Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Off Brand: Sony Announces the A7 & A7R Full Frame Mirrorless Cameras« on: Today at 05:32:38 AM »
Sorry but am with Neuro on this one regarding battery life.
300 shots or less?? That is absolutely useless as an all day walkaround camera. Extra batteries? Forget that. Based on that performance I would need to buy at least 4 additional batteries just to get a decent number of shots. (Not to mention the additional cost of buying some chargers). I recently went to Kyoto and took about 800 shots with just one battery and it still had juice at the end of the day.
And battery grip negates the size and portability advantage. I like my cameras ungripped.
I don't think this is replacing DSLRs just yet.
Unfortunately, yes, the battery life sucks cow n!pples , it gives only 270 shots per charge (I'm prepared to count it as only 250 shots per charge) ... that's why I ordered 3 additional batteries for my upcoming vacation ... even then I'll get only 1000 or so shots (still, its too less for all day sightseeing ... you wouldn't want to have it as the only camera) ... but I made the plunge and ordered the a7+28-70 (from B&H) and HVL-F43M flash (from Digitalrev -- this flash is cheaper in Hongkong than USA) .. another draw back at the moment is, the battery has to charged while it is in camera ... but they are releasing a charger soon (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&A=details&Q=&sku=1008167&is=REG) for US$ 50 ... but that should have been included with the purchase in the first place
To me, these 2 draw backs suggest that Sony rushed into it, to cash in on the very lucrative Christmas/New Year period. I wouldn't be surprised if it gets replaced within a year.
I'll use it during the vacation, if I don't like it I'm prepared to sell it off ... I'll consider it a 3 week rental Besides, I still have my 5D MK III and the D610 to take care situations the a7 cannot handle.
I think the A7 would be awesome as a back up or second body, for sure. I was just ranting at the notion of it being the one and only solution to our photographic needs. Dunno, where I picked up that vibe?? Was it on this thread or just in my head!! Haha am losin it! Sorry!
I hope you have a wonderful vacation and take lots of amazing photos with your new gear!