• 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 36.4 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25600
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25600

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Advantages

Sony A7R over Sony A6000

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.88 vs 3.92 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • 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 24.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Sony A6000 over Sony A7R

  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Might improve live view and video AF performance
  • Less shutter lag
    0.150 vs 0.359 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Faster RAW shooting
    2.1 fps vs 1.3 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in single-shot mode
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos and video
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    2.0 fps vs 1.2 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (single-shot mode)

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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.

  • Amazing image quality for the price; Blazing-fast hybrid autofocus; Swift burst shooting with generous buffer depths; Good battery life with LCD monitor; More compact than a DSLR; In-camera Wi-Fi wireless networking

  • Continuous autofocus can't match its burst rate; High-ISO JPEGs can look overprocessed; Sluggish startup performance; No touch-screen display; Wi-Fi can be a bit frustrating to use

The Competition

Compared to Sony A7

Sony A7R
Sony A7
  • $2025
  • 35mm
  • More pixels
  • Lighter weight
  • $1298
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • On-sensor phase detect
Sony A6000
Sony A7
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Lighter weight
  • Less shutter lag
  • $1298
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Fujifilm X-M1

Sony A7R
Fujifilm X-M1
  • $2025
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Lighter weight
  • Internal flash
Sony A6000
Fujifilm X-M1
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Sony NEX-5T

Sony A7R
Sony NEX-5T
  • $2025
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
Sony A6000
Sony NEX-5T
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Fujifilm X-A1

Sony A7R
Fujifilm X-A1
  • $2025
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $483
  • APS-C
  • Lighter weight
  • Internal flash
Sony A6000
Fujifilm X-A1
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $483
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Sony A5000

Sony A7R
Sony A5000
  • $2025
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $298
  • APS-C
  • Internal flash
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
Sony A6000
Sony A5000
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $298
  • APS-C
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