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Sony transforms the world of full-frame photography with the introduction of its amazing new α7R - The world's smallest and lightest 35mm full-frame interchangeable-lens camera with the highest image quality in the history of the α lineup. This unprecedented combination of revolutionary compactness and remarkably realistic image quality with supremely natural detail will delight photographers and cinematographers seeking the best of all worlds.
*Among interchangeable-lens cameras equipped with a 35mm full-frame (equivalent) image sensor (as of October 16, 2013) according to Sony's internal survey.
Through cutting-edge proprietary technology, including a 35mm full-frame EXMOR image sensor and new BIONZ X image processing engine, Sony realized resolution and image quality that bring photography a step closer to faithfully capturing reality. Discover photos and moves with more realistic details than ever before - in a camera of revolutionary dimensions that breaks all previous standards.
The new high-speed BIONZ X image processing engine faithfully reproduces textures and details in real time, as seen by the naked eye, via unrivaled high-speed processing capabilities. It enables more natural details, more realistic images, richer tonal gradations and lower noise whether you shoot still images or movies.
The newly developed 36.4-megapixel 35mm full-frame EXMOR CMOS sensor delivers unbelievably high resolution in combination with high sensitivity and extremely low noise. 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.
Have a favourite camera function? The α7R allows you to customize 9 buttons so your favourite settings are always quick and easy to get to. With your most frequently used camera functions assigned to the customizable buttons of your choice, you can enjoy speedier, more intuitive operation and maximum convenience.
Shooting comfort and freedom is also enhanced by the tiltable LCD screen. Capture everything from high to low angles easily thanks to the smooth tilting of the LCD and the camera's compact mobility.
View every scene clearly in the accurate and bright XGA OLED Tru-finder, with high-end features such as 100% frame coverage and wide viewing angle. Since images in the viewfinder come straight from the image sensor, they faithfully reproduce what you'll see in your recorded images. So, you can fine-tune every detail with remarkable accuracy when composing the shot.
Thanks to the XGA resolution of the viewfinder, you can also magnify the image to simplify manual fine-tuning of the focus whether shooting still images or movies. The Peaking function can also be activated to colourize the most sharply focused areas of your image for quick confirmation (level of sensitivity and highlight colour are adjustable).
Carefree shooting in tough environments is yours thanks to comprehensive dust and moisture resistance measures that prevent water and dust from entering the body. These measures include sealing around the buttons and dials, as well as a protective double-layered structure that tightly interlocks panels and components.
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 images sensor. An anti-static coating also helps prevent dust and other particles from adhering to the sensor when changing lenses.
Never before have such powerful moviemaking capabilities been available in a camera this small. The unprecedented combination of mobility and functionality unleashes exciting moviemaking possibilities. By taking full advantage of the 35mm full-frame sensor, audio production features and flexible lens interchangeability, you can create movies of breathtaking visual sound and quality with exquisite background blur, remarkably clear details, and the sensitivity to bring dark scenes to vibrant life. 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, clean HDMI output, P/A/S/M modes and your choice of 60p or 24p recording further expand your creative options.
Fast Intelligent AF provides extremely fast AF performance despite the employment of a full-frame sensor. In fact, it achieves top-level AF speed in the full-frame category through the support of various advances including the new lightening-fast BIONZ X, high-speed full-frame image sensor output, and the newly developed Spatial Object Detection that accelerates performance by speeding communication with the lens.
NEW AF area setting options
When using the Flexible Spot AF area setting, you can select a small, medium-size of your subject and help ensure the camera focuses on the intended area. Wide and Zone focus area settings are also available.
NEW Eye AF
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.
Lock-on AF for moving subjects
It's easy to keep moving subjects in focus with Lock-on AF. It adjusts target frame size based on subject characteristics and makes use of a wide AF area to ensure usage of the optional AF point for smooth, stable autofocusing.
You can instantly transfer a photo or MP4 movies to your Android™ smartphone or tablet by simply touching it with the camera - thanks to built-in Wi-Fi and NFC™ (Near Field Communication*). Once a photo or movie has been transferred, you can upload it directly to your favourite Social Networking Site with ease. Touching your mobile device with the camera can also activate Smart Remote Control, which is pre-installed in the camera and lets you control the camera's shutter-release from your smartphone or tablet. Setting up your mobile device for these Wi-Fi/NFC capabilities is as simple as downloading a free PlayMemories Mobile app.
*Requires NFC-compatible android device
Enhance your camera with PlayMemories Camera Apps. The exciting new application download service, PlayMemories Camera Apps, lets you add new functions to your camera's existing feature-set to heighten photographic expression according to your own creative needs. Direct Upload uploads photos directly to networking services and Smart Remote Control allows a smartphone to control the camera. Or use the free PlayMemories Mobile app to transfer photos and movies to your smartphone or tablet via Wi-Fi.
|Camera Type:||Mirrorless Camera|
|Lens Mount:||Sony E-Mount|
|Effective Pixels:||36.4 MP|
|Sensor Type/Size:||35.9 x 24.0mm Exmor CMOS Sensor|
|File Formats:||JPEG, RAW|
|Dust Reduction System:||Yes|
|Memory Card Type:||Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC memory cards|
|Shutter:||Bulb, 30 - 1/8000 sec.|
|Remote Control:||RM-VPR1 (Sold Separately)|
|Metering Method:||Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot|
|Exposure Modes:||AUTO (iAUTO, Superior Auto), Programmed AE, Aperture priority, Shutter-speed priority, Manual, Scene Selection, Sweep Panorama, Movie|
|White Balance Modes:||Auto WB / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluorescent (Warm White / Cool White / Day White / Daylight) / Flash / Color Temperature (2500 to 9900K) & Color Filter (G7 to M7: 15 steps, A7 to B7: 15 steps) / Custom / Underwater|
|Continuous Shooting:||4 fps (Speed Priority)|
|Self Timer:||2 Sec. , 10 Sec.|
|Connectivity:||NFC (Near Field Communication), DC IN (via AC-PW20AM, Sold Separately), HDMI D micro connector, Multi Interface Shoe, A/V Remote Terminal, Tripod Mount : 1/4" (20 thread), Hi-speed USB (USB2.0), Headphone Jack, Microphone Input|
|Viewfinder Type:||Electronic Viewfinder|
|Viewfinder Size:||0.5 in.|
|Diopter Adjustment:||-4.0 m-1 to +3.0m-1|
|Display Screen Type:||3.0"|
|File Size:||1920 x 1080; 1440 x 1080; 640 x 480|
|Aspect Ratio:||3:2, 16:9|
|Continuous Shooting Time:||NA|
|Audio Recording:||Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC|
|Flash Modes:||With optional external flash: Flash off, Auto flash, Fill-flash, Rear Sync., Slow Sync., Red-eye reduction (On/Off selectable), Hi-speed sync, Wireless|
|Guide No. (Feet/Metres):||NA|
|Max Sync Speed:||NA|
|Flash Compensation:||With optional external flash: +-3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)|
|Operating/Storage Temperature:||0-40 C (32 to 104 F)|
|Weight:||407 g (14.4 oz.) Body Only|
|Dimensions (WxHxD):||126.9 x 94.4 x 48.2mm (5 x 3 3/4 x 1 15/16 in.)|
|Aperture (Max. & Min.):||None|
|Camera Mount Type:||None|
|Angle of View:||None|
|Minimum Focus Distance:||None|
|Maximum Close-Up Magnification:||None|