71points

Sony Alpha 7R

66points

Sony Alpha 7S

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

Sony Alpha 7R
Sony Alpha 7S

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

  • 92 more focus points
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    117vs25
  • 2.98x more megapixels (main camera)
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    36.3MPvs12.2MP
  • 8 better image quality
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    95vs87
  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
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  • 24g lighter
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    465gvs489g
  • 7.11% better color depth
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    25.6bitsvs23.9bits
  • 6.82% wider dynamic range
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    14.1Evsvs13.2Evs
  • 309k dots higher resolution (screen)
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    1230k dotsvs921k dots

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

  • 16x higher maximum light sensitivity
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    409600 ISOvs25600 ISO
  • 40shots longer battery life
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    380shotsvs340shots
  • Weather-sealed (splashproof)
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  • 34.81% lower noise at high ISO
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    3702 ISOvs2746 ISO
  • Has phase-detection autofocus for videos
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  • Has manual gain
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Price comparison

Design

1.Has a flip-out screen
Sony Alpha 7R
Sony Alpha 7S
Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.
2.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Sony Alpha 7R
Sony Alpha 7S
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
3.weight

465g

489g

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.
4.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.
5.Has a hot shoe
Sony Alpha 7R
Sony Alpha 7S
A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.
6.screen resolution

1230k dots

921k dots

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.

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

25

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)

36.3MP

12.2MP

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

409600 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.has AF tracking
Sony Alpha 7R
Sony Alpha 7S
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.
6.Has phase-detection autofocus for photos
Sony Alpha 7R
Sony Alpha 7S
Phase-detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 60fps

2160 x 30fps

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 phase-detection autofocus for videos
Sony Alpha 7R
Sony Alpha 7S
A phase-detection autofocus system is faster than a contrast detection autofocus system. Even when recording scenes with a lot of fast movements, the videos are sharp and clear.
3.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Sony Alpha 7R
Sony Alpha 7S
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
4.has a 24p cinema mode
Sony Alpha 7R
Sony Alpha 7S
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
5.supports AVCHD format
Sony Alpha 7R
Sony Alpha 7S
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 7R
Sony Alpha 7S
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
2.has a microphone input
Sony Alpha 7R
Sony Alpha 7S
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
3.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Sony Alpha 7R
Sony Alpha 7S
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

Battery

1.Battery life (CIPA)

340shots

380shots

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 7R
Sony Alpha 7S
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Sony Alpha 7R
Sony Alpha 7S
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.has a battery level indicator
Sony Alpha 7R
Sony Alpha 7S
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Features

1.noise

2746 ISO

3702 ISO

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

95

87

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

25.6bits

23.9bits

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

14.1Evs

13.2Evs

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 7R
Sony Alpha 7S
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.

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