Some clarifications w/r to current A7/r discussion

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Some clarifications w/r to current A7/r discussion
Nov 17, 2013

So many discussions and confusion around the A7/r, with people trying to make oversimplified and opiniated comparisons between the A7/r and various other systems.

What people really need to understand is just three points:

1. Sony A7/r are the most compact FF interchangeable lens cameras on the market, with only Leica M playing on the same field (although at a completely different cost). If you want highest possible IQ in the smallest package, the A7/r is the clear champion right now, and surprisingly affordable at that.

2. As yet, nobody has succeeded in creating a super-fast AF in a mirrorless FF camera. Nikon has not, Canon has not, NOBODY. If you need super-fast AF, you would need to compromise IQ (reducing sensor size) or you would need to increase body size and go for a FF DSLR.

3. As of now, nobody has succeeded in incorporating IBIS into a small FF camera body. Olympus has not, Nikon and Canon have not either. It's funny to complain about Sony, as if they have deliberately omitted a feature that seems to be a major technical challenge ALL first tier camera makers have failed at so far.

In summary, the Sony A7r represents an unparalleled and unprecedented package of highest available IQ in the smallest possible ILC housing, alongside all modern bells and whistles such as Wifi, apps, fantastic control layout, weather sealing, video-capability and what not.
People complaining about that are either jealeous haters or just very little informed about current technological state of the art.

David

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