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Sony Alpha A7R

reviewed.com Editor's Choice 01net.com 5 Star Trusted Reviews Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Essential
A multi award winning and fully featured MILC digital camera
MILC 36.3MP Dec 2012
Camera Type Megapixels Release Date

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Sony Alpha A7R Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Sony Alpha A7R number 478 across all digital cameras.
90
762 Reviews + 24 Awards
81
Fully-Featured
26
4 Years Old
Overall Score
53
Average

Why Has it Scored 54?

It has very good expert reviews and very good user reviews with 81% of buyers recommending this 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. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Sony digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
The Alpha A7R has some great features:
7360 x 4912 pixels image resolution
Fairly high megapixels sensor
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Optical image stabilisation may be available with some lenses

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Sony Alpha A7R In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

24 Industry Awards

Expert review sites rave about this Sony camera and have given it 24 awards.

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

This Sony digital camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by websites Photoreview.com.au, Reviewed.com, PC Mag, Digitaltrends.com and CNET.com.au all of whom said that this camera was outstanding.

The experts at five additional expert review sites all said that this camera was very good. Ephotozine and Camera Labs both gave this Sony camera a "Highly Recommended" award, it received an "Especially Recommended" award from both Lydogbilde.no and Ljudochbild.se and Lydogbillede.dk gave it an "Especially Recommended 6 Star" award.

This Sony camera received a "Gold" award from both websites DP Review and What Digital Camera, both of which said that this camera was superb.

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

Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this camera is 89 out of 100 based on 59 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review, What Digital Camera and CNET.com. That puts this digital camera in the top 7% of all the digital cameras.

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User Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 703 user reviews the average user rating of this Sony camera is 84%. Over 81% of reviewers gave this 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 Reviews for Its Cameras

We checked 32,324 owner and expert reviews (including 10,628 verified purchases) for Sony digital cameras and found that on average Sony has very good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sony has very good reviews specifically for its digital cameras. 92% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

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 the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Cameras resolutions range from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Fairly High Megapixels Sensor

The megapixels of the Sony Alpha A7R of 36.3MP is in the highest 2% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The megapixels of digital cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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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 digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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

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Wide Range of Aspherical Lenses Depending On Lens Used

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

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Alpha A7R supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which is unusual. 88% of cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Sony Alpha A7R has an external flash connector, which is unusual. 87% of digital cameras do not have an external flash connector.

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

This Sony 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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Wide Range of Closest Focusing Distances Depending On Lens Used

This Sony digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the closest focusing distance depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of closest focusing distances are possible with this camera.

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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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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since December 2012.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony ilce7rm2bat, sony ilce7rm2bad, sony ilce7rm2bvg, sony alphaa7rii, brand ilce7rm2, sony ilce7rbiv, sony sonya7rii, sony sel50m28, brand ilce7rb, sony alpha7r, sony a7r2, bodya7r, a7rmor
Barcodes 00027242874787, 00027242893832, 00616348088817, 00840014164844, 00840014186129, 00845251096903, 00846431051668, 04548736017689, 04905524958492, 08809393056159

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