a7

Sony a7
  • Editor Rating
  • Rated 3.5 stars
$850 to $1000
  • 70%

  • Sony a7
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  • Last modified: October 18, 2017
  • Usability
    Editor: 80%
  • Image Quality
    Editor: 90%
  • Speed
    Editor: 30%
  • Accessories
    Editor: 40%

The a7 (and the other two a7 models) is an amazing camera and the future of photography, and its predecessors will almost certainly kill DSLRs. It offers full-frame 24-megapixel image quality, similar to a Nikon D610, but in a smaller, lighter package. The electronic viewfinder provides far more information than an optical viewfinder, and the ability to adapt almost any SLR lens provides incredible versatility for photographers capable of manual photography. This is my current favorite full-frame mirrorless camera. If you want full-frame results, an electronic viewfinder, and the smallest camera possible, the a7 is the perfect choice. If you don’t mind an optical viewfinder and a bigger body, the Nikon D610 has similar image quality, better focusing, and access to a much wider selection of native lenses.

Pros

  • There’s no cheaper way to get full-frame image quality
  • Smaller than a full-frame DSLR
  • Electronic viewfinder gives preview of image exposure

Cons

  • Focusing is frustrating, especially with moving subjects
  • Lacks a touch screen
  • Sony’s native lens selection is more limited than Canon and Nikon