Yes, they’re real–we’re talking about Sony’s A7 and A7r mirrorless cameras with full frame sensors. We previously reported on rumors of the cameras existing, and we saw them in person earlier this month. They’re every bit as glorious and wonderful as your mind expects them to be. And in all honesty, they feel like the Olympus OMD EM1 with a full frame sensor.
Indeed, there are two models. The A7r is a high megapixel beast with an emphasis on resolution while the A7 is a 24MP camera with an emphasis on speed. And apart from some shooting differences and autofocusing performance specs the cameras are pretty much the same despite their totally different prices. The A7 will go for $1698 while the A7r will sell for $2298.
Specs and other images are after the jump. And if you’re looking for another set of lenses for the system, here’s your list.
• World’s lightest interchangeable lens full-frame camera
• Full Frame 24.3 MP resolution with 14-bit RAW recording
• Fast Hybrid AF w/ phase-detection for DSLR-like speed
• Fast Intelligent AF optimized for full-frame sensor with 5fps
• Fully compatible w/ Sony’s E-mount and new full-frame lenses
• Direct access interface for fast, natural shooting control
• High contrast 2.4-million dot OLED EVF for eye-level framing
• Simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi® or NFC
• PC control w/ remote video capture control
• Full HD movie at 24p/60i/60p w/uncompressed HDMI® output
World’s lightest interchangeable lens full-frame camera
Full Frame 36.3 MP resolution with 14-bit RAW recording with gapless on-chip lenses
Fast Intelligent AF optimized for full-frame sensor
Fully compatible w/ Sony’s E-mount new full-frame lenses
Direct access interface for fast, natural shooting control
High contrast 2.4-million dot OLED EVF for eye-level framing (same as the A99 with different lens arrangement)
Simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi® or NFC
PC control w/ remote video capture control
New high-speed BIONZ® X image processor
Full HD movie at 24p/60i/60p w/uncompressed HDMI output
Eye-AF: meaning that the camera will focus on eyes when needed
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