Sony Alpha A7R

  • Sony Alpha A7R
89
Based on 24 scores, 39 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    16
  • Good:
    8
  • Average:
    0
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Best image quality outside of medium format.
  • Full-frame sensor means no crop with any lenses.
  • Small body with good ergonomics and controls.

Cons:

  • AF lacks confidence in low light.
  • No built-in stabilization.

Expert reviews and ratings

By reviewed.com on 93

Qualms with its speed and focus abilities aside, the A7R is a fantastic camera worthy of all the praise it has been receiving. Though it has a significant Achilles heel in the form of action shooting, the extensive feature set, massive resolution, and...

By Digital Photography Review on 82

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...

By Trusted Reviews on 90

What is the Sony A7R? Until recently, the only way to get your hands on a system camera with a full-frame sensor was to buy a Leica M-system camera, a practice that typically involves remortgaging your house. By placing a 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor into...

By cnet on 80

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...

By T3 Magazine on 100

When the Sony A3000 DSLR was introduced late last year, it was the first Alpha model to feature the smaller E-mount that up until then had only been seen on its NEX compact system cameras (CSCs). At the time we wondered whether this meant the end of the...

By What Digital Camera on 90

In terms of its raw feature set, there's no arguing that the Alpha 7R pretty much outstrips every single other CSC on the market. The 36.4MP full frame sensor is more in keeping with a high-end DSLR than a CSC and it delivers resolution performance...

By ePHOTOzine on 90

The Sony Alpha A7R is a feature packed camera, with a high resolution 36 megapixel full-frame sensor, full HD video, built in Wi-Fi and NFC, and a high resolution electronic viewfinder as well as a tilting screen, all packed into a compact metal weather...

By Amateur Photographer on 87

Taking a high-resolution sensor and putting it in a small and lightweight camera body is certainly a recipe for success, and there are no CSCs that can currently match the resolution of the Alpha 7R. The nearest is Sonys own NEX-7 and even that is a...

By The Imaging Resource on 100

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...

By The Verge on 84

The A7s are the most advanced and expensive mirrorless cameras Sony has ever produced. They may look similar to the company's line of NEX cameras, but the A7s have one significant difference: a *much* larger image sensor. Bigger sensors simply produce...

By techradar.com/au/ on 90

Both the Sony A7 and the A7R are fantastic innovations. But for now, the system isn't quite complete enough. Although image quality is fantastic, it feels as if there are a few kinks that need to be ironed out, most importantly improved battery life,...

By PC Mag on 90

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...

By Pocket-lint on 80

To some the A7R's presence may baffle. A pricier and, in part, less featured A7 - what's the point? Well, our friends, this specialist kit is all about superior image quality. And it's here that the Alpha A7R really stands out. At low ISO...

By Digital Trends on 80

If you can afford – or find – either of these cameras, buy one. Year 2013 isn't over yet but the Sony Alpha A7 and A7R are prime candidates for DT's Cameras of The Year award. In fact, barring the release of a spectacular model from the majors in...

By PhotographyBLOG on 100

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 a...

By DigitalVersus on 80

The Sony Alpha 7R is an impeccably good camera that's not far from flawless. Picture quality is exceptionally good, the controls and lightweight build ensure first-rate handling, and the autofocus is fast in spite of the fact that it only uses a...

By Camera Labs on 89

For what's arguably a specialist camera, the Sony Alpha A7r appeals to a very broad group of photographers: those upgrading from a smaller format whether DSLR or mirrorless, those downsizing from a full-frame DSLR, those looking for an alternative to...

By ePHOTOzine on -

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 shook up the mirrorless and Digital SLR market when it was introduced last year in 2012, with a classic SLR styling, combined with the Micro Four Thirds system, and a Sony sensor, it set a new benchmark in the level of image quality...

By Pocket-lint on -

Not content with launching one full-frame compact system camera, Sony has gone and launched two. The Sony Alpha A7R joins the A7 model, but offers a significant push in resolution. That sensor houses 36 million pixels. Wowzers. But that's not all, the...

By ePHOTOzine on -

While Sony has a track record of producing excellent sensors, as used by themselves and many others, it will be interesting to see how well the current Sony E-mount lenses, and new Sony FE-mount lenses perform with these cameras. We can imagine that the...