|1/250 sec @ f/11, ISO 100|
My early impressions were born out, substantiating the many glowing reviews of this full-frame 36MP mirrorless camera. Images were tack sharp with vibrant colors, the camera was fast and responsive, and it gave good results in low light. Of course, this superior prime lens was a key factor.
Most of all, the Sony a7R was a dream to carry around. On a five-hour, 12-mile hike with 2,000 feet of climb, through a dark and misty forest, I barely noticed the camera slung over my shoulder on a BlackRapid strap. When I wanted to grab a shot, it came to life quickly, though perhaps with some lag in lighting up the electronic viewfinder.
|1/60 sec @ f/8, ISO 2000|
The Sony's menu system and controls take some getting used to. It's worth spending the time to set it up to your liking before ever clicking the shutter. Once set, and once you get used to the control layout, it's easy to manage common tasks such as white balance, bracketing, continuous or single shooting, and exposure mode and settings.
|1/60 sec @f/2.8, ISO 4000|
I've been quite skeptical of mirrorless cameras until this year, with the arrival of the Fujifilm X-T1 and the Sony a7 line. They've now reached maturity.
NOTE: The camera used for this review was paid for by the reviewer and obtained through BorrowLenses.com. No compensation was received for this review.