Thursday, October 31, 2013

Thought Of The Day: Sony Alpha 7R DxOMark Tested

DxOMark just published the results of their test on the new Sony A7R digital camera. They rank the camera #2, just one point behind the Nikon D800E. That's not surprising considering that the two cameras share the same sensor and neither have an anti-aliasing filter.

I talked about the Sony A7R not very long ago when it was announced. What I find interesting is that it's a small, lightweight camera (it is a compact interchangeable-lens), yet it has the image quality of medium format. And at an MSRP of $2,300, it is not over priced. In fact, it is $700 less than the D800E!

Now, we could get into a discussion about whether or not DxOMark scores mean anything, and if the Sony A7R is really the second best digital camera out there, but we won't. What we can say for certain is that the camera is exceptional and a good value. I suspect that this will be a popular model among professional photographers, especially travel photographers.

Now, with all of that said, don't have camera envy. Vision is what is important in photography, not equipment.

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