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What just happened?! Looking back on last week
The full-frame NEXs that aren't NEXs
Rumors of a full-frame Sony NEX have been floating around the interwebs for a while, but when it finally arrived, it wasn't quite what some people expected. Apart from anything else, the new Sony A7 and A7R aren't NEXs - in fact Sony is ditching that nomenclature altogether. Featuring 24MP and 36MP full-frame sensors the A7 and A7R use the established E-mount, but you'll need one of the new 'FE' lenses for full-frame coverage. Older E-mount lenses will fit, but are only guaranteed to cover an APS-C imaging circle (as you'd expect).
The A7 and A7R are fascinating cameras, and as part of our launch coverage we published a detailed first-impressions review last week. We can't wait to get hold of production-quality samples and start shooting.