1000", "1250", "1600", "2000", "2250", "2500", "3200", "4000", "5000", "6400", "8000", "10000", "12800", "16000" and "25600" are also supported by this Sony camera.

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Product Identifiers

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