A full-frame CSC with a 36.3-million-pixel sensor – the Sony Alpha 7R promises much but does it deliver? Read the Sony Alpha 7R review to find out...

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Sony Alpha 7R review – The competition


With its slight retro style, it is natural to compare the Alpha 7R to the Olympus OM-D EM-1, but they are very different cameras. The Alpha 7R has a sensor that is twice the size and has more than double the number of pixels than the EM-1. However, the bodies of the two cameras are similar in size, although the weather sealing of the EM-1 is better.

As far as DSLRs go, the Nikon D800 is the natural competitor. Both cameras share roughly the same resolution sensor and outresolved our resolution chart, producing superbly detailed images. Sony’s NEX-7 will also provide some competition with its 24.3-million-pixel, APS-C-sized sensor.

  1. 1. Sony Alpha 7R at a glance:
  2. 2. Sony Alpha 7R review - Lens compatibility
  3. 3. Sony Alpha 7R review - Build and handling
  4. 4. Sony Alpha 7R review - Dynamic range
  5. 5. Sony Alpha 7R review - Noise, resolution and sensitivity
  6. 6. Sony Alpha 7R review - Metering
  7. 7. Sony Alpha 7R review - White balance and colour
  8. 8. Sony Alpha 7R review - Autofocus
  9. 9. Sony Alpha 7R review - Viewfinder, LCD, live view and video
  10. 10. Sony Alpha 7R review - The competition
  11. 11. Sony Alpha 7R review - Our verdict
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