Upload & Sell: Off
I went from a D800 to an A7R. I suppose I technically have not converted since I have yet to sell my D800, but the A7R performed well on its first serious trip into the field, so the Nikon will be going up for sale shortly.
I shoot mostly landscapes, so my view of the pros and cons is skewed in that direction.
- EVF: It's great to be able to magnify and see peaking right in the viewfinder
- Live View is better than the D800
- Size and weight make it easier to travel/hike/backpack (when a native ultrawide becomes available, I expect the overall system size/weight savings will become even more significant)
- Ability to adapt so many types of lenses
- Tilting LCD
- EVF: While I appreciate the benefits of an EVF that I listed above, I had expected the EVF quality to be higher. It was a surprise to discover it was inferior to the EVF on my E-M1 by a noticeable margin.
- No dual card slots (complicates my in-the-field backup strategy)
- No option for lossless compression of raw files (though I have yet to encounter an image that I can say was adversely affected by the compression)
- Image magnification for review is slow and clunky compared to the D800
- Shutter shock...while the effect is not huge with my favored focal lengths, it is there.
As for the question about whether I would choose to convert again, the answer is yes. The A7R could be a lot better than it is, but I still appreciate what it has to offer vs. the D800.