64points

Sony Alpha 7

71points

Sony Alpha 7R

Sony Alpha 7
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Sony Alpha 7R
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Sony Alpha 7 vs Sony Alpha 7R

Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha 7R

Why is Sony Alpha 7 better than Sony Alpha 7R?

  • 25% faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
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    5fpsvs4fps
  • 0.71% wider dynamic range
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    14.2Evsvs14.1Evs
  • 50 more lenses available
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    71vs21

Why is Sony Alpha 7R better than Sony Alpha 7?

  • 49.38% more megapixels (main camera)
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    36.3MPvs24.3MP
  • 22.15% lower noise at high ISO
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    2746 ISOvs2248 ISO
  • 5 better image quality
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    95vs90
  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
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  • 9g lighter
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    465gvs474g
  • 3.23% better color depth
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    25.6bitsvs24.8bits
  • Has sensor shift stabilization
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  • 20.95% less body volume
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    573.02cm³vs573.024cm³

Price comparison

Sony Alpha 7

Buy used:

$379.99

ProductStorePrice
Sony Alpha 7 aliexpressUSED Sony 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Compact Sup...USED Sony 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Compact Super Telephoto Zoom Lens for Sony Alpha Digital SLR Camera
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$125.40
Sony Alpha 7 walmartDie Sony Alpha 7 III - eBook
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$30.99

Sony Alpha 7R

ProductStorePrice
Sony Alpha 7R AmazonSony a7R II Full-Frame Mirrorless Interc...Sony a7R II Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera, Body Only (Black) (ILCE7RM2/B), Base, Base
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$1,798.00
Sony Alpha 7R AmazonSony α7R IV Full-frame Mirrorless Interc...Sony α7R IV Full-frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera (ILCE7RM4/B)
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$3,498.00
Sony Alpha 7R AmazonSony a7R III Mirrorless Camera: 42.4MP F...Sony a7R III Mirrorless Camera: 42.4MP Full Frame High Resolution Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with Front End LSI Image Processor, 4K HDR Video and 3" LCD Screen - ILCE7RM3/B Body, Black
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$2,798.00
Sony Alpha 7R AmazonSony a7 III (ILCE7M3K/B) Full-frame Mirr...Sony a7 III (ILCE7M3K/B) Full-frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera with 28-70mm Lens with 3-Inch LCD, Black
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$2,198.00
Sony Alpha 7R AmazonSony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Came...Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera 24.3MP SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD (Black) w/16-50mm Power Zoom Lens
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$595.00
Sony Alpha 7R AmazonSony a9 II Mirrorless Camera: 24.2MP Ful...Sony a9 II Mirrorless Camera: 24.2MP Full Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with Vertical Grip for Sony Alpha 7R IV - VG-C4EM
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$4,896.00
Sony Alpha 7R AmazonSony Alpha a7II Digital Camera with FE 2...Sony Alpha a7II Digital Camera with FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens - Bundle with Camera Case, 32GB Class 10 SDHC Card, Filter Kit (UV/CPL/ND2), Clean Kit, SD Card Reader, Card Wallet
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$1,598.00
Sony Alpha 7R AmazonSony Alpha 7 II E-mount interchangeable ...Sony Alpha 7 II E-mount interchangeable lens mirrorless camera with full frame sensor
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$1,398.00
Sony Alpha 7R AmazonSony Alpha a6400 Mirrorless Camera: Comp...Sony Alpha a6400 Mirrorless Camera: Compact APS-C Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with Real-Time Eye Auto Focus, 4K Video, Flip Screen & 16-50mm Lens - E Mount Compatible Cameras - ILCE-6400L/B
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$998.00

Design

1.Has a flip-out screen
Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha 7R
Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.
2.weight

474g

465g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
3.viewfinder coverage

100%

100%

With 100% coverage, you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage, you may have to crop your photos afterward to get them looking perfect.
4.Has a hot shoe
Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha 7R
A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.
5.resolution

1358 x 906px

1358 x 906px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
6.pixel density

544ppi

544ppi

Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.

Optics

1.sensor size

35.8 x 23.9mm

35.8 x 23.9mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
2.focus points

117

117

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
3.megapixels (main camera)

24.3MP

36.3MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
4.maximum light sensitivity

25600 ISO

25600 ISO

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
5.continuous shooting at high resolution

5fps

4fps

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
6.has AF tracking
Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha 7R
With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 60fps

1080 x 60fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
2.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha 7R
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
3.has a 24p cinema mode
Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha 7R
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
4.supports AVCHD format
Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha 7R
AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha 7R
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
2.has a microphone input
Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha 7R
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
3.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha 7R
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

Battery

1.Battery life (CIPA)

340shots

340shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
2.has a removable battery
Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha 7R
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha 7R
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.has a battery level indicator
Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha 7R
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Features

1.noise

2248 ISO

2746 ISO

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
2.image quality

90

95

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
3.supports Wi-Fi
Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha 7R
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
4.color depth

24.8bits

25.6bits

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
5.dynamic range

14.2Evs

14.1Evs

The better the dynamic range the system captures a wider number of values from dark to light leading to more details in low and highlights. Source: DxOMark.
6.has an external memory slot
Sony Alpha 7
Sony Alpha 7R
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.

Price comparison

Sony Alpha 7

Buy used:

$379.99

ProductStorePrice
Sony Alpha 7 aliexpressUSED Sony 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Compact Sup...USED Sony 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Compact Super Telephoto Zoom Lens for Sony Alpha Digital SLR Camera
aliexpress logo
$125.40
Sony Alpha 7 walmartDie Sony Alpha 7 III - eBook
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$30.99

Sony Alpha 7R

ProductStorePrice
Sony Alpha 7R AmazonSony a7R II Full-Frame Mirrorless Interc...Sony a7R II Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera, Body Only (Black) (ILCE7RM2/B), Base, Base
Amazon logo
$1,798.00
Sony Alpha 7R AmazonSony α7R IV Full-frame Mirrorless Interc...Sony α7R IV Full-frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera (ILCE7RM4/B)
Amazon logo
$3,498.00
Sony Alpha 7R AmazonSony a7R III Mirrorless Camera: 42.4MP F...Sony a7R III Mirrorless Camera: 42.4MP Full Frame High Resolution Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with Front End LSI Image Processor, 4K HDR Video and 3" LCD Screen - ILCE7RM3/B Body, Black
Amazon logo
$2,798.00
Sony Alpha 7R AmazonSony a7 III (ILCE7M3K/B) Full-frame Mirr...Sony a7 III (ILCE7M3K/B) Full-frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera with 28-70mm Lens with 3-Inch LCD, Black
Amazon logo
$2,198.00
Sony Alpha 7R AmazonSony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Came...Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera 24.3MP SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD (Black) w/16-50mm Power Zoom Lens
Amazon logo
$595.00
Sony Alpha 7R AmazonSony a9 II Mirrorless Camera: 24.2MP Ful...Sony a9 II Mirrorless Camera: 24.2MP Full Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with Vertical Grip for Sony Alpha 7R IV - VG-C4EM
Amazon logo
$4,896.00
Sony Alpha 7R AmazonSony Alpha a7II Digital Camera with FE 2...Sony Alpha a7II Digital Camera with FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens - Bundle with Camera Case, 32GB Class 10 SDHC Card, Filter Kit (UV/CPL/ND2), Clean Kit, SD Card Reader, Card Wallet
Amazon logo
$1,598.00
Sony Alpha 7R AmazonSony Alpha 7 II E-mount interchangeable ...Sony Alpha 7 II E-mount interchangeable lens mirrorless camera with full frame sensor
Amazon logo
$1,398.00
Sony Alpha 7R AmazonSony Alpha a6400 Mirrorless Camera: Comp...Sony Alpha a6400 Mirrorless Camera: Compact APS-C Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with Real-Time Eye Auto Focus, 4K Video, Flip Screen & 16-50mm Lens - E Mount Compatible Cameras - ILCE-6400L/B
Amazon logo
$998.00

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