Why is the A7 selling cheaper than the A99 ?

Started Jan 2, 2014 | Discussions thread
Chris Malcolm Senior Member • Posts: 1,986
Re: Why is the A7 selling cheaper than the A99 ?

kartikjayaraman wrote:

K E Hoffman wrote:

PLEASE Note the total Sensor rating for A7R and A99 are statically the same.. 89 to 90

The ISO number looks big until you realize ISO DOUBLES each step.. so that is only 1/2 stop.. basically the cost of the fulltime SLT on the A99 and if you added the $400 SLT adapter to the A7 it probably scores the same.

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K.E.H. >> Shooting between raindrops in WA<<

Ok lets assume they are statically the same. The A7r still has greater resolution (36 MP) and both cameras still have slightly better ISO performance (albeit half stop as you mentioned). Lets keep the SLT adapter out for now. We are just referring to the camera and E mount lenses. Still the cameras are cheaper than the A99. And that's my whole point - you are getting better quality photos (possibly videos too) for a lot less.

But not as often or as easily or as rapidly and in more restricted conditions. If you don't know why then obviously you're not the kind of photographer the A99 is designed for.

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