Why is the A7 selling cheaper than the A99 ?

Started Jan 2, 2014 | Discussions thread
Lucas_ Veteran Member • Posts: 3,054
Re: Because the A99 is a complete camera

JamieTux wrote:

I have an A99 and A7r, the A99 is much more complete as a camera - ignoring bonus feature counts - ergonomically it works better with a wider variety of lenses, IBIS can be a big deal to some and if I could only have one to shoot everything it would be the A99.

The reasons that I would choose the A99 are ergonomics, native lens choices, IBIS, AF (especially the AF limit), battery life and the movements of the screen. A7r wins on compactness, compatibility with lenses and IQ - but the A99 is good enough, I'm just greedy!
The A7 and A7r are very good value but they are more of a niche product (it wouldn't surprise me if they outsold the SLT line but in terms of where they sit in the landscape of all cameras - they are niche).

The right answer, I couldn't have said it better, Jamie!

Please allow me to make your words mine!!

... Lucas

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