The A7 features a full-frame 24MP CMOS, while the A7R has a 36MP CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter. The A7 uses a Hybrid AF system similar to the one found on the SLT-A99, while the A7R has traditional contrast detection.
Both cameras use Sony’s new Bionz X processor and also have XGA (1024 x 768 pixel) EVF, tilting LCDs, Wi-Fi, and weatherproof bodies.
Sony A7 / A7R key features
- 24.3 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor with OLPF [A7]
- 36.3 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor with no OLPF [A7R]
- E-mount with support for FE, E, and A-mount lenses (with adapter)
- Bionz X image processor
- Hybrid AF system with 25 contrast-detect and 117 phase-detect points [A7 only]
- Weather-sealed magnesium alloy body
- 3-inch tilting LCD with 1.23 million dots
- XGA (2.4 million dot) electronic viewfinder
- Diffraction correction technology
- Full HD video recording at 1080/60p and 24p; uncompressed HDMI output
- Wi-Fi with NFC capability and downloadable apps
Watch the introductory video:
Read DPreview’s first impressions of the new Sony A7 series cameras. I’m drooling already. Are you?