Far more responsive, instantaneous everything, the Sony A1 is my top pick among 35mm format cameras. Rock solid operationally, gets out of the way, it’s the best camera ever produced IMO, though I’ll allow that the Nikon Z9 might rank too, since I have yet to try it. But... it’s bigger/heavier than I’d want to lug around.
There’s just one small problem for many of us: the Sony A1 is twice the price of the Sony A7R IVa, which is not as responsive, but still a very fine camera—at half the price. Highly recommended, either!
For dedicated landscape use, the Fujifilm GFX100S is the way to go, but it doesn’t have half the enjoyment factor, it’s more like negative enjoyment factor vs the Sony operational feel—I always feel like I’m on the losing end of the design pipeline with the GFX100S because it makes me work way too hard for simple things, even getting optimal focus, let alone image review and finding acceptabl lens samples. Still, its 100MP sensor is unbeatable for landscape. Get it with the Fujifilm GF 35-70mm f/4.5-5.6 if you are the hiker/backpacker type.
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James K writes:
Sony is THE way to go. I am using the Sony A7R IV and I have the same feeling regarding the ease of operation and excellent technical results. The price of the a1 is hard to justify for my uses. Maybe the A2 will ring the right bells.
DIGLLOYD: anyone who thinks the A7R IV is a solid camera is right. But... the A1 blows it away.