Amid our move to a new office, our studio scene test chart was on a bit of a hiatus, but now we're back up and running. In the coming weeks, we'll be catching up on cameras that are in the queue to be tested.

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In our recent review of the Sony a7CR, we explained that our studio was still in flux and used the Sony a7R V's studio scene as a temporary surrogate. Both cameras sport the same 60MP BSI CMOS sensor and Bionz XR processor, and we reasoned image quality should match.

As we noted, this was meant to be a temporary measure. Now that we're back to a fully operational test scene, we'll be replacing our placeholder in the review, but we wanted to share the results with you as soon as possible.

Sony a7CR studio scene

Our test scene is designed to simulate a variety of textures, colors and detail types you'll encounter in the real world. It also has two illumination modes to see the effect of different lighting conditions.

Turns out our calculation that the a7CR's image quality and performance would very closely align with that of the a7R V wasn't far from the mark. Color and detail capture are on par among both cameras. We see very similar low-light performance as well, with both cameras balancing noise reduction and detail to similar thresholds. This isn't an unexpected result, given it's the same sensor and processor, but it's always good to test and confirm.

The one glaring difference, however, is when it comes to sharpness. Images out of the a7CR are just a hair less sharp than the a7R V, perhaps bringing into question the type of anti-aliasing the camera uses.

These are just some of our initial observations, and we're still poring over the images. We will be updating our a7CR review with the new studio scene results shortly. For now, we didn't want to delay sharing the images and making them available for your own comparisons.

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