Sony A7R Image Quality on Par with Nikon D800/D800E

Sony A7 and A7R-3

I remain very impressed with the Sony A7 and A7R full frame mirrorless cameras. Now that DxO Mark results are out, it looks there’s good reason to buy into the hype of these new cameras. The 36MP A7R scored virtually identical in image quality to the Nikon D800 and D800E (both are also 36MP). 

Sony A7R vs Nikon D800 and D800E

While the Nikon D800E remains atop the list for full frame image quality, the A7R scored only negligibly lower than it. For all but the number crunchers, the cameras are capable of producing the same image quality.

And for further measure of the A7R’s quality, it heavily outscored the Canon 5D Mark III in overall quality.

Sony A7R vs Canon 5D Mark III

You can read more about the DxO Mark results here.



  1. Tim L says

    I love my Canon glass but this could be the camera that I’ve been waiting for: small, light, full frame, super dynamic range… I’ll have to take a closer look at the lens map for this new system.

  2. Pont says

    off course the score are almost identical, the 3 camera share the same sensor. image sensor inside recent nikon DSLR was made by sony, the only difference are in the internal image processing inside the body (firmwire, processor, etc).

    @Tim L: It’s a mirrorlest so it can swallow every 35mm SLR lens, yes it’s including every Canon EF mount lenses. you just have to find the adapter that already hit the market.