Prospects for a compact FF landscape camera (fixed lens)?

Started Mar 13, 2014 | Discussions thread
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trale Senior Member • Posts: 1,131
Prospects for a compact FF landscape camera (fixed lens)?

I have a 5DIII, and I'd like to do more landscape photography, but it is too cumbersome for me to carry all the gear necessary for good landscape photos:

  • 5DIII
  • Lens (Canon 17-40mm f/4L for example)
  • Heavy tripod

What I would like is a compact FF camera with a fixed landscape lens. Something like a Sony A7r fixed to a good 17-35mm F/4 lens. The fixed design should allow the overall dimensions and weight to shrink significantly, thus making it easy to carry and possible to use a small/light tripod.

I'm guessing such a camera would be no bigger than the A7r with a kit lens. For example:

Would anyone else be interested in such a camera? I'd pay about $2500 for a small dedicated landscape camera.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Sony Alpha a7R
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