Dear Sony: Here Are a Bunch of Things We’d Like You to Do Please

When Sony first released its full-frame mirrorless cameras, there were plenty of problems and meaningful issues that needed to be addressed. In my view, Sony has been doing a brilliant job in fixing these problems, however, it seems there are still lots of things that could be better. My first Sony camera was the a7R II and as much as I enjoyed shooting with it, it had a few problems. Then main two issues were battery life and the overheating; especially when filming in 4k. Considering the fact that I bought it predominantly for it’s video features, the overheating was a major pain. Sony has done a lot to improve its cameras over the last few years and with the a7R III and a7R IV, they’ve almost perfected them; almost. In a recent video, fellow writer Ryan Mense discusses a whopping 21 things that need addressing. Going through the list, I have to say, a good number of them are things I hadn’t even considered. Clearly I’m not shooting with my Sony cameras often enough. My favorite points that Mense makes are the 2x crop mode and having a smaller raw option. I love the ability to go into crop mode, especially for video and having that increased to 2x crop would be helpful. On the a7R III you can crop in further when filming, however, it’s a bit of a pain having to punch in every time you want to go beyond 1.5x crop. Also, the smaller raw option would be incredibly useful because currently, Sony only offer a cropped mode which isn’t the same thing. Check out the full video linked above and I’d love to know if you have any suggestions of your own. 

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