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...
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.