Sony A7R vs Leica M Typ 240

Winner
Sony A7R

98

Leica M Typ 240

81

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony A7R

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
3,434 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
98.0
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

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
750 ms startup delay
Size
Really small
Standard size (139×80×42 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.7"
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds

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Advantages of the Leica M Typ 240

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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
139×80×42 mm vs 127×94×48 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
Significantly lower noise at high ISO
3,434 ISO vs 1,860 ISO
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The A7R has a slight edge (0.9 f-stops) in low-noise, high-ISO performance
Overall image quality
Better image quality
98.0 vs 84.0
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Around 20% better image quality
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
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
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
36.2 MP vs 23.7 MP
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Capture more than 50% more detail in your photos
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$1,679.00 vs $7,250.00
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The best price we've seen is $5,571 cheaper (4.3x less)
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
26 bits vs 24 bits
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Distinguishes 2 more bits of color
Lens availability
More lenses available
92 lenses vs 77 lenses
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Around 20% more lenses available
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The A7R's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
13.9 EV vs 13.3 EV
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Almost the same
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 2401,860 ISO
              A7R3,434 ISO
              Overall image quality Good image quality Help
              M Typ 24084.0
              A7R98.0
              Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
              Shoot in extreme weather
              Dynamic range Good dynamic range Help
              M Typ 24013.3 EV
              A7R13.9 EV
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              M Typ 240Rangefinder
              A7RDigital
              Color depth Good color depth Help
              M Typ 24024 bits
              A7R26 bits
              Supports 24p 24p support Help
              For that film look
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Common Weaknesses
              Built-in flash No built-in flash Help
              Professional
              Weight Heavy Help
              M Typ 240680 g
              A7R465 g
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur

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              competitors

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D810

              Nikon D810

              Pro DSLR

              $2,419 - $2,997 body only

              $3,697 with 24-120mm lens

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony A7

              Sony A7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,098 - $1,698 body only

              $1,398 - $1,598 with 28-70mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
              Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay
              Nikon D750

              Nikon D750

              Pro DSLR

              $1,585 - $1,997 body only

              $2,125 - $2,697 with 24-120mm lens

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Pro DSLR

              $2,240 - $2,499 body only

              $2,935 - $3,099 with 24-105mm lens

              Screen size Has a significantly 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
              Focus points Has significantly more focus points
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weather sealed It's body is not weather sealed
              Sony Alpha 7R II

              Sony Alpha 7R II

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              Movie format Records very high quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,399 body only

              $1,799 with 24-105mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder Has higher quality type of viewfinder
              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

              $5,200 body only

              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              Weight Lighter
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Leica M-E Typ 220

              Leica M-E Typ 220

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $4,914 body only

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

              Sony A7R Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony A7S

              Sony A7S

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,947 - $2,498 body only

              $2,498 with 28-70mm lens

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
              True resolution Much lower true resolution
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Sony Alpha 7 II

              Sony Alpha 7 II

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $3,046 body only

              $3,346 with 28-70mm lens

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Size Larger

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