Today we will not only see the light of the new super small Panasonic GM1. Lomo launched a teaser and says it will unveil a “mystery” product today. And they mention that it will have to do with Micro 4/3 too!
And now it’s here! Someone called it the Full Frame OMD, or the Full Frame for the masses. I am talking about the Sony A7 (or A7r) that it’s now available at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). You judge from the image on top if the OMD and A7 are really close. The one thing that is cool on the A7-A7r is that you can fit MFT lenses in crop mode by using that Fotodiox MFT to NEX adapter (Click here)!
Here are some OMD vs A7 info:
– The A7-A7r advantages are: Higher MP count, larger FF sensor, Better High ISO, A7 body for $1700 only.
– The OMD advantages are: way faster AF, smaller lenses, 5 axis stabilization that works on all lenses, much better weather sealing and almost half the price.
So why is the Sony announcement that important?
1) FF never was as cheap as now and challenges the high end APS-C MFT models
2) Sony-Olympus partnership lead to have a close A7-OMD design, and same EVF. And 5 axis IBIS will be used in some future Sony models too
3) I am curious to see if Olympus will go FF too (would be easy now that they have access to Sony sensors).
4) Eventually Olympus could make some lenses for the E-mount FF.
5) Our OM-lenses now can work on a FF digital camera.
A full test roundup and worldwide preorder list can be found on SonyAlphaRumors.com (Click here).