The Sony A7s - Birders' dream camera?

Started Jun 5, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: The Sony A7s - Birders' dream camera?

Alex P Scorsch wrote:

I think the Sony A7s would be the wildlife and bird photographer's dream camera. When the birds and animals are active it's usually about 6:00 am and relatively dark, especially in the rainforest were I often shoot. With the high ISO capabilities and the small apertures of long telephoto lenses this might be a great choice. One only has to decide if one wants to live with the relatively low pixel count. I think it would be worthwhile, even if adapters are in order for the "big guns".

For use with long lenses, say 500mm or more focal length, what you want is small pixels to allow for extreme cropping.

So far, the NEX-7 and the A6000 seem to be the best choices.

The point is that when you get to the longest available focal lengths, you can't get a bigger image on the sensor. So you want as many pixels as possible within the area of the image of the bird. Then when you crop it and blow it up there is still some detail.

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