I just got back from San Francisco and I was able to test the new full sensor Sony A7R camera. This small sturdy camera has great ergonomics and a clean interface. Its much easier to use than the Sony Nex-7. Also most Sony digital cameras uses EVF unlike Canon and Nikon which have optical viewfinders. The advantage of having an Electronic View Finder is that you see the actual exposure right up to the time you click the shutter.
This is what recent buyers have to say about this camera.
The A7R is my “studio” camera and also for travel. The image quality is fantastic for portraits and landscapes. Like most folks, I’ve dreamed of having the raw power of a medium format camera, but spending ten to thirty thousand dollars was way out of the question. There was a lot of hype when the D800 came out and comparisons made to medium format produced results which were very comparable. Now two years later that level of power is a bit more affordable and very compact to boot!
To be sure, this camera, imho, doesn’t replace a DSLR. Fast-paced action ? The A7R is out of its depth. But, if you have time to shoot, it is truly wonderful. I have the Zeiss 35mm 2.8 lens which, despite its tiny size, delivers great results. I’ve used my Canon and Nikon lenses on the A7R with great success. For the first time ever I LOVE manual focus. It’s so easy on the A7R – focus magnification and peaking make it a piece of cake for landscape, portrait, street photography. Since I love to shoot at big apertures (1.2, 1.4), this is actually easier than with AF. The precision and ease to achieve it is truly astonishing.