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Sony Alpha a7R

alaTest has collected and analyzed 438 reviews of Sony Alpha a7R. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and portability. The image quality and usability also get good views, but there are some mixed views about the energy efficiency and image stabilizer. There are some negative opinions about the memory and contrast.

performance, usability, image quality, portability, size

battery, flash, contrast, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Alpha a7R is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Alpha a7R

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Sony Alpha a7R from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the durability and sensor. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably. Opinions about the focus and reliability are mixed. There are some negative views about the contrast and battery.

performance, portability, image quality, sensor, durability

usability, screen, shutter, battery, contrast

96% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

May, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Alpha a7R

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 116 user reviews of Sony Alpha a7R from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size and image quality. The portability and usability also get good comments. Comments about the image stabilizer and color are different.

performance, usability, portability, image quality, size

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

May, 2020

Expert review by : DPReview Staff , Jeff Keller (dpreview.com)

Sony Alpha 7R Review

 

If there's one thing you can say about Sony's digital camera business, it's that they've experimented with many different concepts. From SLRs with dual autofocus systems and Translucent Mirror Technology to its NEX mirrorless line-up, Sony has gone...

Small, light, full-frame camera Excellent image quality when shooting Raw Solid build quality FE lenses are of superb quality, equal to the sensor's high resolution Compatible with a huge range of legacy 35mm camera lenses with no field-of-view crop...

Autofocus can be slow in low light Auto ISO tends to keep shutter speed at 1/FL sec, often resulting in soft images High-res sensor requires dedicated approach to shooting JPEG quality not as good as we'd like to see (less relevant for this camera's...

Sony's a7 and a7R made quite a splash, marking the first time mass-market mirrorless cameras took on full-frame SLRs. As the smallest and lightest 36.3MP camera on the market, the Sony a7R joins a pretty exclusive club, one that heretofore had only the...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Sony A7R: Looking sharp

 

This full-frame interchangeable-lens camera delivers some of the best image quality we've seen under $3,000.

delivers some of the best image quality we've seen for under $3,000 in a great shooting design and feature set.

Disappointing autofocus speed and battery life mar an otherwise lovely camera.

As long as you don't need fast autofocus or great burst shooting, the Sony Alpha ILCE-7R is great, compact alternative to entry-level full-frame cameras from Nikon and Canon.

Feb, 2014

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Sony Alpha A7R body only

 

The A7 incorporates the lower-resolution sensor in order to use Sony's hybrid autofocus system; Sony says that it couldn't put the phase-detection pixels on the 36-megapixel sensor for the A7R. If you need both resolving power and autofocus speed,...

Sony Alpha ILCE-7R delivers some of the best image quality we've seen for under $3,000 in a great shooting design and feature set.

Disappointing autofocus speed and battery life mar an otherwise lovely camera.

As long as you don't need fast autofocus or great burst shooting, the Sony Alpha ILCE-7R is great, compact alternative to entry-level full-frame cameras from Nikon and Canon.

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

Sony Alpha A7 and A7R review

 

Every once in a while, a product comes along that changes the dynamic of an entire industry. The iPhone did it in 2007, the Mustang did it in 1964, and Converse did it with the All Star sneaker way back in 1917. Now, Sony is poised to upend the camera...

Great image quality ; Compact size ; Solid build ; Lots of controls and buttons

Limited lens choices ; Loud shutter ; Poor battery life ; Slow autofocus

Sony does the supposedly impossible

Dec, 2013

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Sony Alpha 7R

 

The Sony Alpha 7R is a full-frame mirrorless camera with an amazing 36-megapixel image sensor. It's not quite as fast to shoot as its twin sibling, the Alpha 7, but its image quality earns it our Editors' Choice award.

Full-frame image sensor omits OLPF. 4fps burst shooting. Amazing high ISO performance for a high-resolution camera. Sharp, tilting rear LCD. Focus peaking. Excellent OLED EVF. Great control layout. Compact, dust and moisture-resistant body. Vertical...

Expensive. Loud shutter. Focus and burst shooting are slower than Alpha 7. Some color-shift issues with third-party wide-angle rangefinder lenses. No PC sync socket. No built-in flash. External battery charger not included. Native lens library is in...

The EVF is an OLED panel with a 2,359k-dot resolution, similar to the one found in the NEX-7 and other APS-C Sony mirrorless cameras. It's one of the best you'll find in a digital camera, although we give slight preference to the LCD EVF in the Olympus...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Josh Fate (steves-digicams.com)

Sony α7 and α7R

 

This review includes an analysis of both the Sony A7R and the A7.

Plethora of exposure options, including an accurate iAuto shooting mode ; Dedicated Video Capture Button is always ready to record ; Fast and accurate AF ; Amazing image quality ; Outstanding low-light performance ; High Res 3.0-inch LCD tilts for...

No built-in flash unit ; No Phase-Detection AF (a7R only) ; Single Memory card slot, instead of a dual card slot, important with 36-Megapixel images ; Battery life did not live up to expectations, due to the large amount of useful extra features ; High...

Sony has gone above and beyond with both the a7 and a7R, bringing Professional image quality and performance to a much more compact ILC. If the price does not scare you away, you will be thrilled with the performance and image quality from these...

Apr, 2014

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Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Sony A7R Review

 

The Sony A7R is the world's first 35mm full-frame compact system camera (along with the A7 that was launched at the same time) and is also officially the world's smallest, lightest interchangeable lens camera with a full-frame sensor. The Sony A7R has...

The Sony A7R is the most revolutionary camera of 2013, bringing 35mm full-frame, interchangeable lens shooting to the masses both in terms of cost and size. Importantly the A7R is also well-built, a pleasure to use and delivers outstanding image...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Sony A7R Review

 

The news you've been waiting for has arrived! The age of the fully-featured, full-frame mirrorless camera is finally here -- and boy, what a duo of cameras kickstart the revolution. The Sony A7R promises absolutely amazing image quality in a compact...

Incredibly small body for a fully-featured, full-frame camera; Resolution that rivals a medium-format camera; Excellent image quality even at very high sensitivities; Decent performance bearing in mind its extremely high resolution; Accepts existing...

Extreme resolution makes focus and lens quality critical; Modest performance; Loud shutter; Lacks hybrid autofocus of the A7; Mediocre battery life when using electronic viewfinder; Slow X-sync; Limited selection of native Sony FE lenses.

The news you've been waiting for has arrived! The age of the fully-featured, full-frame mirrorless camera is finally here -- and boy, what a duo of cameras kickstart the revolution. The Sony A7R promises absolutely amazing image quality in a compact...

Expert review by : Dan Havlik (pdngearguide.com)

Camera Review: Sony's Full-Frame Alpha A7R

 

Sony's high-resolution, full-frame camera is powerful enough to rival many high-end studio cameras.

A lightweight, compact interchangeable lens camera that produces image quality that matches big, bulky and more expensive studio cameras

Slow performance and svelte camera build may fail to impress

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Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Digitalcamera HQ (digitalcamera-hq.com)

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Sony's full frame mirrorless models have caused quite a stir. Can the a7R perform up to its price tag? And which is the better option, the a7 or the a7R?

Jun, 2014

Price comparison for Sony Alpha a7R

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Sony a7R II Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable...
World’s first Full-frame 5-axis in-body image stabilization optimized for 42.4MP full-frame, 4K movie...
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Stunning resolution: world’s first 61MP full frame 35 millimeter back illuminated Exmor R CMOS Image Sensor
$3,498.00 TO SHOP
Sony a7R II Alpha Full Frame Mirrorless Camera with...
Sony a7R II Alpha Camera - FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens (SEL2870) - 2x NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable...
$1,598.00 TO SHOP
Sony a7R III Mirrorless Camera: 42.4MP Full Frame...
INCREDIBLE DETAIL: Shoot high speed subjects at up to 10fps with continuous, accurate AF/AE tracking
$2,798.00 TO SHOP
Sony Alpha a7II Mirrorless Digital Camera - Body Only
World’s first 5-axis in-body image stabilization in a full-frame camera.
$898.00 TO SHOP
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Sony a7R II Alpha Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Body - 2x NP-FW50 Li-Ion Battery - AC-UUD11 AC Battery...
$1,398.00 TO SHOP
Sony VGC2EM Vertical Grip (Black)
Vertical handle for Sony ILCE-7M2, ILCE-7RM2, ILCE-7SM2 series
$348.00 TO SHOP
Sony a7 III (ILCE7M3K/B) Full-frame Mirrorless...
Advanced 24.2MP BSI Full-frame Image Sensor w/ 1.8X readout speed Advanced 24.2MP Back-Illuminated 35mm Full-frame Image Sensor
$2,198.00 TO SHOP
Sony Alpha a7II Mirrorless Digital Camera with 28...
BUNDLE INCLUDES: Sony Alpha a7II Mirrorless Digital Camera with 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens, Proline Tripod and...
$1,098.00 TO SHOP
Sony Alpha a7II Mirrorless Digital Camera with 28...
BUNDLE INCLUDES: Sony Alpha a7II Mirrorless Digital Camera with 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens, Photo Software...
$1,098.00 TO SHOP

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