Wednesday, October 16, 2013

News: Sony Alpha 7R

Sony just announced the Alpha 7R, a 36 megapixel full-frame camera without an anti-aliasing filter. This immediately brings to mind the Nikon D800E, which also has a 36 megapixel full-frame sensor (made by Sony, if I'm not mistaken) and does not include an anti-aliasing filter. Yes, this same D800E that rivals most medium-format digital.

What separates the Sony Alpha 7R from the Nikon D800E is size and price. The Sony model is not a DSLR, but a compact interchangeable-lens camera. I don't think it will fit in a pocket, but it is much smaller and lighter than the Nikon. It also retails for about $700 less.

Honestly, if I were in the market for a full-frame camera, I'd have to take a long look at the Alpha 7R. This might end up being the best full-frame camera out there (we will have to see once people start using it). And it is a good size and weight and not too expensive.

The Sony Alpha 7R should be in stores in late November.

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