The a7 Review

Started Jan 24, 2014 | Discussions thread
Ralf B
Ralf B Veteran Member • Posts: 8,193
Don't do it, Gary

Gary Eickmeier wrote:

Some very interesting - and encouraging - comments about those who own these new cameras loving them and contradicting the review. I must go to the Sony store again and see if they have the 7r yet. I am all about image quality because I love to print BIG.

Just don't do it. I did it, today. I went to my fav photo store in Ulm to have a shot printed as poster and framed as gift for a friend tonight, and while waiting for the print (20 minutes) I handled the A7 with the 2.8/28-75 kit lens mounted.

It felt very solid, or heavy in the sense of 'dense', a surprising and positive heft in your hand compared to its size. Amazing EVF compared to my a55. The shutter button had good feedback, the shutter was set to EFSC and the shutter noise sounded determined, oozing mechanical quality while not being 'loud'.

The user interface is definitely something you need to get used to, I felt less at home but at the same time attracted. All buttons felt solid. This thing feels like it can take quite the beatings.

WRT image quality, the a77 is of course not 'second to none' and with a DXO score of 800 something compared to the A7r score of 2200 something most likely rather second to the A7r.

I am glad I already own a sufficient number of cams (my 'best' cam scores 1500 something at DXO) and am now even more curious how the next A Mount cam will look like.

Gary, you have been warned. Don't touch the A7.


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Sony Alpha DSLR-A900 Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 Sony SLT-A55 Sony Alpha a99 Sony 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* +14 more
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