Sony a7R review

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Sony a7R review

Sony a7R review

The Sony ILCE-7R (aka Sony Alpha 7R, or Sony α 7R for short) is a very interesting and unusual camera. It was presented on October 16, 2013 along with its younger 'sister' - Sony a7 and 5 full-frame Sony-E mount lenses.

Sony a7R

Sony a7R, slim body.

The Sony ILCE-7R and Sony ILCE-7 are the first full-frame mirrorless cameras with interchangeable lenses and autofocus, although, even before their appearance, Sony managed to present the first full-frame mirrorless compact camera Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX2012 in September 1 (of course , without interchangeable optics). I suspect that the Sony a7, Sony SLT A99 and DSC-RX1 cameras use the same sensor as the basis.

Sony is one of the leaders in full-frame mirrorless cameras. Although the first full-frame mirrorless camera was the Leica M9, ​​the M9, like its successors Leica ME and Leica M, is a 'pure' rangefinder. Also, I am very impressed by the fact that in April 2014 Sony released the product that I personally have been waiting for - the Sony a7S. Unlike other manufacturers who increase megapixelsSony turned back and released a marvelous 12-megapixel camera with a super-sensitive sensor that can 'overclock' ISO to 409.600.

Sony a7R

Sony a7R with rotary display

First of all, the Sony a7R is interesting with its 36 megapixel full-frame sensor. I would like to dwell on the matrix in more detail. Most likely, the same sensor is used in two Nikon cameras - D800 и D800E, there are many indirect evidence of this:

  • researchers from Chipworks disassembled Nikon D800 and finally determined that a matrix from Sony was used there. It's no secret that many Nikon cameras are based on Sony sensors. Of course, this does not mean that the output picture will be the same for both cameras, because the signal processing algorithms from the matrices are different.
  • the a7R and D800 / D800E have the same number of megapixels and they create images with the same maximum size - 7360 X 4912 pixels, which is 36.152.320 (about 36 MP).
  • the same level of ISO 50-25.600. True, the ISO 50 of the D800 / D800E is denoted as Lo1and 25.600 is Hi2. But, at the same time, for auto-ISO in 7R, the range 100-6400 is used, which is the base for the D800 / D800E.
  • Tests showthat the D800 / D800E cameras have almost the same indicators of the main characteristics of image quality. And in fact, the images from these cameras are quite similar.
  • it is noteworthy that Nikon D800E and Sony a7R do not use a low-pass filter, although Nikon D800E everything is a little more complicated.

If this is true, it is very strange that Nikon released its D800 / D800E in February 2012, almost 2 years earlier than Sony its Sony a7R.

Sony a7R

Sony a7R top view

The sensor of the Sony a7R is really amazing, for some photo tasks it is one of the best among all full-frame cameras. It's just strange that Sony a7R RAW files with 14-bit color depth and 36MP weigh almost all as one - 35 MB each. Rumor has it that RAW files from this camera are heavily compressed and do not convey the full potential of the original image quality.

The camera has a mechanical shutter, and it is very noisy, with a not very pleasant 'clanking' sound. When you release the shutter, it sometimes feels like something is going to fall apart in the middle of the camera. When shooting with the Sony a7R, I noticed that sometimes slightly blurry shots are obtained at certain values. excerpts, although, at the same exposures in other cameras, I did not observe such a problem. Most likely, the 'shake' (blurring of the photo due to camera shake) is associated with the vibration created by the shutter, as well as the sensitivity of the camera's matrix with such a high pixel density.

Shutter fulfills excerpts from 30 to 1/8000 s, and excerpt synchronization is a very meager value - 1 / 160 with. Among Nikon CZK, no camera has such a long excerpts sync even ancient Nikon D100 and that has a shutter speed of 1/180 s (the longest among the rest of the CZK). Modern cameras with a mechanical shutter have a sync speed of the order of 1/200 s, cameras of a slightly higher class - 1/250 and 1/320 s.

Sony a7R

Sony a7R, a compartment for the battery and memory cards, as well as the battery itself

When changing the lens, the matrix of the camera remains fully open, and therefore the likelihood of its contamination is much higher than that of SLR cameras, in which it is closed by a mirror and shutter. The camera came to me with a huge dust particle in the very center of the frame, I had to remove it using a special vacuum pump for cleaning the matrixes of cameras. True, I was able to remove only dust (I, for obvious reasons, did not dare to clean myself), so you can easily see the other dirt remaining on the matrix in the examples of photos at the end of this review.

The Sony a7R has another serious drawback - unlike the Sony a7, the a7R does not have a hybrid focusing system with phase sensors built into the matrix, and therefore it can focus only by detecting contrast. In real shooting conditions Sony a7R focuses very slowly and no manipulations with the focus modes help, sometimes it’s easiest to focus manually. It is very strange that the Sony a7R matrix was not finalized.

True, there is one wonderful trick. The camera can be used with Sony LA-EA4 adapterwhich allows you to mount any 'A-mount' lenses on the Sony a7R. The adapter has a translucent mirror and optional phase focusing module with 15 focus points. With this adapter, the Sony a7R achieves excellent fast and consistent focusing with a wide range of A-mount lenses. Ray is happy!

Sony a7R

Sony a7R and film analogue ZK Nikon AF N8008s

You can get used to the controls quickly enough. Many buttons can be reprogrammed for the desired function. I liked the separate correction wheel exposure, although it is duplicated by the rear wheel in some shooting modes. The camera body is well made, Sony a7R sits well in the hand, there are rubber inserts for a comfortable grip.

Sony a7R

Sony a7R with Metabones Leica ME mount adapter for installing Leica lenses on Sony cameras with E-mount

The camera can shoot at maximum speed 4 frames per second, the Nikon D800 / D800E can shoot full-frame at the same speed. The camera has a large buffer for this speed. Moreover, the number of shots that fit into the buffer does not depend on the use of functions that improve the image, for example, such as suppressing the noise level at high ISO values ​​or correcting lens distortions.

On average, when shooting in continuous high speed mode, the buffer contains:

  • 16 JPEG images in X.Fine (super fine) quality, L: 36M
  • 13 RAW format shots
  • 13 RAW + JPEG shots

However, after taking a series of shots, the camera spends quite a lot of time (up to tens of seconds) on writing heavy files to a memory card.

For many users, the Sony a7R is simply interesting as a digital backdrop for manual optics. The camera has a short working distance and therefore theoretically any lens can be mounted on it. By the way, videographers can also use any cinema lenses on Sony a7R. For cameras with E-mount, third-party manufacturers even make adapters that allow you to use autofocus optics from other manufacturers.

The camera weighs about 465 grams, so with a serious body kit there may be inconvenience with the distribution of weight.

Sony a7R

Sony a7R with lens Canon EF-S 18-55 / 3.5-5.6 IS IIinstalled using an adapter Metabones Canon EF - Sony E

Of course, the Sony a7R uses an electronic viewfinder itself EVI quite pleasant at 2.359.000 points with an increase of 0.71x. On Sony a7R, I personally do not like a long time to initialize image output to EVI or camera display. You can also see through a 3-inch deflectable display at 1.230.000 points.

Sony a7R with Industar-50-2 3.5 / 50 lens

Sony a7R with lens Industar-50-2 3.5 / 50

And of course, the Sony a7R is stuffed with various functions:

  • Picking with setting the color of the selection of contours and their intensity.
  • Zebra and manual focus assist.
  • HDR and ADR with different intensity settings.
  • A variety of creative styles and drawing effects.
  • A micro-HDMI port with support for 4K photo output and uncompressed video output.
  • The camera uses one universal slot for two types of memory cards - SD (SDHC, SDXC) and Memory Stick Duo (Pro Duo, Pro-HG Duo)
  • Connector for microphone and headphone, as well as USB 2.0.
  • Face recognition.
  • Built Wi-Fi module for transferring pictures.
  • The auto-ISO function, however, is a pity that you can not set limits on the range and maximum value excerpts. In this case, only the range of ISO 100-6400 for photos and ISO 200-6400 for video is used.
  • Quick panorama mode.
  • Video 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 24p) AVCHD or 1440 x 1080 (30p) MP4 and more.
Sony a7R with Helios-44 2/58 lens

Sony a7R with lens Helios-44 2/58

The weak point of the camera is the battery, which, with the active use of the camera, lasts only 300-400 shots. Sony a7R is quite voracious in terms of power consumption and you can’t shoot a long period on a single charge. On a trip to the outskirts of Kiev, I was pretty much helped by an external USB-battery for my phone (Genius 2500 mAh). The camera charges via USB, so I was able to easily recharge the camera with an extra battery. Unfortunately, the Sony a7R cannot immediately work from the USB port, you must definitely wait for the main battery to charge.

Here link to the archive with the originals - 1.38 GB, 40 .ARW photos (RAW) Also, photos taken on the Sony Alpha 7R, can be found in the reviews: Sony FE 3.5-5.6 / 28-70 OSS SEL2870, Helios-44 2/58Industar-50-2 3.5 / 50, Metabones NF-E mount и Metabones EF-E mount adapter.

Personal experience shooting with the Sony a7R camera

I have been using the camera for a week. All the hymns of praise for this camera that are stuffed with the Internet are smashed to smithereens on the focusing system and EVI. I shot on May 9th, walks in Kiev, visited Sony a7R on a small trip to the bunkers near Belogorodka, tried to shoot animals and flowers, and everywhere I ran into very slow and almost useless auto focus... Even in the case of successful (according to the camera) focusing and the taken picture, you are still playing the 'sharp / unsharp' lottery. I believe that such focusing quality is unacceptable for a camera that Sony often refers to as a professional segment. Shooting even slightly moving objects is not for the faint of heart.

For myself, I concluded that Sony a7R - excellent device for working with almost any manual optics, or for manual focus operation. The picture from the Sony a7R is very saturated, there is a large dynamic range and color depth, and the camera noises more than modern full-frame cameras. I think that the camera is good use for shooting landscapes, architecture, certain types of subject and macro photography, wherever fast focus is required. Personally, I was interested in Sony a7R in the quality of the camera, on which you can test any (due to the short working distance) optics :). But use Sony a7R even as a second / spare camera, I would not.

Of course, when using a camera with 'A-mount' lenses using an adapter Sony LA-EA4 speed, accuracy and focusing tenacity are comparable to those of SLT cameras, but there are still certain drawbacks. The main ones are the absence of 'A-mount' lenses with a stabilizer, the loss of 1/3 of the luminous flux due to the translucent mirror of the adapter, strong focusing points in the center of the frame, the high cost of the adapter, etc.

In addition to very slow focusing, I was very bothered by the slow inclusion EVI or Live View when Sony a7R wakes up from standby. This is an unbearable hard labor - look in black for seconds EVImissing interesting shots. And this is the first camera in which an attempt to sort out the menu makes me just put the camera aside and go have some tea.

You can look at prices for Sony a7R in popular online stores at this link, or in the price block below:
All Sony A7r body prices


Sony ILCE-7R is an ambiguous, but in any case, a very interesting camera :)

All Sony FE Lenses and Cameras


  1. Sony FE 14 mm F / 1.8 GM [April 2021, The Amazon | BH Photo]
  2. Sony FE 20 mm F / 1.8 G [February 2020, The Amazon | BH Photo]
  3. Sony FE 24 mm F / 1.4 GM [September 2018, The Amazon | BH Photo]
  4. Sony FE 24 mm F / 2.8 G [March 2021, The Amazon | BH Photo]
  5. Sony FE 28 mm F / 2.0 [March 2015, The Amazon | BH Photo]
  6. Sony FE 35 mm F / 1.4 GM [January 2021, The Amazon | BH Photo]
  7. Sony FE 35 mm F / 1.4 ZA [October 2013, The Amazon | BH Photo]
  8. Sony FE 35 mm F / 1.8 [July 2019, The Amazon | BH Photo]
  9. Sony FE 35 mm F / 2.8 ZA [February 2014, The Amazon | BH Photo]
  10. Sony FE 40 mm F / 2.5 G [March 2021, The Amazon | BH Photo]
  11. Sony FE 50 mm F / 1.2 GM [March 2021, The Amazon | BH Photo]
  12. Sony FE 50 mm F / 1.4 ZA [July 2016, The Amazon | BH Photo]
  13. Sony FE 50 mm F / 1.8 [March 2016, The Amazon | BH Photo]
  14. Sony FE 50 mm F / 2.8 Macro [August 2016, The Amazon | BH Photo]
  15. Sony FE 50 mm F / 2.5 G [March 2021, The Amazon | BH Photo]
  16. Sony FE 55 mm F / 1.8 ZA [October 2013, The Amazon | BH Photo]
  17. Sony FE 85 mm F / 1.4 GM [February 2016, The Amazon | BH Photo]
  18. Sony FE 85 mm F / 1.8 [February 2017, The Amazon | BH Photo]
  19. Sony FE 90 mm F / 2.8 Macro G U.S.S [March 2015, The Amazon | B.H. Photo]
  20. Sony FE 100 mm F / 2.8 STF GM U.S.S [February 2017, The Amazon | BH Photo]
  21. Sony FE 135 mm F / 1.8 GM [February 2019, The Amazon | B.H. Photo]
  22. Sony FE 400 mm F / 2.8 GM U.S.S [June 2018, The Amazon | BH Photo]
  23. Sony FE 600 mm F / 4 GM U.S.S [June 2019, The Amazon | BH Photo]


  1. Sony FE 12-24 mm F / 2.8 GM [July 2020, The Amazon | BH Photo]
  2. Sony FE 12-24 mm F / 4 G [May 2017, The Amazon | BH Photo]
  3. Sony FE 16-35 mm F / 2.8 GM [May 2017, The Amazon | BH Photo]
  4. Sony FE 16-35 mm T / 3.1 PZ G C [November 2020, The Amazon | BH Photo]
  5. Sony FE 16-35 mm F / 4 ZA U.S.S [September 2014, The Amazon | BH Photo]
  6. Sony FE 16-35 mm F / 4 PZ G [March 2022, The Amazon | BH Photo]
  7. Sony FE 24-70 mm F / 2.8 GM [February 2016, The Amazon | BH Photo]
  8. Sony FE 24-70 mm F / 2.8 GM II [April 2022, The Amazon | BH Photo]
  9. Sony FE 24-70 mm F / 4 ZA U.S.S [October 2013, The Amazon | BH Photo]
  10. Sony FE 24-105 mm F / 4 G U.S.S [October 2017, The Amazon | BH Photo]
  11. Sony FE 24-240 mm F / 3.5-6.3 U.S.S [March 2015, The Amazon | BH Photo]
  12. Sony FE 28-60 mm F / 4-5.6 [September 2020, The Amazon | BH Photo]
  13. Sony FE 28-70 mm F / 3.5-5.6 U.S.S [October 2013, The Amazon | BH Photo]
  14. Sony FE 28-135 mm F / 4 G PZ U.S.S [September 2014, The Amazon | BH Photo]
  15. Sony FE 70-200 mm F / 2.8 GM U.S.S [October 2017, The Amazon | BH Photo]
  16. Sony FE 70-200 mm F / 2.8 GM U.S.S II [October 2021, The Amazon | BH Photo]
  17. Sony FE 70-200 mm F / 4 G U.S.S [October 2013, The Amazon | BH Photo]
  18. Sony-FE 70-300 mm F / 4.5-5.6 G U.S.S [March 2016, The Amazon | BH Photo]
  19. Sony FE 100-400 mm F / 4.5-5.6 GM U.S.S [April 2017, The Amazon | BH Photo]
  20. Sony FE 200-600 mm F / 5.6-6.3 G U.S.S [June 2019, The Amazon | BH Photo]

Autofocus full-frame lenses for Sony E / FE mount are also available from other manufacturers:

(the links above are full and detailed lists of all autofocus lenses of the specified brand).

All Full Frame Sony E-mount Cameras

Materials on the topic

  1. Full frame mirrorless systems... Discussion, choice, recommendations.
  2. Cropped mirrorless systems... Discussion, choice, recommendations.
  3. Cropped mirrorless systems that have stopped or are no longer developing
  4. Digital SLR systems that have stopped or are no longer developing
  5. JVI or EVI (an important article that answers the question 'DSLR or mirrorless')
  6. About mirrorless batteries
  7. Simple and clear medium format
  8. High-speed solutions from Chinese brands
  9. All fastest autofocus zoom lenses
  10. All fastest AF prime lenses
  11. Mirrored full frame on mirrorless medium format
  12. Autofocus Speed ​​Boosters
  13. One lens to rule the world
  14. The impact of smartphones on the photography market
  15. What's next (smartphone supremacy)?
  16. All announcements and novelties of lenses and cameras

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Comments: 198, on the topic: Sony a7R review

  • Eugene

    Just admit to the rogue that the limit of your night dreams is the purchase of zenith at the flea market))) And you can only look at this device behind the glass of the window by clinging your snotty nose to the glass))) Clowns!

    • Rei ayanami

      [+] Eugene

  • Yuri Muller

    Hello everyone, I’m usually a reluctant to interfere in such sweeping conversations, but today I could not stand it. Friends, photographers are pros and amateurs, I’m not a pro, but I have been doing photo for 45 years and I hope that I have the right to vote in comments. Started from CHANGE and further up. I live in Germany, but with my heart and soul I always take pictures with five cameras. I tried 22 lenses with Zenith film and I tried them in the arsenal as well as tried them on other cameras that I had and even took from friends to not buy a new camera I’m finding it difficult to list everything, and it doesn’t make sense basically I’m shooting a NIKON 800 with a TAMRON 18.270 lens, though the batteries are a bit heavy but the net is shaking in my hands. And when you need a good panorama or video, my favorite SONIA HX300 no other camera is better to take A portrait old NIKON 2X I rarely take pictures with KENAN for me it’s rude PENTAX is also a good camera, but I rarely shoot them so for this reason my comment or advice is unnecessary to argue until hoarseness and to show which camera is cooler it all depends on t man and his abilities and cameras for today are all good each one only needs to PHOTO and not click. We respect Yuri.

    • Valery A.

      Great speech, thanks. Especially useful for those who choose their first FA and scatter across the entire market of f / equipment.

    • serg

      contradict yourself.hx300- with a zoom of 1200 + Karl Zeiss not like what kind of soap dish \ nikon-800 is one of the best affordable machines \ pentax probably twenty or more, with dusty moisture \ you can shoot with any device and it is better to shoot with good quality \ k which is what everyone strives for \ and of course to invest less and have more. \\ sony's nex series clearly made it possible to satisfy these desires, and canon and nikon continue to marketing and suck money \\ anyone with arithmetic is fine - it's easy to count.

  • Ingvard

    Arkady, advice is urgently needed, help. I decided to buy a mirrorless full frame. In stores, I ran into a paradox - there is an A7 body for 69,9 tr and A7R body for 63,9 tr. Which one to take? Reviews are very different. There are just happy people sitting on the A7R, manuals and saying that all the shortcomings are paid off by the result of the picture from this matrix. There are those who say that you shouldn't even come close, the shutter is rattling - micro-lubrication, there is no autofocus, etc., that it is better to buy A7. I plan to shoot with manual glasses so far. There are plans to buy an adapter with a semi-mirror and native optics.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      I would take the A7R.

      • Ingvard

        Thank you Arkady! I bought it!

    • serg

      well, what can you say after a while \\ I am satisfied to the maximum \ I am 70 years old but I have not had such quality from various lenses since I was 6 years old when I was presented with a shift \\ and I take landscapes, close-ups and portraits \\ 7p it all gives me \ I don’t need frames per second and I don’t need Africa, but only sharpness and color reproduction.

  • Olgertovich

    Thanks so much for the review. I would like a review of how this camera works with Zeiss t asterisk. Macro planar. Tessar and just a planar 1,4-85 mm. In the backlight, is it easy to shoot a model in a production movement. Tormented by doubts. Take Sonya p7 or Canon 1D 3s. Boo. It seems from reviews that a canon is preferable.

  • Alexander Savenok

    Tell me, if you compare it with the Canon 6D, which camera is better in general, in terms of characteristics? And which is better for shooting landscapes and in low light conditions (astrophoto)?
    Thank you

  • Nicholas

    Thanks for the review.

  • Ilija

    “Sony has four full-frame mirrorless cameras:”.
    And after 6 models are listed.
    Arkady, please correct.

  • Cdiner

    The author, and you can explain what the spot on your test photos in the upper left corner is: 1. Communists in military uniform with red flags, in the upper right corner: 1. Blue irises in dew drops, 2. Willows along the rivulet, 3. A grassy field against the background of a power line, 4. A man in a green raincoat pulls a man in a pink jacket on a hill. 5. A bridge with subway trains. I have exactly the same spot, and in about the same place, but the truth is on Pentax.
    Thank you.

    • Not an author

      in the text
      The camera came to my review with a huge particle of dust in the very center of the frame; I had to remove it with a special vacuum pump to clean the camera matrices. True, I was able to remove only dust (I didn’t dare to clean it myself, for obvious reasons), so you can easily see other dirt remaining on the matrix using the sample photos at the end of this review. Yes, and the camera has no built-in matrix cleaning system

      • Arkady Shapoval


  • Cdiner

    I didn’t understand anything - was the camera tested by the author, or not by the author? If you are not “Not an author,” then why are you harnessed?
    I have exactly the same spot. I did not find it in the store, but I found it literally the next day, when the cloudless sky took a picture. He fastened his optics at home after unpacking, and did not take off any more. The matrix cleaning system is available, K-30.
    I would like to clarify - is it exactly a matrix, or something on the glass?

    • Yarkiy

      Read the materials on cleaning the matrix, on this site, there are tips and instructions on how to check the sensor for contamination and much more.
      Yes, and the author of the site is not required to answer absolutely all questions. If the forum participants see that they can help with an answer, they do it, and they provide invaluable assistance to the project. True, sometimes they are rude and swear, but what to do, people are people.

    • serg

      it's a UFO

  • Cdiner

    Zrozumilo! I liked :)

  • Eugene

    Hello, I downloaded the raves ,,, the question is, what did they shoot? My Nikon d7000 gave much better results in all respects ... most of the photos were taken with a whale lens, why test such a camera with a whale? It's like wearing a 810-18 on Nikon 55.

  • serg

    I REMOVE 7p for more than 1.5 years. But I do not have such pictures with all due respect to Arkady. Super-saturated colors, poisonous green grass / with sharpness are also not okay \ you apparently mixed up the cameras, because in your other reviews from the same camera you imagine stunning in quality pictures. maybe it was necessary?

  • Novel

    After a while, and after digging up some money, I decided to buy a mirrorless camera (I was sitting all the time on canon 50d).
    Nowhere can I find an intelligible review / comparison of the A7m2 and a7r. What's better?
    I shoot both architecture and landscapes as well as portraits and close-ups, and I got tired after compiling a raw video in fifty dollars through magic latern, but I would like to try it here too, it would be much better if the time of laps and so on and so on.
    The question is what to take?
    Thanks everyone! =)

  • Alexander

    Sony A7r is already outdated, it would be nice to test you a new and completely redesigned, technologically two heads ahead of Sony A7R Mark2. We wait)

  • VLAD

    READ ALL !!

    Sony Ukraine has 1 single certified or official EPC service center for brand Vovka 18a in Kiev. The rest of their service only deal with single-lens soap dishes.

    I phoned the EPC repairman (he is only one there for 13 years) and agreed that I was going to Kiev, I would bring a camera, so that while I was in Kiev he would do everything. I took the camera because of the autofocus adjustment of the minolta 85 1.4 d + LA4 had front focus. On the phone, the repairman said the business was in 5 minutes. I brought a camera - when it was received by absolutely wooden personnel, the camera lay with a matrix on top for 30 minutes (a lot of dust was poured), but not the point. So the conclusion of the repairman - the adjustment could not be done because the YUSB port is not connected, for this reason he disassembled the camera to find out the reason, it turned out that there was just such a glitch in the camera. I offered to replace the entire fee, I agreed, but I had to wait 2 weeks, and at that time I had a wedding filming in 4 days, and Arkady with Sony a7p)). I had to refuse and just pick up the camera. Of course, I had to pay for everything, but when I took the camera away, it turned out that the plugs fell out where the YUSB was. I called the master in response and said that it was on all cameras of the 7 series, I argued with him for a long time that this was not possible, etc. In total, he went to disassemble the camera again and came out with the words, "and the truth is, it turns out that you can tighten these plugs on these cameras," he turned the camera around and left. Of course I was shocked ... But this is all bullshit. When we went to take pictures at night on the same day, the aperture wheel turned out to be inoperative. On the trail. the day didn’t get to come to the service, as it was a constitution day holiday, and the train was sent. I waited until the working day, and sent them a camera to fix this problem. I was terribly crap on the phone by a repairman, supposedly I came up with it all. But that's all) I get a camera on the 18th of this month, with the broken down, but with a crack on the case, where the bolts were spinning, and of course there are scratches. And a piece of paper)) that when the camera was received, a crack was already found on the case)) The crack was just under the bolts. I was not that shocked ... I am told that this may be the fault of the Thurman Express service (theirs full delivery officer) to whom they asked them to send the camera, but the service absolutely does not take responsibility for what is in the box. I wrote, called the support service, in Sony - they don't care for the service.
    And the SERVICE is not responsible, as they are supervised by the Sony company.
    It has been 1 month since my last visit to Kiev, and there are still disputes with Sony's company, which does not want to do anything.
    they don’t have a direct number to call
    EPC service says - we can't do anything without Sony Ukraine
    and Sony says, well, the crack was made before visiting the serv, that's all)) ...
    Of course I'm trying to convey to them that the crack is exactly where the yusb and the bolts were spinning.
    There is such a place that it is simply impossible to break it
    so I brought the camera to Kiev)) just for tuning)))

    • Nikolas Di

      Yes, the Ukrainian Sony Center is famous for its gov ,, th. They refused to change me a new lens purchased for a TV channel in conjunction with other equipment based on FS-5 / - for a back front focus zoom lens, they said that this is how it should work. I had to squeeze them through the Kharkiv service center (special thanks to them for their help) + there really was a letter to the European center asking what kind of nafig it is for Sonya Ukraine - only culturally) they had to change .. But the very fact - that they were declare - and this is normal - shocked me.
      I used to always hear that Sony is the best in autofocus - I'll say no. Nikon is much better. and faster and more accurate. Only in the professional series comparing. But this is by the way.
      Sonya is very disappointed.

  • anonym

    Thank you very much for your review, this review helped me to at least think about buying this device, and how not to spend money in vain. Thanks.

  • Konstantin

    The matrix and the ability to shoot with any optics existing for a full frame is a plus. And everything else is a powerful minus. The absence of a stabilizer negates a powerful matrix, it is rarely possible to get sharpness without a tripod. And after the Sony A900, you understand that the Sony A7R is just a toy for fools. To sell it even for half the price is not realistic, people have long understood that this bullshit is not for work but for a show. And lying around idle, and the Sony A900 continues to please, and for more than 6 years, never failed.

    • Pokemon

      In newer newer models there is a stub.

  • Boris

    I have a Sony A7R and cannot see it via USB PC. Bought a BU
    I need to update the firmware and the Russian language, preferably, but I can not do anything
    I think, for starters, reset the bios.
    Do not tell me where is the battery?

    • B. R. P.

      Was that a joke?

  • DR Whoo

    I'm surprised to make an overview of the camera with such mediocre glasses, and almost in auto mode, and then write that the camera is bad)
    If we put on the A7R through an adapter, then the Canon L-series well, or at least 50 1,4
    And then they filmed with Helios-44 2/58, but his autofocus is not tenacious (just kidding)))
    As I remember, I was at the presentation of Nikon D800b so a photographer from Nikon brought
    Nikkor 50 1,8 and some kind of whale 3,5 Not surprisingly, the result was not impressive.
    What can we say about the dark Sony FE 3.5-5.6 / 28-70

    • B. R. P.

      What the Sony dealerships provided, so a review was made (this is about the Sony FE 3.5-5.6 / 28-70). Then, where in the text does it say that “the camera is bad”? Quotes: “a very interesting and unusual camera”, “The sensor of the Sony a7R is really amazing, for some photo tasks - one of the best among all full-frame cameras”, “I liked the separate exposure compensation wheel, although it is duplicated by the rear wheel in some shooting modes ... The camera body is well made, the Sony a7R fits well in the hand, there are rubber inserts for a comfortable grip. " And how does the quality of the glasses affect certain shortcomings of the camera itself, about which the author wrote quite correctly and not biased?

  • Anton

    You write that there is no auto-cleaning of the sensor, but on the official website they write that there is, and there is an anti-static coating for additional.

    • Arkady Shapoval


  • פיטר ציפור

    I bought a Sony a7R at the beginning of 2022 for 700 dollars with 200,000 mileage to replace the Nikon D3100. The difference is significant in quality. It works perfectly with a 28-60 lens. even with a Tamron 7 lens with a kenon stabilizer with a 7 crop adapter, there is no clear sharpness on buildings and objects? But in general, I am satisfied with the device, albeit without stabilization.

    • B. R. P.

      What is "on 100crop"?

      • Specialist

        Probably at 100% magnification of the image (before the pixelation phenomenon).

        • פיטר ציפור

          yes, at 100% magnification of the image, is this how it should be? without processing, the file is equal, or is there a problem with the matrix? it is clean. Thank you.

  • פיטר ציפור

    at a distance of 1.5 km, the buildings are fuzzy, as in American surveys, they are clear. The sharpness is 100% induced, the photo was taken from a tripod. But if you consider it as 24 megapixels, then everything is fine.

    • Specialist

      At 1,5 km, the air layer is large - a haze, pollution interferes. The Americans are in charge.

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