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SONY Alpha a7R ILCE-7R/B Black 36.4 MP 3.0" LCD Interchangeable Lens Camera - Body

  • 36.4MP Full Frame Exmor CMOS Sensor
  • No Optical Low-Pass Filter
  • Gapless On-Chip Lens Design
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • Direct Compatibility with E-mount Lenses
  • 3.0" Tiltable TFT LCD with 1,229K-Dots
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Overview


A7 (Alpha 7) Interchangeable Lens Camera

A New Frame of Mind

No other full frame, interchangeable-lens camera is this light or this portable. 24.3MP of rich detail. A true-to-life 2.4 million dot OLED viewfinder. Wi-Fi® sharing and an expandable shoe system. It's all the full-frame performance you ever wanted in a compact size that will change your perspective entirely.

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World's Smallest and Lightest

Meet the world's smallest lightest and interchangeable lens full-frame camera*. Sony's Exmor® image sensor takes advantage of the full-frame format, but in a camera body less than half the size and weight of a full-frame DSLR.

 
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Full Frame Brilliance

Enter a whole new world of high-quality images thanks to the 24.3MP effective 35mm full-frame sensor, a normal sensor range of ISO 100 – 25,600, and a sophisticated balance of high resolving power, gradation and low noise. Never miss a shot as the BIONZ® X image processor enables up to 5fps high-speed continuous shooting and 14-bit RAW image data recording.

 
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New BIONZ X Image Processing Engine

Sony proudly introduces the new BIONZ® X image processing engine, which faithfully reproduces textures and details in real time, as seen by the naked eye, via extra high-speed processing capabilities. Together with front-end LSI (large scale integration) that accelerates processing in the earliest stages, it enables more natural details, more realistic images, richer tonal gradations and lower noise whether you shoot still images or movies.

 
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DSLR-Like Focusing Speed

Enhanced Fast Hybrid auto focus combines speedy phase-detection AF with highly accurate contrast-detection AF, which has been accelerated through a new Spatial Object Detection algorithm to be among the fastest autofocusing of any full-frame camera. First, phase-detection AF with 117 densely placed phase-detection AF points swiftly and efficiently moves the lens to bring the subject nearly into focus. Then, contrast-detection AF with wide AF coverage fine-tunes the focusing in the blink of an eye.

 
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Lightning Quick Autofocus

Get ultra high-speed AF despite the use of a full-frame sensor via an advanced image processing engine and improved algorithms that combine and optimize image sensor read-out speed.

 
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Eye Catching

Capture subjects partially turned away from the camera in a shallow depth of field with no problem thanks to Eye AF. Simply focus on a face, and a green frame appears over the prioritized eye to confirm the proper subject is locked. Its extremely accurate eye detection can even prioritize a single pupil. Eye AF can be used when the function is assigned to a customizable button, allowing users to instantly activate it depending on the scene.

 
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Optimal Optics

To take advantage of the lightweight on-the-go body, the A7 is fully compatible with Sony's E-mount lens system as well as compact and lightweight E-mount full-frame lenses from Carl Zeiss® and Sony's premier G-Series.

 
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Fast and Intuitive Shooting Control

Respond swiftly with just the right settings without searching through dedicated menus thanks to Quick Navi Pro. Easily view all major shooting options on the LCD screen so you can rapidly confirm settings and make adjustments on the fly when fleeting shooting opportunities arise.

 
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High Contrast OLED Viewfinder

View every scene in rich detail with the 2.4M dot XGA OLED Tru-Finder, which features OLED improvements and the same 3-lens optical system used in the flagship a99. Since the viewfinder faithfully displays what will appear in your recording, including the effects of your camera settings, you can accurately monitor your scene and the settings results. You'll enjoy rich tonal gradations and three times the contrast of the a99, along with high-end features like 100% frame coverage and a wide viewing angle.

 
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Cover Every Shooting Angle

Snap shots high over crowds or down low to capture a pet's eye view with the tiltable 3.0" (1,229k dots) Xtra Fine™ LCD that boasts a range of movement between approximately 84 degrees up and 45 degrees down. Easily scroll through menus and preview life thanks to WhiteMagic™ technology which dramatically increases visibility in bright daylight. The large display delivers brilliant-quality with both still images and movies while enabling easy focusing operation.

 
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Full HD Output

Capture Full 1920 x 1080 HD uncompressed clean-screen video files with external recording devices via an HDMI® connection in 60p and 60i frame rates. Selectable in-camera AVCHD™ codec frame rates include super-smooth 60p, standard 60i or cinematic 24p, while MP4 codec is also available for smaller files for easier upload to the web.

 
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Capture the Decisive Moment

When your subject is moving fast, you can capture the decisive moment with clarity and precision by shooting at speeds up to five frames per second. Faster, more accurate AF tracking, made possible by Fast Hybrid AF, uses powerful, predictive algorithms and subject recognition technology to track every move with greater speed and precision.

 
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PlayMemories Camera Apps

The exciting new application download service, PlayMemories™ Camera Apps, lets you add new functions to your camera's existing feature-set to heighten photographic expression according to your own creative needs. Two applications are currently available for A7 as of October 16, 2013: Direct Upload sends photos directly to networking services, and Smart Remote Control enables a smartphone to control the camera. Many more apps will become available later, including Multiple Exposure, Lens Compensation, Photo Retouch, and Picture Effect+.

 
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Simply Connect with Smartphones and Tablets

Wirelessly share your photos and videos through simplified Wi-Fi/NFC control. Use Wi-Fi or NFC (near field communication) for convenient cordless image transfer to Android™ smartphones and tablets. Simply touch devices to establish an NFC connection; no complex set-up is required. Even better, the smart Remote Control feature lets you control the shutter through your smartphone after you pair it to the camera.

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View 4K Stills on Your 4K TV

Watch Ultra High Definition slide shows directly on compatible 4K televisions via optional HDMI or Wi-Fi connection8. The A7 converts images for optimized 4K image size playback (8MP) so you can enjoy expressive rich colors and amazing detail like never before.

 
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Get a Grip

Enjoy long hours of comfortable operation in the vertical orientation with the optional sure vertical grip (VG-C1EM), which can hold two batteries for longer shooting and features dust and moisture protection.

 
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Expand Your Creativity

In addition to E-mount lenses, you can add an optional 35mm full-frame compatible adapter (LA-EA3 or LA-EA4) to mount any A-mount lens to the A7. The LA-EA4 features a built-in AF motor, aperture-drive mechanism, and Translucent Mirror Technology to enable continuous phase-detection AF. Both adapters feature a tripod mount to support large A-mount lenses.

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Learn more about the Sony Alpha a7R

General

Brand
SONY
Series
Alpha
Model
Alpha a7R
Part
ILCE-7R/B
Color
Black
Package Type
Body Only

Image Sensor

Image Sensor
Exmor CMOS sensor
Image Sensor Size
35.9 x 24.0mm
Gross Pixels
36.8 MP
Effective Pixels
36.4 MP
Color Filter System
RGB primary color filters
Dust Cleaning System
Charge protection coating on optical filter and ultrasonic vibration mechanism
Image Stabilization
Lens-based (where applicable)
Image Processor
BIONZ X image processor
Resolution
Panorama Still Image Size : Horizontal Wide: 12,416 x 1,856 (23M) Horizontal Std.: 8,192 x 1,856 (15M) Vertical Wide: 2,160 x 5,536 (12M) Vertical Std.: 2,160 x 3,872 (8.4M)
Still Image Size 16:9 : 35mm full frame: L: 7360 x 4144 (30M), M: 4800 x 2704 (13M), S: 3680 x 2072 (7.6M) APS-C: L: 4800 x 3200 (15M), M: 3680 x 2456 (9.0M), S: 2400 x 1600 (3.8M)
Still Image Size 3:2 : 35mm full frame: L: 7360 x 4912 (36M), M: 4800 x 3200 (15M), S: 3680 x 2456 (9.0M) APS-C: L: 4800 x 3200 (15M), M: 3680 x 2456 (9.0M), S: 2400 x 1600 (3.8M)

White Balance

White Balance
Auto WB / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluorescent (Warm White / Cool White / Day White / Daylight) / Flash / Color Temperature (2500 to 9900K) & Color Filter (G7 to M7: 15 steps, A7 to B7: 15 steps) / Custom / Underwater

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
1/2-inch (1.30 cm) XGA OLED color electronic viewfinder
Coverage
100%
Magnification
Approx. 0.71x with 50 mm lens at infinity, -1m-1 (diopter)
Dioptric Adjustment
-4.0 m-1 ~ +3.0m-1 (diopter)

LCD Monitor

LCD
3.0"
LCD Coverage
100%
Brightness Adjustment
Manual (5 steps between -2 to +2), Sunny Weather mode

Focus

Focus Type
Contrast-detection AF
Focusing Modes
Single-shot AF (AF-S), Continuous AF (AF-C), Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus
AF-assist Beam
Yes (with built-in LED type)
Focusing Point Selection
25 points (contrast-detection AF)

Exposure

Exposure Control
AUTO (iAUTO, Superior Auto), Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Scene Selection, Sweep Panorama, Movie
Exposure Compensation
+/-5.0 EV (in 1/3 EV or 1/2 EV steps), with exposure compensation dial: +/-3.0 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
Metering System
Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
ISO Sensitivity
Still images: ISO 100-25600 (ISO numbers up from ISO 50 can be set as expanded ISO range), AUTO (ISO 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit) Movies: ISO 200-25600 equivalent, AUTO (ISO 200-6400 equivalent)
Noise Reduction : Long exposure NR: On / Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec., High ISO NR: Normal / Low / Off selectable
AE Lock
Available with AE lock button. Locked when shutter button is pressed halfway. Can be disabled from the Menu.

Shutter

Shutter Type
Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane shutter
Shutter Speed
1/8000 to 30 seconds, bulb
Self-timer
2-sec. or 10-sec. delay

Flash

Flash Type
Optional external flash
Flash Mode
With optional external flash: Flash off, Auto flash, Fill-flash, Rear Sync., Slow Sync., Red-eye reduction (On/Off selectable), Hi-speed sync, Wireless
Flash Range
With optional external flash: 16 mm (focal length printed on lens body)
Flash Exposure Compensation
With optional external flash: +/-3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)

Drive System

Drive Modes
Single shooting, Continuous shooting, Speed Priority Continuous shooting, Self-timer (10/2 sec delay selectable), Self-timer (Cont.) (10 sec. delay; 3/5 exposures selectable), Bracketing (Cont., Single, White Balance, DRO)
Continuous Shooting Speed
Continuous shooting: Max. 1.5fps, Speed Priority Continuous shooting: Max. 4.0fps

Function

Scene Modes
Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur
Playback
Still Image Playback Options : Single (with or without shooting information, RGB histogram & highlight/shadow warning), 9/25-frame index view, Enlarged display mode (Maximum magnification L: 23.0x, M: 15.0x, S: 11.5x), Auto Review (10 / 5 / 2 sec, off), Image orientation (Auto / Manual / Off selectable), Slideshow, Panorama scrolling, Folder selection (Still / Date / MP4 / AVCHD), Forward/Rewind (Movie), Delete, Protect
Video Playback Options : Forward / Rewind (Movie)

Recording System

File Format
JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
Image Type
RAW, RAW & JPEG, JPEG Extra fine, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard
Color Space
Still: sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB standard compatible with TRILUMINOS Color
Movie: xvYCC standard (x.v.Color when connected via HDMI cable) compatible with TRILUMINOS color
Recording Media
Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD memory card, SDHC memory card (UHS-I compliant), SDXC memory card (UHS-I compliant)

Movie

Movie Format
AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant / MP4
Movie Recording
AVCHD: PS - 1920 x 1080/60p@28Mbps FX - 1920 x 1080/60i@24Mbps FH - 1920 x 1080/60i@17Mbps FX - 1920 x 1080/24p@24Mbps FH - 1920 x 1080/24p@17Mbps
MP4: HD - 1440 x 1080/30p@12Mbps VGA - 640 x 480/30p@3Mbps
Max. Recording Resolution
1920 x 1080

Lens

Compatible Lenses
Sony E-mount Full Frame, operation with Minolta / Konica Minolta Maxxum A-mount lenses confirmed via optional LA-EA3/LA-EA4 adaptor
Lens Mount
Sony E-mount Full Frame

Interface

USB
Yes
A/V Out
Yes
HDMI
Yes
Mic
Stereo

Power Source

Battery
InfoLITHIUM NP-FW50 (7.2V)
Battery Life
Approx. 340 images with LCD monitor (CIPA standard)

Feature

Features
World's lightest interchangeable lens full-frame camera

Full Frame 36.4MP resolution with 14-bit RAW recording

Fast Hybrid AF with phase-detection for DSLR-like speed

Fast Intelligent AF optimized for full-frame sensor

Direct access interface for fast, natural shooting control

Simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi&erg; or NFC

Compatible with Sony E-mount and full frame lenses

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • 6/22/2014 8:58:05 AM
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Pros: I've been a Sony NEX user for a bit, they were great backup cameras to my Nikon and Canon professional-grade gear. I've been watching this camera for quite some time and I finally broke down and bought it.

I can summarize by saying: this is a photography revolution, pure and simple.
(Get on it)

Compared to the NEX-7, the button layout is brilliantly improved. A hardware Dial for camera modes, a well placed FN button with the right blend of on-screen options and hardware buttons and a MF/AF toggle button make this camera efficient to use.

Everything 'just works' -- you don't find yourself fooling with the camera, you find yourself making shots. Just like my 5dMk3 and D800.

The small size makes it super portable and easy to smuggle into places where I shouldn't have it. In a studio environment, the dual-personality flash boot triggers all of my lights just like my Canon and Nikon, no longer needing some bogus hotshot adaptor.

Cons: I'd like to see more EF Mount lenses offered (and some are coming)

Other Thoughts: I hit flickr explore 4 times in the 1st week I owned this camera.
Want to see some sample images, go to this flickr stream: https://www.flickr.com/photos/graffitilogic/

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