Has Sony just CRUSHED Canon and Nikon with the new a7R IV ?

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kreygscott
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Has Sony just CRUSHED Canon and Nikon with the new a7R IV ?

Post by kreygscott » Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:54 pm

So Sony just released their new Full Frame Mirrorless with a whopping 61Mp just when Canon and Nikon were still trying to catch up to the a7R III.

Read more https://www.dpreview.com/news/774750199 ... ces-a7r-iv

bobedwards
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Re: Has Sony just CRUSHED Canon and Nikon with the new a7R IV ?

Post by bobedwards » Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:11 pm

I'm not a lover of Sony cameras I owned one for a very short period and sold is very quickly.

There are problems with the a7R IV, no touch screen, the same old confusing menu system with confusing terminology that users find hard to understand and no lossless compressed raw or reduced sizes for raw capture. People are already complaining about its video capability and the fact that it is so small.

In my opinion Sony are doing what they always do, releasing a camera that hasn't been fully tested and using the consumer as the beta testers. When all the issues people have found whilst using it start rolling in they wont fix them they will release a newer model.

Sony are a consumer electronics company whereas Canon and Nikon specialise in cameras. I believe the Z8 when it arrive will use the a7R IV sensor (don't know how true that is) but the Z8 will be much better designed in terms of usability.

I don't think Sony are much of a threat.

kreygscott
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Re: Has Sony just CRUSHED Canon and Nikon with the new a7R IV ?

Post by kreygscott » Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:01 pm

You've made some good points there Bob. ;)

bobedwards
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Re: Has Sony just CRUSHED Canon and Nikon with the new a7R IV ?

Post by bobedwards » Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:34 pm

I'm not a Sony hater, they make some very good products but that does not include cameras ;)

TimHill
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Re: Has Sony just CRUSHED Canon and Nikon with the new a7R IV ?

Post by TimHill » Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:02 pm

No such thing as a bad camera, to coin a phrase 'It's the 10 inches behind the camera that makes the difference' and always will.

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Re: Has Sony just CRUSHED Canon and Nikon with the new a7R IV ?

Post by dabhand16 » Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:03 am

bobedwards wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:11 pm
I believe the Z8 when it arrive will use the a7R IV sensor (don't know how true that is) but the Z8 will be much better designed in terms of usability.
The sensors in Nikon cameras are made by Sony but to Nikon specs and Nikon own the intellectual property. They are not the same as the sensors in Sony cameras.

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