a7R (Alpha 7R) Interchangeable Lens Camera
Hard to beat this camera in resolution
Have not found any cons yet. Previous reviews may be a little harsh because of minor issues. This camera competes with the best full frame in production Nikon and Canon included. Battery life not a big issue, buy a battery grip, or a few spare batteries. What photographer does not carry spare batteries? The detail is amazing. No morie so far. Sony needs to add new lens to their collection, which they will. I think Nikon and Canon may be a step behind now that Sony has produced this camera.
December 4, 2013
Great camera but looking for the next firmware
I've been shooting with the Sony A7R for over 2 weeks now and I like the quality of the sensor, the EVF, the ISO performance, video quality, wifi connection, even the shutter sound is loud but not that bad.
What I really find annoying are some of the menus and the button customization:
For example I am currently shooting the camera with manual lenses and the focus magnifier is good but it means: 1 click to select zone, 1 click for zoom and another click for extra zoom if needed and then start focusing, thats too much time unless you want the camera only for studio.
So why not allow us to customize one button with a direct zoom magnification option? you could safe in advance the area and the magnification but turn it into a single click action. Even better why not allow us to customize the shutter button, adding this magnification focus when half pressed would be of great help.
Overall would be good to simplify all the button functions, like for example if button C1 is to change the color of the peaking, instead press it to pop up the menu and then select the color, simply change the color every time you press the button.
Also why is not possible to set a minimum shutter speed? that would be extremely helpful shooting with A and M modes with autoISO.
Is a very good camera but with some very minor firmware fixes it could be GREAT!
November 26, 2013
Nice new toy, but still few cons
Having been playing a7R for two weeks, really a nice camera! You guys can find positive comments everywhere on internet, here are some cons from my perspective:
1: Some times laggy focusing. I use both Zeiss 35mm F2.8 and 55 F1.8. When aperture's widely open, especially for the 55mm lens @ 1.8, the camera itself sometimes looks like "confusing" which part to focus on. I used a toy on table to do this test (about 70cm far away from the 55mm lens), 3 out of 10 times, the camera put focus on the background and blur my toy. This happens in auto focus setting, you have to manually select the focus point to avoid this issue.
2: This cam is eating battery FAST! I mean, really FAST. The reason I think is the electronic viewfinder can be automatically, continuously turned on/off when you have this cam on your chest w/ strap and walk around, cause the camera may think you are continuously put your eyes on the EVF. Just same issue on NEX7.
3: Built in HDR output looks "surrealism", good for fun, not good for serious photographer.
3: Noise shutter. But that's OK.
All in all, fantastic camera!
November 22, 2013
My Best Camra
This the best camra because I have never seen such beautiful, sharp. and brillent........
November 9, 2013