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 – Metering

Image: This image of a sunrise was taken with a 3sec exposure

The metering of the Alpha 7R performs as expected. When in evaluative metering mode, the camera assesses the whole scene and produces a print-ready image. This does mean that there is some blown-out highlight detail in JPEGs, although the raw files have a higher tolerance. With a dedicated exposure compensation dial included, adjusting the exposure is simple, but the Alpha 7R has a few other features.

In the camera’s menu system is the somewhat curiously named Zebra feature. Primarily aimed at videographers, Zebra mode displays moving white & black stripes across areas of the image that have blown-out highlight detail, making it easy to spot areas that are overexposed.

Of course, spot and centreweighted metering are also on hand for more precise metering tasks.

  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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