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Sony ILCE-7R

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A top of the range and multi award winning MILC digital camera, with an Editor's Choice award from eight expert review websites and 20 further awards from other expert sites
MILC 36.3MP 7360 X 4912 Pixels CMOS Jan 2014
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Sony ILCE-7R Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Sony ILCE-7R number 266 across all digital cameras.
95
Reviews
800 Reviews + 28 Awards
56
Value for Money
Average
91
Features
Fully-Featured
64
Age
4 Years Old
78
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 78?

It has great expert reviews and great user reviews with 90% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received 28 awards including a "Recommended" award from Vido.com.ua plus nine other sites and an "Editor's Choice" award from Ferra.ru plus seven other sites. Praktica 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 2018.
The ILCE-7R has some great features:
7360 x 4912 pixels image resolution
Tiltable LCD screen
New eye autofocus
Fast intelligent autofocus
Audio recording & monitoring
Full-frame filmmaking
XGA OLED tru-finder
Dust and moisture resistance
Anti-dust system and coating
Substantial, ergonomic grip
Magnesium alloy body
Controls, customization and navigation
Higher than average megapixels
16-bit processing + 14-bit RAW
Area-specific noise reduction
Detail reproduction and diffraction reduction
BIONZ X processor
Micro-engineering advances
Gapless on-chip lenses
No optical low-pass filter
36.4 MP 35mm full frame sensor
Optical image stabilisation may be available with some lenses
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Lock-on autofocus and area setting options

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 324 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 342 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 338 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 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.

How Big is the Sony ILCE-7R?

The Sony ILCE-7R is 126.9mm wide and 94.4mm tall. It is 48.2mm deep and weighs 407g.

Sony ILCE-7R front dimensions
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Sony ILCE-7R In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

28 Industry Awards

This Sony digital camera has received 28 awards from experts.

This Sony camera received a "Recommended" award from websites Vido.com.ua, Gagadget.com, Hi-Tech.mail.ru/, Focus-Numerique.fr, Trusted Reviews, Pocket Lint, Fotovideo.nu, Hardwarezone.com.ph, Lydogbilde.no and Tek.no all of whom thought that this camera was very good.

This camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by websites Ferra.ru, 3dnews.ru, Digitaltrends.com, Ephotozine, Reviewed.com, Photoreview.com.au, CNET.com.au and Tomsguide.com all of whom decided that this Sony camera was brilliant.

This digital camera was given a "Gold" award by both websites What Digital Camera and Onfoto.ru, both of which decided that this camera was fantastic.

The experts at three additional expert review sites thought that this camera was very good. This Sony camera received a "Silver" award from review website DP Review who decided it was great and it received a Camera Labs "Highly Recommended" award. This digital camera also received a Hardwarezone.com.sg "Innovative Design" award.

The editors of three other expert review sites all concluded that this camera was very good. Digital Versus and Fotomaniak.pl both gave this Sony camera a "5 Star" award and it received an "Essential" award from PhotographyBlog.com.

Good Expert Reviews

Based on 52 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review and CNET.com this Sony digital camera has an average expert rating of 88 out of 100. The camera expert review sites think this camera is one of the very best cameras.

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Good User Reviews

Owners have rated this Sony camera on average 89 out of 100. Over 87% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 90% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Sony Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 22,092 user and expert reviews (including 7,416 verified purchases) for Sony digital cameras and found that on average Sony has very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. 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, but is over 6 months old, and at £999.00 it is more expensive than 78% of cameras.

Price Has Gone Down by £849 (46%)

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony ILCE-7R and the United Kingdom price of £999.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $1,695.00 (£2,350.80).

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

Sony released the ILCE-7R in January 2014.

Features

7360 X 4912 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the ILCE-7R is 7360 x 4912 pixels. That's over two times the resolution of a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. Digital cameras resolutions range from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Higher Than Average Megapixels

The lowest megapixels of cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The Sony ILCE-7R's sensor megapixels of 36.3MP is higher than 98% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This digital 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 the most commonly found resolution on digital cameras.

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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 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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Heavier Than Average

The weight of the Sony ILCE-7R of 407g is heavier than average when compared to most other cameras. It is heavier than 73% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the cameras the weights range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Average Display Diagonal

The ILCE-7R's display diagonal of 3" is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 36% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Microphone in

The ILCE-7R has a microphone in. 88% of cameras do not have a microphone in.

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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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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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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 typical of many cameras.

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

This 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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340 Battery Life

The ILCE-7R is a digital camera that takes 340 shots battery life. Most of the other cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The display resolution of the ILCE-7R of 922,000 pixels is in the highest 23% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the cameras the display resolutions range from 23,000 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels.

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Has a Headphone Output

The ILCE-7R has a headphone output, which is unusual. 93% of cameras do not have a headphone output.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The ILCE-7R supports Full HD video, unlike 76% of cameras which do not support Full HD video.

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Has a Pre-Flash

The ILCE-7R has a pre-flash, unlike 95% of cameras which do not have a pre-flash.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The ILCE-7R supports Near Field Communication (NFC). 87% of cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony alphailce7rb, sony ilce7rbiv, sony alpha7r

Barcodes:

00027242874787, 00616348088817, 00845251096903, 04905524958454, 04905524958492

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