How about a dose of reality on the A7s: This great hands-on blog is exciting

Started Apr 7, 2014 | Discussions thread
hyenadog Contributing Member • Posts: 823
Re: How about a dose of reality on the A7s: This great hands-on blog is exciting

If you guys actually listen to the Sony presentation on the camera you will see its targetted at a tight niche of professional VIDEOgraphers.  A side effect of the sensor configuration "noted" is that the sensor generates still images with high dynamic range and excellent sensitivity in lower light plus the camera is capable of high speed photography.

As far as I can see for 99.99% of people 4k is completely irrelevant, they do not have the storage/CPU medium to process, store or play anything in 4k of any useful length.

The lower light/high speed burst performance is interesting IF true, but there are few if any Sony bright tele AF/OIS lenses to take advantage of it LOL ... in the presentation there is an excellent low light shot of a pole vaulter, and you have to laugh as you need the high iso as the native emount tele lenses are so dark (well actually they dont exist bar a dark kit and video zoom  LOL)

It's interesting to note the number of recent non kit emount lenses that are video centric (darker fixed aperture during zooming range)

Interesting video camera though and perhaps some HDR/lowlight/high speed uses for still photographers

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