Many months of waiting, watching, as, doubt – and in the end it is. Sony presents bezlusterkowca A7 A7R, based on the full frame image sensor and BIONZ image processor X. What can we expect from the new design?
|Dimensions||127 x 94 x 48 mm|
Matrix and processor
|The size and type||full frame (35.8 x 23.9 mm) CMOS Exmor|
|Resolution||24.3 megapixels (Sony A7), 36.4 megapixels (Sony A7R)|
|Recording movies||1920 x 1080, AVCHD|
|Shooting||5 kl.s (Sony A7), 4 frames / sec (A7R)|
|Sensor cleaning mechanism||so|
|Card Support||SD / SDHC / SDXC|
|Flash||yes, the pop-up|
|Viewfinder||OLED Tru-Finder, 2.36 million points|
|Type / capacity||Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NP-FW50|
|Other||Accelerometer, Wi-Fi, NFC, Mini HDMI (C)|
Not only one of the smallest, but also the cheapest full frames on the market
A7 A7R are externally identical, but have different matrices and different layout autofucusu. A7 uses a 24-megapixel CMOS sensor, while A7R based on matrix-free low-pass filter with a resolution of 36 megapixels. AF, in turn, is a hybrid A7 – and A7R not. Both "CMOS-y" installed in the bodies are full frame, allowing you to categorize cyfrówki premiere as the lightest in the world of this type of equipment with interchangeable lenses. Rightly pointed out, some commented – from the A7 and A7R design reminiscent of the connection-variety Olympus OM-D and NEX-7, which is one of the most successful bezlusterkowców Sony. Magnesium body provides durability and resistance against mechanical damage and an additional body sealing ensure protection against dust and moisture. From the ergonomics issue also looks very good. Routed on the top panel knobs and buttons are conducive manual exposure control, just as two more knobs located just as in traditional DSLRs. Access to the traditional PASM modes should cheer everyone an advanced user. Even better turns out to be possible to save two custom sets of settings, optimized directly under its own terms. There is also biased, three-inch LCD monitor with a resolution of 1.23 million dots and electronic viewfinder based on a panel with a resolution of XGA 2.4 million points, with magnification 0.71xi 100% frame coverage. Appear to have a Wi-Fi and NFC, which means you can use the remote control with your smartphone or tablet. A7 A7R fully support PlayMemories app (available on Google Play and App Store), and if you have a laptop, you can control the camera via the USB cable.
It promises to be a very, very good …
Ambition, progress and courage are the words that best describes the recent activities of Sony. The company is working overtime, marking its presence in the market in an innovative way. This is done reasonably well so far that every last product – whether today's A7/A7R RX1 – are risky, but at the same time fully usable and fantastically designed. In comparison with the RX1, A7 exhibit greater functionality and lower cost, which will soon allow some consider the actual purchase of these devices. If you have a $ 1,699 full-frame body we have, this is one of the cheapest of this type of equipment in general. Problem is compatibility with all … Would you rather incompatible with those that have emerged so far for fixing E. Fortunately, the company presented a set of new glasses – but these products are expensive and do not facilitate the purchasing decision. Yes, the equipment will probably be perfect, but the price can effectively deter potential buyers. Nevertheless, since the functionality we get a complete product. In addition to the features already exchanged get here, yet full HD movie mode (1920 x 1080, 50p) with the record AVCHD/MP4, footer Multi Interface, which allows you to connect a variety of accessories, and finally burst mode to record five frames per second (A7) and 4 frames the second (A7R).
These are not the NEX-y. Although the visual and functional, A7 and A7R will work on its own. The decision may be determined by several factors. The first is the price of the camera, rather limited, especially if you look through the lens and sensor size, but too high when compared with the previous prime ministers NEX line. Anyway, the experiment can be sure – the interest that raise new equipment, it's just huge. It is difficult to estimate the popularity of these products (1700 and $ 2,300 is still a lot of money), but the editors wish them all the best. A7 and A7R hit stores in mid-November.