• 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 36.4 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 1.5 inch 233.8mm2
  • 13.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Sony Alpha ILCE-A7R
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Predecessor:   Canon G1X
G1X vs G1X Mark II
Successor: Sony A7R II
A7R vs A7R II
Canon G1X Mark III
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General
Model Number: A7R G1X Mark II
Alternate Model Number(s): ILCE-7R  
Camera Format: Compact System Camera Mid-Sized
Currently Manufactured: Yes No
Retail Price: $2299.99 $799.99
Street Price: $1,799.00 $599.00
Date Available: 2013-12-07 2014-04-30
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 16.4 oz (465 g)
includes batteries
19.9 oz (563 g)
includes batteries
Size: 5.0 x 3.7 x 1.9 in.
(127 x 94 x 48 mm)
4.6 x 2.9 x 2.6 in.
(116 x 74 x 66 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony  
Effective Megapixels: 36.4 13.1
Sensor Format: 35mm 1.5 inch
Sensor size: 861.6mm2 (35.90mm x 24.00mm) 233.75mm2 (18.70mm x 12.50mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.88 microns 4.30 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.0x n/a
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2, 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: None Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 95 58
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 25.6 21.5
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 14.1 10.8
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 2,746 581
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 7360 x 4912 (36.2 MP, 3:2),
4800 x 3200 (15.4 MP, 3:2),
3680 x 2456 (9.0 MP, 3:2),
4800 x 3200 (15.4 MP, 3:2),
3680 x 2456 (9.0 MP, 3:2),
2400 x 1600 (3.8 MP, 3:2),
7360 x 4144 (30.5 MP, 16:9),
4800 x 2704 (13.0 MP, 16:9),
3680 x 2072 (7.6 MP, 16:9),
4800 x 3200 (15.4 MP, 3:2),
3680 x 2456 (9.0 MP, 3:2),
2400 x 1600 (3.8 MP, 3:2),
12416 x 1856 (23.0 MP, Other),
8192 x 1856 (15.2 MP, Other),
2160 x 5536 (12.0 MP, Other),
2160 x 3872 (8.4 MP, Other)
4160 x 3120 (13.0 MP, 4:3),
4352 x 2904 (12.6 MP, 3:2),
4352 x 2448 (10.7 MP, 16:9),
3120 x 3120 (9.7 MP, 1:1),
2496 x 3120 (7.8 MP, Other),
3072 x 2304 (7.1 MP, 4:3),
3072 x 2048 (6.3 MP, 3:2),
3072 x 1728 (5.3 MP, 16:9),
2304 x 2304 (5.3 MP, 1:1),
1840 x 2304 (4.2 MP, Other),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1368 (2.8 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1536 x 1536 (2.4 MP, 1:1),
1232 x 1536 (1.9 MP, Other),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
640 x 424 (0.3 MP, Other),
640 x 360 (0.2 MP, 16:9),
480 x 480 (0.2 MP, 1:1),
384 x 480 (0.2 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG, RAW (14-bit ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.3), 14-bit RAW (.CR2), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 4.0 5.3
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60p(28Mbps)/​60i(24/​17Mbps)/​24p(24/​17Mbps))
1440x1080 (30p(12Mbps))
640x480 (30p(3Mbps))
1920x1080 (30p)
1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
Movie File Format: AVCHD 2.0 / MP4; Audio: Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, stereo MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: Stereo Linear PCM)
Composite Video Out: No Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Sony E n/a
Lens: n/a Canon Zoom Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):   24 - 120mm
Focal Length (actual):   12.5 - 62.5mm
Zoom Ratio:   5.00x
Aperture Range:   f/2.0 (W) / f3.9 (T) - f/16, with 9-blade aperture
Integrated ND Filter: No Yes
Normal Focus Range:   5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x; up to 2x Clear Image Digital Zoom Up to 4x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast-detect AF: Multi Point (25 points) / Center-weighted / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Zone Contrast Detect AF with Face Detection; 31-point AiAF, 1-point (center for face select and track)
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF / LCD No / LCD
Viewfinder Type: EVF: 1.3cm (0.5-inch) 2.4M-dot XGA color OLED, 100% coverage, 0.71x magnification, -4.0 to +3.0 diopter, eye sensor Optional EVF available.
Focus Peaking: Yes Yes
EVF Resolution: 2,359,296 dots (786,432 pixels) n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.71x  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.71x  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 921,600 dots (307,200 px) 1,040,000 dots (345,600 px)
Touchscreen: No Yes
Articulating Screen: Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No Yes
Max Playback Zoom: 23.0x  
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 25600 12800
Minimum ISO (native): 100 100
ISO Settings: Auto (100-6400), ISO 100 - 25600; Low extention to ISO 50; up to 51200 in MFNR mode Auto, 100 to 12800 in 1/3 EV steps
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (4 settings), Flash, Custom, Color Temp./ Filter (2500-9900K with 15-step Magenta/Green compensation), Underwater Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom 1/2, Underwater
Shutter Speed Range: 1/8000 - 30 sec 1/4000 - 60 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 1200-zone Evaluative Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot, Face Detect AE
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Scene Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur; Sweep Panorama; HDR: Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1-6 EV at 1.0 EV step), Scene Modes: Portrait, Smart Shutter, Star, Handheld Night Scene, Underwater, Snow, Fireworks; Filters: High Dynamic Range, Nostalgic, Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Background Defocus, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect
Self Timer: 2 or 10; 3/5 shots after 10 seconds 1 - 30 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: No Yes
Flash Modes: Flash off, Auto flash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Hi-speed Sync, Wireless; Red-eye reduction: On/Off Auto, Auto w/Red-eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On w/Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off; FE lock, Safety FE, Slow Synchro, Second-curtain synchro
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: n/a Auto ISO: 1.6 - 22 ft. (W), 4.6 - 11 ft. (T) / (50cm - 6.8m (W), 1.4 - 3.5m (T))
Max Flash Sync: 1/160  
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Multi Interface Hot shoe Hot-Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW (14-bit ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG 14-bit RAW (.CR2), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: AVCHD 2.0 / MP4; Audio: Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, stereo MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: Stereo Linear PCM)
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes Yes
NFC: Yes Yes
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: Yes No
Headphone Jack: Yes No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: No Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional via RM-VPR1, USB or Wi-Fi Optional RS-60E3 wired release, and via Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): Multi-Terminal Micro USB (with remote support), Type-D Micro HDMI, Microphone and Headphone jacks Micro HDMI, remote jack (for optional RS60-E3 wired remote switch)
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.84 1.01
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.79 1.14
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): Unlimited Unlimited
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 0.84 1.24
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 4.0 5.3
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 15 Unlimited
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 4.0 1.5
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 15 Unlimited
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 4.0 1.3
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 14 Unlimited
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.36 seconds 0.21 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):   0.37 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.261 seconds 0.238 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):   1.03 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.163 seconds 0.091 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes): Full Autofocus lag, Multi-area AF mode = 0.362s Fill AF shutter lag, Auto-area mode = 0.422s
Startup Time: 2.0 seconds 2.0 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.9 seconds 1.5 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power:   3.2 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 340 shots 240 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 270 shots  
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary Proprietary NB-12L
Usable Battery Types: NP-FW50 Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-FW50 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary NB-12L Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: No Yes
Internal Charging Supported: Yes No
Software
Included Software: Image Data Converter 4, PlayMemories Home Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
OS Compatibility: Windows Vista/7/8; Mac OS X 10.6 or later. (PlayMemories Home is Windows only.) Windows Vista/7/8, Mac OS
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: World's smallest, lightest, fully-featured interchangeable lens full-frame camera (along with Sony A7); No OLPF; Compatible with Sony's E-mount lens system and new full-frame lenses. 12.8MP 1.5-inch CMOS sensor, f/2.-3.9 5x zoom, DIGIC 6 processor, 1080p60 Full HD video, Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC. Optional EVF and grip available.