Sony A7 vs A7r Specs Comparison Table

Sony A7 and A7r specs comparison table is now available and can be seen below. Sony’s full-frame mirrorless cameras A7 and A7r are selling very well (especially A7r) and they have already become the the world’s smallest, lightweight interchangeable lens camera system.

So what is the difference between the A7 and the A7R and which one should we pick? Sony A7R full frame mirrorless camera has 36.4MP high-resolution pixel count on sensor and need a lens that can resolve as much detail as possible and mostly used for landscape and architecture photography.


Sony A7 vs A7R Specification Comparison Table

Sony A7 vs A7R comparison based on specifications can be seen below. If you are a standart user and want to go mirrorless full frame for everyday photography than you should go for the Sony A7. Sony targets the A7 full frame camera for everyday photography, portrait, street and event photography, while the A7R is a camera mostly used for landscape and architecture photography.

For users will pick the A7R, they need to know that high-resolution capabilities are more important than autofocus speed and flash sync speed for them.

Feature Sony A7 Sony A7R
Sensor Resolution 24.3 Million 36.4 Million
AA Filter Yes No
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Size 35.8 x 23.9mm 35.9 x 24.0mm
Sensor Pixel Size 5.96µ 4.87µ
Dust Reduction / Sensor Cleaning Yes Yes
Image Size 6000 x 4000 7360 x 4912
Image Processor BIONZ X BIONZ X
Viewfinder Electronic / EVF Electronic / EVF
Viewfinder Type / Resolution XGA OLED / 2,359,296 dots XGA OLED / 2,359,296 dots
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100%
Built-in Flash No No
Flash Sync Speed 1/250 1/160
Storage Media 1x SD 1x SD
Continuous Shooting Speed 2.5 FPS, 5 FPS in Speed Priority Mode 1.5 FPS, 4 FPS in Speed Priority Mode
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 to 30 sec, Bulb 1/8000 to 30 sec, Bulb
Electronic Front Curtain Shutter Yes, On / Off No
Exposure Metering Sensor 1200-Zone Evaluative Metering 1200-Zone Evaluative Metering
Base ISO ISO 100 ISO 100
Native ISO Sensitivity ISO 100-6,400 ISO 100-6,400
Boosted ISO Sensitivity ISO 12,800-25,600 ISO 12,800-25,600
Autofocus System Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF / contrast-dection AF) Contrast-detection AF
Focus Points 117 points (phase-detection AF), 25 points (contrast-detection AF) 25 points (contrast-detection AF)
AF Predictive Control Yes No
Video Capability Yes Yes
Video Output AVCHD / MP4 Compression, Uncompressed via HDMI AVCHD / MP4 Compression, Uncompressed via HDMI
Video Maximum Resolution 1920×1080 (1080p) @ 60p, 60i, 50p, 50i, 25p, 24p 1920×1080 (1080p) @ 60p, 60i, 50p, 50i, 25p, 24p
Audio Recording Built-in stereo microphone
External stereo microphone (optional)
Built-in stereo microphone
External stereo microphone (optional)
Articulating LCD Yes Yes
LCD Size 3.0″ diagonal TFT-LCD 3.0″ diagonal TFT-LCD
LCD Resolution 921,600 dots 921,600 Dots
HDR Support Yes Yes
Built-in GPS No No
Wi-Fi Functionality Built-in Built-in
NFC Yes Yes
Battery NP-FW50 Rechargeable Battery NP-FW50 Rechargeable Battery
Weather Sealed Body Yes, Dust and Moisture Resistant Yes, Dust and Moisture Resistant
USB Version 2.0 2.0
Weight (Body Only) 474g with battery and memory card 465g with battery and memory card
Dimensions 126.9 x 94.4 x 48.2mm 126.9 x 94.4 x 48.2mm
MSRP Price $1,698.00 $2,298.00

Sony A7 and A7r Price and Availability

Sony A7 full frame mirrorless interchangeable lens camera body only price is $1,698.00. Sony Alpha A7 Mirrorless Digital Camera with FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS lens price is $1,998.

Sony A7r full frame mirrorless interchangeable lens camera body only price is $2,298.00Sony A7 and A7r will start shipping from December 1, 2013.

Below you can find the new Sony camera and lens prices with the availability in popular camera stores.

Dedicated Amazon page for Sony A7 and A7r
Sony A7 Body Only Amazon | Adorama |ebay
Sony A7 w/ FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS lens Amazon | Adorama |ebay
Sony A7R Body Only Amazon | Adorama |ebay
Sony RX10 Digital Camera Amazon | Adorama |ebay
Sony 24-70mm f/2.8  Lens Amazon | Adorama |ebay
Sony Sonnar T* FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA Lens Amazon | Adorama |ebay
Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Lens Amazon | Adorama |ebay
Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 G-Series II Lens Amazon | Adorama |ebay
Sony LAEA3 Tripod Camera Mount Adapter Amazon | Adorama |ebay
Sony LAEA4 Tripod Camera Mount Adapter Amazon | ebay
Sony VGC1EM Digital Camera Battery Grips Amazon | ebay