Sony A7R

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Sony A7R

86

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Leica M Typ 240

80

Leica M Typ 240

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Reasons to buy the Sony A7R

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
2,746 ISO
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
 

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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Advantages of the Leica M Typ 240

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Lens availability Much 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
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
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
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
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
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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        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
        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
        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

        $1,298 - $2,098 body only

        $1,598 - $1,798 with 28-70mm lens

        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
        Size Is slightly larger
        Canon EOS 5D Mark III

        Canon EOS 5D Mark III

        Pro DSLR

        $3,399 body only

        $3,990 - $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

        $3,289 - $3,297 body only

        $4,890 - $5,187 with 24-70mm lens

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Sony A7S

        Sony A7S

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $3,996 with 70-200mm lens

        Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
        Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
        Thickness Is thicker
        Size Is slightly larger
        Canon EOS 6D

        Canon EOS 6D

        Pro DSLR

        $1,495 - $1,899 body only

        $2,299 - $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 Alpha A6000

        Sony Alpha A6000

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $448 - $548 body only

        $598 - $700 with 16-50mm lens

        Image stabilization Has image stabilization
        Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Sensor size Has a significantly smaller sensor
        Nikon D800

        Nikon D800

        Pro DSLR

        $4,210 with 28-300mm lens

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

        Leica M Typ 240 Competitors

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        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

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

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