Sony A7R – the first full-frame mirrorless camera released

sony a7r officialIt had to become official after the recent leak and now The Sony A7R compact interchangeable lens camera has been announced.

This is the world’s first full-frame mirrorless camera and it’s packing some serious spec.

The A7R is equipped with a 36.4-megapixel full-frame 35mm Exmor CMOS sensor which can be mated with any of the six full-frame lenses which are compatible with Sony’s E-mount lens format.

The dust and moisture-resistant magnesium alloy body boasts front and back dials, a control wheel and exposure compensation dial, with an OLED viewfinder or tilting 3-inch screen for composing shots.

Inside that case you’ll find a new Bionz X processor which triples the speed of previous cameras, while Sony claims the autofocus is a third faster than conventional contrast-detection autofocus.

The A7R can capture 1,920×1,080 Full HD video and, thanks to its HDMI output, you’ll be able to watch the rushes on a monitor or TV. Audio is taken care with by the built-in stereo mic and sound level controls.

This social snapper also has NFC and Wi-Fi so it can hook-up with Sony Xperia phones, and other Android smartphones and tablets.

A Smart Remote Control apps lets you take shots with your phone which should be perfect for group shots.

You can order the A7R from Sony today, priced at £1600 (body only), and it hits shops in mid to late November.

The A7 costs £1300 for the body or £1550 with a 28-70mm lens and will also be out in November.

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