Bram de Mooij: 3200 $ is consumer oriented ???
@Bram - Thats the beauty of the market place. You get to decide what you need, how much you want to pay, and on top of that, you get to decide which is best for you.
Oriented to the consumer who needs the features that this camera offers. Consumers have MANY options at MANY different prices points, whats so questionable about that?
Clyde Thomas: Has any pro sports tog bothered similar test with AMount a77/99?
Honestly, I'm just astonished how AMount (with joystick, extra power, AF-D, native pro tele, and the ability to use it all for video) is avoided at all cost. Yet EMount with all the shortcomings listed in review, is repeatedly tested for action photography.
What a weird wanderlust age of the kludge we live in. Avoid the obvious. Entertain the uber hack. This era of photography seems like a huge distraction to me.
Even though the A7r2 is new, I always felt that it was pretty damn obvious that it would never be a great option for sports photography just by looking at the specs. In fact, none of the A7x cameras seem like good choices for sports/action photography. Although I think this was a great review, I can't help but think it was pointless too.
This review to me is like someone going to a racetrack with a Rolls Royce Phantom to see how it will perform, only to come to the conclusion that it simply does not perform as well as a Ferrari or Porsche would. That something that could have been inferred before testing, simply by looking at the specs of all cars.
km25: I would rather deal with weight of the Nikons, then deal with all the factors of the A7/R. The advantage of mirror less cameras is that you can use RF lens from CZ and Leica, ect. on them. But you cannot use anything wider them 35mm. Good idea, poor execution. The sensors are good. But the rest is not. Maybe the A8/r will be a good camera. Sorry, but Sony think it through. This camera on as idea is great, but the A7 falls short.
You can use wider lenses, you just have to do a little PP to correct the photos afterwards. If you haven't already, give the camera a try for a few days and see how you like it, do not base your judgement solely on reviews on the web, especially this one.
Mister J: No built-in flash, no buy. Pity.
It is truly your loss,
Jogger: My prediction is that the camera will receive a very high score based on image quality (esp. the A7r, which has the 2nd best sensor ever recorded)... but, it will get a Silver Award because the reviewer did not like it. DPR reviews have become so predictable.
Jogger you were right, if I knew you personally I'd buy you a beer.
There are so many misleading/over exaggerated opinions and comments about these cameras that I think it's a damn shame some people are turning away without even giving the a7/R a try for their own experience, it's really your loss.