Sony A7R IV with Leica M8 Comparison

Sony A7R IV and Leica M8 Main Features

  • July, 2019
  • July, 2007
  • 61 MP Full frame BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 10 MP APS-H CCD Sensor
  • 100 - 32000 ISO
  • 160 - 2500 ISO
  • 5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • -
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • Optical (rangefinder) Viewfinder
  • 5760k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • -
  • 10.0 fps continuous shooting
  • -
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • -
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 129 x 96 x 78 mm, 665g.
  • 139 x 80 x 37 mm, 591g.
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Sony A7R IV Scores


Imaging score
95
Features score
92
Value for money score
89
Portability score
76
Overall score
98

Leica M8 Scores


Imaging score
50
Features score
33
Value for money score
51
Portability score
84
Overall score
45

Leica M8 with Sony Alpha A7R IV Overview


Let's compare Sony Alpha A7R IV with Leica M8. These models are included in the Pro Mirrorless cameras. Sony A7R IV was released in 2019, and Leica M8 in 2007. Alpha A7R IV is newer, which is a plus. M8 12 years older. 12 years, this is a pretty big age difference.
The sensor resolution of Alpha A7R IV is greater than that of M8. The difference of 51 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 (M8), 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 IV, the maximum ISO is greater by 29500. Alpha A7R IV has image stabilization(5-axis Sensor-shift), M8 doesn’t, it is a big minus. Sony A7R IV has a larger 3-inch Tilting screen, the other camera has a 2-inch Fixed screen.
Alpha A7R IV has electronic viewfinder, and the M8 doesn’t have. Viewfinder Alpha A7R IV has a higher resolution of 5760k dots, M8 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 IV has n/a fps continuous shooting.

General Alpha A7R IV M8
Brand Sony Leica
Model Alpha A7R IV M8
Announced July, 2019 July, 2007
Body Type SLR-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Sony E Leica M
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1 1.3
Number of Lenses 116 59
Macro Focus Range n/a n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3" 2"
Screen Type Tilting Fixed
Screen Resolution 1440k pixels 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic Optical (rangefinder)
Viewfinder Resolution 5760
Viewfinder Coverage 100% n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.78 0.0
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 567 0
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec 1/8 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 10.0 fps n/a 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 Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction, Wireless, Hi-speed sync. Front Curtain, Rear Curtain, Slow sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Full frame APS-H
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor Dimensions mm 27 x 18 mm
Sensor Area 0.0 mm² 486.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 61 MP 10 MP
Max Image Resolution 9504 x 6336 3936 x 2630
Max Native ISO 32000 2500
Min Native ISO 100 160
Max Boosted ISO 102800 0
Min Boosted ISO 50 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160 None
Video Formats MPEG-4, XAVC S, H.264
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 3.1 Gen 1(5 GBit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 670 shots 550 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Model NP-FZ100
Physical
Weight 665 g 591 g
Physical Dimensions 129 x 96 x 78 mm 139 x 80 x 37 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II compatible) SD/SDHC card
Storage Slots 2 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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