Finally, a Sony camera that beats a Canon camera in every department

Started Jul 30, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Where Sony A7S Fails
In reply to Heaven is for real, Aug 1, 2014

"Just like the A7R, the contrast-based system offered here simply doesn't track moving subjects well at all. It's fuzzy and imprecise and the only remedy we could find was stopping down the aperture or shooting with wider lenses. Compared to cameras from a few years ago we could probably have given the A7S a pass here, but cameras like the Olympus OM-D E-M1, Fujifilm X-T1, and Panasonic GH4 are all much faster. For pros used to fantastic, reliable focus systems from the likes of Canon and Nikon, the A7S feels very sluggish."

"The biggest buzzkill remains focusing speed. This little puppy just can't keep up with other flagship mirrorless cameras, or with big full-frame DSLRs to save its life. For all but simple, single-point AF, the A7 cameras just aren't there yet. It's easy to speculate that the focusing bugaboo will be resolved with firmware or with future hardware iterations, but as it stands today, it's just not good enough for the price you're paying."

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