Sony Alpha 7R (A7R) Review - The Sony Alpha 7R joins the Alpha 7 as the first CSC to feature a full frame sensor, differing from its sister camera through a higher resolution. Does it impress as much as its partner? Read the full WDC review to find out

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Sony Alpha 7R (A7R)

Overall score:90%
Image Quality:95%


  • Fantastic image quality; High-end resolution; Solid video specification; Robust build


  • AF performance not as strong as Alpha 7; Currently a limited native lens line-up


Sony Alpha 7R (A7R) Review


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Sony Alpha 7R (A7R) Review – Sample Image Gallery

These are just a small selection of images captured with the Sony Alpha 7R. For a wider range of images, including a full range of ISO shots of the WDC diorama, visit the Sony Alpha 7R review sample image gallery.


ISO:100 – 25,600
White Balance:Auto, 9 preset, Custom
Built-in Flash:No
Memory Card:SD, SDHC, SDXC, MS Pro Duo
Exposure Comp:+/- 5.0EV in 1/3 and 1/2EV steps
Compression:Extra fine; Fine; Standard
Cable Release:Optional
Viewfinder Type:EVF
PC Socket:No
Output Size:7360 x 4912
LCD:3in, 921k-dot TFT LCD
Field of View:100%
Colour Temp Control:2500 – 9900K
AF Points:25
White Balance Bracket:Yes; 3 exposures
Lens Mount:E-Mount
Sensor:36MP Full-frame CMOS
Max Flash Sync:1/250 sec
Focal Length Mag:1x
DoF Prview:Yes
Dust Reduction:Yes
Built-in Image Stabilisation:No, lens based
Metering System:1200-zone evaluative, centre-weighted, spot
Movie Mode:1920 x 1080 @ 60 / 25p
Exposure Modes:PASM, Auto, Scene, Panorama
Live Mode:Yes
Connectivity:USB 2, HDMI
Power:Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
File Format:Raw, JPEG, Raw + JPEG
Shutter Speeds:30 – 1/8000 sec
Focusing Modes:Single-shot AF, Continuous AF, Direct Manual Focus, Manual Focus
Dimensions:127 x 94 x 48mm
Drive Mode:4fps
Colour Space:sRGB, Adobe RGB
  1. 1. Sony Alpha 7R (A7R) Review – Features
  2. 2. Sony Alpha 7R (A7R) Review - Design
  3. 3. Sony Alpha 7R (A7R) Review - Performance
  4. 4. Sony Alpha 7R (A7R) Review - Image Quality
  5. 5. Sony Alpha 7R (A7R) Review - Verdict
  6. 6. Sony Alpha 7R (A7R) Review - Sample Image Gallery
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