• 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 36.4 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25600
  • $2220 Average Retail $2300 MSRP
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25600
  • $1237 Average Retail $1400 MSRP

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Advantages

Sony A7R over Samsung Galaxy NX

  • Lens selection
    Good vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Fast startup
    2.00 vs 2.70 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • External Mic
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • More pixels
    36.4 vs 20.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Lighter weight
    465g vs 718g
    Lighter weight
  • Faster RAW shooting
    1.3 fps vs 0.8 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in single-shot mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 20 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (single-shot mode)
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Samsung Galaxy NX over Sony A7R

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Love or hate them, they can be useful
  • GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Might improve live view and video AF performance
  • Thinner
    25 mm vs 48 mm
    Thinner
  • High-res screen
    2765k vs 922k dots
    Better screen fidelity makes you a better photographer
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos and video

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.

The Competition

Compared to Canon EOS M

Sony A7R
Canon EOS M
  • $2220
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $494
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
Samsung Galaxy NX
Canon EOS M
  • $1237
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $494
  • APS-C
  • External Mic
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Sony NEX-5R

Sony A7R
Sony NEX-5R
  • $2220
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
Samsung Galaxy NX
Sony NEX-5R
  • $1237
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • GPS
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Panasonic GX7

Sony A7R
Panasonic GX7
  • $2220
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • External Mic
  • $848
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Samsung Galaxy NX
Panasonic GX7
  • $1237
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • GPS
  • $848
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Olympus E-M10

Sony A7R
Olympus E-M10
  • $2220
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • 60p
  • $784
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Samsung Galaxy NX
Olympus E-M10
  • $1237
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • GPS
  • $784
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Sony A6000

Sony A7R
Sony A6000
  • $2220
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • External Mic
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Less shutter lag
Samsung Galaxy NX
Sony A6000
  • $1237
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • GPS
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
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