Thom Hogan's review of the A7/A7r

Started Mar 10, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Good review, thanks--and I agree with Thom about the RAW compression issue
In reply to Horshack, Mar 12, 2014

Sony deserves to be trashed for the lossy RAW compression issue--or more specifically for not offering a lossless compression option (or no compression at all). Didn't they get hammered for that on the A700? Now they are doing it again--talk about not learning your lesson...

In fact, the more negative comments Sony gets from influential people like Thom, the more likely they will fix this in a firmware update (assuming that is possible). As someone who is likely to buy an A7 soon, I want to see as much pressure on Sony as possible to eliminate lossy RAW compression. In fact, a nearby camera club is hosting a Sony representative next week to talk up the A7/A7R cameras. I wasn't planning on going, but now I might have to--just to send a message to Sony that many photographers insist on RAW files without lossy compression...

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