Updated 25 Oct 2017

Sony

Alpha 7R (with 24-70mm lens)

Snapshot: The Sony Alpha 7R (with 24-70mm lens) compact system camera has an Full Frame CMOS sensor, can shoot full HD video, and has an electronic viewfinder. But how's the image quality?

Alpha 7R (with 24-70mm lens)
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$3195

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Test results

Overall score
70
Image quality
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Screen
?/10
Video quality
?/10

Good points

  • Good image quality.
  • Good screen.
  • Very good viewfinder.
  • Very good video quality.
  • Has a high resolution articulated monitor.
  • Can shoot full-HD video and manually focus.
  • Is water resistant.

But

  • Has no flash.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Image quality (40%): Unless otherwise stated the cameras are set to full automatic function – including exposure, white balance and focus – with maximum resolution and image quality setting in JPEG.
Ease of use (40%): An evaluation of the manual, viewfinder, monitor, data transfer, shutter delay, inserting/removing memory, changing settings, controls and batteries.
Screen (10%): A rating of image quality of the screen, and the difference between the height and width displayed and what is recorded on the final image.
Video quality (10%): A rating of the quality of short video clips.

Prices are from a June 2018 survey.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$3195

Specifications

Battery type
Lithium-ion
Megapixels (MP)
36
Sensor
Full Frame CMOS
ISO range
50 - 25600
Optical zoom
3
Aperture range
4.0 - 4.0
Zoom range
24 - 73
Shutter range
1/8000 - 30
Dimensions (cm)
137 x 62 x 95
Weight (g)
492
Depth (mm)
62

Features

Water resistant
Yes
Raw support
Yes
GPS tagging
No
PASM modes
Yes
Manual focus option
Yes

Monitor

Size (inches)
3
Monitor pixels
921,600
Touchscreen
No
Articulated monitor
Yes

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
Electronic
Viewfinder pixels
2,359,000

Video

Video
1920 x 1080
Microphone input
Yes

Memory

Memory card
SDHC, SDXC, MemoryStick Duo

Flash

Flash type
None
Connection for external flash
Yes

More info

Notes

Tested with a Sony Zeiss Vario-Tessar FE 1:4 24-70 mm ZA OSS T* lens. Optical zoom and closest focal distance varies, depending on the lens.

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