Sony Alpha 7

Announced Oct 16, 2013 •
24 megapixels | 3 screen | Full frame sensor
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Was at a photo event and I got to try the Sony A7 with standard FE 28-70mm lens. See photos titled Toronto Fashion Week in my gallery. They were downsized a bit to 8 x 12 350 dpi. and cropped significantly . There was only one sweet spot area wise from where I was sitting that I had to work from, to capture head to toe of the runway models. It focused very fast, no flash at 640 ISO. I maybe should have gone to 800 ISO and 200 speed for sharper edges? I dunno, hard to say now. But even small ...

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This is teenage me in 1989. Selfie - 25 years before the term became official. I came up with manual focus, manual advance 35mm SLRs and resisted the onslaught of motorized, pushbutton auto-everything cameras in the 1990s. Going digital in 2001, I would have loved to have retained my preferred shooting experience, but of course back then that was not really an option. Somehow, it took 12 years for my ideal digital camera to finally come out. I think of the A7 as the digitized 35mm SLR I’ve ...

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If you've come across DPReview's A7 review, you'll probably have been told that: They 'hope' that a 'firmware upgrade' will address some of these issues, which we will come back to later in the review. So this review is a response to their assessment of JPEGs on the A7. It should be pointed out just how much they're implicitly complimenting this camera, if the area they think is most in need of improvement is the JPEGs (which I will show you are marginal issues even by DPR's own admission). ...

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Drabtz
 
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I have been a Canon and Nikon fan, but I bought a NEX 5N and now I replaced with a Sony alpha A7 with the kit lens and I am very pleased. It's not a perfect camera and many of the problems commented by DPReview are real, anyway is a great camera and shooting raw is a pleasure and yo can carry everywhere with confidence that you will get good shots. A software update is needed to correct most of the problems but is so easy to take it everywhere and let my Nikon and Canon rest for a while. The ...

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I shoot tons of video and now I can use NEX lenses, E mount lenses, A mount Sony glass, every last stinkin' Nikkor lens I own, lensbabys in two different mounts, Leica M glass, an old Pentax 85mm f/1.8 screw-mount lens, OM lenses, etc...  Sony has made an amazing box here that very few people are considering.  It is a true "open lens mount" camera that allows you to use whatever you choose rather than just what the manufacturer wants you to shoot with. It shoots 24 & true 60P HD and you get ...

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douglassalteri
 
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too soon and not enough time with the camera to write any meaningful report, but it;s build and feel is very good and smaller suits me, plus the lack of weight against Canon EOS dslrs. More soon.

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Amazing mirrorless camera with full frame sensor. I love this camera.

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Marla2008
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OK guys, as you might know I've now had the much hyped A7 (not R, the "modest" 24MP version) for a week. Actually I've had two of them, the first unit showing severe WB issues (extreme amber/green cast in all modes) it's been graciously replaced by Amazon on request (and within 24H, too), bless their customer service ! So I'll give you the dirt, and this review will be done from the point of view of a long time NEX7 lover (whorshipper would be a better term, I just adore this camera), strict ...

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We got the first A7s at our store, and I've had a little time to play around with them. I haven't done a proper photo shoot or test with them yet, but considering how much talk this camera has stirred up on the forums, I thought that some of you would appreciate hearing what info I have to give as soon as possible, so there's less talk about what-ifs. For starters, the camera feels great. I would have liked a slightly wider profile with a slightly deeper grip, but I have big hands - I'm sure ...

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DaveCS
 
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I never thought I would try, let alone "enjoy" a Sony camera but these new Alphas are game changers for me. First, let me state that, for me, ergonomics are a big selling point with the compact cameras (and even DSLRs).  I've tried many and currently own a Nikon D600, Nikon Coolpix A and Fuji X100.  The ergonomics on the Alpha 7 are probably the best or at least equal to the best on any compact camera yet.  The next closest camera would be the Ricoh GR Digital (original). If you can operate, ...

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