Why is the A7 selling cheaper than the A99 ?

Started Jan 2, 2014 | Discussions thread
Wally626 Senior Member • Posts: 2,312
Re: Why is the A7 selling cheaper than the A99 ?

kartikjayaraman wrote:

dlkeller wrote:

If you are limiting the A7 to E mount lenses you are limiting it to a very small lens selection, and even smaller and more expensive, offsetting camera body price, if considering full frame lenses. It really is your choice as to what camera you like, but KE's arguments pretty well sum up why the A99 is considered a more capable camera.

This discussion has been around for some time now, beginning with the APS-C A Mount DSLT models as compared to APS-C NEX cameras.

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Thanks KEH for the explanation.

Dave, Yes the lens selection is definitely a factor but Sony just launched 5 FF lenses and I think their target is many more ( I believe 25 or so) in 2014. Third party manufacturers will also be launching several. The scene was different before October 2013. However with the way Sony is heading, its going to be an interesting year.

KEH, yes the cheaper Minolta lenses you mentioned is a strong point for the A mount, but IMO newer lenses usually have better optics, less artifacts and better support.

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The Sony road map is 15 total E-mount full frame lenses by the end of 2015. So 5 now and early 2014, 5 more by the end of 2014 and 5 more in 2015. A-mount full frame lenses for the most part are expensive, the good prices are in the crop only lenses with a couple of exceptions. The FE 35mm f/2.8 and the 55 f/1.8 have both reviewed very well in terms of sharpness and are not super expensive. Only one of the current lenses is inexpensive, time will tell how the other 10 come out.

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