Yeah, the apps are pretty cool ... I have no prior experience with any apps for Sony NEX cameras, but I saw a few youtube videos of people using some very useful apps for those cameras ... apparently, Sony will release all (or most) of those cool apps optimized for the full frame mirrorless cameras.Sony A7 Alpha Time-Lapse App has Landed!
Thanks for that Rienz, wasn't even aware of this function/ability, Apps for Cameras, what will they think of next, hopefully some more Lenses.
Have been reading this thread with interest, I've had my a7r for a month now, lots of things I like about it, a couple I dont, sort of how I feel about the 1Dx & 5DMK III. Having been one of those Leica M9 owners mentioned earlier, my experience with the a7r is worlds apart from my experience with the M9, just wasn't happy with the M9, the a7r I liked from the start.
The a7r for me at least will likely never replace the 1Dx, it could replace the 5DMK III if Sony do a bit more with Lenses, I have the Adaptor so I can use Canon Lenses on the a7r, but I feel you give up IQ to utilise the ability, a friend of mine does still own the M9 & bought the Metabones adaptor to use his Leica glass, he's about to sell his M9 as well, although he does say not all his Leica Glass works 100% on the a7r, it works well enough for him to decide on the a7r over the Leica.
I think to date my biggest issues with the a7r, and I understand of course No System offers everything we need as Photographers, would be the a7r's lack of ability on anything that moves, so as a wildlife system on anything other than vultures on a kill, the a7r is not the Camera for wildlife shooters.
Low light with the EVF is troublesome, workable, but not up to the 1Dx or the 5DMK III.
I still have issues with that EVF, the way it hangs onto the last Image in the viewfinder momentarily just annoys the heck out of me, but it gets back to that first point I made, this is not really the Camera for action shots.
But good points are still good points, the size factor is just amazing, throw the Camera into a bag & you hardly know it's there, great Camera for General Imaging, spot on for Landscape, and with some additional Lenses it should be a great Portrait Camera.
I like it, and will work with it, I'm keen to get it into an Underwater Housing once we have a Macro Lens and a WA at around 15, The Images this Camera produces should equate to better imaging for my underwater use, and the small form factor will allow a much smaller Underwater Housing to be used than I currently use for the 1DMK IV & 5DMK III.
Athough the a7 is faster to AF then the a7R, it is definitely not meant for action. For me, it will never replace my 5D MK III with 70-200 f/2.8 IS II but anything below that range I now prefer the a7 for its sheer light weight and convenience. I'm just waiting for the ZEISS 24-70 f/4 and a UWA lens.
I totally agree about the EVF, although it is currently the best out there, it is not yet completely there ... it'd be great if there was no lag ... I suppose the next versions will only get better.