Why did Sony cripple the 36mp A7R?

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Why did Sony cripple the 36mp A7R?
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When I first seen the specs for the A7R and the A7, I new that there was a business related reason that the A7 was superior to the A7R in a few ways. Lack of the first curtain electronic shutter made the camera louder then necessary. Why does the A7 have a faster flash sync speed?  Why does the A7R lack hybrid auto focus for better performance? These two limitations make the camera less desirable. I think that this was because of an agreement with Nikon, not to cut into their sales of the D800E. What do you think?

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