The term "groundbreaking" gets used a lot in the technology world. But when it comes to cameras, there are few announcements that make us truly believe that change is in the air.
There's no doubt about it: A7 is a groundbreaking camera. It's a full-frame interchangeable lens camera (ILC) for less than AU$2000. Not only is it cheaper and lighter than some equivalent full-frame SLRs, it packs almost as many features — including a 24.3-megapixel sensor.
Design and features
Featuring a compact body design made from magnesium alloy and polycarbonate, the A7 feels sturdy despite its light weight (416g body only). There are dual control dials for exposure control, as well as a dedicated exposure compensation dial at the top of the camera. The body is sealed against dust and moisture and there is a headphone and 3.5mm microphone jack on the side of the camera for video-makers.