Who will buy the Sony A7/A7r?

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Steven-T
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Re: Who will buy the Sony A7/A7r?
In reply to spacemn, 9 months ago

spacemn wrote:

Provided that the following rumoured specs turn out correct, will you buy the Sony A7 or A7r?

o 24Mpix / 36Mpix (both are newly developed full frame sensors with specially designed micro lens array - like the Leica M)

o OSPDAF / - (no AA filter)

o Price around $1600 / $2300

o No IBIS

o AF is faster than the RX series, but still not as fast as the best in the mirrorless world

o Both have focus peaking (of course)

o Eye tracking AF

o They are about same size as the Olympus OMD series

o There is an optional vertical grip

o They have Wifi and NFC

o No Tri Navi, they had scroll wheels in front and back (which were very much like nex-7′s) and an exposure comp wheel from RX1 - according to a source

o One source: "the body quality is very good and the camera had a Pentax LX feeling"

o 1/8000 shutter speed

o Weather sealed

O Tiltable screens

o Comes with four lenses at launch (and a roadmap):

Sony G FE 28-75mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS(?) (kit lens - $2000 including the A7)

Sony Zeiss FE 24-70mm f/4 OSS

Sony Zeiss FE 35mm f/2.8 (weather sealed)

Sony Zeiss FE 55mm f/1.8

...I would buy!

The determining factors for me:

1. No purple fringe/color smearing when adapting high end Leica M wide angle lenses.

2. Tiltable screen.

3. Manual focus assist (e.g. Peaking.  BONUS with split image like the Fuji X100s)

4. HD/60p video, with controls (e.g.  focusing) and external communications (e.g. ext mic)

5. Raw still image.  BIG BONUS - RAW video (like the BMPCC.  Am I dreaming?)

So much for now.  I will buy one in a heart beat, either one.

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