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Sony a7R Overview
The Sony a7R was announced on October 16th, 2013 and packed a 36.4 megapixel sensor which at the time was the largest number of pixels ever crammed into an Alpha series camera.
Compared to the a7 the a7R is very similar especially the physical design, the main differences are the sensor and autofocus system.
The a7 features a 24 megapixel CMOS sensor behind a low-pass filter, while the a7R has a 36 megapixel CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter.
The a7 uses a Hybrid AF system with phase detection whereas the a7R uses contrast detection.
The a7 also features an electronic first curtain mode, which makes for a quieter shutter and reduces the potential for ‘shutter shock’, the a7R unfortunately does not include the electronic first curtain mode.
DPReview awarded this camera their Gold Award and concluded their in-depth review with the following:
When it comes to getting high image quality from a small, full-frame camera, the Sony a7R has it wrapped up. It’s worth the higher price and pairs well with Sony’s impressive FE lenses.DPReview
Despite its age you can still purchase the Sony a7R today and it will make a great camera for landscape or still photography.
Sony a7R Key Specs
- 36.4MP Full-Frame Exmor™ CMOS Sensor
- BIONZ X engine for superb detail and noise reduction
- ISO 50–25600
- Built-in Multi-Interface hot shoe
- 3-inch tilting LCD with 1.23 million dots (640×480, RGBW)
- XGA (1024×768) electronic viewfinder
- Continuous shooting up to 4 fps
- Full HD video recording at 1080/60p and 24p; uncompressed HDMI output
- Wi-Fi with NFC capability and downloadable apps
- 465g / 16.4 oz with battery and memory card
You can find the full Sony a7R details and specifications over on Sony’s product page.
Sony a7R FAQs
The Sony a7R was announced on October 16th, 2013 and first shipments started in December 2013.
SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo are supported in the single memory card slot.
Sony NP-FW50 lithium ion rechargeable battery.
Yes. The Sony a7R is a full-frame 35-mm camera.
Sony claim that the a7R is dust and moisture resistant, they don’t claim that it is fully waterproof and you should therefore use a rain cover if using the camera in wet weather or very dusty environments.
The Sony a7R has a 36.4 megapixel sensor.
If you shoot the a7R in APS-C mode then the maximum image size is 15 megapixels (4800×3200) pixels with an aspect ratio of 3:2.
407g / 14.36 oz (body only) / 465g / 16.40 oz (with battery and media)
Power cord, rechargeable battery (NP-FW50), AC adaptor (AC-UB10), shoulder strap, body cap, accessory shoe cap, eyepiece cup, micro USB cable.
The maximum fps (frames per second) for the mechanical shutter of the a7R is 4 fps.
No, the a7R Mark 1 does not feature a silent shooting mode. Silent shooting was only introduced beginning with the a7R II.
The maximum shutter speed is 1/8000 sec.
Yes. The a7R is a professional camera that sits in Sony’s Alpha Series of professional mirrorless cameras.