a7R (Alpha 7R) Interchangeable Lens Camera


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  • 36.4 MP Full-Frame Exmor® CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X™ engine for superb detail and noise reduction
  • E-mount interchangeable lens system
  • Fast Intelligent Autofocus for quick, accurate contrast detection
  • High contrast XGA OLED Tru-Finder


Lens Mount Sony E-mount lenses
Lens Compatibility Sony E-mount lenses


TYPE 35 mm
SENSOR 35 mm full frame Exmor® CMOS sensor
Number Of Pixels (Effective) 36.4MP
Number of Pixels (total) 36.8 MP
Image Sensor Aspect Ratio 3 : 2
Anti-Dust System Charge protection coating on Optical Filter and ultrasonic vibration mechanism

Recording (still images)

Recording Format (Still images) JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.3, MPF Baseline compliant)
RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
Image Size (pixels), 3:2 L: 7360 x 4912 (36M)
M: 4800 x 3200 (15M)
S: 3680 x 2456 (9.0M)
Image Size (pixels), 16:9 L: 7360 x 4144 (30M)
M: 4800 x 2704 (13M)
S: 3680 x 2072 (7.6M)
Image Size (pixels), Sweep Panorama Wide: Horizontal 12,416 x 1,856 (23M),Vertical 5,536 x 2,160 (12M)
Standard: Horizontal 8,192 x 1,856 (15M), Vertical 3,872 x 2,160 (8.4M)
Image Quality Modes RAW
JPEG Extra Fine
JPEG Standard
Picture Effect Posterization (Color, B/W)
Pop Color
Retro Photo
Partial Color (R,G,B,Y)
High Contrast Mono
Toy Camera
Soft High-key
Soft Focus
HDR Painting
Rich-tone Mono
Creative Style Standard
Night Scene
Autumn leaves
Black & White
Style Box (1-6)
Contrast (-3 to +3 steps)
Saturation (-3 to +3 steps)
Sharpness (-3 to +3 steps)
Dynamic Range Functions Off
Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level (1-5))
Auto High Dynamic Range (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure Difference Level (1-6 EV, 1.0 EV step))

Recording (movie)

Recording Format AVCHD 2.0 / MP4
Video Compression MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio Recording Format AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Image Size (pixels), PAL 1920 x 1080 (60p, 28M, PS)
1920 x 1080 (60i, 24M, FX)
1920 x 1080 (60i, 17M, FH)
1920 x 1080 (24p, 24M, FX)
1920 x 1080 (24p, 17M, FH)
1440 x 1080 (30fps)
VGA(640 x 480, 30 fps)
Movie Functions Audio Level Display, Audio Rec Level, Auto Slow Shutter, HDMI Info. Display

Storage Media

Compatible Recording Media Memory Stick PRO Duo™
Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™
Memory Stick XC-HG Duo
SD memory card
SDHC™ memory card
SDXC™ memory card

Noise Reduction

Noise Reduction Long exposure NR: On/Off selectable, available for shutter speeds longer than 1 sec. High ISO NR: Normal/Low/Off selectable
Multi Frame NR Auto/ISO 100 to 51200

White Balance

White Balance Modes Auto
Fluorescent: Warm White / Cool White / Day White / Daylight
Color Temperature 2500 to 9900K & color filter G7 to M7(15-step), A7 to B7(15-step)
AWB Micro Adjustment G7 to M7 (15 steps), A7 to B7 (15 steps)
Bracketing 3 frames, H/L selectable


Focus Type Contrast-detection AF
Focus Sensor Exmor® CMOS sensor
Focus Point 25 points (contrast-detection AF)
Focus Sensitivity Range EV0 to EV20 (ISO100 equivalent with F2.8 lens attached)
AF Mode AF-S (single-shot AF)
AF-C (continuous AF)
DMF (Direct Manual Focus)
Manual Focus
Focus Area Multi Point (25 points (contrast-detection AF)) / Zone / Center-weighted / Flexible spot (S/M/L)
Other Features Focus Lock
Eye-Start AF (only with LA-EA2 or LA-EA4 attached (sold separately))
AF Illuminator range Approx. 0.3 m - approx. 3.0 m (with FE 28-70 mm F3.5-5.6 OSS attached)


Metering Type 1200 - zone evaluative metering
Metering Sensor Exmor® CMOS sensor
Metering Sensitivity EV0 to EV20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.8 lens attached)
Metering Mode Multi-segment
Exposure Modes iAUTO
Superior Auto
Programmed AE (P)
Aperture priority (A)
Shutter-speed priority (S)
Manual (M)
Sweep Panorama
Scene Selection
Scene Selection Portrait
Sports action
Night portrait
Night Scene
Hand-held Twilight
Anti-Motion Blur
Exposure Compensation Still images: +/- 5.0 EV (1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps selectable); Movies: +/- 3.0 EV (1/3 EV steps)
Auto (AE) Bracketing With 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1.0 EV, 2.0 EV, 3.0 EV increments, 3/5 frames (2.0 EV, 3.0 EV: only 3 frames) selectable
AE Lock AE is locked when the shutter button is half pressed (ON/OFF is available in MENU)
ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index) ISO 50–25600


Viewfinder Type 0.5 in-type electronic viewfinder (color)
Number of Dots 2,359,296 dots
Brightness Control (Viewfinder) Auto/Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2)
Color Temperature Control Manual (5 steps)
Field Coverage 100%
Magnification approx. 0.71 x (with 50 mm lens at infinity, -1m-1 ) diopter
Dioptre Adjustment -4.0 to +3.0m-1 diopter
Eye Point Approx. 27 mm from the eyepiece lens, 22 mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1 diopter (CIPA standard)
Viewfinder Display Graphic Display
Display All Info
No Disp. Info
Digital Level Gauge

LCD Screen

TYPE 3.0 in type TFT LCD
Total Number of Dots 921,600 dots
Brightness Control (LCD) Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode
Adjustable Angle Up by approx. 90 degrees, Down by approx. 45 degrees
LCD Display Graphic Display
Display All Info
No Disp. Info
For viewfinder
Focus Magnifier 35 mm full frame: 7.2x, 14.4x APS-C: 4.7x, 9.4x
Quick Navi Yes
Peaking MF Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow)

Other Features

Face Detection On/On (Regist. Faces)
Face registration
Face selection (Max. number of detectable faces: 8)
Auto Object Framing Yes (Still Images)
Clear Image Zoom Approx. 2x
Smart zoom (Still Image) M: approx. 1.5x
S: approx. 2x
Digital zoom (Still Image) L: approx. 4x; M: approx. 6.1x; S: approx. 8x
Digital zoom (Movie) Approx. 4x
PlayMemories Camera Apps™ YES
Lens Compensation Peripheral Shading
Chromatic Aberration
Image Processor BIONZ X™
Self-Portrait Yes (3 sec delay/OFF selectable)
Smile Shutter Smile shutter (selectable from 3 steps)
Touch Shutter Yes


Shutter Type Electronically controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
Shutter Speed Still images: 1/8000 to 30 sec, Bulb
Movies: 1/8000 to 1/4 (1/3 steps) up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto slow shutter mode)
Flash Sync. Speed 1/160 sec.

Image Stabilization

Steadyshot Not supported (image stabilization supported on lens)
Compensation Effect Not supported (image stabilization supported on lens)

Flash Control

Flash Control Pre-flash TTL
Flash Compensation +/- 3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
Flash Modes Flash off
Slow Sync.
Rear Sync.
Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable)
Hi-speed sync*4
Wireless control*4
External Flash Compatibility Sony a System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe, attach the shoe adapter for flash compatible with Auto-lock accessory shoe


Drive Modes Single-shot
Continuous shooting
Speed Priority Continuous shooting
Self-timer (10/2 sec delay selectable)
Self-timer (Cont.) (with 10 sec delay 3/5 exposures selectable)
Continuous Drive Speed (approx. max.) 4 fps (in Speed Priority Continuous Shooting mode)


Playback Modes Single (with or without shooting information RGB histogram & highlight / shadow warning)
9/25-frame index view
Enlarged display mode (L: 23x, M: 15x, S: 11.5x)
Panorama (Standard): 25.6x, Panorama (Wide): 38.8x)
Auto Review (10/5/2 sec, Off)
Image orientation (Auto/Manual/Off selectable)
Panorama scrolling
Folder selection (Date/Still/MP4/AVCHD)
Forward/Rewind (movie)


NFC™ One-touch remote, One-touch sharing
HD Output HDMI micro connector
BRAVIA Sync (link menu)
PhotoTV HD
4K still image PB
Multi Interface Shoe Yes
Interfaces Multi/Micro USB Terminal
Multi Interface Shoe
Microphone minijack
Headphone minijack
Vertical Grip Connector


Microphone Built-in stereo microphones or ECM-CG50/XLR-K1M (sold separately)
Speaker Built-in, monaural


Compatible Standards Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting


Supplied Battery NP-FW50 W-series Rechargeable Battery Pack
Battery Life (Still Images) Up to 340 shots
Battery Life (CIPA, Movies) Actual Recording: Approx. 60 min (viewfinder) / Approx. 65 min (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)
Continuous Recording:Approx. 90 min (viewfinder) / Approx. 90 min (LCD monitor)
External Power AC Adapter AC-PW20 (sold separately)
Internal Battery Charge Yes

Size & Weight

Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.00 x 3.72 x 1.90 mm
Weight (with battery and memory card included) 14.36 oz (body only) / 16.40 oz (with battery and media)

WiFi® & NFC

View on Smartphone Yes
Upload to PC Yes
View on TV Yes
Wireless & Network Capabilities Wi-Fi®®
NFC One-touch functionality
Downloadable Camera Apps

Compatible OS

Compatible OS Windows Vista 8 SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Mac OS X (v10.6–10.8)


* Continuous movie recording is possible for approximately 29 minutes (limited by product specifications).
Indicated recording time is defined by repeating the following cycle: Power on, start recording, zoom, stand-by, and power off.
*** Indicated recording time is defined by repeating the following cycle: Pressing the MOVIE button. No other operations such as zoom are performed.
  • Power cord
  • Rechargeable Battery (NP-FW50)
  • AC Adaptor (AC-UB10)
  • Shoulder strap
  • Body cap
  • Accessory shoe cap
  • Eyepiece cup
  • Micro USB cable

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