Summary: PROS: * Incredible resolution and low light performance. * very sexy metal body CONS: * The best SONY FE lenses lack image stabilization, which makes handheld shooting difficult. * the metal ring is loose-fitting and long exposures show light leaks. (Come on, Sony) * auto-focus is much slower than NEX series cameras * does't work with IR remote, just the battery hungry mobile app (lame) Attached sample photos from are taken with tripod in low-light with intelligent auto,...
Summary: I have been shooting this little guy nearly every day for a year now and know it inside and out. I'm a working, full time photographer and I shoot Sony. There - I said it. My Nikons and Canons sit in the studio and make excellent gifts for my kids, my nieces and nephews when birthdays or holidays sneak up on me. I am SO pleased with this little body I don't even know where to start. The resolution and low light capability are nothing short of amazing.
Excerpt: I used this camera for a year. It has never being exposed to any direct rein, but has been used in foggy areas. The camera had massive rust and malfunction. Sony void their warranty and charge me a fortune for replacement camera. It is a good camera, but do not take it outside - problems.
Excerpt: First let me qualify that this review is based on the Sony a7r body mounted with a Metabones lens adapter for my collection of Canon EF professional lenses. I do not own a dedicated Sony lens for this a7r body. I'm sure that the automatic focusing will work quite well with Sony's dedicated lenses. However with the Metabones adapter automatic focusing is very slow. This is, I'm sure, the fault of the adapter and not the camera.
Pros: Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD
Excerpt: An announcement that Sony 7R is moisture protected is false. My camera never being under the rein, no spills, but it is rusty all over. I spent 2 weeks in Madagascar in moist climate, and it is all rusty. Sony void my warranty and it costs me a small fortune. The picture quality is outstanding, but it is better to use the camera inside. Who want to do outdoor - not recommended. There are plenty complains in Internet.
Excerpt: The problem I needed to solve was my need for a second body to take along on wildlife related excursions. My D3 and related gear -- glass, heads, tripod, monopod -- now weigh over 25 kgs. I needed a small light second body which I could use for landscapes and occasional portraits. There is no substitute for the Nikon when using a big lens for wildlife -- both for focusing speed and high fps bursts.This a7r is a really wonderful camera.
Pros: Light Weight For Fx, Very Accurate Image Displ, Very high resolution
Excerpt: Ergonomically excellent- get used to the double click as you press release! thought I was taking doubles at first.While the red on/off video button is in a safer position than the NEX7, it is a little hard to feel for if keeping your eye in the viewfinder for steadiness.Also the ability to switch to replay of videos from stills replay, could be alot simpler.Handy compensation dial on top .Excellent images with accurate colors and clarity.Get an adapter and use all your...
Pros: Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD
Love/Hate - Great image quality/horrible ergonomics and user interface
Gene N "Photographer", Amazon
3 December 2014
Summary: Five stars for the awesome Sony 36MP sensor. The camera itself gets 2 stars. so settling on 4 average. The sensor is great! Its very similar to the Nikon sensor for a fraction of the price and much less weight. I'll leave it up to tech reviewers to talk more about Image Quality or IQ. Needless to say it's very good! The rest of the camera though... meh... at best... or OMG at worst. Physically the camera controls consist of 4 dials on top right of body and one on back.
Summary: This is not going to be a technical review. If you want one of those go to one of the many fine camera review sites and get their in-depth expertise and as many details as you think you can hold. There is no perfect camera but from my perspective this is about as close as it gets. First the physical dimensions of the camera are "right-sized" for me (6ft - large hands).