During PhotoPlus Expo, I always end up looking at and trying out new cameras. I can not resist. This year I have the urge to replace my Sony A7. While the camera works fine, it’s getting a little older now. I like having a mirrorless for my everyday camera, and Nikon still has not released one, they did release a new DSLR though.
While walking the floor a Photo Plus Expo, my friend Scott wanted to check out the new Nikon D850, I joined him. I have been using Nikon for a long time, but have slowly been losing interest in their cameras. Currently, I use the Nikon D750 for work. It’s a good camera and I wondered how the D850 measured up because I was not a fan of the previous D8XX models.
The Nikon D850 is a pleasant surprise. When I held the camera, with a 50mm 1.8g the weight of the camera was quite nice. It seemed lighter than I predecessors. When I looked the viewfinder and hit the shutter I noticed the fantastic autofocus speed. The shutter speed was great but the sound of the shutter was much quieter than I remembered and the silent shutter in live view actually worked. While this camera is not on my wishlist it is a nice evolution for the series.
The Sony booth was right next to the Nikon booth and there was an opportunity to see the New Sony A7rIII, the direct competitor of the Nikon D850. Looking at the specs, the A7III is basically the lovechild of the Sony A9 and the A7rII. The new battery was a nice touch as well. The camera had two card slots, better ISO capabilities and a few more features Sony users wanted ( you can read a better description of the camera here). While this camera did not make my wish list, it’s awesome. Sony did surprise me with this camera
At the end of photo plus expo, I found myself wanting to buy a Sony A7rII. I do not mind being a slight step behind with my camera. I have been using and Sony A7 for years now and it still works fine. If I were to get the A7rII it would be a huge upgrade.