Sony A7R vs Nikon D800: which full-frame camera should you buy?

Sony A7R vs Nikon D800: which full-frame camera should you buy?

Sony A7R vs Nikon D800 comparison: 06 Lenses

Sony A7R vs Nikon D800 comparison: 06 Lenses

Despite the Sony A7 and A7R using Sony’s E-mount, you’ll need to tap into the new FE line of lenses to capture full-frame images.

Existing E-mount lenses have been designed to work with smaller APS-C sensors. They can still be attached to the Sony A7 and A7R, but you’ll need to decide whether you want the image to be cropped (in which case the resolution drops to 15MP on the A7R and 10MP on the A7) or appear with a strong vignette.

To support the launch of the Sony A7 range, 5 new full-frame E mount lenses are being made available. The full complement won’t be run out until at least February 2014, with only a 35mm f/2.8 option available at launch.

However, the Sony AR7 can take a wide range of Sony A-mount lenses and off-brand lenses, including those from Canon and Nikon, using third-part adapters.

In comparison to Sony, Nikon has the most backwards-compatible, expansive range of camera lenses on the market. If you’re looking to buy into a system rather than a single camera, then it’s Nikon for the win.

PAGE 1 – Sony A7R vs Nikon D800 comparison: 01 Sensor resolution
PAGE 2 – Sony A7R vs Nikon D800 comparison: 02 Autofocus
PAGE 3 – Sony A7R vs Nikon D800 comparison: 03 Exposure and processing
PAGE 4 – Sony A7R vs Nikon D800 comparison: 04 Build Quality
PAGE 5 – Sony A7R vs Nikon D800 comparison: 05 Viewfinder and LCD screen
PAGE 6 – Sony A7R vs Nikon D800 comparison: 06 Lenses
PAGE 7 – Sony A7R vs Nikon D800 comparison: 07 Video
PAGE 8 – Sony A7R vs Nikon D800 comparison: 08 Connections
PAGE 9 – Sony A7R vs Nikon D800 comparison: 09 Price
PAGE 10 – Sony A7R vs Nikon D800 comparison: our conclusion

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