Sony Debuts Two Powerful New Full Frame ILCs: The Alpha 7R and Alpha 7

Sony has taken their E-mount lens system to a new level today, with the introduction of the Alpha 7R and Alpha 7. The first mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras to offer full-frame sensors, the a7 and a7R now hold the title of the world's smallest full-frame ILCs. You may be wondering, what's the difference between the two? Well, for the most part these two share identical specifications. They both feature dust and moisture resistant bodies, Sony's completely redesigned BIONZ X processor, increased AF capabilities, built in Wi-Fi, full 1080 HD video recording at 60p, NFC technology for use with smart devices, a tilting 3.0-inch LCD, and the same XGA OLED Tru-finder EVF we've all come to love on the NEX-7.

The main difference between the two is the image sensor. The a7R boasts a 36.4 megapixel full frame Exmor CMOS image sensor, which does not include a low pass filter; offering the highest detail and resolving power possible. The a7 on the other hand sports a 24.3-megapixel full-frame Exmor CMOS image sensor; with a low pass filter like found on most ILCs and DSLRs. The difference in price is about $600 between the two.

For more details on these exciting new Alpha E-mount cameras, see our Sony α7R and α7 Preview.