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SonyAlpha a7R Mirrorless Digital Camera
 
4.5

(based on 112 reviews)

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great resolution (72)
  • Compact (64)
  • Large clear LCD (63)
  • Easy to use (61)
  • Good in low light (28)

Cons

  • Short battery life (59)
  • Lag / shutter delay (12)
  • No image stabilization (7)
  • Complicated controls (5)
  • Poor in low light (5)

Best Uses

  • Travel (70)
  • Low light (42)
  • Family photos (41)
  • Landscape/scenery (25)
  • Wildlife (25)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (41), Pro photographer (33), Semi-pro photographer (28)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (96), Yes (3)

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Freedom from Bulk!

I use a camera primarily for business. I am a REal estate broker and prefer to take my own pix, as opposed to hiring out the job to someone who will take all the...Read complete review

I use a camera primarily for business. I am a REal estate broker and prefer to take my own pix, as opposed to hiring out the job to someone who will take all the shots within 15 minutes. Not all areas of the property look their best at the same time of the day.

Anyway, I also enjoy taking shots while doing other things. The Sony 7R is such a marvelously tight little package. I am not lugging a much larger piece of equipment. I loved my A77... a truly great camera; but, the A7R with the 35MM lens feels about half the size. Its like taking an attache' instead of a brief case; however, in this case (pun intended) you can carry more!

As digital cameras have improved, I have found that I need to tweek the photos less. This is certainly the case with the A7R. I can get away from needing flash far more often now; and, when I do use the flash (Minolta 5600HS), I can use a much lower power setting. The pictures look much more natural. The light sensitivity with the 7R is so much better. Typically, I take a few shots using fully automatic, then go to manual settings. Setting the iso at 640 or 800; and, shutter speed to 1/60 or 1/80 generally provides me with very smooth shots without noise. For interior shots of properties I use a Minolta 11-18MM lens with the LA-EA4 adapter... it works beautifully with the 7R.

I heard a lot of comments about this camera being noisy. I love the sound it makes. It sounds like a real camera! Nothing obnoxious. For me, satisfying. The smooth mechanical sound of a precision instrument.

I highly recommend the book by Brian Smith on the A7 & A7R, it will get you up to speed much faster. The tips on "settings" was very helpful regarding battery life. Yes, I bought two batteries and would still do so, but I can go just about as long with the 7R as I did with my A77.

In conclusion, the full frame is fantasitic. The small package makes the camera easy to take along without being in the way. People don't take the camera seriously because of its small size... fine by me. I would rather not have the attention. I am very, very pleased with my purchase. Oh, I almost forgot, the photos are simply gorgeous!

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Sony 7R is not weather protected.

I used this camera for a year. It has never being exposed to any direct rein, but has been used in foggy areas. The camera had massive rust and malfunction. Sony void their...Read complete review

I used this camera for a year. It has never being exposed to any direct rein, but has been used in foggy areas. The camera had massive rust and malfunction. Sony void their warranty and charge me a fortune for replacement camera. It is a good camera, but do not take it outside - problems.

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4.0

The small remarkable

By Ronaldo Nina

from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

About Me Pro Photographer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Image Quality
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Tilt /Swivel LCD

Cons

  • Lag / Shutter Delay
  • Poor Image Stabilization
  • Short Battery Life

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Street photography
  • Travel
  • Wildlife photos

Comments about Sony Alpha a7R Mirrorless Digital Camera:

Several photographers friends are moving to smaller cameras. I waited the full-frame sensors. I am using a Zeiss 55 MM lens dedicated to camera. I'm really enjoying the resolution of the images. In manual focus system I like the digital approach mode. Makes focusing in particular.

I do not like big delay that the camera has and strong shooting sound. Expected it to be quieter.

Do not be resistant to water is also a disappointment. Other smaller models have this capability. It is also necessary to walk with several batteries. What good are small.

The positive aspect of the camera is the size. On the street you is not evaluated as a professional photographer. Facilitates in spontaneous portraits in street photography. Having an excellent image quality.

I want to buy the 7S as do videos too. The 7R tmbém make good videos but the market begins to demand for professional 4K videos.

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3.0

Sony 7R is not weather protected.

By andreyg

from boston

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Reviewer

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        Comments about Sony Alpha a7R Mirrorless Digital Camera:

        I used this camera for a year. It has never being exposed to any direct rein, but has been used in foggy areas. The camera had massive rust and malfunction. Sony void their warranty and charge me a fortune for replacement camera. It is a good camera, but do not take it outside - problems.

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        5.0

        Resolution Galore!

        By alvance

        from Southern California

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Image Quality
        • High ISO Performance
        • Large Clear LCD

        Cons

        • Medium Battery Life

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Video

        Comments about Sony Alpha a7R Mirrorless Digital Camera:

        First let me qualify that this review is based on the Sony a7r body mounted with a Metabones lens adapter for my collection of Canon EF professional lenses. I do not own a dedicated Sony lens for this a7r body. I'm sure that the automatic focusing will work quite well with Sony's dedicated lenses. However with the Metabones adapter automatic focusing is very slow. This is, I'm sure, the fault of the adapter and not the camera.

        My main use for this camera is Landscape Photography. For that reason the slow auto focusing does not bother me much. I use T/S lenses a lot and those lenses have to be focused manually anyway. The bright electronic view finder is the brighest view finder I have ever seen and makes manual focusing fairly easy. Of course without good automatic focusing this combination of the Sony a7r and the Metabones adapter is not well suited for action shots. I'm sure that auto focus would be much better with native lenses.

        The greatest advantage for owning the Sony a7r is its fantastic resolution. There is resolution galore. There is enough resolution for cropping or creating large prints at native resolution. You can print a 20x30 inch image with absolutely no interpolation for the sharpest of images from any camera I have owned. I have not owned any of the other 36 megapixel cameras but it provides resolution way above the 18 and 20 megapixel cameras I have owned.

        As for an action camera if falls way short of my 1Dx, but I did not buy it to replace my 1Dx. I use this camera for mostly landscape and macro photography. It provides outstanding resolution for macro photography.

        If you do not require fast and accurate auto focus and a fast frame rate this camera is hard to beat in image quality. I have posted a couple images for your viewing. These images were taken at ISO 100.

        The vertical hand grip adds a handling quality that I think adds a lot of ergonomic feel when using the camera for several hours. It gives a more sercure feeling of having a good grip on the camera as well as giving the added features of a verical grip; a second shutter release and added function buttons.

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        5.0

        Fantastic Camera !

        By Dave

        from Ct

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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              Comments about Sony Alpha a7R Mirrorless Digital Camera:

              The resolution is awesome and much better than any of my past high end DSLRs. Probably my last camera I'm buying!

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              5.0

              Very exciting development in DSLR's

              By Shu

              from New York, NY

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

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              Pros

              • Light Weight For Fx
              • Very Accurate Image Displ
              • Very high resolution

              Cons

              • Short Battery Life

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery

              Comments about Sony Alpha a7R Mirrorless Digital Camera:

              The problem I needed to solve was my need for a second body to take along on wildlife related excursions. My D3 and related gear -- glass, heads, tripod, monopod -- now weigh over 25 kgs. I needed a small light second body which I could use for landscapes and occasional portraits. There is no substitute for the Nikon when using a big lens for wildlife -- both for focusing speed and high fps bursts.This a7r is a really wonderful camera. i will give you a few reasons why, which are a bit different from the commentary of more technical pro photographers. First, the 36 MP FX sensor is truly astonishing -- great dynamic range and detail even under very low light conditions. Second, with a (Metabones) adapter it takes all my Nikkorr lenses so all I have is the incremental weight of under 1 kg for the body (plus vertical grip and lens adapter). I put on my old 50 mm 1.4 lens and it is a delight to use -- feels like my old FM2 in hand -- light and all manual. Third, the truly amazing feature is that you can actually see the image you will shoot as you fine-tune exposure, ISO and white balance, all of which are easy to manipulate with excellent ergonomics (except the oddly positioned MENU button). No guesswork, especially in low light. Fourth, the NFC feature is awesome and works seamlessly with my Android phones. You can share images instantly if you so choose.Any mildly serious photographer will need the extra battery that goes in the vertical grip -- this is an under-powered camera. But this actually improves the ergonomics significantly. I found the body on its own a trifle small in hand.

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              5.0

              Great in many ways

              By Robert Scott

              from Bermuda

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
              • Good Image Quality
              • High ISO Performance
              • Large Clear LCD

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel

                Comments about Sony Alpha a7R Mirrorless Digital Camera:

                Ergonomically excellent- get used to the double click as you press release! thought I was taking doubles at first.While the red on/off video button is in a safer position than the NEX7, it is a little hard to feel for if keeping your eye in the viewfinder for steadiness.Also the ability to switch to replay of videos from stills replay, could be alot simpler.Handy compensation dial on top .Excellent images with accurate colors and clarity.Get an adapter and use all your full frame Nikkor lenses on this little beauty!

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                1.0

                DON'T BUY SONY CAMERAS OR LENSES

                By Jim

                from Toledo Ohio

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                      Comments about Sony Alpha a7R Mirrorless Digital Camera:

                      I bought the Sony 7R 4 months ago and it has been at Sony repairs for 2 months. Sony repair is atrocious - could not be worse. You will never receive an e mail about their receiving your camera or the repair status. And, after numerous phone calls you will still not know when your camera will be returned and you will be reduced to mumbling incoherently to yourself.

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                      4.0

                      High quality, modest size body

                      By Light Box

                      from NY

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                      Pros

                      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                      • Fast Shutter Speed
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Good Image Stabilization
                      • Large Clear LCD
                      • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Sony Alpha a7R Mirrorless Digital Camera:

                          I am just conquering the range of options on this camera. My only disappointment so far is that it is less ergonomic than other cameras I have used. And it makes a relatively loud noise when you press the button to take the picture.

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                          4.0

                          Flawed, but the Best Sony Yet

                          By BenEllard

                          from Island Heights NJ

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Good Image Quality

                          Cons

                          • Short Battery Life

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery

                          Comments about Sony Alpha a7R Mirrorless Digital Camera:

                          I fell in love with the a7R right out of the box -- well almost. The first thing I discovered was that even with the a-mount to e-mount adapter, auto focus didn't work with my trusty 24-70 f2.8 lens. On the other hand, I quickly discovered that manual focus is easy, and the magnification is a terrific aid. No more peaking, though that's still an option. Ordered the e-mount 24-70 f4 and found that auto focus works fine with a native lens. But it's slow, at least compared to my previous Sonys, the a99 and before that the excellent a580. If you're thinking of an a7R, make sure to get at least one extra battery and an external charger. Otherwise you have to charge the battery in the camera. Not good. Also, be sure your computer is ready for this camera. You'll need lots of disk space and RAM on your computer because the files are enormous, even shooting JPEG. However -- and here's the bottom line -- the 36 mp pictures are fantastic.

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                          5.0

                          Compact and SUPER capable

                          By Egill Bjarki

                          from Hong Kong

                          About Me Pro Photographer

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                          Pros

                          • Good Image Quality

                          Cons

                          • Short Battery Life

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Sony Alpha a7R Mirrorless Digital Camera:

                            This little thing along with the FE 55mm is just about the most powerful combination you can get, let alone for that price! I never travel with a DSLR anymore, my professional travel kit consists of A7R and A7S along with native glass.The camera is rivalled by Nikon D810's robustness and focus speed. The two cameras are widely believed to have the same sensor. The A7R does for some reason have a little less dynamic range than D810, even though it blows just about everything else out of the water.In the past, I always carried two DSLR's to assignments (for backup). Now, the A7R is a equal member of my kit, even preferred over the DSLR because of it's unique compactness and power.

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                            5.0

                            Great built in HDR

                            By akiley

                            from Michigan

                            Comments about Sony Alpha a7R Mirrorless Digital Camera:

                            I have both Canon and Nikon systems. I bought a Sony NEX-6 after being frustrated with point and shoot cameras. I loved it so much I upgraded to the A7r for pro work. I have architecture clients where I often have to work in harsh lighting. The built in HDR and DR are really exellent for being able to get a ballpark HDR style image created in camera where a lot of different shots are required. I've gotten some stunning images right out of the camera with minimal post processing. I think the HDR is much better than the Canon 5D mark III can produce. I feel like this camera is more like a computer on the back of a lens. Because you are looking at a near finished results through the viewfinder, Because of this, I tend to fine tune color balance, contrast, saturation and HDR/DR on the fly.It's not a sports or action camera with Canon and Nikon lenses but everything else makes my not want to use my other camera bodies.

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                            5.0

                            Freedom from Bulk!

                            By Chuck Harmon

                            from San Jose

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Good Image Quality
                            • High ISO Performance
                            • Large Clear LCD

                            Cons

                            • Nothing Significant Yet

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Sony Alpha a7R Mirrorless Digital Camera:

                            I use a camera primarily for business. I am a REal estate broker and prefer to take my own pix, as opposed to hiring out the job to someone who will take all the shots within 15 minutes. Not all areas of the property look their best at the same time of the day.

                            Anyway, I also enjoy taking shots while doing other things. The Sony 7R is such a marvelously tight little package. I am not lugging a much larger piece of equipment. I loved my A77... a truly great camera; but, the A7R with the 35MM lens feels about half the size. Its like taking an attache' instead of a brief case; however, in this case (pun intended) you can carry more!

                            As digital cameras have improved, I have found that I need to tweek the photos less. This is certainly the case with the A7R. I can get away from needing flash far more often now; and, when I do use the flash (Minolta 5600HS), I can use a much lower power setting. The pictures look much more natural. The light sensitivity with the 7R is so much better. Typically, I take a few shots using fully automatic, then go to manual settings. Setting the iso at 640 or 800; and, shutter speed to 1/60 or 1/80 generally provides me with very smooth shots without noise. For interior shots of properties I use a Minolta 11-18MM lens with the LA-EA4 adapter... it works beautifully with the 7R.

                            I heard a lot of comments about this camera being noisy. I love the sound it makes. It sounds like a real camera! Nothing obnoxious. For me, satisfying. The smooth mechanical sound of a precision instrument.

                            I highly recommend the book by Brian Smith on the A7 & A7R, it will get you up to speed much faster. The tips on "settings" was very helpful regarding battery life. Yes, I bought two batteries and would still do so, but I can go just about as long with the 7R as I did with my A77.

                            In conclusion, the full frame is fantasitic. The small package makes the camera easy to take along without being in the way. People don't take the camera seriously because of its small size... fine by me. I would rather not have the attention. I am very, very pleased with my purchase. Oh, I almost forgot, the photos are simply gorgeous!

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                            5.0

                            So happy with the switch

                            By Jedi5150

                            from Central CA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Good Image Quality
                            • High ISO Performance
                            • Large Clear LCD

                            Cons

                            • Short Battery Life

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Travel
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Sony Alpha a7R Mirrorless Digital Camera:

                            I'm not a professional photographer, merely an enthusiast with good taste. Until now I've always owned Canon cameras, and have nothing but good things to say about them. I was hesitant to make the switch away from Canon, but now that I have, I couldn't be happier. I sold my 5DmkII and two lenses to switch over to the A7r and 55mm prime. This camera/ lens combo is outstanding. If you're a pixel-peeping fool like I am, you will not be disappointed.

                            The body feels solid and well-built, but light and compact at the same time. I don't take a lot of moving subjects, if I did, this would not have been my choice. The slight delay in shutter activation takes a little getting used to if you're coming from a camera more designed for action photography. But what this camera excels at is the slower paced, better prepared type of shots, such as landscape, which is why I bought it.

                            I give it a solid 5/5 stars. If you come along and mark it down because it isn't a great action shot camera, then you really shouldn't have bought it in the first place.

                            I used it at my buddy's wedding a couple days ago and am very happy with the results. It is unobtrusive in size, and even without fill lighting, took excellent shots in a shady environment. The dynamic range on this camera is incredible.

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                            5.0

                            Great Overall Package

                            By Lance

                            from Sacramento, CA / Chatham, NJ

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Good Image Quality
                            • High ISO Performance
                            • Large Clear LCD
                            • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                            Cons

                            • Short Battery Life
                            • Slow auto-focus

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Sony Alpha a7R Mirrorless Digital Camera:

                              I have been using this camera for a while now as my travel camera when I don't feel like carrying a lot of gear. It is a great overall package. It allows an amount of flexibility that no other camera allows on the market currently.

                              The battery life kind of sucks, so get a couple spares, and the Auto-Focus is not the fastest so it is not a great action camera. But the few negatives do not do enough to even take one star off. This is great camera!

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                              5.0

                              Great overall package!

                              By Lance Konkel

                              from Sacramento, CA / Chatham, NJ

                              Comments about Sony Alpha a7R Mirrorless Digital Camera:

                              I have been using this camera as my personal travel camera when I don't feel like carrying a lot of gear. It performs great! I am really impressed by the overall package of this camera and the options it provides. Use a nice lens and the results will be SHARP! There are some drawbacks though, the AF is not the fastest, so it's not a great action camera, and not a huge deal, but to me the shutter is LOUD and feels sort of clunky. A few nit-picky things is nothing to deter from this camera though. I love it, and you probably will too!

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                              5.0

                              Great Mirrorless Camera

                              By Cubby

                              from Madison, WI

                              Comments about Sony Alpha a7R Mirrorless Digital Camera:

                              Exactly what I was looking for in a camera. It let's me get some use out of some old Minolta lenses with a simple adapter. It has tons of cool features, like HDR mode, wireless, smart phone remote control, etc. Over all very happy with this purchase.

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                              4.0

                              Love losing the weight!

                              By Pattybfeliz

                              from Vernon Hills, IL

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                              • Good Image Quality
                              • Large Clear LCD

                              Cons

                              • Short Battery Life

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Sony Alpha a7R Mirrorless Digital Camera:

                              Great camera, super sharp photos. Only downside for me is the battery. It is a pain…almost a design flaw. Runs down twice as fast as my Canon 6D battery.

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                              5.0

                              Absolutely amazing

                              By odum

                              from Charleston, SC

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                              • Fast Shutter Speed
                              • Good Image Quality
                              • Large Clear LCD

                              Cons

                              • Noisy At High ISO
                              • Poor In Low Light
                              • Short Battery Life

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Travel
                              • Wildlife photos

                              Comments about Sony Alpha a7R Mirrorless Digital Camera:

                              this camera has so much detail its unreal, but....low light with faster shutter isnt so well....this camera wasnt ment for action by any means but as far as wildlife and macro and portraits, and landscapes. well it absolutely increadible. when i want detail of buildings, bugs, birds, i choose this beast. but when it gets dark....the A7S comes out.

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                              5.0

                              Ultimate MIrrorless And/Or DSLR Camera

                              By Boris Kretonic

                              from Wilmington, NC

                              About Me Pro Photographer

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                              Pros

                              • Ultimate Image Quality

                              Cons

                              • No Battery Charger

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Portrait
                              • Travel
                              • Weddings/Events
                              • Wildlife photos

                              Comments about Sony Alpha a7R Mirrorless Digital Camera:

                              As a pro photographer and journalist I have been lucky to had access to bascally all digital cameras that came to the market in the last 5+ years, and Sony a7r is one of the most impressive products.

                              In short: Sony a7R is currently ultimate mirrorless camera regarding picture quality.

                              Combine it with Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens and photos will be as good as anyone it gets from 35mm size sensor today.

                              Resolution, clarity, color rendering, contrast..... you name it and a7r has it.

                              But, be aware: nothing is perfect.

                              People reported problems with short battery life. All mirrorless cameras share that problem. But, when I was careful (switching a7r off when I was not using it), I manage to take up to 700 photos on one charge. Btw, I bought 4 batteries as they are not that expensive and I didn't want to run out of the juice.

                              My bigger concern was that Sony a7r doesn't come with external battery charger?! That is ridiculous for any camera in this price range and with top specs. I bought two Watson Compact Chargers for Sony NP-FW50, and I would recommend the same for everyone buying this camera.

                              AF is slower comparing to top of the line mirror less cameras like Panasonic GH-4, Olympus OMD E-M1, etc. But, it is usable in almost all circumstances with exception of action photography and in low light situations when it "hunts" a lot. It is up to the photographer to find solutions/compromises when AF fails (no biggy in my book).

                              Shutter is loud and shakes the camera. So, photographer needs to be aware of that and adjust its shooting style.

                              If you are looking for ultimate picture quality or if like 35mm FF look and you can't afford to have Sherpas following you around all the time, Sony a7R may be a perfect fit for you.

                              In the end, please remember that this is just my experience. I had a chance to test Sony a7r before I bough it. You should try this camera as well. It is worth of the effort.

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                              4.0

                              Really like the results of the larger ch

                              By Phil

                              from Woodland Hills, Ca.

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                              Pros

                              • Fast Shutter Speed
                              • Good Image Quality
                              • High ISO Performance
                              • Large Clear LCD
                              • Quiet
                              • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                              Cons

                              • Short Battery Life

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Travel
                              • Wildlife photos

                              Comments about Sony Alpha a7R Mirrorless Digital Camera:

                              I use this camera for my personal photography. I also use a Leica M6 with Leitz lenses when I prefer the look of film, which is most of the time. I use my Leitz lenses with the use of the Novoflex lens adapter with the Sony A7R So far the results have been extremely nice, however, I am still looking for a camera and lens combination that more closely resembles the organic look of film.
                              The obvious drawback is my Leitz lenses do not communicate with the camera not allowing any auto focus function and the use use of the fully automatic function of the camera. I also like the OLED viewfinder .

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