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Sony ILCE-7R Digital Camera

MILC 36.3MP CMOS Jan 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Full HD Video Release Date
36.4 MP 35mm Full Frame Sensor Sony, one of the world's leading makers of image sensors, combined its top new technologies to achieve the highest resolution and image quality in history. This... More
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Sony Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Sony MILC cameras have good reviews on average and across all cameras Sony is one of the better rated brands.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camera is Full HD, which is typical of many MILC cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Very High Megapixel

With a megapixel of 36.3 megapixels, the ILCE-7R has a very high megapixel compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the ILCE-7R. The lowest megapixel of cameras of a comparable age and spec to the ILCE-7R is 7.9MP and the highest is 46MP.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The ILCE-7R supports Full HD video. Most of the other MILC cameras that have been around for more than two years also support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras which support Full HD video currently available including because of it's better review score, the Pentax K-01[plb_1677575_price].

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

This camera supports an MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras that support an MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think because of it's better review score, the Alpha A6000[pl_2165999_price], and the ILCE-7[pl_2044892_price] both from Sony is also worth considering.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The ILCE-7R has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This Sony digital camera has a Micro HDMI connector type, which is the most commonly found HDMI connector type found on MILC cameras that are a comparable age to the ILCE-7R.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is typical of many cameras of this age and spec.

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Electrical Viewfinder Type

This digital camera has an Electrical viewfinder type, which is typical of many MILC cameras that have been available for more than two years. Most compact cameras do not have enough space to accommodate an optical viewfinder and use the display screen on the back as an electrical viewfinder.

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Very Many Total Megapixels

The ILCE-7R has one of the most total megapixelss (36.8 megapixels) amongst digital cameras of this age. The total megapixelss of digital cameras of this age and type range from 12MP to 48MP.

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Fairly Large Viewfinder Screen Size

At 0.5 inches, the ILCE-7R has a quite large viewfinder screen size compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the ILCE-7R. The viewfinder screen sizes of comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the ILCE-7R range from 0.46" to 0.5", and the average viewfinder screen size is 0.49".

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7360 X 4912 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Sony ILCE-7R has a higher image resolution than most digital cameras of this type and age. This digital camera has a 7360 x 4912 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it have a 4608 x 3072 pixels maximum image resolution. Similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the ILCE-7R maximum image resolutions range from 640 x 480 pixels to 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Has Nine White Balances

The Sony ILCE-7R has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the ILCE-7R. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent", "Shade" and "Underwater" are also found on this Sony camera.

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Has Four Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the Sony ILCE-7R is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This digital camera has a Vivid photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on MILC cameras that have been available for more than two years. The photo effectss "Black&White", "Neutral" and "Sepia" are also found on this camera.

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Supports Twenty-Five ISO Sensitivitys

The ILCE-7R has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera supports a 200 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the ILCE-7R. The ISO sensitivitys "100", "125", "160", "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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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. 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.

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Features Two Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the ILCE-7R is more than most MILC cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera features a Single Auto Focus auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the ILCE-7R. The auto focusing (AF) modes "Continuous Auto Focus" is also featured on this Sony camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is typical of many digital cameras of this type and age.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The number of power sources supported by the ILCE-7R is more than most cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most commonly supported power source type supported by MILC cameras that came out around the same time as the ILCE-7R.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The ILCE-7R does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other MILC cameras that were released more than two years ago do have a built-in flash.

It is worth considering alternative cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Nikon Coolpix J4[plb_2249175_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The ILCE-7R does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the ILCE-7R also do not support wi-Fi.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a wi-Fi and we think the Sony Alpha A7 II[plb_2584731_price], or the Samsung 20[plb_2083247_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The ILCE-7R does not support video capability, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the ILCE-7R also do not support video capability.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also support video capability including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2[plb_584440_price], or the Samsung NX1100[plb_2088336_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

Most cameras of a similar spec and age to the ILCE-7R are not 3D. The Sony ILCE-7R is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

If you are looking for a camera that is 3D then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2[plb_584440_price], or the Samsung 20[plb_2083247_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other MILC cameras that have been around for a similar time to the ILCE-7R, the ILCE-7R does not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a GPS (satellite) and we think the 20[pl_2083247_price], the NX1100[pl_2088336_price], or the NX[pl_2082510_price] all from Samsung is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Most MILC cameras that have been around for around the same time as the ILCE-7R are not waterproof. The ILCE-7R is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most MILC cameras that have been available for more than two years do not have an image stabilizer. The ILCE-7R is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabilizer.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The ILCE-7R has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of this age and spec. This Sony camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on MILC cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the ILCE-7R. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Pre-flash" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this camera.

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Quite Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

MILC cameras that are a similar age to the ILCE-7R have slowest camera shutter speeds of between 4s and 240s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 42s. With a slowest camera shutter speed of only 30 seconds, the ILCE-7R has one of the shorter slowest camera shutter speeds amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony ILCE-7R

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the ILCE-7R over three years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the ILCE-7R has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other MILC cameras that came out around the same time as the ILCE-7R.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3" screen digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony Alpha A6000[plb_2165999_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 + H-FS014042[plb_2013856_price].

If you want a digital camera with a larger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the Leica T[plb_2550905_price] (3.7") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The Sony ILCE-7R has a fairly average weight (407 grams) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the ILCE-7R.

We compared all the other 407g digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the Sony ILCE-7[plb_2044892_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and spec.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Leica M[plb_2212774_price], or the Samsung 20[plb_2083247_price].

If the sensor type of this Sony digital camera is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Leica M Monochrom[plb_1983444_price] (CCD) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour of Product
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Pre-Flash
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Magnification
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Headphone Outputs
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
System Requirements
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony ilce7, sony ilce7r, sony alpha7, sony ilce7rb, sony alpha7r, sony ilce7rbi, sony ilce7rbiv, sony alphailce7, sony alphailce7r, sony alphailce7rb
Barcodes 00027242874787, 00616348088817, 00845251096903, 04905524958454, 04905524958492

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