Sony A7 vs. A7R: Which Alpha is more alpha?


posted Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 1:26 PM EDT


When Sony announced the A7 and A7R, they captured the attention of many photographers. No longer did full-frame image quality mean a hulking a large DSLR (or a Leica-sized dent in your pocketbook); the glorious image quality of full-frame cameras could now be had for a fraction of the size and price as before. To be sure, the two cameras are not without their downsides (shooting speed and lens selection being two good examples), but they're both fantastic cameras. In fact, many photographers didn't ask themselves 'should I buy a mirrorless Alpha?' but rather, 'which mirrorless Alpha should I buy?' 

Based on the interest in these cameras and our own love for them, we thought we'd take a deep dive into their respective capabilities to render an opinion on the matchup. Ever wondered which of these cameras is the top dog? Curious to know which is the 'most alpha' Alpha? Head over to our Sony A7 vs. A7R comparison review to see how they stack up and find the right A7-Series camera for you.