Sony A7R

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Sony A7R

95

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Leica M Typ 240

87

Leica M Typ 240

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Reasons to buy the Sony A7R

Overall image quality
Great image quality
95.0
True resolution
High true resolution
36.2 MP
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
 

Reasons to buy the Leica M Typ 240

Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
Size
Really small
Standard size 139x80x42 mm
Thickness
Thin
1.7"
 
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differences

Advantages of the Leica M Typ 240

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Lens availability Significantly more lenses available 38 lenses vs 4 lenses
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9.5x more lenses available
Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder Rangefinder vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Size Smaller 139x80x42 mm vs 127x94x48 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Longest exposure Much longer exposures 60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
Thickness Thinner 1.7" vs 1.9"
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More than 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Sony A7R

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Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 2,746 ISO vs 1,860 ISO
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The A7R has a slight edge (0.6 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
True resolution Much higher true resolution 36.2 MP vs 23.7 MP
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Capture more than 50% more detail in your photos
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Overall image quality Better image quality 95.0 vs 84.0
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More than 10% better image quality
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Sensor cleaning Has a self cleaning sensor Yes vs No
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Removes dust from the sensor automatically, avoiding spots in photos
Color depth Better color depth 25.6 bits vs 24 bits
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Distinguishes 1.6 more bits of color
Weight Significantly lighter 465 g vs 680 g
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More than 30% lighter
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The A7R's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Dynamic range More dynamic range 14.1 EV vs 13.3 EV
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0.8 f-stops more dynamic range
Fastest shutter speed Significantly faster max shutter speed 1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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similarities

Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Low light performance Relatively low noise at high ISO Help
M Typ 240:1,860 ISO
A7R:2,746 ISO
Overall image quality Good image quality Help
M Typ 240:84.0
A7R:95.0
Sensor size Very large sensors Help
M Typ 240:Full frame 36.0x24.0mm
A7R:Full frame 35.9x24.0mm
Weather sealed Both are weather sealed, which is fairly uncommon among similar cameras Help
Shoot in extreme weather
Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
M Typ 240:Rangefinder
A7R:Digital
True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
M Typ 240:23.7 MP
A7R:36.2 MP
Dynamic range Good dynamic range Help
M Typ 240:13.3 EV
A7R:14.1 EV
Color depth Good color depth Help
M Typ 240:24 bits
A7R:25.6 bits
Supports 24p 24p support Help
For that film look
External flash Each supports an external flash Help
Better lighting
Built-in flash No built-in flash Help
Professional
Weight Heavy Help
M Typ 240:680 g
A7R:465 g
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
No 3d support
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony A7

Sony A7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,498 - $2,098 body only

$1,798 - $1,800 with 28-70mm lens

Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
Focus points Has significantly more focus points
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$3,399 body only

$3,999 with 24-105mm lens

Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
Viewfinder Has higher quality type of viewfinder
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Nikon D810

Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$3,297 body only

$3,830 with 50mm lens

Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,598 - $1,899 body only

$2,499 with 24-105mm lens

Viewfinder Has higher quality type of viewfinder
Lens availability Much more lenses available
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Sony A7S

Sony A7S

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$3,091 body only

Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
Size Is slightly larger
True resolution Takes much lower resolution photos
Nikon D800

Nikon D800

Pro DSLR

$3,297 body only

Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
Viewfinder Has higher quality type of viewfinder
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$598 - $648 body only

$748 - $799 with 16-50mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Sensor size Has a much smaller sensor

Leica M Typ 240 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica M9

Leica M9

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$6,880 body only

Weight Lighter
Size Slightly smaller
Live view No live view
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Leica M-E Typ 220

Leica M-E Typ 220

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Longest exposure Much longer exposures
Live view No live view
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO

Sony A7R Competitors

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No significant competitors found that are specific to the Sony A7R.

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