α7R Full-frame ILC body only (no lens included)

Raw detail and full-frame resolution in a palm-sized camera

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At a glance

  • 36.4MP Full Frame Exmor™ CMOS sensor
  • Fast Intelligent autofocus system
  • No optical low-pass filter for enhanced detail

α7R Full-frame ILC body only (no lens included)

Raw detail and full-frame resolution in a palm-sized camera

α7R Full-frame ILC body only (no lens included)

Raw detail and full-frame resolution in a palm-sized camera

α7R Full-frame ILC body only (no lens included)

Raw detail and full-frame resolution in a palm-sized camera


α7R Full-frame ILC body only (no lens included)

Raw detail and full-frame resolution in a palm-sized camera

  • 36.4 MP 35mm full frame sensor Sony, one of the world's leading makers of image sensors, combined its top new technologies to achieve the highest resolution and image quality in history. This revolutionary 35mm full-frame Exmor CMOS image sensor collects light with record efficiency to achieve high sensitivity, a wide dynamic range and an incredible new level of realism while significantly reducing noise.
  • No optical low-pass filter Sony removed the optical low-pass filter to bring out the full potential of the sensor and lens, thus achieving an enhanced sense of clarity with supremely realistic details to the very edges of your photos. An AR coating also reduces flare and ghosting.
  • Gapless on-chip lenses Sony optimized the design and positioning of every on-chip lens (OCL) covering every pixel to significantly enhance light-gathering efficiency. This raises sensitivity while maintaining low noise and achieving an impressive S/N ratio. A gapless on-chip lens design eliminates the gaps between micro-lenses to collect more light. Moreover, each on-chip lens is optimally positioned depending on its location to accommodate the sharper angle of light entering the periphery, which is caused by larger sensor dimensions being teamed with the E-mount's short flange-back distance.
  • Micro-engineering advances The exceptional performance of the image sensor was achieved through various advanced sensor features. First, compressing circuitry height dramatically increases the amount of light collected by each pixel, while photodiode expansion technology increased the size of the photodiode at every pixel to improve the sensor's dynamic range and further raise sensitivity while maintaining low noise and achieving a high S/N ratio.
  • BIONZ X processor Sony proudly introduces the new BIONZ X image processing engine, which faithfully reproduces textures and details in real time, as seen by the naked eye, via extra high-speed processing capabilities. Together with front-end LSI (large scale integration) that accelerates processing in the earliest stages, it enables more natural details, more realistic images, richer tonal gradations and lower noise whether you shoot still images or movies.
  • Detail reproduction and diffraction reduction Two new technologies bring out the full performance of sensor and lenses. Detail reproduction technology prevents the overemphasized outlines that plague most digital images. Diffraction reduction suppresses the effects of diffraction, which causes points of light to appear blurred especially at small aperture settings (large F-numbers). By taking the aperture setting into account, this technology faithfully restores clarity to points of light and other fine details, for beautiful landscapes, portraiture, and more.
  • Area-specific noise reduction Area-specific noise reduction is now more powerful than ever. It selectively divides the image into areas based on patterns (such as edges, textures and evenly coloured areas like blue skies), and then applies the most appropriate noise reduction for each area to improve image quality, especially at high-sensitivity settings. Working together with Sony's detail reproduction, it gives supremely clear, detailed images.
  • 16-bit processing + 14-bit RAW 16-bit image processing and 14-bit RAW output help preserve maximum detail and produce images of the highest quality with rich tonal gradations. The 14-bit RAW (Sony ARW) format ensures optimal quality for later image adjustment (via Image Data Converter or other software).
  • Controls, customization and navigation Despite compact dimensions, the α7R features front and rear dials for intuitive setting of exposure, a control wheel for setting ISO, and an exposure compensation dial. Quick Navi Pro displays all major shooting options on the LCD screen so you can rapidly confirm settings and make adjustments as desired without searching through dedicated menus. Button customization empowers you to shoot just the way you like, with frequently used functions assigned to the customizable buttons of your choice. You can easily assign any of 46 functions to any of 9 buttons; up to 12 key functions can be assigned to the Fn button for quick access.
  • Tiltable LCD screen 7.5 cm, 1.2 million dot LCD offers high resolution and flexible composition options.
  • Magnesium alloy body Thanks to this outstandingly light and strong metal, the α7R weighs 411 grams with battery—less than half the weight of leading DSLRs—but has the durability for years of performance.
  • Substantial, ergonomic grip The α7R is 25% less bulky than leading DSLRs, but still features a full-size grip for all-day shooting comfort.
  • Anti-dust system and coating To keep your photos blemish free, an anti-dust mechanism vibrates ultrasonically whenever you switch off the camera to remove any particles adhering to the image sensor. An anti-static coating also helps prevent dust and other particles from adhering to the sensor when changing lenses.
  • Dust and moisture resistance Durability-enhancing measures include sealing around the buttons and dials, as well as a protective double-layered structure that tightly interlocks panels and components.
  • XGA OLED Tru-Finder This viewfinder features high 1024x768 resolution, OLED improvements and the same 3-lens optical system used in the flagship α99 despite the compact body. The viewfinder displays the effects of your camera settings, so you can accurately monitor the results. You'll enjoy rich tonal gradations and three times the contrast of the α99. High-end features like 100% frame coverage, wide viewing angle, information display modes, peaking function, and focus magnifier are also provided.
  • Full-frame filmmaking The unique combination of 35mm full-frame sensor, audio production features and flexible lens interchangeability means a new level of portable moviemaking. The new accelerated BIONZ X image-processing engine also enables area-specific noise reduction and detail reproduction technology to be applied to movies for the very first time, resulting in ultra-fine detail and exceptionally low noise. Features like Picture Effect, full HDMI output for an external monitor, P/A/S/M modes, and full 1080p AVCHD Progressive format, and the choice of 60p/24p recording further expand the options.
  • Audio recording & monitoring During movie recording and playback, you can monitor the sound using headphones connected to the α7R via the headphone jack, check levels with the display controls, or attach professional sound gear using the industry-standard XLR terminal adaptor kit.
  • Fast Intelligent Autofocus Numerous features contribute to the α7R's autofocus capabilities: the new lightning-fast BIONZ X, high-speed full-frame image sensor output, and a newly developed Spatial Object Detection AF algorithm that conducts focusing analysis in real-time using spatial frequency information to optimally control the lens drive.
  • New Eye Autofocus Even when capturing a subject partially turned away from the camera with a shallow depth of field, the face will be sharply focused thanks to extremely accurate eye detection that can prioritize a single pupil. A green frame appears over the prioritized eye when focus has been achieved for easy confirmation. Eye AF can be used when the function is assigned to a customizable button, allowing users to instantly activate it depending on the scene.
  • Lock-on Autofocus and area setting options Lock-on AF adjusts the target frame size based on subject characteristics and makes use of a wide AF area to ensure usage of the optimal AF point for smooth, stable autofocusing. Just press the shutter button halfway to activate it.2 New BIONZ X ensures swifter subject tracking and detection performance than ever before. When using the Flexible Spot AF area setting, you can select a small, medium-sized or large AF area to match the size of your subject and help ensure the camera focuses on the intended area. Wide and Zone focus area settings are also available.

α7R Full-frame ILC body only (no lens included)

Raw detail and full-frame resolution in a palm-sized camera

Specifications

Size & Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D) 126.9 x 94.4 x 48.2 mm
Weight 407 g (Body Only) / 465 g (With battery and media)
Sensor
Sensor Type 35 mm
Effective Pixels 36.4MP
Number of Pixels (total) Approx. 36.8 megapixels
Image Sensor Aspect Ratio 3:2
Anti Dust Charge protection coating on Optical Filter and ultrasonic vibration mechanism
Recording (still images)
Recording Format (Still images) JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
Image Size (pixels), 3:2 L: 7360 x 4912 (36M), M: 4800 x 3200 (15M), S: 3680 x 2456 (9.0M)
Image Size (pixels), 16:9 L: 7360 x 4144 (30M), M: 4800 x 2704 (13M), S: 3680 x 2072 (7.6M)
Image Size (pixels), Sweep Panorama Wide: Horizontal 12,416 x 1,856 (23M),Vertical 5,536 x 2,160 (12M), Standard: Horizontal 8,192 x 1,856 (15M), Vertical 3,872 x 2,160 (8.4M)
Image Quality Modes RAW, RAW+JPEG, JPEG Extra Fine, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard
Picture Effect Posterization (colour, B/W), Pop colour, Retro Photo, Partial colour (R,G,B,Y), High Contrast Mono, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Mono, Miniature, Watercolour, Illustration
Creative Style Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn leaves, Black & White, Sepia, Style Box(1-6), Contrast (-3 to +3 steps), Saturation (-3 to +3 steps), Sharpness (-3 to +3 steps)
Dynamic Range Functions Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level (1-5)), Auto High Dynamic Range (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure Difference Level (1-6 EV, 1.0 EV step))
Shooting
Face Detection On/On (Regist. Faces), Off, Face registration, Face selection (Max. number of detectable faces: 8)
Auto Portrait Framing Yes (Still Images)
Clear Image Zoom Approx. 2x
Smart Teleconverter Approx. 2x
Touch Shutter Yes
Smile Shutter Smile shutter (selectable from 3 steps)
Self-Portrait Yes (3 sec delay/OFF selectable)
Lens Compensation Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion
Noise reduction
Multi Frame NR Auto/ISO 100 to 51200
Noise Reduction Long exposure NR: On/Off selectable, available for shutter speeds longer than 1 sec. High ISO NR: Normal/Low/Off selectable
Focus
Focus Type Contrast-detection AF
Focus Sensor Exmor® R CMOS sensor
Focus Point 25 points (contrast-detection AF)
Focus Mode EV0 to EV20 (ISO100 equivalent with F2.8 lens attached)
Focus Area Multi Point (25 points(contrast-detection AF)) / Zone / Center-weighted / Flexible Spot (S/M/L)
Other Features Focus lock, Eye-Start AF (only with LA-EA2 or LA-EA4 attached(Sold separately))
AF Illuminator -
AF Illuminator range Approx. 0.3m - approx. 3.0m (with FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS attached)
AF Mode AF-S (Single-shot AF), AF-C ( Continuous AF), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual Focus
Focus Sensitivity Range EV0 to EV20 (ISO100 equivalent with F2.8 lens attached)
Viewfinder
Diopter Adjustment -4.0 to +3.0mstyle name="sup"-1/stylediopter
Viewfinder Type 0.5"-type electronic viewfinder (color)
Number of Dots 2,359,296 dots
Brightness Control (Viewfinder) Auto/Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2)
Color Temperature Control Manual (5 steps)
Field Coverage 100%
Magnification approx. 0.71 x (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1mstyle name="sup"-1/style) diopter
Eye Point Approx. 27mm from the eyepiece lens, 22mm from the eyepiece frame at -1mstyle name="sup"-1/stylediopter (CIPA standard)
Viewfinder Display Graphic Display, Display All Info., No Disp. Info., Digital Level Gauge, Histogram
Real-time Image Adjustment Display (Viewfinder) Graphic Display, Display All Info., No Disp. Info., Digital Level Gauge, Histogram
Shutter
Shutter Type Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
Shutter Speed Still images:1/8000 to 30 sec, Bulb, Movies: 1/8000 to 1/4(1/3 steps) up to 1/50 in AUTO mode (up to 1/25 in Auto slow shutter mode)
Flash Sync. Speed 1/160 sec.
Electronic Front Shutter Curtain 1/160 sec.
Flash
Flash Compensation +/- 3.0EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
Flash Range +/- 3.0EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
External Flash Compatibility Sony α System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe, attach the shoe adaptor for flash compatible with Auto-lock accessory shoe
FE Level Lock Sony α System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe, attach the shoe adaptor for flash compatible with Auto-lock accessory shoe
Wireless Control Yes
Flash Control Pre-flash TTL
Flash Modes Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable), Hi-speed sync*4, Wireless control*4
Playback
Playback Modes Single (with or without shooting information RGB histogram & highlight / shadow warning), 9/25-frame index view, Enlarged display mode (L: 23x, M: 15x, S: 11.5x), Panorama (Standard): 25.6x, Panorama (Wide): 38.8x), Auto Review (10/5/2 sec,Off), Image orientation (Auto/Manual/Off selectable), Slideshow, Panorama scrolling, Folder selection (Date/Still/MP4/AVCHD), Forward / Rewind (movie), Delete, Protect
NFC™
NFC™ One-touch remote, One-touch sharing
Compatible OS
Compatible OS Windows Vista 8 SP2,Windows 7 SP1,Windows 8,Mac OS X (v10.6-v10.8)
Print
Compatible Standards Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting
Footnotes
* Continuous movie recording is possible for approximately 29 minutes (limited by product specifications).
** Indicated recording time is defined by repeating the following cycle: Power on, start recording, zoom, stand-by and power off.
*** Indicated recording time is defined by repeating the following cycle: Pressing the MOVIE button. No other operations such as zoom are performed.
Lens
Lens Mount Sony E-mount lenses
Lens Compatibility Sony E-mount lenses
Zoom
Digital zoom (Still Image) L:approx. 4x;M:approx. 6.1x;S:approx. 8x
Digital zoom (Movie) Approx. 4x
Smart zoom (Still Image) M:approx. 1.5x, S:approx. 2x
Recording (movie)
Recording Format (Movie) AVCHD 2.0 / MP4
Video Compression MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio Recording Format AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Other Movie Functions Audio Level Display,Audio Rec Level,Auto Slow Shutter,HDMI Info. Display
Image Size (pixels), PAL* 1920 x 1080(60p, 28M, PS), 1920 x 1080(50p, 28M, PS), 1920 x 1080(60i, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080(50i, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080(60i, 17M, FH), 1920 x 1080(50i, 17M, FH), 1920 x 1080(24p, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080(25p, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080(24p, 17M, FH), 1920 x 1080(25p, 17M, FH), 1440 x 1080(30fps), 1440 x 1080(25fps), VGA(640 x 480, 30fps), VGA(640 x 480, 25fps)
Storage Media
Compatible Recording Media Memory Stick PRO Duo™, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD memory card, SDHC™ memory card, SDXC™ memory card
Storage Media Slot Memory Stick PRO Duo™, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD memory card, SDHC™ memory card, SDXC™ memory card
White balance
White Balance Modes Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent : Warm White / Cool White / Day White / Daylight, Flash, Color Temperature 2500 to 9900K & color filter G7 to M7(15-step), A7 to B7(15-step), Custom, Underwater
AWB Micro Adjustment G7 to M7 ( 15-steps ), A7 to B7 ( 15-steps )
Bracketing 3 frames, H/L selectable
Exposure
Metering Type 1200 - zone evaluative metering
Metering Sensor Exmor® R CMOS sensor
Metering Sensitivity EV0 to EV20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.8 lens attached)
Metering Mode Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Exposure Modes iAUTO, Superior Auto, Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Sweep Panorama, Scene Selection
Scene Selection Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports action, Sunset, Night portrait, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur
Exposure Compensation Still images: +/- 5.0 EV (1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps selectable);Movies: +/- 3.0 EV (1/3 EV steps)
Auto (AE) Bracketing With 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1.0 EV, 2.0 EV, 3.0 EV increments, 3/5 frames (2.0 EV, 3.0 EV : only 3 frames) selectable
AE Lock AE is locked when the shutter button is half pressed (ON/OFF is available in MENU)
ISO Sensitivity ISO 50–25600
LCD Screen
Screen Type 3.0" wide type TFT LCD
Touch Screen 7.5cm (3.0-type) type TFT
Total Number of Dots 921,600 dots
Brightness Control (LCD) Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode
Adjustable Angle Up by approx. 90 degrees, Down by approx. 45 degrees
Display Selecter (Finder/LCD) Up by approx. 90 degrees, Down by approx. 45 degrees
LCD Display Graphic Display, Display All Info, No Disp. Info, Level, Histgram, For viewfinder
Real-time Image Adjustment Display (LCD) Graphic Display, Display All Info, No Disp. Info, Level, Histgram, For viewfinder
Focus Magnifier 35mm full frame: 7.2x, 14.4x APS-C: 4.7x, 9.4x
Peaking MF Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, colour: White/Red/Yellow)
Quick Navi Yes
Image Stabilization
Compensation Effect Not supported (image stabilization supported on lens)
Steadyshot Not supported (image stabilization supported on lens)
Drive
Drive Modes Single-shot, Continuous shooting, Speed Priority Continuous shooting, Self-timer (10/2 sec delay selectable), Self-timer (Cont.) (with 10 sec delay 3/5 exposures selectable), Bracketing
Continues Shooting 4 fps (in Speed Priority Continuous Shooting mode)
WiFi®
View on Smartphone Yes
Upload to PC Yes
View on TV Yes
PlayMemories Camera Apps™ Yes
Interface
PC Interface HDMI micro connector, BRAVIA Sync (link menu), PhotoTV HD, 4K still image PB
HD Output HDMI micro connector, BRAVIA Sync (link menu), PhotoTV HD, 4K still image PB
Others Windows Vista 8 SP2,Windows 7 SP1,Windows 8,Mac OS X (v10.6-v10.8)
Multi Interface Shoe Yes
Audio
Microphone Built-in stereo microphones or ECM-CG50/ XLR-K1M (sold separately)
Speaker Built-in, monaural
Power
Supplied Battery NP-FW50 W-series Rechargeable Battery Pack
Battery Life (CIPA, Still Images) Up to 340 shots
Battery Life (CIPA, Movies) Actual Recording:Approx. 60 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 65 min (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard), Continuous Recording:Approx. 90 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 90 min (LCD monitor)
Internal Battery Charge Yes
External Power AC Adaptor AC-PW20 (sold separately)