Why is the A7 selling cheaper than the A99 ?

Started Jan 2, 2014 | Discussions thread
don1jam Regular Member • Posts: 315
Re: Why is the A7 selling cheaper than the A99 ?

kartikjayaraman wrote:

Sony Alpha a7 Mirrorless Digital Camera with FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens


Sony A77 with no lenses


I understand that A99 has a better lens selection as of now, however Sony & third parties are definitely pushing for many more E mount lenses in 2014. I know A7 lacks in some features related to the A99 (AF, IBS etc) but does that really warrant a difference a $800 difference? The image quality for A7 supposedly far surpasses the A99 with E mount lenses and high ISO performance is better.

Do you think the A7 is selling at a discount right now because it was Sony's first "experimental" model? Actually the A7r is selling for $2298 (still cheaper than the A99) but has image quality right up at the top with its massive 36 MP clarity (possibly due to the lack of AA filter). Given a choice, which one would you go for NOW?

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A99 is selling for more because it is overpriced.

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