Testing both A7 & A7R, sad to agree with dpreview's findings

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zilver Contributing Member • Posts: 663
Testing both A7 & A7R, sad to agree with dpreview's findings
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Having trouble with the A7 focus and read Dpreview first look that they couldn't get sharp shots from A7 I was getting worried.

So I tracked down A7R as well in order to test these basic things before leaving for my travel, using the same 35mm F2.8 lens:

- focus - A7R is much more accurate, I get 9/10 sharp shots in low light. I think A7 has serious problem with this as stated in the first look.    (A7 feels a little faster but many blurred shots, very few in perfect focus)

- image quality - again just as mentioned in Dpreview, A7R's JPGs and bokeh are much nicer and smooth looking, A7 has a digital look which is distracting, and I do get that A7 nasty paintbrush bokeh mentioned as well.

Too bad

- shutter - A7R is loud and SLOW, A7 is still little loud but feels faster and more confident

I didn't believe that two models of almost same sensor could perform much different, even after reading the preview I still don't want to believe it, but testing it myself, despite not liking the shutter noise and don't need 36mpx, I'd have to agree with Dpreview so I'm now keeping the A7R and will be sending the A7 back.

charging side by side in my digital dark room

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