- 61MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
- 240.8MP Pixel Shift Multi Shooting
- OLED EVF 2.36M dots
- 5-Axis 7 Stops IBIS
- 8fps Continuous Shooting
- 4K/30P (no crop) Video
- Built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
QUICKFACT SHEETThe Sony A7CR (aka a7CR, α7CR, Alpha 7CR) is a compact and lightweight full-frame mirrorless camera for serious and advanced-level photographers. The A7CR is not quite the Sony A7R V crammed into an APS-C-sized body; the A7R V is the much better camera by a long shot. Instead, the A7CR uses the high resolution sensor and image processing engine of the A7R V, and can be considered as the high resolution version of the A7C II.
The Sony A7CR features a full-frame 61MP back-illuminated CMOS sensor; Pixel Shift Multi Shooting at 240.8MP; 15 stops of dynamic range (at lower sensitivities); 5-axis 7 Stops IBIS (In-Body Image Stabilization); Sony’s latest AI-based Real-time tracking AF (Human, Animal, Bird, Insect, Car, Train, Airplane); continuous shooting at up to 8 fps (7 fps in Silent Mode); video at 4K/30P (no crop), 4K/60P (1.24x crop) and Full HD/120P; Auto Framing (like on the ZV-E1); a 3.0-inch Vari-Angle Touch LCD monitor with 1.03M-dot resolution; a 2.36M-dot XGA OLED Tru-Finder™ EVF with 0.70x magnification; a single SD UHS-II card slot; and, a Front Dial (which was missing on the A7C). It does not have an AF joystick.
Here, in tabular form, are the main differences between the A7C II and A7CR:
|Image Sensor||33MP||61MP (240.8MP)|
|Phase-Detect AF Points||759, 94% sensor||693, 79% sensor|
|ISO||100-51200, 50, 102400, 204800||100-32000, 50, 102400|
|Continuous Shooting||10 fps (mechanical shutter), 10 fps (electronic shutter, Silent Mode)||8 fps (mechanical shutter), 7 fps (electronic shutter, Silent Mode)|
|Video||4K/60P (1.5x crop), 4K/30P (no crop)||4K/60P (1.2x crop), 4K/30P (1.5x crop)|
|Battery Life||540 (LCD) / 510 (EVF)||520 (LCD) / 470 (EVF)|
|Grip Extension GP-X2||Not included||Included|
|Price||US $2,199.99||US $2,999.99|
Notice that the main criteria in choosing the A7CR over the A7C II is that you absolutely need the more detailed high resolution images of the A7CR.
There are a number of connectivity features that make the A7CR practical for those who post to social media sites. Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth allow for remote Live View shooting and easy transfer of images to your smartphone or tablet. You can use the A7CR as a webcam (Imaging Edge Webcam software free to download) for livestreaming.
Of course, the Sony A7CR is supported by a system of high quality lenses, vertical grip, external flashes, microphones, monitor hood, shooting grip with wireless remote commander, grip extension, and software that further expand the shooting system.
|SONY A7CR SPECS AT A GLANCE (AUG 29, 2023)|
|SENSOR RESOLUTION:||61MP (240.8MP)||SENSOR TYPE:||FULL-FRAME CMOS|
|LENS:||SONY E||ISO:||100-32000, 50, 102400|
|FOCUS:||693 POINTS; HUMAN, ANIMAL, BIRD, INSECT, CAR, TRAIN, AIRPLANE||AF SENSITIVITY:||EV-4 – EV20 (F2.0)|
|VIEWFINDER:||OLED EVF 2.36M DOTS, 0.70X MAGNIFICATION, 22MM EYE POINT||LCD:||2.95″ 1.03M DOTS, VARI-ANGLE TOUCH|
|I.S.:||5-AXIS 7 STOPS||VIDEO:||4K/60P/30P/24P, FULL HD/120P/60P/30P/24P|
|SHUTTER:||1/4000 SEC. – 30 SEC.||X-SYNC SPEED:||1/160 SEC.|
|CONTINUOUS SHOOTING:||8 FPS / 7 FPS (SILENT)||STORAGE MEDIA:||SD (UHS-II)|
|MICROPHONE:||3.5MM DIAMETER STEREO MINI JACK||HEADPHONE:||3.5MM DIAMETER STEREO MINI JACK|
|CONNECTIVITY:||WI-FI, BLUETOOTH, USB-C, HDMI MICRO CONNECTOR (TYPE-D),, WIRELESS REMOTE SHOOTING|
|OTHER:||TIME-LAPSE, ACTIVE MODE, S-CINETONE, AUTO FRAMING, FOCUS BRACKETING, ANTI-FLICKER SHOOTING, DUST- AND MOISTURE-RESISTANT|
|DIMENSIONS:||124.0 X 71.1 X 63.4 MM (4.88 X 2.80 X 2.50 IN)||WEIGHT:||430 G (15.2 OZ)|
|PRICE:||US $2,999.99 / CAD $4,099.99||BUY:||SONY A7CR|
The Sony A7CR is supplied in the box with the removable Grip Extension GP-X2 which screws at the bottom and provides an additional few cms for the handgrip.
The Sony A7CR (2023, US $2,999.99 / CAD $4099.99) is easy to recommend if you desire full-frame image quality and very high resolution images (you mainly shoot landscapes, architecture or portraits), prefer a compact and light body, and Sony’s famed Real-Time Tracking AF.
If you do not need 61MP resolution, but would still like a compact full-frame mirrorless camera, check out the Sony A7C II (2023, US $2,199.99 / CAD $2999.99) with 33MP.
- Sony A7CR Press Release
- Sony A7CR Technical Specs
- Sony A7C R Instruction Manual
- Sony A7CR Software & App Download
- Sony A7CR Firmware Update
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