A7 and A7R are the worlds first full frame mirrorless cameras

Sony has announced two new digital cameras – the A7 and A7R -- that it claims to be the world's first full-frame mirrorless cameras. The A7R has a 36.4-megapixel effective resolution and uses a 35mm Exmor CMOS sensor.

The Sony A7 camera has 24.3-megapixel resolution and uses the same 35mm Exmor CMOS sensor and features a fast hybrid autofocus system. Both of the cameras use Sony's new BIONZ X processor to provide fast AF capability and feature a XGA OLED Tru-finder.

The cameras are also capable of recording full HD 60p video recording, have integrated Wi-Fi and NFC technology, and are also dust/moisture resistant.

Sony A7R

The A7R will be available "body-only" for $2,300. The A7 will be available with a 28-70 mm F3.5-f 5.6 full frame lens for around $2,000. The A7 will also be available “body-only” for $1,700. Sony will also offer LA-EA3 and LA-EA4 mount adapters in December for $200 and $350 respectively.

The other the Sony camera fits into Sony's Cyber-shot line and is called the RX10. The camera has a 1.0-type 20.2-megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor. It is a super zoom camera boasting 24-200 mm F2.8 Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnas T zoom lens.

Sony Cyber-shot RX10
The camera also uses the BIONZ X processing engine and autofocus system. The camera is capable of shooting 1080p/60 HD video and can shoot bursts at up to 10 frames per second with continuous autofocus. Other features include integrated Wi-Fi, NFC, and the ability to connect to Android or iOS devices.
The camera will be available in November for $1,300.

Sources: Sony [1], [2]

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