Sony did it: A7 and A7r are the first modern full frame mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras

Sony a7r full frame mirrorless cameras
Sony A7 full frame mirrorless cameras
Here are the latest A7 and A7r specifications:

  • A7 has 24 Megapixel sensor with Phase detection AF
  • A7r has 36 Megapixel with no on sensor Phase detection and no Anti Aliasing filter for maximum sharpness
  • A7 body costs $1698 and $1998 with 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS lens. A7r costs $2198 body only
  • Both cameras have a fixed OLED EVF with 2,4 million dot resolution. It’s the same used by the Olympus E-M1
  • AF speed is faster than the RX series.
  • Takes SD cards and uses the NEX battery
  • A7/A7r Body is weather sealed
  • 1/8000 shutter speed
  • Tiltable LCD screen
  • Focus peaking
  • Built-in Wifi and NFC
  • Play memories Camera Apps
  • The menu interface is the same as the RX series (and not the one used by NEX cameras)
  • Optional vertical grip
  • New LAEA Full Frame A to E-mount adapter
  • Current NEX APS-C lenses will work in crop mode or Full Frame mode (with heavy vignetting or dark corners)

With the A7 and A7r cameras, Sony will release also several new FE lenses:

  • Zeiss FE 24-70mm f/4.0 OSS
  • Sony G 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS
  • Zeiss FE 35mm f/2.8
  • Zeiss FE 55mm f/1.8
  • Zeiss FE 70-200mm f/4.0 OSS (coming early 2014)
  • many more lenses coming the next 12 months (including fast primes)

The official announcement is expected on October 16th:

Sony-announcement

Additional A7/A7r images:

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