Sony's full-frame mirrorless duo, the A7 and A7r, are about to become just a bit more capable with the latest firmware released today. Improvements include faster autofocus, improved startup time, and a vaguely stated 'improved image quality.'
If you have been salivating over the Sony A7 or A7r full-frame mirrorless cameras, now may be the time to pull the trigger. There is a deal going on with select retailers that will give you $300 off the purchase price when you trade in ANY old camera.
This year was a mixed bag for cameras, with some genuinely amazing products showing up alongside a slew of incremental upgrades and more-of-the-same. Here are our picks for the cameras that truly had something new to offer.
The DSLR is everywhere. You see it around the necks of tourists, against the faces of pro photographers. Since Canon introduced the Digital Rebel in 2003, the DSLR has come to dominate photography outright. That ubiquity is about to come to an end so abrupt, you might not even have time to notice it.
The full-frame camera has been synonymous with the most high-end DSLRs—the biggest, the priciest. Not anymore. A new breed of camera that's light on its feet but packs the best image quality outside of pro-grade gear is here, and it starts with Sony's new A7 series.
Mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras have come a long way in only a few years. And after gradually layering on new features and capability, they've finally reached an apex in Sony's new A7 and A7r models, both of which sport that big and beautiful bastion of image quality—the full-frame sensor.