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Sony Alpha A7R Digital Camera

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Good Brand

Digital cameras produced by Sony have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all cameras (not just digital cameras) and found that Sony also has good ratings across its entire range.

7360 X 4912 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Alpha A7R has a 7360 x 4912 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras of this spec and age. Most comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as it have a 4608 x 3072 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Alpha A7R the image resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Has Ten White Balances

The Sony Alpha A7R has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on cameras of a comparable age and type to the Alpha A7R. The white balances "Daylight", "Shade", "Cloudy", "Incandescent", "Fluorescent", "Flash", "Colour Temperature <2500 to 9900K> & colour filter", "Custom" and "Underwater" are also found on this Sony digital camera.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Alpha A7R does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also do not have an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the Sony DSC-HX200V[plb_2082742_price].

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Alpha A7R does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Alpha A7R also do not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Sony ILCE-QX1[plb_2441785_price].

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Alpha A7R does not support video capability, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also do not support video capability.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Alpha A7R, the Sony Alpha A7R does not have a built-in flash.

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Sony DSC-HX200V[plb_2082742_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

Most digital cameras of this spec and age are not waterproof. The Sony Alpha A7R is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Alpha A7R does not support Full HD video, although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also do not support Full HD video.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support Full HD video which you might want to look at including the Sony DSC-QX30[plb_2444747_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

The Alpha A7R is not 3D. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Alpha A7R does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Alpha A7R also do not have a GPS (satellite).

Other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might also want to consider include the Sony DSC-HX200V[plb_2082742_price] which is also higher rated.

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Only Supports One ISO Sensitivity

The Sony Alpha A7R has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 8,000, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO sensitivitys ISO100 - 25600 equivalent are also supported by this Sony digital camera.

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Only Has Fourteen Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the Alpha A7R is more than most digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. The most frequently found photo effects is Art, but this photo effects is not found on this camera. The photo effectss Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn leaves, Black & White, Sepia and Style Box(1-6) are also found on this Sony camera.

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Only Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The number of audio formats supported by the Alpha A7R is more than most cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. The most commonly supported audio formats supported is AC3, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this Sony camera. The audio formats supporteds AAC are also supported by this Sony digital camera.

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Only Has Twelve Light Exposure Modess

The Alpha A7R has a greater number of light exposure modes than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This camera has a shutter priority light exposure modes, which is the most frequently found light exposure modes found on digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Alpha A7R. The light exposure modess "- Automatic", "Program Auto", "iAUTO", "AUTO+", "Superior Auto", "Aperture priority", "Manual", "Scene selection", "Sweep Panorama", "Anti Motion Blur" and "AE Lock" are also found on this Sony digital camera.

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1 Other reason to consider the Sony Alpha A7R

Released Over Four Years Ago

Sony released the Alpha A7R over four years ago.

Specification

Picture Quality
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Lens System
Lens Mount Interface
Focusing
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
Flash
External Flash Connector
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Built-In Processor
Battery
Battery Technology
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Other Features
Interface
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Panorama
Technical Details
Continuous Shooting Speed (max)

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Expert Reviews

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29 December 2015

The Sony A7R II is a mirrorless camera with a full-frame sensor and 42MP resolution. The successor of the A7R, it has a revised body design, an excellent viewfinder, a very fast AF system, and... Read more…

24 December 2015

In short, it's one of the best cameras you can buy today We know what you're thinking: this camera costs over two and half grand, and that doesn't even include a lens. And you're right: the A7R...

24 December 2015

Sony's A7R received our 2014 Stuff Award for best system camera, so the arrival of its second edition was met with plenty of excitement. Not least because the A7R II comes with a groundbreaking... Read more…

17 December 2015

The ?7R II overtakes its predecessor to provide the highest-resolution currently available in the most compact camera body. It has also introduced more professional video functions that could make...

Photoreview.com.au

19 November 2015

With a full-frame sensor and 4K video, the Sony a7R II delivers in spades for both photo and video...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 28 August 2015 by IanM
IanM would recommend the Sony Alpha A7R 2

First of all, yes this camera overheats after about 17 minutes recording internal @ 4k 100mpbs and there isn't a solid workaround other than cool rooms and extending the LCD screen out from the... Read more…

Reviewed 6 August 2015 by Adam

This arrived this morning. I have been "playing" with it for about 7 hours now. The images and 4k video are phenomenal. However, using this solely in my AC controlled basement that is about 65f,... Read more…

Reviewed 19 August 2015 by BL

I ended up returning the camera. The image was great, the lowlight performance was great, the in-camera stabilization was great, and so were the rest of the features. But the camera has one huge... Read more…

Reviewed 1 October 2015 by Nish
Nish would recommend the Sony Alpha A7R 2

This is my first review for B&H. I normally do not spend the time to review gear for people I do not know. But this camera deserves some discussion. I'm a professional photojournalist, documentary... Read more…

Reviewed 17 August 2015 by Bob
Bob would recommend the Sony Alpha A7R 2

I preciously had 2 A7r cameras and have had 2 of the A7rM2 cameras for a couple of weeks. In most respects it is a superb camera and a joy to use. I have 4 Sony FE lenses and 30 Canon lenses from... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

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