Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Off Brand: Sony Announces the A7 & A7R Full Frame Mirrorless Cameras« on: December 05, 2013, 07:23:15 PM »
I still don't understand who these full frame mirorrless cameras are aimed at, aside from a hobbyist with a lot of money to burn.
-Average consumer, it is too expensive
-Camera-oriented gadget freak, would probably rather have a cameraphone like the Lumia 1020
-Compact camera fan, the zoom lenses are too big to truck around - all these pics don't look much smaller than a 6D w/ lens.
-Professional, would rather have a real DSLR with viewfinder through lens, more physical buttons, big lens selection, bigger body to grip
So what is left for this camera? Hobbyists with a lot of cash? I guess that is the market they are going for.
I agree for now, although:
eventually the EVFs could be better than optical VFs, it could help get one to higher fps for less money (mirror assembly is one the parts that has some real cost to it), with the space savings maybe you fit 1 series battery power into a nice 5D-sized body, once dual-pixel AF is fully perfected maybe the AF would be just as good
as for the A7R and canon users:
I think it's all about the sensor (awesome) and the mount (takes Canon lenses with an adapter) and the mirrorless aspect (other than it helped insure Canon lenses would work) is an afterthought at best and a negative at worst.