Sony A7CR vs A7R V: comparing two megapixel monsters

Sony A7CR vs A7R V
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Sony’s new A7C compact mirrorless cameras have certainly got everyone talking, especially the Sony A7CR. This seems to take the sensor and even the AI processor right out of the mighty Sony A7R V and cram them into a smaller, cheaper body.

Where the Sony A7CR is like a ‘rangefinder’ version of the Sony A7R V, the Sony A7C II, released at the same time, is like a compact version of the A7 IV. Both new cameras have their advantages, and you can check them out in our in-depth Sony A7C II vs A7CR comparison.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at