Replacing Sony A7. Advice needed.

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Replacing Sony A7. Advice needed.

My A7 is already 4 years old and before it dies in my hands I decided to get rid of it.

I will also sell the 28-70mm kit lens, the 28mm lens and the UWA add-on.

I will do that because a colleague asked me to buy the whole package for a good price.

I use my cameras almost exclusively when travelling and by that I mean back country trails in places like Patagonia, Peru, Atacama, Swiss alps and US national parks.

Therefore, I perceived that maybe a more portable body would be nice and that the sensor inside A7 is a bit dated, with the APS-c from A6300 and A6500 getting very close to it regarding DR and noise. In fact, I do not like the chroma noise from the A7 very much. It is much coarser than other cameras.

Regarding S/N performance, I do not understand the DXO rating, because when I look at the images from comparometers here and at imagingresource.com, the difference does not seem that much between the A7 and a6300/a6500.

I also have the 19mm, the 30mm and the 60mm DN lenses from Sigma that I would like to use more often. But at the same time I have a bunch of very nice Minolta MD lenses that I use with the A7 (not very often, though).

I have just seen that a new A7 body is actually lower priced than either of the APS-c bodies I would buy instead of it.

I (usually) do not need the speed of those APS-c bodies, but the pop up flash is something I miss when shooting contre-jour.

The FL range I use most is 28 to 35mm (FF equivament).

Please check my Flickr in case you want to see my usage of the A7.

I am in a crossroads. What would you do if you were in my place?

Thank you in advance for your replies!

 rsf3127's gear list:rsf3127's gear list
Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 Sony a6000 Tamron SP AF 180mm F/3.5 Di LD (IF) Macro Sony DT 35mm F1.8 SAM Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD +9 more
Sony a6300 Sony a6500 Sony Alpha a7
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