• 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 36.4 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25600
  • $2115 Average Retail $2300 MSRP
  • APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • $700 MSRP

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Advantages

Sony A7R over Samsung NX1000

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs rear LCD only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 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
  • Newer
    8 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Less shutter lag
    0.359 vs 0.598 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 20 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (single-shot mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    1.3 fps vs 0.8 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in single-shot mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 4 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (single-shot mode)
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    1.2 fps vs 0.7 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (single-shot mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Samsung NX1000 over Sony A7R

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 Sony NEX-5R

Sony A7R
Sony NEX-5R
  • $2115
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $588
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
Samsung NX1000
Sony NEX-5R
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • More pixels
  • $588
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection

Compared to Sony NEX-3N

Sony A7R
Sony NEX-3N
  • $2115
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $383
  • APS-C
  • Internal flash
Samsung NX1000
Sony NEX-3N
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Wi-Fi
  • More pixels
  • $383
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection

Compared to Samsung NX1100

Sony A7R
Samsung NX1100
  • $2115
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $432
  • APS-C
Samsung NX1000
Samsung NX1100
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • $432
  • APS-C
  • Newer

Compared to Sony NEX-5T

Sony A7R
Sony NEX-5T
  • $2115
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $486
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
Samsung NX1000
Sony NEX-5T
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • More pixels
  • $486
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection

Compared to Sony A5000

Sony A7R
Sony A5000
  • $2115
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $529
  • APS-C
  • Internal flash
Samsung NX1000
Sony A5000
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • High-res screen
  • Hot shoe
  • $529
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
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