The Sony E-mount system has matured over the past few years and Sony has chosen to retire the NEX branding and consolidate all of its interchangeable lens cameras under the Alpha brand name with a designation only of whether they are A-mount or E-mount cameras.
The A-mount cameras are…
Nice to see some review time with these. My friend and camera store guy, Alex, has been impressed with these Sonys and actually contemplating the switch from his Nikon.
While the images are nice the problem with slow autofocus seems a real pain in the rear at this level of price and quality. Maybe not everyone shoots sports (I do on occasion), but I sure don't need a slow autofocus when I'm doing wildlife photography. Those moments, not unlike with sports, are capture or don't capture.
It's not only the noise from the shutter that makes these cameras unsuitable for wedding photography, it's their very slow and hesitant AF in low light.
I would love to own a camera that is significantly smaller and lighter than the Nikon D800 I use for weddings but has the D800's performance and image quality. Alas, the A7R is not it.
A good and fair review. I have no complaints about the sample images either. I really do apologise for being so positive...........Ok, sarcasm aside, these cameras are just further examples of how Sony has embraced their Minolta heritage and pushed forward the boundaries of photography. Only Fujifilm and Olympus can claim the same. I use Sony and Fujifilm cameras because they suit me. As someone famous once said, "It's not the camera but the hands the camera is in". (Bailey)
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