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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 Sony A7

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Sensor size
Large sensor
Full frame 35.8x23.9mm
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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Advantages of the Sony A7

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Autofocus Faster video autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Shoot videos without worrying about focus
Focus points Significantly more focus points 117 vs 25
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Set focus accurately within the frame
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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 2,248 ISO
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The A7R has a slight edge (0.3 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
True resolution Much higher true resolution 36.2 MP vs 24 MP
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Capture more than 50% more detail in your photos
Overall image quality Better image quality 95.0 vs 90.0
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Around 10% better image quality
Color depth Better color depth 25.6 bits vs 24.8 bits
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Distinguishes 0.8 more bits of color
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        similarities

        Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Low light performance Very low noise at high ISO Help
        A7:2,248 ISO
        A7R:2,746 ISO
        Overall image quality Extremely good image quality Help
        A7:90.0
        A7R:95.0
        Sensor size Very large sensors Help
        A7:Full frame 35.8x23.9mm
        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 Both have digital viewfinders Help
        Digital
        Dynamic range Good dynamic range Help
        A7:14.2 EV
        A7R:14.1 EV
        External mic jack You can plug a microphone into both of these Help
        Record higher quality audio with a microphone
        True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
        A7:24 MP
        A7R:36.2 MP
        Color depth Good color depth Help
        A7:24.8 bits
        A7R:25.6 bits
        Supports 24p 24p support Help
        For that film look
        Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
        Great for movies
        Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
        Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
        HDR In-camera HDR Help
        Combines multiple exposures
        Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
        Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
        Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensors Help
        Avoids dust in your photos
        External flash Each supports an external flash Help
        Better lighting
        Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
        1/8000 of a second
        Built-in flash No built-in flash Help
        Professional
        Weight Heavy Help
        A7:474 g
        A7R:465 g
        Size Large Help
        Standard size 127x94x48 mm
        Lens availability Few lenses available Help
        4 lenses
        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 Alpha A6000

        Sony Alpha A6000

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $598 body only

        $748 with 16-50mm lens

        Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
        Lens availability Slightly more lenses available
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Sensor size Has a much smaller sensor
        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
        Canon EOS 6D

        Canon EOS 6D

        Pro DSLR

        $1,899 body only

        $1,899 - $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
        Fujifilm X-T1

        Fujifilm X-T1

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $1,289 - $1,299 body only

        $1,698 - $1,699 with 18-55mm lens

        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Sensor size Has a much smaller sensor
        Nikon D610

        Nikon D610

        Pro DSLR

        $1,897 body only

        $2,397 - $2,400 with 24-85mm lens

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Viewfinder Has higher quality type of viewfinder
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Thickness Is thicker
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $1,698 - $2,200 body only

        $3,100 - $3,387 with 35-100mm lens

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Nikon D800

        Nikon D800

        Pro DSLR

        $3,297 body only

        $4,197 with 28-300mm lens

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Viewfinder Has higher quality type of viewfinder
        Lowest price Is much more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker

        Sony A7 Competitors

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        Sony A7R Competitors

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        Disadvantages

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

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