• 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 36.4 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25600
  • APS-C 357.3mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16000

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Advantages

Sony A7R over Sony A3000

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 60p
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • External Mic
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 77k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Thinner
    48 mm vs 84 mm
    Thinner
  • More pixels
    36.4 vs 20.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 16000 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Sony A3000 over Sony A7R

  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos and video

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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.

  • Absolutely incredible value; Includes a stabilized kit lens; More versatile than a fixed-lens bridge camera; Comfortable body with good ergonomics; Great image quality; Good autofocus performance; Decent battery life.

  • Feels a bit plasticky; Slow burst shooting with limited buffer; Sluggish to power on or switch modes; Low-res EVF and LCD monitor; Can't review images using EVF; No video output; Weak flash; Battery charges in-camera.

The Competition

Compared to Sony A7

Sony A7R
Sony A7
  • $2098
  • 35mm
  • More pixels
  • Lighter weight
  • $1298
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • On-sensor phase detect
Sony A3000
Sony A7
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Internal flash
  • Kit lens zoom ratio
  • $1298
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Canon EOS M

Sony A7R
Canon EOS M
  • $2098
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $349
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
Sony A3000
Canon EOS M
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $349
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Panasonic G6

Sony A7R
Panasonic G6
  • $2098
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $531
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Touchscreen
Sony A3000
Panasonic G6
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • More pixels
  • $531
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Panasonic GX7

Sony A7R
Panasonic GX7
  • $2098
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Sony A3000
Panasonic GX7
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • More pixels
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Olympus E-M10

Sony A7R
Olympus E-M10
  • $2098
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $599
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Sony A3000
Olympus E-M10
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • More pixels
  • $599
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
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