• 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 36.4 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 357.3mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000

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Advantages

Sony A7R over Sony A5000

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • External Mic Jack
    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 154k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • More pixels
    36.4 vs 20.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • 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 A5000 over Sony A7R

  • Longer battery life
    420 vs 340 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Thinner
    35 mm vs 48 mm
    Thinner
  • 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

User reviews

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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.

The Competition

Compared to Sony A7

Sony A7R
Sony A7
  • $1961
  • 35mm
  • More pixels
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
  • $989
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • On-sensor phase detect
Sony A5000
Sony A7
  • $394
  • APS-C
  • Longer battery life
  • Thinner
  • $989
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Samsung NX1000

Sony A7R
Samsung NX1000
  • $1961
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $400
  • APS-C
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
Sony A5000
Samsung NX1000
  • $394
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $400
  • APS-C
  • Higher-res screen
  • Hot shoe

Compared to Samsung NX1100

Sony A7R
Samsung NX1100
  • $1961
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
Sony A5000
Samsung NX1100
  • $394
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Higher-res screen
  • Hot shoe

Compared to Sony NEX-5T

Sony A7R
Sony NEX-5T
  • $1961
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $296
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
Sony A5000
Sony NEX-5T
  • $394
  • APS-C
  • Longer battery life
  • More pixels
  • $296
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Fujifilm X-A1

Sony A7R
Fujifilm X-A1
  • $1961
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $482
  • APS-C
  • Lighter weight
  • Internal flash
Sony A5000
Fujifilm X-A1
  • $394
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Longer battery life
  • $482
  • APS-C
  • Higher-res screen
  • Hot shoe
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