I see your points.
It would be great to have better battery life always. Of course. Be it our cell or camera.
But 300 does not sound that horrible to me if I were on vacation.
300 seems a decent enough compromise given the fact that I get super IQ in a smaller/lighter package. If the charger is not too heavy, it could stay in my pocket to add juice while having coffee or lunch.
Not arguing, but thinking aloud that 300 should be enough with planning for a smaller package.
The A7 and A7r both use the same batteries as the Nex cameras. The current charge is a Little large to put in a pocket although it looks like they are making a new one. You can fit about 4-5 batteries in the space of one charge. I have found I can live with around 3 batteries on my Nex6. (Which has around the same number of shots.)
But having a camera that can charge through USB is very useful. I often take a Apple charger with me and a USB cable. That way I can charge my phone or my camera if needed. My cousin bough a roll out solar power USB charger that is capable of charging an iPad in 30 minutes. I could see that being useful on travel.
Sony should have induced a charger for both of these cameras. But I now have one so it is not really needed. Also after a while getting a charger with a camera gets a little ridiculous when you buy into a system. I now have 3 Canon LP-E6 battery chargers.
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