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Sony Alpha 7CR Full Frame (no lens included) Compact 61-megapixel full-frame mirrorless camera with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth®

Item # 158L7CR

This lightweight, full-featured mirrorless camera has amazing resolution.

This lightweight, full-featured mirrorless camera has amazing resolution.

Item # 158L7CR

In stock

About the Sony Alpha 7CR Full Frame (no lens included)

Woody Sherman

Sony's high-resolution specialist

If you've been poking around the mirrorless camera listings on this site, you might be doing a double-take right now. Yes, the Sony a7CR is, from an external standpoint, a near-twin of the a7C II. And they are both excellent cameras. But the new, high-resolution a7CR has a 61-megapixel full-frame sensor, versus the a7C II's still very capable 33-megapixel one, which offers nimbler video performance. The a7CR's significantly higher resolution. And that makes a difference for landscape, architectural, portrait, and fine art photographers, in part because the a7CR makes great use of the internal sensor-shift stabilization technology for a special trick. Read on.

Sony's high-resolution specialist

If you've been poking around the mirrorless camera listings on this site, you might be doing a double-take right now. Yes, the Sony a7CR is, from an external standpoint, a near-twin of the a7C II. And they are both excellent cameras. But the new, high-resolution a7CR has a 61-megapixel full-frame sensor, versus the a7C II's still very capable 33-megapixel one, which offers nimbler video performance. The a7CR's significantly higher resolution. And that makes a difference for landscape, architectural, portrait, and fine art photographers, in part because the a7CR makes great use of the internal sensor-shift stabilization technology for a special trick. Read on.

Sony a7CR 61-megapixel sensor

The a7CR's 61-megapixel sensor takes pictures with amazing detail.

Up to 241-megapixels?

Sony's Pixel Shift Multi Shooting mode produces four successive RAW captures that can be combined in desktop software to create a finished 61MP shot with full color information from each pixel. And that's not all: 16 successive stable-mounted shots can be combined for one massively detailed 241-megapixel tableau, so that you can rival the effect of large-format capture. It's perfect for those who need to print large images or crop specific details.

4K video spoken here

This camera features 4K shooting at up to 60 fps with a slightly less aggressive crop factor than its cousin above, 1.24x. This means it features a wider field of view for those expansive scenes. It's unusual to find such range in a camera-body this compact. (But again, the a7C II's sensor excels at capturing video detail and color, so that camera might be a videographer's choice.)

The supremely capable travel camera

All this adds up to a feature-rich near-flagship camera that's ready to live in a small travel kit or carry-on bag. And just for the landscape capture features alone, you'll find yourself amazed by the new possibilities that present themselves while you are on the go.


Product highlights:

  • 61-megapixel, back-illuminated, full-frame (35.7 x 23.8 mm) Exmor R™ CMOS image sensor
  • in-body, 5-axis image stabilization for smooth handheld image capture
  • durable magnesium-alloy body is weather-sealed against dust, dirt, and moisture
  • BIONZ XR™ image processor for speedy operation and reduced noise at high ISO settings
  • compatible with full-frame Sony E-mount lenses
  • dedicated AI processor for advanced subject recognition and tracking
  • Pixel Shift Multi Shooting enables 16-image composites with staggering resolution
  • built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for easy file sharing and control from compatible smart devices
  • 2.36-million-dot high-resolution electronic XGA OLED (.70x magnification) viewfinder for easy eye-level composition
  • 3" LCD rotating touchscreen for image composition and review
  • Fast Hybrid AF autofocus system with 693-point phase-detection AF sensors
  • Real-time Tracking and Real-time Eye AF for sharp captures of moving subjects
  • smartphone connectivity with Sony's Creators' app
  • multi-interface shoe expands camera's compatibility with external flash and video accessories
  • includes Sony GP-X2 grip extension for increased stability and comfort during on-the-go shooting
  • intuitive menu system for easy settings changes
File formats and storage:
  • records still images in RAW, JPEG, HEIF, RAW+JPEG, and RAW+HEIF formats
  • top JPEG resolution (pixels): 9,504 x 6,336
  • records photos and video onto optional SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS-I/II compliant memory cards
  • supports 14-bit RAW data output
Video recording:
  • pro-quality 4K 4:2:2 10-bit movie recording up to 60p/50p
  • 1080p HD video recording at up to 120 frames per second
  • HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) HDR picture profile with full 4:2:2 10-bit color sampling
  • S-Log3 and S-Cinetone video profiles, plus user-assignable look-up tables (LUTs) for professional post-production color options
Exposure modes and controls:
  • up to 8 frames per second in continuous shooting mode with auto-focus and auto-exposure tracking
  • program auto, shutter-priority, aperture-priority, manual, and fully automatic exposure modes
  • ISO range: 100-32,000 (expandable to 50-102,400 for stills)
Warranty, connections, and dimensions:
  • includes high-capacity NP-FZ100 lithium-ion battery
  • USB Type-C connection (SuperSpeed USB 3.2) for file transfer and charging
  • 5-7/16"W x 2-15/16"H x 2-1/2"D (camera body, as measured by Crutchfield)
  • weight: 18.2 oz. (camera body with battery and memory card)
  • warranty: 1 year

What's in the box:

  • Camera body (black)
  • ALC-B1EM body cap (installed)
  • Accessory shoe cap (installed)
  • GP-X2 Extension Grip
  • NP-FZ100 Lithium-ion rechargeable battery (7.2V 2280mAh 16.4Wh)
  • Neck strap
  • Startup Guide (English)
  • Startup Guide (French)
  • Reference Guide
  • Warranty card
  • Sony Protection Plans/Product Registration

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More details on the Sony Alpha 7CR Full Frame (no lens included)

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Features & specs

LCD Screen Size 3"
Adjustable-angle LCD Yes
Touchscreen Yes
Waterproof No
GPS-enabled Via Smartphone
Lens 35mm Equivalent None included
Optical Zoom ---
Digital Zoom ---
Filter Diameter ---
Manual Focusing Yes
Manual Exposure Yes
Built-in Flash No
HDMI Output Micro
Wireless Features
Wi-Fi Built-in
Bluetooth Y (4.2)
Live Stream Capable Y
Internal Memory None
Memory Stick No
CFexpress Cards No
CompactFlash Cards No
XQD Cards No
Sensor Size Full-frame
Megapixels 61
Image Stabilization In-body + IS lens
Highest Resolution 9504 x 6336
4K Video Yes
Video Resolution 3840 x 2160
Width (inches) 5-7/16
Height (inches) 2-15/16
Depth (inches) 2-1/2
Weight With Battery (ounces) 18.2
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

Product Research

Recording Features
Wi-Fi / Bluetooth
Playback Functions
Battery Information
Recording Features

Overview: The Sony α7CR (ILCE-7CR) Alpha-series camera delivers unparalleled resolution in a compact and lightweight body. The α7CR has a 61.0 mega-pixel full-frame 35mm image sensor, and is compatible with more than 70 Sony E-mount lenses. With the LA-EA5 Mount Adapter, the camera can also use Sony A-mount lenses. It comes with a rechargeable battery, neck strap, and a removable grip extension. No lenses are included with this "body only" kit.

Grip Extension: The camera is designed with a comfortable grip that is stable and secure. The new GP-X2 Grip Extension (included) attaches to the bottom of the camera to give you maximum comfort and minimum fatigue over long handheld shooting sessions. It is held in place by a fixing screw in the camera's tripod screw socket. When installed, the Grip Extension adds approximately 3/4" to the overall height of the camera. The extension has a hinged battery replacement cover that swings up when unlocked, allowing you to change the camera's battery without removing the grip. The Grip Extension is 4.89" (w) x 0.913" (h) x 2.245" (d), and weighs 2.7 ounces.

3" Vari-angle LCD Screen: The α7CR uses a 3" Vari-angle LCD screen with 1,036,800 dots. You can open the LCD up approximately 176° and rotate up to 180° and down by 90°. The bright LCD monitor features a touch-sensitive panel with convenient Touch Shutter, Touch Focus, Touch AE, and Touch Tracking functions. Sony's menu structure is more intuitive, making it easier to change camera settings. The brightness of the LCD monitor can be adjusted in 5 steps from -2 to +2, plus a Sunny Weather mode.

0.39" OLED Electronic Viewfinder: The 0.39" XGA OLED electronic color viewfinder has 2,359,296 dots and 100% of frame coverage. It has a magnification of 0.70x (with a 50mm lens), and a -2 to +2 brightness adjustment. It has a -4.0 to +3.0m diopter adjustment to focus the viewfinder to your eyesight. The Finder Frame Rate can be switched between 60fps (standard) and 120fps (Hi). You can set the camera to switch between the LCD screen and viewfinder automatically when you look into the VF, or manually choose one or the other in the camera's menu.

Display Options: The Display Setting (DISP) button lets you choose how much information appears in the viewfinder and LCD monitor. During shooting using the LCD monitor, the options are Display All Info, No Display Info, Histogram, Digital Level Gauge, and For Viewfinder. During Shooting using the viewfinder, you can choose from Digital Level Gauge, Histogram, and No Display info. During playback, using either the monitor or viewfinder, you can cycle between: Display Info, Histogram, and No Display Info.

Live View: The α7CR's Live View lets you use the LCD screen and Electronic Viewfinder to frame your photos as you shoot. When the Live View display is set to "Setting Effect On", the LCD or viewfinder will provide an accurate preview of your photo, including the white balance, exposure compensation, creative style or picture effect. With the "Setting Effect Off", you can check the image composition without the effects of the exposure settings.

SteadyShot: The α7CR is equipped with an advanced optical 5-axis Image Stabilization unit with an image sensor-shift mechanism. SteadyShot reduces image blur caused by camera shake from five different directions: vertical, horizontal, pitch, yaw, and roll. The compensation effect is equal to approximately 7 stops. When recording still images, you can turn Image Stabilization on or off. For movies, you can choose between Active, Standard, or off. In-body Image Stabilization works with a wide range of E-mount and A-mount lenses (with mount adapter) that do not include stabilization of their own. Using lenses with Optical SteadyShot provides the maximum amount of compensation.

Image Sensor: The α7CR features an advanced Exmor R™ back-illuminated full-frame CMOS image sensor (35.9 x 23.9mm) with an aspect ratio of 3:2. It has approximately 62.5-million total pixels and 61.0-million effective pixels for still images and 50.8-million effective pixels for movies. The sensor combines with Sony's BIONZ XR™ image processor which provides up to eight times more processing power than its predecessor (BIONZ X). It delivers natural gradations, realistic color, low noise, superior image quality, and fast menu response.

Still Image Recording Formats: The α7CR can shoot JPEG, HEIF, and RAW still images. Full-frame JPEG and HEIF images are recorded in Extra Fine, Fine, Standard, and Light compression rates, and three sizes (L, M, S). RAW images are recorded in Compressed or Uncompressed formats. RAW images must be transferred to a computer for processing, editing, and printing using the downloadable Imaging Edge software. Images can also be recorded in an APS-C-equivalent size. You can choose from 3:2, 16:9, 4:3, or 1:1 aspect ratios. You can select the following image sizes:

Aspect Ratio Size Image Size
3:2 Large 60M: 9504 x 6336
Medium 26M: 6240 x 4160
Small 15M: 4752 x 3168
4:3 Large 54M: 8448 x 6336
Medium 23M: 5552 x 4160
Small 13M: 4224 x 3168
16:9 Large 51M: 9504 x 5344
Medium 22M: 6240 x 3512
Small 13M: 4752 x 2672
1:1 Large 40M: 6336 x 6336
Medium 17M: 4160 x 4160
Small 10M: 3168 x 3168

Movie Recording Formats: The α7CR offers 4K movie recording at 60 fps, 30 fps, and 24 fps (NTSC), and Full HD movies at 60p, 30p, 24p, and 120p. Movie formats include:

  • XAVC HS 4K: Records in 4K resolution (3840 x 2160) at 60p/50p and 24p frame rates with bit rates of 200M, 150M, 100M, 75M, and 45M and Long GOP compression.
  • XAVC S 4K: Records in 4K resolution (3840 x 2160) at 60p/50p, 30p/25p and 24p frame rates with bit rates of 200M, 150M, 140M, 100M, and 60M and Long GOP compression.
  • XAVC S HD: Records in Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080) at 60p/50p, 30p/25p frame rates with bit rates of 50M, 25M, 16M, and 100M, and Long GOP compression.
  • XAVC S-I 4K: Records in 4K resolution at 60p/50p, 30p/25p, and 24p at 600M, 300M, and 240M bit rates and Intra movie compression.
  • XAVC S-I HD: Records in Full HD resolution at 60p/50p, 30p/25p, and 24p at 222M, 111M, and 89M bit rates and Intra movie compression.

APS-C/Super 35mm Mode: In the menu, you can set the camera to record in APS-C-equivalent size for still images and in Super 35mm-equivalent size for movies. When set to On, the angle of view becomes approximately 1.5 times the focal length indicated on the lens.

Compatible Media: The α7CR accepts SD, SDHC, and SDXC Memory Cards (UHS-I and UHS-II compatible), and microSD/SDHC/SDXC cards (with adapter). The required card types and speeds vary with the recording format you use:

Recording Format Supported Memory Cards
Still Images SD / SDHC / SDXC
Time-lapse Shooting: XAVC HS 4K / XAVC S 4K / XAVC S HD
SDHC / SDXC (U3 or higher)
S&Q Motion Shooting: XAVC S-I 4K / XAVC S-I HD
Time-lapse Shooting: XAVC S-I 4K / XAVC S-I HD
SDHC / SDXC (V90 or higher)
S&Q Motion Shooting: XAVC HS 4K / XAVC S 4K /XAVC S HD SDHC / SDXC (V60 or higher)

Focusing System: The α7CR has a wide-area, high-density auto focus system with 693 phase-detection points covering approximately 79% of the image areas. This allows the camera to recognize the subject even when they only occupy a small area of the frame.

Real-time Tracking: The camera's Real-time Tracking feature uses artificial intelligence to track moving subjects when shooting still images and movies. The camera maintains accurate focus while the shutter button is pressed halfway until you take the shot. Touch Tracking lets you select your subject by touching it on the touch-screen monitor. If the subject is a person, the AI detects and tracks the subject's eye and face in real time for sharp portraits. You can select the left or right eye in the menu. There's even Eye AF Animal and Bird modes to track the eye of your pet or wildlife.

Focus Modes: You can choose from the following Focus Modes:

  • AF-S (Single-shot AF): The camera focuses and the focus is locked when you press the shutter button halfway down. Recommended for use with motionless subjects.
  • AF-A (Automatic AF): Single-shot and Continuous AF are switched according to the movement of the subject. If the subject is motionless, the camera locks the focus. If the subject is in motion, the camera continues to focus.
  • AF-C (Continuous AF): The camera continues to focus when you press and hold the shutter button halfway down. Recommended for use when the subject is in motion.
  • DMF: After focusing automatically, you can make fine focusing adjustments manually (Direct Manual Focusing).
  • Manual Focus: When it is difficult to get the proper focus in auto focus mode, you can adjust the focus manually. This mode allows you to set the distance of a subject by rotating the focusing ring to achieve a sharp focus.

AF (Auto focus) Area: You can choose between the following settings:

  • Wide: The camera focuses automatically on a subject in all ranges of the image.
  • Zone: You can select a zone (consisting of 9 focus areas) on the monitor on which to focus.
  • Center Fix: The camera uses the AF area located in the center area exclusively.
  • Spot (L, M, S): You can change the size of and move the focusing area in order to focus on a small subject or narrow area.
  • Expand Spot: If you cannot focus on a single selected point, you can use focus points around the flexible spot as a secondary priority area for focusing.
  • Tracking: When the shutter button is pressed halfway, the camera tracks the subject within the selected autofocus area.

Eye AF: The new Eye AF function can be assigned to a customizable button. When Eye AF is selected, the camera focuses on a person's eyes for extremely sharp focusing of the face. You can choose the right eye, left eye, or leave it up to the camera to choose either the left or the right eye.

Face Memory: The camera can detect human faces, and adjusts the focus, exposure, performs image processing and adjusts flash settings for best results. Faces can be registered, and priority given to those faces over others in the frame. Up to 7 faces can be detected and/or registered.

Focus Lock: If a subject is off-center and outside of the AF area, you can lock the focus of the camera.

AF Illuminator: When you press the shutter button halfway down a red illuminator is emitted until the focus is locked. Under dark lighting conditions or when you shoot a low contrast subject, the AF illuminator allows the camera to focus more easily on the subject.

Drive Modes: The camera offers the following shooting modes:

  • Single Shooting: Default setting for standard picture taking; takes one image when you press the shutter button.
  • Continuous Shooting: You can take photos continuously while the shutter button is held down. In Hi+ Continuous Shooting mode, images are shot continuously at the maximum speed (at approximately 8 fps) while you press and hold down the shutter button. The Hi (6 fps), Mid (5 fps), and Lo (2.5 fps) Continuous shooting modes make it easier to track, because the subject is displayed in real time on the monitor/viewfinder during shooting. The maximum number of frames you can shoot continuously is 1000 or more HEIF images or approximately 320 JPEG images (at fine compression).
  • Self-Timer: You can set the camera to four different self-timers:
    • 10 Second: After you press the shutter button, the shutter will be released about 10 seconds later. This is convenient when the photographer wants to appear in a photo.
    • 5 Second: After you press the shutter button, the shutter will be released about 5 seconds later. This is convenient when the photographer wants to appear in the photo.
    • 2 Second: After you press the shutter button, the shutter will be released about 2 seconds later. This is convenient to reduce camera-shake.
    • Continuous: The camera records 3 or 5 images continuously after a pre-selected delay of 10, 5, or 2 seconds. You can choose the best shot from the shots taken.
  • Bracket Shooting: The camera is capable of shooting multiple images, each with a different setting. You can choose from the following Bracket options:
    • Continuous Bracket: Shoot 3 or 5 images, each with different degrees of brightness (0.3EV, 0.5EV, 0.7EV, 1.0EV, 2.0EV or 3.0EV). The images are taken as you press and hold the shutter button.
    • Single Bracket: Same as Continuous Bracket above, except that the shutter button is pressed for each image.
    • Focus Bracket: The camera can take between 2 and 299 shots continuously with the focus shifted within the range of 1 to 10.
    • WB Bracket: The camera records three images, each with different color tones, according to the selected settings of white balance, color temperature, and color filter. You can select Low (small changes in white balance) or High (large changes in white balance).
    • DRO Bracket: The camera records three images, each with different degree of D-Range Optimizer. You can select Low (small changes in DRO) or High (large changes in DRO).

Shooting Modes: The top-mounted Mode Dial lets you select from the following shooting modes:

  • iAuto (Intelligent Auto): This mode allows easy shooting with settings adjusted automatically.
  • Program Auto (P): For shooting with the exposure adjusted automatically (both the shutter speed and the aperture value), while allowing you to adjust other settings manually.
  • Aperture Priority (A): This mode allows you to shoot after adjusting the aperture value manually, letting the camera set the appropriate shutter speed. This mode gives you greater control over the depth of field.
  • Shutter Priority (S): This mode allows you to shoot after adjusting the shutter speed manually, letting the camera set the appropriate aperture. With a high shutter speed, the moving subject appears as if it is frozen on the image. With a slow shutter speed, the moving subject appears as if it were flowing.
  • Manual Exposure (M): This mode allows you to shoot after adjusting the exposure (shutter speed and aperture) manually.
  • Memory Recall (1, 2, 3): You can register often-used camera settings (including Shooting Mode, Aperture, Shutter speed) in one of three memory positions on the Mode Dial for easy recall.

Still/Movie/S&Q Dial: A lever beside the Mode Dial lets you choose between Still Images, Movies, or S&Q (Slow and Quick Motion).

Silent Shooting: In addition to the camera's mechanical shutter, the α7CR is equipped with an electronic shutter which has no moving parts. Using the electronic shutter, you can capture images in total silence and without vibration. This is particularly helpful when recording animals or sleeping babies.

Exposure Compensation: Exposure compensation is used to alter the camera's standard exposure setting. You can make the image look lighter (increased exposure) or darker (decreased exposure) The exposure compensation amount can be set up to +/-3.0 EV in 1/3-step increments using the touchscreen control or +/-5.0 EV in 1/3-step or 1/2-step increments in the menu. When shooting movies, the exposure can be adjusted in a range of +/-2.0 EV.

Metering Mode: A 1200-zone evaluative sensing system provides multi-pattern measuring for superior exposure control accuracy in a wide range of lighting conditions. You can select the method for measuring the brightness of a subject from the following five methods:

  • Multi: This method uses the whole screen divided into 1200 zones to measure light.
  • Center: While emphasizing the central area of the screen, this method measure the average brightness of the entire screen.
  • Spot: This method measure light only in the spot metering circle in the center of the frame.
  • Entire Screen Average: Measures the average brightness of the entire screen.
  • Highlight: Measures the brightness while emphasizing the highlighted area on the screen.

White Balance: You can adjust the color tones according to the lighting conditions. You can choose from the following WB options: Auto WB, Auto: Ambience, Auto: White, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm White), Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Flash, Underwater Auto, Color Temperature, Color Filter, and Custom (1, 2, 3).

Color Temperature/Color Filter: You can adjust the white balance further by selecting Color Temperature or Color Filter in the Custom White Balance option. With Color Temperature, the higher the number, the more reddish the image, and the lower the number, the more bluish the image. Color Filter achieves the effect of Color Compensation filters for photography. Based on the set color temperature as the standard, the color can be compensated to Green (G) or Magenta (M).

ISO Settings: ISO is a unit of measurement of sensitivity to light. The larger the number, the higher the sensitivity. The camera's ISO can be set manually or automatically, between 100 and 32,000, depending upon the exposure mode. When the Expanded ISO range is turned on, sensitivity can be set as low as ISO 50, or as high as 102,400. For Movies, the sensitivity is set between ISO 100 and 32,000.

Creative Look: Creative Look lets you set a mood or capture your subjects the way you want. There are 10 Creative Look presets, each of which are customizable with 8 adjustable parameters. The presets include: ST (standard finish), PT (portraits), NT (subdued tones), VV (vivid colors), VV2 (clear vivid colors), FL (enhanced sky or greens), IN (matte textures), SH (bright, transparent images), BW (black & white), and SE (sepia). Each preset can be adjusted as follows: Contrast, Highlights, Shadows, Fade, Saturation, Sharpness, Sharpness Range, and Clarity.

Multi-Interface Shoe: The α7CR does not have a built-in flash, but is equipped with the Multi-Interface Shoe, allowing you to use an external flash, such as the HVL-F20M, HVL-F28RM, HVL-F45RM, or HVL-60RM. The ECM-M1 Digital Shotgun microphone and the ECM-B1M stereo shotgun microphone are also compatible. The M-I Shoe's digital audio interface lets you capture exceptionally high sound quality. The optional XLR-K3M adapter kit lets you choose from three recording formats: 48kHz/16-bit 2-channel, 48kHz/24-bit 2-channel, or 48kHz/24-bit 4-channel.

Flash Features: When an optional external flash is attached, the camera offers several Flash Modes: Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, and Wireless. You can adjust the amount of flash light in a range of -3.0 EV to +3.0 EV with the Flash Compensation feature.

Wi-Fi / Bluetooth

Wireless Overview: The Sony α7CR lets you connect wirelessly with your mobile phone, tablet, or computer via Bluetooth (ver. 4.2) or Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4GHz/5GHz) through the Creators' (mobile) App or Imaging Edge Desktop apps.

USB Streaming: You can connect the camera to a computer and use the camera video and audio for live streaming and web-conferencing services. The streaming data is in MJPEG or YUV420 with PCM audio (48kHz, 16-bit, 2 channels).

Creators' App: To interface with the Sony α7CR, your smartphone/tablet must have the Sony Creators' App mobile application. With the app, you can transfer still images and 4K videos from your camera, shoot remotely using your phone, add location information from your smartphone to your image files, and change and save camera settings using your phone. It also gives you access to Creators' Cloud, a file storage and management platform that provides support from shooting to production with Sony's camera technology and Cloud AI. The app is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, and requires iOS 15.7 or later (including iOS 17). It is also compatible with Android smartphones and tablets with the Android 9.0 and up operating environment.

Playback Functions

Playback Screen: You can view your photos back as a single image on the LCD monitor, as an Index or as a Slide Show. During Image Index mode, you can view 9 (3 x 3) or 30 (6 x 5) images at once.

Auto Review: After an image is recorded, you can have the camera automatically display it on the LCD monitor for two, five or 10 seconds. You can also turn off auto review.

Image Rotation: Vertical shots can be rotated automatically so that they are displayed upright during playback. This can be done manually or automatically.

Slide Show: You can automatically play back still images continuously in a slide show. You can set the interval to 1, 3, 5, 10, or 30 seconds.

View Mode: There are three View Modes to choose from for playing back images and movies: Date View, Folder View (Still), Movie View (by date).

D-Range Optimizer: The camera allows you to correct the brightness and contrast of an image automatically, using the D-Range Optimizer (DRO) function. The DRO optimizes the gradations of a recorded image in each area of the image; you select the optimal level from Lv1 (weak) and Lv5 (strong).

CTRL for HDMI: When connecting the camera to a TV using an HDMI cable, you can operate the camera by aiming the TV remote control at the TV. HDMI control can be turned off, if desired.

Protect Images: You can protect all images on your memory card or select only certain images to be protected from accidental erasure.


Microphone Jack: The 3.5mm microphone jack lets you connect an external microphone. If the external microphone has plug-in power, the power for the microphone is supplied by the camera through this jack. When an external mic is connected, the built-in microphone is turned off automatically.

Headphone Jack: You can connect headphones to the camera through this stereo 3.5mm headphone jack. This allows you to listen to audio as it's being recorded, or as the movie file is being played back.

Micro HDMI: The camera has a Micro HDMI (Type D) jack for connecting the camera to an HDMI-equipped TV or video recorder. HDMI resolution options include 2160p, 1080p, 1080i, and Auto.

USB-C: The α7CR is equipped with a USB 3.2 USB-C port. SuperSpeed USB 3.2 enables blazing fast file transfers (up to 5 Gbps), compared to USB 2.0 (480 Mbps maximum). This extra speed is especially useful when you're performing PC-tethered shooting, allowing you to quickly review your images on your PC monitor without having to wait for the images to load.

Multi Interface Shoe: The top-mounted Multi Interface Shoe is a single-point connection for multiple Sony accessories, such as flash units, video lights, and microphones.

Battery Information

InfoLithium Battery: The α7CR is powered by the supplied, high-capacity NP-FZ100 InfoLithium battery (7.2V, 2280mAh, 16.4Wh). The battery communicates data to the camera, so that the percentage of battery power remaining can be displayed. The battery life specs are as follows:

Function Battery Life Number of Images
Shooting Still Images Screen Mode --- Approx. 530 images
Viewfinder Mode --- Approx. 490 images
Recording Movies
Screen Mode Approx. 100 minutes ---
Viewfinder Mode Approx. 95 minutes ---

Recording Movies

Screen Mode Approx. 155 minutes ---
Viewfinder Mode Approx. 155 minutes ---

Charging: The NP-FZ100 InfoLithium battery requires approximately 255 minutes (4 hours 15 minutes) to reach a full charge in the camera. There is no battery charger, USB cable, or AC adapter included with the camera. To charge the camera, you will need a USB cable with a USB-C plug (either USB-C to USB-C or USB-A to USB-C) and a USB charging adapter with an output rated at 1.5A or greater.

Power Save: You can set different time intervals for the camera to switch to Power Save mode. You can set the interval to 10 seconds, 1 minute, 2 minutes, 5 minutes, or 30 minutes. Once the camera goes into Power Save mode, you can return to the shooting mode by pressing the shutter button halfway.


Downloadable Software: The α7CR does not include software in the box. Instead, Sony offers software for Windows- and Mac-compatible computers for importing still images and movies recorded with the camera to your computer. You can download the software to your computer using the appropriate link found in the camera's HelpGuide.

Imaging Edge (Remote / Viewer / Edit): Imaging Edge desktop software lets you remotely operate the camera from your computer, either tethered with a USB cable or wirelessly via Wi-Fi. The software lets you make precise adjustments to the focus and composition, using the grid, guide, and overlay functions, and view images live on the large computer screen. You can also perform confirmation, selection, image-quality adjustment, and RAW development on your computer. IEDT also supports Pixel Shift Multi Shooting to generate images with a higher resolution than is possible with regular shooting by combining four RAW images on your PC. The software is compatible with 64-bit versions of Windows 10 and Windows 11, as well as macOS 11, 12, and 13 operating systems.

Catalyst Browse/Prepare: Catalyst Browse is a free software app that lets you preview XAVC S and XAVC HS clips. You can also view and edit the metadata, apply image stabilization using metadata, and apply color calibration. Clips can be transcoded to a variety of formats, or copied to the local hard drive. Catalyst Prepare (requires payment) adds functions such as organizing clips into bins, and performing basic timeline editing using storyboards. Catalyst Browse and Catalyst Prepare are available for Windows and macOS platforms.

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