Sony A7 II vs. Sony A7R

Sony Alpha 7 II vs. Sony Alpha 7R 1

The Sony A7 R features ultra-high resolution sensor on the A7 II is new and features on pixel phase AF points that help you to acquire AF very quickly and the the 5 axis IS inside A7 II works even when you are using third part lenses…

Major Difference

Sony Alpha 7 II vs. Sony Alpha 7R Specification Comparison Table.  

Sony Alpha 7 II vs. Sony Alpha 7R 3

Megapixel: both the cameras come with a full frame sensor but the resolution of 7R is much higher than the A7 II and the image delivered is of high quality and can be processed further for cropping / re-composition… A7R is also suitable when your clients need ultra high resolution image.

Image Stabilization: the Sony A7 II features an unique and recently developed 5-axis image stabilization system that dramatically reduces the blur in the image caused by the cameras shake effect and thus delivers sharp images. The normal IS system reduces camera shake effect by determining only horizontal and vertical movements of the camera. But the new 5 axis IS compensates with the blur caused by the motion of camera in any of the five directions horizontal shift, vertical shift, rotary motion, as well as the yaw and pitch. On the other hand no IS is available on Sony alpha 7R.

Lowpass filter: the alpha 7R is designed in such a way that it eradicates the use of optical low pass filter in order to deliver ultra sharp and clear images with great clarity. On the other hand, due to the presence of an optical low pass filter the A7 II is not able to create as sharp images as the A7R.

AF system: the A7 II features a hybrid AF system that offers both contrast detect and phase detect method. The phase detect AF method helps in acquiring fast AF over the subject and the contrast detect AF system fine tunes the focused area. Thus by working together these two methods allows the user to experience highly accurate and fast AF. While the 7R offers just a normal contrast detect AF method.

AF point: The A7 II offers a total of 117+25 AF points while the alpha 7R offers just 25 AF points for quick and precise focusing.

Top shooting speed: the A7 II can capture 5 shots in a second while the A7R can capture 4 shots in a second.

Video: both the cameras allow the user to capture full HD 1080p videos up to 60fps.

Sony Alpha 7 II vs. Sony Alpha 7R 2

Display: both the camera features a 3.0” 123M DOT tilting LCD display for live time monitoring and playback.

Viewfinder: both the cameras feature an electronic EVF for subject monitoring in the brightest conditions. Additionally the A7R features eye tracking.

WI-FI: Both the cameras features WI-FI which allows the user to connect the camera with any smartphone or tablet based on iOS or Android platform and enables wireless image sharing. The linked devices can also control the cameras remotely. Additionally the sony A7 II features NFC that allows it to connect to any device by just tapping both of them.

Battery: A7 II can takes 340 shots in one battery cycle whereas A7R can also take 340 shots in one battery cycle.

Dimension: both the cameras are of same size

Wight: A7 II weighs more than A7R.

Verdict: If you are a studiographer we recommend you to go with Sony A7R, other wise Sony A7 II is a excellent camera that features 24 MP FF sensor with active phase AF pixels and 5 axis image stabilization, we highly recommend  you to buy Sony A7 II.

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4 comments to Sony A7 II vs. Sony A7R

  • Sammo Mak

    The Low Pass Filter is touted everywhere as will give you super sharp pictures. How about some words comparing the images shot with the A7R and A7II, contrasting any differences. The comments kept saying “Buy the A7II”. It sounds fishy.

  • Mark Shek

    There’s only a low-pass filter comparison between the 2 models, and no mention of how sharp the results under each system is, etc. Which is better over the other? The review, at least with respect to the low-pass filter issue, is useless.

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