• 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 36.4 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25600
  • $2298 Average Retail $2300 MSRP
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400
  • $1649 Average Retail $1700 MSRP

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Advantages

Sony A7R over Fujifilm X-T1

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • More pixels
    36.4 vs 16.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • 24p
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Lighter weight
    465g vs 771g
    Lighter weight
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Fujifilm X-T1 over Sony A7R

  • Fast startup
    1.40 vs 2.00 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Might improve live view and video AF performance
  • Less shutter lag
    0.144 vs 0.359 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)

Review Excerpt

  • 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 Alpha-mount and E-mount lenses, and can optionally crop to APS-C image circle.

  • 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.

  • Excellent image quality; Solid, weather-sealed body; Retro design that actually makes sense in a digital camera; Very low viewfinder lag for single-servo shooting; Fast burst shooting with great buffer depths; In-camera Wi-Fi connectivity

  • Exposure compensation dial is easily bumped; Four-way controller buttons are hard to press; Significant viewfinder lag for burst shooting; No raw files above ISO 6,400; Default settings strongly limit JPEG dynamic range

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm X-E1

Sony A7R
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $2298
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $818
  • APS-C
  • Internal flash
Fujifilm X-T1
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $1649
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup
  • $818
  • APS-C
  • 24p
  • Internal flash

Compared to Samsung Galaxy NX

Sony A7R
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $2298
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $1249
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
Fujifilm X-T1
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $1649
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1249
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • More pixels

Compared to Panasonic GX7

Sony A7R
Panasonic GX7
  • $2298
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • More pixels
  • $948
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Fujifilm X-T1
Panasonic GX7
  • $1649
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $948
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup

Compared to Sony A7

Sony A7R
Sony A7
  • $2298
  • 35mm
  • More pixels
  • Lighter weight
  • $1873
  • 35mm
  • Higher max flash sync
  • On-sensor phase detect
Fujifilm X-T1
Sony A7
  • $1649
  • APS-C
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Fast startup
  • $1873
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • More pixels

Compared to Olympus E-M10

Sony A7R
Olympus E-M10
  • $2298
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • More pixels
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Fujifilm X-T1
Olympus E-M10
  • $1649
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Touchscreen
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