Sony A7R review – does it replace a DSLR or Micro Four Thirds camera?

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Above: A7R with the new SLR Magic “Anamorphot 50” anamorphic lens

Micro Four Thirds vs full frame. America has answered this question pretty resoundingly – mirrorless sales are apparently down 47%. I don’t think this will be a lasting trend because mirrorless is moving forwards in terms of image quality and features far faster than DSLRs are.

The Sony A7R is the highest spec of all of them, at least in terms of the sensor and EVF. But does it have what it takes for Sony to erode the dominance of Canon and Nikon?

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Battle of the mirrorless monsters – Sony A7R vs Olympus OM-D E-M1

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Can Olympus survive? The scandal is over, but sales are faltering. Their prized position in the mirrorless market is threatened by a revitalised Sony and their Alpha range. This supersedes the high end of the NEX line (and dispenses with the NEX brand altogether); bringing full frame sensors to the table and in the case of the A7R – 36MP and nearly 14 stops dynamic range.

My full review of the Sony A7R is coming soon, ditto for the E-M1.

Until then let’s take a look at how the top of the range mirrorless cameras perform head to head – not just at video but stills too.

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Sony A7R – full frame T0.95 with the SLR Magic HyperPrime (and special guest, Leica Noctilux 50mm F0.95)

Sony A7R and SLR Magic HyperPrime 50mm T0.95

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Currently the best (read expensive) full frame lenses for low light are the Zeiss Otus 55mm F1.4 and the Leica M Noctilux 50mm F0.95.

How does the SLR Magic HyperPrime 50mm T0.95 rate as an alternative?

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On test – first impressions – Sony RX10 and A7R

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More than any camera that came before it even from Sony themselves, the A7R marks the end of the DSLR era and a transition to a future. Next to this camera the Canon 5D Mark III looks, feels and performs like the dinosaur it is.

However it’s the Sony RX10 that is arguably the most capable from a video perspective.

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