Sony Alpha ILCE-7R Compact System Camera, HD 1080p, 36.4MP, Wi-Fi, NFC, OLED EVF, 3” Screen, Body Only

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Anything is possible with the world’s smallest and lightest 35mm full-frame interchangeable-lens camera. Switch lenses. Shoot absolute resolution with 36.4MP and no optical low pass filter. Realise your full-frame vision anywhere, anytime, with remarkably realistic detail.

Powerful CMOS sensor
No optical low pass filter means the huge 36.4MP full-frame Exmor CMOS sensor can capture absolute resolution. You’ll notice the difference in the depiction of fine details, the low-noise performance, even in low light, and a wide sensitivity range of ISO 100 to 25600.

High speed
It’s the finer details that really make a difference in photography. The advanced, high-speed BIONZ X image processing engine ensures that every aspect of the scene is faithfully reproduced even when you’re shooting with deep focus and a high pixel count.

Wi-Fi & NFC
Go anywhere, share anytime. Simply touch the camera against an NFC-enabled smartphone or tablet to activate apps or share photos or movies - no extra cables, no complicated connections. Use built-in Wi-Fi to upload to social networks or connect to a PC or TV.

Capturing the moment demands speed and accuracy. Fast Intelligent Autofocus lets you react quickly to maximise the creative potential of the full-frame sensor. The OLED Tru-Finder™ viewfinder shows an exact view of even dimly lit scenes, in high contrast and high resolution.

4K Photos & Full HD
The high image quality and defocusing power of the full-frame sensor open up a world of detail. See your photos on a big screen 4K Ultra HD TV. Or use the camera’s professional movie-making features to shoot detailed Full HD movies in 60p, or 24p for that

Custom controls, robust designYou’re free to travel light but still outperform cameras twice the size. Customisable buttons and an intuitive control wheel easily let you fine-tune settings. The robust build, with dust and moisture resistant seals, mean you’re ready for any assignment.

IncludesBattery, adapter and micro USB cable.

Lenses & Cases
One of the biggest advantages of this camera is the sheer shooting flexibility on offer. You can use additional lenses to take wide-angle, telephoto, or close-up shots to suit just about any situation. The shorter the focal length (measured in mm), the wider the view will be – the longer the focal length, the more telescopic the picture. With a selection of interchangeable lenses at your disposal, the creative possibilities are endless. Click here to browse our selection.
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Battery life Information How long the battery lasts for (and if applicable) until it needs recharging
Approx 270 shots per charge
Camera Type
Compact System
HDMI output, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi, NFC
H94.4 x W126.9 x D48.2mm
Direct printing Information Can connect to a compatible digital camera to print without the need to use a computer.
Eligible for International Delivery
Image Stabilisation
Internal Memory
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
Maximum ISO Rating
Megapixels Information 1 Megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels. A pixel is an individual element of a digital image. Megapixels determine the resolution of an image and the more you have the higher the quality of the image.
Memory Card Type
SD, SDHC, SDXC, Memory Stick
Model name / number
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Sensor Type
Shooting Modes
Sweep Panorama
Touch Screen
Video Resolution
1080p HD video
Weight Information Unpackaged weight
Zoom (digital) Information Enlarges video captured by the optical zoom and makes it seem even closer
Zoom (optical) Information A 7 x zoom will get you closer to your subject than a 5 x zoom


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Q & As

Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 2 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by A Great Bit Of Kit The Sony A7R is a great camera, make no mistake about that. To get a full frame sensor into such a small package is quite a feat of engineering. Canon and Nikon take note! and catch up! Its a very simple camera to use - once you've set it up that is. I'm using legacy MF lenses and checking focus is very easy with Focus Peaking and the Zebra feature makes clipping due to overexposure impossible. The sensor is super sensitive, expose for the highlights and there's lots of detail to recover in post processing. The only downside is a lack of Image Stabilisation on the sensor, maybe the A7RII will correct this. 5 stars for the camera but the manual is pants!! 17 February 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Brilliant but Flawed The concept of a 36.4 mega pixel, full-frame, compact system camera is great. I was looking for a light, high quality product for travel photography - I'm really fed up of heavy cameras. Unfortunately, this is not the answer. The shutter is very noisy, it is extremely difficult to ensure correctly focussed images, at times almost impossible to focus at all. Pity, because when used with the Zeiss lenses, the results can be superb. More development needed, I think. 11 July 2014
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