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First Full-Sized Photos of the Sony A7 and A7r Full-Frames Surface Online

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Over the weekend, we got our first official glimpse at what the Sony A7 full-frame E-Mount mirrorless camera looked like. But that uber-blurry image has been replaced by a few official-looking full-sized photos that truly show what we have to look forward to.

It all started out with the photo below, an extremely blurry shot of the A7 that was still a big enough deal for major outlets to pick it up. It seemed to confirm previous rumors of an E-Mount that would be built a bit like an OM-D with the built-in EVF placed in the center.

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But now we have higher-res shots for you to feast your eyes on. Courtesy of Digicameinfo, we have 100% real and confirmed (according to SAR) shots of both the A7 and A7r in all of their tank-like glory.

The A7 is shown attached to the also-rumored 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens, which SAR calls “quite unexpected big (and well made),” while the more expensive and higher resolution A7r is shown attached to the 35mm f/2.8 Zeiss lens.

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The cheaper A7 will cost you $1,700 for the body only and $2,000 with the aforementioned kit lens, while the A7r will run $2,200 for the body only, with no kit price leaked just yet. You can find out more about the rumored specs for the two shooters by reading the rumor roundup here and these short updates here and here.

(via sonyalpharumors)


P.S. Sony has officially sent out invitations to a “stunning event” on October 16th, so it seems the rumored announcement date for the two full-frame shooters was spot on.


 
  • fuji fan

    2 issues. 1) now you have to put huge FF glass on that small body – whats the point. 2) that camera is pentax K-01 level ugly

  • Marko Jovanovic

    OK, it is small and lightweight, but it’s also full frame, so i guess it has to be able to hold relatively heavy lenses, and I’m not talking about 10kg tele-lens, even 24-80mm 2.8 full frame lens is probably heavy as camera itself, and if you don’t have good grip it’s probably quite inconvenient to handle such camera and lens …

  • Genkakuzai

    Nor did I ever claim it was. But it’s still a fact that the AF will lack in that regard, while the AF on the D800 does not. And that’s all I was saying.

  • bmassao

    I think the whole point of a mirrorless camera was to cut down size and weight. Anyway, I pretty much use prime lenses nowadays, so a 24-80mm is totally out of question for me.