Sony A7R II with Leica M-Monochrom Comparison

Sony A7R II and Leica M-Monochrom Main Features

  • June, 2015
  • May, 2012
  • 42 MP Full frame BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 18 MP Full frame CCD Sensor
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 160 - 10000 ISO
  • 5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • -
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • Optical (rangefinder) Viewfinder
  • 2359k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • -
  • 5.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 2.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • -
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 127 x 96 x 60 mm, 625g.
  • 139 x 80 x 37 mm, 600g.
  • Price Category:
  • Price Category:

Sony A7R II Scores


Imaging score
87
Features score
82
Value for money score
95
Portability score
79
Overall score
89

Leica M-Monochrom Scores


Imaging score
50
Features score
31
Value for money score
47
Portability score
84
Overall score
46

Leica M-Monochrom with Sony Alpha A7R II Overview


Let's compare Sony Alpha A7R II with Leica M-Monochrom. These models are included in the Pro Mirrorless cameras. Sony A7R II was released in 2015, and Leica M-Monochrom in 2012. Alpha A7R II is newer, which is a plus. M-Monochrom 3 years older. However 3 years, the difference is not so bad.
The sensor resolution of Alpha A7R II is greater than that of M-Monochrom. The difference of 24 MP is quite a lot. The more megapixels the camera has, the more detailed and clear the picture will be. The number of megapixels will also affect the maximum size of the photos, which then can be printed without loss of quality.
At the second camera (M-Monochrom), the minimum ISO value is lower, which gives more opportunities for shooting in daylight. A larger maximum ISO allows you to take good pictures in the dark. At Sony A7R II, the maximum ISO is greater by 15600. Alpha A7R II has image stabilization(5-axis Sensor-shift), M-Monochrom doesn’t, it is a big minus. Sony A7R II has a larger 3-inch Tilting screen, the other camera has a 2-inch Fixed screen.
Alpha A7R II has electronic viewfinder, and the M-Monochrom doesn’t have. Viewfinder Alpha A7R II has a higher resolution of 2359k dots, M-Monochrom has a resolution of no electronic viewfinderk dots. Burst mode, also called continuous shooting mode, sports mode or continuous high speed mode, is a shooting mode in still cameras. Sony Alpha A7R II has 2.0 fps continuous shooting. Sony Alpha A7R II has 2.0 fps continuous shooting.

General Alpha A7R II M-Monochrom
Brand Sony Leica
Model Alpha A7R II M-Monochrom
Announced June, 2015 May, 2012
Body Type SLR-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Sony E Leica M
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1 1
Number of Lenses 116 59
Macro Focus Range n/a n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3" 2"
Screen Type Tilting Fixed
Screen Resolution 1229k pixels 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic Optical (rangefinder)
Viewfinder Resolution 2359
Viewfinder Coverage 100% n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.78 0.68
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 399 0
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec 1/32 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 5.0 fps 2.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash no built-in flash
Flash Modes no built-in flash Front Curtain, Rear Curtain, Slow sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Full frame Full frame
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor Dimensions mm 35.8 x 23.9 mm
Sensor Area 0.0 mm² 855.6 mm²
Sensor Resolution 42 MP 18 MP
Max Image Resolution 7974 x 5316 5212 x 3472
Max Native ISO 25600 10000
Min Native ISO 100 160
Max Boosted ISO 102400 0
Min Boosted ISO 50 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160 None
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 290 shots 350 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Model NP-FW50
Physical
Weight 625 g 600 g
Physical Dimensions 127 x 96 x 60 mm 139 x 80 x 37 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo SD/SDHC card
Storage Slots 1 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

Interesting Pro Mirrorless

Leica M8
Leica M8

10MP | APS-H CCD | Leica M mount

Sony A7S III
Sony A7S III

12MP | Full frame BSI-CMOS | Sony E mount

Sony Alpha A7
Sony Alpha A7

24MP | Full frame CMOS | Sony E mount

Panasonic S5
Panasonic S5

24MP | Full frame CMOS | Leica L mount

Sony Alpha A9
Sony Alpha A9

24MP | Full frame BSI-CMOS | Sony E mount

Sony A1
Sony A1

50MP | Full frame BSI-CMOS | Sony E mount

Sony Alpha A7 II
Sony Alpha A7 II

24MP | Full frame CMOS | Sony E (NEX) mount

Leica M Typ 262
Leica M Typ 262

24MP | Full frame CMOS | Leica M mount

Samsung NX1
Samsung NX1

28MP | APS-C BSI-CMOS | Samsung NX mount

Canon EOS R
Canon EOS R

30MP | Full frame CMOS | Canon RF mount