Sony A7R vs Leica M Typ 240

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Sony A7R

88

Leica M Typ 240

82

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony A7R

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
2,746 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
95.0
High true resolution
True resolution
36.2 MP
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Leica M Typ 240

Size
Really small
Standard size 139x80x42 mm
Thickness
Thin
1.7"
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%

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
Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
Size
Smaller
139x80x42 mm vs 127x94x48 mm
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Around 20% smaller
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
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
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
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
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
14.1 EV vs 13.3 EV
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0.8 f-stops more dynamic range
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
Weight
Significantly lighter
465 g vs 680 g
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More than 30% lighter
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
              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
              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
              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
              True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
              M Typ 240:23.7 MP
              A7R:36.2 MP
              Supports 24p 24p support Help
              For that film look
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony A7

              Sony A7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,298 - $1,698 body only

              $1,500 - $1,998 with 28-70mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
              Sony A7S

              Sony A7S

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $2,128 - $2,498 body only

              $3,000 with 28-70mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              True resolution Takes much lower resolution photos
              Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay
              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Pro DSLR

              $2,499 body only

              $3,099 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

              $2,997 body only

              $3,300 - $3,697 with 24-120mm lens

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 with 16-50mm lens

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weather sealed It's body is not weather sealed
              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,318 - $1,399 body only

              $1,799 - $1,999 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
              Nikon D750

              Nikon D750

              Pro DSLR

              $2,297 body only

              $2,997 with 24-120mm lens

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Leica M Typ 240 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Leica M9

              Leica M9

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $2,790 body only

              Lowest price Much cheaper
              Weight Lighter
              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
              Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO
              Live view No live view

              Sony A7R Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

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

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