Shoot ultra-high resolution images at a low price with the new 36-megapixel Sony A7R Full Frame Compact System Camera. Competing with high-end DSLRs like the Nikon D800E, the Sony A7R captures ultra-high quality images bursting with colour and detail on a full frame CMOS sensor that does not feature an in-built Anti-Aliasing (AA) filter. Image sharpness is truly astounding; every one of the 36 million photodiodes on the Sony A7R chip is maximised for ultra-high resolution photography. Gapless micro lensing technology adds further to the camera’s performance, placing the A7R among the world’s leading full frame cameras for professional photographers, but without the price tag normally associated with pro-level gear.
A full frame camera without an AA Filter
Based on the E-mount system for NEX cameras, the Sony Alpha 7R brings full frame technology to their mirrorless camera range. With the AA filter absent (the AA filter is included on the Alpha 7), the Sony Alpha 7R makes the most of its huge sensor as there is no lowering of image resolution to compensate for moire. As long as you are not intending to shoot finely grained patterns that tend to result in moire, the Sony A7R full frame Compact System Camera delivers breathtaking images with astoundingly sharp detail. Low light performance is exceptional, with virtually no noise at the top end of the ISO 50 – 25600 range, while strong performance across a wide dynamic range delivers richly tonal highlights and shadows, even in high contrast scenes.
Being a full frame camera the Sony A7R mirrorless camera offers exceptional control over depth of field. Creamy bokeh shots are within easy reach, while sharp focus across an extremely narrow range opens up more creative avenues. The full frame nature of the Sony Alpha 7 ensures that a larger picture area than on NEX cameras is available at shorter focal lengths too. This means it can take full advantage of existing E-mount lenses at their stated 35mm equivalent focal lengths, as well as enjoy the new range of E-mount lenses released at the same time as the A7 (see below).
25-Point Contrast AF System
The Sony Alpha 7R full frame mirrorless camera uses a 25-point contrast detection system to acquire fast and sharp autofocus. Even if your subject is off-centre in your frame, the Sony Alpha 7R’s AF system will acquire it perfectly, enabling you to shoot razor sharp images at the touch of a button. Additionally, the AF system is capable of tracking erratically moving subjects continuously, keeping them in sharp focus at all times, so you’ll never miss that opportunity for the perfect shot.
With the new BIONZ X image processor on board the Sony Alpha 7R offers a continuous shooting speed of 4fps. 14-bit RAW images can be shot continuously too, while an advanced 1200-zone evaluative metering system ensures exquisite control over white balance to deliver highly accurate images when shooting in mixed artificial light, such as in restaurants and stadiums. Fastest shutter speed is 1/8000s, enabling you to freeze high-speed action crisply and in high definition without movement blur.
Full HD Movies
The Sony A7R full frame Compact System Camera is not just for stills photography. Stunning full HD uncompressed video footage can be captured at an ultra-quick 60 frames per second. Frame transitions are extra-smooth and finely detailed across a high dynamic range. Movies are broadcast quality, and may be recorded in a choice of AVCHD or MP4 formats.
WiFi and NFC Technology
Shoot your Sony Alpha 7R camera remotely using your smartphone, tablet or laptop. WiFi control gives you access to all of the primary camera settings on the A7R. Change exposure, aperture and focus from distance, and capture images without being behind the lens.
Image and video sharing is made real easy too. Transfer pictures and footage wirelessly, or use NFC technology to instantly transfer your data to other physical devices.
Being an E-mount system camera, the Sony Alpha 7R is compatible with all E-mount lenses, and also with the newly released FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS, Sonnar T* FE Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 ZA and Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA lenses. The Sony Alpha 7R is in fact available to buy as a body only or with one of these lenses in a kit.
Buy the Sony A7R Full Frame Compact System Camera (Body Only)
At CameraPro we want you to buy the Sony A7R Full Frame Compact System Camera ( Body Only) with confidence. Our knowledgeable sales team are here to help. So please do contact us ahead of your purchase if you need advice on camera choice, or if you have a specific question about the Sony A7 or any other Sony Alpha or NEX camera. Our Sony A7R price is very competitive, and includes a genuine Sony Australia warranty for added peace of mind. Come and talk to us today.
|Camera Series||Sony Alpha|
|Image Sensor Type / Format||35mm Full Frame, CMOS|
|Pixels||Actual: 36.8 Megapixel
Effective: 36.3 Megapixel
|Max Resolution||7360 x 4912 @ 3:2|
|Other Resolutions||4800 x 3200 @ 3:2
3680 x 2456 @ 3:2
2400 x 1600 @ 3:2
7360 x 4144 @ 16:9
4800 x 2704 @ 16:9
3680 x 2072 @ 16:9
2400 x 1350 @ 16:9
|File Formats||Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: MPEG-4 AVCHD
Audio: AAC LC, AC3
|Focus Type||Auto & Manual|
|Focus Mode||Single-servo AF (S), Continuous-servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M)|
|Autofocus Points||Contrast Detection: 25|
|Metering Method||Center-weighted average metering, Multi-zone metering, Spot metering|
|Exposure Modes||Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Bulb, Manual, Movie, Programmed Auto, Scene Selection, Shutter Priority, Sweep Panorama
Metering Range: EV 0.0 - EV 20.0
Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
|White Balance Modes||Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Color Temperature Filter, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Underwater|
|ISO Sensitivity||Auto, 100-25600 (Extended Mode: 50-)|
|Memory Card Type||SD
SDXC Memory Stick Pro Duo
Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo
Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo
|Aspect Ratio||3:2, 16:9|
|Continuous Shooting||Up to 4.0 fps|
|Video Clip Length||No|
|Audio Recording||Built-in Mic: With Video, Stereo,
Optional External Mic: With Video, Stereo,
|Display Screen||3" Rear Screen Tilting Live Preview LCD (1,229,000)|
Speed: 30 - 1/8000 seconds
|Burst Rate||Up to 4 fps at 36.3 MP|
|Max Sync Speed||No|
|External Flash Connection||Hot Shoe|
|Self Timer||2 sec, 10 sec|
|Connectivity||AV / USB Multi, HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0, WiFi|
|Battery||1x NP-FW50 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2VDC, 1080mAh|
|AC Power Adapter||AC-UB10 (Included)|
|Software Requirements||Windows: Vista (SP2), 7, 8
Mac: OS X 10.6 or later
|Operating Storage Temperature||No|