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Re: Why are people not buying Sony's Swiss Army knife "A7cr"


Having a A7RIV, the A7RV was the next logical step for me. But as I travel a couple months a year with my wife, I wanted a 2nd smaller/lighter camera body and to use with my smaller set of primes. When the A6700 was announced I got interested as it had a front control dial, which is why I was not interested in a A7C, and the improved menus/AF and subject detection tracking of the A7RV. Then the rumors of the A7CII/R with the same feature set appeared and I knew that 1 of these 3 compact bodies was the best step for me.

Once they were all announced and I compared features, though I was most interested initially in the A7CR, the one that made the most sense and by far was the best buy, was the A6700. It costs 50% less than the A7CII and just a bit less than half the cost of the A7CR. But it has a mechanical shutter, which because I use fast f1.4 to f2 primes for people photography, was very important to me, plus it has the fastest FPS for my wildlife and airplane photography. Same overall AF, with subject detection, menus, build and layout, just a slightly different button layout. And now come to find it the only one with a built-in extended silicone eyecup. As I shoot a lot on bright sunny days, living in a desert area, this eyecup is important and I am kinda shocked that the A7CII/R did not use the same one as the EVF is otherwise identical. The pricing difference is not a small amount, actually I was able to buy the A6700 and the new Sony 70-200mm F4 G Macro lens for just $50 more than the retail price of the A7CR alone

Could not be happier with this new setup and the A7CR is no longer on my wishlist. Next year I will most likely trade up my A7RIV to the RV, so both bodies have the same menus/features.



Dec 13, 2023 at 10:40 AM
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Re: Why are people not buying Sony's Swiss Army knife "A7cr"


Having a A7RIV, the A7RV was the next logical step for me. But as I travel a couple months a year with my wife, I wanted a 2nd smaller/lighter camera body to use with my smaller set of primes. When the A6700 was announced I got interested as it had a front control dial, which is why I was not interested in a A7C, and the improved menus/AF and subject detection tracking of the A7RV. Then the rumors of the A7CII/R with the same feature set appeared and I knew that 1 of these 3 compact bodies was the best step for me.

Once they were all announced and I compared features, though I was most interested initially in the A7CR, the one that made the most sense and by far was the best buy, was the A6700. It costs 50% less than the A7CII and just a bit less than half the cost of the A7CR. But it has a mechanical shutter, which because I use fast f1.4 to f2 primes for people photography, was very important to me, plus it has the fastest FPS for my wildlife and airplane photography. Same overall AF, with subject detection, menus, build and layout, just a slightly different button layout. And now come to find it the only one with a built-in extended silicone eyecup. As I shoot a lot on bright sunny days, living in a desert area, this eyecup is important and I am kinda shocked that the A7CII/R did not use the same one as the EVF is otherwise identical. The pricing difference is not a small amount, actually I was able to buy the A6700 and the new Sony 70-200mm F4 G Macro lens for just $50 more than the retail price of the A7CR alone

Could not be happier with this new setup and the A7CR is no longer on my wishlist. Next year I will most likely trade up my A7RIV to the RV, so both bodies have the same menus/features.



Dec 13, 2023 at 10:39 AM
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Re: Why are people not buying Sony's Swiss Army knife "A7cr"


Having a A7RIV, the A7RV was the next logical step for me. But as I travel a couple months a year with my wife, I wanted a 2nd smaller/lighter camera body to use with my smaller set of primes. When the A6700 was announced I got interested as it had a front control dial, which is why I was not interested in a A7C, and the improved menus/AF and subject detection tracking of the A7RV. Then the rumors of the A7CII/R with the same feature set appeared and I knew that 1 of these 3 compact bodies was the best step for me.

Once they were all announced and I compared features, though I was most interested initially in the A7CR, the one that made the most sense and by far was the best buy, was the A6700. It costs 50% less than the A7CII and just a bit less than half the cost of the A7CR. But it has a mechanical shutter, which because I use fast f1.4 and f1.8 primes for people photography, was very important to me, plus it has the fastest FPS for my wildlife and airplane photography. Same overall AF, with subject detection, menus, build and layout, just a slightly different button layout. And now come to find it the only one with a built-in extended silicone eyecup. As I shoot a lot on bright sunny days, living in a desert area, this eyecup is important and I am kinda shocked that the A7CII/R did not use the same one as the EVF is otherwise identical. The pricing difference is not a small amount, actually I was able to buy the A6700 and the new Sony 70-200mm F4 G Macro lens for just $50 more than the retail price of the A7CR alone

Could not be happier with this new setup and the A7CR is no longer on my wishlist. Next year I will most likely trade up my A7RIV to the RV, so both bodies have the same menus/features.



Dec 13, 2023 at 10:16 AM
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Re: Why are people not buying Sony's Swiss Army knife "A7cr"


Having a A7RIV, the A7RV was the next logical step for me. But as I travel a couple months a year with my wife, I wanted a 2nd smaller/lighter camera body to use with my smaller set of primes. When the A6700 was announced I got interested as it had a front control dial, which is why I was not interested in a A7C, and the improved menus/AF and subject detection tracking of the A7RV. Then the rumors of the A7CII/R with the same feature set appeared and I knew that 1 of these 3 compact bodies was the best step for me.

Once they were all announced and I compared features, though I was most interested initially in the A7CR, the one that made the most sense and by far was the best buy, was the A6700. It costs 50% less than the A7CII and just a bit less than half the cost of the A7CR. But it has a mechanical shutter, which because I use fast f1.4 and f1.8 primes for people photography, was very important to me, plus it has the fastest FPS for my wildlife and airplane photography. Same overall AF, with subject detection, menus, build and layout, just a slightly different button layout. And now come to find it the only one with a built-in extended silicone eyecup. As I shoot a lot on bright sunny days, living in a desert area, this eyecup is important and I am kinda shocked that the A7CII/R did not use the same one as the EVF is otherwise identical. The pricing difference is not a small amount, actually I was able to buy the A6700 and the new Sony 70-200mm F4 G Macro lens for just $50 more than the retail price of the A7CR alone

Could not be happier with this new setup and the A7CR is no longer on my wishlist. Next year I will most likely trade up my A7RIV to the RV, so both have the same menus/features.



Dec 13, 2023 at 10:06 AM





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