Those of you who upgraded to the R4..

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Re: Those of you who upgraded to the R4..

crashwins wrote:

Are you happy with it over the R3? I handled my friend's R4 the other day, and I was very pleased with the ergonomics and button layout/feedback: it felt like Sony finally got it right (I'd need a bottomplate, though). The back-button AF has that extra feedback...It'a nice.

That said, it's a lot of cash to upgrade from the R3 when I don't really need the MPs. I wonder about the color, whether it's better or more refined, though I find the color good on the R3 too. What do you think?

I don't think the improvements are huge, but definitely worthwhile. The even-better EVF makes manual focusing even easier, the ergonomics are slightly better (I have L-plate/grip extensions on both cameras) and general ease-of-use is improved. The extra pixels are helpful at times.

To sum it up, I wouldn't buy the R IV if you have to sacrifice something else important to do it, but if it wouldn't hurt financially the upgrade is IMO very nice to have.

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