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This page offered for my “gut reaction” feelings and to help guide those wondering about the A7R as their new camera.
These are my subjective opinions, not stated as 'facts', but I deem them relevant as data points to anyone considering the A7R.
vs Sony RX1R
- Silent leaf shutter with full flash sync: silent exposure versus noisy vibration-inducing A7R shutter; quiet and sleek. Some top shutter speed limits in RX1R which have little relevance, especially when one goes to f/2.8 or f/4.
- RX1R has built-in flash for perfect balanced fill flash.
- A7R interchangeable lenses are a huge plus if looking for a system camera.
- RX1R has a one-stop faster f/2 lens which might be a better performer including bokeh.
- The RX1R top-mount EVF can be a hassle (“wart”) and costs extra, but it is also useful for angled shots.
- Something about the A7R EVF seems less eye friendly than the RX1R EVF. Not having the two to compare, this is tentative.
- A7R sucks down batteries like crazy even though its battery is much larger; seems to have battery-suck bug (not diagnosed why as yet). RX1R batteries are tiny, interchangeable with RX100 compact, and last about as long (very rough guess, but seems right).
- I much prefer the lens hood on the RX1R, which allows use of a polarizer and the hood at the same time (problematic on A7R).
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