A7 and A7r unacceptably slow

Started May 14, 2014 | Discussions thread
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brownie314 Senior Member • Posts: 1,884
A7 and A7r unacceptably slow
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I am considering going FF soon. I currently shoot a D7000. I was considering the A7. But then I noticed the continuous drive mode is only 2.5 fps! What gives! Why is it so slow? My D7000 from 2009 supposedly placed lower in the food chain will shoot 6fps with full AF. Why so slow for the A7? It is supposed to have the magic beans on the sensor for faster AF - but still 2.5fps? It is suicide in 2014 to produce a camera in this price range that is this slow.

Is this body intentionally crippled so as not to compete with other bodies (D610).  Yes I know that is a Nikon - but I think they have the same sensor - and maybe some technology sharing agreement that would cause this type of strangeness.

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