2013 Camera of the year ... ? (Per SteveH)

Started Nov 6, 2013 | Polls thread
Chez Wimpy
Chez Wimpy Veteran Member • Posts: 8,868
file size pretty good actually

sean lancaster wrote:

I prefer the A7 over the A7R (but this is ignorant in that I have yet to see the AF differences personally). I also am happy with the file sizes of my RAW images on my Canon 6D and the A7 is 24, so that bump should be okay. The A7R is 36 . . . ouch for my needs.

Actually, the file sizes of the A7R are not much larger than my 5D2 (actually smaller in some cases) and the A7 files are about 25% smaller.  Typically I am at 30mb for base-ISO landscapes while these A7r samples are in the 37mb range.  If I go higher ISO on my 5D2, it is well past 40mb, but the A7r seems to stay the same regardless of ISO setting.  Canon is just not very efficient.  I notice this with my m43 cameras as well, with my 16MP GH2 typically 18mb at base ISO (and rising) with my 16MP EM5 at 14mb (to about 16mb at ISO3200).  Sony sensors get clean results which compress well.

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