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Sony Alpha A7R

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A multi award winning and top of the range MILC digital camera, with an Editor's Choice award from three expert review websites and 7 further awards from other expert sites
MILC 36.4MP 7360 X 4912 Pixels CMOS Jan 2016
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Sony Alpha A7R Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Sony Alpha A7R number 198 across all digital cameras.
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Reviews
470 Reviews + 23 Awards
52
Value for Money
Average
94
Features
Fully-Featured
79
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 10 awards including an "Editor's Choice" award from Photoreview.com.au plus two other sites and a "Recommended" award from Lydogbilde.no plus two other sites. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this digital camera is slightly out of date, and newer cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest digital 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 300 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 317 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 315 in wildlife photography cameras.
75
Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
78
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of £1,094.99 at e-GlobaL Central UK 3 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 90% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.

Sony Alpha A7R Video Reviews

Sony Alpha A7R In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

10 Industry Awards

Experts in cameras rave about this Sony camera and have given it 10 awards.

The editors of three expert review sites all said that this digital camera was extremely good and gave it their highest award. This was from Photoreview.com.au, Digitaltrends.com and Fotomaniak.pl who gave it an "Editor's Choice".

This camera was given a "Recommended" award by websites Lydogbilde.no, Altomdata.dk and Itc.ua all of whom said that this digital camera was very good.

This Sony camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by website Ljudochbild.se who said that this Sony digital camera was great.

Three other expert review sites all decided that this camera was very good. Kamerabild.se gave this Sony digital camera a "Top Class" award, PhotographyBlog.com gave it an "Essential" award and it received a "5 Star" award from 01net.com.

Good Expert Reviews

Based on 36 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review, CNET.com and Ephotozine this camera has an average expert rating of 88%. This means that experts think this Sony digital camera is one of the very best cameras.

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Good User Reviews

On average, based on 434 user reviews this camera has an overall user rating of 85%. 365 reviewers (83% of all 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 Has Very Good Camera Reviews

Based on 22,092 owner and expert reviews (including 7,416 verified purchases), Sony has very good reviews for its digital cameras. 92% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and features, and is under 2 years old, however at £1,399.00 it is more expensive than 89% of cameras.

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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 £1,399.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $1,689.99 (£2,343.85).

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

Sony released the Alpha A7R in January 2016.

Features

Higher Than Average Megapixels

Across all the digital cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The megapixels of the Sony Alpha A7R of 36.4MP is very high compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 98% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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7360 X 4912 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Alpha A7R is 7360 x 4912 pixels. That's over two times the resolution of the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Across all cameras the best resolution is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This 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 typical of many cameras.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Sony Alpha A7R's maximum ISO sensitivity of 25,600 is in the highest 8% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. Cameras have ISO sensitivities (max) of between 200 and 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 Sony 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 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

Cameras have weights of between 50g and 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The weight of the Alpha A7R of 407g is heavier than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the heaviest 27% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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

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

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

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

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Average Digital Zoom

The Alpha A7R's digital zoom of 4x is fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 88% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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

This Sony 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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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This digital 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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Has a Carrying Case

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

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Has a Microphone in

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

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Has a Pre-Flash

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

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Alpha A7R of 3" is relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 48% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The display resolution of the Alpha A7R of 922,000 pixels is in the highest 21% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The display resolutions of cameras range from 23,000 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels.

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340 Battery Life

The Alpha A7R is a digital camera that takes 340 shots battery life.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1440 x 1080|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on cameras.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most other cameras, the Alpha A7R does not have a GPS (satellite). 89% of digital cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Supports Dioptic Correction

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

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

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

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Supports Wi-Fi

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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

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