Sony A7s vs A7R: How Do They Compare?

Great News! The new Sony A7S is now in stock and ready for purchase at the Adorama Store. For those of you eager to get your hands on this camera check out this product review by AdoramaPro’s Daniel Norton.

If you’re having a hard time deciding between the A7s and the Sony A7R and would like to see how these two cameras compare, check out this review:

“The Sony A7s lacks the ultra-high resolution of the A7R and the hybrid phase detection/contrast detection autofocus system of the A7, but it introduces a newly developed sensor that offers a similar sensitivity range to the Nikon D4s. With the trend for high-resolution full-frame sensors, the A7s seems a step backwards. However, with fewer, larger pixels on the Exmor CMOS sensor, the Sony A7s offers the potential for an improved signal-to-noise ratio, and as a result should deliver a better low-light performance.

“Aside from ISO performance, the other key difference between the Sony A7s and its Alpha stablemates comes in the shape of the A7s’s advanced video capabilities. The Sony A7 and A7R both offer Full HD video (AVHCD progressive, 1920x1080p @60p), but the A7s also brings 8-bit 4:2:2 4K video capture, stealing a march on other DSLR and Compact System Camera manufacturers, aside from Panasonic – a company which, like Sony, has an enviable heritage in the professional camcorder business.

“Rather than produce a one-camera-fits-all CSC, Sony is building a range of high-end E-mount camera bodies that are designed to appeal to different types of photographer. The Sony A7s is for users who need high-quality video capture in their workflow, whereas the A7R is for photographers who need to maximise detail and need to make large-size prints – portrait, landscape and still-life shooters. In terms of Sony A7s competitors, the Panasonic GH4 is the obvious choice.” (Read more HERE)

Want to compare for yourself? Go to the Sony website and compare these two products and decide which best suits your needs.


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