Sony Goes Full Frame and Mirrorless: 36mp strong

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It’s been long awaited, and the rumors have been flying about this latest salvo in the mirrorless one-up-manship.
Sony had a strong lead with the NEX series, and has now laid out a seemingly brilliant camera in 2 flavors.
The Sony Alpha 7 with 24.3 mp and the Sony Alpha 7r with over 36mp!
Both have the built in ability to use “one touch connection” for Wi-Fi.

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See the difference? Ahem.

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and now, back to the 7

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The price pint these came out at was a surprise as I thought the $2800. mark was more the expected.
Smart move Sony. Now you can have a lightweight, full frame camera, with most everything the larger (almost twice the size DSLRs have)
All the megapixels you desire for.
How much?
The Sony α7R and α7 full-frame interchangeable lens cameras will be available for purchase this December.
The α7R camera will be offered as a body-only for about $2300.
The Sony α7 compact system camera will be offered with a 28-70mm F3.5 – F5.6 full-frame lens (model SEL2870) for about $2000. It will also be offered as a body-only for about $1700.
Pretty reasonable I feel.
Still, probably won’t shoot movies with it.
But looks to be a fantastic street shooter.
Sure some new Zeiss glass is coming, but the choices are woefully full.
Thank goodness there are adaptors. Oh, those will be here in December.

I’ll wait.

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Camera
Lens Compatibility
Sony E-mount Full Frame, operation with Minolta / Konica Minolta Maxxum A-mount lenses confirmed via optional LA-EA3/LA-EA4 adaptor9
Camera Type
Interchangeable Lens Digital SLR camera
Lens Mount Type
Sony E-mount Full Frame
Imaging Sensor
Imaging Sensor
Exmor CMOS sensor (35.9 x 24.0mm)
Processor
BIONZ® X image processor
Anti Dust
Charge protection coating on optical filter and ultrasonic vibration mechanism
Pixel Gross
36.8 Megapixels (approx.)
Effective Picture Resolution
36.4 Megapixels (approx.)
Color Filter System
RGB primary color filters
Recording
Media Type
Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD memory card, SDHC memory card (UHS-I compliant), SDXC memory card (UHS-I compliant)

 

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